Internet users in Nigeria hit 104.6m in August –NCC

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Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 104.6 million in August, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. The NCC made this known on Monday in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for August posted on its website. According to the data, Airtel, MTN and Globacom gained more internet subscribers during the month under review, while was 9mobile only loser. The data also showed that overall internet users increased to 104, 628,342 in August from the 103,671,778 in July showing an increase of 956,564. The breakdown revealed that Airtel gained the…

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‘Embrace Internet, social media to advance journalism career’

  The Chairman of the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos State Council, Dr. Qasim Akinreti  has challenged Nigerian journalists to take advantage of the Internet resources to advance their career and improve humanity. According to Akinreti, it was time journalists in the traditional media became game changers in the use of the Internet, considering that it had resources that would enable practitioners to be on all social media platforms. He spoke at the launch of the Nigerian Journalist Internet Rights Imitative’ (NJIRI) and Tweet Conference organised by the International…

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Can Internet replace pay television in Nigeria?

  Back in 1996, when the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) licensed 38 internet service providers to sell internet services in Nigeria, many ICT experts expressed the view that the development would lead to the end of traditional television as a medium of influence. I do not think there is anybody in the modern age with a doubt that the internet is a powerful medium of communication. The belief that internet will replace traditional television is not peculiar to Nigeria. When the internet launched in America, many in the industry thought…

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Battling Internet recruitment scam

Internet fraudsters appear not to be giving up on their antics to hoodwink and dupe unsuspecting Nigerian job seekers as they once again penetrated Federal Government’s empowerment programme, N-Power. Sunday Ojeme reports   As the scourge of unemployment continues to bite Nigerians hard, their plight is increasingly worsened by the growing rate of recruitment scam, which comes in various shades. Recruitment scam occurs when fraudster poses as an employer or recruiter, and offers attractive employment opportunities, which require that the job seeker pays money in advance. To lure unsuspecting victims…

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Nigeria losing 72% Internet revenue to U.S., says report

Stakeholders are on accord that hosting domain names locally will curb capital flight Majority of .ng and .com.ng websites in Nigeria are hosted in the United States, making Nigeria lose about 72 per cent of revenue it should be generating through local hosting of such websites, a new report obtained by New Telegraph has revealed. The report on the use of domain names in the national domain of Nigeria name, .ng was carried out this December by a web-hosting company, HUB8. According to the report, out of the 34,000 sites,…

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9mobile Internet subscribers lament depletion of data

Some 9mobile MiFi subscribers yesterday expressed concern over the depletion of their data, in addition to the rising costs of the data bundle. According to them, the depletion is causing a lot of damages to their work and businesses, leading some to even dump the network’s MiFi. MiFi is a brand name used to describe a wireless router that acts as mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. Mr. Peter Okonkwo, a journalist, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that he was surprised that a 2-gigabyte data bundle recharge, which normally…

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