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  • CvHub commences free coding for kids, targets 100k Nigerian youths by 2020

    The Computer Village hub (Cvhub) has commenced free summer camp coding for pupils from six to 12 years old, with a target of 100,000 youths by 2020. The Chief Executive officer (CEO) of the Cvhub, Mr Austin Agbakor, said the training was to awaken the consciousness of the pupils to…

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  • Active telecoms subscribers decreased by 72,782 in April

    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says the active subscribers on the telecommunication networks reduced by 72,782 in April 2019. The telecommunications regulator disclosed this in its Monthly Subscriber/Operator Data. The active subscribers on the telecommunications networks decreased from 173,713,842 in March to 173,641,060 in April. According to the data, 173,383,803…

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  • VIDEO: Watch how AI robot removes ‘bias’ from job interviews

    Have you ever felt that your job interviewer showed a certain level of bias, as if he or she was hell-bent on ensuring you failed that interview? Many people can recount that familiar experience of the interviewer acting in a biased manner. Now imagine being interviewed by an objective robot?…

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  • Norway enjoying a “massive boom” in e-cars…thanks to subsidies

    On the outskirts of Oslo, a row of Fiat 500es imported from California stand parked in the snow outside the Buddy Electric dealership, part of a global flow of pre-owned electric cars to Norway powered by green subsidies elsewhere in the world. The company’s production manager, Tor Einar Hanssen, said…

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  • 0901….that’s the new Airtel number!

     Airtel Nigeria has introduced a new number range, 0901, in line with its vision to empower more people. The Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Airtel Nigeria, Dinesh Balsingh, said this in a press statement on Thursday in Lagos. He said that the number range would create opportunities for more Nigerians…

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  • NCC donates ICT equipment to Army Institute

    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has donated Information Communication and Technology (ICT)  equipment to the Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environment Studies Markudi to help the institute to carry out its duties. The equipment donated in Abuja include laptops, printers and projector. The NCC Head of ICT, Mr Abraham…

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  • Abuja students get chance to learn astronomy

    A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Astronomy Without Borders (AWB) Nigeria, says it is expanding its astronomy awareness programme to Kaduna, Kogi and Nasarawa states to enlighten more students, especially females. Olayinka Fagbemiro, the National Coordinator AWB Nigeria, disclosed this in Abuja. AWB held the first edition of astronomy camping programme in…

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  • OneFi seals $5m debt funding

    Nigerian fintech startup One Finance (OneFi) has secured a $5 million debt funding from globally-renowned funding providers Lendables to fund its own lending platform – Paylater. This deal is expected to not only solidify OneFi’s presence within the Nigerian market which currently stands at 120k, but also expand to other…

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  • Ampion ventures targets African startups in agriTech, EnergyTech and FinTech

    Ampion Venture, a German-based profit and impact driven company builder, is targeting African startups with the goal to develop and grow innovative business models in in the fields of agriTech, EnergyTech and FinTech. It believes that by targeting these sectors, the continent’s economy would be made globally competitive. “We support…

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  • World Wide Web @ 30

    The World Wide Web (www) is celebrating its 30 years of existence and enabling people connect better on the internet. The founder and web inventor, Mr Tim Berners-Lee, on Tuesday took to the web’s foundation to celebrate the anniversary. Berners-Lee, a Computer Engineer from Switzerland, in 1989 proposed a way…

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