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Facebook to embrace more Nigerian languages, says Zuckerberg

Zuckerberg exercising with young Nigerians on Ikoyi-Lekki Link Bridge The Founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, has pledged to use Nigerian languages in offering services on Facebook. Zuckerberg, who is on a business visit to Nigeria, made the promise at a meeting with software developers and ICT entrepreneurs yesterday in Lagos. Zuckerberg, yesterday explained why he […]

Zuckerberg Pledges Support for Nigerian Tech Startups, SMEs

  Mark Zuckerberg The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Wednesday assured Nigerian technology startups and the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria of Facebook’s support that will enhance easy access and connectivity to the internet. Zuckerberg, who made the pledge in Lagos while addressing technology startups on the second day […]

2015 GSMA Mobile 360 series Africa: Enabling digital, financial inclusion for under-served in African continent

By Emeka Aginam, in Cape Town, South Africa Although mobile connectivity is playing a key role in enabling the inclusion of underserved in the socio-economic development of many African countries, the journey to achieving full digital, social and financial inclusion in the region may be still far as a result of many challenges. From left; […]

Spotify’s new privacy policy angers users

Some high-profile Spotify users say they have left the music service over changes in its terms and conditions. The streaming platform now wants access to pictures, contact phone numbers and sensor data stored on the user’s smartphone as well as permission to view social media activity. Minecraft creator Markus Persson, aka Notch, tweeted to his […]

witter ‘snooping’ requests double in UK

Requests for Twitter users’ personal information more than doubled in the UK in 2015, according to the company’s latest transparency report. Twitter said UK government agencies and the police made 299 requests for information between January and July, up from 116 in the previous six months. It makes UK law enforcement the biggest requester of […]

First 3D-printed pill approved by US authorities

In a world first, the US Food and Drug Administration has given the go-ahead for a 3D-printed pill to be produced. The FDA has previously approved medical devices – including prosthetics – that have been 3D printed. The new drug, dubbed Spritam, was developed by Aprecia Pharmaceuticals to control seizures brought on by epilepsy. The […]

POLLS: Social media tearing Nigeria apart — FG

The Federal Government weekend, lamented that the social media is being used as a tool by unscrupulous individuals to tear the country apart, especially in the build up to the elections. Speaking at the send-forth ceremony organised by Galaxy Backbone Limited for Mr. Gerald Ilukwe, pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the organisation, Mr. Anyim […]

International News

Nigerian student`s award winning algorithm could improve accuracy and speed of retinal disease diagnosis
Nigerian student`s award winning algorithm could improve accuracy and speed of retinal disease diagnosis

A new technique for identifying and diagnosing damage to the human retina has been awarded ‘Best Student Paper’ at the industry-leading BIOIMAGING 2018 conference in Portugal. Nigerian doctoral candidate Bashir Dodo,

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Shocker! Monkeys swallow N70m belonging to Northern senators
Shocker! Monkeys swallow N70m belonging to Northern senators

After a shocking confession of an official of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, which claimed that a mysterious snake allegedly swallowed N36 million naira, from the Board’s vault, which

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Florida shooting: At least 17 dead in high school attack
Florida shooting: At least 17 dead in high school attack

At least 17 people have been killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, police say. The suspect has been named as Nikolaus Cruz, 19, and is

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