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Nigeria tops Africa in Internet usage

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Nigeria is currently  ranked number 1 in Africa and eight in the world in terms of internet usage.
 The latest ranking was contained in the  second edition of digitalfacts – Nigeria, West & Central Africa; a publication produced by digitXplus.
The book stated that the following 15 countries have the highest number of internet users in the world: China (632 million); USA (269 m); India (198m); Japan (110m); Brazil (105m); Russia (87m); Indonesia (83m); and Germany (68m). Others are: Nigeria (63m); UK (57m); France (54m); Mexico (52m); Iran (49m); Egypt (43m) and South Korea (42m).
The publication, which was obtained by our correspondent yesterday, revealed that since 2011, Nigeria has maintained a steady upward trend in the number of internet users.
It stated that from 35.7 million, the figure increased to 42.8 million; 51.8m; 57.7m and 63.2m internet users in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015; respectively.
Digitalfacts puts the total number of internet users worldwide at 3.2 billion as at December 2015; representing a whopping increase of 8.9% over 2.9 billion internet users recorded at the end of 2014

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