Category Archives: TECHNOLOGY

Senate mulls mandatory computer education for teachers, pupils

Screens Muhammad for confirmation as CJN Disturbed by the falling standards of education, the Senate yesterday resolved to make computer literacy compulsory for teachers and pupils in private and public schools nationwide. The resolution, which followed a motion sponsored by Akon Etim Eyakenyi (Akwa Ibom South), urged the Federal Government and stakeholders to establish “computer facilities for proper training of

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Ace of Space Consult Partners NPF on Background Check Number

In an effort to improve services as well as strengthen its collaboration with the general public towards crime reduction, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) recently entered into a Public Private Partnership with Ace of Spades Consult Nigeria Limited (AoS) to Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) a purpose-built civil database and also update criminal records. This partnership aims specifically to digitise

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Army needs N1b to boost combat vehicle manufacturing coy – Buratai

The Nigerian Army is sourcing for N1b to boost capacity of its vehicle manufacturing company to produce more combat vehicles to counter terrorists and other insurgents, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has said. Nigeria has recently been bedeviled by different forms of insurgencies— Boko Haram, kidnapping, armed banditry, armed robbery and cattle rustling. But demonstration of

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Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down across US, Europe

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down. All three social media platforms, including Facebook Messenger, were not loading as of early Sunday morning. Downdetector.com, a site that monitors site outages, shows Facebook has been down since 6:30 a.m. in much of the world, with thousands of reported outages concentrated in northeastern U.S., Europe and the Philippines. It was not immediately clear

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Istanbul new $12 billion airport will be the biggest in the world

On April 6, Istanbul Ataturk Airport — which was considered one of the busiest airports in the world with 70 million annual passengers — officially ceased operations. All commercial flights were transferred to Turkey’s new flagship international airport, which means Istanbul New Airport is open for business. The first flight at Istanbul New Airport took place October 2018, and now

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Facebook to train female entrepreneurs in Nigerian universities

Facebook’s Policy Programmes Head in Africa, Sherry Dzinoreva, says the company will intensify its female entrepreneurship training in 10 universities in Nigeria in 2019. Speaking during the ”SheMeansBusiness” dinner in Lagos, Dzinoreva said that Facebook was collaborating with ”She Leads Africa” to intensify female entrepreneurship training in Nigeria. She said that training would be intensified through its ”SheMeansBusiness” programme that

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Dickson Gives 307 PhD, M.Sc. Holders, Doctors Automatic Employment

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Henry Seriake Dickson, has offered automatic employment to 307 products of the Bayelsa State Scholarship Scheme, who have concluded their doctorate and master decree programmes in various disciplines in universities across the world. A statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media Relations, Mr Fidelis Soriwei, yesterday quoted the governor as offering

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