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Nigeria To License New Broadband Providers — VP Osinbajo

Nigeria To License New Broadband Providers — VP Osinbajo

  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has announced plans by the Federal Government to expand the broadband coverage of the country through the licensing of private broadband providers.   He said this while inaugurating the Google for Nigeria event at the Landmark Centre, Lagos, on Thursday.   He said that the measure would improve the digital […]

U.S. Energy Regulator Wants More Disclosure Of Cyber Attacks

  The U.S. government on Thursday asked power generators to disclose more information about cyber attacks amid growing concern that foreign hackers could disrupt the electric grid.   The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), an energy industry regulator, called for the power industry’s regulating body, the North American Electric Reliability Corp, to expand the rules. […]

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Nigeria Establishes Committee To Monitor Broadband Penetration

  The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has established Broadband Implementation Committee to fast track the deployment of infrastructure to raise broadband penetration in the country.   Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC made this disclosure at the commission’s stakeholders’engagement meeting with relevant state agencies in charge of telecommunications matters.   […]

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South Africa: Facebook More Than Just A Networking Platform — Kekana

  Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana says social media platforms like Facebook have become more than just a networking site, they are now used for news, marketing and even campaigning. Speaking at the inaugural Facebook NGO DAY in Sandton, Johannesburg, @Pinky_Kekana1 said a study had revealed that 18 million South Africans have Facebook accounts. About […]

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South Africa Must Embrace 4th Industrial Revolution To Remain Competitive

  South Africa needs to embrace the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution or risk being less competitive globally, says Deputy President David Mabuza. The Deputy President said this when answering questions at the National Council of Provinces on Thursday afternoon. He said last month, in his Capacity as the Chairperson of the Human Resource […]

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South Africa: Government Considers Implementing Coding In Schools

  By Iliya Kure South Africa says it will consider introducing computer coding in it’s education system. “The time has come for us to introduce basic coding in our education system,” Communications Deputy Minister Pinky Kekana said on Wednesday, while addressing the IBM South Africa annual Think Johannesburg conference, held at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. […]

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Investment Firms Dump Facebook Over Data Privacy

Several socially conscious investment firms are selling or rethinking their Facebook Inc holdings, unsatisfied by the company’s moves to strengthen personal data protection. They are not comfortable with online safety after scandals involving the improper sharing of users’ information. The retreat from the world’s largest social media network is one of the sharpest responses by […]

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IT Expert Tasks Africa To Deepen Usage Of STI Toward Rapid Development

  Chairman, Africa Digital Consult Ltd., Mr Evan Woherem, has urged African countries to fully embark on industrialisation through the deployment of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI). Woherem made the call on Wednesday in Abuja in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He said such effort would assist Africa to employ technology […]

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