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Google launches station in Nigeria

Google launches station in Nigeria

Web search engine, Google, has unveiled Google Station aimed at providing free high-quality, high-speed Wi-Fi hotspots to millions of Nigerians. The launching made Nigeria the fifth country to get Google Station, after India, Indonesia, Thailand and Mexico. The Google Country Director, Mrs Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, who made the disclosure in Lagos on Friday, said the station

Gemalto launches automatic software update solution

Global leader in digital security, Gemalto has announced the launch of an enterprise-grade software update solution for software vendors and device manufacturers. The software update solution, Sentinel Up is designed to help businesses improve customer satisfaction and drive business growth said Shlomo Weiss, Senior Vice President, Software Monetization at Gemalto. Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) is

Aduvie students shine in Microsoft competition

Students of Aduvie International School, Jahi, Abuja have emerged champions in various National categories at 10th edition of the Annual Microsoft Office Specialist Competition, Computer Fundamentals and Adobe Certification which was concluded recently. More than 500 students from 42 schools in the 36 states of Nigeria competed in the Competition. It was a record breaking

TSA, IPPIS, BVN save Nigeria N20 billion monthly-NITDA boss

By Emmanuel Odihi The Director-General/CEO of the National Information Technology Development Agency, Dr. Isa Pantami has stated that Single Treasury Account (TSA), the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS) and the Bank Verification Number (BVN) has saved Nigeria N4 billion and that it saves Nigeria N20billion monthly. He stated this Yesterday May, 22, at

SPECIAL REPORT: Amidst safety concerns, Nigeria signs nuclear power project with Russia’s Rosatom

Russia’s state-owned nuclear energy company, Rosatom, has continued its march towards launching multi-billion dollar nuclear power plants in Nigeria despite concerns about poor quality control and safety, PREMIUM TIMES can report. Operating in over 40 countries with projects worth an estimated $133 billion, Rosatom has a history of non-transparent procedures, insufficient resources, and on-site accidents,

Watershed moment for African Internet: Installation of first direct subsea link between Africa and South America begins in Angola

Angola Cables today took a step closer to completion of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) at an official launch in Sangano, Angola. SACS is the first direct link between Africa and South America. The installation of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) – a subsea cable with 40 Tbps of capacity that will extend

Two years after, Niger Delta states continue controversial spying programmes

Two years after PREMIUM TIMES revealed that four South-South states were running illegal surveillance programmes to intrude into privacy of their residents and target opposition, latest findings by this newspaper suggest that the states have not backed down on the controversial operation. Akwa-Ibom, Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers States were named in the 2015 investigation that

SHOCKING: Why Nigerians can’t receive more than 4,600MW of electricity no matter volume generated – Official

The Association of Power Generation Companies, APGC, Thursday, said it has the capacity to generate 12,000 MW to reduce the electricity needs of Nigerians. Joy Ogaji, the Executive Secretary of the association said the generation companies have an installed capacity that could provide 12,500 MW of electricity to Nigerians. ‎“Then they have an available capacity

Your WhatsApp may not be as safe as you think

WhatsApp backdoor allows snooping on encrypted messages Privacy campaigners criticise WhatsApp vulnerability as a ‘huge threat to freedom of speech’ and warn it could be exploited by government agencies A security backdoor that can be used to allow Facebook and others to intercept and read encrypted messages has been found within its WhatsApp messaging service.

Reps to investigate GOTV licence

The House of Representatives on Tuesday mandated its Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values to investigate the licence status of GOTV in the provision of digital terrestrial television services in Nigeria. The committee is also to engage the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC, to enforce the pay-per view scheme on the digital television broadcasting