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Broadband: NCC to ensure availability of spectrum infrastructure

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it is working on ensuring the availability of spectrum to boost broadband deployment and penetration in the country.
A number of Nigerian celebrities have jumped on the viral ‘FaceApp’ which alters users’ photos to make them look older or younger.

Nigerian celebrities jump on viral FaceApp amidst global privacy concerns

A number of Nigerian celebrities have jumped on the viral ‘FaceApp’ which alters users’ photos to make them look older or younger.
The EU has fined Qualcomm €242 million (around $272 million) for selling 3G modem chips at predatory prices in an attempt to drive a competing supplier, Icera, out of the market.

Qualcomm fined $272 million in latest EU antitrust fine

The EU has fined Qualcomm €242 million (around $272 million) for selling 3G modem chips at predatory prices in an attempt to drive a competing supplier, Icera, out of the market.
Chuck Schumer

US Senator Schumer calls for security probe into Russia’s FaceApp

U.S. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer called on the FBI and the Federal Trade Commission to conduct a national security and privacy investigation into FaceApp, a face-editing photo app developed in Russia, in a letter sent on Wednesday.

NIGCOMSAT targets 84.5% internet access by 2023

Nigeria Communication Satellite Limited (NIGCOMSAT), says it is targeting 84.5 per cent population of internet access by 2023 to expand its frontier.
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NIRA set for sensitisation on .ng domain name

The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) on Tuesday said that it would generate more sensitisation and advocacy around the .ng domain.

Ondo partners Facebook for business prospect

Ondo state government has reaffirmed its commitment to providing support for its residents as it partnered Facebook through its partners, 360 media to organize a capacity building training on digital marketing for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) owners in the state.
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Cars45 launches two more franchise lots

Automotive trading platform Cars45 has unveiled two more Carsbazr franchise lots at Egbeda and Shogunle in Lagos, in partnership with Auction.com Ltd.
France is creating a G7 task force to study how central banks ensure cryptocurrencies like Facebook’s Libra are governed by regulations ranging from money-laundering laws to consumer-protection rules, France’s central bank governor said on Friday.

Facebook tells US Congress how it thinks its cryptocurrency Libra should be regulated

Facebook will not launch the cryptocurrency Libra until it has “fully addressed regulatory concerns,” according to David Marcus, the head of Facebook’s Calibra. The remarks are prepared testimony he plans to give tomorrow, in front of the US Senate Banking Committee.
This photo illustration shows a logo of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

UK clears Huawei to supply some 5G gear as US prepares to ease ban

Huawei’s reputation may have been irrevocably damaged by accusations of espionage, but the Chinese manufacturer appears poised to regain some of its business in both the United Kingdom and United States — albeit under continued clouds of suspicion.
Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word for Android installed more than 1 billion times

Microsoft recently hit a particularly notable milestone: its Android edition of Microsoft Word has passed the 1 billion mark for installs, according to the Google Play Store (via Android Police).

NCC vows to checkmate cyber crime

The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Danbatta, has declared in Kano,that the issue of Cyber Crime in the country would soon come to an end,as punitive measures are been put in place to checkmate the trend.
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone. Jenny Kane-AP

Facebook slammed with $5 billion fine over privacy breaches

Facebook Inc has been slammed with a hefty $5billion fine by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission following its investigation into the social media company’s handling of user data, multiple sources familiar with the situation said.
Japan’s Bitpoint is the latest cryptocurrency exchange to be hit by a hack targeting its holdings; the exchange says around 3.5 billion yen ($32 million) of funds were stolen, with 2.5 billion yen of that belonging to customers.

Bitpoint cryptocurrency exchange loses $32 million in hack

Japan’s Bitpoint is the latest cryptocurrency exchange to be hit by a hack targeting its holdings; the exchange says around 3.5 billion yen ($32 million) of funds were stolen, with 2.5 billion yen of that belonging to customers.

NITDA commences investigation on alleged breach of NDPR

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says it is currently investigating some entities including Banks, Fintechs, Telcos etc who are in alleged breach of the data privacy rights of Nigerians by some Data Controllers, NDPR.
The artificial muscle consists of polymer material, into which the researchers have integrated enzymes that burn the glucose for energy the same as a biological muscle does(Thor Balkhed)

Engineers develop ‘artificial muscles’ 40 times stronger than human muscles

An international team of engineers in US and China have developed powerful artificial muscles which can generate power 40 times that of human muscles.

Central bank pegs remunerable bank deposits at N2 billion

The Central Bank of Nigeria has pegged bank deposit placement through its Standing Deposit Facility (SDF) at N2billion, saying that any amount in excess of that will not attract interest payment.
France has passed a controversial tax on “digital services” that will hit American tech giants, as the United States says it will investigate the plan.

France passes controversial tax on tech companies

France has passed a controversial tax on “digital services” that will hit American tech giants, as the United States says it will investigate the plan.

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National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.

NEMA: Shiites burnt down two quick response ambulances

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

NSE indices resume with 40% loss amid profit taking

Activities on the nation’s bourse opened for the week on Monday on downward posture, with crucial market indices shedding 0.40 per cent.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

Winifred Oyo-Ita: Unrealistic demands by labour unions hampering implementation of new minimum wage

The Federal Government has revealed that the new minimum wage of N30,000 is yet to be implemented in full across the board in the Federal Civil Service because of unrealistic demands of the labour unions.
Abba Kabir Yusuf

Tribunal: PDP tenders 241 exhibits against Governor Ganduje’s election

Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 23 Governorship election in Kano State, on Monday, tendered 241 exhibits before the state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
Dr Gloria Obioh, Head of Department of Environmental Biotechnology and Bio- conservation Department, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) stated this in an interview with newsmen.

Federal government set to deploy biogas for power generation

The Federal Government on Monday in Abuja affirmed its readiness to deploy biogas for electricity generation in the country.