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Facebook opens first African office in Johannesburg

Nunu Ntshingila, Head of Facebook, Africa

Facebook has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. Based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, Facebook’s newest business office will be headed by Ogilvy veteran, Nunu Ntshingila, the company’s new Head of Africa. Facebook is already an important part of how […]

Nigerian appointed secretary of CTO

Shola Taylor, appointed secretary of Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation

A Nigerian Shola Taylor has been appointed secretary-general of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), an international organisation headquartered in London. Taylor is expected to start in this new role on 17 September this year. Taylor is the chief executive officer of Kemilinks International, a global ICT consultancy firm based in Lagos. A telecommunications engineer by […]

Etisalat sells 85% stake in Tanzania’s Zantel

Etisalat Experience Centre

United Arab Emirates telecom operator, Etisalat has agreed to sell its 85 per cent stake in Zanzibar Telecom Limited (Zantel) to Sweden’s Millicom, it said on Friday. In a statement in Abu Dhabi, Etisalat said Zantel will have up to $32 million in net current liabilities at close of the deal. According to the deal, […]

Unused SIM cards increases to 51.4m in April – NCC

Eugene Juwah, NCC Boss

The Nigerian Communications Commission says unused Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards on telecommunication operators’ networks increased from 50,615,202 in March to 51,464,766 as at April 2015. This was contained in the commission’s “Monthly Subscriber Data” obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos. The data showed that the dormant numbers increased by […]

16 Years Of Democracy: Glo Celebrates Nigerians

Mike Adenuga Jr, Chairman, Globacom

Indigenous telecommunications solutions provider, Globacom, says 16 years of uninterrupted democratic experiment and the successful transition of power to a new civilian government calls for celebration. The company observed that democracy has indeed grown in the country in the last sixteen years and this was manifested in the last general elections in which an incumbent […]

Fuel Scarcity: Airtel may pull the plugs

CEO/MD Airtel Nigeria Segun Ogunsanya

Telecommunication outfit, Airtel has issued a statement on the current diesel and petroleum product scarcity in Nigeria, noting that, the adverse effect would impact on both voice and data services. In a statement issued today the telco said: “Airtel Networks Limited wishes to inform our customers and the general public that the prevailing situation in […]

Energy crisis grounds economic activities, MTN warns of operational disruptions

Fuel Queue

Social and economic activities in Nigeria is gradually grinding to a halt as acute energy crisis is forcing many businesses to either completely shut down or scale down their operations. While most petrol stations across the country have remained under lock and key as a result of the disagreement between the Federal Government and oil […]


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