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Lawyers Divided Over CJN’s Suspension

Recently the judiciary and indeed the legal profession in Nigeria have become a subject ridicule in the public domain. Ordinarily, The Judiciary is the pendulum that holds every society together under the roof of Justice. However, we will never attain justice where the institution, which is saddled with the responsibility of protecting the sanctity of our laws, promoting sanity in our democracy and day to day dealings is marred by corruption, shielding corrupt officials, uncertainties and unnecessary technicalities. An example is the case of Joseph Nwobike (formerly SAN) and Justice Umezulike of Court of Appeal and Kabiru Auta...

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FIIRO ISO certification will save Nigeria capital flight –Director General

The Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi, (FIIRO), says the award of International Organization for Standardization ISO certification to the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, (FIIRO) has put Nigeria on the global map. The Director General/ Chief Executive Officer of the oldest and foremost research body in Nigeria. Prof. Gloria Elemo disclosed this DigiVation Network in her office in Lagos. The obviously elated Director of the over 60 years old research institute in an exclusive interview said, with the ISO certification of FIIRO, has put Nigeria on the global community reckoning on the right way of doing things. Prof. Elemo...

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Telecom Masts Pose no Threat to Public Says, Expert

Dr Emmanuel Nwokorie, Chief Radiographer in Garki Hospital, has said that telecommunication masts do not emit radiations capable of causing harmful health challenges. Nwokorie, who is also a Nuclear and Radiation Physicist, said this in Abuja. He said that the non-ionising rays coming from the installations were not as dangerous as X-rays and Gamma rays as being speculated.Non-ionising radiation is the term given to radiation in the part of the electromagnetic spectrum where there is insufficient energy to cause ionisation.“Masts generally emit non-ionising lasers radiation; lasers in our ways can be compared to microwave, but they are non-ionizing; they may not...

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Alibaba Acquisition Values Meal-deliverer Ele.me at $9.5 bn

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba said Monday it was acquiring full ownership of leading food-delivery firm Ele.me in a deal that values the Shanghai-based start-up at $9.5 billion. The deal is the latest salvo in the intensifying turf battle between tech heavyweights Alibaba and Tencent in the fast-growing Chinese markets for online food ordering and digital payments. Alibaba and its financial arm Ant already owned 43 percent of the app-based Ele.me and said in a statement that it would acquire all remaining shares. It said the takeover puts Ele.me’s value at $9.5 billion. Alibaba did not say how much it was paying for the...

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FinTech Stakeholders Urge Banks to Improve PoS Capacity

Stakeholders in financial technology have urged banks to enlighten their customers on the enormous capabilities of Point of Sale (PoS) terminal in the quest to make agent banking network viable.They spoke at the third quarterly PoS Innovative Summit held in Lagos organized by Global Accelerex , with the theme: Deepening Financial Inclusion Through Agency Banking. According to them PoS has an important role in Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) financial inclusion policy.Emmanual Agha, managing director, Innovectives LLC, who delivered keynote at the event, said that PoS device is like a mini bank where bank customers can do everything they can do...

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We’ve Not Suspended Card Issuance” – NIMC

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) read with deep surprise and disappointment the report published in the Sunday, April 1, 2018 edition of Leadership newspaper, titled “"28.5m Nigerians Agonise Over Suspension Of Nat'l ID Card Issuance." We wish to inform the general public that the report, especially the headline, is false and misleading as the Commission has not suspended the issuance of Cards to successful enrolees at any time. Accordingly, all individuals who, upon completion of their enrolment, have received an SMS are invited to proceed to the NIMC Office where they enrolled to pick up their Cards from April 3rd...

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Google LaunchPad Accelerator Africa kicks off in Lagos

Google today announced the startups who will participate in the first Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa class, at an event held in Lagos. It also announced a partnership with Udacity and Andela to provide 15,000 single course scholarships and 500 nano degree scholarships to aspiring and professional developers across Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. According to Juliet Ehimuan, Country Director of Google Nigeria: “Launchpad Accelerator Africa was announced at Google for Nigeria in July last year. At the time we also announced the extension of our Digital Skills for Africa program to train 10 million Africans, including 100,000 developers, over five years. The scholarships...

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Enyo Retail Sponsors App Development to Improve Fueling Efficiency

ENYO Retail and Supply, a customer-focused, technology driven fuels retailing company, in collaboration with cchub has unveiled a hackathon initiative. The exercise was aimed at developing local applications and solutions capable of disrupting the parts of the traditional value chain in the downstream oil sector in Nigeria. The 3-day social media week event centered around creating smart solutions around service delivery in the downstream fuels retailing sector, together, both organizations tasked software developers, app programmers, ui/ux developers, tech enthusiasts, and business analysts to build solutions focused on cryptocurrency, customer loyalty and overall consumer experience. At the end of the 3 day event,...

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NCC Seeks Release of 60Ghz Frequency Spectrum for Broadband Deployment

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has disclosed plans to seek broadband deployment in the telecommunication sector.In this regard, it is pursuing the release of a 60-gigahertz (Ghz) spectrum band from the National Frequency Management Commission (NFMC) for operators in the sector.The release of the spectrum is expected to among other things, help the commission to address the growing demands by operators. The NCC Director of Spectrum Administration, Austine Nwaulune, explained: “Though, the licence is not yet being utilised in Nigeria, as it is the case in United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States of America, we are pushing...

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NCC Board approves two new Infraco Licences for South East and North East

In order to deepen broadband penetration in the Country, the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) recently approved two additional Infrastructure Company (Infraco) Licences. The two new Infraco licencees are Zinox Technology Limited for South East and Brinks Integrated Solutions Limited for North East. With this approval, the number of Infracos licenced so far is now four. Over a year ago, MainOne Cable Company Limited, had been licenced to provide services in Lagos while IHS got its licence to cover the North Central geopolitical zone including Abuja. The Infraco licences are based on the NCC’s Open Access Model (OAM) in line with...

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