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Brazil Airline Azul Promises to Cap World Cup Fares

Brazilian domestic airline Azul Linhas Aereas pledged on Wednesday to cap the cost of traveling during the World Cup this year, adding to pressure on competitors who have been upbraided by the government for raising ticket prices. None of the [...]

January 10, 2014 International, Technology

Best ‘new car buys’ for 2014 named

CarBuyer, the UK’s fastest-growing car buying advice website, has named its best new car buys for 2014. Hyundai’s new i10 has been named Best City Car and overall Car of the Year, with judges praising its quality, refinement, style and [...]

January 6, 2014 International, Technology, Transportation

Arik Introduces Mobile Booking App – Official

Arik Airlines says it has introduced a mobile and tablet booking app through which passengers can book and pay for its tickets. A statement released in Lagos on Thursday by the airline’s spokesperson, Ola Adebanji, said the app would present [...]

December 28, 2013 Technology

Nigeria: Airtel, Google Give Customers Free Internet Service

Leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria and Google today launched a unique Internet service tagged Free Zone powered by Google. This service allows customers to access mobile web search and other feature-phone-friendly versions of Gmail and Google+ without getting billed. [...]

December 19, 2013 Technology

BMW 3-Series GT breaks cover in Nigeria

It was another pleasurable moment in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital and the heartbeat of automotive business when Coscharis Motors, sole franchisee of BMW brand, pulled off the veil to herald the arrival of the BMW 3 Series Grand Turismo (F34). [...]

December 18, 2013 Technology

Nigeria: Jonathan Unveils Nigeria’s First Indigenous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Kaduna — President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday in Kaduna unveiled the country’s first indigenous unmanned aerial vehicle, GULMA, designed and constructed by the Nigerian Air Force. Speaking at the ceremony, Jonathan said that the unveiling of the vehicle marked another [...]

December 18, 2013 Technology, Transportation
Tech Giants

Tech Giants Call For Limits On Government Surveillance

Eight major tech giants are joining forces to call for tighter controls on government surveillance, arguing there should be reforms in the way the United States snoops on people. The companies, including Google, Facebook and Twitter, issued an open letter [...]

December 9, 2013 Technology
Saheed Adepoju Inye

Nigeria’s Saheed Adepoju is a young man with big dreams. He is the inventor of the Inye

  Nigeria’s Saheed Adepoju is a young man with big dreams. He is the inventor of the Inye, a tablet computer designed for the African market. According to the 29-year-old entrepreneur, his machine’s key selling point is its price – [...]

November 15, 2013 Technology
Broadband Nigeria

FG plans GIS mapping to guide investors on broadband opportunities

The Federal Government is embarking on a GIS (Geographic Information System) mapping of all existing fibre networks in the six geo-political zones of the federation. This is one of the series of interventions fully backed by the presidency specifically aimed [...]

November 13, 2013 Technology
Chief Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma founder Innoson Motor Manufacturers

An Interview with Chief Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma founder Innoson Motor Manufacturers

  An Interview with Chief Innocent Ifediaso Chukwuma founder Innoson Motor Manufacturers Nigeria Breaks Through In Automotive Technology, Thanks to Innoson Vehicle Motors Of Nigeria People of the World, Nigeria, and Africa at large, I bring you good news! The [...]

November 11, 2013 Technology
‘My Next Target Is To Build An Aeroplane’

17-Yr-Old Engineering Prodigy – ‘My Next Target Is To Build An Aeroplane’

A 17-year-old secondary school student, Ismaila Suraju, has built a planting machine and a locally-made power generator that uses water and batteries, among others.   The boy doesn’t plan to stop, he says his next goal is to build an [...]

November 10, 2013 Technology
Nigeria Broadband

Broadband Expansion – Driver of N150bn e-commerce industry

By; Ben Uzor Jr Nigeria’s N150 billion electronic commerce industry is set for significant growth in the next few years, riding on the back of sustained efforts by the Federal Government and the private sector to enhance broadband availability, analysts have [...]

October 31, 2013 Technology, Telecomms

Lagos, Microsoft seal e-government deal

By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN) of Lagos State has signed an agreement with technology giant Microsoft, on ICTs to drive service delivery to the people of the state. The governor led a delegation to the [...]

October 14, 2013 Technology
‘Nigeria Eyes Space Defense Programme’

‘Nigeria Eyes Space Defense Programme’

A HIGH ranking military officer, attached to the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), has revealed that Nigeria is working towards an active and fully equipped Space Defense Command, to meet national security challenges. Brigadier General Toyin Osazuwa, Defense [...]

September 8, 2013 Technology
How Nigeria has been using its satellites

How Nigeria has been using its satellites

Yes, Nigeria has a space programme. Since 2003 the West African country has been operating its own satellites, three of which are currently collecting data from Earth orbit. But this week Nigeria’s space agency came under fire after UK newspaper the Daily [...]

August 10, 2013 Technology
Nigeria Sat-2 and NX, satellites undergoing testing at RAL

Billions being used to help Nigeria join the space race despite the criticism

By JACK DOYLE Oil-rich country has accepted £300million in aid this year alone Plans for Nigerian astronauts to join missions within next two years But 70 per cent of the country live below the poverty line of £1.29 a day Row [...]

August 9, 2013 Technology
Internet freedom

45m Nigerians Risk Losing Internet Freedom—Study

More than 45 million internet users in Nigeria comprising the general public are on the verge of losing their Internet privacy on every form of cyber-communication as the federal government intensifies efforts to monitor them online according to a new [...]

June 11, 2013 Technology
Patience Jonathan

Cyber Security: Patience Jonathan Appointed To Lead Global Campaign

The Secretary-General, International Telecommunication Union, Dr. Hamadoun Touré, has appointed the wife of the President, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, as the union’s Online Protection Champion. The union said it believed in the President wife’s ability to spread the cyber security message [...]

May 13, 2013 Technology

This Ear Was Made With A 3D Printer And It Hears Better Than Your Ears

While some people are using 3D printers to make guns, scientists at Princeton University are using them to create working human ears. By combining “bio-printed organic materials” and electronics, scientists have created an ear that can hear things that regular [...]

May 8, 2013 Technology