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Microsoft Permanently Shuts Down Internet Explorer

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Tech giant, Microsoft is scheduled to permanently shut down its iconic browser, Internet Explorer (IE) on June 15, 2022. In April this year, the company advised organizations utilizing IE to proactively retire the browser. The company said, “Instead of waiting, we recommend that you schedule your own internal retirement date, the best way to prepare for IE disablement after June 15 is to proactively retire IE in your organizations before June 15.

NCC: MTN, Mafab To Launch 5G Services From August 24

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) announced that MTN Nigeria and Mafab Communications Limited would commence fifth-generation (5G) services from August 24, 2022. The Commission stated that this was confirmed by its management during a Board’s Special Meeting chaired by its Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta.

Telecom Mulls Hiking Of Call, Data Prices By 40%

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There are indications that the Telecommunication Service Providers in the country are set to hike the price of calls and data services they provide for Nigerians by 40% percent. According to a source, general Inflation in the market index and the cost of procuring diesel used in running the generators powering the telecom masts are the reason the telecoms are considering the new development. Unnecessary taxation and harassment from different government agencies against the service providers is another dimension given by the service providers for the expected hike in its tariffs.

NCC Alerts Nigerians On New Car Theft Pattern

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) crave the indulgence of telecom consumers and members of the public on an ongoing cyber-vulnerability that allows a nearby hacker to unlock vehicles, start their engines wirelessly and make away with the cars. The Commission revealed that the fact that car remotes are categorized as short-range devices that make use of radiofrequency (RF) to lock and unlock cars informed the need for the Commission to alert the general public on this danger, where hackers take advantage to unlock and start a compromised car.

2021: 44% Of Nigerian Companies Paid Ransom To Hackers

Tech Security

Sophos, a cyber security solutions firm based in the United Kingdom stated that 71% of Nigerian firms were attacked by ransomware in 2021 and 44% of the affected companies paid ransom to hackers in order to get their data back. The company made this known in a recent report titled ‘The State of Ransomware 2022’ which stated that Nigerian companies attacked with ransomware were 22% in 2020 compared to 71% in 2021.

Bar Outgoing Calls From Unlinked SIMs – FG

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The Federal Government has directed all telecommunication companies in Nigeria to bar outgoing calls on all unlinked Subscriber Identification Modules (SIM) cards. The directive was announced in a joint statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Ikechukwu Adinde, and the Head of Corporate Communications, National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), Kayode Adegoke.

NITDA Issues Code Of Practice For Facebook, Twitter, Others

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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has disclosed that interactive computer service platforms/internet intermediaries such as Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, among others are required to fulfill specific conditions in order to continue operations in Nigeria. This was made known on Monday in a document issued by NITDA, which stated that each online platform is required to register as a legal entity with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), comply with regulatory demands and tax obligations, and also appoint a country representative, who will interface with Nigerian authorities.

President Buhari Inaugurates Council On Digital Economy, E-Government

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President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the Presidential Council on Digital Economy and E-government on Friday, stating that his administration would adopt the advantages associated with digital technologies to transform every sector of the country’s economy. The President also directed the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami to chair the 27-man committee on his behalf and regularly update him on its progress.

Samsung To Launch Galaxy Z Fold 4 With 1TB

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Samsung’s upcoming Galazy Z fold4 has been leaking a lot lately, and with every new leak, it sounds a little less a smartphone and more like a tablet. According to the latest rumor, the foldable smartphone will have a version with a whopping 1TB of storage. That is going to be more than enough for even the most discerning power users. The design and most of the specifications of both Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Galaxy Z Fold 4 have leaked as well. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 will have a slightly bigger cover display, a thinner and lighter body, a bigger battery, and 25W fast charging. The Galaxy Z Fold 4 will reportedly feature a thinner and lighter body, wider cover and internal foldable displays, and improved cameras.

NIS Set To Introduce Passport Tracking System

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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) stated that it has introduced a tracking system to enhance the process of issuance and collection of passports. The Acting Comptroller-General, NIS, Idris Jere disclosed this to journalists during a virtual media briefing. According to him, “The NIS has introduced a passport tracking system. With the system, applicants can now trace the status of their passports from the comfort of their homes.

FCCPC Orders MultiChoice To Increase Suspension Of Subscription

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MultiChoice Nigeria is the Subsidiary company of MultiChoice Africa, owner of DStv and GOtv has received directives from the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) to increase the number of times subscribers suspend subscriptions to at least four times annually. More so, MultiChoice had allowed suspension of accounts for a fixed period between seven to fourteen days twice yearly

MTN Becomes First African Company To Invest In Metaverse, Buys 144 Plots Of Digital Land

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MTN has become the first African company to enter the metaverse by purchasing virtual land in Africarare. MTN made this known in a statement released on its website titled, ‘MTN Group becomes the first African company to enter the metaverse with land ownership on Africarare’.

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