Kremlin Calls Facebook’s Removal Of Russian Media Accounts Censorship

Kremlin Calls Facebook’s Removal Of Russian Media Accounts Censorship

The Kremlin on Thursday said Facebook’s removal of accounts controlled by various Russian media was a hostile move that smacked of censorship. Facebook said on Tuesday it had deleted hundreds of Russian accounts and pages associated with a “troll factory” indicted by U.S. prosecutors for fake activist and political posts in the 2016 U.S. election campaign. When asked about Facebook’s move, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov agreed with a questioner from one of the affected media…

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Ministry assures Nigerians of 30% broadband penetration by year- end

Ministry assures Nigerians of 30% broadband penetration by year- end

• Shittu targets Bayelsa’s youths for ICT development  The Ministry of Communications is keen on making sure Nigeria hits the 30 per cent broadband penetration target set for this year. The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, who emphasized on this at the weekend, informed that the government is creating an enabling environment for the sectors and young innovator to thrive. He enjoined all relevant stakeholders to keep supporting the government in making sure that broadband…

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Spotify files to go public, eying streaming growth despite losses

Spotify files to go public, eying streaming growth despite losses

Spotify on Wednesday announced a long-awaited public listing, voicing confidence that its streaming model will keep reshaping the music industry but acknowledging that the company has yet to turn a profit. In its filing with US regulators, the Swedish platform that over the course of a decade has helped make streaming the most popular way to listen to music in parts of the world estimated the company’s value to be as much as $23.4 billion….

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Digital media can transform agriculture in Nigeria

Digital media can transform agriculture in Nigeria

Managing Director, PHD Nigeria, Dozie Okafor(left); Wayne Bishop, Managing Director, PHD Johannesburg, South Africa,Wayne Bishop and Business Development Manager, PHD Nigeria,Henry Ononiwu at the launch of PHD’s 7th publication titled MERGE at the 2018 Social Media Week in Lagos Managing Director, The Educational Partnership Centre, Adefeso Olateju (left); Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Education; Fela Bank-Olemoh, Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Pedro Omontuemhen at the session tagged ‘Private Public Partnership model: The code Lagos Case Study’…

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Nokia, Facebook expand ecosystem for fixed wireless access over 60 GHz

Nokia, Facebook expand ecosystem for fixed wireless access over 60 GHz

Nokia and Facebook are working to accelerate the adoption of 60 GHz fixed wireless access technologies to deliver gigabit services and connect more people, faster.The 60 GHz band allows high-speed broadband connectivity in urban or suburban areas, complementing existing fiber. Nokia will combine its worldwide delivery capabilities and wireless passive optical network (WPON) with Facebook’s Terragraph technology to launch global gigabit broadband trials in 2018 with select customers. Nokia’s wireless passive optical network (WPON) technology provides…

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Samsung set to launch new flagship smartphones

Samsung set to launch new flagship smartphones

Samsung Electronics will unveil its next flagship smartphones — the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ — on Sunday, after it reported record profits in recent weeks and its vice chairman was released from prison. Samsung, the flagship subsidiary of South Korea’s biggest business group, suffered a humiliating recall of its Galaxy Note 7 device in 2016, and was then embroiled in the sprawling corruption scandal that brought down ousted president Park Guen-hye. But its Galaxy…

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Infants global mortality ‘alarmingly high’, says UNICEF

Infants global mortality ‘alarmingly high’, says UNICEF

Newborns are dying at “alarmingly high” rates in countries that are poor, conflict-ridden or have weak institutions, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday in a new report.The new UNICEF report revealed that babies born in these places were 50 times more likely to die in the first month of life than those born in some wealthier nations. The report also noted that eight of the 10 most dangerous places to be born are…

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Concerns for banks as WhatsApp adds payment

Concerns for banks as WhatsApp adds payment

Whatsapp has introduced payments to its messaging app in India, making it the latest service to let users transfer money to one another with a text.After the pilot in India, this peer-to-peer payments, would be available in Nigeria and other African countries and it will have profound effect on banks already hemorrhaging from revenue losses. With the new service, users can now link their bank account to their WhatsApp account via Unified Payments Interface (UPI)…

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Telecoms operators lose 10m subscribers in 2017

Telecoms operators lose 10m subscribers in 2017

Nigeria’s $70 billion telecommunications industry ended year 2017 with 145 million active subscribers, after loosing 10 million customers within the period. Subscriber statistics released yesterday by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), which confirmed this, also showed that the teledensity crashed, loosing seven per cent. This is even as some 40 million populace, which reside in about 205 communities across Nigeria still lack access to basic telephony services.Analysis of the statistics showed that the industry started…

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UN launches software to bridge people, government engagement gap

UN launches software to bridge people, government engagement gap

To bridge the gap between Nigerians and decision makers, especially in government, the United Nations (UN) has formally launched a hacking challenge tagged: Hackathon in Bonn, Germany.It comes with a promise to award N1 million to any Nigerian winning team and a three months community membership at the Civic Innovation Lab (CIL) to develop a tool for the rollout of the survey across the country and around the world. Participants could apply through online application from…

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