Tag: Technology

£10,000 Worth of BSV to be Given Away to Welcome New Zumo Users

by Makkie Maclang Zumo, a digital wallet and payments platform based in the United Kingdom, has recently announced that its users can now store and receive BSV on its platform. BSV becomes the third digital currency that Zumo carries; it already allows users to buy, sell, store and send Bitcoin[Read More…]

Relief for Indian crypto sector as government rethinks ban

One of the most concerning developments in the global crypto sector was taking place in India over the past few weeks, where there were strong signs that the government was looking to introduce a law that would ban cryptocurrency trading and ownership in the country. This would have been a[Read More…]

Twitter announces feature that lets you charge for tweets

by The Verge Twitter announced a pair of big upcoming features today (Thursday): the ability for users to charge their followers for access to additional content, and the ability to create and join groups based around specific interests. They’re two of the more substantial changes to Twitter in a while,[Read More…]

We had the option of shutting down social media in Nigeria during the #EndSARS protest – Nigeria’s Youth Minister

The federal government on Monday maintained that it would work hand-in-hand with the National Assembly to ensure ‘fake news’ being circulated on social media is controlled within the legal framework. Mr Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, who stated this while appearing on Channels Television’s breakfast show,[Read More…]

Federal Government commits N654 million to track down illegal frequencies in the South-East

The Federal Government has approved N653,886,584 for the purchase and deployment of spectrum monitoring system for the South-Eastern part of the country. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). The Minister of Communications and Digital[Read More…]

Innovation in Times of Crisis: How a Nigerian Inventor is taking the lead

Crises are always good drivers of innovation and creativity. Mass manufacturing of automobiles, great literatures and several technological inventions were born out of the Spanish Flu which ravaged the world between 1918-1920, the 1957 Asian H2N2 flu led to the invention of antibiotics, mobile apps like Healthmap were built to[Read More…]

Why Nigeria needs to act fast towards VC investments

There will be big geopolitical games from the mid of 2020. Members of the big 7 want to leave China and take their companies in another place. Nigeria has to act fast as Japan has already asked local companies to stop manufacturing and investing in China and find another spot.[Read More…]

Minister, Ogbonnaya Onu wants a review of science and technology policy

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has called for constant review of Science and Technology Policy to reflect the changing trends in the global world. Onu said this when he received a delegation from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCDAD) in his office on[Read More…]

Nigerian Students Contributed 514 million dollars to the U.S. economy in 2018

According to official data released by the US Government at least 13,423 Nigerians currently studying in the U.S. contributed 514 million dollars to the U.S. economy in 2018. The data is contained in the 2019 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange released by the Institute of International Education (IIE)[Read More…]

Facebook Hits New Milestone Of 1 Billion Users On A Single Day

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, yesterday heralded a huge accomplishment of the social media site hitting over 1 billion users on a single day. This means that nearly 1 in 7 humans logged on-to Facebook on Monday, 24 August 2015. In his post, Zuckerberg said, “On Monday, 1 in 7 people[Read More…]