SIXTY seven per cent of Africa’s residents, projected to be about 1,13 billion, now has mobile phones. Besides, about 26.5 per cent (297, 885, 898) of the population is on the Internet, with 50.3 million on the Facebook. Nigeria leads the chart, as the country with the highest number of Facebook users with an estimated number of 16 million of its population on it, making it the world’s 10th.
Nigeria have more internet users than advanced Countries like UK And France; ranked 11th and 12th respectively. Nigeria is also the highest country with internet penetration in Africa. Nigeria’s internet Growth is expected to reach a whopping 86.2million user.
Nigeria already has one of the continent’s highest smartphone penetration rates and that number will get even higher as smartphone subscriptions are expected to reach 95 million by 2019. Facebook said “it has 7.2 million daily users from Nigeria with 97% of them accessing the platform via mobile”
Nigeria is currently home to about 190 million connected telephone lines, with 145 million having active subscription. Internet users, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission are about 86 million.