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Communication Minister Chaired 2017 Nigeria Computer Society Conference

Minister of Communication, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has chaired the 2017 Nigeria Computer Society Conference on “Information Technology Innovation for Sustainable Development” where he eloquently and with utmost precision highlighted ways Nigeria could overcome the boggling local and global challenges of sustainable development through the use of Information Technology. Read Below his full Speech at the event: I am highly honoured to ...

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Youth Group Charged Nigerian Youth to dream big, pursue its actualisation

Today July 15th, being the International Youth Skills Day as set aside by the United Nations, a Youth Group, the Better Today Youth Initiative in collaboration with Career Trainee has put together a seminar in Abuja tagged ‘Youth Skills and Career Actualisation’ to commemorate this special day. The Seminar which had young professionals from various field of endeavours, writers, bloggers, ...

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Etisalat Officially Changes Name To 9mobile

Telecoms operator, Etisalat Nigeria has officially changed the company’s corporate identity to 9mobile. This comes after the company’s largest shareholder, emirates Telecommunications Corporation, directed Etisalat Nigeria to stop using its brand name within the next three weeks, after terminating management agreement with its Nigerian arm. Etisalat, which controls 13 per cent market share in Nigeria, has had a running battle ...

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Paradigm Initiative Opens Registration for #IFF2018

Paradigm Initiative has opened the registration portal for the sixth edition of the Internet Freedom Forum. The forum (#IFF2018) will take place from 24th – 26th April 2018 in Abuja, Nigeria. According to the Director of Operations, Tope Ogundipe, “we are opening registration early in order to encourage more diverse participation and to also help with planning in order to ...

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Lekki Flooding: Lagosians and their lack of sense of solidarity!

By Oladotun Fadeyiye It’s so disheartening how we make mockery out of pertinent issues that matter to our development as a people. Is it that Nigerians have suddenly developed phobia for development? or we just derive pleasure in trivialising sensitive issues such as flooding, particularly its frequent occurrence in Lagos Island, which has left quite a number of Lekki residents ...

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Paradigm Initiative to Hold Internet Policy Training in the Gambia!

Paradigm Initiative with support from the Gambian Press Union will be hosting an Internet Policy Training (IPT) in Gambia. The training which will hold in Banjul, Gambia from 11th-13th July 2017 will be taught by a team of experts and will focus on various Internet policy topics. According to ‘Gbenga Sesan, the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative, “The subject of ...

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Donald Duke advises Young Nigerians to avoid blunders his generation made!

Mr. Donald Duke, former Cross River State governor, has called on  Nigerian youths not to make the mistake his generation made  by not taking advantage of the many opportunities available in the country to  fast track its development alongside other countries and turn it to a developed nation. Mr Duke stated this, yesterday, in Calabar while addressing youths from Junior ...

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{Video] Meet the Nigerian behind the first indigenous “Automobile Home”, Fuel-free motorcycle, several other jaw-dropping innovations!

His unassuming and warm personality could make anyone pass him for just every other Start-up Engineer who believes in making exploits in ICT but Ambassador Michael Friday, the Managing Director, VIVID, an ingenious IT Engineer had been into IT and Electrical Electronic innovations as far as he could remember.  He currently owns several IT and Electrical electronics technological innovations to ...

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Group advocates support for adoption of GMOs 

By Etta Michael Bisong   Abuja   A non-governmental advocacy group under the auspices of Real-Life Society has called on the public to support the adoption of modern biotechnology practice and use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Nigeria.   Coordinator of the group, Comrade Akin Akinsola, who made the call during a familiarity visit to the corporate head office ...

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Court Grants Paradigm Initiative Leave in Suit against Ministry of Science and Technology

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, granted Paradigm Initiative, the leave to apply for judicial relief and compel the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology to show cause on its refusal to provide information on the Initiative’s freedom of information request. Paradigm Initiative is a frontline Pan-African digital right advocacy organisation with headquarters in ...

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