The news just went viral last week that the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, was planning to shut down Blackberry services. Although the NCC almost immediately denied the rumour, Blackberry users in the country are still nursing fears that their cherished service may go under the knife of the regulator. Most of them still insist that there is no smoke without fire.
OTUOKE—Determined to confront the high rate of joblessness in the Niger Delta region, the Federal Government has concluded arrangements to train over 700 youths in various fields of endeavour at the skill acquisition centre in Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State.
Promotion of local content in software development has received a major boost as the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) has endorsed the BrainFriend e-learning and examination preparatory software from CINFORES as a tool for the enhancement of teaching and learning methods in Nigerian schools.
The Nigeria Content Advocacy Initiative NICADI, a multi-sector vehicle for the domestication of Nigeria information technology (IT) products and services has called on the Federal Government to quickly cancel the award of the printing of national identity cards to MasterCard International, an American company as it negates the spirit of local content development and national security.
The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) and the African University of Science and Technology (AUST) Abuja have concluded a 5-week training programme on Advanced Materials Science, Nano-technology, computer aided designs Mechatronics, advance manufacturing and innovation techniques.
RECENTLY, on April 26, the Minister of Communications and Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson celebrated the World ICT Girl Day in Abuja, and continued a campaign against women’s phobia and shyness in taking careers in science, technology and engineering.
No fewer than twelve individual investors under the umbrella of the Lagos Angels Network , (LAN) are to provide seed funds for start-up entrepreneurs in the technology industry.
As part of its commitment to sanitize the industry against what it described as quacks, the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria, CPN, has again warned Information Technology training institutions operating illegally across the nation especially in Lagos to desist from the act or face the log arm of the law.
First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan weekend expressed willingness to partner with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT) to promote online safety of children and youths around the world.
Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Cross River State, Patrick Ugbe has commended telecommunications giant, MTN, on its MTN Link Forum initiative, which he describes as a transformation catalyst for youths in Cross River State.
Airtel Nigeria, has introduced a dual-purpose single recharge card for both voice and data services on its network making it possible for subscribers to recharge for both services with only one recharge card.
A leading ICT magazine, eWorld is collaborating with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and National Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to rally industry stakeholders to mark the 2013 Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) which comes up on May 17. The celebration coincides with the eWorld Forum which holds every year.
Developed in France and targeted towards the aspirational youth African market, the TECNO Q1 is everything in a smart phone. It sports a 2.6-inch display at 480×320 pixels, has a 5-megapixel camera, 4Gb built-in memory and 512 MB RAM. Like any other Android Smartphone, there is Wi-Fi on board, as well as 3G. To cap it off, it is a dual-SIM mobile.
YouTube on Thursday launched a pilot program of paid channels for its online video service, calling it part of an effort “that enables content creators to earn revenue for their creativity.”
Struggling Finnish handset giant Nokia unveiled on Thursday its next-generation of lower-end mobile smartphones as it seeks to gain traction in a market expected to be worth $15 billion by 2015.
Internet entrepreneurs of iROKOtv Jason Njoku and Bastian Gotter, today announced the official launch of SPARK, a $1m-backed company to support and develop aspiring Nigerian tech and Internet entrepreneurs.
Sidmach Technologies Nigeria Limited , one of the leading players in the ICT sector has emerged as the winner in the Indigenous software company of the year category at the 2013 Beacon of ICT awards ceremony.
President Goodluck Jonathan has said that Africa lacks enough scientists and engineers for the continent to migrate into the emerging global knowledge-based economy.
THE Director General of National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Mike Omeri has described the National Identity Management System,NIMS, as a revealing project that will provide a comprehensive National Database in Nigeria.
Senior Director, Business Development, West Africa at Qualcomm, Mr Alex Dadson last week attributed some of the major breakthroughs the mobile market has experienced in recent times to the technology his company pioneered as a wireless chipsets manufacturer.
A fresh round of competition in the smart phone ecosystem may have begun as the Chinese telecoms giant, Huawei brings Windows-run smartphone exclusively available in the Africa continent. The customized device will be made available in the Nigerian market tomorrow in partnership with Microsoft as part of its new 4Afrika Initiative.
As part of its commitment to sanitize the industry against what it described as quacks, the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria, CPN, has again warned Information Technology training institutions operating illegally across the nation especially in Lagos to desist from the act or face the long arm of the law.