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Digital Migration Process – What Nigeria can learn from Kenya

Attention has been turned to Kenya to highlight the valuable lessons that could be derived from the country’s experience with its digital switch-over in the last 10 years. For Nigeria, actualising the digital switchover and using Digital Dividend spectrum for mobile broadband will be a massive step forward towards realising full digital inclusion as well as the national objective of the 80 per cent mobile broadband penetration target that the Nigerian National Broadband Plan 2012-2018 set for Nigeria. Kenya’s success factors can serve as precedent for Nigeria. For one thing, digital migration is a complex process that requires consideration and ...

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WhatsApp back online after global outage of ‘a few hours’

WhatsApp, a popular messaging service owned by Facebook Inc, suffered a widespread global outage on Wednesday that lasted for several hours before being resolved, the company said. “Earlier today, WhatsApp users in all parts of the world were unable to access WhatsApp for a few hours. We have now fixed the issue and apologize for the inconvenience,” WhatsApp said in an email late Wednesday afternoon. WhatsApp was down in parts of India, Canada, the United States and Brazil, according to Reuters journalists. It affected people who use the service on Apple Inc’s iOS operating system, Alphabet Inc’s Android and Microsoft ...

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MTN sacks 280 workers,to inject fresh blood into the workforce

South African telecoms giant, MTN, has sacked 280 of its workers in its Nigeria arm, in a major job cut that is targeting at least, 25 per cent of its 1,8000 workers in the country, a company source confirmed yesterday in Lagos. According to the source, some 200 permanent employees and about 80 contract staffers across various cadres, ranging from new graduates to senior managers, were affected in a move the source said is designed to inject fresh blood into the telco’s workforce.

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17-year-old girl seeks divorce in Niger, says she wants to return to school

A 17-year-old girl named Fatima has appealed to the Niger Child Right Protection Agency to dissolve her one-month-old marriage. Fatima is married to 35-year-old Salihu M, said that she was no longer in love with her husband and also wants the marriage dissolved so she can further her education. “I was given in marriage to Salihu by my family, who thought I will have a better life with him. I do not want this marriage; I do not love this man. I want a divorce because I want to go to school and it is only when I am divorced ...

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6 talented Nigerians who work at Apple Nigerians are known for excellence and ground breaking feats in many areas of endeavours, including technology. Here are 6 exceptional Nigerians who work at Apple.   Tope Bello With a background in urban and regional planning, from the University of Lagos, and a master’s in geospatial information sciences from the University of Texas, Tope is a seasoned geospatial software designer. His career kicked off at ESRI, a US-based GIS software company, where he spent almost a decade honing his skills. Tope joined Apple in November 2016 to work on the Apple Maps team ...

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#BATech – FG launches Mobile App for whistle blowing

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has launched a mobile application that will aid anonymous whistle blowing for corrupt practices happening both within government agencies and parastatal as well as the private sectors. The chairman of the commission, Ekpo Nta launched the App in Abuja on February 13, 2017. The App called ‘Wahala Dey’ is available on android mobiles, blackberry mobiles and windows mobiles and can be downloaded at no cost to users. Nta while addressing newsmen shortly before the launch stated that criminal activities can only thrive when an opportunity to act is provided. He ...

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ATB Techsoft Releases Software to Address Gaps in Nigerian Economy

Information Technology and  Software development firm, ATB Techsoft Solutions Limited, has now unveiled market enterprise software solutions that has salient benefits for the economy. Speaking in Lagos, Abiodun Atobatele, the Chief Executive Officer of the company said the company has been developing several software systems through evaluation, design, planning, developing and testing. The solutions, he said, would address gaps in the Insurance industry, Education Industry and Enterprise Resource Planning for any organization. “We are very proud of what we have achieved with these solutions we are releasing to the market, which stands its own in the market. These solutions are ...

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#BATech: LG’s Hub Robot shows Great Performance Capabilities at CES Event

Last week, Consumer  Electronic LG at CES show, which was held in Las Vegas the United States of America, showcased lineup of intelligent robots, as part of the company’s innovations in artificial intelligence and developments in the “internet of a thing, IoT, ecosystem”. A home robot that doubles as a smart home gateway and intelligent home notification center, was presented, portrayed as being able to enhance convenience in users’ day-to-day lives. LG has been involved in smart technology and robotics for many years with the Hom -bot robot vacuum cleaner reputed to be the most visible consumer effort. LG demonstrates ...

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SMW Lagos To Launch African Women In Tech Tech Startup Alley

SMW Lagos To Launch African Women In Tech Tech Startup Alley in partnership with The Dangote Group & She Leads Africa In partnership with The Dangote Group and She Leads Africa, Social Media Week Lagos (SMW Lagos) debuts it’s African Women In Tech Startup Alley showcasing innovative women-led tech startups.  The African Women in Tech (AWIT) Startup Alley takes place at SMW Lagos on Wednesday, 01 March, 2017 and will feature 5 startups. AWIT Startup Alley is part of SMW Lagos’ larger commitment to ensuring women are an integral part of conference programming and ongoing initiatives. “Women make noteworthy contributions to the tech space and all ...

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Digital Switch-Over Technology: What Nigeria Can Learn From Kenya

The GSMA last week propelled another report, “Advanced Migration Process in Kenya”, to highlight the significant lessons that could be gotten from the nation’s involvement with its computerized switch-over in the most recent 10 years. Shola Sanni , the Policy Manager Africa, GSMA, said that actualising the advanced switch over and utilizing Digital Dividend range for versatile broadband will be a monstrous stride forward towards acknowledging full computerized incorporation and in addition the national goal of the 80 percent portable broadband entrance focus on the Nigerian National Broadband Plan 2012-2018 set for Nigeria. It is believed that administrations in Nigeria ...

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