Saturday, September 22, 2018

Tag "ICT"

    Children should be taught coding skills, says Owokade, ICT expert

Children should be taught coding skills, says Owokade, ICT expert

With the world relying heavily on technology, and Nigeria being mostly consumers, Adeolu Owokade, founder of Dhack institute, makes a case for introducing STEM to young children so that they thrive in the ever-shrinking global space that is the 21st century.The institute teaches children from the ages of six onwards practical technology skills, including coding, robotics, web design, electronics. Owokade [...]

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    Osinbajo: Driving Nigeria’s tech revolution

Osinbajo: Driving Nigeria’s tech revolution

BY BERNARD OKRIIt’s 2030 and the number of users on Nigeria-owned social media platform, Tanmo, just hit over 500 million users. Its gaining grounds quicker than any other medium across the continent because of its African appeal. The medium which allows users to connect socially, market their businesses and advertise has been dubbed the African Facebook.For youths in their 20s [...]

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    Group to train 7,200 women on ICT

Group to train 7,200 women on ICT

Tech4Dev,a non-profit organistaion, has partnered 12 state governments to train 7,200 young women in Nigeria.Announcing this at a press conference in Akure on Thursday, Peace Odili, programme manager of NWT, said the programme, partly funded by Microsoft, will train women between ages of 18-40 on coding skills over a three-year period.Odili said there would be virtual and physical training sessions [...]

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    NCC: The future lies in ICT — but Nigeria yet to fully embrace it

NCC: The future lies in ICT — but Nigeria yet to fully embrace it

Umar Danbatta, vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says Nigeria is yet to fully embrace the information and communication technology (ICT) revolution.Danbatta made this known during the 8th edition of beacon of information and communication technology (BoICT) lecture and awards in Lagos.Represented by Sunday Dare, commissioner, stakeholders management, NCC, he said that the ICT revolution had no barriers or frontiers."Nigeria, [...]

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    Adenuga, Ovia nominated for 2016 Technology Times award

Adenuga, Ovia nominated for 2016 Technology Times award

Technology Times has announced six nominees for its person of the year 2016 award.The nominees are Mike Adenuga, chairman Globacom Limited; Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive vice chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC); and Leo Stan Ekeh, chairman Zinox Technologies.Others are Omobola Johnson, pioneer minister of communication Technology for Nigeria; Funke Opeke, chief executive officer, MainOne; and Jim Ovia, pioneer chairman, Visafone [...]

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    How best can women connect with ICT? A Lagos-based NGO is providing the answers

How best can women connect with ICT? A Lagos-based NGO is providing the answers

Women Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC), a non-governmental organisation (NGO), has announced the third edition of its 'SHE CAN with ICT' programme, which seeks to connect women entrepreneurs to ICTs in the overall interest of the business world.According to Modupeoluwa Darabidan, programme manager of W.TEC, women's use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) will boost their career, network and entrepreneurial skills, which will go on [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Underwear bomber Abdulmutallab is on the voter register

Oshiomhole: Underwear bomber Abdulmutallab is on the voter register

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, has alleged that the portrait of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a Nigerian convicted for terrorism in the US, is on a fake voter register in the state.Speaking when John Bray, US consul general, visited him in Lagos, Oshiomhole said he was shocked to see the portrait of the “underwear bomber” in the fake register, but [...]

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    JAMB: Why CBT candidates haven’t seen results

JAMB: Why CBT candidates haven’t seen results

The Joint admissions and Matriculation Examination (JAMB) has identified poor telecommunication service as the reason why a number of candidates who wrote the board’s Computer-Based Test (CBT) have not received their results.Hordes of candidates who wrote the CBT have besieged TheCable to express disappointment with their endless wait for the results.But speaking during an interview with TheCable on Friday, Public Relations Officer [...]

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