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‘Gbenga Sesan Calls for End to Taxes on Social Media, Blogging in Africa

A digital rights expert and the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative, ‘Gbenga Sesan has called for an end to attempts by governments in Africa to impose taxes on the digital platforms, saying such attempts are dangerous to the economic and democratic development on the continent. Sesan made this call on Thursday at the 2018 Tanzania School of Internet Governance where ...

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WaterAid, Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the UN to host dialogue in New York on Nigeria’s State of Emergency in the WASH sector

 In April 2018, the Federal Government of Nigeria declared a state of emergency in its water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. A welcome recognition of the urgency of WASH action in Nigeria, the state of emergency will encompass an eighteen-month period and usher in a 13-year revitalisation strategy for Nigeria’s WASH sector. WaterAid Nigeria campaigned for and commended this step, ...

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Tambuwal Commiserates with the families of murdered Police officers, Condemns the attack

I wish to commiserate with the families, friends, colleagues and associates of all our beloved fellow citizens, who lost their lives in the persistent and senseless killings now occuring in all parts of our dear country. Indeed, the growing spate of mindless shedding of innocent blood, especially of policemen and other security personnel on their lawful duty posts, has brought ...

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A4AI Nigeria: Coalition calls for Broadband Policy Review Committee for the next five years

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) Nigeria Coalition has called on Federal Government on the need for urgent Broadband Plan Policy Review Committee for the next five years to be set up so as to fast-track the realisation of her digital inclusion and broadband affordability agenda for all Nigerians. This call was made today at A4AI Coalition Meeting in Abuja, ...

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NCC Report: Mobile Internet Users Hit 103m in May, Steady Increase Show Internet Adoption

Internet users in Nigeria have significantly increased in the month of May with about 103 million Nigerians as active subscribers for data (Internet) services compared to 101 million in April. This is according to the latest NCC report on its website. The new data showed a marginal increase of about 1.9 million (1,943,223) new active internet subscribers on the Global System for ...

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Egyptian Parliament Passes Cybercrimes Law to Legitimize its Efforts to Curb Free Speech!

Couple of weeks ago, the Egyptian parliament approved a draconian Law on Combating Information Technology Crimes, also known as the Cybercrimes law, which compels Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Egypt to censor content and collect data on users at the behest of the government and outlines harsh punishments for individuals. Violators of this law can face up to five years ...

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MAG holds Nigeria Internet Governance Forum in Abuja!

The Multi-stakeholders Advisory Group (MAG) of the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF) has held special edition of NIGF 2018 in a two day events in Abuja. MAG which comprising Federal Ministry of Communications (MoC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Internet Society Nigeria Chapter (ISOC), DigitalSENSE Africa Media among others top ...

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Villagers Attack the last Hippopotamus in a river in Niger State!

An eye witness has narrated how the whole villagers in Niger State attacked a poor hippopotamus with all the weapons you could think of in the world, before it gave up the ghost. This reason for this attack is yet unclear. According to the eye witness, he said the villagers believed that the presence of the Hippopotamus in their river ...

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Plateau Govt gazettes Gender Equal Opportunity Law, first in Northern Nigeria!

The Plateau State government has gazetted the Gender Equal Opportunity Law(GEO) passed since 2015 in the State , making it the first in Northern in Nigeria. The Law gazette on June 27, is to protect women from all forms of discrimination in Politics, economy, traditions and social issues amongst others. Speaking at an event to celebrate the gesture on Friday ...

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Nigeria Internet Governance Forum – #NIGF2018 to hold in #Abuja!

The Multi-stakeholders Advisory Group (MAG) of the Nigeria Internet Governance Forum (NIGF), comprising of Federal Ministry of Communications (MoC), National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Internet Society Nigeria Chapter (ISOC), DigitalSENSE Africa Media, Creative Technology Development International (CTDL), and Global Network for Cybersolution (GNC), in collaboration with the Internet community stakeholders ...

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