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Banking sector remains positive


Bearish sentiments dominated the Nigerian equities market this week as the market closed the week down. The NSEASI shed 0.65% in the week, settling the year-to-date (YtD) return at 36.22%. Market breadth was pegged at 0.62x representing twenty four (24) gainers and thirty-nine (39) losers. nINTBREWemerged as the top gainer for the week with a 21.77% share price appreciation, pushing ...

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FG plans finance scheme for new car buyers

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The Director-General of the National Automotive Design and Development Council, Mr. Jelani Aliyu, has said a fund will be established to be offered to Nigerians at low cost to finance their commercial fleets and cars. He said, “The programme is being re-designed to involve more Nigerian banks. It is expected that once this is launched, more Nigerians can afford more ...

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Hurricane Harvey, Irma: Impact on Nigerian auto industry

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Within the last days of August and the early days of September 2017, the world held its breath as violent tropical storm named Hurricane Harvey and Irma wreaked havoc across Eastern Texas in United States of America as well as North Eastern Caribbean and Some parts of Florida. Hurricane Harvey was an extremely destructive Atlantic hurricane. In a four-day period, ...

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Nigeria’s investment in ICT sector hits $70bn – NCC


The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said on Wednesday that investment in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector has hit 70 billion dollars. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta disclosed this while unveiling the Nigeria Pavilion, at the ongoing International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World 2017 in Busan, South Korea. According to him, in 16 years since ...

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Domino partners with Ford to deliver pizza with self-driving cars


Retail chain company, Domino has partnered with ford to trial the first pizza delivery self-driving car to its customers in Michigan, United States. This is part of Ford’s attempt to inquire into how people react and interact with autonomous vehicles. “We don’t want to wait until we get everything done on the tech and remove the driver,” said Sherif Marakby, ...

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Google Set to Acquire a Part of HTC’s Team – $1.1 Billion


It was rumoured for a while that Google, the tech giant from Silicon Valley would buy HTC, the well known Taiwanese brand that has given us iconic Android phones in the past. Well today they made that official, but it is not what we were expecting. Google and HTC announced an interesting partnership where Google will pay HTC $1.1 billion ...

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Ten Ways To Publicise Your Blog


How do you make a blog stand out? There are so many blogs and so much competition that it can be difficult to attract readers.  However, there are simple ways to gain publicity for your blog.  Here are ten tips to help you market your blog.   Blog Frequently Readers like to see fresh content. It is very annoying to ...

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WhatsApp’s Co-Founder set to quit the company


WhatsApp is undoubtedly a beloved messaging service that we have been using for the last 8 years. From a Facebook post, Brian Acton, WhatsApp’s co-founder informed the world that he was leaving the company. Here is the full statement. “After 8 years at WhatsApp, I have decided to move on and start a new chapter in my life. I am ...

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Aero Contractors gets NCAA approval for C-check maintenance


Nigeria’s oldest airline, Aero Contractors, has received certification from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to handle C-checks on Boeing B737-300, B737-400 and B737-500. Newsmen report that the Managing Director of Aero Contractors, Capt. Ado Sanusi, made this known while briefing newsmen on Wednesday in Lagos. Sanusi said the NCAA approval that takes effect from Sept. 2 was given to ...

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World’s first bendable smartphone to debut soon.

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All the way from China, the home of most of the world’s electronics including smartphones, a young startup, Moxi Group is putting down plans to begin selling the world’s first bendable/foldable smartphone. The company which is based in the Chonquing Province, reportedly stated that it is planning on shipping about 100,000 units of its highly-flexible devices in China by the end of ...

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TTC launches app to report harassment


The TTC is taking a big step towards making you feel safe when you ride the rocket. The transit agency has launched a new safety smartphone app to combat harassment and improve customer safety. Through the app, customers can discreetly report incidents — as well as any alleged misconduct by TTC employees. “What we’re doing is trying to use the ...

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Facebook: more than $100,000 political ads is to a Russian company


Following its April post-mortem on its platform’s role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is out with some juicy new details. Most noteworthy given the public’s intense interest in all things Russian is the fact that potential pro-Kremlin entities apparently purchased as much as $150,000 in political ads on the platform between 2015 and 2017. As Facebook Chief Security ...

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4 app to help you reduce eyestrain-ailment


People using smartphones and tablets for long duration throughout a day, eyestrain has become a major ailment. Whether it is for work or fun, using gadgets, including computers, smartphones, tablets, etc. can adversely affect your eyes and lead to eye straining. According to Android Device, improper screen brightness settings and excessively bright screens at night make it difficult to fall ...

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Travel Apps


  Circa: for time zones Circa is for those moments when you’ve travelled so much you no longer know what time it is. The simple app helps you keep track of the time across multiple locations, making it easier to plan connections with friends, family or colleagues around the world. It also has a simple, soothing design and colour palate ...

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Facebook refuses Pakistan’s ID demands


By S.Ratko Facebook has rejected Pakistan’s demand to link new accounts on its main service to users’ mobile phone numbers.   Officials had requested the feature to tackle fake accounts, which they say had been used to spread hate material.   They noted WhatsApp – which is owned by Facebook – already had the requirement.   The social network met ...

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Innoson Motors: export Made-in-Nigerian vehicles

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The well-known Nigerian motor production organisation, Innoson cars, geared up to export Nigerian made motors to Mali. Innoson motors has signed a MoU with a Mali-based firm to export four hundred regionally made automobiles to Mali. Abdulsalam said on Friday in Abuja that Innoson vehicles signed a memorandum of information with ‘’taxi plus VIP’’, a Mali primarily based transport business ...

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9mobile launches its new brand logo and official website


           The newly renamed Nigerian telecom company, previously trading as ‘Etisalat Nigeria’ on Wednesday officially launched its new brand identity logo and website. The C.E.O of 9mobile, Mr Boye Olusanya, said at a news conference in Lagos that the new logo was in conformity with the new name. Also, with the change of name and brand, ...

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Etisalat Nigeria changes name to 9mobile telecom


Etisalat Nigeria, on Thursday July 13, changed its name after weeks of reported crises. After so many crucial management meeting concerning the situation of the telecom firm in, 9Mobile telecom was  adopted by the company as its new brand name. On Monday, the chief executive of Etisalat worldwide, Hatem Dowidar, said ”the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) has directed Etisalat Nigeria to stop ...

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