GITEX 2017 | NITDA On A Mission To Save Nigeria N720bn on IT importations

 

Lawmakers promise tax holiday for tech startups

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is aiming to save the country about $2 billion (about N720 billion) lost as capital flight as a result avoidable importation of foreign technologies into the country, Director General of NITDA,
Dr. Isa Pantami, has said at the on-going on GITEX technology expo and conference holding at the Dubai World Trade Centre, United Arabs Emirates (UAE) with more than 140 countries in attendance. Continue reading

Nigeria readies ten startups for GITEX 2017

The Nigeria government through the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) will be promoting ten startups at this year’s Gitex technology expo and conference holding in Dubai from October 8-12. The country’s tech-ambassadors were carefully selected after a highly competitive process anchored by the Office for ICT Innovation & Entrepreneurship (OIIE) which is an arm of the NITDA.

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Are You Ready For The Indo-African ICT Expo 2017

The Indian Communications Minister will be leading a strong delegation of manufacturers, industry operators and government officials, and will be joined by the Nigerian Communications Minister, government officials, regulators, along with the Nigerian business community, leaders like yourselves.

THE Governments of India  and Nigeria are set to forge closer cooperation in a determined effort to accelerate growth in Information and Communications Technology with a view to boost both countries’ economies through greater penetration and use of advanced technologies and services. Continue reading

Pictures Of The Social Media Debate In Jos City With nHub, Tomruk, PAI…

The social media scene is ever growing and talks are been organized to keep the ecosystem friendly and calm, Jos, Plateau State is however not left out of the discussion.  In attendance kim coffee, the tech gurus from nHubs, tomruk , Pax Amor Initiative etc.   Read the keynote (excerpt) speech below…

Earlier this year, 2017, the new President of the United States in an unprecedented move in immigration policies banned, for a period, citizens of certain countries largely from the Middle East as terrorist-potential danger to the United States.

A couple of weeks ago, one of the richest gulf countries, Qatar, has suffered a multinational economic embargo from four of its neighbours who accused Qatar of sponsoring terrorism and being a safe haven for terrorists and extremists.

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Google’s New App Policy Screams Bad News For The App Developers, Hello IOS


Well, the fear of google is the beginning of wisdom.  

So google can just wake up now day and destroy a family business over algorithms that were not needed in the first place.   Google has now said that the Play Store is going to automatically downrank apps with poor performance in search results. This would be achieved by “incorporating app quality signals in their ranking algorithms,” which means that there’s less of a chance of crashing apps or apps with low user ratings to rise to the top of the rankings.

For the app developer, this news isn’t so great, because they have to ensure that they fix problems related to crashing and try to increase positive user ratings, however, for the users, this is some what good but will also result to missing favourite apps from play store list. 

Good one Google.

 

NADDC plans Automotive Design Competition

The National Automotive Design and Development Council, NADDC, will soon be organizing a nationwide Automotive Design Competition to engage and promote the incredible creative and innovative talents of our youth. 

According to a statement made available to Transport Day newspaper by NADDC, and signed by Rasheed Bello, the competition is “not to design sports and luxury cars, but to conceptualize highly advanced, innovative and cost-effective strategically positioned market driven concepts that would be produced in Nigeria. NADDC will support the development of winning concepts and integrate local content, feeding directly into the Nigerian automotive ecosystem, especially our proposed Automotive Industrial Clusters for Nnewi, Kaduna and Oshogbo” Continue reading

Motorola Is “Officially” Back in Nigeria; Unveils New Range of Smartphones

Lenovo, through its Subsidiary, Motorola Mobility, unveiled a new range of Moto smartphones to core dealers in Nigeria at a groundbreaking event which held in Lagos. The smartphone models which include the Moto E4, Moto E4 plus, Moto C 3G, Moto C 4G and Moto C plus boasts of exciting new features and user-friendly applications. Motorola’s range of innovative smartphones guarantee consumers the opportunity to experience high definition display and cutting edge design at value prices. Continue reading

Infinix Note 4 & Note 4 Pro Specifications

Infinix Mobility Nigeria announces the launch of its new Note series smartphone ‘Infinix Note 4 & Note 4 pro with a stylus ‘Xpen’.  Infinix integrated other technology innovation in the new Note smartphone, it is pre-packed with Xcharge 4.0 which provides the quickest charge with low voltage and high efficiency, equipped with a big battery life of 4300MAH – 4500MAH. These features allow the Note 4 to charge fast within 5 minutes to talk for 250 minutes. Continue reading

My nHub Experience With Efiko A MarketPlace For Freelancers Also Coming To BlueHub And CoLabs

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efiko.co one of the first freelance marketplace or platform in Nigeria came to nHub In Jos last week and I  was impressed to see what the team behind the marketplace had put together. I was a little skeptical at first given the examples of freelance platforms that have tried to break into the Nigerian space and failed.   Continue reading