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We have almost covered the Country with our Connectivity Rollout – Galaxy Backbone



Galaxy Backbone, an information technology and shared services provider of the Federal Government of Nigeria, has said that it has almost covered the 36 states of the federation and the FCT Abuja, with its infrastructure backbone connectivity rollout.

Prof. Muhammed Bello Abubakar, the Managing Director/Chief Executive of Galaxy Backbone Limited, made this known at the Africa Tech Alliance Forum (AfriTECH 2.0) held in Lagos recently.

Abubakar speaking during a fireside session with Mr. Peter Oluka, Editor, TechEconomy, through Dauda Oyeleye, Galaxy Backbone’s Regional Manager, Lagos & Southwest, said that in terms of connectivity rollout, Galaxy Backbone had about four years ago, reached about 11 States down the South, noting that currently, the rollout is spreading fast to the North.

“As we speak, in our second phase, we have delivered about 9 states also that are already connected, making it 20. Another 9 is about 70 per cent completed, and by the end of this phase two, in about six months from now, we will have about 31 states connected with the ability to easily connect the remaining states,” he said.

Responding to a question about government control and dominance, Abubakar said that even if the government takes all the Backbone’s capacity, it cannot be more than 25 percent of what it (Galaxy Backbone) can do, noting, however, that the company has made partnership a key focus of his administration, and backbone the centre of its connectivity as a company.

“Galaxy backbone is providing the enabling environment which service providers can leverage to also provide services. Just as I have mentioned the number of states that we are currently in, Galaxy will not have the capability to distribute broadband to all these locations where we are presently; we have to work with the private sector,” he said.

He urged organisations to talk to Galaxy Backbone more and understand the company’s rollout plans and begin to leverage its capacity to see how they can deliver services because all the issues about sustainability and digitalization are all tied to broadband penetration.

“We have actually provided the backbone infrastructure that will enable a lot of digital transformation, but we cannot do it alone. It’s just an enabling infrastructure, and we have a lot of room to partner with so many people,” Prof Abubakar further assured.

Galaxy Backbone boasts a world-class Tier IV Data Centre located in Kano, which the MD/CEO said is ready for commissioning. This is in addition to the existing Tier III Data centre in Abuja FCT.

“We are already talking to people who are partnering with us. What it means is that you can have the Kano Data centre as a backup for many other data centres that are emerging currently. It can also be used as a primary data centre where you can host your service directly, especially those whose data centres are connected over fibre to our data centre in Abuja.

“We also have a dedicated data centre with so many nodes. As I said, the capacity is massive. We have packages to sell to our customers as well as to end users. We also have packages for our partners who might want to resell,” he said.

Galaxy Backbone was created in 2006, with the objective of harmonizing government infrastructure.

Since its creation, it has eliminated the hitherto existential bottlenecks in connectivity and has succeeded in connecting various ministries, departments and agencies of government.

Galaxy Backbone Limited also received AfriTECH 2022 ‘Data Centre Company of the Year Award, in recognition of the leading role towards providing backbone connectivity to MDAs in Nigeria and other clientele.

L-r: Prof. Abdu-Ja’afaru Bambale, Executive Director, Technical Services, NIGCOMSAT representing the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami during the presentation of Data Centre Company of the Year Award to Galaxy backbone received by Dauda Oyeleye, Regional Manager, Lagos & South West (GBB) with Chike Onwuegbuchi, Co-Founder, TechCastle Foundation observing.

L-r: Peter Oluka, Co-Convener, AfriTECH; Prof. Abdu-Ja’afaru Bambale, Executive Director, Technical Services, NIGCOMSAT presenting Data Centre Company of the Year Award to Galaxy backbone received by Dauda Oyeleye, Regional Manager, Lagos & South West (GBB)and Chike Onwuegbuchi, Co-Founder, TechCastle Foundation observing, during AfriTECH 2.0

L-r: Prof. Abdu-Ja’afaru Bambale, Executive Director, Technical Services, NIGCOMSAT presenting Data Centre Company of the Year Award to Galaxy backbone received by Dauda Oyeleye, Regional Manager, Lagos & South West (GBB)and Chike Onwuegbuchi, Co-Founder, TechCastle Foundation observing, during AfriTECH 2.0


Eight Things To Know About The New Twitter-like app, “Threads”



Mark Zuckerberg, Just launched a new Twitter-like app called Threads, On Wednesday the 5th of July.

Instagram’s Threads app, which went live on Apple and Android app stores in 100 countries on Wednesday, will enable users to sign up straight from their Instagram accounts.

According to screenshots from the App Store listing, Threads will function like Twitter with text-based posts that can be liked, shared, and commented on.

The app is currently topping the chart as the most downloaded social networking app with over 100 million downloads within 24 hours, as announced by Zuckerberg.

The developer of the Instagram text-based conversation app describes it as an app “where communities come together to discuss everything from the topics you care about today to what’ll be trending tomorrow.”

Mark tweeting about the new app number of downloads

Here are 8 Things to know about Threads:

  1. The Founder of the Threads App is businessman and tech mogul Mark Zuckerberg. He is known for co-founding the social media website Facebook and its parent company, Meta Platforms, of which he is the executive chairman, chief executive officer, and controlling shareholder
  2. Threads will allow Users can post up to 500 characters on Threads, including links, photos, and videos running up to 5 minutes in length.
  3. Users on Threads have the option of logging onto Threads using an active Instagram account, but they must be at least 12 years old to do so. (When people under the age of 16 or the age of 18 in some countries join Threads, their accounts by default have a secret profile.)
  4. Threads will likely share the same features with Instagram, like having 125 caption characters, 150 characters for the bio, and 30 characters for the user name.
  5. Users will be able to establish a loyal following of their own to share their thoughts, opinions, and creativity with the world, or follow and connect directly with their favorite creators and those who share their interests.
  6. Threads might be subject to action constraints of 500 actions per day rather than reading limits.
  7. According to a privacy statement provided on the app store, Threads may gather data from users linked to a wide range of categories, including health and fitness, finances, contact information, search history, and transactions, among others.
  8. Instead of starting from scratch, Threads will directly import users’ existing Instagram followers and the following list.
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INNOSON VEHICLES Has Produced Gas Powered Vehicles That Don’t Need The Use Of Fuel



This information was made known via their social media page. They wrote,

“Last year, we foresaw the need for alternatives to fuel and diesel-powered vehicles. Now, our video on CNG-powered vehicles is more relevant than ever!

Join us in driving green and embracing sustainable solutions for a better tomorrow.

Driving Green: Innoson’s CNG Vehicles Offer a Sustainable Alternative in NigeriaWith the commissioning of our CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) powered vehicles, we are offering a sustainable alternative that not only reduces our dependency on petroleum products but also contributes to a cleaner and healthier environment in Nigeria. #SustainableSolutions #ThrowbackThursday “

You can visit their Facebook page: Innoson Motors

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PHOTOS: The Dangote Oil Refinery



The commissioning of the Dangote Refinery in Lekki Ekpe Lagos is currently going on. The refinery has a capacity of 650,000 barrels per day.
This is a significant development for the oil industry.

This refinery will not only meet the daily demand for oil in Nigeria but also provide a means for exporting oil to other countries. It will be interesting to see the impact this will have on the global oil market.

The President, Mohammadu Buhari was present to commission the Opening of the refinery. Many other Important delegates were present too to show support.

The opening event of the refinery

Congratulations to Dangote!

Here are pictures of the refinery.

The full look
The overview look
The refinery at night
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