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Data Protection Bill ‘Il ensure protection for all internet users in Nigeria- NITDA

By Ijeoma Olorunfemi Abuja,Sept. 10,2020 The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) says the proposed Data Protection Bill 2020, would provide protection for all internet users in Nigeria when passed into law. NITDA Director-General, Mr Kashifu Inuwa, said this on Thursday at an online workshop...

Cybersecurity: UK supports SMEs, vulnerable groups with requisite skills in Nigeria

By Funmilola Gboteku Lagos, Sept. 10, 2020 The UK government on Thursday, said it had signed an agreement to support SMEs and vulnerable groups with requisite skills in Nigeria. The British Deputy High Commission in Lagos made the disclosure in a statement. It said that...

NCC alerts Nigerians on phishing scams, e-Frauds

By Jessica Dogo Abuja, Sept. 10, 2020 The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has alerted Nigerians on the increasing incidents of fraud across various platforms, especially social media networks, urging them to protect their accounts against such frauds. NCC Director, Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, said...

Literacy Day: Google upscales ‘Read Along’ app for primary school kids

By Stellamaris Ashinze Lagos, Sept. 8, 2020 As part of activities marking the International Literacy Day (ILD), Google says it is upscaling its ‘Read Along’ app, a speech-based reading app designed to help primary grade kids learn to read. Naija247news reports that ‘Read Along,’ formerly...

Japanese firm develops robot able to kill COVID-19 with ultra-violet rays

Moscow, Sept. 8, 2020 (Sputnik/Naija247news) The Tokyo-based Farmroid Company has developed a robot that can kill the coronavirus on surfaces by emitting strong ultra-violet (UV) rays, media reported on Tuesday. According to the NHK broadcaster, the company developed the robot together with the local authorities...

Big banks work with fintechs to counter ‘deepfake’ fraud

Crimes involving manipulated video and audio to impersonate customers cause concern In a survey of 2,000 consumers in the US and UK carried out for iProov, 85 per cent said deepfakes would make it harder to trust what they see online © Getty Images/iStockphoto by Matthew...

Nigeria Tackles Cyber-attacks through Upgraded ICT Facility

…… as Pantami Laments Plight of NIPOST over Stamp Duty Collection In its effort to adequately tackle cybercrime and cyberattack in Nigeria, the Federal government has upgraded facilities at the Computer Emergency Response and Readiness Team Centre under the supervision of the National Information and...

Nigeria must prepare it’s new generation for fourth industrial revolution

By Ijeoma Olorunfemi Abuja, Sept. 3, 2020 The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), says Nigeria must begin to prepare its citizens towards embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), driven by emerging technologies, in line with global realities. NITDA Director-General, Mr Kashifu Inuwa, said this...

China’s Anhui opens 5G-covered road for testing self-driving cars

Hefei (China), Sept. 3, 2020 (Xinhua/Naija247news) A 5G-covered road for testing self-driving cars was formally opened in Baohe District of Hefei City, east China’s Anhui Province on Thursday, welcoming the first batch of passengers. The 4.4-km-long ring road will be open to both self-driving vehicles...

COVID-19 prevention, European football top Google search by Nigerians in August

By Stellamaris Ashinze Lagos, Sept. 2 2020 European football thrashing, pandemic advice, and footwear options for convicted criminals were some of the top Google searches across Nigeria in August. Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Communication Officer, Google West Africa, said in a statement on Wednesday that Bayern Munich’s...
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