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Nigeria: PayU moves to connect businesses to N200bn online payment market

PayU has rolled out strategies to intensify efforts to connect businesses to Nigeria’s online payment market. Annual online payments in Nigeria is estimated to surpass N200 billion this year from N167 billion in 2016. Country Manager of PayU Nigeria, Ms Juliet Nwanguma,  said, “In order to pursue PayU’s aggressive expansion in the online payment market in Nigeria, we have identified businesses tha... »

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MTN Nigeria cuts 280 jobs

According to a report via Telecompaper, MTN has cut the jobs of 280 of its employees in Nigeria. The report reveals that those affected by the move include some 200 permanent employees and about 80 contract staff across various cadres, ranging from new graduates to senior managers. As revealed by the report, MTN is not yet done with the cuts as it intends to lay off over 1,800 permanent workforce ... »


Nigeria: Active phone subscribers on the rise

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that the number of active users of telecommunications services in the country increased to 154.53 million in December in 2016 from 153.95 million in November 2016. The NCC says in its Monthly Subscriber/Operator Data show that active telecommunications service customers increased by 580,330 in November. It said 154.12 million of the users s... »

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Nigeria: Wema Bank launches solar-powered bank on wheels

Nigeria’s Wema Bank has launched a new mobile branch, which has been dubbed “Wema Bank on Wheels.” According to the firm, the bank is meant to be a service that is accessible to everyone, no matter where they are in the country. Apart from being mobile, as well as fitted with two automated teller machines, the bank on wheels is also powered by solar energy – a feature that won it IBU 2016 Aw... »


Vodacom Nigeria pledges free internet to school in Lagos

According to a report via TelecomPaper, Vodacom Business Nigeria has pledged free Internet to the pupils of Saint Peter & Saint Paul School, managed by Loving Gaze, a non-profit organisation in Lagos to encourage learning among pupils. The firm’s Managing Director Lanre Kolade who donated a fully-equipped library to the school vowed to grant free internet to the school in 2017. Kolade said, ac... »

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Nigeria: Airtel and HNI partner provide free 3-2-1 public message service

Airtel Nigeria has partnered with Human Network International (HNI) in order to launch the 3-2-1 Service, a call-in system that provides free, on-demand information – ranging from healthcare to good governance – to Nigerians, including those in rural communities. The 3-2-1 Service, according to both parties, provides public service information – which is on-demand – to mobile pho... »


Nigeria: Glo connects more cities to LTE network

Globacom, a Nigerian telecom operator, has connected eight more cities to its LTE national network. According to a report via TelecomPaper, the new locations include: Okada (Igbinedion University), Ekpoma (Ambrose Alli University), Bonny, Escravos, Forcados, Abraka (Delta State University), Agbor (College of Education), and Sapele (Western Delta University). Globacom, according to the report, earl... »

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Huawei opens innovation and experience centre in Lagos

Huawei has revealed that it has launched an Innovation and Experience (I&E) centre in Lagos with an investment of USD 6 million. The centre, which according to the company is the first in West Africa, is set up to be an experience centre where people can witness global best practice, exchange ideas, explore business solutions through innovation, and also a platform to develop the ICT ecosystem... »