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WhatsApp, a giant chatting application that recently bade farewell to Windows Phone is now ready to do the same with some Android and iOS devices. This is, however, not surprising as there have been talks about it for quite a while. Starting from February 1, 2020, WhatsApp will no longer work on phones running Android …

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When Andela, the software developer training and outsourcing company, first launched in Lagos five years ago, its business model was simple: train local entry-level developers to be globally competitive, place them on four-year contracts and earn revenue by outsourcing their skills to clients, mainly in the US, in that time frame. But the company is …

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has thrown its weight behind the trial of 5G services in the country. The Commission has also concluded negotiations on the counterpart funding to the Infrastructure Companies. This will support the deployment of the broadband infrastructure on which the smart services and other emerging technologies will be hosted, according to …

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Russia has launched a humanoid robot named “Fyodor” to the International Space Station on the first uncrewed Soyuz spacecraft ever to visit the orbiting laboratory. The Soyuz capsule — which typically carries a crew of three into space — lifted off with food, supplies and the Skybot F-850 robot from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan late Wednesday (Aug. 21)  at …

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The Nigerian Government today, Thursday, 15th of August, changed the name of its twitter handle. The name was changed from @AsoRock to @NigeriaGov. Disclosing the reason for this, the Government tweeted\; “NOTIFICATION: Twitter Handle Change | From @AsoRock to @NigeriaGov, to more accurately reflect the fact that this handle represents, and exists on behalf of, …

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It sounds like a wacky idea out of science fiction – but it’s backed in part by billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates and top scientists from Harvard. The researchers believe that a fleet of specially designed aircraft could spray sulfate particles into the lower stratosphere to cool down our planet and offset the effects of …

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Two major network operators in the country, Airtel and 9mobile, have been slammed with a total fine of N136m by the Nigerian Communications Commissions for violating various industry regulations, a report by Punch has revealed. The NCC, in its 2019 first quarter enforcement report, stated that the network providers flouted different industry regulations such as …

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They are something that most commuters dread, but traffic jams could soon be a thing of the past, thanks to a new flying car. Japanese firm NEC Corp has tested a new flying car in Tokyo this week. The device is essentially a large battery-powered drone with four propellers, that’s big enough to carry human …

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Facebook is about to rename WhatsApp and Instagram. They’re two of the most popular apps on both the Google Play Store and App Store, but WhatsApp and Instagram are about to be renamed. Facebook , which owns the two platforms, has revealed that it is going to add ‘Facebook’ into their names. The move is …

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Former Bayelsa East Senator and Chairman of Silverbird Group posted has indicated that Silverbird will now patronise only electric cars from henceforth. In a tweet over the weekend, the common-sense politician and electric car advocate revealed that he has given a company-wide directive to that effect. “I have just given a company-wide directive that all …

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