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  • Lagos-piloted Developer Circles launched globally
    Facebook piloted a new program known as Developer Circles in Lagos, Nigeria recently. The social networking giant has now announced the global launch of the program. Developer Circles is a community-driven program for developers to share knowledge, c…
    - 3 days ago 22 Apr 17, 7:33am -
  • African developers took centre stage at F8, showcased innovative products
    Facebook’s annual developer conference, F8 is a platform for the social networking giant to share new products and services with its vast community, and for the best developers across the world to showcase their products too. Just like its 2016 eve…
    - 3 days ago 22 Apr 17, 6:26am -
  • Kenya’s Paygo Energy raises US$1.43 million to build smart meters, expand
    Paygo Energy, a Kenyan energy startup providing clean cooking fuel for the mass market on a pay-as-you-go basis, has raised US$1.43 million in a Series Seed funding round to build its next gen smart meters and expand across Nairobi. The Nairobi-based…
    - 4 days ago 21 Apr 17, 4:16pm -
  • Nigeria’s REACH selected for DFS Labs’ Fintech incubation program
    Early-stage startup incubator Digital Financial Services Innovation Lab (DFS Lab) has selected 9 startups for its US$100,000 Fintech incubation program, with Nigeria’s REACH making the cut. The program seeks world class entrepreneurs, engineers, pr…
    - 4 days ago 21 Apr 17, 11:18am -
  • Internet turned back on in English-speaking regions in Cameroon
    Finally, the shut down is over and we all can now heave a sigh of relief. People in the English-speaking regions in Cameroon can now, like the rest of us, access the Internet after 93 days of being offline. Internet in northwest and southwest region…
    - 4 days ago 21 Apr 17, 9:21am -
  • World Bank launches acceleration program for African digital startups
    The World Bank, in partnership with Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A), has announced the launch of a post-acceleration program for digital ‘scale-ups’ from across Africa. Known as XL Africa, the program is aimed at realizing the growth potential…
    - 4 days ago 21 Apr 17, 7:15am -
  • Mastercard, GTP to deploy latest prepaid solutions across Africa
    Global payments company, Mastercard and prepaid processing and payments solutions provider Global Technology Partners (GTP) have partnered to deploy the latest prepaid solutions across Africa. These solutions are aimed at supporting government paymen…
    - 4 days ago 21 Apr 17, 6:28am -
  • Mastercard unveils next gen biometric card in South Africa
    Global payments company, Mastercard has unveiled its next generation biometric card in South Africa following trials with leading supermarket retailer Pick n Pay and Absa Bank. The biometric card combines chip technology with fingerprints to convenie…
    - 4 days ago 21 Apr 17, 6:22am -
  • Seedstars World begins search for Africa’s best tech entrepreneurs
    Seedstars is returning to Africa for the fourth edition of its seed stage startup competition, Seedstars World. This time, the competition would hold in 23 cities and would see the best of the best technology entrepreneurs selected for the Global Sum…
    - 4 days ago 21 Apr 17, 6:14am -
  • Startupbootcamp launches accelerator program in Cape Town
    Startupbootcamp, a global network of industry focused startup accelerators has announced the launch of its first accelerator program in Africa in Cape Town, South Africa. Through its accelerator programs, the network provides early-stage tech founder…
    - 4 days ago 21 Apr 17, 6:04am -

Vanguard » Technology

  • FG, two others sign 120MW solar project
    HOPE of improved power supply in the country is being rekindled as the federal government has signed two put/call option agreements, PCOA, with solar developers Afrinegia Nigeria Limited and CT Cosmos Nigeria Limited.The post FG, two others sign 120…
    - 7 hours ago 25 Apr 17, 1:33am -
  • ‘Women’s participation in digital economy, still low’
    Internet access and use will not only have a positive impact on women’s lives, but can deliver significant benefits to the wider economy and societyThe post ‘Women’s participation in digital economy, still low’ appeared first on Vanguard New…
    - 6 days ago 19 Apr 17, 4:21am -
  • Indigenous software makers carpet govt on $2.8bn software importation
    The only way to ensure that the economy and national security will not continue to dwindle, would be to enthrone critical legislations and huge funding for the IT and software sectorsThe post Indigenous software makers carpet govt on $2.8bn software…
    - 6 days ago 19 Apr 17, 3:51am -
  • How to transfer money using your mobile phone
    THE Federal Government, through the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, introduced the cashless policy in 2012. It was meant to curb excesses in the handling of cash in Nigeria and to reduce the volume of cash in circulation. Most importantly, the policy w…
    - 6 days ago 19 Apr 17, 3:09am -
  • ‘We will continue to partner with stakeholders to boost telecoms industry’
    THE Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, has said it will continue to partner with government at all levels, and other stakeholders, in its bid to move the telecoms industry forward.The post ‘We will continue to partner with stakeholders to b…
    - 6 days ago 19 Apr 17, 2:55am -
  • Galaxy S8, S8+ attract huge pre-order from Nigerian users
    NEW devices from Samsung Electronics West Africa, the Galaxy S Series, including Galaxy S8 and S8+, are getting more attention from scores of potential Nigerian users, who on daily basis pre-register to be among the first to use the devices.The pos…
    - 6 days ago 19 Apr 17, 2:19am -
  • 7 Nigerian students to fly country’s flag at first global robot Olympics
    Those who think that Nigeria does not have what it takes for global competitiveness in the knowledge economy should better have a rethink.The post 7 Nigerian students to fly country’s flag at first global robot Olympics appeared first on Vanguard…
    - 8 days ago 16 Apr 17, 10:03pm -
  • ‘Nigerian farmers are technology illiterate’
    THE declining oil revenue means that Nigeria desperately needs to diversify into other promising sectors. Sectors the nation considers vibrant enough to sustain the economy include Technology and Agriculture.The post ‘Nigerian farmers are technol…
    - 13 days ago 12 Apr 17, 5:30am -
  • Abuja browses away on first municipal Wi-Fi
    An indigenous firm, Legend, has deployed a municipal Wi-Fi network in Abuja, making the Federal Capital Territory FCT one of over 100 cities across the world with such facility. The post Abuja browses away on first municipal Wi-Fi appeared first on…
    - 13 days ago 12 Apr 17, 1:58am -
  • ‘Why SMEs experience difficulty getting loans’
    TECHNOLOGY today is evolving at a very fast pace leaving many manufacturers no option other than to move with the pace. Ever since the Luddites smashed their first loom, mechanization has been putting people out of work; the process is speeding up an…
    - 13 days ago 12 Apr 17, 1:56am -
  • Ericsson challenges Nigeria to go digital for global competitiveness
    THE new Managing Director of Ericsson Nigeria, Rutger Reman, has challenged Nigeria to ensure that all its activities go digital to compete favourably on the global scene. This is also as the global mobile equipment manufacturers predicted that more…
    - 13 days ago 12 Apr 17, 1:29am -
  • Glo promises to connect West African universities
    GLOBACOM, has promised to use its massive telecommunications infrastructure and international partnerships to deploy internet connectivity to institutions of higher learning in West Africa.The post Glo promises to connect West African universities a…
    - 13 days ago 12 Apr 17, 1:09am -
  • PVA: The new virtual secretary for businesses
    IF you are an entrepreneur, you probably love what you do. That must have been why you started in the first place. But for a business to succeed, the boring paper work, the administrative support and the tax calculations need to be done by someone. N…
    - 13 days ago 12 Apr 17, 1:06am -
  • LG joins robotic trend with Hom-Bot square
    TECHNOLOGY as at today is evolving at a very fast pace leaving many manufacturers no option other than to move with the pace. Ever since the Luddites smashed their first loom, mechanization has been putting people out of work; the process is speeding…
    - 13 days ago 12 Apr 17, 1:00am -
  • Telecom masts, towers constitute no health hazards – NCC
    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says there is no health issue surrounding telecom masts and towers mounted anywhere in the country.The post Telecom masts, towers constitute no health hazards – NCC appeared first on Vanguard News.
    - 15 days ago 10 Apr 17, 11:52am -
  • Organization embarks on use of technology to tackle unemployment
    In a bid to boost employment and enhance quality education in both private and public schools in Nigeria, a non governmental organization, Re:Learn has concluded plans to train hundreds of students on the use of technology.The post Organization emba…
    - 17 days ago 8 Apr 17, 1:13am -
  • NCC partners NCS in deepening digital literacy
    The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, yesterday, presented a set of ICT equipment to Nigeria Computer Society, NCS, to enable the association deepen digital literacy in rural communities across the FCT.The post NCC partners NCS in deepening…
    - 19 days ago 6 Apr 17, 1:14am -
  • ITU tackles global challenge on Digital Financial Services
    THE fact that Governments around the world face similar challenges in their efforts to deliver fully integrated digital financial services is not in doubt.The post ITU tackles global challenge on Digital Financial Services appeared first on Vanguard…
    - 20 days ago 5 Apr 17, 1:49am -
  • ‘Why SMEs experience difficulty getting loans’
    EXECUTIVE Director, Business Operations and expansion of Appzone Limited, Mr Emeka Emetarom has attributed the inability of Small and Medium Enterprises, SMEs in Nigeria to easily access loan from the banks to poor business training and absence of a…
    - 20 days ago 5 Apr 17, 12:52am -
  • Bureau of Public Service Reforms scores NCC’s institutional work processes high
    A REPORT by the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) has declared that the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), comes tops in institutional work processes in the country.The post Bureau of Public Service Reforms scores NCC’s institutional…
    - 20 days ago 5 Apr 17, 12:43am -

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    • Garanntor Wins Best Local Hosting Company in Nigeria at NIRA Awards 2017
      Garanntor Nigeria, a local hosting company hosting all of its infrastructure at a Local tier III datacentre in Lagos Nigeria, has emerged winner of the "best local hosting company" in Nigeria;...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the title(…
      - 12 hours ago 24 Apr 17, 8:54pm -
    • Nairagames is Back, Launches MLM and Discontinues Football Bets
      This is a Sponsored Post.Online users can now earn money online monthly using Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp platforms with their smart phone @ www.nairagames.com.ng.The Goldminer gaming...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the tit…
      - 4 days ago 21 Apr 17, 9:50am -
    • Selfies So Beautiful, Battery So Powerful; the New Gionee A1 Is Set To Amaze You
      Think of a phone that has the specs of a professional camera, the skills of an experienced make-up artist, and a power station for battery and you will get the new Gionee A1 with a 16 MP front, 13MP...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the…
      - 4 days ago 21 Apr 17, 8:37am -
    • #ScamAlertNG Launches Website to Tackle Online Fraud In Nigeria
      Persistently, the scourge of online scams has been a problem in Nigeria, and indeed Africa. Unsuspecting citizens have been sleeved of their funds online by fraudulent persons who pose with one shady...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the…
      - 5 days ago 20 Apr 17, 5:03pm -
    • Sulvo Ad Network Lets You Monetize Your Blog With Sticky Ads
      I'm currently testing Sulvo-powered ads as alternative to Google Adsense ads and I've decided to share it with you. I submitted ogbongeblog for approval earlier this month and it was approved last...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the ti…
      - 7 days ago 18 Apr 17, 9:30am -
    • How I Download Videos From Facebook To PC Without Software
      I download videos from Facebook to my PC without using software. In fact, the original quality of the Facebook videos are intact after downloading them to my computer. I use two tricks for...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the title(s) o…
      - 8 days ago 17 Apr 17, 5:30am -
    • How To Upload Feedburner Emails List As Facebook Custom Audience
      If you are using Feedburner widget to build email lists on your site, you can upload the emails of the subscribers as Facebook custom audience. Once uploaded to Facebook, Facebook will match the...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the titl…
      - 13 days ago 12 Apr 17, 2:49pm -
    • Responsive Landing Page Template for Promoting Products and Services
      While browsing through themeforest some few minutes ago, I stumbled on a responsive landing page template which looks cool for setting up websites that can showcase products and services. It can be...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the t…
      - 13 days ago 12 Apr 17, 10:22am -
    • Download Rare Theme For WordPress For Free
      VisualModo is currently giving out their rare multi-purpose theme for WordPress as a free download at creativemarket.com.  The theme costs $59 but you can download it for free at the site till...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the title…
      - 13 days ago 12 Apr 17, 10:04am -
    • 6 Ways Facebook Is Empowering Small Businesses To Succeed In The Mobile World
      As more users turn to their phones to make new discoveries, Facebook continues to empower small businesses so customers can learn more about their products, visit websites, download an app, or even...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the t…
      - 14 days ago 11 Apr 17, 2:31pm -
    • Litmus Helps You Check Which Tab Your Emails Will Appear For GMail Users
      The Gmail inbox is split into multiple tabs (Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates, and Forums) to help users sort out their emails in a way they won't see all their emails at once, thereby making it...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the…
      - 14 days ago 11 Apr 17, 6:58am -
    • Blogger Linda Ikeji Set To Dump The Blogspot Platform
      Recently, Blogger Linda Ikeji changed her blog's url from lindaikeji.blogspot.com to lindaikejisblog.com. In what seems to be a continuation of "repackaging" her blog, she has announced her readiness...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the…
      - 14 days ago 11 Apr 17, 6:56am -
    • $100 Earned From Payoneer Affiliate Program In One Day Without Selling Anything
      Payoneer affiliate program is still making sense. I woke up this morning to see four emails notifying me that I've received referral reward from Payoneer. Each reward equals $25. Hence multiplied by...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the…
      - 15 days ago 10 Apr 17, 5:47pm -
    • How To Disable GMail Tabs
      If messages in your GMail inbox are grouped into multiple tabs tabs (Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates, and Forums) and you are not comfortable with it, you can easily disable the GMail tabs and...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the t…
      - 15 days ago 10 Apr 17, 5:14pm -
    • How To Add Vertical Related Posts Widget To Blogger Blog Sidebar
      You can display related posts on your blog's sidebar by making use of the AddThis related posts tool. The tool simply figures out what a visitor should be reading next based on what they’re currently...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on t…
      - 17 days ago 8 Apr 17, 3:56pm -
    • Blog Of The Month : ELSiEiSY Lifestyle Blog
      The blog for the month of April, 2017 is ELSiEiSY.com; a Nigerian blog that covers topics on relationship, literature and lifestyle.ELSiEiSY blog is home for best realistic relationship tips and...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the…
      - 18 days ago 7 Apr 17, 11:14am -
    • Barter Cards Now Restricted To One Per User
      If you are no longer seeing an option to create a barter virtual card from your dashboard at getbarter.co, don't bother disturbing yourself as the barter cards have now been restricted to one per...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the tit…
      - 20 days ago 5 Apr 17, 11:59am -
    • How To View Your Naira Facebook Ads Account Prepaid Balance
      If you are using prepay Facebook ad account to run Facebook adverts, the billing section of your account will display your prepaid balance which is simply the amount of money available in your...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the title(…
      - 20 days ago 5 Apr 17, 8:10am -
    • Glitz Meets Style as Timekeepers Unveils New Store and Brands
      It was a weekend of style, glitz and glamour as Timekeepers; home of quality wristwatches, jewellery and accessories launched its newest store at the Novare-Lekki Mall, Lagos.The elegant event...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the ti…
      - 21 days ago 3 Apr 17, 8:57pm -
    • Floating Facebook Like Button For Blogger Blogs
      In this tutorial, I want to share with you, how to add floating Facebook like button to your Blogger blog, thereby making it easy for your blog visitors to "like" your post while scrolling through...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the ti…
      - 22 days ago 3 Apr 17, 8:07pm -
    • How To Add Facebook JavaScript SDK To Blogger Themes Without XML Error
      The Facebook JavaScript SDK is a rich set of client-side functionality for adding Social Plugins, Facebook Login and Graph API calls to desktop or mobile web. If you are a blogger, it will also...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the title…
      - 22 days ago 3 Apr 17, 2:10pm -
    • DealDey Nigeria Job Vacancy for Software Developer
      Dealdey Nigeria is on the lookout for a software developer that will be a self-starter who can act independently and work well with other team members. According to the details on the dealdey jobs...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the ti…
      - 22 days ago 3 Apr 17, 9:23am -
    • Facebook Live Unable To Find Camera? Try This
      Earlier today, I decided to try a Facebook Live OBS trick to stream a video on my laptop to Facebook. Unfortunately, whenever I try to go live on Facebook fromthe computer, it keeps telling me...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the ti…
      - 22 days ago 3 Apr 17, 12:36am -
    • Google Site Status Tool Lets You See Whether A Website Is Currently Safe To Visit
      There are lots of unsafe websites online these days many of which are legitimate websites that have been compromised. If you navigate to those dangerous sites or download dangerous files from those...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the t…
      - 22 days ago 2 Apr 17, 10:30pm -
    • Blogger Custom Domain Not Working After Domain Transfer To Namecheap? Try This
      If you transfer domain to Namecheap or any domain name registrar, the nameservers associated with the domain will remain the same i.e won't automatically change to Namecheap nameservers.If the...[[ This is a content summary only. Click on the ti…
      - 24 days ago 1 Apr 17, 4:38pm -