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FG Budgets N600m For National Theatre Despite Banks’ Takeover

FG Budgets N600m For National Theatre Despite Banks’ Takeover

A total of N600.39 million was budgeted for the National Arts Theatre in the 2020 Appropriation Bill despite the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bankers’ Committee obtaining Federal Government’s approval to take over the cultural landmark. New Telegraph [...]

October 23, 2019 Technology
Malawian Teen Taught Himself How To Build A Windmill From Junk

Malawian Teen Taught Himself How To Build A Windmill From Junk, Brought Power To His Village, ALL Learned From Library Books!

Malawian Teen Taught Himself How To Build A Windmill From Junk Get this boy in a prominent position, make him famous, let him inspire! We are joining a call from Anonymous who posted a very simple message, they say the [...]

October 13, 2019 Technology
first all-electric X-plane

NASA To Test Its First All-electric X-plane (photos)

NASA has officially announce about the future involves flying taxis, NASA is set to test its first all-electric X-plane to encourage and develop certification standards for an electric aircraft. NASA’s X-57 Maxwell is now at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research [...]

October 6, 2019 Technology
5G Trial In Nigeria

NCC Approves Spectrum For 5G Trial In Nigeria

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has approved spectrum for the 5G trial services in Nigeria. The Commission has also concluded negotiations on the counterpart funding to the Infrastructure Companies.  This will support the deployment of the broadband infrastructure on which [...]

August 28, 2019 Technology
9-Year-Old Nigerian Programmer

Meet 9-Year-Old Nigerian Programmer Who Has Built More Than 30 Games

Meet 9-Year-Old Nigerian Programmer Who Has Built More Than 30 Games Lagos, Nigeria(CNN) Seated in a stylish living room of a home in a suburb of Nigeria’s commercial center, Lagos, Basil Okpara Jr. is tapping away on his laptop keyboard. [...]

August 7, 2019 Technology

PMB To Commission 1MW Solar Power Plant At FUNAI, Ebonyi State (Pictures)

President Muhammadu Buhari would soon be at Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (AE-FUNAI) in Ebonyi State to commission a 1MWsolar power plant built in the university by the Federal government. Also to be commissioned by the president is eight-kilometre [...]

May 21, 2019 Technology
Microsoft Corporation Visits Abuja

Microsoft Corporation Visits Abuja, Launches Africa Development Centre In Lagos

Microsoft Corporation visited the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) on Friday, May 18, to discuss their plans for Nigeria. The Microsoft delegation was led by the Executive Vice-President of Gaming, Phil Spencer and was received by the Executive Secretary/CEO of [...]

May 21, 2019 Technology

Alibaba And Falz React As Nigerian Company Starts Manufacturing Armoured Carrier

Alibaba and Falz took to their social media pages, to react to report of a Nigerian company based in Ijebu-Ode area of Ogun manufacturing armoured personnel carriers for Nigerian Police and Army with massive local contents from the scratch. Twitter [...]

April 30, 2019 Technology
mini excavator

12-Year-Old Boy Builds Mini Excavator All By Himself (Photos)

Nigerians have got some raw talent out there, check out this talent of a Brilliant 12years old boy who singlehandedly builds a fully functional mini excavator all alone by himself. This is really pure talent that needs to be developed [...]

April 22, 2019 Technology
A young promising Nigerian whose name is Nicholas Kajoh (@nicholaskajo on Twitter) worked on video-based vehicle counting system as his final year project.

See Video-Based Vehicle Counting System Built By A Young Nigerian As His Project

A young promising Nigerian whose name is Nicholas Kajoh (@nicholaskajo on Twitter) worked on video-based vehicle counting system as his final year project. He was able to actualize the video-based vehicle counting system using Python programming language. Young Nicholas’ bio [...]

April 11, 2019 Technology
federal government will ensure free access internet in public places across Nigeria.

Free Internet Access For Nigerians Coming, Says FG

Adebayo Shittu, minister of Communications, has said that the federal government will ensure free access internet in public places across Nigeria. Mr Shittu said this in Abuja at a one-day stakeholders workshop on the role of the Public Internet Access [...]

April 5, 2019 Technology
Buhari rejects Ajaokuta Completion Bill

Buhari rejects Ajaokuta Completion Bill, National Housing Fund, others

President  Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday declined assent to a bill seeking to fund the completion of Ajaokuta Steel Company, which was forwarded to him by the National Assembly in February this year. The President equally declined assent to seven other [...]

April 3, 2019 General, Technology
Nigerians spend N767.23bn on airtime in three months

Nigerians spend N767.23bn on airtime in three months

This figure is based on the number of subscribers in the three months under review, which was obtained from the Nigerian Communications Commission, and the industry’s Average Revenue Per User provided by network operators. In November 2018, the monthly subscriber [...]

March 28, 2019 Technology

Imo workers reject Okorocha’s electronic payment

Trouble seems to be looming between Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha and the state chapter of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over move by the state government to conduct a biometric verification of workers in the state. The state government [...]

March 21, 2019 Technology

NITDA: Cybercriminals defraud Nigerians

The National Information Technology Development Agency has said, Cybercriminals are now using a variety of ways, like swapping of mobile phone SIM cards, to defraud Nigerians of their hard earned money. In a statement made available to our correspondent in [...]

October 24, 2018 Technology

NCC raids Lagos in fight against sale of pre-registered SIMs

NCC raids Lagos: The Nigerian communications Commission (NCC), has warned Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) against hiring agents that will put them into trouble through the peddling of pre-registered Subscriber Identification Modules (SIM) cards. NCC gave this warning in Lagos, at [...]

October 2, 2018 Technology

Kachikwu joins others to address energy infrastructure deficiency

Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, will join other speakers to address energy infrastructure deficiency in Sub-Sahara Africa at the Africa oil and gas summit scheduled to hold next month in Nairobi, Kenya. Convener of the summit, [...]

September 6, 2018 Technology

Facebook uncovers political influence campaign ahead of midterms

Facebook said Tuesday it shut down 32 fake pages and accounts involved in an apparent “coordinated” effort to stoke hot-button issues ahead of November midterm US elections, but could not identify the source although Russia is suspected of involvement. It [...]

August 1, 2018 Technology

Google To Provide Free WiFi For Nigerians

Good news for Nigerians, Google To Provide Free WiFi For Nigerians! Google has announced that, in its bid to make the internet more easily accessible to Nigerians, it is launching Google Station for Nigeria. The program aims to provide high quality, [...]

July 27, 2018 Technology

Ambode extends ‘operation restore sanity to Lagos roads’

The order by the Lagos State government to remove all containerised trucks and tankers parked along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway has been extended by 48 hours. Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Ladi Lawanson, disclosed this after monitoring the progress of the exercise. [...]

July 23, 2018 Technology

NBC cautions radio station over alleged partisanship

National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) yesterday stated that the Ekiti Radio had become highly unprofessional and dangerously partisan in its reportage of the gubernatorial democratic process in the state. NCB’s Director General, Is’haq Modibbo Kawu, disclosed this in a statement yesterday. [...]

July 12, 2018 Technology

Nigeria Internet registrar targets 1m .ng domain registrations by 2023

Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) is targeting the registration of about one million .ng domains names in another five years. The President of NiRA, Rev. Sunday Folayan, at a post event interview in Lagos, at the weekend, said there has [...]

July 11, 2018 Technology

Federal Government plans to close Third Mainland Bridge for repairs tomorrow

The Federal Government yesterday said consultations were ongoing for the closure of Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos for repairs. Federal Controller of Works in Lagos, Adedamola Kuti, who disclosed this in Lagos, said the Ministry of Works would hold a [...]

July 11, 2018 Technology

FEC okays N206 billion for Second Niger Bridge link roads

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N206 billion to facilitate the construction of associated infrastructures that would link the Second Niger Bridge in the southeastern part of Nigeria. The approval by the council yesterday was in addition to the [...]

July 5, 2018 Technology

Niger Delta $10b infrastructure fund: no trace of such fund anywhere, say stakeholders

Close to two years after the Federal Government launched the $10b Infrastructure Fund to stimulate development in the Niger Delta, there is no trace of the fund anywhere.In October 2016, the Federal Government launched the $10b Infrastructure Fund to end [...]

June 10, 2018 Economy, Technology

Stop auto-renewal of data or pay N5m fine – NCC warns mobile network operators

The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has directed all service providers in the country to stop automatic or unwarranted renewal of data packages without the consent of the subscribers or risk N5million fine. It said the warning became imperative in view [...]

June 1, 2018 Technology

Road projects: Nsukka communities applaud Gov. Ugwuanyi, Enugu lawmaker

Residents of Lejja and Eha-Alumona communities in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, weekend, hailed Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi over the government’s plans to commence work on the Lejja Road as well as the Eha-Alumona-Eha-Ndiagu-Mbu Road. The commendation came during [...]

May 21, 2018 Technology

Lagos-Ibadan rail gauge December deadline not negotiable, says FG

The Federal Government has said that the December 2018 deadline for the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan railway gauge is not negotiable. Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who stated this yesterday after inspection and meeting with the contractors involved in [...]

May 9, 2018 Technology

Nigerian hackers steal thousands of dollars from shipping firms

Nigerian hackers, grouped as Gold Galleon, are menacing shipping firms and bleeding them of thousands of dollars. Network security firm Secureworks has red-flagged the group, whose focus appears solely to be the maritime industry. The group, according to a report [...]

April 26, 2018 Technology

Firm donates boreholes, learning materials to Osun community

In line with its mission to attract development to communities nationwide, Beltij Limited, a gold-mining company, has donated three boreholes and learning materials to Igun Ijesa community in Osun State. During the inauguration recently, the firm’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. [...]

April 16, 2018 Technology