News - Science and Tech

FG Seeks Tech Support On Employment

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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

1 year ago /

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...

China: Beijing Issues Red Alert Over Hazardous Levels of Pollution

2 years ago /

Following the increase in smog in China as a result of its pollution, especially in the country’s capital Beijing, the government has issued a red alert warning today. People have been asked to stay indoors and take preventive measures to protect themselves such as using a facemask and restricting the...

Ericsson Targets Video Play

2 years ago /

Ericsson plans to enter the increasingly competitive African video-on-demand market in partnership with the Nigerian unit of Bharti Airtel. The Swedish telecommunications company will operate the service - to be called NuVu - and make it available to Airtel’s 30 million subscribers in Nigeria in the first quarter of next year....

Volkswagen Wants FG To secure Nigeria's Automobile Industry For Investors

2 years ago /

The Managing Director, Volkswagen of Nigeria (VON) Automobiles, Mr Tokunbo Aromolaran, has urged the Federal Government to initiate a policy that will secure the nation's automobile industry for investors. He said that when initiated, the policy should enable investors in the industry to channel their efforts towards making long-term investment plans...

LAUTECH Plans Production And Supply Of Glass Wares

2 years ago /

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso on Monday says that it will soon commence the production of glass wares in its department of Science Laboratory Technology (SLT). Prof. Adeniyi Gbadegesin, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution, gave this indication at the 6th induction ceremony for students of Science Laboratory Technology. Gbadegesin said...

Mazda Recalls 923,000 Cars Over Factory Faults

2 years ago /

Mazda Motor Company is recalling 923,672 vehicles in Japan due to possible defective ignition switches, the carmaker said on Friday. Mazda reported 13 fire incidents as a result of the defect, but the carmaker said it is not aware of any injuries or deaths caused by the problem. The recall includes 21...

MTN Wins 2015 World Brand of the Year Award

2 years ago /

MTN Group recently won the 2015 Global Brand Of The Year Award at the World Branding Award ceremony held in London, where they topped the list of nominees in this category with an enviable entry to the delight of guests at the event. CEO MTN Nigeria, Mike Ikpoki, said it was...