News - Science and Tech

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...

 

Youths Call On Government To Adopt Various Technological Innovations In Order To Hasten The Country's Development

2 years ago /

The gap between Nigeria’s indigenous technological innovations and their adoption to help drive the domestic economy was the main issue at the celebration of the African day for technology and intellectual property in Abuja on Monday. Nigerian youths who showcased various technological innovations at the event called on the government to...

Apple Phone, Tablet And TV Fail To Impress Investors

2 years ago /

Apple Inc unveiled a new TV set top box that responds to voice commands and fresh iPhones that sense the pressure of a finger tap, changes which underwhelmed many social media commenters and investors. The new 6S and 6S Plus versions of the iPhone, Apple's biggest money maker, are the same...

Apple To Show Off New Iphones, Apple TV On Wednesday

2 years ago /

With its highly profitable iPhone due for an upgrade, Apple is expected to unveil a pair of new handsets at an event in San Francisco on Wednesday, analysts say, in addition to showing off a larger iPad and an updated Apple TV. When Apple executives take the stage at the Bill...

U.S. Researchers Show Computers Can Be Hijacked To Send Data As Sound Waves

2 years ago /

A team of security researchers has demonstrated the ability to hijack standard equipment inside computers, printers and millions of other devices in order to send information out of an office through sound waves. The attack program takes control of the physical prongs on general-purpose input/output circuits and vibrates them at a...

ECOWAS Reaffirms Commitment To ICT Development

2 years ago /

ECOWAS said on Tuesday in Abuja that it plans to review its ICT strategy to ensure continuous development and integration of its member states. Mr Isaias Barreto da Rosa, ECOWAS Commissioner for ICT, said this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Barreto da Rosa said the review also...

 

Digitization In Nigeria

3 years ago /

Nigeria’s National Broadcating Commission (NBC) is projecting about 16months from now for the country to become fully ready for the digital switchover. Director General of NBC, Emeka Mba, told a news conference on Wednesday in Abuja that Nigeria cannot afford a forced switchoff where about 80% of Nigerians will be denied...

 

Switch To Digital Broadcasting In Nigeria Could Be Delayed Beyond Deadline

3 years ago /

The broadcast industry in Nigeria is now looking beyond the june 17, 2015 digitalization deadline to see when the country will be fully ready for the switch-over. This and many other contending issues in an emerging digital world engaged the minds of experts at the first international summit on digital broadcasting...

 

Science And Technology Development

3 years ago /

Nigeria is endowed with Science and Technology brains, which need to come up with innovations that meet societal needs. Participants at the National Solar Energy Forum in Abuja on Wednesday says government must encourage innovations that connect with the needs of the people...

 

Digitization: Nigeria Exploring Options

3 years ago /

As the June 19 digitization deadline beckons, Nigeria is exploring options of getting alternative broadcast signals for the country if the nation was ultimately not able to meet the set date. Chairman, Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria, BON, Sola Omole says the alternative option and many other issues that will speed up...

FG on Aviation Reforms

3 years ago /

Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka says the Federal Government is embarking on measures to fast track the completion of all outstanding projects in the aviation sector before the end of the current administration. Speaking during a facility tour of the new communications enhancement centre of the Nigeria Meteorological Agency in Abuja,...

Senate Committee On Communication Unhappy With Poor Telecom Service

3 years ago /

The Nigerian Senate Committee on Communication is not happy with the poor access to broadband services in the country which results in poor delivery of telecom services. Members of the committee expressed their worry during the 2015 budget defence and assessment of the 2014 budget performance by the Nigerian communication commission...

Siemens Plans To Cut 7,800 Jobs, Including 3,300 In Germany

3 years ago /

German engineering giant Siemens said Friday it was slashing 7,800 jobs worldwide, more than 3,000 of them in Germany, as part of an ongoing restructuring plan aimed at saving about one billion euros. "In a drive to streamline administrative and overhead functions, about 7,800 jobs are to be cut worldwide, including...

Professor Osinbajo Calls For Redesigning Of Electronics To Reduce E-waste

3 years ago /

An expert in environmental protection, Prof. Oladele Osibanjo, on Thursday called for redesigning of electronic gadgets to reduce e-waste.Osinbajo, the Executive Director, Basel Convention Coordinating Centre for Training and Technology Transfer for the African Region (BCCC-Africa), made the call at a workshop in Lagos.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports...

Microsoft Acquires Sunrise Social Calendar App For Over $100 Million

3 years ago /

Microsoft has been implementing some changes to make a mark in the mobile segment, and the newest move comes in the acquisition of calendar app maker Sunrise. The software giant has spent at least $100 million for its latest acquisition  Sunrise is arguably the best calendar app available due to its...


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