Sunday April 26th, 2015
Sunday April 26th, 2015
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Buhari’s government: ICT stakeholders set digital agenda

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President-elect Muhammadu Buhari reviews a document in Abuja on April 1, 2015. Nigeria's new president-elect Muhammadu Buhari hailed polls that will lead to the first democratic change of power in Africa's most populous nation as "historic" hours after he secured a decisive victory. AFP PHOTO

Although technology was at the center of the just concluded 2015 elections, Nigerian IT practitioners have expressed fresh concern saying that Nigeria may not reap the benefits of digital economy of the 21st century unless the incoming government listens to the wake up call of making Information Technology the centerpiece of national development mission.

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2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup: ABUAB qualifies for semi-finals

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Students of Afe Babalola University

After presenting their innovative solution along side seven other teams from the Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics, Team Lifewatch, in the World Citizenship category from the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, (ABUAB) yesterday in Lagos won the national finals of the 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup competition.

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A new look at the ‘Internet of Things’

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The term has become a catch-all phrase for all of the devices, concepts and technologies that are inspired by the vision of a future driven by interconnected smart devices. IoT devices have the incredible potential to enhance user convenience by simplifying how users interact with their technology. Concepts that just a few years ago, where only the imagination of sience fiction producers are now a reality.

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‘Why Nigerian software programmers abroad should think home’

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Anderson-Osagie

NIgeria has fared a bit better in technology advancements, particularly in the area of telecommunications. It all started with the deregulation of the telecom sector where the nation’s carrier, NITEL held sway for decades of telecom underdevelopment.

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BlackBerry Leap targets young professionals, enterprise users

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Canadian phone maker, BlackBerry Limited has announced the availability of BlackBerry Leap in the United Kingdom and roll-out in major markets including Nigeria.

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Samsung steps up Galaxy series with S6, S6 Edge

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It appears Samsung Electronics is not prepared to surrender its leading position in the mobile device eco system. At least it proved so at the weekend when it launched two advanced models to its Galaxy series of mobile devices.

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Internet governance: Stakeholders demand passage of Digital Rights and Freedom Bill

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

The growing concerns and the global debate on internet governance and internet polices took the front burner at a stakeholders conference held in Abuja last week.

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Samsung raises bar in android series with Galaxy S6 and S6 edge

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From left: Business Development Director, Information Technology and Mobile, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr. Daesong  Ra; Head, Business Development, Technology and Mobile, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr. Olumide Ojo; Managing Director, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Mr. Brovo Kim; Director, Information Technology and Mobile, Samsung Electronics West Africa,  and Mr. Emmanouil Revmatas; Head, Product Marketing, Information Technology and Mobile, Samsung Electronics West Africa,   during the  official launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphones at the weekend in Lagos. Photo by Emeka Aginam

Even with the competition in the smart phone ecosystem deepening by the day as a result of innovative products by the original equipment manufacturers, (OEMs) , Samsung Electronics has again raised the bar with the introduction into the Nigerian market launched the most advanced smart phones in its stable, the Galaxy S6 edge and S6 duos respectively.

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Lanablack debut with a new form of photography

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*Women filmmakers on location

The launch/unveiling of the Exhibition which opened on Friday April 10 will continue through 17th will afford viewers the opportunity to see the images from an extraordinary photography exhibition which showcases the ability of one man to reach into the farthest recesses of his mind and provoke its audience to believe that man can recreate anything in any way that he so desires.

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Etisalat supports Today’s Woman brunch series

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Nigeria’s most innovative and fastest growing telecommunications company, Etisalat has strengthened its commitment to empower women by supporting another edition of Today’s Woman Brunch Series.

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Etisalat takes Cliqfest to LAUTECH

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From left: Winner, Etisalat EasyBusiness Millionaires Hunt, Yomi Ojo; Head, Business market Segment, Etisalat Nigeria, Bidemi Ladipo; Winner, Etisalat EasyBusiness Millionaires Hunt, Idongesit Umoh and Specialist, SME segment, Etisalat Nigeria, Olufemi Oguntimehin, at the Youth Entrepreneurship Dialogue, part of the Global Entrepreneurship Week, at the Enterprise Development Centre, Pan- Atlantic University, Ajah, held last Month in  Lagos.

ETISALAT Nigeria, last week, took its youth-centric education and entertainment initiative, Cliqfest to Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH, Ogbomosho in Oyo State. The event attracted no fewer than 6,000 students of the who witnessed series of activities, including an inspirational session, a five-a-side novelty football match, raffle draw as well as an exciting concert featuring Nigerian hip hop stars such as Jaywon, Reminise and Skales.

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Is NBC holding back country’s digital dividends?

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ANALOGUE TO DIGITAL TRANSMISSION

In about two months away, Nigeria is expected to join many other broadcasting economies of the world that are operating exclusively in the digital transmission space. The country actually has no choice in this, because June 17, 2015 is the deadline, world body and global telecoms regulation arm of the United Nations, the international Telecommunications Union, ITU, set for every country operating in the analogue frequency to migrate to the digital.

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Broadband: We need partnership in funding infrastructure roll-out — Johnson

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With the A4AI Report that has just been released, Nigeria ranks among the top two positions among five countries in the overall Index Rankings. This shows that the country is on the right track. The Nigerian Government is actually working to bring down the cost of access and also connectivity across the country. The new Ranking shows that we are doing the right thing.

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NITDA commits to 2014 Universal Village report implementation

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THE National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA has reiterated its readiness to implement the 2014 Universal Village report. The Director General of NITDA, Mr. Peter Jack, told newsmen recently that the agency is determined to implement the report as plans are ongoing to come up with modalities of the implementation. According to NITDA, the decision was in line with its mandate to network with international organizations to positioning the nation on the threshold of Information Technology development.

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TD to empower more ICT retailers

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TECHNOLOGY Distributions, TD, has unveiled plans to boost the operational capacity of Small and Medium ICT enterprises(SMEs) through a partnership programme which will provide access to a suite of business support initiatives for the beneficiaries. The support initiatives include financial management guide, mentoring sessions, business intelligence and credit facilities, among others.

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No more business as usual for IT counterfeiters, ITU takes drastic stand

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PHONES-A

COMBATING counterfeit Information and Communication Technology, ICT, devices in the market could be a tough challenge . Nigeria has been looking for ways to mitigate but indications are that it may no longer be business as usual in the coming months. This is as the International Telecommunication Union, ITU,says it has taken a step further to address the growing challenge.

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E-banking: Fresh concern over identity theft by cyber criminals

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MOBILE financial services are still high priority for many mobile operators, financial institutions, technology firms, and governments in most sub-Saharan African countries, including Nigeria. However, the growing fear of identity theft has stalled the otherwise progress that should have been recorded in that genre of financial transaction.

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Spectranet partners iROKOtv to offer subscribers free movies

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The destroyed Lagos Close Circuit Television, CCTV

NIGERIAN internet service provider, Spectranet 4G LTE, has launched a partnership with internet television provider, iROKOtv.com, to retain the loyalty of its customers. The internet service provider recently announced a 30- day free iROKOtv.com to its existing customers who renew their Spectranet account.

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IROKOtv, StarTimes sign exclusive channel deal

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CCTV Cameras

IROKOtv and StarTimes have signed an exclusive deal for two new linear television channels, IROKO Play and IROKO Plus, on the Startimes pay television platform. In a statement, IROKOtv said, the deal will enable subscribers have unfettered access to the two Nollywood channels.

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Stakeholders call for sustenance of IT policies by incoming govt

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Stakeholders in the e-commerce sector have called for sustainability in the policies of the outgoing government on Information Technology.

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Microsoft releases Lumia 640 XL to Nigerian market

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Nokia Lumia

Committed to rolling out innovative products in the smart phone ecosystem, Microsoft devices on Monday announced the availability of the Lumia 640 XL in Nigeria.

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15b connected devices to be video enabled in 2020, Ericsson predicts

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Ericsson

Ericsson’s Media Vision 2020 research has predicted that by 2020, there will be 50 billion connected devices, and of these, more than 15 billion are expected to be video enabled.

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Passage of Cyber security bill will boost online retail – Olusanya

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Although online retail business is thriving in Nigeria, lack of clear defined regulatory policy is still affecting its growth. In this interview with Emeka Aginam, the Chief Executive Officer of phonekings.com.ng, one of the leading online retail stores in Nigeria, Tayo Olusanya said that passage of cyber security bill would boost online retail store. Because of the endless benefit of the online platform, he said that government should extend internet penetration in the rural area to further boost online retail business.

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MTN Business supports MFIs’ drive for financial inclusion

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Committed to help Nigeria’s Microfinance Institutions (MFIs), to reach out better to unbanked and financially underserved population, MTN Business, the business-to-business unit of MTN Nigeria, has urged MFIs to embrace cost-effective and operationally efficient solutions in the management of their businesses.

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Broadband Council okays 4 coastal states for cable landing … tasks NCC on incentives

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The National Broadband Council, last week, approved the building of fibre optic cable landing points in four coastal states to ensure widespread penetration of high capacity internet bandwidths in the country. The project according to the Council, is expected to be financed by the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF). The four states approved in the plan includes: Rivers, Bayelsa, Cross River and Ondo States as part of government’s effort to encourage telecommunication operators to establish cable landing points across the country.

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NCC records 81m GSM internet users

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Since the Global System for Mobile communications, GSM debuted in the country a decade and half ago, it has brought rapid developments in communications, business and social life However, the most amazing contributions of the GSM is its ability to transform other sectors other than communications. It is also shocking how it has established itself as growth determinant factor to technologies that had hitherto taken root before its arrival.

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Mobile Health: ‘Spendings not reflecting on service delivery to Africa’s poor’

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Despite heavy investments directed towards the provisions of social services in Africa, quality and access to service delivery remains disappointing.This is experienced more in the health sector. However, a recent study by Brookings Center for Technology Innovation, has pointed accusing fingers at the spending. The report, titled: ‘ Mobile technology and mHealth: The newest frontline in health care innovations in Africa’ says there was a large volume of empirical evidence showing that, for many developing countries, there is only a weak connection between spending on public services and service delivery outcomes.

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Axis unveils corner-mount fixed network camera

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NX30 smart camera

Network video surveillance provider, Axis Communications has recently announced its first corner-mount fixed network camera. The new product features a stainless steel anti-grip casing. The device is said to impact resistant, supporting the IK10+ 50 joules rating as well as the IP66/NEMA 4X rating for water resistance.

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TD to empower more ICT retailers

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Technology Distributions, TD, has unveiled plans to boost the operational capacity of Small and Medium ICT enterprises(SMEs) through a partnership programme which will provide access to a suite of business support initiatives for the beneficiaries. The support initiatives include financial management guide, mentoring sessions, business intelligence and credit facilities, among others.

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Spectranet partners iROKOtv to offer subscribers free movies

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A new TV experience for this Soweto resident!

Nigerian internet service provider, Spectranet 4G LTE, has launched a partnership with internet television provider, iROKOtv.com, to retain the loyalty of its customers. The internet service provider recently announced a 30- day free iROKOtv.com to its existing customers who renew their Spectranet account.

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Okpara harps on use of social media in crisis management

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The Director of Corporate Communications and CSR, Airtel Nigeria, Mr. Emeka Oparah, has highlighted the imperative of putting the social media into consideration in crisis management.

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Indigenous software: Experts list barriers to market growth

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Unless issues like poor policies, patronage lack of action, among others were resolved urgently, Nigerian local software market estimated to worth about $12 billion will continue to experience slow growth.

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