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Spread Across Nigeria, Minister Advises NTEL
Minister of Communications Adebayo Shittu has appealed to NTEL to give rural dwellers opportunity to make choices and enjoy the services of NTEL.
Federal Government To Start Ranking Websites Of MDAs
FG will roll out a scorecard that will ensure all govt websites are efficient and effective to facilitate Executive Order 001 on the ease of doing business.
NCC Intensifies Effort To Boost Broadband Penetration
Ericsson Mulls Investment In Nigeria’s Broadband Market
A multinational technology and networking services and equipment company, Ericsson, has expressed interest in investing in Nigeria’s broadband market.
Kenya To Soon Start Fast Delivery Of Medicine With Drones
Civil Defence To Use Drones In Guarding Pipelines
NSCDC said it will now deploy drones in the Niger Delta creeks to militate against pipeline vandalism which has been pervasive in that region.
Kwara Community Builds Digital Literacy Centre
Imode Development Association (IDA) in Oke-Ero Local Government of Kwara State recently built and commissioned a Digital Literacy Centre in the community.
Onu Pledges Support For Viable Innovations
Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu has assured of his ministry's support for innovations that will contribute to Nigeria's economic growth.
Internet Matters Gets Huawei’s Support To Keep Children Safe Online
Huawei has announced a partnership with UK's independent not-for-profit organisation, Internet Matters to improve online child safety.
Huawei Unveils Mate 10 Series Smartphones With AI Processor
Chinese technology company, Huawei on Monday unveiled the Mate 10 series smartphones embedded with its first AI mobile chipset, the Kirin 970.
Nigeria’s Kudimoney Makes 2017 Top 50 Digital Bank List
Nigerian FinTech company, Kudimoney has made the list 2017 Finacial IT Top Digital Banks recently released by Financial IT Magazine.
OLX Sold Used Goods Worth N12.1 Trillion In 2016
In a recent report to mark its fifth anniversary, OLX says it recorded up to N12.1 trillion used goods dealings on its platform in Nigeria in 2016.
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Facebook Now Allows Users To Order Food With The App
Facebook has launched a service that will allow its users to order food for takeout or delivery using its social media platform.
Amazon Defends Facial Recognition Tool
AWS And Microsoft Launch Deep Learning Library
AWS and Microsoft on Thursday announced a new deep learning library, called Gluon, which is an easy-to-understand interface for developers.
Nigeria’s SEAMFIX To Unveil Innovative Data Capture, Identity Management Solution
A Nigerian Company, SEAMFIX has announced plans to unveil BioRegistra, an innovative data management solution to the Nigerian market.
Israeli Spies Nab Russia Spying On US With Kaspersky Antivirus
An Israeli intelligence team caught Russian government hackers combing computers around the world for exclusive American intelligence programmes.
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Tips On How To Protect Your Smartphone Screen
Smartphones and consumers have over the time been finding it difficult to prevent their smartphones screens from having a scratch or a crack.
Election Results: Atiku Defeats Buhari In Ambode's Ward
Embrace ICT As A Self Development Tool, LASG Urges Citizens
The Lagos state government is urging its citizens to embrace ICT as an alternative to seeking employment for financial independence.
Andela To Double Developer Base From 500 To 1000 After Raising $40M
Software engineering talent building company, Andela is already looking at expanding its developer base from 500 to 1000 after securing $40M in funding.
U.S. Will Not Suspend Boeing 737 MAX Planes After Ethiopia Crash
Ethiopian Airline Abandons Paper As It Goes Fully Digital
East Africa's leading airline, Ethiopian Airlines Group, has digitalized all its working and business processes, abandoning paper works.
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50 Percent Of TV Viewing in 2020 Will Be Mobile, Ericsson Predicts
50 percent of all TV and video viewing will take place on a mobile screen, including tablets, smartphones and laptops, according to Ericsson.
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DHL, MallforAfrica To Enable US Customers Buy African Goods
DHL Express and MallforAfrica will now aid customers in the United States to purchase locally manufactured products online, both firms announce.
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