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Encouraging local capacity: Create software business desk with N5b loan for developers, ISPON tells BOI

While condemning over dependency on the importation of software products by both the public and the private sectors of the Nigerian economy, the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria, ISPON, has said it was time the Bank of Industry comes out fully to create software Business Desk with N5 billion revolving loan to develop the software sector.

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Google’s big changes in 2017

Not everyone follows through with their new year resolutions. However, a look at the big tech companies will reveal that some of them are taking no prisoners in 2017. Google, for example is already making big changes to secure an even bigger slice of the tech-market in this New Year. Google owned YouTube, Android and even Google Drive now have new features.

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Microsoft offers grants to firms on affordable internet access

Technology giant, Microsoft Corp has said that it has renewed its affordable access initiative grant fund for a second year.
The fund is expected to assist companies working to bring internet access and new technologies, services and models to underserved markets.
In addition to receiving funding and software to help power and develop their businesses, grant recipients, Microsoft said, would join a growing ecosystem of other grantees and funders to further increase their impact.

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Nigeria may bungle digital migration again

After Nigeria alongside other 119 member countries in 2006 signed up to the International Telecoms Union, ITU protocol to transit from Analogue to Digital broadcasting by 2015 in line with the current global trend, the country gave itself a task of concluding transition by June 17 2012, three years before deadline. In a bid to achieve the 2012 migration date, the federal government in 2007, approved the process and in 2008, it inaugurated a Presidential Advisory Committee (PAC) on transition from analogue to digital broadcasting.

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How Pengage gets Nigerian students CBT ready

THE Minister of Education, Mr. Adamu Adamu early last year lamented that many students who undergo the Computer Based, Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations are not computer literate. Another study showed that even students who are computer literate still have some anxiety when facing Computer Based Tests. However, the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, JAMB who organizes the exams says that there is no going back on CBT. The only option left is for schools to expose their students to CBT early enough.

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