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Amazon launches local ecommerce site for Turkey

Amazon has launched its ecommerce business in Turkey, the company’s seventh market in Europe and sixteenth globally.
SMS is used for more than just text messaging in Africa

NGO unveils mobile app to provide health emergency services

Doctors on Call Health Support Initiative, an NGO, on Tuesday unveiled e-medical transport mobile app known as Amba to provide health emergency services in the country.

Twitter to offer users option to go back to ‘chronological’ feed

Twitter is preparing an option for users to go back to its original chronological news feed, responding to complaints about its algorithmic system implemented two years ago.
Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

Isah Pantami: How NITDA saved N13 billion from MDAs’ IT projects clearance

Director-general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami, said the agency has saved over N13 billion for the federal government through its information technology project clearance for ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs).
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MTN, Google train 40 SMEs on digital marketing

In its bid to continually empower Small and Medium scale entrepreneurs (SMEs) with practical skills to implement effective digital marketing strategies, over 40 SMEs recently benefited from the digital marketing training provided by MTN Nigeria in collaboration with Google.
SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle—an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space.

First paying passenger for moon trip to be identified

SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the moon and will announce details on Monday, the company said.
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran slams Twitter for shutting down ‘real Iranian’ accounts

Iran has accused Twitter of closing accounts of "real" Iranians, while allowing anti-government "bots" backed by the United States, to continue.
Marc and Lynne Benioff

Salesforce boss Marc Benioff, wife buy Time magazine

Salesforce.com chief Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne will buy storied US news magazine Time for $190 million, a company statement said Sunday.
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WEF: Robots will dominate workplaces by 2025

By 2025, robots will handle 52 percent of current work tasks, almost twice as many as now, a World Economic Forum (WEF) study said Monday.

Centrabk bank orders banks to return failed transfers within 10 minutes

The new regulation covers Instant Electronic Funds Transfer Services in Nigeria on various payment channels and any payment platform that seeks to provide Instant Electronic Funds Transfer Services in Nigeria.
Participants at the 2018 World Robot Olympiad (WRO) Nigeria held on Saturday, Sept 15, 2018, in Lagos. (NAN-Photo)

Nigerian students for 2018 World Robot Olympiad in Thailand

Some Nigerian students are set to represent the country at the 2108 World Robot Olympiad in Thailand after coming out tops at the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) Nigeria held in Lagos.

‘Instagram’ holidays get Nigerians travelling

Tourism in Nigeria is nothing if not earned. It takes eight hours by bus to travel the 250 kilometres (155 miles) from Lagos to Idanre on a road strewn with potholes and other obstacles.

Facebook to hire human rights director following Rohingya abuses

Just weeks after banning several high-ranking Myanmar military officials, Facebook is hiring a director of human rights to address how it could be contributing to human rights abuses.

Minister: $1 million ICT innovation system to create 50,000 jobs

The Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, has launched a $1 million breakthrough innovation which will change the face of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Nigeria.
SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle—an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space.

SpaceX to reveal identity of passenger on world’s first private trip around the moon

SpaceX said it will reveal the identity of the person it chose as passenger on a first trip around the moon on Monday.
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NITDA: Cyber security remains critical to 2019 general elections

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says cyber security is critical to the 2019 general elections.

GITEX: NITDA receives 407 start-up applications for sponsorship

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has received 407 start-up applications for sponsorship to the annual Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX) schedule for October.
The European Parliament has voted on changes to the Copyright Directive, a piece of legislation intended to update copyright for the internet age.

EU approves controversial internet copyright law, including ‘link tax’ and ‘upload filter’

The European Parliament has voted on changes to the Copyright Directive, a piece of legislation intended to update copyright for the internet age. In a session this morning, MEPs approved amended versions of the directive’s most controversial provisions: Articles 11 and 13, dubbed by critics as the “link tax” and “upload filter.”

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NCC chief tasks telcos on funding researches, innovations

Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has tasked telecommunications companies on the need to fund researches and innovations that will improve the industry.
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Flood submerges five Benue communities, rice mill

Mr Emmanuel Shior, the Executive Secretary, Benue State Emergency Management Agency (BSEMA), said on Wednesday that the rampaging flood has submerged five communities in Agatu and other parts of Makurdi, the state capital.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Osun guber: President Buhari orders IGP Ibrahim Idris to suspend Senator Adeleke’s invitation until...

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, not to invite Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state, before Saturday.
Ademola Adeleke

Osun guber: PDP cautions security officials

The Peoples Democratic Party says any policeman or security officer that allows the ruling All Progressives Congress to pitch him or her against the people in the September 22, 2018 Osun State governorship election would have himself or herself to blame.
Senator Ademola Nurudeen Adeleke

President Buhari stops IGP Ibrahim Idris from inviting Senator Adeleke

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to stop the invitation of Senator Ademola Adeleke