Wärtsilä’s O&M agreement guarantees reliable power supply to Lafarge

September 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The technology group, Wärtsilä has signed a 5-year long-term Operation & Maintenance (O&M) agreement with Lafarge Africa Plc, one of Nigeria’s leading building material producers. The agreement covers the 100 MW Lafarge Ewekoro power plant, which provides a dedicated supply of electricity to the company’s concrete and cement manufacturing processes. Signing of the O&M agreement took place in July 2021, Read More

OFAB Day: NABDA lauds platform for defending emerging technology

September 29, 2021 John Oba 0

As Nigeria joined other six Africa countries to mark the maiden edition of the Open Forum On Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) day, the Director-General, and Chief Executive Officer, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha has commended OFAB in Nigeria saying the platform has taken the heat off government in the defence of the emerging technology and its Read More

Adopt use of new technology to tackle insecurity, Pantami charges security agencies

September 29, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has charged security institutions to adopt research and development as viable tool for improving security in the country. The minister who made the call on Tuesday while delivering the keynote address at a security summit organised by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Abuja, themed; Synergy: Read More

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

Kia Nigeria woos Nigerians with all-new Seltos, Sonet

September 23, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Kia Nigeria, the sole franchise owner of Kia brands in the country have unveiled two new upscale additions to its line-up in Nigeria –All-new Kia Seltos and Sonet, both intended to woo customers in the B-segment market of the car industry. Mr. Olawale Jimoh, Marketing Manager, Kia Nigeria, at the unveiling of the two products in Lagos, said that the Read More

Perm Sec urges private sector to increase participation in STI

September 20, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Mr. Edet Sunday Akpan has called on the Organised Private Sector (OPS) to explore ways of partnering with the various research institutes and agencies in commercializing viable products and services for the nations’ benefit. The Permanent Secretary said this when he declared open the 19th Meeting of the National Council Read More

Pantami, silence is not the answer

September 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

“Yaba kyauta tukwici”, this is to borrow some Hausa adage, meaning “appreciate whoever shows concern on you” and “he who wants to stay away from being disappointed, should expect less and love less from anybody”. My focus is not on the acquisition of a professorship by the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, or question the legality of Read More

Onu: Indigenous herbs can be used to cure diseases

September 16, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said that indigenous plants and herbs can be used to find cure to epilepsy and different forms of cancer, for the benefit of Nigerians and other countries. Dr. Onu made this known at a working visit of the Director UNESCO regional office Dakar and OIC UNESCO regional office Abuja, Read More

Verve partners OBMEET to give cardholders 50% discount

September 16, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

Africa leading payment technology and card business giant, Verve, has announced a partnership with OBMeet, a video conferencing and networking company that will see Verve card holders 50 per cent discount on the platform. It said the deal was in furtherance of its drive to strengthen the payment landscape across the globe. It explained that the discount which is currently Read More

Apple devices, iOS versions – 14.4 & 14.6 under attack, NITDA warns

September 16, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Apple has released security updates for a newly discovered zero-day vulnerability that affects every iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch. According to a statement signed by National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Head, Corporate Affairs and External Relations Unit Mrs Hadiza Umar, “Research revealed that, the zero-click exploit, which targets iMessaging, is used to illegally spy on iOS devices. An Read More

Youth empowerment: FG signs MOU with Konga

September 13, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In its avowed determination to continue to harness youth potentials for improved socio-economic growth and development in the country, the federal government on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with KONGA to empower the Nigerian youth through the exploration of Information Communication Technology (ICT) with a view to building their capacity towards self-reliance and employability. The Minister of Youth Read More

FG moves to establish tech, innovation centres nationwide

September 8, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said the federal government will establish research and technology innovation centres nationwide for increased global competitiveness. He said this at a working visit to the Governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki on Monday in Benin City, Edo state. The minister noted that increased focus on solution-driven research will help Read More

Mediatech partners Glo TV service launch

September 2, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

An emerging media-technology (mediatech) company, TV Anywhere Africa has partnered with Globacom, a leading mobile network operator in Nigeria to launch GloTV service in Nigeria. GloTV is TVA’s first of many supported launches envisaged in the near-term across Africa and other emerging markets. TVA’s goal is to provide a platform that supports tens of millions of active users across Africa Read More

Alleged deductions: FUTA never tempered with pension funds – Mgt

August 30, 2021 Editor 0

The management of Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Ondo state has debunked allegations that the school management had failed to remit pension deductions to some of its staff. Some former staff of the institution who are now retirees had petitioned the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against FUTA management over the allegations. The then teachers of the secondary Read More

Paralex introduces tech-driven legal support services

August 27, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Paralex Logistics Limited, an information and communication technology (ICT) managed logistics company, is set to launch its mobile app platform which encompasses its service portfolio to businesses and individuals across the country and beyond for optimal satisfaction and gains. The web base is already launched while the app introduction is slated for the 7th of September, 2021. The company which Read More

Minister charges inventors on national growth

August 25, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has charged innovators to build a strong, Science, Technology and Innovation driven-nation that is united, peaceful, prosperous and highly respected globally. The Minister made the charge on Tuesday in Abuja, at the presentation of Prizes, Cash, Awards/Plaques to outstanding exhibitors/innovators of the 2021 STI EXPO. He urged awardees to work Read More

Roll-out of Glo TV service excites Globacom

August 25, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Leading indigenous telecom firm, Globacom has expressed excitement and confidence over the roll-out Glo TV service, an innovative TV streaming service for watching live linear TV, Video on Demand and catch-up contents. The service which is powered by the reliable Glo 4G technology and is accessible through Android, IOS and web platforms was launched at the company’s headquarters in Lagos Read More

SystemSpecs seeks collaborations for sustainable ICT sector in Nigeria

August 25, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Technology giant, SystemSpecs, has supported calls for collaboration to engender the sustainability of Nigeria’s fast-growing ICT sector. According to an Executive Director of SystemSpecs, Deremi Atanda, the superstructure that holds the fabric of the society has shifted from physical engagement to one dominated by technology in the post-COVID-19 era. Nigeria, therefore, needs to harness these emerging opportunities through productive collaborations Read More

Access Bank launches awareness campaign to combat E-banking fraud

August 23, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

As part of its commitment to educate and protect customers from e-banking fraud, Access Bank Plc has launched an awareness campaign to sensitize customers on measures they can take to protect themselves. The campaign, themed ‘Banks Don’t Ask’, focuses on three key activities that account for most fraud incidents in Nigeria, phishing, SIM card fraud, ATM fraud and POS fraud. Read More

Excitement as Titan Trust Bank opens Apapa, Lagos branch

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Titan Trust Bank Limited has announced the opening of its state-of-the-art branch located at 17, Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos for commercial operations. A statement by the lender said the development is in furtherance of its efforts to offer customers endearing experience. The lender further noted that the new branch provides a full suite of banking products and services for retail Read More

Minister wants all areas of technology embraced

August 19, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation , Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said that the federal government is working hard for Nigeria and by extension Nigerians, to be actively involved in all areas of technology and Innovation development. The Minister stated this when the Management of Serve Lead Global, led by their Chief Executive Mr. Oyewole Joledo paid a courtesy Read More

Why CBN blocked accounts of Rise Vest Technologies, 5 others

August 19, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

More facts are beginning to emerge on why the Central Bank of Nigeria blocked the operating accounts of six fintech companies for the next six months pending the completion of investigations. The firms are Rise Vest Technologies Limited, Bamboo Systems Technology Limited, Bamboo Systems Technology Limited OPNS, Chaka Technologies Limited, CTL/Business Expenses, and Trove Technologies Limited. A Federal High Court Read More

NCC trains 1, 000 youth on digital skills nationwide

August 18, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Executive Vice Chairman Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Prof Umar Garba Danbatta has charged the Nigerian youths who participated in the nationwide digital literacy training conducted by the Commission to put the skills acquired as well as the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools received during the exercise to appropriate and legitimate use. Addressing the participants at the closing ceremony of Read More