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Ericsson Launch New AI-based Operations Engine for Managed Services

Ericsson has launched a new Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based managed services offering for communications service providers – the Ericsson Operations Engine. The company’s Senior Vice President, Head of Managed Services, Peter Laurin, says: “Networks are quickly becoming significantly more complex to operate as we introduce IoT and 5G at scale, and virtualize core networks, while aiming to enhance user experience at the same time. The Ericsson Operations Engine enables us to create sustainable differentiation for our managed services customers as it evolves operations from being network-centric to user experience-centric.  It fundamentally changes our way of operating networks from reactive to proactive,...

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MTN to Pay Disputed Taxes and Seek Legal Redress

In a bid to resolve the current impasse between MTN and the Kogi State Government over disputed taxes, the Chairman of Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Gbenga Adebayo, has advised the telecommunications company to pay the revised N50,000,000 (Fifty million naira) Social Services Contribution Levy (SSCL) to the state revenue agency and seek legal redress in court afterwards. Mr. Adebayo made this known in a statement issued in Lagos where he advised both parties to prioritize national interest and always explore dialogue or seek legal resolution of contentious matters. He also reported that the Nigerian Communications Commission...

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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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Spilled Liquid on your Laptop? Here’s How to Fix It

If you've spilled water on your laptop, act fast and you might be able to fix it It’s important to note that if your laptop gets wet, time is of the essence. You must turn it off, unplug it, and remove the battery at once. Every second counts. Do not bother to take the proper steps to turn it off, either – go ahead and press that power button until your machine shuts down; and accept the hard truth that your computer will be out of commission for a few days. In case of wet-laptop emergency Step 1: Remove all components that are easily detachable. Unplug your mouse and...

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Fake News: WhatsApp to Limits Message Sharing

Social media platform, WhatsApp has revealed plans to limit users from forwarding a message more than five times, in an attempt to stop abuse of the platform. The crackdown is an attempt to stop the spread of hoaxes and false rumours that often begin on the app and can be propelled around the world quickly. The company’s Vice-President for Policy and Communications, Victoria Grand, announced the policy at an event in Jakarta, Indonesia, yesterday. “We’re imposing a limit of five messages all over the world as of today. The decision had been made to stop “misinformation and rumours,” Grand stated. According to...

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CCB Chairman Tasks Public Servants to be Selfless, Eschew Personal Interests

As work resumes in full swing across the nation in the coming weeks following the end of the Yuletide season and public holidays, workers have been enjoined to rededicate themselves to duty with commitment. This charge was made by Prof. Mohammed Isah, the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) in a new year message made available to news men in Abuja. In a press statement signed by the Chairman, he called on public workers to remember their obligations to the state especially as the government has shown it's enthusiasm and willingness to cater for the new minimum wage which was...

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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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UPHOLD BETTER MORAL STANDARDS CCB CHAIRMAN TELLS PUBLIC SERVANT

In a bid aimed at fostering the right synergies towards achieving it's mandate of curbing corrupt practices in the public service, the Chairman of the Code of Conduct Bureau Prof. Isah Mohammed has reinstated the Bureau's commitment towards ensuring the goal of President Muhammadu Buhari's administration in its fight against corruption and ensuring transparency, accountability and probity in government services. The Chairman made this charge in Abuja at the Bureau's Office when he received in audience Dr Bayero Agabi, President, Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development, (CECAD) and some members of the digital capacity advocacy and empowerment Organisation. According to the...

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eNigeria 2018

• President Buhari to declare open eNigeria 2018 Conference • Mallam Nuhu Ribadu is keynote speaker eNigeria is the Nation’s annual IT Flagship conference and exhibition forum which serves as a melting pot for the best brains and ideas in Public, Private and Non-Governmental sector, organised by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). The National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) is the Federal Government arm responsible for regulating, developing and implementing the National IT Policy in collaboration with relevant stakeholders. It provides a platform for brainstorming on emerging technologies, local innovation and relevant ICT issues for the socio-economic development of Nigeria. It is...

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UN set up High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation

A High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation has been convened by the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, to advance proposals to strengthen cooperation in the digital space among Governments, the private sector, civil society, international organizations, academia, the technical community and other relevant stakeholders. The UN says the scale, spread and speed of change brought about by digital technology is unprecedented, and the current means and levels of international cooperation are unequal to the challenge. Digital technologies make a significant contribution to the realisation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and cut uniquely across international boundaries, policy silos and professional domains. Cooperation across...

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