May 23, 2019
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  • Here’s why data is vital to Nigerian security

    Security experts say data gathering and usage were very essential to tackling security challenges in Nigeria. They spoke at the Securex West Africa Conference in Lagos on ”Implementing 21st Century Security Strategies and Solutions Data Driven Solutions, Intelligence Analysis, Modern Solutions”. Securex West Africa is a dedicated conference and exhibition…

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  • 2019 general elections: How Facebook is helping to curb ‘fake news’

    Every four years Nigerians go to the polls to elect new leaders at state and federal levels. When the country returned to democratic rule in 1999, technology played a minimal role in galvanizing the electorate to the polls. But in the last eight years, the rise of social media has…

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  • Jide Awe: It’s time to use local languages in ICT, coding

    An Information and Communications Technology (ICT) expert, Mr Jide Awe,  says pushing boundaries is essential to digital inclusion being a reality in the country. According to him, pushing boundaries has to do with Nigerians using local languages in Information Technology (IT), coding and thus enable more people to be able…

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  • L’Afrique Excelle – World Bank launches programme for techies in Francophone Africa

    The World Bank has launched  L’Afrique Excelle – a six-month business acceleration program designed to support the 20 most promising growth stage technology start-ups operating in Francophone Africa. The successful applicants will be exposed to world class mentoring through a tailor-made curriculum that will assist in linking up with investors and expand…

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  • Hybrgroup, Coca Cola launch Entrepreneurs Plastics Innovation Challenge

    Hybrgroup and Coca Cola have announced the launch of the Entrepreneurs’ Plastics Innovation Challenge (EPIC). EPIC is an innovation challenge aimed at identifying solutions to eliminate plastic waste in Nigeria by sourcing sustainable solutions with the purpose of identifying, developing and scaling potential circular innovations from entrepreneurs, wherever they may be. This…

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  • WikiMaster app now helps you to prepare for JAMB

    WikiMaster Nigeria user group has been helping in improving the knowledge of citizens. Since its launch in 2015, it has helped to promote the use of Wikimedia projects by residents of Nigeria, and to also help in creating awareness on how the everyday Nigerian can contribute to the pool of…

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  • Earn $40,000……by helping prevent cyber attacks on Facebook, Instagram accounts

    If you are a good at hacking, then read this. You stand to earn $40,000 for finding and responsibly reporting critical vulnerabilities in the websites and mobile applications owned by Facebook that could allow cyber attackers to take over user accounts. Facebook announced that it has raised the monetary reward…

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  • How bank customers can protect their bank accounts from cyber thieves

    In Nigeria, there has been a rise in one aspect of financial fraud – cyber criminals hacking into customers’ accounts and stealing funds using technology. In some cases, it may be difficult for banks to trace how the theft actually happened. This scenario creates integrity issues within the financial system. But…

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  • BlackBerry focuses on cybersecurity & AI with $1.4bn acquisition of Cylance

    A few years ago, BlackBerry ended its smartphone operations by selling its manufacturing arm to TCL. Now, the Canadian company is turning its attention towards security software and services by bidding to purchase Cylance in an deal that values the AI cybersecurity specialist at $1.4 billion. BlackBerry’s acquisition of the…

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  • VP Osinbajo confesses: My fears about robotics, AI

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has raised concern over the growing threat posed to humans by the deployment of robots and artificial intelligence in work places. Osinbajo stated this at the Closing Ceremony of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations and Annual Conference of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM) in Abuja.…

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