Danbatta, Rudman, Krish join Uwaje @2019 Nigeria DigitalSENSE forum on IG4D *ATCON rally members

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta to lead speakers to the 10th Nigeria DigitalSENSE Forum on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D) and Nigeria IPv6 Roundtable slated for Thursday, June 20, 2019 in Lagos. Danbatta, would give a keynote on the main theme: Connecting...... read more


Upgrade to avoid trouble, WhatsApp advises users

WhatsApp has asked users to upgrade to the latest version of its popular messaging app following a report that users could be vulnerable to having malicious spyware installed on phones without their knowledge. Financial Times had reported the vulnerability in WhatsApp, saying it could allow attackers inject spyware on phones by ringing...... read more


World's biggest plane makes first flight

The world'snlargest plane took off in the Mojave desert in the United States on Saturday, opening a new chapter in the private space business that is already booming. It has been dubbed the Stratolaunch. It’s got six engines, two fuselages and a wingspan wider than a football pitch. The craft has...... read more


15 years after, Glo hits 40million subscribers *Leads in voice, data subscriptions

Grandmaster of data, Globacom, has upped the ante days after clocking 15 years in business, with a posting of 40.3million customer base, given an additional 214,646 new subscribers in the month of August alone. The cheery news came from telecom industry report for August released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC),...... read more


Nigeria’s DBI hosts ITU workshop on Internet governance in Africa

Nigeria will host this year’s ​​​​​​​International Telecommunications Union (ITU) annual regional human capacity building workshop on “Strengthening capacities in Internet governance in Africa”​, according to Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, Administrator of the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI). The event to be held at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja, Nigeria, from 27-29...... read more


NBC comes hard on DAAR, fines National radio outfit

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), has fined DAAR Communications (owner of AIT/Raypower) N500,000 for persistent violation of the provisions of the Nigeria Broadcasting Code. NBC’s Head of Public Affair, Maimuna Jimada, via a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja, said comments made on Raypower’s programme “Political Platform” was against the broadcasting...... read more


Anambra plans big for Digipreneur Week 2018 *Google, Facebook, Twitter, others, coming

Launched in Awka, Anambra State in 2016, Digipreneur Week, formerly known as Social Media Hangout, from being a one-day gathering of social media influencers has grown to become a point of convergence for the best brains in digital entrepreneurship covering Exhibition, Networking, Training, Summit and Hangout.  Digipreneur Week 2018 is a...... read more


NDSF 2018: IPv6 Council, NIG commend DigitalSENSE, say its fore-bearer of IG4D

The IPv6 Council Nigeria  and Nigeria Internet Group (NIG), have commended the management of DigitalSENSE Africa Media, for the consistency in providing Internet stakeholders in Nigeria the platform to evolve and align with the global eco-system, describing DigitalSENSE Africa as ‘fore-bearers’ of good news on Internet Governance for Development (IG4D). Speaking...... read more


Countdown to NiOMA Awards: Minister, Zinox boss, sign in

Momentum is already building up for the first edition of the Nigerian Online Merit Award (NiOMA), a major dimension in the nation’s thriving online publishing business. With the signing in of Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, and foremost Africa’s Serial Digital Entrepreneur, Leo Stan Ekeh, the organisers are already counting their...... read more


Ahead of 2019, Buhari begins a clamp down on online newspapers

The old tactics of killing the kingmakers to prevent them from crowning others, may have led President Muhammadu Buhari to commence a massive clamp down on the social media, which played a large role in bringing him to power. Reports from the Sunday Tribune, a national newspaper, indicate that the Federal...... read more


Enugu-Onitsha, six other highways Nigeria's worst roads ever

The Onitsha-Enugu, Kabba-Kafanchan, Benin bypass, Mokwa-Jebba, Lokoja-Ajaokuta, Aba-Obigbo and Idoma-Benue highways have been listed as among Nigeria’s worst roads, according to a survey by SBM Intelligence. SBM Intelligence, a geopolitical and socio-economic research firm, undertook a study of the state of Nigeria’s major expressways by obtaining feedback from the roads’ most...... read more


AMAZING: How 13billion Yahoo account were hacked in one year alone

Yahoo on Tuesday said that all 3billion of its accounts were hacked in a 2013 data theft, tripling its earlier estimate of the size of the largest breach in history, in a disclosure that attorneys said sharply increased the legal exposure of its new owner, Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N). The news...... read more


New Technology: Britain queues behind France, Germany; set to scrap diesel, petrol car in 2040

Britain will ban the sale of new petrol and diesel-powered cars from 2040 as part of a plan to get them off the roads altogether 10 years later, Environment Minister Michael Gove said on Wednesday. It follows a similar announcement earlier this month by the French government, while German cities including...... read more


NPC/AMNETT holds parley on New Media *Focuses on opportunities, flaws

Attempts to maximise opportunities presented by the new media and manage electronic vandalism in Nigeria, will be the focus of a two-day workshop, which will commence today (Tuesday) in Lagos. The workshop, which is a collaboration between the African Media Network and the Nigerian Press Council, according to a statement by...... read more


Life outside earth: Chinese students go into 200-day confinement *To recycle urine

University students in Beijing have been locked into two bunkers for 200 days, during which time they'll be recycling everything - even their urine - to simulate living in a space station or on another planet. The students are contributing to the Lunar Palace 365 Project, which is exploring how humans...... read more


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