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RepairAm.com – Exceptional repair service that exceeds customers’ expectations

26 year old, Odebode Ademola, a co-founder of NerdBevy, an Information Technology driven company with a special drive to provide solutions geared at providing maximum productivity in Nigeria’s IT ground, in 2014, launched RepairAm.com with his partner, Onibokun Ayobami. This was Nigeria’s first online gadget repair service. These duos bagged Creative Innovation Awards in the just concluded Nigeria Creative Industry Awards 2015, for their innovation and the great work they are doing with RepairAm. RepairAm.com is an online gadget repair service which enables anyone to call for repair orders online. It is a very simple idea as users/customers are required to ...

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Facebook rallies partners to unite for a safer and better Internet

Today is Safer Internet Day (SID) and Facebook has launched a series of initiatives to help make the Internet a safer and better place for people across Africa, especially children and the youth. Facebook is partnering with public sector agencies and non-governmental organisations from across Africa under the rallying call “Be the change: unite for a better Internet”. “Nothing is more important to us than the safety of the people who use Facebook. Every day people come to Facebook to connect with people and issues they care about, and they should be able to do so in a safe, secure ...

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30 percent broadband penetration still achievable in Nigeria – ATCON President

Nigeria plans to achieve 30 per cent broadband penetration by 2018 and with the right policies in place and an enabling environment, President, Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), Mr. Olusola Teniola says ‘anything is possible’.  In 2016, some statistics from Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) suggested a 20.9 per cent broadband penetration, though this is yet to be verified, it is evident that penetration is skewed in the trendy areas of Lagos, Abuja and piecemeal in Port Harcourt.  Any further increase will need to be on the back of infrastructure companies and other network roll-outs outside these geographical regions to ...

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I built a mobile app to help Africa’s farmers but our countries’ infrastructure must work too

Sitting under the bright lights of a restaurant in Nairobi’s up-scale Lavington area, I recently considered my next steps as a social entrepreneur in Kenya. My expertise is in the use of ICT4D (Information and Communication Technology for Development) for agriculture; put simply, it is about using technology to improve how we grow, sell, distribute and consume food. Recently, I was a keynote speaker at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) held in Lusaka, Zambia, where I spoke about the endless possibilities of ICT4D if well applied and combined with broader solutions to improve smallholder farmers’ access to markets, and ...

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Leading Nigerian Government Transparency Organization, BudgIT, Secures New $1.5 Million Grant

Omidyar Network announced  renewing and expanding its investment in the Lagos-based government transparency organization BudgIT. The new up to $1.5 million, three-year grant follows an initial grant from the Omidyar Network in 2014, and will be focused on enabling BudgIT to grow its organizational capacity, especially at state level, and to expand its work with government and institutional stakeholders into Abuja. Since its inception in 2011, BudgIT has established itself as a premier government transparency organization in Nigeria through its work to make the budget more accessible to ordinary citizens, and to empower citizens to track public projects. Using a mix of both ...

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Profiting With Your Phone – Casey Olugbenga Adeleye

PROFITING WITH YOUR PHONE 12 Things to Quickly Note Many do not know they can actually make more money or increase their worth using of their handsets. The Information Age came with so great opportunities and advantages, the world can no longer be the same with the advent of the Internet in the early 90s. Many today became instant success, millionaires and billionaires taking advantage of the opportunities and benefit the ICT sector presents. Unlike what one of the Nigerian leaders said several years ago that having access to telephone is within the reach of the rich, but today the ...

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EnviroNews launches mobile app

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#Updated: Leading online environment and development magazine, EnviroNews Nigeria, has launched an Android version of its mobile app. The mobile app makes it easy and convenient for its readers across the world to access the medium’s multimedia news and stories via their smartphones. Commenting on the development, Publisher/ Editor, Mr. Michael Simire, said: “This is a vital first step forward in our determination to ensure a personalised digital experience. Just as we have it on the conventional site, the categories and focus areas are clearly indicated and easily accessible. Some of these are: Agric & Biotech, Cover, Climate Change, Human Settlement, ...

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Huawei Wins 2016 Best Consumer Electronics Brand Award

The champ of “Best Brands 2016” honor was declared by Europe’s biggest free correspondences office, The Service plan Group, in a joint effort with GFK, the incredibly famous statistical surveying association, at a honors function which held in Shanghai. At the occasion, Huawei was named “Best Consumer Electronics Brand”, beating different brands contending in the category including Apple and Canon. The Best Brands title was intended to perceive the best and capable brands. The advertising honors were presented in China in 2014, it was the principal mark positioning in China to take a complete perspective of the purchaser’s sentiments, assessing ...

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LG maintains CSR culture across MEA

LG Electronics (LG) has been a long haul backer of corporate social responsibility (CSR), and it will keep on streamlining its endeavors to guarantee life is good for some over the Middle East and Africa (MEA), said Kevin Cha, President, LG Electronics, Middle East and Africa. Remaining consistent with its corporate social duty trademark – Life’s Good with LG – the organization expects to keep on actively contributing and managing its coordinated CSR activities in 2017 by keeping on supporting and draw in with different groups crosswise over MEA. The organization’s CSR exercises can be extensively ordered crosswise over three ...

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Technology: The 11 best laptops of 2016

Though a smartphone can handle more and more of your daily workload, it still can’t replace a tried-and-true notebook when it’s time to hunker down. But which to get? That’s the eternal question. Unfortunately, 2016 didn’t make the answer any clearer. With laptop sales steadily declining, no one manufacturer could get everything right. While several very good notebooks launched in the last year, there wasn’t One True Laptop you could point to and say “this is the best machine for most people” the way you could about the MacBook Air years ago. Every good notebook seemed to have one or two ...

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