MTN budgets $1.6bn for investment in Nigeria

Posted by - January 29, 2020

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, has expressed delight as the Mobile Telephone Network (MTN) budgeted 1.6 billion dollars to invest in the Nigerian market within the next three years. Pantami disclosed this in a statement signed by Mrs Phil Oshodin, Director Press and Public Relations, on Tuesday in Abuja, when

Nigeria: Gombe Keys into ICT For Development

Posted by - January 24, 2020

Gombe State government has restated its commitment towards embracing Information Communication Technology (ICT) as panacea to 21st century challenges and socio-economic development. Deputy governor, Dr Manassah Daniel Jatau stated this when the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) rose from its meeting recently at NGF’s Secretariat in Abuja. The deputy governor, who represented Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya,

LG South Africa unveils newly-relocated head office, factory

Posted by - January 24, 2020

LG South Africa recently unveiled its new relocated head office – which now includes a new LG brand shop on the same premises – in Midrand, Johannesburg. The South Korean multinational electronics company has also relocated its factory from Germiston to Durban – which it will unveil today. SA optimism President of LG MEA James

Lufthansa selects Google Cloud as strategic partner

Posted by - January 24, 2020

The Lufthansa Group has selected Google Cloud as its strategic partner to optimise operational performance and minimise the impact of irregularities on its passengers. The aim is to build a platform that will suggest scenarios to return to a stable flight plan in the event of irregularity so that passengers still arrive at their destinations

Tunisia, India sign deal to set up ICT center

Posted by - January 24, 2020

Tunisia and India have signed a memorandum of understanding to set up an information and communications technology (ICT) innovation center. The MoU was signed by acting Tunisian Foreign Minister Sabri Bachtobji and visiting Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. The two officials discussed various aspects of Tunisian-Indian cooperation as well as a host of regional and

Twitter direct messages now support emoji reactions

Posted by - January 23, 2020

In this file photo taken on September 4, 2019 shows the logo of the US social networking website Twitter, displayed on a smart-phone screen, in Lille, northern France. – Several features on Twitter were down on October 2, 2019, the platform said, with users from Japan to the USA reporting they were unable to log

WhatsApp welcomes Dark Mode on Android

Posted by - January 23, 2020

WhatsApp finally has introduced a Dark Mode feature, after hinting at it several months ago. The messaging app, with more than 1.5 billion active accounts, has rolled out the feature for users on the beta channel – which means that anyone who updates their WhatsApp for Android to version 2.20.13 will have the chance to

MTN Ghana to reward customers with 2GB data beginning today

Posted by - January 23, 2020

Mobile telecommunication giant, MTN will from today January 23, 2019 compensate its data customers who suffered disruption to their internet services due to cut to a submarine cable. The 2GB data which is a goodwill bonus package will be sent to the data account of the customers and not the website. In a statement, the

YouTube appoints Alex Okosi as MD of emerging markets: EMEA

Posted by - January 23, 2020

YouTube announced the appointment of Alex Okosi as managing director of emerging markets for YouTube in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Alex Okosi is the newly appointed managing director of emerging markets for YouTube in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), effective April 2020. Okosi will be responsible for running YouTube’s business and partnership

9mobile Launches AI Personal Digital Customer Assistant

Posted by - January 23, 2020

9mobile has reaffirmed its commitment to a superior experience for its customers with the launch of ‘Enin’, a personal digital customer assistant on the 9mobile network. ‘Enin’, an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled chatbot solution, is the first-of-its-kind by any Nigerian telco which provides virtual assistance to customers and interacts with them as a human would. According