Report: UK in 5G talks with suppliers from Japan, S’Korea

  British officials have discussed supplies of 5G networking equipment with companies in South Korea and Japan as part of a bid to develop alternatives to China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, a person with knowledge of the matter told Reuters. The source said the talks with Japan’s NEC Corp and South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, which were first reported by Bloomberg, are part of a government plan announced last year to diversify Britain’s range of 5G suppliers. A government spokeswoman was not immediately available for comment after normal working…

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Facebook loses more younger users – Survey

The world largest social media platform Facebook is losing a large number of young users as about one in four of them had removed the app from their smartphones in the past one year, a new Pew Research Center survey. The survey found that a whopping 44 per cent of users aged between 18 and 29 have removed Facebook’s app from their phones in the past 12 months, and about 42 per cent have taken a break from checking the platform for several weeks or more. The findings coincided with…

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Pupils develop “Made in Ikeja Mobile Games‘’

A software development company, Softwareshop Pty Ltd., on Friday said that 16 pupils on a three-month free software development training had to develop computer games and apps for their usage on Android phones. The Chief Executive Officer of the organisation, Mr Austin Agbakor, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Agbakor said that the 16 pupils were those who had taken advantage of the three-month free training on software by the Computer Village hub (Cvhub), a subsidiary of the softwareshop. According to…

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Fake News: Twitter deletes 70 million accounts


Popular micro-blogging social media platform, Twitter, has has expunged over 70million user accounts in its drive to ensure better and more secure conversations on the platform. This is in a bid to reduce the rapid virulence and popularity enjoyed by fake news, Twitter has been deleting at least one million followers every day since the start of May. Most of the accounts affected are locked accounts and experts have suggested they may be dormant accounts used to perpetrate unwholesome acts. POTUS, Donald Trump took a swipe at the Washington Post…

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How NLC’s Picketing of MTN Violated Global ILO Rule


The violence that characterized the three-day picketing of MTN Nigeria by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) attracted condemnation from several quarters, especially from industry watchers, Nigerian workers, and affected MTN staff. Now, it has emerged that the destruction of MTN assets, violence and threats violate an important section of the International Labour Organization ethics of which the NLC is a member. Founded in 1919, the ILO’s main goal is to bring together governments, employers and workers of its member states to set labour standards, develop policies and devise programmes promoting…

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WhatsApp adds new feature, ’Forward Message Indicator’ to curb spread of false new


WhatsApp has officially introduced the ‘forward message indicator’ chats to make it clear when a user has received a forwarded message. The new feature announcement was made via a WhatsApp blog post around which time the feature will roll out to 100 per cent. The WhatsApp feature indicates which messages have been forwarded to you upon receipt, it will also help make one-on-one and group chats easier to follow. It helps you determine if your friend or relative wrote the message they sent or if it originally came from someone…

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TAMS summit urges retooling of educational system as vital for making Nigeria work again

Caption: From left: Convener of TAMS summit, Mr. Afolabi Abiodun; Business Coach, Stanford Seed, Mrs Emily Liggett; Special Adviser, Education, Lagos State, Mr Obafela Bank-Olemoh; and Chairperson of the occasion, Yetunde Ogbomienor at the 2018 TAM summit, tagged "Making Nigeria work” held in Lagos, recently.

Stakeholders at the 2018 TAMS summit themed, “Making Nigeria work” has called on the Nigerian government to immediately restructure the country’s educational system in order to ensure a brighter future for the country. Nigerians youths who attended the event in their large numbers were also tasked to go beyond sentiments, imbibe the culture and value of productivity in order to be good managers. Addressing the summit as a keynote speaker, founder of LEAP Africa, Mrs Ndidi Nwuneli, said Nigeria can only be restructured to compete with other developed economies such…

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Nigeria’s bumpy road to digital switch over

Despite starting the process 11 years ago, Nigeria is still among the few African countries yet to completely switch over to digital broadcasting, even three years after the internationally approved deadline. But while the switching process is still bedevilled with technical hiccups, funding challenge and low awareness, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) believes everything is on course. SAMSON AKINTARO reports   After missing three deadlines, two self-imposed and one sanctioned by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Nigeria’s move to switch from analogue to digital broadcasting seems to have become an…

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Service quality Base Station: National roaming as panacea

Amidst the challenge of poor quality service and inadequate telecoms facilities, Nigeria is pushing for national roaming for operators to leverage on available infrastructure for efficient services, delivery, but industry stakeholders are also keen on the removal of obstacles hindering telcos from importing more equipment. SAMSON AKINTARO reports   In the last 17 years, telecommunications in Nigeria has experienced a quantum leap from 450,000 connected lines in 2001 to over 147 million active mobile subscriptions. But despite the rapid growth, there still exist a wide connectivity gap in terms of…

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VDT backs ‘Int’l Girls in ICT Day’

VDT Communications, one of the leading broadband communications service providers in Nigeria, has thrown its weight behind this year’s International Girls in ICT Day, which is being marked in Nigeria on May 3.   The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) sanctioned event, according to a statement, has become a global movement in which more girls and young women are learning about the wide range of fascinating opportunities ICT careers can offer.   Speaking on the company’s sponsorship of the event, VDT’s Managing director, Mr Abiodun Omoniyi, said the company has been…

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