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Teaching the next billion users

Teaching the next billion users

Mr Nixus! October 18, 2017 0

Godwin Benson founder Tuteria What will happen if 1 billion Technology teachers get trained in Africa? I asked myself this question a couple of weeks ago after I remembered my conversation with my friend

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NIPOST restructures into 106 districts for efficiency

NIPOST restructures into 106 districts for efficiency

Mr Nixus! October 18, 2017 0

An old NIPOST facility: Inset, PMG Adegbuyi As part of efforts targeted at making it more efficient and compete favorably well in the 21st Century postal business, the Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) has restructured

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E-commerce operators urged to improve customer experience

E-commerce operators urged to improve customer experience

Mr Nixus! October 18, 2017 0

Austin Okere Unless, Ecommerce firms invest in their back end to grant buyers a satisfactory customers experience, the sector may continue to wan in comparison with global players. This was the submission of the

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Samsung Note 8 bouys Nigeria’s smartphone market

Samsung Note 8 bouys Nigeria’s smartphone market

Mr Nixus! October 18, 2017 0

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Samsung’s newest flagship Smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8 is now available in the Nigerian market, according to an official statement by Samsung Electronics West Africa.  The Note 8 takes cues

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Onu urges youths to promote innovative products

Onu urges youths to promote innovative products

Mr Nixus! October 16, 2017 0

Ogbonnaya Onu Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology has called on youths to take advantage of various platforms provided by the ministry to create innovative products and provide services. Mr AbdulGaniyu

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Apple slams Qualcomm suit seeking iPhone ban in China

Apple slams Qualcomm suit seeking iPhone ban in China

Mr Nixus! October 16, 2017 0

Apple PHOTO:AFP Apple has rejected as “meritless” a legal move by Qualcomm to ban iPhone sales in China, the latest salvo in a bitter patent battle between the two US tech giants. Bloomberg News

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Andela raises $40m to bridge talent gap, develop Africa’s tech ecosystem

Andela raises $40m to bridge talent gap, develop Africa’s tech ecosystem

Mr Nixus! October 16, 2017 0

“Andela is investing in our continent’s future technology leaders, who are already playing a much-needed role in solving both African and global problems,” says Seni Sulyman, Country Director of Andela Nigeria. Andela has announced

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Jumia unveils loans for vendors to boost eCommerce in Nigeria

Jumia unveils loans for vendors to boost eCommerce in Nigeria

Mr Nixus! October 16, 2017 0

Jumia Nigeria • Plans a month ‘Black Friday’ promotion Electronic commerce (eCommerce) platform, Jumia will be giving loans of various sizes to about 60 of its vendors, as part of process targeted at lifting

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Kobe Steel, Nissan scandals tarnish image of Japan Inc

Kobe Steel, Nissan scandals tarnish image of Japan Inc

Mr Nixus! October 15, 2017 0

Embarrassing scandals at Kobe Steel and Nissan have tarnished the reputation of Japan Inc for quality, as once-mighty industrial world-beaters battle fierce global competition and shrinking profit margins. Once again, the image of a

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9mobile boosts offerings with corporate roaming bundles

9mobile boosts offerings with corporate roaming bundles

Mr Nixus! October 14, 2017 0

9mobile As part of its corporate strategy to empower customers with innovative services at bargain prices, 9mobile, formerly Etisalat, has introduced new corporate roaming bundles specifically developed for its enterprise customers. The bundles, which

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Shittu puts ICT sector investment at $60bn

Shittu puts ICT sector investment at $60bn

Mr Nixus! October 13, 2017 0

Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu Barrister Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu, Minister of Communications, has said that over $60 billion US dollars have been invested in the ICT sector since the year 2001 when digital mobile

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Data centre services boom as internet servers head home

Data centre services boom as internet servers head home

Mr Nixus! October 13, 2017 0

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of IXPN, Muhammed Rudman, said the activation of Verisign’s RIR Site into IXPN physical infrastructure is a pointer to the company’s mission. The business of hosting of internet

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21st century technologies, VMware join hands on SMART digital platform

21st century technologies, VMware join hands on SMART digital platform

Mr Nixus! October 13, 2017 0

Mr. Wale Ajisebutu, chief executive officer of 21st Century Technologies Limited. 21ST Century Technologies Limited, Nigeria’s ICT powerhouse has announced her entry into the VMware Cloud Provider programme, with its SMART Digital Platform.The service

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Africa’s pay-TV subscriptions hit 23.7m

Africa’s pay-TV subscriptions hit 23.7m

Mr Nixus! October 13, 2017 0

The total number of pay-TV subscribers in Africa has reached approximately 23.7 million.This is according to a report by market analyst firm Dataxis, which notes this represents quarter-on-quarter growth of 2%, and year-on-year growth

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Oculus unveils standalone virtual reality headset

Oculus unveils standalone virtual reality headset

Mr Nixus! October 12, 2017 0

Attendees at an Oculus Connect conference in San Jose, California, take a futuristic ride in virtual reality using Samsung Gear VR headsets on October 11, 2017 / AFP PHOTO / Glenn CHAPMAN Facebook chief

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Dell unveils new IoT strategy, division, solutions

Dell unveils new IoT strategy, division, solutions

Mr Nixus! October 12, 2017 0

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dell Technologies, Michael Dell said, “IoT is fundamentally changing how we live, how organisations operate and how the world works. Dell Technologies yesterday unveiled its Internet of Things

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Nigerian operator offers The Gambian financial service providers new solution

Nigerian operator offers The Gambian financial service providers new solution

Mr Nixus! October 12, 2017 0

BankOne is a cloud-based suite of pay-per-use software solutions that automate core operations of retail financial institutions and enable delivery of services via electronic and other alternative banking channels. Indigenous software provider, Appzone is

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Internet traffic rises as Nigeria ranks  13th on broadband adoption index

Internet traffic rises as Nigeria ranks 13th on broadband adoption index

Mr Nixus! October 11, 2017 0

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta at the ITU Telecoms World 2017 in Busan, South Korea, disclosed that broadband penetration in the country currently stands at 22

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Jumia offers 18m Facebook users  in Nigeria  e-commerce Bot

Jumia offers 18m Facebook users in Nigeria e-commerce Bot

Mr Nixus! October 11, 2017 0

Leading electronic commerce (eCommerce) platform, Jumia has introduced Jumia Bot, Nigeria’s first e-commerce Bot.The Bot, according to Jumia, will allow shoppers carry out so many activities online, including odering of food, find fashion or

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Seamfix to unveil innovative data capture solution

Seamfix to unveil innovative data capture solution

Mr Nixus! October 11, 2017 0

Chimezie-Emewulu Photo:Techpoint.ng Seamfix, Nigeria’s leading provider of identity management solutions, has announced plans to unveil an innovative data management solution to the Nigerian market. The solution, named Bioregistra is a state of the art

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Ministry, Kano State partner on fertiliser plant establishment

Ministry, Kano State partner on fertiliser plant establishment

Mr Nixus! October 11, 2017 0

Dr. Ogbonaya Onu The Ministry of Science and Technology has made a commitment to partner with the Kano state government to establish a Neem fertiliser plant with the aim of boosting food security and

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‘ICT is key to national development’

‘ICT is key to national development’

Mr Nixus! October 11, 2017 0

Chris Uwaje Africa Chair for IEEE World Internet of Things (WIoT), Chris Uwaje has identified Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as key to national development. Uwaje, a former President, Institute of Software Practitioners of

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NCC wants government to address lapses in identity management

NCC wants government to address lapses in identity management

Mr Nixus! October 11, 2017 0

Tony Ojobo The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has urged the Federal Government to pay more attention to identity management in the country, saying it will boost ease of doing business in the country. Speaking

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New Horizons builds Bell Varsity’s IT centre to empower students

New Horizons builds Bell Varsity’s IT centre to empower students

Mr Nixus! October 11, 2017 0

ICT • Says 60% current skills obsolete in 7 years Global Information Technology (IT) training organisation in Nigeria, New Horizons, has successfully built and delivered a multi-million naira Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre

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Yudala plans end of year promo

Yudala plans end of year promo

Mr Nixus! October 11, 2017 0

Yudala, Nigeria’s pioneer online and offline e-commerce outfit is putting finishing touches to a massive year-end promotion touted to be the biggest e-commerce marketing campaign in Nigeria this year. Tagged 11/11 – 12/12, the

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From flying taxis to robocops, Dubai as a tech pioneer

From flying taxis to robocops, Dubai as a tech pioneer

Mr Nixus! October 10, 2017 0

An Emiratee police officer stands next to a drone motorcycle at the Gitex 2017 exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai on October 8, 2017. GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP From flying taxis

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SpaceX launches 10 satellites for Iridium mobile network

SpaceX launches 10 satellites for Iridium mobile network

Mr Nixus! October 10, 2017 0

“A successful landing of the first stage,” SpaceX commentator John Innsbrucker said on the company’s live webcast, as applause erupted at SpaceX mission control in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket on

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Panasonic defines new frontiers of technology at GITEX

Panasonic defines new frontiers of technology at GITEX

Mr Nixus! October 9, 2017 0

Yasuo Yamasaki The Director, System Solutions and Communications division of Panasonic, Mr. Yasuo Yamasaki, has pledged the company’s commitment to innovative solutions for its consumers. He made the pledge yesterday at the opening of

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Japan’s Denso unveils $1 bn investment in US for electric cars

Japan’s Denso unveils $1 bn investment in US for electric cars

Mr Nixus! October 7, 2017 0

Japanese auto supply giant Denso announced plans Friday to invest $1 billion to expand its US operations to focus on technology for automotive safety and electric vehicles. Japanese auto supply giant Denso announced plans

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Tesla delays truck launch, eyes battery power for Puerto Rico

Tesla delays truck launch, eyes battery power for Puerto Rico

Mr Nixus! October 7, 2017 0

Billionaire entrepreneur and founder of SpaceX Elon Musk speaks at the 68th International Astronautical Congress 2017 in Adelaide on September 29, 2017. Musk said his company SpaceX has begun serious work on the BFR

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NCC says USPF on course for availability, accessibility & affordability services

NCC says USPF on course for availability, accessibility & affordability services

Mr Nixus! October 6, 2017 0

NCC Building Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, the executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has stated the strategic activities of the Universal Service Provision Fund, USPF, were targeted at ensuring availability of

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Cisco empowers women in ICT through internal employee resource group

Cisco empowers women in ICT through internal employee resource group

Mr Nixus! October 6, 2017 0

CISCO Systems Inc, worldwide leader in networking solutions has continually recognized the need for more female participation in the high-technology industry. The Networking giant has programs and resources to help women develop their skills

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Nigeria gets app to tackle crime, insecurity

Nigeria gets app to tackle crime, insecurity

Mr Nixus! October 6, 2017 0

A new mobile app that will help in tackling the wave of crime in Nigeria has been released. Developed in the United Kingdom, the application, Code9Help is designed to guarantee personal help and safety

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Communications Ministry seeks EU’s support for 2017-2020 ICT roadmap

Communications Ministry seeks EU’s support for 2017-2020 ICT roadmap

Mr Nixus! October 6, 2017 0

Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, yesterday commended the European Union (EU) for supporting the enthronement of a digital economy in Nigeria and Africa. He solicited EU’s support for

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Ericsson says mobile broadband boosts global GDP by 2.8%

Ericsson says mobile broadband boosts global GDP by 2.8%

Mr Nixus! October 6, 2017 0

Ericsson As mobile broadband penetration increases by 10%, it causes a 0.6% to 2.8% rise in gross domestic product (GDP).This is according to Ericsson’s report titled “How Important Are Mobile Broadband Networks for Global

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Merchants identify roadblocks to PoS business

Merchants identify roadblocks to PoS business

Mr Nixus! October 6, 2017 0

L-r) Tunde Ogungbade, managing director, Global Accelerex, Prakash Keswani, managing director, ARTEE Industries (SPAR) and Bako Nda Emmanuel, general manager, Mega Chicken at median edition of PoS Innovation Summit held in Lagos recently Merchants

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New Pixel smartphone headlines Google device launch

New Pixel smartphone headlines Google device launch

Mr Nixus! October 5, 2017 0

Pixel smartphone Google on Wednesday unveiled a redesigned version of its Pixel smartphone, part of a refreshed line of devices as part of the tech giant’s efforts to boost its presence against hardware rivals.

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Facebook, Ingressive empower 150 developers

Facebook, Ingressive empower 150 developers

Mr Nixus! October 5, 2017 0

Developer in Residence and Community Manager, Ingressive, Adewale Abati (left); Director of Operations, Sean Burrowes; Director, Strategy, Saifudeen Edu; founder, Maya Horgan-Famodu; Consultant, Dzifa Biga and Director of Communication and Public Relations, Odiri Ebor

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Internet Solutions wins Best West Africa IT Infrastructure Service Provider

Internet Solutions wins Best West Africa IT Infrastructure Service Provider

Mr Nixus! October 4, 2017 0

Internet Solutions Nigeria Ltd. (ISN), a leading Systems Integrator and Connectivity Provider, has added another award to its collection as it wins the West Africa’s Best IT Infrastructure Service Provider in the Customer Service

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Creating better markets with technology

Creating better markets with technology

Mr Nixus! October 4, 2017 0

In Nigeria, reality distortion fields also exist. Faith-based organizations practice reality distortion successfully. Evangelical movements create an alternate reality from orthodoxy. The customer’s perception is your marketing reality. A lot of businesses do everything

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‘Nigeria losing $50b yearly to underutilisation of space technology’

‘Nigeria losing $50b yearly to underutilisation of space technology’

Mr Nixus! October 4, 2017 0

The space opportunity in Nigeria in terms of business and the ecosystem is valued about $50billion yearly. Nigeria is said to be losing about $50billion yearly from the underutilisation of space technology. The Space

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Start-ups get $109 million investments, grants

Start-ups get $109 million investments, grants

Mr Nixus! October 4, 2017 0

Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Houlin Zhao (left) and Director, Spectrum Administration, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Austin Nwaulune, during the presentation of award of recognition to the Commission at the  ITU Telecoms World

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‘80% of Nigeria’s telecoms infrastructure run on wireless technology’

‘80% of Nigeria’s telecoms infrastructure run on wireless technology’

Mr Nixus! October 4, 2017 0

NCC Boss, Umar Garba Danbatta Eighty per cent of telecommunications infrastructures in the country currently run on wireless (3G). This was disclosed by the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta,

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General Motors targets 20 all-electric models by 2023

General Motors targets 20 all-electric models by 2023

Mr Nixus! October 3, 2017 0

General Motors General Motors announced plans Monday to launch 20 all-electric cars by 2023, part of a long-term push to an “all-electric” fleet as governments globally embrace fuel efficiency. The biggest US automaker said

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LASG wants automobile technicians to embrace use of ICT

LASG wants automobile technicians to embrace use of ICT

Mr Nixus! October 3, 2017 0

The Lagos State Ministry of Transportation has urged members of the National Automobile Technicians Association (NATA) in Lagos to embrace the use of information technology in their workshops. Mr Akinola Johnson, the Director, Transport

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Kano adopts digital printing technology for Triumph newspaper, others

Kano adopts digital printing technology for Triumph newspaper, others

Mr Nixus! October 3, 2017 0

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje In compliance with modern technology for printing purposes, the Kano State government has promised to adopt cutting-edge digital printing technology for the publication of the just revived Triumph newspapers

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Facebook beefing up team to thwart election manipulation

Facebook beefing up team to thwart election manipulation

Mr Nixus! October 3, 2017 0

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP JUSTIN SULLIVAN / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP Facebook on Monday said it will hire more than 1,000 people to thwart deceptive ads crafted to knock elections off course. The

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Google unveils new moves to boost struggling news organisations

Google unveils new moves to boost struggling news organisations

Mr Nixus! October 2, 2017 0

An Indian visitor talks on his mobile phone outside the Google stall at the India Mobile Congress in New Delhi on September 27, 2017.  AFP PHOTO / Prakash SINGH Google announced new steps to

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Honda to start mass recall in China over Takata airbags

Honda to start mass recall in China over Takata airbags

Mr Nixus! October 1, 2017 0

Honda will recall more than 245,000 vehicles in China over concerns about airbags made by troubled Japanese giant Takata, Chinese authorities said Sunday, dealing another blow to Takata’s largest client. The Japanese carmaker and

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Google announces introduction of five more products

Google announces introduction of five more products

Mr Nixus! September 30, 2017 0

PHOTO: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/GettyImages) Google has announced introduction of five additional products that would enable internet users to access information with ease. Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa, made

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