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World Top Cities May Be 8 Degrees Celsius Hotter By 2100 – Study
Due to global warming and urban heating, some of the world's cities may be as much as eight degrees Celsius (14.4 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer by 2100, researchers have warned.
UNESCO, NEMA Partner To Develop Early Warning Tools
UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) says it will partner National Emergency Management Agency to develop early warning tools to curb disaster risks posed by climate change.
Computer Problem Stops British Airways Flight
A computer problem has forced British Airways to cancel all flights from Heathrow and Gatwick for the rest of the day.
Proposed ICT University Buhari’s Best Legacy – Shittu
The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, says the plan to establish a University of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Nigeria is aimed at equipping Nigerians with the best skills.
Egypt Blocks Al Jazeera, 21 Other Websites
Egypt on Thursday blocked 21 websites, including Qatari news network Al Jazeera and Islamist-affiliated platforms, following in the footsteps of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
Obaseki To Leverage On Technology To Boost Edo Economy
Edo state Governor Godwin Obaseki says his administration would take advantage of the University of Benin’s Electricity Generating plant to drive an industrial park within Benin Technical College (BTC).
Capacity Building Needed To Fight Cyber Crime – Stakeholders
Stakeholders in the justice system and the Information Communication Technology sector have called for intelligence development to monitor and prosecute financial fraud and cyber crime in Nigeria.
Adoption Of Cyber Crime Act Is A Step In Right Direction – NITDA
Chris Okeke, the Director of Cyber Security at the National Information Technology Development Management (NITDA), says Nigeria's adoption of the Cyber Crime Act would ensure cyber protection.
Nigeria Close To Implementing Cyber Crime Act – AGF
The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, says Nigeria is proactively taking steps to implement the Cyber Crime Act of 2015.
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Bauchi Govt Engages Scavengers For Electronic Waste
As part of measures to protect lives and the environment, Bauchi State Government has registered scavengers in Bauchi metropolis to gather electronic waste (e-waste) materials for a fee.
Samsung Investigating Galaxy S8 ‘Iris Hack’
Samsung Electronics is investigating claims by a German hacking group that it fooled the iris recognition system of the new flagship Galaxy S8 device,
Senate Jolted Into Action As Nigeria Loses $450m In 3,500 Cyberattacks
Senate has raised alarm over “current and threatening” dimensions of cyber attacks, citing a loss of more than $450 million in about 3,500 cyber attacks on Nigerian ICT space.
Nokia, Apple Ready To Cooperate After Settling Legal Dispute
The Finnish telecommunications equipment maker, Nokia and Apple on Tuesday said they had settled a legal dispute regarding the right of the U.S. technology giant to use patents owned by Nokia.
WannaCry Attack: NITDA Declares Nigeria Free
Nigeria has been declared free from the “WannaCry” ransomware attack by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA).
Twitter Founder Regrets Trump’s Use Of Platform
The co-founder of Twitter Evan Williams has apologised for the social media platform’s role in Donald Trump’s rise to the White House.
Prepare For Cyber Attacks, Shittu Tells Internet Stakeholders
Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, on Friday called on internet stakeholders to put measures in place to tackle all forms of cyber attacks in the country.
Nigeria To Launch Africa’s First Nanosatellite
Nigeria, alongsde four other countries, is set to launch Africa’s first nano-satellite into space between May 23 and May 27.
FG To Support ICT Stakeholders For Sustainable Development
The Federal Government says it would support stakeholders in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector to create and strengthen a national data ecosystem for sustainable development.
World Bank Invests $70m In Redeemers University And Nine Other Nigerian Varsities
In a bid to making some Nigerian universities meeting the global standards, the World Bank has disclosed that it expended $70 million projects in 10 Nigerian universities to boost Science and Technology.
Facebook Fined For Data Protection Breaches
France’s data protection agency says it has fined Facebook for collecting information on users without their knowledge, following a probe of the social network in cooperation with other European regulators.
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