Friday April 18th, 2014
Friday April 18th, 2014
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MTN One World: Browse abroad, feel at home

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PICTURE this: It’s the holiday season and you’re having the time of your life in a luxurious location outside the country. You want to tweet to your friends back home and tell them about your awesome experience, so you pick up your smart phone. Suddenly, a text message alert dampens your holiday spirit. Your data usage has expired, it reads. And you simply want to fly back home, and give your service provider a piece of your mind!

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Why People want ‘Blind watch’ even though they can see

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IT is amazing that over 1000 people have pre-ordered the not yet released, Bradley Timepiece designed for blind people, but what is even more shocking is that only about 2 percent of those people are blind.

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Card, ATM & Mobile Expo 2014 to boost cashless Nigeria

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IT goes without saying that the days of carrying cash around in Nigeria will soon become ancient history. Our economy is fast becoming a bona fide citizen of today’s cashless world. The Automated Teller Machines, ATMs, have replaced cash-carrying travelling bags, and Mobile money has taken the place of brown envelopes, spelling a new form of convenience and safety for users.

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Innovation for National Vision 20:2020: Unlocking Nigeria’s potentials in education, agriculture

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Innovation-forum

BY the time the just concluded Nigerian Innovation forum 2014 was drawing to a close, there were positive signals from discussants that ICT led innovations have the potentials of driving Nigeria’s competitiveness in education and agriculture for global competitiveness.

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Galvanized steel masts: LSG gives operators 15 days ultimatum

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The Lagos State Government has given owners of communications masts made of hollow-pipes until April, 30th , 3014 to replace them with galvanized steel masts.

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Behold the kid Centenarian:My artistry takes root from ICT

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LAST week, drums rolled in celebration of a ‘centenarian’. The venue was Queensland Academy, a private school located around Okota Lagos.

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‘There’re creative ways to overcome Nigeria’s infrastructure challenge’

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Kamar-Abass

THE sing song among operators in the country, from telecommunications to banking or oil and gas, is the dearth of necessary infrastructure to operate optimally here.

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SmartKid makes maths easy on Nokia devices

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KIDS in Nigeria, particularly those who crave to be smart can now challenge the dreaded mathematics subject, all on their mobile phones. This is as global phone manufacturer, Nokia has introduced a learning application tagged SmartKid Maths app, for children in primary schools in Nigeria.

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E-Government: Anambra embarks on resident identification programme

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To improve public service delivery to her citizens in the areas of health, welfare and transportation, among others, the government of Anambra State is investing in residents’ identification programme.

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Technology innovation key to realize Nigeria’s vision 20:2020 , Microsoft

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With strong partnerships from both public and private sectors as well as collaboration from all sectors of the Nigerian society, the General Manager, Microsoft Nigeria, Kabelo Makwane, at the weekend said that technology innovation was essential requisites for the country to realize vision 20:2020.

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Nigeria must improve on Tech competence —Woherem

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The Chairman, Digital Africa Global Consults Dr. Evans Woherem, has said that Nigeria must improve its technological competence to boost development and economic buoyancy.

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Lagos-Ore-Benin Road: Is the road much better, better, same or worse, Jonathan asks Nigerians

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President Goodluck Jonathan has asked Nigerians, especially users of the popular Lagos-Ore-Benin Road to rate the work done so far.

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Editors Lab hackdays holds in Nigeria

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Editors lab hackdays held in Warsaw Poland on April 1-2.

In preparation for its two-day final Hackathon at its Summit in Barcelona, Spain, Global Editors Network, GEN, will hold Nigeria’s edition of the Editors Lab hack days on April 29-30 in Lagos.

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MasterCard creates tech – based story telling platform for cardholders

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ATMs

MASTERCARD has introduced s “Win a trip few can win” campaign to enable its card holders share unique electronic payment stories on how the use of MasterCard products have positively impacted their lives.

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Broadband Boost: Phase3 to deploy more 3,000km fiber optics

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NATIONAL long-distance telecommunications network operator, Phase 3 Telecoms, may have perfected plans to deploy 3,000 km of optic fiber for the next 18 months to boost Nigeria’s broadband penetration.

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Rebranding recruitment with technology

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President Goodluck Jonathan’

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan recently declared that the families of those who lost loved ones at the Nigerian Immigration Service, NIS, recruitment exercise, be given three employment slots each in the service.

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Interswitch links Quickteller, western Union on account based money transfer

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PAN-African integrated payments company, Interswitch Transnational, introduced account based money transfer system in Nigeria, hooking up with Quickteller and Western Union service initiatives in the process.

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Digital Africa, policy makers to meet

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IT is often said that Nigerians are heavy consumers of technology, but hardly produce any.

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Largest Economy: Why I can’t celebrate – Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan addressing Rio+20 Earth Summit Thursday in Rio De Jenario, Brazil.

President Goodluck Jonathan has said he will not celebrate the recent feat of the country as the largest economy in Africa and 26th in the world.

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Etisalat strengthens operations, achieves all time high on sales in q1

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Nigeria’s most innovative and fastest growing telecommunications company, Etisalat, has confirmed that, as part of efforts to strengthen operations and improve efficiencies across all functional areas of the business, 74 members of staff were exited recently.

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Axis introduces cost-effective full HDTV 1080p network

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Axis Communications a market leader in network videos, has announced the AXIS M1025, an indoor, network camera with a compact design that delivers high video quality in full HDTV 1080p or 2 Megapixel resolution, in full frame rate.

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2 Nigerians, 3 others win $25,000 in Google’s ‘Africa Connected’ competition

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From left  Sitawa Wafula, blogger from Kenya, Eunice Namirembe, from Uganda, Eseoghene Odiete, Creative Director, Hesey Designs, Eric Obuh, Vocal Slender, Nigerian and Christopher Panford from Ghana at the award night in Nairobi, Kenya today- 2nd March, 2014.

Google Wednesday announced the five winners of the Africa Connected competition at an event held in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Airtel now second largest telecoms operator in Nigeria

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Bharti Airtel, the leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Africa and Asia, has further consolidated its market position in Nigeria, demonstrating return on investment for the company in Africa’s largest operation.

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China mobile, Alcatel-Lucent sign MoU on IP ultra-broadband network

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Alcatel-Lucent , the world’s largest mobile operator, and China Mobile the world’s largest mobile operator, yesterday signed a one-year comprehensive frame agreement valued at up to Euro 750 million to provide technology that will move the world’s largest mobile service provider to an all-IP ultra-broadband network paving the way for future network functions virtualization (NFV) and cloud-based services.

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Nigeria’ll have five-fold broadband growth by 2018 – Johnson

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APPREHENSION over the possibility of the Federal government achieving its target of a five-fold increase in broadband penetration by 2018 was cleared last week in Lagos by the Minister of Communications Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson while answering questions bordering on realizing broadband penetration in the country.

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MasterCard provides tech know-how to 1500 Nigerian women

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THE teeming Nigerian women entrepreneurs,recently attracted the interest of international payment card solution providers, MasterCard, as it went into collaboration with Youth for Technology Foundation,YTF, in Nigeria,to boost entrepreneurial capabilities of over 1500 Nigerian women with technology hands-on trainings.

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FG vows to enforce ban on Aramex Int’l

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THE Federal Government has stated that it will enforce the ban on Aramex International Limited, following alleged indictment on unethical practices and manoeuvring of Nigerian courier companies.

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Stakeholders identify bottlenecks to affordable internet

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STAKEHOLDERS at the 25th anniversary of the World Wide Web forum on affordable internet have identified lack of fibre infrastructure, desired investment model to address the present challenges, public private partnership and multiple taxations, are major factors militating against the provision of affordable internet to Nigerian masses.

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‘We must make deliberate investments in Science&Tech to achieve Vision 20:2020’

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As Nigeria plans to become one of the top 20 economies in the world by 2020, government must be committed to a deliberate and focused investment in knowledge; science, technology and innovation, according to the Secretary-General, Association of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU) Prof. Faborode.

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CWG, MAG Tech harp on new measure to curb cyber attacks

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ADDRESSING the level of threat and cyber attack in the financial market, Computer Warehouse Group (CWG), in partnership with MAG Tech, a specialized information security and intelligence company, recently organized an information security session in Lagos for financial and technology experts to address issues around cyber attacks and fraud in the sector.

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Local content: ISPON calls for fairness in software pricing

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WHILE the country loses billions of naira annually to heavy patronage of foreign software by Nigerians and multinational companies operating in Nigeria, the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON), has called for firmness in software pricing in both local and foreign software.

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Huawei grows profit by 34% globally in 2013

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Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, Tuesday, announced a 34 per cent growth in its profit for the 2013 financial year.

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