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UK To Have Driverless Cars By 2021
British finance minister Philip Hammond is to announce £75 million funding for Artificial Intelligence and plans to put driverless cars on UK roads by 2021.
Minister, Others Laud NCC For Its Use Of Social Media
The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, on Friday hailed the NCC, for impeccably deploying social media networks for public communication.
ICT Experts Tasks Policy Makers On Enabling Environment For Innovators
Experts in ICT, welding and fabrication and other allied sectors have urged Nigerian policymakers to create enabling environment support young innovators.
LASUTH, Bridge Clinic Record Success In Assisted Reproductive Technology
LASUTH has disclosed that its partnership with Bridge Clinic has in the last six years resulted in 74 live births through Assisted Reproductive Technology.
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U.S. Approves Digital Pill That Tracks When Patients Take It
U.S. regulators have approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication properly.
NIMC Advises Nigerians On Value Of Number
NIMC DG Engr. Aliyu Abubakar Aziz, has advised Nigerians and residents in the country to regard the NIN as a most crucial feature of their entire life.
Nigeria Among Countries With Cheapest Communications Cost – NCC
The NCC has said that latest studies have shown that Nigeria is among the number of countries with cheap cost of communication.
Oyo Releases 245 Electronic C-of-O, Dismisses Ad-Hoc Staff At Town Planning Offices
Oyo State Government has disclosed that 245 Electronic Certificates of Occupancy are ready for collection at the State Ministry of Land, Housing and Survey.
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CodeLagos Initiative To Train 1 Million Residents On Coding
The Lagos State Government has expanded the CodeLagos initiative to out-of-school centres with classes expected to commence on Monday 13 November, 2017.
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Gionee Launches X1s Smartphone In Nigeria Ahead Of Black Friday
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Gionee, has launched its latest X-series smartphone, Gionee X1s into the Nigerian market ahead of the Black Friday.
NADDC To Establish Automobile Training School – DG
The Nigerian Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) has said it would establish an automobile training school in the country.
NCC Plans New Spectrum Auctions
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will soon auction and assign new spectrums to boost broadband penetration in the country.
Telcos Mull Tariff Review, May Increase Call Rates
Connecting Rural Areas Key To Africa’s Digital Inclusivity – ATU
ATU at AfricaCom recently held in Cape Town, South Africa spotted the importance of connecting rural and remote areas in Africa to economic opportunities.
NCC Seeks Govt.’s Intervention Against Multiple Taxation
The NCC ha.s called on governments to work in tandem with it to deal with the challenges militating against better service quality in the telecom sector.
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Osun Concludes Biometric Registration Of 5,000 Artisanal Miners
The Osun state government says it has taken biometric details of over 5,000 artisanal miners in several mining communities across the state.
Startup Develops Business Networking Tools For Nigerian Businesses
A team of developers have introduced an innovative business directory social network in Nigeria that lets users find companies by a chatbot.
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Google Introduces Launchpad Accelerator To Help African Startups
Google has announced the introduction of Launchpad Africa, which is a program aimed at mentoring African startups and giving them every support to succeed.
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Facebook Asks Users To Send In Nude Pictures
Facebook’s latest attempt to wipe revenge porn off its platform: asking users to send their own nude photos.
Lagos TEPO Starts Online Verification Of Retirees In Diaspora Via Skype
Lagos Sate through TEPO has commenced verification exercise for retired teachers who live abroad through Skype to confirm their “I Am Alive” status.
Obaseki Lays Foundation For JAMB CBT Centre In Benin
Governor Godwin Obaseki, has laid the foundation of the JAMB 500-seating capacity Computer-Based Test Centre (CBT) in Benin City.
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