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Skype joins list of apps on China blacklist

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Skype has apparently joined the lengthening list of internet communication tools on China’s blacklist, with Apple saying Wednesday it was ordered to clear its download store of apps that violate national laws. Skype is no longer available for download on the China Apple Store or Android sites, with Chinese web-users saying it had been gone for weeks. “We have been notified by ...

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AOC: Experts want FG to increase fleet size requirement

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Experts in the aviation industry have called on the Federal Government to enact a law that will make it mandatory for domestic airlines to have minimum of 20 aircraft before obtaining Air Operators’ Certificates. The development, they said, would strengthen the airlines’ operations and also help them to attract funding aid from outside the country. The experts made the suggestion ...

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U.S. approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it

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U.S. regulators on Tuesday approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication properly, marking a significant step forward in the convergence of healthcare and technology. The medicine is a version of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd’s established drug, Abilify,for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression, containing a tracking device developed by Proteus Digital Health. ...

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Airbus, Boeing interested in Nigeria’s national carrier – FG

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The Federal Government has said that two major internationally renowned aircraft manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing, have indicated interest in Nigeria’s national carrier. According to the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, the manufacturers have expressed willingness to discuss their interest with the government. In a tweet on his Twitter handle, @hadisirika, the minister said, “Boeing said they can’t ...

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FG recovers $64.6m electricity debt from international customers

L-R Hon. Alderman Roger Gifford, Lord Mayor of the City of London, Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state and Mr. Peter Carter, Deputy British High Commissioner in Lagos, During the Lord Mayor of the City of London visit Governor of Lagos state in Ikeja. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

The Federal Government on Monday announced that it had recovered $64.6m electricity debt from its international customers. Minster of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola announced this at the 21st monthly power sector meeting in Asaba. Fashola, in a text of his opening remark in Abuja, said that the money recovered was from Benin and Niger Republics. He said that ...

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FG okays 13-year technology road map for Nigeria

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The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said the Federal Government has approved a 13-year National Science, Technology and Innovation Road Map to transform Nigeria from a resource-based to a knowledge-based economy. The minister stated that the NSTIR would cover 2017 to 2030, noting that the Federal Executive Council gave the approval for the plan to help ...

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FG saves N4.7bn monthly through TSA – Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said his administration was saving about N4.7bn monthly through the full implementation of its policy on the Treasury Single Account. He said over 20,000 bank accounts belonging to the Federal Government had so far been consolidated into one. Buhari disclosed this while declaring open the 2017 e-Nigeria Conference organised by the National Information Technology Development ...

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NCC allows telecom operators to trade in spectrum

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The Nigerian Communications Commission has said telecommunications operators and other licensees of the commission can begin trading in spectrum in the next one month. The Executive Vice Chairman of the commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said this in Abuja while speaking with journalists at the review of the submissions made by stakeholders on the Draft Spectrum Trading Guidelines. Spectrum can be ...

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We’ll use ICT to tackle graduate unemployment – NITDA

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Nigeria must employ entrepreneurship in Information and Communications Technology to tackle graduate unemployment, the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development, Dr. Isa Ibrahim, has said. Ibrahim said this at a stakeholders’ meeting on the ICT entrepreneurship in Abuja, saying it was in the realisation of this that NITDA created a subsidiary known as the Office for ICT Innovation and ...

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Facebook, StartZone empower 500 front-end developers

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Facebook Developers Circles Lagos and StartZone, a Nigerian innovation hub, have partnered to empower 500 front-end developers in the country. During a React Summit 2017 in Lagos, React and JavaScript experts and beginners converged to discuss how they could build better products using the framework, and proffer solutions to common challenges in their workflow. According to the organisers, the summit is ...

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Oando Foundation, Sumitomo create solar-powered ICT centres

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Oando Foundation and Sumitomo Chemical, a Japanese Chemical Company, have partnered to support Information and Communications Technology education through the establishment of three solar-powered ICT centres in public primary schools across the country. The foundation, in a statement on Monday, said the collaboration would impact on the lives of over 2,400 beneficiaries, bridge the existing gaps in the implementation of ...

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China produced 1.26bn mobile phones in eight months – Report

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China produced over 1.26 billion mobile phones in the first eight months of the year, including 932 million smartphones, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The figures were announced at a summit on mobile innovation Thursday by Qiao Yueshan, with the ministry. According to the ministry, China produced about 1.3 billion mobile phones during the same period ...

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Nigerian develops technology to help Muslims read Quran

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The Founder and CEO of a Muslims-only social network, Tutlub, Mr. Yusuf Hassan, has developed a technology that can help Muslims track their Quran reading. The United Kingdom-based entrepreneur said the aim of developing the technology was to help at least 100,000 Nigerian Muslims complete reading the Quran every month in 2018. Even though there are Muslims who have always ...

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Technology will produce more African entrepreneurs

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In a bid to showcase innovations by African entrepreneurs, an organisation, Africa as a Platform, has organised a one-day programme which will bring together innovators from across Africa. Themed: “Machines. Millennials. Money,” the programme would feature discussions on how young Africans could make use of new technologies to create wealth in the 21st century. The event would also feature exhibitions ...

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Turn to tech for time and cost-saving strategies

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(NC) Whether you commute to an office, run your own business, or occasionally work from home, today’s tech solutions can help improve your work-life balance and smooth out your daily tasks. Turning to tech is also one way to cut costs and increase profit margins, while at the same time improving your operations. Enterprise organizations often call this digital transformation, ...

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Did you know almost all electrical work requires a permit?

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(NC) If you’re planning a home reno this fall, remember that a building permit doesn’t always allow you to perform electrical work. Electrical fires are actually the number one cause of house fires in Canada, so before you tinker with your home’s wiring take some steps to protect you and your family. Start by checking if a permit is required, ...

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Five ways to maximise your mobile data usage

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Detailed analysis of mobile data usage suggests that connectivity rates remain comparatively pricey in Nigeria. Mobile Internet use has been on the rise and has been predicted to account for 26 per cent of global media consumption in 2019, according to a report by Zenith’s Media Consumption Forecasts 2017. According to the Research and Development Unit of Yudala, data has ...

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Canadian consumers demanding more mobile options

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(NC) In an always-on world, we increasingly want more choices, including the flexibility to use our favourite products and services on whatever device we’re on — from our smartphones to tablets. New research makes it clear that the shift that is transforming the buying habits of Canadians. Their preferences for interacting with businesses mean that it’s critically important for small ...

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