Archive for: December, 2014

Tertiary schools internet connectivity launched

Omobola Johnson, Nigeria ICT minister

from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA – MINISTER of Communication Technology and Chairman of the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), Dr Omobola Johnson, has commissioned the University Inter-Campus Connectivity (UnICC) project at the University of Lagos Medical School. UnICC is a collaborative effort between the USPF and Nigerian Research Education Network (NgREN). It represents […]

INEC ensures terror victims vote in 2015

INEC, Nigeria

from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA – THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is determined to ensure internally displaced persons (IDPs) participate in next year’s elections. A task force has been established to that effect. According to a press statement signed by Kayode Robert Idowu, Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, […]

Ghana mobile subscriptions soar

Serame Taukobong CEO, MTN Ghana

from RUSSELL ADADEVOH in Accra, Ghana ACCRA – GHANA’S mobile voice subscription base has exceeded 30 million after it grew by 6,81 percent in the first ten months of the year. The National Communication Authority (NCA) said a total of 1,57 million new subscribers on voice lines were recorded between January and October. NCA indicated […]

Dates, venue set for Connected Kenya

Connected Kenya

from MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI – PREPARATIONS for next year’s Connected Kenya have begun. The event is scheduled for Leisure Beach Lodge and Golf Resort in Diani, Mombasa on March 30 to April 2. It will be held under the theme, “The Strength in our Networks.” “Connected Kenya just got bigger. The event […]

UN envoy decries renewed Borno abductions

UN envoy, Mohamed Ibn Chambas

from OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria LAGOS – THE Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for West Africa (UNOWA) and High-Level Representative of the Secretary-General to Nigeria, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, condemned the renewed waves of attacks in Borno State in the North East. He bemoaned the continuous violence against innocent civilians, notably reported large […]

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