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Fresh concerns over data security, implementation of Cyber-crime Act at NCS 2015 forum

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By the time the 12th international conference and Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Computer Society, NCS, was drawing to a close recently in Akure, Ondo state, participants at the forum were worried saying that unless issues around data privacy and security laws, implementation of cybercrime act, infrastructure, among others were resolved, Nigeria’s quest for digital economy may be derailed.

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Check Point study reveals rise  in zero-day attacks  on mobile devices, networks

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Latest security study by Check Point Technologies Limited has revealed a rise in zero-day attacks on mobile devices and networks as the biggest threat to today’s enterprise.
The 2015 report is the company’s third annual report revealing the major security threats that impacted organizations across the world.

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Airtel takes multimedia journalism clinic to Enugu

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Nigerian journalists resident in the coal city of Enugu are in for an exciting digital learning experience as the week-long Airtel Multimedia Journalism Clinic berths in the South East city from Monday, August 17th, 2015.

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Deactivation of SIM cards, not total withdrawals NCC explains

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Following the deactivation of unregistered Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards by operators, the Nigerian telecommunications regulatory authority, the Nigerian Communications (NCC) yesterday said that only those subscribers who register their SIM cards properly would have them reactivated.

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AfriCom 2015: Ericsson AHUB to connect African innovators, business community

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Extending its commitment to driving the Networked Society in Africa through innovation, Ericsson yesterday announced that it will be hosting an innovation station named “Ericsson AHUB” in partnership with Informa at AfricaCom 2015.

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Tech-power, better source of power generation

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Nigerians have been urged to embrace tech-power, as an alternative to power, as it has been proven to be a better source of energy generation in the developed world. Managing Director of Omatek company, Mrs. Florence Seriki made this statement in an chat with technology reporters, as the company unveiled varieties of new solar power solutions in Lagos recently.

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Dambatta takes first strike at NCC staff structures

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Umaru Garba Danbatta, New NCC boss

The newly appointed Executive Vice Chairman and CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, Prof Umar Dambatta, who has resumed duty in acting capacity pending confirmation by the Senate, has promised to tackle the quality of service issues in the industry very seriously. But that was not before first reshuffling the staff structure and offices at the commission. Although, HI-tech reliably gathered that a few staff have been moved from their positions, but no official confirmation to the new development.

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Cyber threats everywhere: Cybercrime law not enough without good implementation

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Director, Public Affairs, NCC, Mr Tony Ojobo, and other staff welcome Prof Danbatta to his first day in office as NCC EVC

THE word threat is a mild way of indicating danger. It however carries serious red alert with it. It becomes more dangerous when it grows within the ICT Eco system. This is basically because technology has erased the borders separating local and international markets, developed and underdeveloped economies, small and big businesses.

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Four social media optimization tips for beginners

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SocialMedia

*Use keywords judiciously: keywords here refers to those words that aptly describe your products and services. Keywords are those words people will probably enter into search engines to get your products or services. If you sell shoe, then black shoe is a possible keyword. When you want to create a new Facebook page, after entering the name of your business, there is a multi line text box for description. Include your keywords in the description.

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Why Google is now under Alphabet – Kola-Ogunlade

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Google's new CEO, Sundar Pichai

Search e‎ngine giant Google, recently named Sundar Pichai as its Chief Executive Officer, thus reorganizing under a new moniker, Alphabet. In this interview with Google’s communication and Public Affairs Manager for Anglophone West Africa, Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade,‎ he explained that Google has not changed its name, but rather, has only restructured to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alphabet, adding that the restructuring will enable the company‎ to continue to focus on creating opportunities for Nigerians and Africa leverage on the worldwide web. Excerpts:

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Why we renamed Google to Alphabet – Larry Page

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After 16 years of operations and having emerged as one of the world’s major global brand, search giant, Google‎ is to change its name to Alphabet, in line with its major restructuring.

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Fresh concern over data security, implementation of cyber-crime act at NCS 2015 forum

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By Emeka Aginam By the time the 12th international conference and Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Computer Society, NCS, was drawing to a close recently in Akure, Ondo state, participants at the forum were worried saying that unless issues around data privacy and security laws, implementation of cybercrime act, infrastructure, among others were resolved,

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New NCC boss, Danbatta pledges quality of service telecom

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NCC

The newly appointed Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian telecoms regulatory authority, the Communications Commission, NCC, Professor Umaru Danbatta, who has resumed duty in acting capacity pending confirmation by the Senate, has pledged to tackle quality of service issues in the industry head on.

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Airtel Nigeria hits 30 million subscriber milestone

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Bharti Airtel, the world’s third largest telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Africa and Asia, today announced a significant milestone in its African odyssey when it acquired its 30th million customer in Nigeria. In acquiring 30 million subscribers in Africa’s most populous nation, the company has hit another milestone of achieving a 20 percent market penetration in the country.

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Will her name be BabyFacebook?

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facebook

It will definitely trend on twitter; and surely it will dorn the facebook profiles of many. babyFacebook, BFB. That is assuming Mark Zuckerberg decides to name his soon expected baby girl, after the project, facebook, he co founded at 12. A project which has made him a house hold name around the world.

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Stay connected, save those gigabytes!

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The high rate of data being consumed by smart phones has made some users ground their internet activities. This could be as result of them having no knowledge about their data calculations, data settings among others. For many users, the service providers must be the culprits behind data exhaustion with barely one click on the internet. Here are some ways to ensure that you save your data but still have a good time with your mobile internet.

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Inadequate data sourcing, storage bane of Nigeria’s economic woes – IIM boss

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Osinbajo

He admitted that, the availability of this data in the country goes a long way in assisting the state towards making functional policies that will be of great benefit to the masses, stating that the success of the new administration critically depends on good information networking and governance.

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2015 Imagine Cup: Take your innovation to next level, Microsoft CEO tells tech students

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From left: Daniel Aleyin, Team Mentor; Obinaju Raymond, Adeyemo Oluwaseun, Sobola Timilehin, Ahwin Kevin and Adebayo Ogundipe, Team mentor of Team LifeWatch during their rehearsal   ahead of their live presentation at the just concluded 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup competition in Seattle, Washington. Photo: Emeka Aginam.

In a live broadcast, weekend, in front of an audience of over 5,000 students, judges, partners and Microsoft employees at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown, Seattle, Nadella told the Imagine Cup competitors “All of you represent that passion to make the impossible, possible. I want you to keep that dream alive.

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Digital Africa: ‘It’s Africa’s turn to rule the world’

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“Despite low broadband penetration which is one of the biggest challenges we face today, Africa has always found a way to make the most of what we have. In Africa, as nowhere else in the world, technology is improving people’s lives in leaps and bounds, especially in industries.

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No digital migration without relevant legislation – XinXing Pang

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Star Times Chairman Xin Xing Pang

Nigeria is a wonderful place to do business. Generally in the last five years the company has grown in leaps and bounds. We are today one of the largest in the pay digital TV market in the country. Currently our Digital Terrestrial Television, DTT, platform is in 46 locations at the moment.

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Stop exporting first class brains, task them on local tech growth – Bindir urges FG

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First Class brains: Young-developers

Any country that continues to export her First Class brains to other countries is at the risk of not realizing its developmental goals. This was the view of the former Director General of National Office for Technology Acquisition (NOTAP), Engr. Umar Bindir at the formal launching and presentation of NOTAP Industrial Technology Transfer Fellowship (NITTF) in Abuja last week.

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Don’t let ‘digital money’ make you broke

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Mobile Money

You’re buying more airtime than you normally would when all you have to do is dial a code and recharge your phone in seconds. When you’re shopping, you may not notice just how above the budget you’ve gone if you’re using your card. And when you can do bank transfers on your phone without a token, what happens when your phone gets stolen during the weekend?

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How to build social media oriented purchase funnel

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Social media has gone beyond a medium for friendship. It is now used for business. Understanding the purchase funnel helps is maximizing social media. The purchase funnel, or purchasing funnel, is a consumer focused marketing model which illustrates the theoretical customer journey towards the purchase of a product or service

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Intel flags off developer zone at IDDN 2015

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Intel Corporation has flagged off the Intel Developer Zone (IDZ) program in Nigeria to local developers at its just concluded Intel Developer Day Nigeria (IDDN) 2015, in Lagos.

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FG pledges to protect local auto firms

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Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and the Managing Director of PAN Nigeria Limited, Alhaji Ibrahim Boyi during the latter’s visit to the former at VP’s office

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has assured the local vehicle industries that the new administration will always take a responsible decision that will promote and protect the local industries. He gave the assurance when the Management of PAN Nigeria Limited paid him visit in his office, at the Presidential Villa Abuja .

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VW manufacturing in Nigeria, good omen — NAC

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VW Amarok

Taking a critical look at the assembly line, Mr. Mamudu stated “this is a genuine SKD assembly line and it will give our technicians the experience to assemble cars in the plant, and even develop further. According to him, for Volkswagen AG to give the go-ahead for the models to be assembled in the Nigerian plant, they knew that the right skill and technical know-how is available at the plant.

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All-new Jaguar F-Pace SUV tested to extremes

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Jaguar F-Pace

“We developed the F-PACE to offer the ride, handling and refinement demanded from a Jaguar, together with exceptional levels of ability and composure on all surfaces and in all weathers. “Just as we paid obsessive attention to detail over the engineering of every single component, we’ve exhaustively tested the F-PACE in the most challenging conditions to ensure that it will exceed the expectations of our customers around the world.”

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KYB appoints APT as Original Equipment distributor in Nigeria

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L-R: Obinna Nkwonta, Sales Executive, Gomase Tushar, National Parts Manager, Claudia Ojinmah, Head of Sales and Rolland Edwin, Spare Parts Supervisor all of APT, a subsidiary of AutoNation Africa at the inauguration of APT headquarters in ASPAMDA, Trade Fair Complex Lagos

KYB is a $4.2billion worth global manufacturers of a variety of world class ride control products used as original equipment and replacement parts in automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, specialty vehicles, buses, aircraft, railroad cars and agricultural applications. The varied uses and application of KYB products and equipment demonstrate her commitment to helping create a safer, more efficient and more comfortable society says APT National Parts Manager Tushar Gomase.

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2015 Imagine Cup: Team LifeWatch seeks to save 334m people living with asthma

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From left: Obinaju  Raymond ,Team Leader,  Team LifeWatch ,Adeyemo Oluwaseun and Ahwin Kevin during  their live presentation at the just concluded 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup technology competition for the global students held in Seattle, Washington. Photo By Emeka Aginam

After their brilliant live presentation at the just concluded 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup competition held in Seattle, Washington, the spokesperson of Team LifeWatch , Raymond Obinaju has disclosed that they seek to save an estimated 25 million people living with asthma in Nigeria, and about 334 million people globally with AsthmaVisor solution.

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2015 Imagine Cup: AsthmaVisor solution attracts Microsoft attention

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From left: Obinaju  Raymond ,Team Leader,  Team LifeWatch ,Adeyemo Oluwaseun and Ahwin Kevin during  their live presentation at the just concluded 2015 Microsoft Imagine Cup technology competition for the global students held in Seattle, Washington. Photo By Emeka Aginam

Effort to retool Software Nigeria to international market has started yielding the expected result as Microsoft at the just concluded 2015 Imagine Cup technology competition held in Seattle, Washington expressed interest on the possibilities of working with Team LifeWatch from Nigeria on their AsthmaVisor solution designed to supervise asthmatic patients.

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Microsoft crowns Team eFitFashion from Brazil 2015 imagine cup champion

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Microsoft Chief Executive Officer, Satya Nadella (second from the left) with the 2015 Microsoft imagine cup champions

For the Microsoft judges, it was a difficult task to select the best Team out the three Teams that pitched for the final stage in Innovation, World Citizenship and Games this morning in front of capacity audience of about 5,000 students, judges, partners, Microsoft employees and media at the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle.

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Microsoft announces world final winners in games, innovation, and world citizenship

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From left: Yemi Orimolade, Communications Lead,  Kendra Nnachi, Audience Marketing Manager, Joel Ogunsola, Microsoft Education Technical Advisor all of Microsoft Nigeria    Ahwin Kevin, Member Team LifeWatch Obinaju Raymond ,Team Lead for Team LifeWatch, Dennis Tom, Senior Director, Program Management , Microsoft Corporation  Adeyemo Oluwaseun,Member Team Life Watch, Sobola Timilehin,Member Team Life Watch, Adebayo Ogundipe and Daniel Ale both Mentors of Team LifeWatch, yesterday in Seattle, Washington shortly after a meeting  with Dennis Tom for partnership on AsthmaVisor solution presented by the Nigerian Team at the ongoing Microsoft Imagine. Photo: By Emeka Aginam

The waiting time is over. Thirty-three finalist Teams who arrived Seattle last Monday for the global technology contest had showcased their innovative solutions in a live presentation before Microsoft panel of judges.

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