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  • Number Plates Not For Financial Gain – Chidoka

    March 31, 2014 12:52 AM 8

    Contrary to the belief that the new number plates is designed to generate income for the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC), the corps marshal and chief executive of the FRSC, Osita Chidoka has stated that the sale of the new number plates is not part of its statutory obligation and hence, the commission will not make any financial gain from introducing

  • IBM's Watson supercomputer gives developers access to cognitive cloud

    March 28, 2014 3:15 PM 124

    In 2011, IBM's Watson supercomputer won the Jeopardy game show, demonstrating how cognitive computing could make sense of vast amounts of unstructured information to deliver straightforward answers. Now IBM is making this same technology available to developers to bring cognitive computing to Internet applications in general. The first applications were oriented

  • MTN, Orange, Airtel to sell of towers in Nigeria

    March 28, 2014 1:06 PM 18

    Pan-African mobile operator MTN, Bharti Airtel and Orange are in talks to sell off more mobile network towers across the continent. According to media reports, MTN plans to sell towers valued at $1 billion in Nigeria, and Bharti of India is selling about 15,000 of its towers across 17 countries for about $2 billion. Orange is said to be looking at selling

  • Painful sanctions will make telecoms improve their QoS – NCC

    March 28, 2014 8:47 AM 5

    Fines imposed by the Nigerian Communications Commission on telecoms operators have the aim of compelling the companies to improve their quality of service (QoS), according to Eugene Juwah, vice chairman of the commission. HumanIPO reported earlier this month Nigerian telecoms operators MTN, Globacom and Airtel had paid a total of NGN647.5 million (US$4 million)

  • Glo unveils Games Store for Nigerians

    March 27, 2014 11:00 PM 15

    In a bid to continue to delight millions of subscribers on its network, national telecommunications operator, Globacom, has introduced a unique Games Store, which offers premium games and gaming on all types of mobile devices. The new product has, therefore, made it possible for all subscribers including those with or without huge bandwidth or high-speed

  • FRSC Can’t Impound Vehicles With Old Number Plates – Court

    March 27, 2014 3:14 AM 7

    Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court Lagos yesterday declared that the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) had no legal authority to impose new number plates on motorists in the country. The judge also held that the ongoing exercise by the FRSC to replace the old number plate with a new one is illegal and unconstitutional because there is no law empowering

  • FRSC Cannot Impose New Number Plates On Motorists - Court

    March 26, 2014 12:39 PM 11

    A Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday held that it was unconstitutional for the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) to impose new number plates on motorists in the country. The judge, Justice James Tsoho, delivered the judgment following a suit by a lawyer, Emmanuel Ofoegbu, challenging the powers of FRSC to issue the new number plates

  • How to turn $20m to $19bn in five years

    March 25, 2014 11:09 PM 19

    March 26, 2014 by Dr. Anderson Uvie-Emegbo It is no longer news that WhatsApp has joined the Facebook family. For a company that made $20m the previous year, how did its valuation become $19bn? Where did WhatsApp get it right and what are the product development lessons for us? Inaugurated in 2009, WhatsApp’s promise is simple – ‘chat on your mobile

  • Microsoft to enable developer replies in the Windows Phone Store

    March 25, 2014 3:24 PM 11

    Microsoft has been doing a lot to the Windows Phone Store in preparation of Windows Phone 8.1. Last week they started listing all Windows Phone 8 apps as compatible with WP8.1. Yesterday they finally gave the search algorithm some much-needed love to improve results. Now it looks like they are ready to allow developers to respond directly to reviews

  • JAMB concludes arrangement for April 12 UTME examination

    March 25, 2014 7:30 AM 8

    The Coordinator, Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), Lagos office, Alhaji Kamaldeen Oladeji, on Monday said all was ready for the Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME), scheduled for April 12. Oladeji in Lagos said that 11 centres accredited for the Dual Based Test and the 103 venues for the Paper Pencil Test in the state were ready