People Who Control Data, Will Control Africa – AfDB President African Development Bank (AfDB) President, Prof. Akinwunmi Adesina, has pleaded for Africans to embrace technology, and governments to urgently move away from “investing in the jobs of the past, but rather in the jobs of the future. A future that is just around the corner.” Adesina was addressing a debate entitled: The...... read more
9mobile: Court nullifies sale of Etisalat A Federal High Court in Abuja has set aside the sale of telecommunication firm, Etisalat International Nigeria Limited (9mobile) to Teleology Nigeria Limited. Justice Binta Nyako, in a ruling, voided all steps taken in relation to the exchange of ownership of Etisalat despite pending orders for maintenance of status quo, restraining...... read more
Abia seeks South Korea’s partnership in technology development Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia said on Tuesday that the state government was seeking partnership with South Korea to promote scientific and technological advancement in the state. Ikpeazu made this known when Mr Lee In-Tae, the South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Umuahia. The...... read more
Onu tasks staff on commitment to duty Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology has advised the staff in the Ministry to be more committed and patriotic in the discharge of their duties. Onu gave the advice while speaking at the 2018 Performance Award Ceremony for outstanding Staff of the Ministry on Tuesday in Abuja. The...... read more
Science, Roadmap To Transform Nigeria Into Knowledge-Based Economy – Onu   Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology has assured that a deliberate implementation of the Science, Technology and Innovation Roadmap 2016-2030 would transform Nigeria from being a resource-based to a knowledge-based economy. Onu appealed to scientists in the ministry to change their orientation and embrace hard work for...... read more
Communications Minister fires aides after memo goes viral Two aides to Communications Minister Adebayo Shorty were sacked as a result of a memo addressed to him demanding payment of their emoluments. The memo, since gone viral on social media, also mentioned disclosure of the Minister’s sudden wealth. Their firings and disclaimer were contained in a statement by Deputy Director...... read more
Facebook At 14: Mark Zuckerberg share lessons he learnt from the platform Facebook clocked 14 yesterday, February 4th. The founder, Mark Zuckerberg took to the platform to share the lessons he has learnt since starting the social networking site when he was 19 years old. He wrote ''Today is Facebook's 14th birthday. It's a moment to reflect on how far we've come from that dorm room at Harvard...... read more
6 Telecom companies to lose operating licences In February - NCC The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will impose the maximum possible penalties on any of its licensees implicated in masking of international telephone calls.   The regulatory body announced this on Monday in Lagos, in a statement by its Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Tony Ojobo.  The statement said it was likely that the operating licenses...... read more
Facebook to train 50,000 Nigerian SMEs in 2018     Facebook has said it will train and support over 50,000 students, small businesses and creative entrepreneurs across Nigeria in 2018. Facebook’s Public Policy Director, Africa, Ms Ebele Okobi, during a news briefing on Wednesday in Lagos, said that the training would be through a series of digital skills, as...... read more
Facebook to play down links to websites with deceptive ads Facebook is planning to intensify its crackdown on so-called click bait websites, saying it will begin giving lower prominence to links that lead to pages full of deceptive or annoying advertisements. Andrew Bosworth, Facebook’s vice president of ads and business platform, told newsmen that the downgrade of the links was expected...... read more
Nigeria requires 80,000 base stations to join `Smart World’ — NCC The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says Nigeria needs at least 80,000 telecommunication base stations to actualise its dream of being a smart country. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta said on Thursday in Lagos that such number of base stations would spur Nigeria to join countries working toward...... read more
Google rewrites algorithm to bury 'fake news' Google has Kickstarted moves to make sweeping change to the algorithm behind its powerful search engine so that purported “fake news” does not appear at the top of search results. Google parent company, Alphabet Inc. recently announced a “rare, sweeping” change to its search function intended to bury “misleading, false and...... read more
#SW Abia: Internet world provides limitless opportunities- women Affairs commissioner The commissioner for Women Affairs and social development, Abia state, Mrs Chinedu Brown says the internet world provides limitless opportunities to bridge existing learning gas which were hitherto a problem to self development.   Brown who was a guest at the Start-up weekend Abia, added that it is encouraging to see...... read more
Nigeria, China To Partner On Science And Technology Development   The Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has expressed Nige­ria’s readiness strengthen diplo­matic ties with China in order to advance technological develop­ment in the country. Speaking during a meeting with the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. GU Xiaojie, Onu highlighted the importance of tech­nology on creating increased wealth...... read more
Africa’s 70 Percent Telecommunications Subscription Controlled By Nigeria Latest reports reveal that 70 percent of Africa’s telecommunications subscription is controlled by Nigeria, leaving the nation as the largest telecoms market in the continent.   Chief executive officer of NTEL, Kamar Abass who disclosed this said that Nigeria has over 150 million active mobile subscribers, noting that the voice market...... read more
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