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Africans Light Up Lagos, Celebrate Agabi, DigiVation at 20

  [caption id="attachment_3709" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Dignitaries launching DigiVation Magzine[/caption] It was a night of glitz and glamour in Lagos as Africa's foremost ICT broadcast journalist Bayero Agabi marked 20 years of DigiVation Network, the continent’s first IT Media broadcast programme and the only to have won the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) award twice. The venue, Radisson Blue Hotel, GRA Ikeja, was lit with a colourful and scintillating array of programmes which treated the audience to a delightful experience. At the centre of the event was the hero of the day and cynosure of all eyes; Dr Bayero Agabi, a distinguished, ace...

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Agabi Advocates Creation of Innovation and Digital Economy Ministry

With the rate at which the digital revolution is fast changing the way people interact, interrelate, and how businesses research, produce, deliver products and services, and settle financial transactions in the modern world, Dr. Bayero Agabi, President, Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD), Lagos, has called on the Nigerian Government to establish the Ministry of Innovation and Digital Economy at all levels of governance. In his welcome address on the well-attended occasion, which marked 20 years of pioneering efforts of specialised ICT Broadcast and Advocacy in Nigeria, Dr. Agabi emphasised the imperative need for the creation of this new government...

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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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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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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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