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Exploit Massive Opportunity in Bridging the Mobile Gender Gap in Nigeria – GSMA

The Global System for Mobile Communications (GSMA),  the trade body that represents the interests of mobile network operators worldwide is calling on investors to take advantage of the huge opportunity in closing the mobile gender gap in Nigeria, and Africa in general. Globally, there is currently a 10% gender gap in mobile ownership between men and women in Low-and Middle-income Countries. Sad. While mobile phone ownership and mobile internet use have increased significantly among women, there is still a persistent gender gap. Women’s lower levels of mobile ownership and use not only reflect existing gender inequalities, but also threaten to compound them. If...

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5 Innovations that Advanced Women’s Rights

1. HIPPO ROLLER Access to clean water is a human necessity. You need it to drink, clean, cook, bathe and more. Yet, today 2.1 billion people — around 30 per cent of the world’s population — lack access to safe, readily available water at home. Unfortunately, for the millions of women and girls at the heart of the water crisis, especially in rural areas, the burden of fetching water falls disproportionately on them. This means an increased risk of violence in often treacherously long journeys to fetch water, and time taken away from other activities, such as income-generating work and school or even...

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Blockchain Women Conference Set to Give out 6 Million Naira in Digital Gold to Participants

Attendees To Learn the Trade in Gold, and  how to utilize the tools of the future for personal, financial and business gain at Blocktech Women Conference 2019 Wintergreen Research released a report sometime ago, that revealed that the global blockchain market will shoot up in value to $60 billion by 2024, with new opportunities for people all around the world. The blockchain space is predicted to expand by 42.8% every year until 2022, according to a market research group Netscribes; and it is essentially driven by financial transactions and cross-border payments. Many global organizations are badly in need of blockchain developers, and are constantly on...

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR): Where is Nigeria?

Did you know that the world is going to see more technological change in the next 10 years than we have ever seen in the last 100? It will disrupt and change the business model of every industry in the world. Many jobs will be created, and many will be lost. Whole industries may cease to exist. Never in the history of humanity has such rapid transformative changes been seen.   It's a quiet disruption, that is changing the  global dynamics. Calculations show that it will dwarf past revolutions in terms of speed and the scale of the changes it will...

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Bayero Charge Political Aspirant on Women Digital Inclusion and More

The Vice-president, Nigeria Internet Group(NIG), and President, Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development(CECAD), Dr Bayero Agabi has tasked the Deputy Governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat to address the challenge of women exclusion and nonparticipation in the digital economy of Lagos. Dr Bayero Agabi, an award-winning ICT broadcaster who has advocated for the digital economy for over 2 decades, gave the call at an ICT community forum put organised by the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) in order to engage Dr Obafemi Hamzat, who is also a Fellow of the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), on the...

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Okeowo Calls for Revival of Local Paper Mills

Digivation Network can report that stakeholders have been challenged on the establishment of paper mills in the country in order to meet the growing demand for quality papers in the economy, and curb the economic losses the nation is incurring by patronizing foreign printers. The Chairman Printing, Publishing, and Branding Group of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Princess Layo Okeowo gave the charge on the occasion of her inauguration into office. The Chairman added that issues ranging from exchange rate, government policy on printing, moribund paper mills, and more, continue to bog down the industry. "Local printers have to depend on importation of papers because...

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CECAD, NCC Mark Safer Internet Day 2019 in Lagos

The Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD) and the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC have restated their joint commitment to sustain their call for a safer internet in Nigeria. Just as it was held last year, CECAD and the NCC with support from the Nigerian Internet Registration Association, NiRA marked World Safer Internet Day 2018 on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The event held at the NIRA office in Lagos saw Mr. Aminu Abdullahi who represented the Executive Vice Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta in attendance. Aminu told the audience made of stakeholders within the ICT ecosystem in...

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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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