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Content Services  |  ‘The Voice Kids’ To Launch In Nigeria

Nigeria is set to become the 40th country to broadcast a local version of the talent show ‘The Voice Kids’, after a local broadcaster, Fame TV, signed a deal with leading distributor Talpa Global. Fame TV has acquired the licence ...
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Telecom  |  Outcry As Telcos Across Africa Hike Communications Service Tax

Pulse reported yesterday that as from the 1st October 2019, mobile phone users in Ghana started paying 3% more on Communication Service Tax.   In Nigeria, citizens are fighting against the same Bill that seeks to impose and collect communication ...
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Nigeria's Telecoms Sector Requires An Enabling Environment - Experts

Experts have urged the Nigerian government to see telecommunications companies as partners rather than an exploitative industry. This was part of the discussions on the first day of the Nigeria Com - a two-day summit which took place in Lagos, ...

Industry Stakeholders Concerned Over Nigeria's Proposed Broadcast Industry Reform

Recently Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, announced several measures the government plans to implement in order to reform the broadcasting industry. These plans include the licensing of web TV, online radio and foreign broadcasters. Mohammed informed ...

Nigeria: Govt Approves Licensing Of Online Radio And TV Stations

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has recently approved many reforms in the broadcasting industry, including the much-anticipated licensing of online TV and radio stations, according to the country’s Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. The Media Aide to Mr ...

Nigerian Teens Use Smartphones To Make Sci-Fi Films

A group of Nigerian teenagers have gone viral for making movies using a smartphone and a tripod that is made from a broken microphone stand. 19-year-old Godwin Josiah says that going viral was never the aim. The main objective was ...

Nigeria's Telcos Uncertain About 5G Rollout

Nigeria's ICT sector and telecoms industry are in a cloud of uncertainty as far as the rollout of 5G technology is concerned, with operators not revealing their specific plans. In July 2019, the Executive Vice Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission ...

Nigeria’s Govt Promises To Invest In Animation Sector

The Nigerian Government has pledged to invest in the animation sector and other creative industries to create jobs for the youth, boost the nation’s GDP and achieve economic growth. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made this promise at the end of ...

Nigeria: Top Broadcasting Executive Says Social Media Can Make Broadcasters Lazy

One of Nigeria’s key broadcasting executives, Yemi Sonde says that some of the country’s broadcasters have become lazy because of the presence of social media and are no longer making efforts to develop their creative abilities. He stated this recently ...

Suspension Of Nigeria's Fulani Radio Fuels Clashes Between Farmers And Herdsmen

The Director-General of Nigeria's National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Is 'haq Kawu Modibbo and the Executive Secretary at the National Commission for Nomadic Education, Prof. Bashir H. Usman have blamed the suspension of Fulani Radio in Nigeria for the increase in ...

Foreign Investors Flock To Nigeria's Nollywood

Nigeria's film industry, Nollywood, has long kept viewers entertained with stories of riches and romance, now foreign investors are increasingly looking to be a part of the action. US giant VOD platform Netflix, China's StarTimes and France's Canal+ are among ...

New Video Streaming App, Naijatastic, Makes Waves In Nigeria

Naijatastic is a mobile video streaming app that was officially rolled out in Nigeria at the start of 2019. It has quickly gained popularity among users because it allows the user to stream audio and video at no cost. The ...