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Cashless Economy: “PayU” makes merchants’ payments easy

The cashless economic policy of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has received a boost with the entrance of PayU, a global payment group into the Nigerian market.

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What social media is doing to combat hate speech

The beauty of the internet is that anybody can say anything and not be held accountable. When freedom of speech is for a good cause, this is a beautiful thing. However, when social media platforms are used to recruit terrorists and spread hatred against people-groups, it becomes a totally different situation altogether. Although advancement in technology is making it easier to track propagators of harmful information, the ugly truth remains that online terrorism is growing in leaps and bounds.

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5 reasons Nigerians should ditch their blackberry phones this December

Nigerians generally have a love for blackberry phone and accessories, but it’s time to face facts. The BlackBerry is on its last legs and now is the best time to ditch it and move on. Aside from the fact that BlackBerry smartphone sales have been disappointing, and the company has announced that it’s essentially up for sale, there are certain reasons users should discard their devices now. Jumia Travel, Africa’s No.1 online hotel booking portal shares 5 reasons Nigerians should ditch their blackberry phones this December.

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Tuteria founder, Godwin Benson (left) with Facebook founder,   Mark Zuckerberg (right)

Tuteria: Learning on the wings of tech

There’s almost no better way to introduce this week’s start up and its founder than in the words of Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg. “Last month in Abuja, Nigeria,” Zuckerberg said shortly after his famous Nigerian trip, “I met Godwin Benson. Godwin founded Tuteria Nigeria, an online platform that connects people seeking to learn with people nearby who can teach them.

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From left: Permanent Secretary, Delta State Ministry of Science and Technology, Mrs. Onokpise, Christian Jombo, Emmanuel Essiet (winners of  Delta State Open Hackathon from University of Uyo), the  Delta State Commissioner of Finance, Olorogun David Edevwe, and the Director General of Delta State Innovation Hub, Dr. Chris  Uwaje

36 hours of coding: Scale up your products, Okowa tells tech start-ups

Those who think that Made-in-Nigeria software cannot compete favourably on a global scale, might need to have a rethink. Just last week, no fewer than 56 energetic and creative young Nigerians with passion for technology innovation had pitched their solutions ‘Hacked within 36 hours nonstop coding’ at the just concluded Delta State open innovation hackathon.

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Innovation: We will continue to bridge consumer expectations, Samsung reassures

The Director and Business Leader, Information Mobile and Technology, Samsung Electronics West Africa, Emmanouil Revmatas, has reassured that Samsung will continue to bridge consumer expectations of what a premium mobile experience should feel like with a readiness to delivering the best-in-class solutions that combine the strengths of Samsung’s mobile innovations.

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