Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority Nigeria

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FUTA TO BECOME FIRST NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY TO LAUNCH SATELLITE INTO SPACE

BY OFONIME IBORO The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) has announced the impending launch of a satellite into space. The launch is in partnership with other local and international organisations and countries. It was announced on Tuesday that the satellite is set to launch on Thursday by 10:55pm. The university, in a statement, said that the satellite will be ...

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OGFZA Deploys Oracle Cloud to Drive Efficiency

The Oil and Gas Free Zones Authority (OGFZA) took a major step on Monday to advance its application of the Ease of Doing Business policy when it signed agreement to power its operations with Oracle Cloud. An IT solution, Oracle Cloud offers organisations the backbone to drive innovation and business transformation by enhancing speed and efficiency, lowering cost and simplifying ...

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INDIA BANS SOCIAL MEDIA

BY OFONIME IBORO Authorities in Indian-administrated Kashmir have announced a one month ban on 22 social media services including Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp. The state government said the services were being misused by “anti-government elements” to incite violence. Graphic Videos claiming to show abuses on both sides have shared extensively. At least nine people have died in widespread violent clashes ...

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​EKITI STUDENT BECOMES YOUNG SCIENTIST OF THE YEAR

BY OFONIME IBORO An indigene of Ekiti State, Adedipe Oluwatosin, emerged as the Best Young Scientist of the year in a competition organised by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. The competition was organised under the 774 Young Nigerians Scientist Presidential Award in which a winner is picked from each of the 774 local government areas of the federation ...

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Tech Giants Team Up To Create Database To Fight Terrorism

Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Microsoft announced Monday a partnership to combat terrorism online by creating a database of terrorist content. “Starting today, we commit to the creation of a shared industry database of ‘hashes’ — unique digital ‘fingerprints’ — for violent terrorist imagery or terrorist recruitment videos or images that we have removed from our services,” the tech giants said ...

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Use your Smartphones to Control your TV with these Cool Apps

In the 1950s came the first remote controls for TV. They were initially connected to a cable, but soon became completely wireless. Then came the VHS player, the DVD player, the DTT, the Blu-ray, among several others. The universal remotes saved us from needing a remote control for each device, but will it not be easier to control everything from ...

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Fresh Concerns over Communications Tax Bill, As ATCON Urges Senate to Rethink Proposed Legislation

Fearing the likely negative impact of the proposed telecommunications tax bill on a large chunk of telecoms subscribers and the economy as a whole, the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON), the umbrella body for all telecoms companies in the country, has advised the Senate to reconsider its stand on the proposed legislation. President of ATCON, Mr. Olusola Teniola ...

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Danbatta: NCC Set to Finalise Subsidy Agreements with Infracos for Broadband Deployment

The Executive Vice Chairman (EVC), of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Garba Danbatta, wednesday said the commission will soon conclude subsidy arrangements with Infraco Nigeria Limited and I-Connect Infrastructure Services Limited, for deployment of fibre infrastructure. The two infrastructure companies recently licensed by NCC to facilitate the roll out of fibre infrastructure deployment, will operate from Lagos and North-central ...

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