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Daily Archives: January 23, 2020

271,000 Nigerians were affected by the Cambridge Analytica data breach

In the wake of the Facebook data breach, Cambridge Analytica’s research director, Christopher Wylie reportedly said the number of Facebook users whose data was breached “absolutely” could be more than 87 million. According to the report, this admission by Christopher who [...]

April 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Facebook partners academia to research the effect of social media on elections

Today, Facebook announced a new research initiative partnering with seven prominent nonprofit foundations to study the effect of social media on elections Read more on [...]

April 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Weekly Tech Events #14: Techpoint Pitch Friday, Laravel Meetup and others

This week is loaded with events you don’t want to miss. We have curated a list of tech events that will interest you. They are coming up on or between Monday, 9th April 2018 to Monday, 16th April 2018. Introducing [...]

April 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Software practitioners want government action on local content

Experts under the auspices of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) have called on the Nigerian government to work towards implementing the executive orders on local content. According to Nigeria Communications Week, the call was made at the president [...]

April 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

London trip: Nigerians raise suspicion over Buhari’s health

Nigerians are suspicious of President Muhammadu Buhari’s latest trip to the United Kingdom, with many fearing that his health issues may have arisen again. Buhari is scheduled to fly out of Nigeria on Monday, for an official visit to the UK, [...]

April 9, 2018 Government and politics

Oby Ezekwesili reacts to Buhari’s declaration for second term

Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, co-convener of the BringBackOurGirls, BBOG, advocacy group, has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of his ambition to seek a second term in office come 2019. In a tweet on Monday, the former minister of Education wrote: “Reading the [...]

April 9, 2018 Government and politics

Lauretta Onochie congratulates Nigerians on Buhari’s declaration, says ‘we won’

Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie has congratulated Nigerians over her principal’s announcement of his intention to seek a second term in office next year. DAILY POST recalls that Bashir Ahmed, the President’s personal assistant [...]

April 9, 2018 Government and politics

Buhari’s chances in 2019 as tall as El-Rufai -Omokri reacts to President’s re-election declaration

Reno Omokri, former New Media aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan has reacted to President Muhammadu Buhari’s declaration of his intention to rerun for president in the 2019 election. Omokri, a staunch critic of the Buhari administration, compared Buhari’s chances of being [...]

April 9, 2018 Government and politics

Nigerian telcos will now pay ₦500,000 for sending you unsolicited messages

In the first week of May 2016, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) announced that Nigerian telecom operators had one month to start implementing the ‘Do-not-Disturb’ (DND) code. Suggested read: NCC finally wants to put an end to unsolicited messages from Nigerian telcos [...]

April 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Tunisian parliament shows just what it takes to be a startup nation

After approving the Startup Act, following many years of debate in the parliament, Tunisia will supposedly become the first startup nation in Africa. Read more on [...]

April 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Tor Tiv tasks subjects on PVCs, National ID cards

The Tor Tiv, Prof. James Ayatse has called on local government authorities in Benue to work with traditional institutions in massive mobilisation of eligible voters to participate in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration exercise. The monarch made the call in [...]

April 9, 2018 Government and politics

University of Dundee, Sheffield Hallam University to meet prospective Nigerian students in Kaduna and Lagos

How do you apply for admission into a UK University? Can a UK education help you get ahead in life, career and business?  What do you need to apply for a visa to study in the UK? How much does [...]

April 9, 2018 Education

Cambridge Analytica Nigeria: The story so far  

More controversy has since trailed the Cambridge Analytica scandal involving Facebook that has resulted in one of the biggest data breaches in recent times. Recently, in a blog post, Facebook outlined 9 practicable ways it intends to better safeguard users’ [...]

April 9, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Biafra war: How Ojukwu planned to detain me because I told him truth – Mbu

Matthew Mbu, a former Foreign Minister and United Nations, UN, ambassador, has revealed how late Biafra warlord, Dim Odimegwu Chukwuemeka Ojukwu, plotted to detain him after the Civil War. He said he cautioned Ojukwu as the war progressed to surrender [...]

April 9, 2018 Government and politics

Why Bill Gates told Nigeria to do more in human capital development – Country Director, Gates Foundation

Paulin Basinga is the Country Director of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in Nigeria, a major international donor supporting development in several sectors in the country. In this exclusive interview with Ayodamola Owoseye of PREMIUM TIMES, he speaks on Bill [...]

April 9, 2018 Economy

Investors lose N239 billion in four trading days

Investors lose N239 billion in four trading days: At the end of last week’s transactions on the equity sector of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the bearish performance in the local bourse was sustained as the NSE’s market capitalisation dipped [...]

April 9, 2018 Business