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Why CBN joined Etisalat, banks debt mediation

Why CBN joined Etisalat, banks debt mediation

Mr Nixus! June 26, 2017 0

CBN Forex, naira get stable forecasts in short-term The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) joined the intervention efforts in resolving the controversial $1.2 billion debt owed to 13-bank syndication group by Etisalat to avoid

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Volkswagen Slovakia workers win wage hike, end strike

Volkswagen Slovakia workers win wage hike, end strike

Mr Nixus! June 26, 2017 0

VW spokeswoman Lucia Kovarovic Makayova told AFP that the agreed 14.1 percent pay rise will be made in three instalments and completed by November 2018. Unions at Volkswagen Slovakia said Sunday they were ending

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Successful SpaceX launch delivers satellites into orbit

Successful SpaceX launch delivers satellites into orbit

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.BRUCE WEAVER / AFP PHOTO / AFP The American company SpaceX on Sunday successfully placed 10 satellites for the communications company Iridium into orbit using a Falcon 9 rocket. After launching

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WEF, DQ target one million people with digital learning know-how

WEF, DQ target one million people with digital learning know-how

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With the scheme DQ Institute said children in Nigeria will be able to measure their ability and command of digital media, thereby helping to combat their exposure to dangers such as fake news, cyber

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Technologists develop reforms monitoring application for MDAs

Technologists develop reforms monitoring application for MDAs

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Dr Jumoke Oduwole, SSA to the President on Industry, Trade & Investment (Office of the VP) Team of young technologists have developed applications that would enable the Federal Government to monitor its reform processes

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FG, Techno-preneurs to create app for monitoring reforms

FG, Techno-preneurs to create app for monitoring reforms

Mr Nixus! June 25, 2017 0

Chairman, Consol Ltd, Ademola “DEM” Eleso (left); Special Assistant to the President on ICT, Mosope Olaosebikan; Chief Executive Officer, Future Software Resources Ltd, Nkemdilim Begho; Reform Leader, Enabling Business Environment, Tola Onayemi and Chief

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Google to stop scanning Gmail for ad targeting

Google to stop scanning Gmail for ad targeting

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Google said Friday it would stop scanning the contents of Gmail users’ inboxes for ad targeting, moving to end a practice that has fueled privacy concerns since the free email service was launched. A

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GM reaches settlement over faulty ignition switches

GM reaches settlement over faulty ignition switches

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General Motors US auto giant General Motors has reached a settlement with hundreds of car owners in a lawsuit over faulty ignition switches linked to 100 deaths, the company’s lawyers said Friday. In a

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Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism

Facebook launches plan to combat online extremism

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(FILES) This file photo taken on December 12, 2007 shows the logo of social networking website ‘Facebook’ displayed on a computer screen in London, 12 December 2007. US social media giant Facebook launched a

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Shittu says investors coming with $4b for rural telephony

Shittu says investors coming with $4b for rural telephony

Mr Nixus! June 23, 2017 0

Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu Adebayo Shittu, Nigeria’s head of Delegation to the just concluded World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS FORUM 2017) in Geneva, Switzerland and minister of Communications, has struck a

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NCC to license additional 5 InfraCos next month

NCC to license additional 5 InfraCos next month

Mr Nixus! June 23, 2017 0

NCC Boss, Umar Garba Danbatta Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said it would license the remaining five Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos) awaiting permit by July. Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, made this known

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Direct peering, cost as roadblocks  to telecom development- experts

Direct peering, cost as roadblocks to telecom development- experts

Mr Nixus! June 23, 2017 0

They were reacting to Nigeria CommunicationsWeek investigations that revealed that GSM operators are flouting Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC) guideline on the establishment of interconnect clearing houses, where telcos are mandated to route at least

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Etisalat may change brand as NCC writes Access Bank over debt

Etisalat may change brand as NCC writes Access Bank over debt

Mr Nixus! June 23, 2017 0

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has written a letter to the management of Access Bank, seeking a possible meeting with the lenders. Etisalat Nigeria may change its brand if it secures new investors over the

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IPv6: Firms seek concessions on equipment type approval

IPv6: Firms seek concessions on equipment type approval

Mr Nixus! June 23, 2017 0

To speed up migration of networks to the Internet Protocol Version six (IPv6), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) should be considerate on equipment type approval charges, said information and communication technology (ICT) experts in Lagos.

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Inflight internet ready to take off

Inflight internet ready to take off

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A man uses his laptop to test a new high speed inflight Internet service named Fli Inflight internet access, a nascent market still hobbled by slow speeds, is set to take off as dedicated

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Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under pressure

Uber CEO Kalanick resigns under pressure

Mr Nixus! June 21, 2017 0

(FILES) This file photo taken on June 14, 2017 shows an Uber SUV waiting for a client in Manhattan in New York City. Uber said June 21, 2017 that its embattled chief executive Travis

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Apple opens new round in battle with Qualcomm

Apple opens new round in battle with Qualcomm

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(FILES) This file photo taken on September 17, 2012 shows the Apple logo on the Apple store on 5th Avenue in New York. DON EMMERT / AFP Apple has expanded its legal battle against

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Enterprise lessons from Amazon and WholeFoods

Enterprise lessons from Amazon and WholeFoods

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A woman walks past a Whole Foods Market in Washington, DC, June 16, 2017, following the announcement that Amazon would purchase the supermarket chain for $13.7 billion. Amazon is once again shaking up the

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Chinese firm to manufacture phones in Nigeria by Q1 2018

Chinese firm to manufacture phones in Nigeria by Q1 2018

Mr Nixus! June 21, 2017 0

Chief Executive Officer, Awesome Communications, Joshua Ajayi (left); Technical Partner, Partner Mobile, Sola Akintola; Marketing Manager, Partner Mobile, Ife Akerele-Molokwu and Chief Operating Officer, Partner Mobile, Simon Klepper at the launch of PS 3

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6,000 African journalists to benefit from Google digital programme   

6,000 African journalists to benefit from Google digital programme   

Mr Nixus! June 21, 2017 0

• NASCAM educates practitioners on cyber security Search giant, Google, will offer about 6,000 African journalists free Digital Journalism training within the next nine months, the Head, Training and Development at Google News Lab,

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CPN seeks protection of local ICT operators

CPN seeks protection of local ICT operators

Mr Nixus! June 21, 2017 0

ICT • MDAs urged to harness value of data analytics To prevent capital flight and grow the local information technology sector, the Federal Government has been advised to enforce relevant laws that will empower

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Vodacom Business Nigeria wants Internet in classrooms

Vodacom Business Nigeria wants Internet in classrooms

Mr Nixus! June 21, 2017 0

Vodacom Business Nigeria is projecting that classrooms in Nigeria would one day be run with Internet facilities, and will become a learning place. According to Vodacom, today, assignments are completed online and uploaded through

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NCC develops initiatives to empower telecoms consumers

NCC develops initiatives to empower telecoms consumers

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Telecommunication mast • Danbatta emerges ‘CEO of the Year’ To ensure that telecom consumers are well Protected, Informed and Educated (PIE mandate), the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), said it has developed a series of

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Understanding Mbps vs MBps

Understanding Mbps vs MBps

Mr Nixus! June 21, 2017 0

Internet speed Mbps and MBps sound similar and can seem confusing to understand. It is easy to see those ‘ps’ in both abbreviations means per second and the main confusion lies in the use

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MainOne explains reason for service outage

MainOne explains reason for service outage

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Funke Opeke, CEO of MainOne MainOne, one of Nigeria’s leading providers of telecom services and network solutions for businesses has said it is experiencing service disruption to its customer after a fault occurred on

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Etisalat remains resilient despite challenges

Etisalat remains resilient despite challenges

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That Nigeria is a challenging environment despite its large and ever growing population, which serves as a big market opportunity for prospective investors is no more a news, but surviving in spite of these

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Africa to harness resources towards sustainable economic development- Onu

Africa to harness resources towards sustainable economic development- Onu

Mr Nixus! June 20, 2017 0

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu says Africa continent is ready to harness its material and human resources to ensure sustainable economic development. Onu made this known in

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NCC tasks telecoms service providers  on accurate information to consumers

NCC tasks telecoms service providers on accurate information to consumers

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Telecommunication mast Telecommunication service providers in the country have been charged to ensure that accurate information and education is given out to consumers not to create confusion in their minds in making right choices.

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Ilorin as next destination for digital switchover

Ilorin as next destination for digital switchover

Mr Nixus! June 20, 2017 0

Modibbo Kawu The people of Ilorin, Kwara State and its environment, are in for better television viewing experience as the Federal Government is set to launch its digital switchover that will culminate in the

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MainOne says will become largest internet hub in West Africa with Open-Connect Service

MainOne says will become largest internet hub in West Africa with Open-Connect Service

Mr Nixus! June 20, 2017 0

Funke Opeke, CEO of MainOne MainOne, a telecom company said it planned to become largest internet hub in West Africa with Open-Connect Service.Mrs Funke Opeke, the Chief Executive Officer of MainOne made the disclosure

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NASA discovers 10 new Earth-size exoplanets

NASA discovers 10 new Earth-size exoplanets

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NASA NASA revealed Monday 10 new rocky, Earth-sized planets that could potentially have liquid water and support life. The Kepler mission team released a survey of 219 potential exoplanets — planets outside of our

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Google steps up efforts to block extremism, following Facebook

Google steps up efforts to block extremism, following Facebook

Mr Nixus! June 19, 2017 0

The stand of US technology internet-related services and products Google is pictured at the Viva Technology event, on June 15, 2017 in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND GUAY Google is stepping up its

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NCC to license 5 infrastructure coys in July, says Danbatta

NCC to license 5 infrastructure coys in July, says Danbatta

Mr Nixus! June 18, 2017 0

NCC The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said on Sunday it would license the remaining five Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos) awaiting permit by July.Prof. Umar Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, made this known to newsmen at

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ICT expert urges government to collaborate in fight against cybercrimes

ICT expert urges government to collaborate in fight against cybercrimes

Mr Nixus! June 18, 2017 0

Mr Felix Idowu, an ICT expert has urged the government to collaborate more with stakeholders in the private sector to fight cybercrimes and curbed the frequent cases of internet fraud. Idowu made the call

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Amazon deal seen as disruptor of grocery business

Amazon deal seen as disruptor of grocery business

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A Whole Foods Market sign is seen in Washington, DC, June 16, 2017, following the announcement that Amazon would purchase the supermarket chain for $13.7 billion. Amazon is once again shaking up the retail

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EA pays CEO $20 million as FIFA 17 maker navigates shift to web

EA pays CEO $20 million as FIFA 17 maker navigates shift to web

Mr Nixus! June 18, 2017 0

Andrew Wilson. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG Electronic Arts Inc. Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson’s compensation jumped by 19 percent as the video-game maker adapted to the growing digital segment of the market. Wilson, 42, received a

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Reddit said to be raising funds valuing startup at $1.7 billion

Reddit said to be raising funds valuing startup at $1.7 billion

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Steve Huffman, chief executive officer and co-founder of Reddit Inc., left, speaks as Alexis Ohanian, chairman and co-founder of Reddit Inc., listens during a Bloomberg West television interview. PHOTO: BLOOMBERG Reddit is one of

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Al-Jazeera Twitter account ‘suspended’

Al-Jazeera Twitter account ‘suspended’

Mr Nixus! June 17, 2017 0

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 24, 2005 shows a general view shows the newsroom at the headquarters of the Qatari satellite channel al-Jazeera in Doha. Qatar-based broadcaster Al-Jazeera said the Twitter account

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$1.2b Loan: Etisalat denies pullout of major shareholder

$1.2b Loan: Etisalat denies pullout of major shareholder

Mr Nixus! June 17, 2017 0

Claims Negotiation Continues With Lenders Telecommunications firm, Etisalat has denied report that its majority shareholder, Mubadala Development Company, from the United Arab Emirate is exiting the business because of the troubled $1.2 billion syndicated

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Facebook updates safety check with new features

Facebook updates safety check with new features

Mr Nixus! June 17, 2017 0

Facebook In a bid to build a safe community for millions of subscribers on its platform, Facebook has announced new updates to Safety Check to make it an even more relevant and useful experience

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Why Nigeria’s digital switchover is slow, by NBC

Why Nigeria’s digital switchover is slow, by NBC

Mr Nixus! June 17, 2017 0

The Director-General of NBC, Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, who disclosed that the President was committed to ensuring the process becomes successful in Nigeria, hinted that the Federal Government approved N10 billion for the project in

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Amazon: from online bookseller to internet titan

Amazon: from online bookseller to internet titan

Mr Nixus! June 17, 2017 0

Amazon has grown from a humble beginning as an online bookseller to a colossus of the internet. Now, with its acquisition of Whole Foods Market, it has become a major player in the grocery

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‘Data is the currency of the  future and that future is now’

‘Data is the currency of the future and that future is now’

Mr Nixus! June 17, 2017 0

Oluwatomi Ayorinde is a result driven software engineer with seven years extensive experience in analysis, design and development of Business Information Systems with utmost interest in solving business problems and challenges with proven technical

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Glo lines up superstars to entertain Lagosians

Glo lines up superstars to entertain Lagosians

Mr Nixus! June 17, 2017 0

Globacom has promised its subscribers in Lagos a superlative entertainment show at its Mega Music Nationwide Tour scheduled for today. The event will hold at Eko Hotels and Suites by 4.00 p.m. According to

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Nigeria needs 32m STB for digital switch over – NBC

Nigeria needs 32m STB for digital switch over – NBC

Mr Nixus! June 16, 2017 0

Digital switch over The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) says the country needs 32 million Set Top Box (STB) for it to switch from analogue to digital terrestrial broadcasting. The Director-General of NBC, Mr Ishaq

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China launches its first X-ray space telescope

China launches its first X-ray space telescope

Mr Nixus! June 16, 2017 0

This recent undated photo shows the Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), named Insight, being lifted onto a Long March-4B rocket at the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwest China’s Gobi Desert. China on June

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Facebook seeks to become ‘hostile place’ for extremists

Facebook seeks to become ‘hostile place’ for extremists

Mr Nixus! June 16, 2017 0

In a joint blog post, the social network’s global policy management director Monika Bickert and counterterrorism policy manager Brian Fishman said Facebook was committed to tackling the issue “head-on.” AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS

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Cyberattacks on financial industry to continue – Survey

Cyberattacks on financial industry to continue – Survey

Mr Nixus! June 16, 2017 0

An overwhelming majority (91 percent) of respondents said that they anticipate payments fraud will become a bigger threat in the next two to three years, up slightly from last year (89 percent), according to

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Satellite broadband connections from Konnect Africa underway

Satellite broadband connections from Konnect Africa underway

Mr Nixus! June 16, 2017 0

Konnect Africa, set up in 2015 by Eutelsat, disclosed that apart from the Nigerian market, the services will extend to countries including Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, and Uganda. To deepen

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NCC develops internet industry code of practice document

NCC develops internet industry code of practice document

Mr Nixus! June 16, 2017 0

Strategically, the Commission has commenced the development of the Internet Industry Code of Practice document that will guide the Commission and the Internet Industry. The deployment of IPv6 is a more sustainable solution that

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