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Apple’s deep pockets could take on Hollywood, Netflix

Apple’s deep pockets could take on Hollywood, Netflix

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PHOTO:AFP The potential move of Apple into streaming video could reshape an industry which is already feeling the impact from new players like Netflix. While Apple has not revealed any plans publicly, a report

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Danbatta advocates review of academic curriculum to include ICT contents

Danbatta advocates review of academic curriculum to include ICT contents

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NCC Boss, Umar Garba Danbatta The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)  Prof Umar Danbatta has called for a review of the academic curriculum of most courses  to include Information and

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NCC to shut down over 50 illegal vehicle-tracking firms

NCC to shut down over 50 illegal vehicle-tracking firms

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NCC The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has disclosed that it would shut down over 50 illegal vehicle-tracking firms in the country.The NCC Zonal Controller, Keneth Uzoekwe disclosed this in Lagos yesterday. He said the

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Telecoms sector adds 1.3% to GDP in two years

Telecoms sector adds 1.3% to GDP in two years

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Telecommunication mast NCC targets sector’s growth with Code of Corporate Governance Telecommunications sector contributed 1.3 per cent to Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) between 2015 and now.According to the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications

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Airtel unveils Unlimited Data Plans to boost internet connectivity

Airtel unveils Unlimited Data Plans to boost internet connectivity

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Airtel Nigeria, a telecommunications service provider, on Wednesday unveiled its newly introduced Unlimited Data plans to boost mobile broadband connectivity. The Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Mr Ahmad Mohkles disclosed this during the launch

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Amazon set to create 1,000 new jobs in UK

Amazon set to create 1,000 new jobs in UK

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US online retail titan Amazon will create more than 1,000 new jobs next year with the opening of a new warehouse in Britain, under plans unveiled Wednesday. Amazon said in a statement that it

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‘What3words will boost Nigeria’s addressing system’

‘What3words will boost Nigeria’s addressing system’

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Chris Sheldrick is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of what3words Chris Sheldrick is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of what3words, the simplest way to communicate locations. The UK-based company solves the problem that roughly

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Violation of corporate governance by telcos to attract sanctions

Violation of corporate governance by telcos to attract sanctions

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Chairman, Governing Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye (left) and the Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, at the Sensitization Workshop on Code of Corporate Governance for

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Women in technology

Women in technology

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Anie Akpe runs the movement called “African Women In Technology.” My first boss in a technology company was a woman. In fact, my first three bosses were female. One resigned the day I joined;

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Airtel offers 100% recharge value as bonus data

Airtel offers 100% recharge value as bonus data

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“With the revamped SmartConnect package, Airtel is putting power in the hands of telecoms consumers so that they can do much more, achieve much more and actualize their dreams,” Mokhles said. Airtel Nigeria has

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Freetel, TD to increase Nigeria’s 30% smartphone penetration

Freetel, TD to increase Nigeria’s 30% smartphone penetration

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Statistics from Africa Infotech Consulting (AIC), as at end of 2016, showed that smartphone penetration is gradually increasing in Nigeria with 30 per cent penetration, while features phones dominate with 70 per cent penetration.

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MTN seeks greater opportunities for girls in ICT

MTN seeks greater opportunities for girls in ICT

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Its General Manager, Regulatory Affairs, Oyeronke Oyetunde, made the commitment yesterday at the celebration of the ‘International Girls in ICT Day 2017’ organised by ‘eBusiness Life’ magazine. Mobile network operator, MTN has expressed support

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Facebook samples China’s potential with sneaky app

Facebook samples China’s potential with sneaky app

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This photo illustration shows Facebook’s Colorful Balloons app (L) next to its Moments app (R) at an office in Beijing on August 15, 2017. Facebook’s sneaky launch of a photo-sharing app in China, where

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Uber board spat over ex-chief Kalanick goes public

Uber board spat over ex-chief Kalanick goes public

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Uber Technologies Inc A bitter fight over control of Uber has intensified in recent days with warring factions battling over the future role, if any, of ousted chief executive Travis Kalanick at the global

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Interswitch, Quickteller, Verve showcase new payment tech

Interswitch, Quickteller, Verve showcase new payment tech

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Marketing Manager, Quickteller, Adetayo Teluwo (left); Marketing Manager, Interswitch, Olawale Akanbi; Marketing Manager, Verve International, Enyioma Anaba, during the media launch of a new set of commercials for the respective brands in Lagos. Interswitch

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SpaceX to launch super-computer to space

SpaceX to launch super-computer to space

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The liftoff of the Falcon 9 rocket, carrying the Dragon cargo ship, is planned for 12:31 pm (1631 GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida.The weather forecast is 70 percent favorable for launch.BRUCE WEAVER / AFP

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Teenagers call for STEM promotion in schools

Teenagers call for STEM promotion in schools

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The two groups of students met at STEM Summer Camps hosted in Kaduna and Warri. STEM is a term used to collectively refer to a group of subjects, which are all about applying logic

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Facebook discretely fields China photo-sharing app

Facebook discretely fields China photo-sharing app

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AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL Facebook’s interest in China has led it to discretely create a photo-sharing application released there without the social network’s brand being attached. “We have long said that we are

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Snapchat results failed to click with Wall Street

Snapchat results failed to click with Wall Street

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PHOTO:AFP Shares of Snapchat parent Snap sank to new lows on Thursday after the company reported a hefty quarterly loss and user growth which missed Wall Street expectations. Revenue at the California-based company more

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Google cancels diversity debate Town Hall

Google cancels diversity debate Town Hall

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Google Thursday canceled a Town Hall intended to air viewpoints on diversity, sexism and free speech, citing worker safety concerns. “We’ll find a better way to help our employees connect and discuss these important

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Zenith Bank to sponsor more students to global Microsoft Championship

Zenith Bank to sponsor more students to global Microsoft Championship

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Mr Peter Amangbo, MD, Zenith Bank, presenting gift to Katherine Eta, winner of global Microsoft Championship. PHOTO: NAN Zenith Bank says it will encourage more Nigerian students to participate in the annual Microsoft Office

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Minister tasks NASS on passage of postal reform bill

Minister tasks NASS on passage of postal reform bill

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Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu The Minister of Communications, Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, has called on the National Assembly to expedite action in deliberating, and subsequently passing the Postal Reform Bill, and other related bills pending

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Digital economy to generate $88b through financial services 

Digital economy to generate $88b through financial services 

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ICT Financial services within the Nigerian digital sector have the capacity to generate up to $88billion, and create about three million new jobs over the next 10 years. Meanwhile, a global leading ICT solution

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Cellulant Nigeria exports technology to Afghanistan

Cellulant Nigeria exports technology to Afghanistan

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Bolaji Akinboro Cellulant Nigeria has been engaged by the Ministry of Agriculture Irrigation & Livestock in Afghanistan, to commence the process of establishing a market-based input distribution technology. The aim of this collaborative effort,

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SystemSpecs pushes out Remita app to empower Nigerians

SystemSpecs pushes out Remita app to empower Nigerians

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(L-r): John Obaro, Managing Director, SystemSpecs, with Dr. Christopher Kolade, chairman, Board of directors during the launch of Remita Mobile App by SystemSpecs in Lagos…recently SystemSpecs, financial technology company, said that the recently released

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MTN, Tricom pledge support for SME growth

MTN, Tricom pledge support for SME growth

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Nigeria’s largest telecommunications network, MTN and Tricom Experiential Projects Limited hosted SME operators and budding entrepreneurs to a capacity-building workshop. The one-day event held in Ibadan, was themed “Creating Value for SMEs in a

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Reforms, new policies required to drive telecoms sector, says experts

Reforms, new policies required to drive telecoms sector, says experts

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A telecoms mast The liberalisation of the Nigerian telecommunications sector almost two decades ago, catalysed and opened up the sector to local and foreign direct investment (FDI) estimated at over $68 billion as at

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Nikon marks 100 years, fetes photographers in Lagos

Nikon marks 100 years, fetes photographers in Lagos

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A cross section of participants at the Nikon Nigeria Photo and Video Summit in Lagos… yesterday. PHOTO: AYODELE ADENIRAN It was all glitches and flashes at the Nikon Nigeria Video and Photo Summit, as

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Cyberattack leaves millions without mobile phone service in Venezuela

Cyberattack leaves millions without mobile phone service in Venezuela

Mr Nixus! August 10, 2017 0

A group that calls itself The Binary Guardians claimed responsibility for attacks that targeted the websites of the government, the supreme court and the National Assembly. / AFP PHOTO / DAMIEN MEYER A massive

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Facebook rolls out video shows, in new challenge

Facebook rolls out video shows, in new challenge

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Facebook Facebook is rolling out a new video service offering professionally produced shows in a challenge to rivals such as YouTube, and potentially to streaming providers like Netflix. The Facebook service called Watch will

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How to use Chromecast to make your TV smarter

How to use Chromecast to make your TV smarter

Mr Nixus! August 9, 2017 0

Cable TV used to be the best and most reliant method of getting foreign content on your TV screen, but now it is outdated, overpriced and unnecessary. Streaming is the new cable and there

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NCC to increase sector’s 70% FDI via ITU participation

NCC to increase sector’s 70% FDI via ITU participation

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Nigeria is expected to leverage on the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Telecom World 2017, to increase the current Foreign Direct Investment (FDIs), put at over 70 per cent in the telecommunications sector. According to

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Funds stall production of eIDs, as NIMC issues 1.2 million cards

Funds stall production of eIDs, as NIMC issues 1.2 million cards

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NIMC Lack of funds tied to recession is currently slowing the production and issuance of the national electronic identification card being handled by the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC). Out of the 18.5 million

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Affordability, hidden tariff hinder Internet access in Nigeria

Affordability, hidden tariff hinder Internet access in Nigeria

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PHOTO: GOOGLE.COM/SEARCH The duo of hidden tariff and affordability have been identified as the major limitations, among many others, currently confronting the wider spread of Internet access in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, and Rwanda.

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Google fires author of divisive memo on gender differences

Google fires author of divisive memo on gender differences

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James Damore, the Google engineer who wrote the note, confirmed his dismissal in an email, saying that he had been fired for “perpetuating gender stereotypes.” A Google representative didn’t immediately return a request for

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Minister unveils National Science, Technology ,Innovation Road Map

Minister unveils National Science, Technology ,Innovation Road Map

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Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology, has unveiled the National Science, Technology and Innovation Road Map from 2017 to 2030 to serve as a catalyst to Nigeria’s economic

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Uber tries to rein in Kalanick’s bid for influence

Uber tries to rein in Kalanick’s bid for influence

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Travis Kalanick / AFP PHOTO / WANG Zhao Uber Technologies Inc. executives are trying to ease tensions stemming from Travis Kalanick’s attempts, in the weeks since he was ousted, to remain involved with the

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Abia gives automatic employment to pioneer E4E graduates

Abia gives automatic employment to pioneer E4E graduates

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Okezie Ikpeazu. PHOTO: abiaonline.gov.ng The Abia State government has offered automatic employment to 170 of the 464 pioneer graduates who were trained in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) skills in the first phase of

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Innovative financial App launches on Android, IOS

Innovative financial App launches on Android, IOS

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Managing Director of SystemSpecs, Mr. John Obaro SystemSpecs, one of Nigeria’s financial technology companies, has recently released its Remita Mobile Application on Android and IOS to increase payment options to consumers. The App is

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JSP wins West Africa creative PR agency Award

JSP wins West Africa creative PR agency Award

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Dr. Phil Osagie A leading Nigerian Public Relations agency, JSP Communications, has been named the most creative PR agency in West Africa. It received the Outstanding PR Agency Award in the platinum category by

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Never too old to code: Meet Japan’s 82-year-old app-maker

Never too old to code: Meet Japan’s 82-year-old app-maker

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This picture taken on July 13, 2017 shows 82-year-old programmer Masako Wakamiya using a laptop in her home in Fujisawa, Kanagawa prefecture. When 82-year-old Masako Wakamiya first began working she still used an abacus

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Row over Google employee’s defense of tech gender gap

Row over Google employee’s defense of tech gender gap

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Google found itself at the center of controversy Sunday after an employee in a leaked internal document claimed “biological causes” explained the lack of women in tech industry leadership roles. The screed — dubbed

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Experts to tackle effect of cybercrime on businesses… coordinator

Experts to tackle effect of cybercrime on businesses… coordinator

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He said that this year’s Nigeria ICT Impact CEO Forum (NIICF), Africa Digital Awards (ADA), was a platform where chief executive officers and industry regulators would tackle the issue. Mr. Tayo Adewusi, Coordinator, Africa

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Apple’s China problem highlights conundrum for tech sector

Apple’s China problem highlights conundrum for tech sector

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Apple Inc. PHOTO/ Bloomberg.com Apple’s decision to bow to Chinese officials by removing apps to sidestep online censorship underscores the dilemma faced by US tech companies seeking to uphold principles while expanding their business.

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9mobile reaffirms commitment to Nigeria’s entertainment industry

9mobile reaffirms commitment to Nigeria’s entertainment industry

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Youth-friendly telecommunication company, 9mobile, has reaffirmed its commitment to the growth of Nigeria’s entertainment and creative industry by assuring its continued support for local talents and platforms that help the development of the industry.

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Shittu tasks telecom operators on drop calls, call masking

Shittu tasks telecom operators on drop calls, call masking

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Mr Adebayo Shittu, the Minister of Communications, on Friday charged telecom operators and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) to stop call masking and investigate its origin. A statement issued in Abuja by Mr Henshaw

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Man called cyberattack hero faces charges he created malware

Man called cyberattack hero faces charges he created malware

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Marcus Hutchin A self-taught computer-security researcher credited with stopping a devastating cyberattack that crippled British hospitals in May was arrested on charges that he created malware used to hack banking systems in Canada and

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ESET, NITDA move to secure Nigeria’s cyber space

ESET, NITDA move to secure Nigeria’s cyber space

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The firm also works with NITDA to provide standards and guidelines in the protection of Nigeria cyberspace and ensuring that all federal government MDAs’ IT infrastructures are secured. ESET has signed a memorandum of

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Expert explains increased dependence on biometrics

Expert explains increased dependence on biometrics

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Fingerprint scanners are considered the second most popular biometric devices by consumers around the world according to research undertaken by the 2016 Future Password Index. PHOTO: M2SYS Technology An expert in the biometrics and fingerprints

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iConcepts launches ‘mGen.ng’, cloud based marketing platform

iConcepts launches ‘mGen.ng’, cloud based marketing platform

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(L-r): Ugo Okoye, MD/CEO; Jane Enajite Ivhurie, GM VAS & Business Operations and Bolaji Akerele, Innovation & Business Partnerships Lead; all of iConcepts Limited at the media unveil of mGen.ng in Lagos. iConcepts, a

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