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ACCA Training Goes Online

Global accounting body the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has launched a new module for accounting students in its bid to ease the task of recording practical skills gained as they move toward becoming qualified accountants in Nigeria. Known as ‘My Experience,’ the new online system will enable students to record the practical work […]

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Google Empowers Nigeria’s Journalists

In a bid to empower  members of the Nigerian media, Google Nigeria, the search engine company globally, has embarked on a three month training for journalists in the country. At the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), media centre office in Lagos where the training was held, hundreds of journalists from different media organizations converged for […]

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ITU Set Up Global Online Child Protection Body

International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has established a new Joint Coordination Activity on Child Online Protection (JCA-COP) to coordinate the COP work across ITU’s sectors and Study Groups as well as cooperate with outside stakeholders engaged in COP. ITU said in a statement that the ITU-T Study Group 17 is the parent group to JCA-COP, and […]

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Google in Africa

ONLINE Africa is developing even faster than the new highways of offline Africa. Undersea cables reaching Africa on the Atlantic and Indian Ocean coasts, plus innovative mobile-phone providers, have raised internet speeds and slashed prices. In some African markets you can buy a daily dose of internet on a mobile phone for about the cost […]

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NiRA to Spend NGN11m to Get Nigeria to .ng

The Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NiRA) has budgeted NGN 11 million for an infrastructure upgrade to migrate more Nigerian sites to the .ng domain. Read Full Article Here »  BizTechAfrica

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Twitter Passwords Exposed

Twitter is investigating the release of what appear to be thousands of user account passwords and e-mail addresses. They have pushed out password resets to accounts that may have been affected; they also advice those with concern that their account may have been compromised,  reset their passwords.  CNET

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Bandwidth Cost to Drop As Cable Goes Live

This is good news that  the cost of internet and data services is set drop drastically as the West Africa Cable System (WACS), a $650 million optic undersea cable goes live on May 11 in Nigeria and several African countries where it has landing points.  All Africa

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Hangout With Channels TV Online Interactive Forum

News television channel, ‘Channels’ launched what will be the first online citizen participation forum by any media organization in Nigeria. They used the Google+ Hangout social media tool and held a public meeting yesterday with Mallam El Rufai. Now you and I can takepart in a discussion with say celebrities, politicians and other notable guests. […]

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Religious Sites More Risky Than Porn Sites

Symantec the internet security firm released a report this week claiming that computers are more likely to contract a virus by visiting a religious website than a porn site. I actually find this surprising and confusing that porn sites are three times safer than religious sites! Read Full Story Here »  WSJ  

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NIG makes 2 Internet Entrepreneurs Millionaires

Two Nigerian internet entrepreneurs at the weekend, emerged millionaires in the Nigerian Internet Group, NIG’s Internet for Job I4J competition. The winners Olusola Ajayi and Dr Tosin Oguntuase won N1million with project titles EFIKO and VaccAlert  respectively becoming instant millionaires because according to NIG, their proposals displayed creativity, innovation, enterpreneurial skills among other qualities. Read Full […]

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