Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Where Are the 44 Million Nigerians On the Internet?

Where Are the 44 Million Nigerians On the Internet?

Nigeria reportedly has about 44 million internet users in 2013.
We are the most populous nation in Africa, so I am not surprised. With a population of about 170 million people, we should even have more than 44 million Nigerians using the internet since we have over 100 million users of mobile phones and almost all the mobile phones have access to the internet. The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) reported that mobile subscriber base in Nigeria will increase to 120 million in 2013.

Tracking the whereabouts of the 44 million Nigerians on the internet has not been easy, from Nairaland to Facebook and Twitter.
I found out that majority of the Nigerian internet users are those using Yahoo, Gmail and Hotmail just for emails. There are currently about 5, 357, 500 Nigerians on Facebook and they are the largest population of Nigerians on any social network site. Most of them are the same people visiting Nairaland, the most popular Nigerian website. But the rest are simply exchanging emails on Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail and other email messaging websites.

~ By Orikinla Osinachi.
Orikinla Osinachi is a prize winning writer, the most published Nigerian on the internet and the most prolific blogger writing for Technorati, Blogcritics, Huliq, Yahoo Voices, Shvoong, Gather, Huffington Post, Face2Face Africa, Black Film Maker, Nigeria Films, Modern Ghana, and is the author of Children of Heaven, Scarlet Tears of London, Bye, Bye Mugabe, In the House of Dogs, Diary of the Memory Keeper, The Prophet Lied, co-author of Naked Beauty, editor of The Language of True Love and other publications.

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