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Microsoft innovative educators forum: Retooling Nigerian teachers to virtual classroom

By Emek Aginam By the time the just concluded Microsoft Innovative Educators national forum was drawing to a close, there were positive signals that the paradigm shift from traditional to virtual classroom has started in Nigeria. At the event that participants from the Nigerian educational sector stressed the need for an educational revolution, no fewer
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Coscharis, Huawei bring online UPS to Nigerian market

To provide customers with smart solutions that intelligently address their power needs, Coscharis Technologies, has partnered Huawei Technologies for the distribution of Huawei Online UPS across Nigeria and other African countries. The Huawei Online UPS is a best-in-class technology fitted with unique Net-Echo features that allow end users monitor and communicate with their UPS systems from anywhere in the world using mobile phones or other internet-enabled devices.

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp boasts a billion users

Facebook-owned smartphone messaging service WhatsApp has hit the billion-user mark, according to the leading social network’s chief and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. “One billion people now use WhatsApp,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page. “There are only a few services that connect more than a billion people.” Google’s free email service, Gmail, is
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Microsoft retools 50 Nigerian teachers in 21st century digital teaching skills

To meet the demands of the 21st century learning and teaching skills, the software giant, Microsoft at the weekend at its Innovative Educators National Forum held in Lagos at the weekend retooled no fewer than 50 secondary teachers across the nation. The forum was organized by Microsoft to inspire the Nigerian Microsoft Innovative Educators Community and elevate their Skills, while empowering them to act as evangelists for Microsoft’s education solutions nationwide.

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•Lagos  state commissioner for science and technology, Mr. Olufemi Odubiyi, flanked by Tecno MD,   Mr. Chidi Okonkwo and others officially commissioning the project.

Tecno lights up Ikeja in new CSR project

THE lights came on quite literally at the Ikeja computer village recently when mobile manufacturing company, Tecno telecoms limited, donated eighty-eight high end solar-powered streetlights, to the Ikeja community as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR efforts. Addressing a teeming audience at an event to launch the donation last week, Tecno’s Managing Director, Mr. Chidi Okonkwo said the company would continue to invest in a broad spectrum of community-centric projects to better the lives people in its sphere of operations.

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FG’s N300b innovation seed fund to create 35,000 jobs

THE N300 billion innovation fund released by the Federal Government of Nigeria as seed fund to grow local technology start-ups, is expected to create up to 35,000 jobs in the country. The seed fund will work in concert with the $50 million target seed fund which an investment company, EchoVC, has promised to inject for the growth of African tech startups. EchoVC is the sole manager of the Federal Government’s fund.

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