Monday September 15th, 2014
Monday September 15th, 2014
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Anambra says yes to smart state initiative

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From left: Governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano, Dr Omobola Johnson- Minister of Communication Technology and Chairman of the Broadband Council,  Engr Ernest Ndukwe,  at the  partnership agreement between the  Federal Government and  Anambra  State on Smart State initiative held in  Anambra State last week.

Effort to create enabling environment for the deployment of communications infrastructure across the nation has started yielding the expected result as Anambra state has joined the league of states in the smart state initiative

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Coremobile launches ‘Quick Airtime’ recharge platform

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Coremobile has released its latest creation, www.quickairtime.com, a simple, secure and smart online application for airtime recharge, mobile top-up and prepaid re-up. Designed on the basis of simplicity, Quick Airtime provides the fastest and simplest online recharge platform in the world.
 

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Imagine Cup 2014: Microsoft to tech students: Turn your innovative ideas into reality

  /   in Technology 12:03 am   /   Comments

2014-Microsoft-Imagine-Cup

Like the FIFA World Cup held in Brazil in June, Microsoft 2014 Imagine Cup successfully ended last month in Seattle, Washington,USA, with a call to technology students to turn their innovative ideas into reality.

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Mobile phone usage not cancerous — Johnson reassures

  /   in Technology 12:47 am   /   Comments

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With growing fear on the possible health implications of mobile handset on end users, the Minister of Communication Technology, Dr. Omobola Johnson at the weekend has allayed fears, saying that the use of mobile phone does not cause cancer..

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TD Mobile, Nokia unveil Lumia 2520 Tab

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NOKIA at the weekend partnered with Technology Distribution, TD Mobile, to introduce the long awaited Nokia Lumia 2520 Smart Phone into Nigerian IT market to service the blooming tech service market.

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MDG app selected for UN-World summit award

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Efforts to retool software in Nigeria to fit the global market have started yielding expected results as Malaria Destroyer Game (MDG) , a highly Innovative Technology App developed by Mobile Software Solutions to fight the Malaria Pandemic in Africa and the rest of the world has been selected as one of the 454 App games to compete at the UN-based World Summit Award Mobile scheduled for Abu Dhabi, UAE February, 2015.0

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How NCC moved telecom industry from $500m to $32bn investment

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The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communication Commission, NCC, Dr. Eugene Juwah says the guiding principles of the commission which are to be fair, firm and forthright in all transactions are responsible for successes recorded so far by the commission since its establishment fifteen year ago.

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NCC set to sanction defaulting VAS providers

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Stiff Punishment awaits Value Added Service, VAS, Providers and Mobile Network Operators, MNOs, who derive pleasure in exploiting consumers on unsubscribed products without their consent.

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Etisalat hits 19.5 million subscriber base

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Etisalat Nigeria at the weekend says the active subscriber base in its network is now 19.5 million. Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Mr. Matthew Willsher disclosed this at the formal opening of Etisalat experience centre at Robb House, Wuse Abuja.

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Microsoft expands product portfolio with Nokia 130

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Committed to the growth of ultra-affordable mobile phones to end users, Microsoft Devices Group on Monday introduced Nokia 130 into smart phone ecosystem.

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Leveraging on Palmchat for location based services

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With information communication technology (ICT), changing the sociology-economic lives of people globally, more Nigerians are leveraging on Palmchat as a mobile messenger application used in sending, receiving voice messages, pictures and text messages via data

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Minister advises Nigerians on risks of using mobile phones

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Mrs Johnson

Mrs Omobola Johnson, the Minister of Communications Technology, on Thursday in Abuja cautioned the public on the risks which go with the use of mobile phones.

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Google releases 10 top trending searches July

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With more Nigerians getting access to the worldwide web by the day in geometric progression as a result of liberalization of the economy , search engine, Google has released 10 top most goggled stories by Nigerians in the month of July, 2014.

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25,000 join Europe class action lawsuit against Facebook

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An Austrian waging a battle against Facebook’s privacy policies said Wednesday that 25,000 users of the social networking giant have signed on to his class action lawsuit.

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Study shows high growth of e-commerce in Nigeria

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New study by Terragon Group released for the second quarter of 2014, has revealed tremendous growth in the state of digital media and users’ online behavior in Nigeria over the past twelve months.

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ICT media group targets Jonathan, others for centenary awards

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Jonathan Goodluck

By Prince Osuagwu A group of Nigerian reporters in Information and Technology, ICT sector, under the aegis of Information Technology Media Alliance has concluded plans to bestow President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and other eminent Nigerians with honours at a forthcoming event tagged the Nigeria Broadband Business Forum and ICT Centenary awards billed for October, 2014

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New software update for Nokia X series 

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NOKIA Lumia 630

Microsoft is not leaving any stone unturned in the quest to put Nokia back into the top spot of global market place. Just a few months after the release of the Nokia X series, it has announced the release of a new Software update for the series.

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Why telecom operators may not invest more in Nigeria

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Telecom mast

Considering the continued devaluing telecom services in the country, the solution readily available on the lips of many Nigerians would be for operators to make more investments, especially in optimising and upgrading their facilities.

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Leverage on IT policy for national development, NITDA tells state govts

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In apparent bid to fast track the process of making the country a capable 21st century knowledge economy, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has urged state governments to leverage on the IT policy for states initiative, it recently rolled out for national development.

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Galaxy Backbone commits to youths entrepreneurship training

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By Prince Osuagwu Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Galaxy Backbone Ltd, Gerald Ilukwe, has reiterated the commitment of his company, as the ICT service provider of the Federal Government, to the success of the Enterprise Platform for Entrepreneurship in the ICT sector. Illukwe made the comment in expression of happiness to the recently launched Enterprise Platform

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MDG app selected for UN-World summit award

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Effort to retool software Nigeria to global market has started yielding expected results as Malaria Destroyer Game (MDG) , a highly Innovative Technology App developed by Mobile Software Solutions to fight the Monster Malaria Pandemic in Africa and the rest of the world has been selected as one of the 454 App gems to compete at the UN-based World Summit Award Mobile scheduled for Abudabi, UAE February, 2015.

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Nigerian cell phone users short-changed by manufacturers – Marketer

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A major mobile phone marketer, Mr Emeka Oguchi, said on Tuesday in Lagos that Nigerian cell phone users were being short-changed by manufacturers.

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‘E-learning equips graduates with 21st century skills’

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Today, information and communications technologies (ICTs) infiltrate classrooms around the world at an exceedingly rapid pace. With the gradual shift to online learning, an ICT entrepreneur and graduate student of Roehampton University’s online MBA programme, Chikelue Oji, in this interview with Sunday Vanguard shares his experience on the institution’s online MBA programme . According to him, the program has become a means of equipping graduates with leadership skills and strategic analysis. He explained how e-learning has equipped graduates with 21st century skills to face the challenges ahead.

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Microsoft announces 2014 worldwide imagine cup winners

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Team   Eyenaemia of Australia

After about one incredible week of innovative showcase by 125 talented technology students from 34 countries around the world at the just concluded Microsoft Imagine Cup 2014 finals held in Seattle, Washington, the United States of America, Team Eyenaemia of Australia in the World Citizenship Competition emerged as the overall winner of the 2014 Imagine Cup.

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BBM app now available on Windows 8 phone platform

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BlackBerry-Q5

Canadian smartphone maker, BlackBerry Limited, has announced its collaboration with Microsoft to bring BBM to Windows Phone 8 platform.

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Imagine Cup:125 tech students gather for global showcase

  /   in Technology 10:55 pm   /   Comments

No fewer than 125 tech students from 34 countries around the world yesterday began live presentations of their innovative solutions at the ongoing Microsoft Imagine Cup students software competition holding in Seattle, Washington, the United States of America,

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Over 25m payment cards in Nigeria at risk

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Finger-AtM

Unless quick measures are put in place, your digital wallet, particularly the payment cards which you so much treasure, may sadly be like the proverbial basket used to store water. If recent developments are anything to go by, only God will prevent hackers from being smarter than you.

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NCS highlights Nigeria’s hurdles to building knowledge based economy

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If Nigeria must build its economy on the basis of knowledge and skill as prevalent in developed worlds, there are certain huddles that must be taken out of the way. These were some of the problems that 2014 Nigerian Computer Society, NCS conference which held in Enugu last week, highlighted.

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Boko Haram kills 8 in Damaturu, Yobe

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Eight people have been confirmed killed by suspected members of the radical Boko Haram sect in Katarko town in the outskirts of Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.

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Tech transfer holds key to national development — General Electric

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electricity

President and Chief Executive Officer of General Electric GE, Mr. Lazarus Angbazo last week said that keying into the federal government’s transformation agenda has helped his company build blocks that would soon become the pillar of national development.

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Presidency to MDAs: Comply with harmonised identity management directives

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Senator Anyim Pius Anyim

The Federal Government has warned all its Ministries, Departments and Agencies, MDAs, to take the directive on harmonisation of identity management systems seriously because it forms the bedrock of the country’s plans to accelerate socio-economic development to remain globally competitive.

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Synapse recounts how new tech helps laboratory services

  /   in Technology 9:16 pm   /   Comments

As technology plays a major role in transformation of almost all sectors of the economy, the laboratory and science sector also has a beautiful story to tell. In fact it did so recently through a Nigerian based technology company, Synapse Technologies Nigeria Limited.

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