Coscharis, Huawei bring online UPS to Nigerian market

To provide customers with smart solutions that intelligently address their power needs, Coscharis Technologies, has partnered Huawei Technologies for the distribution of Huawei Online UPS across Nigeria and other African countries. The Huawei Online UPS is a best-in-class technology fitted with unique Net-Echo features that allow end users monitor and communicate with their UPS systems from anywhere in the world using mobile phones or other internet-enabled devices.

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Facebook-owned WhatsApp boasts a billion users

Facebook-owned smartphone messaging service WhatsApp has hit the billion-user mark, according to the leading social network’s chief and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. “One billion people now use WhatsApp,” Zuckerberg said in a post on his Facebook page. “There are only a few services that connect more than a billion people.” Google’s free email service, Gmail, is
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Microsoft retools 50 Nigerian teachers in 21st century digital teaching skills

To meet the demands of the 21st century learning and teaching skills, the software giant, Microsoft at the weekend at its Innovative Educators National Forum held in Lagos at the weekend retooled no fewer than 50 secondary teachers across the nation. The forum was organized by Microsoft to inspire the Nigerian Microsoft Innovative Educators Community and elevate their Skills, while empowering them to act as evangelists for Microsoft’s education solutions nationwide.

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•Lagos  state commissioner for science and technology, Mr. Olufemi Odubiyi, flanked by Tecno MD,   Mr. Chidi Okonkwo and others officially commissioning the project.

Tecno lights up Ikeja in new CSR project

THE lights came on quite literally at the Ikeja computer village recently when mobile manufacturing company, Tecno telecoms limited, donated eighty-eight high end solar-powered streetlights, to the Ikeja community as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR efforts. Addressing a teeming audience at an event to launch the donation last week, Tecno’s Managing Director, Mr. Chidi Okonkwo said the company would continue to invest in a broad spectrum of community-centric projects to better the lives people in its sphere of operations.

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FG’s N300b innovation seed fund to create 35,000 jobs

THE N300 billion innovation fund released by the Federal Government of Nigeria as seed fund to grow local technology start-ups, is expected to create up to 35,000 jobs in the country. The seed fund will work in concert with the $50 million target seed fund which an investment company, EchoVC, has promised to inject for the growth of African tech startups. EchoVC is the sole manager of the Federal Government’s fund.

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S&T Minister unveils policy thrust, says political will needed for sustainable R&D

In an apparent move to hit the ground running, the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu says his main thrust in the new administration is to secure the dwindling economy through import substitution and fight crime using science, technology and innovation. He said the country had suffered setbacks in terms of economic and security development due to the continued display of ignorance by the previous administrations and their sheer neglect of science and technology as the critical factor in achieving true development.

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Gionee enriches smartphone market with M5 Mini

MOBILE phone manufacturing company, Gionee, has said that its recently released Gionee M5 is targeted at Millennials who are keen for innovation, efficiency and stylish devices. Speaking at the product launch, Marketing Director, Gionee Nigeria, Mr. Somoye Habeeb, Gionee Nigeria, said that the company is focused on delivering high quality phones that fit the lifestyle of the Nigerian middle and upper class without hurting their pockets.

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FG must classify telecom facility as critical national infrastructure, ALTON chairman insists

THE National Chairman of the Association of Licensed Telecom operators in Nigeria, ALTON, Mr. Gbenga Adebayo, has insisted that the only way the federal government would maximally harness the full potentials of telecommunications, is to declare telecom facilities as national security and critical economic installation. Adebayo said that this would be geared towards protecting them against vandalisation and wilful damages that have become the order of the day in recent times..

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