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US still to grant any Huawei trade licences

HUAWEI US officials have not granted any licences to trade with blacklisted Chinese firm Huawei, despite receiving more than 130 requests, Reuters says. The US restricted companies from selling to the electronics giant in May, citing national security concerns, which have been dismissed by Huawei. President Donald Trump said last …

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Facebook tightens rules amid 2020 US election fears

facebook_team Facebook has unveiled new political advertising rules ahead of next year’s US presidential election amid fears the platform will be exploited. Political advertisers will now have to verify their identity before being given a “confirmed organisation” label. It marks the latest in a series of attempts to address incidents …

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Keystone Bank empowers youths and business start-ups

KEYSTONE BANK Fastest growing financial services provider, Keystone Bank Limited, has again demonstrated its commitment towards the empowerment of MSMEs & youths in entrepreneurship by launching a capacity building Masterclass to empower entrepreneurs with the requisite skills for business growth. The maiden edition of the Masterclass tagged ‘Spark Up Your …

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Israeli technology chosen to ease Lake Chad water crisis

UN meeting results in deployment of Watergen’s water-from-air generator in Nigeria to provide desperately needed clean drinking water. Watergen provides drinking water in Sierra Leone. Photo: courtesy An Israeli invention that pulls water from air will be deployed in Nigeria following a meeting at United Nations headquarters in New York …

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BREAKING NEWS: WHATSAPP NOW MAKE VIDEO CALLS; LEARN HOW TO ACTIVATE-GUIDE

WhatsApp officially launched video calling on Tuesday, and the feature is now being rolled out to Android, iPhone, and Windows users. Updated WhatsApp with support for video calling for Android and iPhone has officially been released, so you simply need to update the feature to make your first video call. If …

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FG Hails Strategic Role Of Artifacts Rescuers, Assures Continued Cooperation

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has commended the members of the Artifacts Rescuers Association of Nigeria (ARAN) for playing a strategic role in the preservation of the nation’s cultural heritage, saying the ministry will continue to partner with them to retrieve and preserve stolen artifacts. The …

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RADIO BIAFRA RESTORED; ZUCKERBERG BOWS TO PRESSURE AFTER LOOSING $3BILLION 5.5% SHARES

Facebook Falls Most in 9 Months as Blistering Growth Set to Slow Mark Zuckerberg lost $3 billion on Thursday, more than anyone else on Earth, after executives suggested Facebook Inc. probably won’t be able to keep up with its explosive pace of growth much longer. The sobering comments came on …

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NCC Does Not Regulate Content – Prof. Danbatta

Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta on Thursday clarified that NCC does not regulate content but only the platforms. Danbatta made the explanation at the commission’s Head Office in Abuja yesterday when the Management of the National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), led …

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Onu Urges Nigerian Youths To Diversify National Economy Through Innovations

Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology, has called on Nigerian youths to advance the diversification of the nation’s economy through creative innovations. Onu made the call on Friday in Abuja, when members of the South East Youth Movement (SEYM) paid him a courtesy visit. He said efforts …

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Minister Urges Commercialization Of Research Findings

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu has reitrated the need to encourage the commercialization of current and future research findings in the nation’s universities and research institutes as a measure to bridge the gap between research findings and products commercialization. He contended that such commercialization would involve …

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International Energy Charter And Nigeria’s Membership

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, recently said the Federal Government was considering the possibility of Nigeria becoming a member of the International Energy Charter through the signing of a treaty to that effect. This, he pointed out, would create the enabling platform for industrialization by making …

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How Technology Transforms Education And Communication In Africa

Getting both local and international breaking news is no longer a challenge in this world of advanced technology. Invention of computers has broken many barriers in information dissemination. Internet and mobile phone devices have, in recent times, made the world a global village where distance is no longer a barrier …

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Online Users Commend Advancement In Technology, Say It’s Their ‘Saviour’

Days are gone when job seekers are seen with brown envelopes and portfolios in the street in search of their dream jobs under the scorching sun. Some travelled a long distance just to submit application letters while reasonably qualified job seekers missed international jobs for lack of international passport. Today, …

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Kaduna Tremor: FG Appeals For Calm As Investigation On-going

Following the reported incident of tremors in Jama local government area of Kaduna State, the federal government has urged residents not to panic as scientific investigations are on-going to unravel the cause. The Surveyor-General of the Federation, Surv. Ebisintei Awudu, who made the appeal in Abuja on Thursday, while briefing …

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Minister Visits UK, Austria To Facilitate Technology Acquisition, Transfer

In a bid to explore common grounds of co-operation aimed at facilitating technology acquisition and transfer, the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has embarked on a trip to United Kingdom and Vienna, Austria. According to the minister’s special assistant, Sunny Onyeukwu, the trip which will last for …

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BREAKING: #AFRILANCING, A NIGERIAN STARTUP ON GLOBAL MAP After Mark Zuckerberg’s Visit

NIGERIAN TECH ON GLOBAL MAP AGAIN COURTESY AFRILANCING.COM Just days after the surprise visit Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, a Nigerian Tech company is again putting Nigeria on the tech map. In faraway London, the tech world was kept agog as AFRILANCING.COM an initiative that seeks to provide millions of jobs …

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92m Mobile Phone Users Connected To Internet In Nigeria, Says NBS Report

A total of 92,181,978 GSM subscribers use Internet through mobile telecommunications networks, the National Bureau of Statistics has said. The NBS stated this in its second quarter sector report which was made available to our correspondent in Abuja on Tuesday. The report said, “Of all GSM users, a total of …

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