5G network safer than microwave - experts *We're planning rollout - FG

Stakeholders in the telecommunications  sector have affirmed that deployment of 5G technology pose no health risk to public health and safety, insisting that the danger is even less than the microwave ovens commonly used in homes. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, who allayed the fears of...... read more


BREAKING: WhatsApp to stop working on millions of phones from January 1

Millions of people across the world may lose the opportunity to use the popular instant messaging app, WhatsApp, as the mobile app manufacturers said it will cease to work on older devices, starting from Friday, January 1. Yahoo News, citing a report by TechRadar, said the app makers confirmed that those...... read more


BREAKING: Julius Berger, others, lose out, as Chinese firm wins Fourth Mainland Bridge contract

Construction giant, Julius Berger, is one of the companies that lost the bid to construct the Fourth Mainland Bridge, one of the most ambitious and high-profile projects Lagos would be embarking on, in the coming decades.   Reports say Lagos State Government has favoured six companies, excluding one of Nigeria’s most favoured...... read more


China to retaliate UK's ban on Huawei 5G network *US hails decision

China's ambassador on Tuesday, hinted at retaliation over the 'disappointing and wrong' decision to strip Huawei out of Britain's 5G network - adding it was 'questionable' if the UK can be an 'open and fair' business environment for firms from other countries.  Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said all of the firm's existing...... read more


Find COVID-19 cure, get N36million – Onu *Says science and tech crucial in post-pandemic economy

Science and Technology Minister, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has stated that any nation that seeks development must pay adequate attention to science and technology, saying Nigeria’s economy may have to rely on this in the face of dwindling revenue from oil and gas.  Onu told participants of Senior Executive Course No. 42...... read more


5G technology: Be quiet and learn from others, FG scolds Oyakhilome

For accusing President Muhammadu Buhari of ordering the lockdown of Abuja and Lagos, so as to install equipment for 5G networks in Nigeria, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, the founder and President of LoveWorld Incorporated, also known as Christ Embassy, came under a mild rebuke from the Federal Government, on Tuesday. Punch is...... read more


Four more 5G phone masts burnt down in the UK

Arsonists have torched more 5G phone masts following 'fake news' that the technology is linked to coronavirus, reports The Sun. As reported exclusively on Sun Online earlier this week, conspiracy theorists have been setting blazes and targeting engineers over claims 5G 'radiation' caused Covid-19 to spread. The theory originated last month after a...... read more


5-G rumour: It's dangerous nonsense, worst kind of fake news - UK

Conspiracy theories linking 5G masts with the spread of coronavirus have been branded ‘dangerous nonsense’ and ‘the worst kind of fake news’. Fire crews in the West Midlands and Merseyside have been called out to extinguish masts in recent days and Mobile UK, the trade body representing network providers, has said...... read more


Don’t panic 5G technology not coming to Nigeria yet – FG

Anxious Nigerians may not need to worry for now as Nigeria may not be installing the 5G Communications technology in the country, going by the position of Dr Isa Ali Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Technology. Pantami, in a statement, on Saturday, against the backdrop of th rumours that the...... read more


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


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