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Lagos Angel Networks gives life to budding IT businesses

By Emmanuel Okwuke, Senior  IT. Correspondent  About five start-up entrepreneurs with great business ideas last week, jostled for investment support from members of the Lagos Angel Network (LAN) to grow their…

Digital literacy: key enabler for building knowledge based economy

Digital literacy: key enabler for building knowledge based economy

Knowing how to read, write, and getting the conventional education is certainly important. However, in the 21st century, it is going to be just as important to have the necessary…

Digital literacy: key enabler for building knowledge based economy

Digital literacy: key enabler for building knowledge based economy

Knowing how to read, write, and getting the conventional education is certainly important. However, in the 21st century, it is going to be just as important to have the necessary…

‘Windows 8’ Hits 100m sales, tweaks for mini-tablets ongoing

By Emmanuel Okwuke, Senior  IT. Correspondent  Microsoft Corp has sold 100 million ‘Windows 8’ licenses in the six months since its launch, roughly in line with the previous version, but wants…

NiCADI faults national ID cards contract award to MasterCard

NiCADI faults national ID cards contract award to MasterCard

By Emmanuel Okwuke, Senior  IT. Correspondent  The Nigeria Content Advocacy Initiative (NiCADI), a multi-sector vehicle for the domestication of the nation’s information technology (IT) products and services, wants the Federal…

Mahindra Comviva evolves mobile music ecosystem in Africa

Mahindra Comviva, the leader in providing mobile solutions beyond Value Added Service (VAS), is rapidly expanding its mobile music offerings in Africa. Over the last 12 months the company has…

Technology Distributions, Huawei targets enterprise market development

Technology Distributions Limited, and Huawei, leading global ICT solutions provider, have come together in a partnership designed to create maximum value for telecom carriers, enterprises and consumers by providing competitive…

Customers may spend $22b to identify, repair malware

By Emmanuel Okwuke Microsoft Corp. joined the World Intellectual Property Organization in recognizing World Intellectual Property (IP) Day, an event that urges governments, industry and consumers to promote discussion about…

CBN introduces cheque truncation nationwide

CBN introduces cheque truncation nationwide

Concerted efforts by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to ensure the country’s economic policy is at par with what obtains in other parts of globe is yielding fruits, with…

Is Nigeria’s CDMA sector endangered?

Is Nigeria’s CDMA sector endangered?

By Emmanuel Okwuke Last week, news went round in the online media that Visafone Nigeria Limited, the nation’s lone surviving operator in the Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) had relieved…

Samsung to launch Galaxy S4 with accidental damage warranty

By Emmanuel Okwuke Samsung Electronics, a manufacturer of mobile handsets, has announced that it will be providing its customers in Nigeria and other pan-African countries with a 24-month “Accidental Damage…

Osun State unveils Opon imo, saves N8.4b on conventional text books

By Emmanuel Okwuke Osun State Government, last week in Lagos, unveiled the Tablet of Knowledge, which it tagged: Opon imo, even as it announced N8.4 billion in annual savings on…

Bridging the digital divide for the girl child in Nigeria

By Emmanuel Okwuke As part of activities to mark this year’s ICT for Girls Day in Nigeria, the Women In Technology In Nigeria (WITIN), in conjunction with other stakeholders have…

Cautious optimism trail Mobile Number Portability take-off

Indications are that Nigerians are taking the Mobile Number Portability (MNP) regime launched by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) penultimate Monday, at an elaborate ceremony in Lagos, with cautious optimism,…

HP unveils total enterprise solution to meet business needs

HP has introduced the HP ElitePad 900, a tablet that balances a beautiful design with enterprise-grade features, functionality and support. Designed for business, government healthcare and retail, it features HP…

iDEA targets 25 successful software businesses by 2015

By Emmanuel Okwuke The Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs Omobola Johnson says the primary goal of the Information Technology Developers Entrepreneurship Accelerator (iDEA) Incubation Centres is to create 25 successful…

ZACR may clinch right to operate dotAfrica domain name

By Emmanuel Okwuke A landmark Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the ZA Central Registry (ZACR) and the African Top Level Domains Organisation (AfTLD) at ICANN’s 46th public…

CWG and Infosys powers Heritage Bank with Finacle solution

Heritage Banking Company Limited, a commercial bank in Nigeria and Infosys Ltd., a universal banking solutions provider recently commenced partnership in which Heritage Bank would deploy Finacle as its banking…

eWorld partners NCC, NITDA on ICT and road safety in Nigeria

Nigeria’s ICT magazine, eWorld is collaborating with the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and National Information and Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to rally industry stakeholders on the best ways to use…

WITIN joins ITU to mark the ‘International Girls in ICT day’

On April 25th 2013, Women in Technology in Nigeria (WITIN)  will join the world to mark the International Girls in ICT day, an initiative of the ITU to advance a…

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