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Nissan Taking $2.2 Billion Controlling Stake In Scandal-Hit Mitsubishi Motors

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Nissan Motor Co has agreed to take a 34 percent stake in Mitsubishi Motors Corp, taking de facto control with a $2.2 billion bet that bails out its smaller, scandal-hit rival. The deal is a lifeline for Mitsubishi Motors, which is mired in its third scandal in two decades, but should...

Report Claiming Bias In Facebook 'Trending' Topics Sparks Social Media Outcry

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Facebook (FB.O) workers have often omitted conservative political stories from the website’s "trending" list, the technology news site Gizmodo said on Monday in a report that sparked widespread comment on social media. An unnamed former Facebook employee told Gizmodo that workers "routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers," according...

Digital Switch Will Change The Face Of Television Broadcasting – Lai Mohammed

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After a successful digital switch-over in Jos at the weekend, Nigeria’s minister of information Lai Mohammed says switch-over will change the face of television broadcast in the country. ​The minister who was speaking in Abuja on Wednesday at a press briefing said when the country is fully covered, digitization will task...

Apple Loses Trademark Fight Over iphone Name In China

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Apple has lost control of the ‘iPhone’ trademark in China, meaning that another company can continue selling phone cases with its handset’s name on them. A Beijing court said Apple wasn’t able to prove that iPhone was a “famous brand” in China, before the local company applied for a trademark in...

Speaker Dogara Joins Instagram as @speakerdogara

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, announced his presence on Instagram, the foremost picture sharing site, earlier today. With the growing popularity of social media among Nigeria’s youth, public officials have intensified efforts to maintain active accounts on sites such as Facebook, twitter and Instagram...

Nigeria To Become Largest Free Tv Platform Globally – Expert

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Nigeria has been projected to be the largest free digital television platform globally with estimated 30 million TV households by the completion of analogue broadcasting switch off in June 2017. The Deputy Chairman of Cable Channels Nigeria Ltd., Mr Mohammadu Bawa, disclosed this at a gala night attended by the Minister...

FG Seeks Tech Support On Employment

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The Nigerian government is seeking technical support from the international labour organization, ILO, in areas of policy formulation for social protection and employment. Labour and employment minister, Chris Ngige told the Director ILO country office for Nigeria, Dennis Zulu, which the federal government also seeks to amend the country’s labour laws which...

 

iStore Announces Availability Of New Apple Device Ipad Pro

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Less than a week after the release of new Apple’s product. iPad Pro, the store announced that Nigerians can buy the device in their  stores in Ikeja shopping mall. iPad Pro has a large 12.9-inch Retina display, nearly double the CPU performance of iPad Air 2 and refined MultiTouch technology. With 5.6...

Digital Bridge Institute Set To Become Nigeria's First ICT University

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Nigeria may soon have its first ICT University. The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu dropped the hint exclusively to Hi-Tech when he visited the corporate headquarters of Vanguard media limited, recently in Lagos. According to the minister of communication, it became imperative after evaluating the level of infrastructure and facilities...

Broadband penetration rose by 4% End Of 2015 – Nigeria Communication Commission

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The Nigerian Communications Commission has said Broadband penetration in the country rose by four per cent to 10 per cent in 2015. The commission’s Executive Vice Chairman, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said this in a welcome address at a stakeholders’ forum on the consultancy study on the determination of cost-based pricing on...

Sending Documents Now Possible on WhatsApp Chat

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The new update on the mobile application called Whatspp owned by tech giants Facebook now allows users to share documents with their contacts on Android and iOS devices. The updates only allow sharing of PDF files but WhatsApp has hinted at the possibility of including other file extensions in the future....

LinkedIn’s CEO Gives His Entire $14 Million Bonus to His Employees

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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner is giving his employee his annual $14 million stock bonus to boost employee morale and keep talent from jumping ship. Jeff asked the Compensation Committee to forgo his annual equity grant, and to instead put those shares back in the pool for LinkedIn employees. Weiner’s decision follows LinkedIn’s...

Astronauts Return To Earth After One Year In Space

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US astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko returned to Earth Wednesday after spending almost a year in space in a ground-breaking experiment foreshadowing a potential manned mission to Mars. The 340-day mission saw Kelly break the record for the longest single stay in space by a US astronaut, while...

Court Rules US can’t force Apple to hack iPhone

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A federal magistrate-judge in New York City has ruled that the US government cannot force Apple to hack an iPhone to facilitate the investigation of a known drug dealer. The court ruling is a big one for Apple, which is currently being asked by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to...

NCC rolls out 8-point agenda

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Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has rolled out its eight point agenda in its quest to promote innovation, investment and consumer empowerment in the world of communications. Executive Vice Chairman of the commission, Umar Danbatta presented the document in Kano and says the new focus is in line with the change mantra...

Jobs will be created when Nigeria starts pencil production in 2018 – Onu

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The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has revealed that about 100,000 jobs will be created when Nigeria starts producing its own pencils in 2018. Onu stated that this was part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s plan to revamp the wholesale production sector. The Minister while speaking with Daily Trust, expressed optimism...

Nigeria loses $287m annually to ICT piracy – Adebayo Shittu

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The Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has revealed that Nigeria loses $287 million worth of revenue annually on software piracy, stressing that ICT was the fastest growing sectors of the Nigerian economy and second largest in Africa. The minister disclosed this while delivering his keynote address entitled: “Continuing Innovation While...

Kia To Introduce Autonomous Cars by 2030

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South Korean automaker Kia said it envisions introducing an autonomous car using its own technology by 2030 under a new initiative dubbed "drive wise." Kia, a unit of Hyundai, had previously indicated plans for a partially autonomous vehicle by 2020 and at the Consumer Electronics Show announced its ambition for a...

 

FG Signs ICT Internship Deal For 2,000 Intakes With Huawei

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The federal government, yesterday, agreed a deal with Chinese technology firm, Huawei, to provide 2000 Information and Communication Technology, ICT trainee jobs to young Nigerians in 2016 under the “Huawei’s Seeds for the Future program.” Speaking at the signing of the agreement, Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo stated that “ICT is...