Wednesday July 30th, 2014
Wednesday July 30th, 2014
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Imagine Cup:125 tech students gather for global showcase

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No fewer than 125 tech students from 34 countries around the world yesterday began live presentations of their innovative solutions at the ongoing Microsoft Imagine Cup students software competition holding in Seattle, Washington, the United States of America,

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Over 25m payment cards in Nigeria at risk

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Unless quick measures are put in place, your digital wallet, particularly the payment cards which you so much treasure, may sadly be like the proverbial basket used to store water. If recent developments are anything to go by, only God will prevent hackers from being smarter than you.

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NCS highlights Nigeria’s hurdles to building knowledge based economy

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If Nigeria must build its economy on the basis of knowledge and skill as prevalent in developed worlds, there are certain huddles that must be taken out of the way. These were some of the problems that 2014 Nigerian Computer Society, NCS conference which held in Enugu last week, highlighted.

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Boko Haram kills 8 in Damaturu, Yobe

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Eight people have been confirmed killed by suspected members of the radical Boko Haram sect in Katarko town in the outskirts of Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.

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Tech transfer holds key to national development — General Electric

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President and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric GE, Mr. Lazarus Angbazo last week said that keying into the federal government’s transformation agenda has helped his company build blocks that would soon become the pillar of national development.

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Presidency to MDAs: Comply with harmonised identity management directives

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Senator Anyim Pius Anyim

The Federal Government has warned all its Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, to take the directive on harmonisation of identity management systems seriously because it forms the bedrock of the country’s plans to accelerate socio-economic development to remain globally competitive.

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Synapse recounts how new tech helps laboratory services

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As technology plays a major role in transformation of almost all sectors of the economy, the laboratory and science sector also has a beautiful story to tell. In fact it did so recently through a Nigerian based technology company, Synapse Technologies Nigeria Limited.

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2014 Imagine cup: NITDA supports Team Nigeria with digital tools

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NITDA supports Team High Rise : Adefioye Temidayo, Oyebisi Jemil, Engineer Iorver Ape , Principal Software Officer, PSO,  National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA,  Lagos office, Okafor Chukwuemeka  from Director General's office, Faleye Benjamin, and  Bello Ibraheem at the weekend in Lagos during th e presentation of digital tools to members of Team Nigeria  by NITDA for 2014 Microsoft Imagine Cup students software competition kicking off tomorrow in Seattle, Washington.

Committed to retooling young technology startups for global competitiveness, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has supported Team Nigeria with digital tools such as Laptops, windows mobile devices as well as other incentives that will enable them do well at the ongoing 2014 Microsoft Imagine Cup which kicks off Tuesday (tomorrow) in Seattle, Washington, the United States.

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Fresh worry over non passage of cyber security bill to curb e-fraud

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By Emeka Aginam Lack of appropriate legal framework needed to prosecute offenders in e-fraud appears to be turning Nigeria into a preferred destination for cybercriminals who now use the country as a base to target developed economies. This development, according to report has made banking industry to incur loss of revenue of about N159 billion

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NIM ‘ll check fraud in financial sector – Onyemenam

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Chris-Onyemenam

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) may have kick started its duty by ensuring that Nigeria has a credible and reliable data bank for the country, but the commission is faced with challenges ranging from issues of multiple head counts, giving of false information by citizens and corrupt practices leveled against its officials among others.

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Solution to Africa’s mortality rate lies in modern day technology’

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By Prince Osuagwu Home entertainment and equipment manufacturer, Royal Philip is planning to reclaim its position in the Nigerian market where it has operated for over 60 years. To do this, the company is going extra mile, using a familiar road to engage its future. It has lined up programmes and activities which it says

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Telecom governance code may be mandatory in 2016

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The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has given itself a pass mark for introducing the code of corporate governance in Nigerian telecom sector, saying above other things, the code will bring sanity and create more jobs for Nigerians.

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Microsoft Gears-up mobile devices for users

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The new iPhone 5C is displayed during an Apple product announcement at the Apple campus on September 10, 2013 in Cupertino, California.

In a committed effort to boost mobile phone users’ experience, Nokia, now Microsoft Devices Group, has introduced portable mobile communication accessories tagged Gear Up.

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MNP: Porting figure rises to 197,000

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Telecom-GSM

The Nigerian CommunicationsCommission, NCC, says about 197, 000 subscribers have so far ported from one network to another since the introduction of the mobile number portability in the country.

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BlackBerry restructures, battles mobile phone ecosystem with Z3

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To regain its lead position in the smart phone ecosystem, the Canadian mobile phone maker is restructuring for growth and profitability.

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FG says no going back on Women in ICT training

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The Federal Government says there is no going back on its determination to empower Nigerian women and girls through ICT gender empowerment initiatives.

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MSS flags off national competition for malaria destruction

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Mobile Software Solution, the leading African Mobile Games company and platform, yesterday in Lagos flagged off a national competition which revolves around using technology to fight malaria .

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80 CEOs to attend Google’s executive breakfast forum

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Google will be hosting Eighty Chief Executive Officers and top business executives at its Executive breakfast forum to be held in Lagos on the 24 July 2014.

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Tech startups: Inability to access domestic, foreign markets still challenging — Okeremi

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Although start-ups in Nigeria and the rest of the African sub-region are developing real-world solutions expected to address local challenges, infrastructural challenges like inability in accessing domestic and foreign market, funding, mentor-ship, among others are still challenging to the growth of startups in the region.
Towards digital economy

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NITDA takes Nigeria at Gitex Roadshow to Enugu

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All is set for the Nigeria at Gitex Roadshow to hold in coal city Enugu this week which is also hosting the annual Conference of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS).

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Chukwuedu Nwokolo (1921-2014)

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One of Nigeria’s greatest, and most eminent medical scientists of the 20th century, Professor Nathaniel Chukwuedu Nwokolo died in New York City on May 18, 2014. Professor Nwokolo lived a long and distinguished life. He was not only an eminent grise of medicine; he was a distinguished scholar and teacher of scholars in the human sciences. He was honored for his work with the Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA) – the Nigerian equivalent of the Nobel Prize – in 1982. The Nigerian National Merit Award was established by decree in 1978, and thus Nwokolo was among the early league, joining Chinua Achebe, Ben Enwonwu, Pius Okigbo, Adeoye Babalola, Muhammadu Junaidu, Akin Mabogunje, Ben Nwabueze, Ladi Kwali, Taslim Elias, TSB Aribisala, Adeoye Lambo, Abubakar Imam, and such others.

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The Type writer: Germany’s tool against espionage

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With the world cup under its belt, Germany seems to be leading the world in sports. But its anti-high-tech spy technology isn’t what many other countries would copy in a hurry.

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Cybersecurity bill not do or die affair — ATCON President

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President of Association of Telecoms Company of Nigeria, ATCON,, Mr. Lanre Ajayi, recently said that fastening the cybersecurity bill into law at the National Assembly should never be seen as a do or die affair.

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Huawei to Africa: Build mobile broadband networks for digital economy

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Barely three weeks after the launch of its latest flagship, Huawei P7 Ascend Smartphone, the President of Huawei, West African Region, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, Mr. Peng Song organized strategic engagement with its vendors and partners. While outlining the company’s strategies for West Africa in an exclusive interview with

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Telecom sector:Behold non compulsory corporate governance code

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Telecom sector; the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has made us a new law.

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NgREN to provide internet access to tertiary institutions

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The recently commissioning of first Nigerian Research and Education Network (NgREN), by the Federal Ministry of Communication Technology in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) will provide fast Internet to tertiary institutions to facilitate learning, teaching, research and connectivity to the global academic world.

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LG recounts how R&D plays part in OLED TV manufacture

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In the early vestiges of the display industry, technology paths were fairly evident. The move from black and white TVs to color TVs was a no-brainer.

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Nigeria must clean up cyberspace —Juwah

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THE Executive Vice Chairman, Nigeria Communications commission, NCC, Dr. Eugene Juwah has advocated for a clean cyberspace in the country so as to prepare ground for more Foreign Direct Investments, FDI into the country.

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‘Shape-in or shape-out’

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By Prince Osuagwu Latest Cisco forecasts on internet traffic growth for 2013-2018 is putting African mobile operators, particularly those operating in Nigeria, on red alert. The forecasts, particularly, warn Nigerian mobile operators to be on their toes in terms of service delivery or risk losing customers. This is following its discoveries of impending market trends

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‘Local content ‘ll boost development in ICT sector’

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*Communications Technology Minister, Omobola Johnson

Minister of Information communication technology, Dr. Omobola Johnson, has inaugurated a 7 man committee responsible for developing local content delivery in ICT sector.

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National standards for IT education: Reality of digital literacy in schools

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From left: Company Secretary, MTN Nigeria, Mrs. Ukpanah Utoh ; Principal, Lanre Awolokun Senior High School, Gbagada, Mrs. Adams Ibironke Abiodun; Executive Secretary, MTN Foundation, Ms. Nonny Ugboma and Project Manager, MTN 21 Days of Y’ello Care, 2013, Mr. Omojola Felix during the donation of a digital library to the school, in Lagos.

The unveiling of the national standards blue print for IT education of the Nigerian educational systems recently was a convincing signal that building digitally literate Nigerian schools through IT education has begun.`

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LG unveils Gen Cool inverter air conditioner

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LG Electronics last week released another of its innovative products in the Air Conditioner genre of home appliances. Tagged Gen Cool, the product is expected to bail Nigerians out of the harsh climatic condition and inability to effectively use Airconditioners due to poor power supply.

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