The Future Project and Microsoft Nigeria announces call for application for Accelerate the Economy through Youth in Enterprise

The Future Project in collaboration with Microsoft Nigeria today announced the call for application for accelerate the Economy through Youth in Enterprise (Accelerate LABS). Accelerate LABS is the activation of Small and Medium Scale Business Engines to accelerate economic development through enterprise development and technology. Through this intervention, the initiative will equip 2,160 youth across the six geo-political zones in the country to build socially inclined, high profit, and highly competitive enterprise capable of impacting the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country. “Microsoft, through our YouthSpark initiative seeks to…

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Internet subscribers hits 91.57m in June as Glo, 9mobile users decrease

The number of internet users in Nigeria’s telecommunications networks has increased to 91.6 million in June, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has said. The NCC made this disclosure in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for June 2017 on its website on Wednesday in Abuja. According to the data released, internet users increased to 91,598,757 in June as against 91,565,010 users recorded in May 2017, showing an increase of 33,747. The data also showed that the GSM service providers gained 33,747 internet customers after recording 91, 598.757 in June against 91,565,010…

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Breaking: Senate orders NCC to halt planned data tarrif hike

The Senate, Wednesday, ordered the Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC, to halt immediately, its planned hike in data tariff. The senate which mandated a Committee on Communication to carry out through oversight on the process to ensure that Nigerians are carried along in the process said it must ensure that Nigerians are not short changed by such hike. Describing it as a height of irresponsibility, the Senate which further mandated the Committee on Communications to investigate the allegations of failure of the service providers also said that “” It is very important…

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Interswitch buys over VANSO

Mobile and security focused financial technology provider, Value Added Network Solutions, VANSO, has announced the acquisition of 100% of the equity in the company by Interswitch Limited, pan-African digital payments and commerce company. With this development, the transaction will integrate the two businesses, and provide Interswitch with a market leading mobile banking and payments solution provider in Nigeria, while enabling Vanso to accelerate growth across an expanded range of geographies and products. Vanso’s existing shareholders will become shareholders of the Interswitch group, aligning the long term interests of both companies…

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