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E-Voting Not Feasible in Nigeria for 2015 – Jega

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Attahiru Jega last week said that the electronic voting system will not be used during the 2015 general elections.

Jega, who spoke at a retreat for electoral commissioners in Kaduna, said e-voting is not feasible for 2015, even if the constitution is amended to accommodate it.

Source: Daily Trust

Nigeria: Telecoms Operators Deactivate Unregistered Lines

With the expiration of the deadline for mobile phone users to register their Subscribers Identification Module (SIM) card on Sunday, telecoms operators have started deactivating unregistered numbers.

The telecoms industry regulators, the (NCC) declined pleas from operators and subscriber groups to make another extension of the deadline.

MTN Nigeria last week confirmed to Daily Trust that it has indeed commenced deactivation of unregistered numbers in its network.

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Nigeria: FG May Conclude Guided Liquidation of NITEL in June

The federal government may conclude guided liquidation of the moribund Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) in June, Daily Trust has learnt.

The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) would likely come out with preferred liquidator among the five prospective liquidators in July, an official of the privatization agency told our correspondent in Abuja yesterday.

Source: Daily Trust

Nigeria: Airtel Introduces 'WhatsApp' - Plan

Lagos — Airtel Nigeria has introduced "WhatsApp" data application packages to its subscribers.

This follows a cross-promotion agreement with "WhatsApp Inc." that secured for Airtel Nigeria the exclusive right to launch "WhatsApp" packages in Nigeria.

To access the Airtel "WhatsApp" bundle, customers are to dial *948# at N100/month to enjoy the service exclusively on Airtel platform.

Source: Daily Trust

Nigeria: Online Business Tv launches web portal

Nigeria's online business Television (WebTV) has announced the launch of its Web Portal and corporate service. The online business television & video service was founded in May 2011 as an add-on complement to the financial market information service of Proshare, Nigeria's leading financial information communication analyst and investor relations firm.

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Nigeria: Rural Dwellers to Surf Voice Internet in Local Languages

A new phone technology will now enable thousands of illiterate farmers and traders in the rural areas of the country to surf the internet in their local languages, an expert Dr Emdad Khan said last week.

A Nigerian firm with a United States business partner last week said it is targeting over 100,000 illiterate farmers and traders in the rural areas of the country with Internetspeech which would allow them to do businesses through the internet in their local languages or with people of other languages via inbuilt translator.

Source: Daily Trust

Nigeria: Defence Headquarters Website Hacked - Chief of Defence Staff

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Uluseyi Petinrin, said some unknown persons have gained unlawful access to the computer systems of Defence Headquarters and that of the Nigerian Navy.

The CDS represented by the Chief of Research and Development, Major General M. K Amao made the remarks during the 'world cyber security conference' last week in Abuja.

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Nigeria: Jonathan's Aide Cautions On Use of Social Media – President Goodluck – “the most insulted in the world”

The Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties and Social Development Matters, Mrs Sarah Pane has said that the negative use of the social media by Nigerian youths is impacting negatively on the country's image adding that denigrating Nigerian leaders through the medium has become a pastime of the youths to the extent that the Nigerian President has become the most insulted in the world. "This is not the type of record we want. Let's use the social media for positive interaction", she posited.

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Nigeria: NESREA Slams N5 Million Fine On MTN

The National Environmental Standards and Regulations Enforcement Agency, NESREA has slammed a N5 million fine on MTN for reopening its base station in EFAB Estate, Mbora District, Abuja sealed last week.

Director, Inspection and Enforcement of NESREA, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo, who led a NESREA Team of Inspection and Enforcement Officials to reseal the premises, insisted that the base station must remain shut for violating Environmental Laws and falling short on the regulation on 10 metres set back from the residential area.

Source: Daily Trust

Nigeria: Senate Rejects Liquidation of Nitel, MTEL

The Senate Committee on Privatisation on Tuesday, rejected plans to liquidate the Nigerian Telecommunications Ltd (NITEL) and its mobile arm, Mobile Telecommunications Ltd (MTEL).

The Chairman of the committee, Sen. Gbenga Obadara (ACN-Ogun), made the announcement at an interactive session with officials of the Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) and the National Council on Privatisation (NCP).

Source: Daily Trust
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