SystemSpecs introduces Remita Suite for SMEs

SystemSpecs Limited, one of the nation’s leading IT solutions provider, has released its Remita SME Suite for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country. The SME Suite enables them to manage their financial transactions, ranging from funds collection to payments and payroll in a more convenient, data-driven and more efficient manner. The IT financial […]

First Bank to leverage fintech for innovative service delivery

First Bank of Nigeria Limited, on Thursday reiterated its commitment to taking its innovative services to a higher level for customers by leveraging Financial Technology (Fintech) value addition offerings. The bank’s Managing Director, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan, gave this in his address at the Fintech Summit hosted by the company in Lagos. Taggged, ‘FirstBank Fintech Summit […]

FG restates commitment to economic diversification drive

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has said that the Federal Government will continue to formulate policies that will promote the diversification of the nation’s economic base in order to ensure inclusive growth. Shittu made this remarks at the opening ceremony at the 15th International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Resolution 609 Consultation meeting and Radio Navigation […]

FG backs digitization of agric sector to enhance performance

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has promised the ministry’s readiness to support efforts that would digitize and improve the performance of the nation’s agriculture sector. Ogbeh made this known during the 2018 farmers’ open day forum held in Abuja. The forum was an awareness programme, organised by a group known […]

Instagram shuts down early Wednesday, up again

In the early hours of Wednesday, the largest sharing photo social media application, Instagram, was shut down for almost 30 minutes, shocking billions of users worldwide. The crisis came barely a few days after co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger resigned as the head of the social media network due to disagreement of the app […]

Amazon to raise U.S employees’ minimum wage to $15/hour

Amazon.com Inc said on Tuesday it would raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour for its U.S. employees from next month, as it faces criticism for pay disparity from lawmakers and labor unions, Reuters has reported. The online news report indicated that the move came at a time when the “Fight for Fifteen” movement, […]

Orange, MainOne sign telecoms connectivity investment pact

Orange Group and MainOne Cable Company have signed an agreement allowing for a major investment by Orange in MainOne, the West Africa submarine cable system. A news report distributed by African Press Organisation (APO) Group on the deal indicated that through the partnership Orange will acquire additional capacity, thereby reinforcing its position in the African […]

NITDA receives 407 sponsorship applications for Dubai ICT exhibition

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has received 407 start-up applications for sponsorship to the annual Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) scheduled for next month in Dubai. GITEX, an annual consumer computer and electronics trade show, exhibition, and conference that take place in Dubai draws participation from over 140 countries every year and attracts […]

Nigeria’s Internet users rise to 103.6m in July

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has reported that Internet users in Nigeria increased to 103.6 million in July, up from the 102,805,122 users in June. The increase represents 866,656 month-on-month growth. The industry regulator in its Monthly Internet Subscribers report released on Wednesday in Abuja, stated that Airtel, MTN and Globacom gained more internet subscribers during […]

Africa Registry launches solution for domain names in Africa

Africa Registry, a member of the CentralNic Group and leading provider of domain names for Africa since 2005, has launched a new programme from its gateway service RRPproxy to empower domain name vendors, registrars and resellers in Africa. The vendors are to sell domains using over 1,000 TLDs, and to benefit from a $50 free […]