Tuesday March 3rd, 2015
Tuesday March 3rd, 2015
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Hackers steal up to $1bn from banks

  /   in Technology 7:17 pm   /   Comments

In just one year, Internet security firm Kaspersky Lab, said that Hackers have stolen approximately $1 billion in what could be one of the largest bank heists ever.

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ICT growth dependent on innovative technologies – Eaton

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Sustainable growth of the Information and Communications Technology sector in Nigeria and West Africa is dependent on developing innovative technologies to solve the sector’s toughest power management challenges, Charles Iyo, West Africa Sales Manager, Electrical Sector. Eaton has said.

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Privatising NIGCOMSAT will improve telecommunication technology- Dikki

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The Director-General, Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), Mr. Benjamin Dikki, has said privatising the Nigeria Communication Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT) is key to improve the country’s telecommunication technology sector.

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Top stories that had Nigerians Googling in January 2015

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While Nigerians were ushering in the New Year, outspoken Catholic Priest, Father Ejike Mbaka was calling on Nigerians to usher President Goodluck Jonathan out of office come election time.

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Social media in 2015 elections

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Social media allows candidates to communicate directly with citizens, keeping control of the content, distribution and timing of their messages, as well as reducing their dependence on traditional intermediaries. It also provides a way for politicians to monitor what is happening in the public sphere during an election campaign.

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Our people need a new dawn, says Ndukwe, ex-NCC boss

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NCC building

A thoroughbred technocrat, he recently made the decision to seek further service through the political front and is now campaigning round his constituency. One thing is clear, the wealth of experience he will be bringing to the legislature if elected, is something every Nigerian should look forward to. In fact, it’s reasonable to expect ICT-driven legislation to better the lives of people if elected, given his antecedents.

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FG seeks external support on space technology

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Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Abdu Bulama is seeking a collaborative support from Britain to fully develop and leverage on some key components of federal government’s Transformation Agenda as they affect Science and Technology in the areas of Space Technology Programme, biotechnology, agriculture and medicine.

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Smart State Initiative: Broadband Council urges more states to join

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Broadband

To accelerate the pace of broadband infrastructure rollout across the nation, the Broadband Council at its regular quarterly meeting held last week in Abuja has called for other States yet to join to do so. Already, Bayelsa, Ondo, Katsina, FCT, Lagos and Cross Rivers State have signed on the smart state initiate while Anambra, Delta, Gombe and Osun State have agreed to become Smart States.

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CWG gets CBN payment terminal service provider operational license

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PAn-African ICT Company, Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG), has been issued the license to operate as Payment Terminal Service Provider (PTSP) to Point-of-Sale terminals (PoS) in Nigeria by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

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Ekeh sees broadband as ‘freedom to succeed’

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Chairman, Zinox Technologies, Mr Leo-Stan Ekeh at the weekend charged a mammoth crowd, among them young Nigerian entrepreneurs, that gathered to participate in this year’s Nokia Networks Conference in Lagos, that the freedom to succeed lies in improved broadband penetration.

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Why Nigeria’s ICT innovation is weak

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

A Sectoral study conducted by African Institute of Technology, USA, on Science& Technology Innovation in Nigeria, revealed that Nigerian’s economy has seen little innovation in information and communications technology, ICT.

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Roll out services quick, Johnson charges InfraCo licensees

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Despite the giant strides in Information and Communication Technology, ICT, low broadband penetration has remained the bane of the industry. However, there now seems to be light at the end of the tunnel as the Broadband Council has said that there had been a two percent increase in the broadband implementation plan within the past eighteen months.

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Coremobile unveils loan facility for airtime vendors

  /   in Technology 8:12 pm   /   Comments

Coremobile Group, operators of Quickairtime.com, an online airtime recharge platform, has introduced a loan facility for airtime vendors.

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Nigeria needs more spectrum to accelerate mobile broadband devt, GSMA

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

The Director, Spect-rum and Public Policy Africa, for Global System for Mobile Communication Association (GSMA), Mortimer Hope has said that opportunities in digital age can only be realised if Nigerian government acts now to allocate more spectrum for mobile to meet rising consumer demand and support the development of new mobile services in the longer term.

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MTN, Ericsson to drive e-waste recycling in Benin

  /   in Technology 9:34 pm   /   Comments

Vestiges of poverty, feeding from the waste dump

MTN Benin, has partnered with Ericsson under their Ecology Management Program, to launch the first electrical and electronic equipment waste collection and awareness drive in Benin.

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Internet service to be ‘public utility’ under US plan

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

The top US telecom regulator proposed Wednesday to regulate broadband Internet service providers as “public utility” carriers, in a renewed effort to enforce “net neutrality” rules.

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U.S. encourages commercial development of the moon

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The U.S. government said it has taken a new, though preliminary step to encourage commercial development of the moon. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Wednesday in Washington that U.S. companies can stake claims to lunar territory through an existing licensing process for space launches.

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2015 Elections: ‘We may sanction broadcast stations if…’ -NBC

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The National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, on Friday warned all broadcasting stations operating in the country to adhere strictly to the provisions of the broadcasting code or risk sanctions.

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Prepare for massive cyber attacks, Deloitte warns Nigerians

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UNLESS adequate measures are taken, such as completing the National ID card and other biometric-based identification projects, Nigeria, an emerging market is likely to witness cyber-security issues on a large scale this year

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It’ll be foolhardy to abandon guidelines of Comtech ministry

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Johnson

Unless she is re-appointed, what would remain of Johnson in the newly created ministry after May 2015, would be the legacies she left behind.

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Africa has opportunity to secure future of mobile Internet— Hope

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The Wired World: A graphic representation of the Internet

Director, Spectrum and Public Policy Africa, Groupe Speciale Mobile Association, GSMA, Mortimer Hope that Africa has a rare opportunity to secure the future of the mobile Internet.

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Dell removes price barriers in enterprise flash adoption

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ICT compliant schools

Effort to overcome cost barriers that have hampered broad adoption of enterprise flash storage arrays has started yielding the expected results as Dell has removed price barriers for enterprise flash adoption. Accordingly, the the global availability of new enterprise class Dell Storage all-flash array (AFA) configurations has been tagged at the relative price of $25,000. With this development, Dell offers customers the lowest entry price for an all-flash mid-range solution by any major vendor.

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Companies need not build data centres — Rack Centre boss

  /   in Technology 12:47 am   /   Comments

Tunde-Coker

The term ‘data centre’ is not a popular one in the technology vocabulary of the average Nigerian. But for every bank account being maintained, every surveillance video captured, and every piece of data that large organisations need to store securely, the use of data centres is not only ubiquitous but an indispensable part of any IT industry.

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BrainFriend software to reduce mass failure in JAMB, UTME

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The National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, is spearheading efforts to use local software application to remedy examination malpractice and failure in the country. The efforts resulted in the endorsement of exam software, BrainFriend which was designed to reduce mass failure in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME organised by Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, JAMB, among other examinations.
Two companies, Cinfores Limited and WaveTek Nigeria which developed the software, last week signed a memorandum of understanding witnessed by the Technology Agency.

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Schneider highlights limitations of solar energy

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Schneider Electrics last week said that even as solar energy is considered one of the best options to the grid electricity generation, the problem with it was the space. The company’s new Country President, Mr Walid Sheta said that his company has vast experience in solar energy generation and therefore is in a good position to know the impacts and hindrances to achieving such impacts at maximum level.

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Samsung Galaxy A Series: Fully metallic, slim and trendy

  /   in Technology, Viewpoint 9:19 pm   /   Comments

By Lolade Bamigbola Looking at its growth trajectory, it is safe to say that Samsung, which has been pushing the boundaries of design and utility of smart devices, has not relented in its innovative streak. The electronics giant believes that smartphones have become one of the most used devices by most people and design is

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I never doctored any Cambridge document on Buhari – Fani-Kayode

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DIRECTOR, Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, PCO, Chief Femi Fani- Kayode said Tuesday, that he never doctored any document from Cambridge University on the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari, retd.

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Windows 10, key player in PC era — Microsoft CEO

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The Chief Executive of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, has said that the unveiling of Windows 10 has heralded the beginning of the more personal computing era in the mobile-first, cloud-first world.

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Spectra Wireless, Microsoft launch first commercial TV white spaces in Africa

  /   in Technology 9:27 pm   /   Comments

As part of the effort to bring more widespread access to the African continent and help enhance productivity, Spectra Wireless in partnership with Microsoft 4Afrika have launched Africa’s first commercial service network utilising TV white spaces in Ghana.

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NIALS to NUC: Upgrade ICT curriculum with cloud computing services

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Following four months of an intensive independent study focused on the Gaps in Data Privacy and Security in cloud services in the country, the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) has presented the first draft of its findings to key stakeholders at a consultative round table held in Abuja recently.

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FG confirms Alale as NIGCOMSAT CEO

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President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, has approved the appointment of Ms Abimbola Alale as the Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Communications Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) LTD).

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Windows 10 marks beginning of more PC era, Microsoft CEO

  /   in Technology 7:16 pm   /   Comments

The Chief Executive of Microsoft Satya Nadella, has said with optimism that the unveiling of Windows 10 has herald beginning of the more personal computing era in the mobile-first, cloud-first world.

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