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Facebook To Launch Community Hub In Nigeria Next Year
Facebook on Wednesday revealed plans to open a community hub in 2018 in Nigeria to drive innovation and skills development in the country.
Telecom Infrastructure: NCC Signs MoU With NSCDC
The CEO of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta met his counterpart at the NSCDC, Abdullahi Muhammadu, at the head office of the NSCDC to sign an MoU.
CcHUB To Develop 1.5m Euros STEM Online Laboratories
Nigeria’s Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) is partnering with 7 European and African countries to improve students’ participation in STEM subjects across Africa.
China Blacklists Skype
Skype has apparently joined the lengthening list of internet communication tools on China’s blacklist.
Tencent Launches WeChat For Drivers
China’s Tencent Becomes More Valuable Than Facebook
Chinese social media and video game giant Tencent became more valuable than Facebook on Tuesday as investors sent the company soaring.
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NCC EVC Honoured With “Integrity in Public Service” Award.
Nigerian Advancement Awards, recently honoured the Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Professor Umar Danbatta, with the “Integrity in Public Service” Award.
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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