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CodeLagos tailored to place Lagos State on African tech frontier, drive smart city

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CodeLagos is poised to position Lagos State as the technology frontier in Africa aligning with the Lagos Smart City Initiative of the Akinwunmi Ambode administration in Partnership with Dubai Smart City. No doubt, current administration in Lagos is committed to imparting quality all-around digital education that will enhance maximum self-discovery & development for all Lagosians. Observers say associated trainings are ...

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NITDA deepening human development aspects of ERGP, trains 100 women in ICT

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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has began its first set of Women in ICT training as part of efforts to align with the spirit of the ongoing Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) of the federal government. In a statement, the Director General/CEO of the agency, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, noted that “ERGP has three broad objectives ...

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Meltwater School of Technology plans 3rd Africa Summit in Cape Town

As part of programmes to mark its 10th year in investing in technology entrepreneurs in Africa, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), on Thursday, announced the third MEST Africa Summit, which will take place in Cape Town, South Africa in mid June. Formerly the Africa Tech Summit, this year’s event will go Pan-African, bringing together top entrepreneurs, investors and executives ...

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Telecoms reveal 38 different taxes, levies that frustrate investments, network upgrade

Gbenga Adebayo

Telecoms operators in Nigeria who had been gnashing their teeth over the endless number of taxes, levies and unimaginable payments that are very hard to explain across the states, have made a passionate appeal for either a downward review or scrapping of some government taxes to safe their operations. In a recent conference call interview, the chairman of the Association ...

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Access Bank deepens technology driven services with ‘PayAttitude Digital’

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Riding on the star performance of ‘PayWithCapture’, launched few years ago, Access Bank Plc has joined forced with PayAttitude and Unified Payments to invent another payment solution christened ‘PayAttitude Digital’. The solution is designed to allow Access Bank merchants/customers to receive payments using their mobile phone numbers across different e-payment channels, according to a statement. This made the inventors to ...

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Growing graduate unemployment in South East disheartening, Zinox boss cries out to FG

Ekeh LS

Zinox Group chairman and pioneer investor in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Mr. Leo-Stan Ekeh has raised fresh alarm on the unprecedented surge in graduate unemployment in the South East. Speaking at a two-day convention, in Owerri, the Imo State capital, Ekeh, who doubled as the Chairman of the occasion, argued that “unemployment situation in the region is a ticking ...

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FG to unbundle NIPOST to 5 firms from ongoing commercialisation scheme—Shittu

Smart CS Abuja

The Minister of Communications, Barr Adebayo Shittu has once again, restated the resolve of returning the hitherto moribund Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST) to relevance with ongoing modernisation and commercialization programme. He said the diversification drive for NIPOST is borne out of government’s desire to make good use of the multibillion naira infrastructure owned by the agency which is now a ...

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Ecobank’s upgraded Mobile App downloads climb to 4 million users’ in Africa

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The upgraded version of Ecobank’s revolutionary mobile app has attracted well over three million new customers in just six months, taking the total number of users to four million in half year. The app builds on the core functionality that saw the original version applauded as a game changer for African banking by using digital technology to combat many of ...

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No doubt, some interests working to do away with Teleology in sale of 9mobile—Pundits

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Looking for the murkiest sale of an enterprise in current Nigeria, it is 9mobile. Murky in the sense that the targeted buyer or bid winner by some unseen but powerful interests, may not have emerged according to their plots and permutations. A telecoms expert who pleaded anonymity told our correspondent that “Am disturbed on the level of embarrassment so far ...

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NigComSat 2, 3, not about loans but equity participation by Nigeria, China—Minister

The Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, has said that current move by the federal government to acquire two new orbiting satellites will not be funded by loans, but equity participation by the Nigerian government and Chinese investors. Already, Chinese satellite manufacturer, Great Wall Industry Corporation of China, is set to make $550m equity investment in the Nigeria Communications Limited ...

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