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17 Feb 2015
THE yearly President’s Dinner of the apex software body in Nigeria, the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) has been confirmed to hold March 6, at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos.    According to ISPON, this year’s dinner promises to deliver sustainable solutions to the nation’s knowledge industry.    Speaking on what…
17 Feb 2015
LAGOS State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Mrs. Olusola Oworu, has challenged EATON, a power management company, to consider setting up a manufacturing plant in Lagos, the commercial hub centre of the country, having established its presence Nigeria.    The commissioner, gave this charge during EATON’s Technology Day in Lagos, organised by the company to…
17 Feb 2015
NATIONAL Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has concluded its two day 2nd International Vendors’ Summit aimed at ensuring that citizens who have enrolled for their National Identification Number (NIN) get their National e-ID Cards on time, as well as draw up a road map for the cards personalization phase ‘2’ outlook.    The summit held recently…
mobile-money
10 Feb 2015
COUNTRIES in the West African region are lagging behind their peers, especially those from the East African region in terms of adoption, development and usage of mobile money platforms, a new report has confirmed.    Today, West Africa, which is home to 18 countries including Nigeria, Ghana; Sierra Leone; Mauritania, Benin; Mali, has over 301.6…
CYBER-SEC
10 Feb 2015
CYBER security experts have said that much needs to be done to prevent highly destructive cyber attacks, especially on the nation’s critical infrastructure.   During  a presentation at the Cyber Security Expert Association Of Nigeria (CSEAN) conference in Abuja, a representative of the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola,…
10 Feb 2015
IMPROVED broadband penetration has the potential of creating wealth and unlocking huge opportunities for millions of Nigerians, while fast-tracking the nation’s economic development.            Making this charge at a telecom conference organized by global giants, Nokia Networks in Lagos, Chairman of Zinox Group, Leo Stan Ekeh, noted that enhanced broadband access…
10 Feb 2015
IN an efforts to connect more cities into their networks in the country, West Africa’s Independent Fibre Optic Infrastructure and Telecommunications Service Provider, Phase3 Telecom, has concluded plans to connect Ibadan And Kaduna to its IP/MPLS point- access.  The Chief Executive Officer of the firm, Stanley Jegede, said that the idea is to provide affordable…
10 Feb 2015
TO drive technology growth in Nigeria, CBO Investment Management has provided seed-funding worth $2500 to three I.T entrepreneurs.    The entrepreneurs emerged as winners and finalists at the Entrepreneurs Pitching Contest organized as part of the recently held British Council Creative Industries Expo in Lagos, Nigeria.    Speaking during the presentation of the cheques to…
10 Feb 2015
ACROSS the globe today, healthcare is significantly affected by technological advancements, as technology both shapes and changes health systems locally and globally.     Compared to other part of the world, when it comes to the influence of technology in health care on the African continent, seemingly small victories can lead to vast improvements.    …
10 Feb 2015
AT times it appeared that it would never end, but after 45 days and 341 rounds of bidding, the US AWS-3 spectrum auction finally came to a close at the end of last week, having raised a record $44.899 billion in licence fees. This total was far in excess of previous FCC spectrum auctions (and…
Software
3 Feb 2015
THE Federal Government through the Ministry of Communications Technology is aiming to raise about $50 million (N10 billion) venture capital fund that will support software and technology growth for start-ups in Nigeria before the end of the year.    Already, about $16.2 million have been raised, but the Minister of Communications, Dr. Omobola Johnson said…
GSM
3 Feb 2015
UNLESS African governments choose to grant mobile operators access to sufficient spectrum, countries across the continent may miss out on the substantial socioeconomic benefits that mobile broadband delivers.    This was the view of the GSM Association (GSMA), the body, which represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting 800 operators with more than 250…

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