Friday, August 2, 2019

Sunday Dare

    Gbajabiamila: Let him speak

Gbajabiamila: Let him speak

Our first serious encounter was in 2011. I had just returned to Nigeria fresh from six months of academic research at Oxford University under the auspices of the Reuters Journalism Fellowship. I dropped by Bourdillon to inform Asiwaju Tinubu that I was back and to thank him for his support through the years and understanding as I pursued this academic goal. Even through my investigative journalistic years I enjoyed great support from him. [...]

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    Lagos: The moment, the man

Lagos: The moment, the man

God in the moment makes things happen beyond ourselves.   Progress is a road that forever extends itself the more we travel it. It never ends but continues to urge us forward .Genuine progress weds the finer aspects of our past to the possibilities of our greater future. As we approach the Governorship election, I believe Lagos is ready to [...]

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    Welcome to my world of artificial intelligence (AI)

Welcome to my world of artificial intelligence (AI)

Welcome to the world of disruptive technology. Welcome to the 4th Revolution where the merger of the physical, digital and biological is made possible. Welcome to Silicon Valley. America’s leading innovation center. Silicon Valley is leading that process of technological advancement by disrupting itself.The world of great possibilities. Just when we thought we had seen it all, our world [...]

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    Unmasking calls

Unmasking calls

If you receive a lot of foreign calls, chances are that quite a few of them have reached your handset bearing a local GSM or  fixed line number. In industry parlance, what you got is called a “masked call”. What has happened is that your foreign contact has called you directly with their number, but someone has manipulated something somewhere between you and your caller, changing the caller’s number [...]

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    Bolder steps and stronger networks

Bolder steps and stronger networks

As the Telecom industry summons the tribe of telecommunications experts, organizations, ICT gurus, regulators, investors and governments to the city of Busan in South Korea expectations are high for conquering new frontiers.The telecoms industry is a very rapidly evolving and dynamic one.New digital services and innovative service delivery models are creating fresh opportunities for all. As technology platforms,markets and media [...]

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    Imagery and national cohesion in the age communication technology

Imagery and national cohesion in the age communication technology

I am gratified by the honour of being chosen to give a keynote address at this year’s annual lecture of the Mass Communication Students Association, University of Lagos. The history and products of this department have consistently projected it as a leading centre for communication studies in Nigeria with an uncommon commitment to community service.That promise to community service is [...]

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    Why this is the year of the telecom consumers

Why this is the year of the telecom consumers

Let me with pleasure once again welcome you all to the Lagos flag off of the NCC 2017 Year of the Telecom Consumer programme. Two months ago, precisely on March 15 in Abuja, we kicked off the national campaign on YEAR OF THE NIGERIAN TELECOM CONSUMER at the NCC Headquarters in Abuja. It was for us at NCC a day of great [...]

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    In faraway Guinea Conakry, Tinubu’s prowess holds sway

In faraway Guinea Conakry, Tinubu’s prowess holds sway

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Buhari: Sure, steady march of a reformer

Barely  seven weeks into a four-year presidential term, criticism has arisen from some quarters about the pace of governance of President Buhari's administration. Some of the criticism is from people who have made it their stock and trade to deride the new government. That is fine. It is a part of democracy. However, I do not write this article to address them. [...]

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August 01, 2019USDGBPEUR
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KANO361474413
PH361475412
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