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Latest tech news in Nigeria, Africa and across the world.

Google
Google Assistant To Make Phone Calls For Owners
Google has unveiled artificial intelligence software that books appointments over the phone on behalf of users by conducting voice-based conversations on their behalf.
Facebook
Facebook Bans Non-Irish Abortion Poll Ads
Facebook has said it will block ads relating to Ireland's forthcoming referendum on abortion that do not originate from advertisers inside the country.
Nigerian-Communications-Commission-NCC
MTN, Glo, Lose Data Subscribers To Airtel As Nigeria Mobile Data Subscribers Base Shrinks
Nigeria internet users have decreased from 100.9m recorded in February 2018 to 100.6m in March from, according to data Concise News obtained from Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Facebook
Cambridge Analytica Told To Give Up Data
Cambridge Analytica has been ordered to turn over information it has on US citizen David Carroll by the UK's data protection watchdog.
MTN Signs Digital Music Streaming Deal With Sony Music
MTN Music+, a digital music service provider has signed a digital music streaming deal with Sony Music Entertainment.
Google
Google Changes Rules For Election Ads
Google is demanding that those placing political ads during the forthcoming US elections must prove they are US citizens or permanent residents.
Snapchat To Launch Gaming Platform Next Month
Snapchat Joins EU Code Of Conduct To Fight Hate Speech
Mobile messaging app Snapchat is joining the EU code of conduct against online hate speech, the European Commission said on Monday.
Zinox-Chairman-Leo-Stan-Ekeh
Zinox Expands Assembly Plant, To Deploy Robotics
Africa’s technology giant, Zinox Technologies Ltd., is  to deploy robotics in handling  certification processes in its new assembly plant.
Nexford
Nexford To Build AI Technology-based University In Nigeria
Nexford University has raised $4 million in its first seed round to build a next-generation university in Nigeria to provide students access to high quality, affordable, dynamic education.
Facebook
Facebook US Loyalty Still Intact, Survey Suggests
Most Facebook users in the US remain loyal, despite the recent data sharing scandal involving a political consultancy firm, a poll suggests.
Bharti Airtel
Minister Charges Telecoms On Inclusive Network Coverage
Minister of Communications Adebayo Shittu has called on telecom companies in the country to ensure there is an inclusive network coverage.
NASA
NASA Launches Mission To Mars To Study Quakes
The first NASA mission that will look into the Martian interior is now on its way to the red planet as the Mars InSight lander launched on top of a ULA Atlas V rocket.
US Military Bans Huawei, ZTE Phones
Personnel on US military bases can no longer buy phones and other gear manufactured by Chinese firms Huawei and ZTE, after the Pentagon said the devices pose an “unacceptable” security risk.
OTP-mobile-apps
Telecom Operators Seek Regulation Of Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Other OTP Services
Telecommunications operators in Nigeria on Wednesday called for licensing for and regulation of over-the-top services such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp Messenger to generate more money for the country.
NCC
Twitter Tells Users To Change Passwords
Micro-blogging site Twitter on Thursday called on its users to change their passwords, which were unintentionally “unmasked” internally by a software bug.
Kogi Government, Kogi Gov.
Kogi ADP Launches ICT, Agricultural Training Centre In Lokoja
The Kogi Agricultural Development Project (ADP) on Thursday inaugurated an Information Communication Technology (ICT) and Agricultural Training Centre at its headquarters in Lokoja.
Blind passengers
Car Window Helps Blind Passengers ‘Feel’ The View
American automaker Ford is developing a new smart car window which will let blind passengers experience the passing landscape.
NIGCOMSAT, TURKSAT Sign Deal To Serve Africa
The Nigerian Communication Satellite Ltd and the Turkish Satellite Company, have signed d an agreement to serve the served and underserved areas in the delivery of satellite based services across Africa.
Cambridge Analytica To Shut Over Facebook Data Scandal
The firm at the centre of the Facebook data-sharing scandal, Cambridge Analytica, a political consultancy, is closing down.
Boko Haram, ISWA Unholy Alliance Will Be Crushed- Buratai
Army Warns Personnel Against Airing Grievances On Social Media
The Nigerian Army authorities has warned officers and men of the Nigerian Army to avoid using social media to air their grievances or discuss operational strategies.
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