Cybercrime: Secure your accounts with authentication codes, verified websites – Expert

By Giwa SHILE Mr Emmanuel Ezenwere, an Entrepreneur and Artificial Intelligence Engineer, has advised bank customers to secure their accounts using authentication codes and verified websites to prevent cyber criminals from gaining access into their accounts. Ezenwere gave the advice on Thursday in Abuja. He was reacting to increased reports of cyber criminals hacking into customers’ accounts and stealing funds using technology that may be difficult for banks to trace how the theft actually happened. He said both banks and customers had on many occasions lost money to cyber criminals…

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Teleology takes over 9mobile

By Thompson ABISOLA Teleology has formally taken over the management of 9mobile. It announced the constitution of a new board of directors for the company in Lagos on Monday. It said that the constitution of the new board followed the successful completion of the tenure of the former board appointed by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and in fulfillment of the consequential transfer of final ownership to the new investors, Teleology Nigeria Limited. “We thank all out-going members of the board for helping to shepherd 9mobile through the critical…

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Samsung 2018 QLED television debuts in Nigerian market

By Meletus EZE Samsung on Monday launched its newest and smartest television, the Samsung QLED Television 2018, into the Nigerian market. Key Account Manager, Samsung Electronics West Africa,Olumide Olakotan,  said in Lagos that the new device would not only serve as an entertainment tool, but also add to the glamour that Samsung products brings to the home. He added that the new features in Samsung 2018 QLED television included a new ‘Invisible Connection’ or a single super-thin cable that will be hard to spot. “The main cable and nest of…

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Google Doodle celebrates Adadevoh’s 62nd posthumous birthday

By Giwa SHILE Google on Saturday celebrated Late Dr Stella Adadevoh, the Physician whose expertise and heroic efforts curbed the spread of Ebola in Nigeria in 2014. A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepages that commemorates holidays, events, achievements and people. “Born in Lagos, Nigeria on this day in 1956, Dr Adadevoh descended from a long line of respected scientists and statesmen. “Dr Adadevoh completed her residency at Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and West African College of Physicians and Surgeons before doing…

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U.S. ICT university donates N30m worth e-library facilities KASU

By Thompson ABISOLA The ICT University Foundation, Louisiana, U.S. on Friday donated N30 million worth of e-library facility equipped with world class equipment to the Kaduna State University (KASU). Prof. Victor Mbarika, the President, Board of Trustee of the university said that the gesture was to boost the deployment of Informational and Communication Technology (ICT) teaching and learning in the university. Mbarika, while handing over the facility to the university Chief Librarian in Kaduna, said that the e-library would enable the university lecturers to upload all their courses and teaching…

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Internet users in Nigeria hit 104.6m in August –NCC

By Giwa SHILE Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 104.6 million in August, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. The NCC made this known on Monday in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for August posted on its website. According to the data, Airtel, MTN and Globacom gained more internet subscribers during the month under review, while was 9mobile only loser. The data also showed that overall internet users increased to 104, 628,342 in August from the 103,671,778 in July showing an increase of 956,564. The breakdown revealed that…

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Subscribers urge telecom operators to improve services

By Giwa SHILE Subscribers of telecommunication networks in the country have called on the operators to improve their services to give subscribers value for their money. Some of the subscribers said on Thursday in Abuja against the backdrop of complaints from subscribers of incessant drop calls and poor data services. They decried the situation and called on the service providers to urgently address the “unwholesome practice’’. Mrs Yinka Adeyemi, a civil servant, an MTN subscriber said for some months she had been experiencing drop calls and her data service had…

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NCC to sanction telecom operators for ‘call masking’

By Aliyu DANLADI The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has said it will impose appropriate sanctions on any telecom operator that allows the illegal masking of international calls. Call masking refers to termination of international calls with local telephone numbers displayed on a receiver’s phone screen. Deputy Director, Consumer Affairs Bureau of NCC, Alhaji Ismail Adedigba, said in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, on Friday that the trend was illegal and fraudulent. “NCC is focused on the protection of consumers in the telecommunications space in Nigeria and the development of the sector over…

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Active mobile lines decrease to 161.4m in July – NCC

By Meletus EZE The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said active mobile telephone lines in Nigeria decreased to 161.4 million in July. It said in its monthly subscriber’s operator data posted on its website on Wednesday that the active mobile lines at the end of July decreased to 161.42 million from the 162.30 million in June. NCC said with 161.42 million lines recorded in July and 162.30 million in June, the lines decreased by 881,586. Also the Mobile Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) for active mobile lines in July was 125,444…

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Diamond Bank, Facebook begins training of female entrepreneur In C/River

By Thompson BISOLA Diamond Bank in collaboration with Facebook has commenced the first phase of targeted training for Small and Medium-scale Enterprises (SME) owners to enhance their businesses through online marketing platforms. The training exercise, which commenced in Calabar, Cross River State on Thursday, 30 August 2018 with over 120 SME owners in attendance, is aimed at scaling up the skills of small businesses to cater to millions of Facebook users in Nigeria and beyond. Head, Regional Businesses -South, Diamond Bank Plc, Nkem Okoro, told newsmen at the event that…

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