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Breaking: Twitter appoints Okonjo-Iweala to board of Directors

Nigerian former Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Social media giant,Twitter Inc.,  has announced the appointment of Nigeria’s former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to its board.

StarTimes signs broadcasting deal with Discovery, Fox

StarTimes signs broadcasting deal with Fox
StarTimes has, on the 29th June 2018, signed deals with both Discovery and Fox to bring high quality entertainment to viewers across Africa through TV and OTT platform.

StarTimes holds 8th African digital TV development seminar in Beijing

President, StarTimes Group. Mr. Pang XinXing
The annual African Digital TV Development Seminar, a strategic think-tank for stakeholders in the African broadcasting industry organized by StarTimes Group has held the 8 th edition in Beijing.

See smart phones with long battery life

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
A decent battery is the foundation of any smartphone worth its salt. It ensures that you can get the most out of your phone, at any time of the day. More importantly, it’s the underlying factor behind whether or not you can listen to tunes on your device when you’re on your way home after a long day at work. Most phones that go all out with their features, forget to back it up with a big battery. But, there are still ample options in the market that fall within the mid-range or budget segment.

UN opens Technology Bank in Turkey

The United Nations (UN) has opened Technology Bank in Turkey, thereby welcoming a new member into the fold, which will help poor nations leapfrog development challenges.

IT Experts identify funding as major challenge of entrepreneurs

" am particularly excited about today’s discussion and talks of raising funds because it was the basic and major challenge of entrepreneurs in that sector."

Shocking: Obasanjo Space Centre too broke to make staff ID

Obasanjo Space Centre
The Centre for Satellite Technology Development, one of the centres under the National Space Research and Development Agency (NARSDA) has directed members of its staff to personally fund the production of identity cards.

Harnessing the power of social media for the social sector

social media
Often adjudged as being responsible for the civil society, the social sector in every country is dedicated to the growth and development of the society and its people. Though a thriving sector in Nigeria, the potentials for the sector remain highly untapped as more resources and opportunities are yet to be exploited.

Zuckerberg admits Facebook errors

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday that the social media company made mistakes that allowed data about users to end up with the analytics firm Cambridge Analytica and vowed the company would make changes.

Technology dowry in Sino American energy relations

Energy
In most parts of Africa the bride-price or dowry is an exchange of wealth between intermarrying families, often accompanied by payment made by the groom to the bride’s family.  In other societies Africa, the dowry is a bit confusing. Dowry in some societies means an amount of money or property given by a bride’s family to her bridegroom or his family when she marries.