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Facebook, Google, Apple, Others Potential 2018 Payment Disruptors

Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft are gaining recognition as the next potential payments disruptors… CONTRIBUTED: As headlines like “Amazon Is Secretly Becoming a Bank” and “Google Wants to Be a Bank Now” increasingly crop up in the news, tech giants are coming into the spotlight as the next potential payments disruptors. And with these firms’ broad reach and hefty ...

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Nigeria: NITDA, Microsoft Partner To Deepen ICT Innovation And Adoption

*NITDA and Microsoft said they have joined forces to deepen ICT Innovation and  adoption in the country   IT NEWS NIGERIA: National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and Microsoft Nigeria signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen ICT Innovation and adoption in the country.   According to a statement signed by the duo; Director General NITDA, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim ...

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ChopUp, Paga To Launch Africa’s First Mobile e-sports Platform

IT NEWS NIGERIA: Leading Nigerian mobile gaming company, ChopUp has partnered with Paga, Nigeria’s preferred digital financial services company, to launch Africa’s first mobile eSports platform. This service, which kicks off on the 4th of December 2017, will afford gamers the opportunity to compete for bragging rights and win cash prizes daily. The first game is “Monkey Post” Street Soccer – building on ...

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Facebook To Train 50,000 To Drive Innovation, Skills Development In Nigeria

*Facebook Launches Nigeria Initiative to Drive Innovation, Skills Development and Economic Impact   IT NEWS NIGERIA: Facebook announced today that it will train not less than 50,000 youths across Nigeria beginning 2018 in a new nationwide initiative in Nigeria to further cement its commitment and investment in the country, and across the continent.   Speaking in Lagos, Head of Public Policy, Africa at ...

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Google Unwraps Launchpad Accelerator For Africa

Google has announced a major new development, which will provide a major boost to African entrepreneurs IT NEWS NIGERIA: In line with the commitment Google CEO Sundar Pichai made to support African entrepreneurs earlier this year, we’re excited to announce Google Developers Launchpad Africa, our new hands-on comprehensive mentorship program tailored exclusively to startups based in Africa.   Building on ...

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Nigeria: Google Begins Launchpad Start Bootcamp In Lagos

*Says empowering entrepreneurs and startups essential to employment generation   IT NEWS NIGERIA: Google yesterday announced the kick off of its inaugural Launchpad Start bootcamp in Lagos, Nigeria. According to the company, Launchpad is Google’s mentorship-driven global startup program which has a goal of driving real success for startups. The 5-day program will focus on helping early-stage startups improve their ...

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Security: ESET Offers Millions Of Undergraduates, Lecturers Free Subscription

  IT NEWS NIGERIA: The increasing usage of the internet is at an all-time high particularly among the academia ever since e-learning, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives and free Wi-Fi access on campuses sprung up into the education system.     This evolution however makes users vulnerable to large scale data breaches, ransomware attacks, uncertainties about the use of ...

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OAU Varsity Student Bags Data Bootcamp Award

Obafemi Awolowo University Undergraduate, Adeola has won Data Science Nigeria Bootcamp Hackathon IT NEWS NIGERIA: Adeola Balogun, a young female 400-level Computer Science undergraduate from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has won the Data Science Nigeria (DSN) bootcamp hackathon.   The bootcamp included very intensive hands-on classes, group learning sessions, and three individual hackathons, featuring a hands-on focus on ...

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NICADEMIA Wins USPF 2017 CHANGEMAKER CHALLENGE

  IT NEWS NIGERIA:   The Nicademia Team has emerged winner of the 2017 Changemaker Challenge organized by the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), a department of the Nigerian Communications Commission. The event took place in Lagos.   The Team took 1st Place after pitching its “Nicademia” platform to the panel of judges. Nicademia is an online distribution platform for ...

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Nigeria: USPF Software Challenge Excite Young Innovators

A nationwide competition that is opened to young innovators, software developers and other ICT enthusiasts from all over Nigeria   IT NEWS NIGERA:   Nigerian young App and software developers are excited as the Semi finals of the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) Changemaker Challenge 2017 was held at the Digital Bridge Institute, Oshodi, Lagos State on the 27th of ...

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