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S&T Minister unveils policy thrust, says political will needed for sustainable R&D

In an apparent move to hit the ground running, the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu says his main thrust in the new administration is to secure the dwindling economy through import substitution and fight crime using science, technology and innovation. He said the country had suffered setbacks in terms of economic and security development due to the continued display of ignorance by the previous administrations and their sheer neglect of science and technology as the critical factor in achieving true development.

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Gionee enriches smartphone market with M5 Mini

MOBILE phone manufacturing company, Gionee, has said that its recently released Gionee M5 is targeted at Millennials who are keen for innovation, efficiency and stylish devices. Speaking at the product launch, Marketing Director, Gionee Nigeria, Mr. Somoye Habeeb, Gionee Nigeria, said that the company is focused on delivering high quality phones that fit the lifestyle of the Nigerian middle and upper class without hurting their pockets.

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FG must classify telecom facility as critical national infrastructure, ALTON chairman insists

THE National Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecom operators in Nigeria, ALTON, Mr. Gbenga Adebayo, has insisted that the only way the federal government would maximally harness the full potentials of telecommunications, is to declare telecom facilities as national security and critical economic installation. Adebayo said that this would be geared towards protecting them against vandalisation and wilful damages that have become the order of the day in recent times..

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Microsoft Nigeria appoints MicroManna as sub distributor for products

Microsoft Nigeria has announced the appointment of MicroManna as its new sub-distributor in Northern Nigeria for its software and Personal Computers, PC, accessories. With the new deal, Micromanna is expected to cover many categories of products including operating systems: (Microsoft Windows & Windows Server OEM), Application Software: (Microsoft Office & Office 365 Full Packaged Product) and various Microsoft Personal Computer Accessories.

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Microsoft commits $1b in cloud computing resources

The Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Microsoft Corp. Satya Nadella, yesterday announced that Microsoft Philanthropies would donate $1 billion of Microsoft cloud services to serve non-profits and university researchers over the next three years. The initiative forms part of Microsoft’s commitment to ensuring the cloud can serve the public good and address fundamental human challenges.

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Dell expands portfolio with new latitude commercial devices

Technology giant, Dell has expanded its portfolio with the introduction of Latitude commercial devices that combine industry-leading security, manageability and reliability features with stunning design, infinity edge display and premium materials. Adapted from the company’s successful line of XPS consumer devices, the new additions across the Latitude and UltraSharp display lines represent the most comprehensive commercial products redesign in company history Unveiling the new product range at just concluded 2016 Computer Electronics Show ,CES, held in in Las Vegas, Vice President and General Manager, Commercial Client Solutions at Dell, Kirk Schell, observed that “For more than 20 years, Latitude products have been a leading choice among commercial customers worldwide for their unmatched security, manageability, reliability and support.”

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Telecom sector: How MTN Nigeria provided intrigues in 2015

No matter how one reviews activities of 2015 in relation to activities of operators in the telecom sector, MTN Nigeria will dominate. The company engaged in many ground breaking initiatives that defined the growth of the sector, but however, was later in the year to incur the wrath of the regulator over inability to disconnect improperly registered subscribers on its network.

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