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UNICEF partners with Malawi to test first humanitarian drone in Africa

By; Agency Report “The launch of the UAS testing corridor is particularly important to support transportation and data collection where land transport infrastructure is either not feasible or difficult during emergencies” WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, December 16, 2016/APO/ –In cooperation with the Government of Malawi, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) will establish an air corridor and use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), known as drones, for humanitarian purposes, the agency announced today. “Malawi has over the past years faced serious droughts and flooding,” stated Malawi’s Minister of Transport and Public Works, Jappie Mhango. “The launch of the UAS ...

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Facebook, ICLDNG partner to launch free internet safety resources in Nigeria

Facebook has partnered with the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria (ICLDNG) to launch free internet safety resources for teenagers, parents and educators through its newly launched Safety Centre. The redesigned Safety Centre is available in over 50 languages. The new Safety Centre walks people through the tools Facebook offers to control their experience on the platform, as well as numerous tips and resources for safe and secure sharing of information. It works well on mobile devices and includes step-by-step videos on a variety of useful safety topics. An addition to Facebook’s Safety Centre is the Bullying Prevention Hub, a ...

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Free Digital Marketing Consultation for SMEs and Startups

iNerd360 is a full-service agency dedicated to managing your digital business, with emphasis on Search Engine Optimization, Data Analysis, Brand Strategy and Awareness, Content Management , Social Media Management, Product Design and Digital Marketing Training. We believe that it is essential for startups and small businesses to have access to a service that eases the process of setting up and managing the needed digital presence. As part of our community project, we will be offering a one week free consultations to 20 SMEs and Startups in Nigeria. Our consultations will be typically online meetings, sharing access to the files/docs, working ...

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Telecoms firms kick against data tariff hike suspension

Telecommunications operators on Thursday said that setting data prices at realistic levels would enable them to provide first-rate quality of service to subscribers. They stated this in Lagos while faulting the suspension of the data tariff increment by the Nigerian Communications Commission. The suspended data tariff floor would have increased charges for data services offered by telecommunications operators from December 1, 2016. Speaking on behalf of the telecoms companies, the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria said while it was imperative that the operators continued to explore opportunities to provide their subscribers with more value for their money, “it ...

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TUC rejects proposed increase in data tarrif

The Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC), said Tuesday that the proposed increase in data rate by the telecoms operators in the country was a conspiracy against the collective interest of the common man in the country. In a statement made available to newsmen and signed by the President, Comrade Bobboi Bala Kaigama and Acting Secretary General, Comrade (Barr.) Simeso Amachree, the Congress said the proposed increase was unacceptable as if is aimed at frustrating the lives of the Nigerian people. If said rather than increase awareness for greater citizens’ participation especially in ICT, they are doing the opposite, pointing ...

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DTEK60 Preview: BlackBerry’s Surprisingly Speedy Return To The Smartphone Market

As part of its calendar Q3 earnings call, BlackBerry announced that it would no longer be manufacturing BlackBerry smartphones. The hardware-focused game was over and the future would be in software. This makes the timing of today’s launch of the new DTEK60 BlackBerry handset kind of awkward. It’s awkward but it’s not contradicting the previous statement. The DTEK60 is a good illustration of where BlackBerry sees its smartphone future. The Android manufacturer ecosystem is one that is becoming a commodity market for all but the highest-specification handsets at the top end. Margins are smaller, and with price as a key battleground the real value is found elsewhere ...

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Nigeria: Private Sector Must Support ICT Growth – Ojobo

Tony Ojobo, the Director of Public Affairs of the Nigeria Communications Commission, has asked the private sector to support the ICT developments as the veritable stages for occupation creation. Ojobo decided while tending to State House journalists amid the presentation of 30 youthful Nigerian trend-setters at the Aso Villa Demo Day on Friday. He said the ICT part would develop the country’s economy into billions of dollars gave a considerable measure of advancements could happen. According to him, the private sector must bolster government as far as giving the genuinely necessary financing to these inventive Nigerians to take their products ...

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EMCOAN lauds NBC’s move for digitization of broadcast

The Electronic Media Content Owners Association of Nigeria, EMCOAN, has expressed satisfaction over the willingness of the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission, NBC, to collaborate with it for a successful digitization of the broadcast. Its President, Debbie Odutayo, said though the regulatory body failed to achieve the June digital switch-over deadline, better and deeper collaboration with major stakeholders would largely contribute to a successful actualisation of the new target date. Odutayo said the NBC was now taking the bull by the horns, with the facilitation of EMCOAN’s participation in international events such as Mipcom which holds in France in October. She said ...

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