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About 14,639 Porting Activities Were Recorded By Telecom Operators In February — NCC

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According to a report published by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on its website, telecommunications operators carried out 14,639 Mobile Number Portability activities in February 2019.

Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp Users Hit By System Failure

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For more than two hours, the Facebook company social media apps were down globally, with users having difficulties accessing them. Users of Facebook and Instagram complained of inaccessibility while those accessing the "fb.com" domain expressed their dissatisfaction about the domain being unavailable for more than two hours.

NCC Assures An Increase Broadband Access

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The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, has said the commission is ready to drive the process of attaining 70 percent broadband penetration in the next couple of years.

95m Invalid SIM Data Jeopardizes National Interest-NCC

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has disclosed that about 95.7 million subscribers have been improperly registered since the exercise started in 2011, making the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card data
The Executive Commissioner, Stakeholder Management at NCC, Mr Sunday Dare, who was represented by Mr Efosa Idehen, the Director, Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement at the commission made the statement during the South-south regional sensitisation workshop on the dangers of fraudulently-activated SIM cards organised by the commission in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Invest in Nigeria’s ICT Park, FG Urges Huawei

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As part of efforts to ensure a digital world for it teeming youths, the Federal Government of Nigeria has urged Huawei Technologies to invest in the Nation's ICT Park with a view to empowering youths with ICT knowledge and skills. Nigeria Minister of Communications Adebayo Shittu made the appeal on behalf of the Federal Government during a meeting with the Supervisory Board of Huawei Technologies in Lagos.

NIMC Obtains Info Security For Data Protection

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The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has obtained the highest global standards for Information Security Management System (ISMS), making it one of the few Government-owned facilities certified under the platform in Africa, Vanguard reports.

Julian Assange Arrested By Met-PoliceIn London

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Julian Assange who is the co-founder of Wikileaks has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London over a pending sexual assault case that has since been dropped. The Metropolitan Police Service arrested Mr. Assange who took refuge in at the Ecuadorian embassy seven years ago for failing to surrender to the court.

Facebook Instagram And WhatsApp Suffer Outage

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Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, and Messenger suffered a seventeen-hour partial outage yesterday 13th March. The outage rendered the social network apps inaccessible to millions of users across the globe, leading to numerous complaints online.

Global search engine, Google has announced that it would be making a donation of $3.1 million to online encyclopedia, Wikipedia this year. According to TruNews, the announcement was made during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

BlackBerry Messenger Consumer Service Sets To Shut Down

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One time instant messenger and cell phone giant BlackBerry has announced that it will be shutting down its BBM consumer service on 31st May 2019, this is because Users have moved on to other platforms such as Telegram, WeChat, Facebook Messanger and Whatsapp.

FG To Commence Use Of “.Gov.Ng” Emails For Civil Servants

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The Federal Government has concluded plans to move all official government documents and exchanges to a more secure domestic security infrastructure. This is in a renewed security ethos designed to permeate through all tiers of government and its agencies and to protect state mechanism from deliberate and unintended abuse.

EU Sanction Google For $1.7 Billion For Blocking Rivals Ads

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Alphabet Inc unit Google was fined 1.49 billion euros ($1.7 billion) on Wednesday, by the European Union for restricting rivals ads on some websites sold by its rivals. 

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