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Stop Disruption Of Access To Internet, Digital Technologies In Nigeria, Group Urges FG

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Media Rights Agenda (MRA) has urged the Federal Government to urgently stop the spate of disruption of access to the Internet and other digital technologies in Nigeria. MRA said the government should henceforth prevent security agencies and regulatory bodies from intentionally interfering in different ways with the rights of individuals to seek, […]

NCC Restates Commitment In Protecting Nigerian Consumers

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has reiterated it’s commitment in protecting and empowering consumers irrespective of their class from unfair practices by service providers. It therefore, urged consumers to always explore its various complaint channels to register their dissatisfaction with Service providers for promt action by the federal government’s agency . Executive […]

Two Tech Firms Partner On Fleet Technology Solutions In South Africa

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Two frontline tech companies have entered into a new partnership with the aim of providing fleet technology solutions in South African markets at reasonable prices. The collaboration between integrated tech-services provider, TR Tech and disruptive full-stack fleet-tech startup, LocoNav will provide state-of-the-art GPS, IoT, and Vehicle Telematics solutions in South African. TR […]

NGO Launches ‘Kpoturum App’ For Reporting Cases Of Violence Against Women, Girls In S/East

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) –  The Alliances for Africa (AfA) Mission, an NGO, has launched ‘Kpoturum App’ for reporting and documenting cases of violence against women and girls in South-East, Nigeria. The App was launched during a One-Day Media Engagement to Launch and Popularise ‘Kpoturum App’: A Registry for Reporting and Documenting Cases of Violence Against Women […]

AUN Software Engineering Student Develops Financial Transaction App “Zinger Wallet”

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A final-year Software Engineering student of the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Mr. David Edijala, has launched an innovative new payment platform: “Zinger Wallet.” This app was created to address problems with payment methods in Nigeria, especially with cash, bank transfers, and POS machines. “Zinger Wallet” allows businesses to receive payments in […]

NIN-SIM Data Linkage Will Boost National Security, Says NCC

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), has enjoined mobile phone network subscribers in the country to embrace the ongoing National Identity Number NIN sim data linkage exercise, saying it will improve national security. Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, (EVC) Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, who stated this while addressing consumers at the NCC […]

Nigerian Lady Develops App For Reporting Rape Cases

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – A Nigerian lady based in Kano, Saadat Aliyu, has created an android application ‘Helpio App’ for reporting sexual abuse cases.The app, ‘Helpio App’ was launched on August 6, 2020, on Playstore.She said: “You can go to the Play store, search for it and install it. After Installation, you can sign up using […]

Massive Anti-Gender Discrimination Protest Hits Google Offices

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Staff at the Google offices around the world Thursday stage an unprecedented series of walkouts in protest against the company’s treatment of women. The employees in the protest are demanding several key changes in how sexual misconduct allegations are dealt with at the firm, including a call to end forced arbitration – a […]

$6.8m Fraud: EFCC Drags Globacom to Court

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) -The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC has dragged an indigenous GSM service provider Globacom to a special court, over alleged fraud up to the tune of $6,786,674.61. EFCC prosecuting Counsel Mr. A.B.C. Ozioko, in the charge sheet, claimed that the telecommunication firm and another party, Israni acted contrary to Section 1(2)(3) of […]

9Mobile Sale: NCC Chairman Allegedly Changes Rules to Favour Smile Telecoms

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Chairman, Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission NCC, Chief Olabiyi Durojaiye is being accused of manipulating the ongoing moves to sale one of the Nigerian Telecommunication giants, 9mobile. Durojaiye’s  sudden ”change of rules” is being speculated to favour a telecommunication firm – Smile Telecoms Holdings against other more qualified companies. It […]

Uber Picks Expedia’s Khosrowshahi as New CEO

Photo caption: Dara-khosrowshahi (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Uber’s board has selected Dara Khosrowshahi, the head of Expedia, to serve as its new chief executive, according to two people familiar with the decision, as the troubled Silicon Valley company looks to turn over a new leaf. The unanimous vote on Sunday came after months of infighting, leaks […]

Etisalat Nigeria Says Brand, Name Change Will Not Affect Its Services

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Operator of Etisalat Nigeria – Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Ltd (EMTS) Tuesday declared that the operations of the fourth Nigerian GSM provider will not be affected despite the expected change of brand. Etisalat International Monday finally announced its withdrawal Monday but gave its Nigerian arm the next three weeks for […]

EU Slams $2.7bn Fine on Google Over Alleged Fraudulent Practices

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – US Internet search engine – Google has been slammed with the fine $2.7bn by the European Commission EU over alleged abuse of its power. Specifically, EU is accusing Google of promoting its own shopping comparison service at the top of search results. The fine came amidst complaints by many firms […]

MTN Reacts to $8.5 Million Fine Received from Rwanda Regulatory Agency

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) has slammed a fine of US$ 8.5 million on the Telecommunication Giant, MTN over non-compliance with its directives. African Examiner gathered that  RURA directed MTN not to include MTN Rwanda in the MTN South and East Africa (SEA) IT hub based in Uganda but the company […]

Apple Appeals Against EU Alleged Illegal Tax Arrangements

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – After being sanctioned, tech giant, Apple has filed an appeal against a European Union, which ordered it to pay €13bn (£11bn) in back taxes in the Republic of Ireland. It would be recalled that in August, the EU ruled that Apple’s tax arrangements in Ireland were illegal and demanded the […]

Apple Absolves Self From iPhone Battery Fire Cases

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Apple has linked “external factors” to some iPhone battery “fires” in China. Eight users so far, have complained to Shanghai’s consumer watchdog that their iPhone 6 series handsets spontaneously combusted or exploded. Watchdog’s report quoted a customer as saying her iPhone 6S Plus exploded in August; shattering the screen and […]

BREAKING: NCC Orders Suspension of Planned Data Tariff Hike

By Ayo Balogun BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Barely 24 hours after the mobile telecommunication service providers announced 100 per cent data tariff hike, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has ordered the suspension of the plan. It would be recalled that one of the GSM providers MTN sent SMS to its subscribers Tuesday that 100 […]

Samsung Succumbs to Pressure; Considers Split into Two

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Following persistent pressure from the investors, Samsung Electronics has confirmed its resolve to consider the proposal to divide the company into two separate entities. Some investors have mounted pressure on the foremost Electronics giant to break itself into a holding unit and an operating company, so as to boost shareholders’ […]

Buhari Commends FB Founder, Zuckerberg For Inspiring Nigerian Youths

I Visit to Promote “fast and cheap” internet connectivity – Zuckerberg ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari Friday in Abuja commended the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Co-founder of foremost social networking website, Facebook, Mark Elliot Zuckerberg for sharing his wealth of knowledge with Nigerian youths and inspiring a new generation of entrepreneurs. […]

EU Orders Apple To Pay Ireland 11b Pounds In “Back Taxes”

BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The European Commission (EU) has ruled that Ireland should recover up to €13bn (£11bn) from the US giant Apple in back taxes. The Commission handed down the ruling after concluding its three years investigation. It held that Irish’s tax benefits were illegal. EU held that Ireland enabled Apple to pay […]

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