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Nollywood to Contribute 10percent to Nigeria’s GDP

Managing Director of the Nigerian Films Corporations Dr Chidia Maduekwe has revealed his readiness to reposition the Nigerian Films Corporations, NFC to be able to strengthen the movie industry in a bid to contribute to the nation’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP. Maduekwe in his opening speech at the recently held stakeholder’s interactive workshop on job creation held at the corporation’s zonal office in Lagos, said the country’s film industry will move from its current 2percent contribution to the nation’s GDP and move to a level of 10percent contribution to GDP. Speaking at the event, Maduekwe said, “In the United State of America,...

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Unemployment: FG Begins Online Registration of Jobless Youths

The Federal government has started the online registration of unemployed young Nigerians. The portal for the registration was opened on Wednesday April 5. A statement by the Deputy Director, Information and Public Relations, National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Edmund Onwuliri, says the portal, www.jobsforall.ng, will serve as a job exchange platform that will link job seekers and employers. According to a statement by Edmund Onwuliri, “The online portal which goes live today Wednesday April 5, 2017, is designed to capture the relevant details of any unemployed person. It will equally serve as a job exchange portal that will link job seekers...

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81 Young Innovators Win N756 Million Grant

A total sum of N756.3 million has been approved by the Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment for disbursement to 81 Nigerian innovators as part of Federal Government’s economic empowerment initiatives. Speaking on Tuesday in Abuja, the nation’s capital, The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment,Aso Villa Demo Day (AVDD). According to him, the project targets young Nigerian entrepreneurs with innovative business models who will contribute to the growth of the economy. In his words, “Having awarded grants to the best three innovators that emerged winners from the 2016 AVDD national competition, the presidency engaged GEM to scale up the programme for...

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Employment Racket: NITDA Denies Accusation

The management of National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA has described as false some online reports of employment racket within the agency. The Agency made the declaration in a Release signed by its Head of Corporate Affairs and External Relations, Mrs. Hadiza Umar. According to her, the report is a typical example of disinformation aimed at discrediting the laudable efforts of the current management and it further stated as follows: • The Agency has since inception been involved in headhunting individuals that can add value to the effective execution of its mandate and has been engaging staff on Secondment. In...

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Fake Accounts: Facebook to use behavior to weed out bogus users

&nbsp Facebook will get rid of fraudulent user account by using behaviors like repetitive posts and torrent messages. The security improvement was described as being part of efforts to rid the leading social network of hoaxes, misinformation, and fake news by making sure people are who they claim to be. According to Shanam Shaik of the Facebook Protect and Care team, “We’ve found that when people represent themselves on Facebook the same way they do in real life, they act responsibly,” he said in a blog post. Shanam said, Accounts suspected of being bogus will be suspended and holders asked to verify identities....

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UTME: JAMB says No Registration Extension

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has informed that it will not extend the period of registration for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME across the country. Authorities believe every candidate must have been registered before the deadline. According to JAMB’s Head of Public Relations, Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB had so far registered 600, 000 candidates for the 2017 exercise. He said that measures are on ground to ensure the regulated platform could help candidates to get registered before the end of the month and to prevent irregularities in registration. Benjamin observed that some applicants were seeking extension of the UTME...

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VoiceIT App Wins ₦1.5 Million at Re:Code Nigeria Hackathon

Voice banking app VoiceIt has won the 2017 Africa Fintech Foundry in partnership with Access Bank, Flutterwave, IBM, Microsoft, iDEA Nigeria and others, the hackathon was aimed at building brilliant solutions to the most daunting problems in financial services today. The event brought together multiple teams of talented developers, designers, problem-solvers, out-of-the-box thinkers, dreamers, doers, makers, and code magicians. 17 teams were formed and for two days March 24 and 26, 2017 they hacked financial solutions, with VoiceIt emerging winner after a pitch session. VoiceIt allows customers carry to out banking operations via voice. Things like checking one’s account balance, transferring funds, and...

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CABSAT 2017: Sheikh Hasherum Al Maktoum Bin Maktoum Opens Show

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His Highness Sheikh Hasherum Al Maktoum Bin Maktoum, Director General of Dubai's Department of Information, yesterday opened CABSAT 2017 - the definitive event for broadcast, satellite and entertainment content sectors across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA). The 23rd edition of CABSAT, running 21-23 March, 2017 at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), makes it the leading platform for the broadcast, production, content delivery, digital media, and satellite sectors across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA). The event fosters disruptive innovation, creation, distribution, and monetisation opportunities across the MENA film and audio entertainment media market. With more 13,000 media...

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ICT For Economic Development : CTO Sec Gen Applauds Bangladesh Government Efforts

Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) , Shola Taylor praised the government of Bangladesh for their work to make the Internet a safe space for citizens to communicate, conduct business and learn. In a speech at the Digital Bangladesh conference, which took place on 7 – 8 March 2017, Mr Taylor told an audience of over 200 delegates – including the Honourable Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Speaker of the Bangladesh parliament and the Honourable Begum Tarana Halim, State Minister for Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology– that enhancing cybersecurity was an essential component in the drive to use ICTs to...

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Hilary Damissah Gets IIM Professional Fellowship 2017

The Managing Editor of Cyber Africa magazine Mr. Hilary Damissah has joined the league of Professional Fellows of the Institute of Information Management Africa (IIM) Africa. Alongside, other eminent Nigerians from both the public and private sector, the editor was inducted into the body at the University of Lagos on the 18th of March, 2017 during the Institutes’ annual conference. Speaking at the occasion, Amb. (Dr) Oyewole Oyedoku the President of the Institute and Chairman Governing Council, noted that the inductees were selected based on several years of consistent, ethical management of information, hard work and high sense of professionalism as...

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