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NITDA’S IT PROJECTS CLEARANCE PROCESS IS STREAMLINED

The management of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) would like to bring to the attention of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Government owned companies, other government establishments and the general public that, its efforts at streamlining as well as fast-tracking the process of the IT Projects Clearing House mandate, has fully automated the process. The Agency, in line with its mandate to regulate the practice of Information Technology (IT) in the public sector, issued statements in November 2016 calling on Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and other establishments of the Federal Government to submit for clearance IT...

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National Roaming Will End Rural-Urban Digital Divide – says NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), on Wednesday said that national roaming and active Infrastructure Sharing in Nigeria would end rural-urban digital divide. The NCC Executive Vice-Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, made this known at a stakeholders’ forum on “Development of Framework for National Roaming and Active Infrastructure Sharing in Nigeria’’ held at Digital Bridge Institute, Lagos. Danbatta, represented by the Director, Spectrum Administration, Engr. Austin Nwaulunne said that national roaming had the potential of promoting seamless communication of subscribers. According to him, subscribers will be able to roam on the network of other service providers where their own service provider is unavailable or has...

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Facebook Unveils Appeal Process for When it Removes Posts

Facebook said Tuesday it will give users the right to appeal decisions if the social network decides to remove photos, videos or written posts deemed to violate community standards. Plans to roll out an appeals process globally in coming months came as Facebook provided a first-ever look at internal standards used to decide what posts go too far in terms of hateful or threating speech. “This is part of an effort to be more clear about where we draw the line on content,” Facebook public policy manager in charge of content Siobhan Cummiskey told AFP. “And for the first time we’re giving you...

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Globacom Begins Work on Glo 2

Globacom Tuesday said it has commenced work on its second submarine cable, Glo 2, which is expected to be completed by October 2019. The plan for Glo 2, was unveiled at a contract-signing ceremony between Globacom, and global telecom solutions vendors, Huawei, in Lagos. Giving details of the project at the event, Globacom’s Regional Director, Technical, Sanjib Roy, said the submarine cable would be built along the Nigerian coast from Alpha Beach in Lagos, where Glo 1 landing station is located, to the Southern part of Nigeria. The facility will enable ultra high capacity connection to South-South Region and provide capacity to offshore...

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Google Releases New App to Beat Slow Internet Speeds in Africa

Google is releasing an app in Africa that will help internet users overcome obstacles such as the lack of high-speed connectivity and the cost of data on the continent. The release of Google Go is the U.S. technology giant’s latest attempt to extend its reach into emerging markets such as sub-Saharan Africa, where Facebook Inc. is also making inroads. The Alphabet Inc. unit has laid fiber-optic cable on the continent, eased access to cheaper Android phones and trained a workforce in digital skills. The new app reduces the amount of data needed to display search results by 40 percent and allows previous...

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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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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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Medallion CEO Vies for ATCON Executive

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The Chief Executive Officer of Medallion Communications Limited, Ikechukwu Nnamani, will be contesting as one of the executive of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) in the fourth coming election. Nnamani, who will be contesting for the post of first vice president of ATCON, at the April 26 election in Lagos, commended those who established the Association because its existence, according to him, has impacted the entire eco system greatly and that makes him to conclude that Nigerians have always been proactive and intelligent when it comes to developing any particular sector especially telecom industry. While appreciating efforts done to...

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Nine Million Subscribers Activate DND to Stop Unsolicited Text Messages

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About nine million subscribers in the country have activated the Do-Not-Disturb (DND) facility to stop unsolicited text messages to their phones.The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, has disclosed. He said his strategic vision for the industry, which he captured in his 8-point Agenda two years ago, has made significant impact in the sector.He urged global policymakers in the telecommunication industry to promote innovation and investment in the sector. The NCC, in a statement yesterday said Danbatta made the disclosure at the just-concluded 2018 World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, Spain.Dambatta said: “The DND facility is...

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Scientist Develops Keyboards in Nigerian Languages

A scientist has developed linguascript keyboards that could text and type in Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba languages to ensure Nigerian languages don’t go into extinction. The author of the project, Nnenna Nwosu, who is a senior lecturer at the Federal University of Ndufu-Alieke Ikwo (FUNAI), Ebonyi State, explained that the plug and play keyboards incorporate all the alphabets of the three major languages. Nwosu says that the innovation is a specialised keyboard that uses numerals representing vowels and consonants instead of the conventional Latin orthography, adding that each number represents a letter, which could type or send messages using the...

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