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Nigerian ISP’s configuration error disrupted Google services

A Nigerian internet service provider said on Tuesday that a configuration error it made during a network upgrade caused a disruption of key Google services, routing traffic to China and Russia.
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5G: Lesotho, South Africa move ahead of Nigeria

Findings of the survey carried out by Ovum showed that telecommunications companies in the two countries have already commenced 5G applications in different sectors of the economy.
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Muhammadu Buhari pledges total broadband penetration

President Muhammadu Buhari has set ambitious targets for a national broadband network to harness the potential of the internet and digital access for jobs, education, healthcare, identity management and to increase productivity in the public sector.
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Google Doodle celebrates Christy Essien-Igbokwe’s 58th posthumous birthday

Google on Sunday celebrated the Nigeria’s Lady of Songs, Christy Uduak Essien-Igbokwe on her 58th posthumous birthday.
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Christy Essien-Igbokwe honoured with Google doodle on posthumous birthday

Christiana Essien-Igbokwe, a late singer known as ‘Nigeria’s Lady of Songs’, has been honoured with a Google doodle on her posthumous birthday; November 11.
Budget and National Planning Minister, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma (left) and the Japanese Ambassador, Mr Sadanobu Kusaoke, during the signing ceremony of N642 million grant aid project on economic and social development, in Abuja.

Udoma Udoma assures Nigerians of internet connectivity in all LGAs in four years

Nigeria's minister for budget and national planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, said all 774 local government areas in the country will have internet connectivity in the next four years.
This photo taken on August 23, 2018 shows the Google logo on display at the Smart China Expo at Chongqing International Expo Center in southwest China's Chongqing. - AFP PHOTO - STR - China OUT

Google restates commitment to digitally connect Nigerians

Google, a Search Engine company, on Thursday, commended the efforts of Federal Government through the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on effective regulations to promote e-governance in the country.
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Google makes progress in fight against piracy

Google said Wednesday it is making strides in helping internet users legitimately get songs, films and apps while choking off revenue to websites with stolen digital content.
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China calls for global cooperation to create ‘fairer’ internet

President Xi Jinping of China on Wednesday called for greater global cooperation to develop the internet and make it more “fair and equitable”, as Beijing seeks to bolster its global role in shaping the web.
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World Wide Web inventor wants new ‘contract’ to make web safe

The inventor of the World Wide Web on Monday called for a “contract” to make internet safe and accessible for everyone as Europe’s largest tech event began in Lisbon amid a backlash over its role in spreading “fake news”.

NCC initiates measures to secure Nigeria’s cyber space against attacks

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has initiated the establishment of Internet Industry Code of Practice as part of measures to secure Nigeria’s cyber space against cyber threats and attacks.

NCC establishes industry code to regulate internet access

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it has concluded plans to establish internet industry code of practice to regulate internet access and services in the country.
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Flickr to end 1TB of free storage, limit free users to 1,000 photos

Flickr was purchased in April by professional photo hosting service SmugMug, and today, the first major changes under the new ownership have been announced.
This photo taken on August 23, 2018 shows the Google logo on display at the Smart China Expo at Chongqing International Expo Center in southwest China's Chongqing. - AFP PHOTO - STR - China OUT

Google workers walk out to protest office harassment, inequality

Hundreds of Google employees and contractors in Asia staged brief midday walkouts on Thursday, with thousands more expected to follow at offices worldwide, amid complaints of sexism, racism and unchecked executive power in their workplace.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

US Supreme Court divided over Google privacy settlement

U.S. Supreme Court justices, in an internet privacy case involving Google disagreed on Wednesday over whether to rein in a form of settlement in class action lawsuits.
On her 62nd posthumous birthday, late Nigerian medic Stella Adadevoh is being celebrated by tech giant Google with a doodle

Google celebrates Stella Adadevoh on 62nd posthumous birthday

On her 62nd posthumous birthday, late Nigerian medic Stella Adadevoh is being celebrated by tech giant Google with a doodle.

NCC: Internet users in Nigeria hit 106 million in September

Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 106 million in September, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said.
(FILES) A file photo taken on November 20, 2017 shows logos of US multinational technology company Google displayed on computers' screens. Google is dropping out of the bidding for a huge Pentagon cloud computing contract that could be worth up to $10 billion, saying the deal would be inconsistent with its principles. The decision by Google, confirmed to AFP in an email October 9, 2018, leaves a handful of other tech giants including Amazon in the running for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) contract aimed at modernizing the military's computing systems. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCE

Google tells journalists to use data for news story

“The essence of the training is for participants to have the knowledge and tools necessary for innovative and insightful election reporting,” he said.

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