May 23, 2019
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The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) has identified communities in four states and Abuja as locations where major earthquake may occur in the country. The communities are Mpape in Abuja, Kwoi in Kaduna, Ijebu-Ode in Ogun, Shaki in Oyo and Igbogene in Bayelsa, the Director General of NASRDA Prof Seidu Mohammed said. He […]

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Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 104.6 million in August, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said. The NCC made this known on Monday in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for August posted on its website. According to the data, Airtel, MTN and Globacom gained more internet subscribers during the month under review, with […]

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At a time when Nigeria is trying to catch up with the technological advancement of developed nations, one of her own, 26-year-old Silas Adekunle, is taking over the robotics world with his ingenuity and innovation. Adekunle was born and had some of his education in Nigeria before relocating to the UK when he was a […]

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The future of work is usually discussed in theoretical terms. Reports and opinion pieces cover the full spectrum of opinion, from the dystopian landscape that leaves millions unemployed, to new opportunities for social and economic mobility that could transform society for the better. The World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs 2018 aims to base […]

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MTN Nigeria is steadily, but unconsciously, erecting for itself a notorious reputation for romancing with controversy. It might be a leader in the telecoms sector today (in terms of subscriber base), but since berthing in Nigeria’s shores in 2001, courting controversy has become its second nature. In less than two decades of operations, MTN’s recurring […]

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MTN Nigeria says it has asked a Federal High court in Lagos to restrain the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Attorney-General of the Federation from taking further actions in respect of the demand that the mobile telcoms company refunds amounts totalling $10.134 billion to Nigeria. A fortnight ago, the CBN announced it wrote […]

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A meteorite has been recovered from a remote area of Botswana. The event is one of a kind as the meteor was identified before entering the atmosphere, and its fall and retrieval documented. It’s only the second time this has happened. The Conversation Africa’s Moina Spooner spoke to Fulvio Franchi and Alexander Proyer about their […]

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When Francis Romano imported his first electric vehicle, a Nissan Leaf, into Kenya in 2016, it was held up at the port because customs officials had never seen one before. Since the car didn’t have an internal combustion engine, they didn’t know what to make of it. But things are changing fast. When Romano imported […]

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Googles Project Loon is using a network of balloons to provide internet connectivity. The technology is ideal in disaster scenarios and for facilitating connectivity to remote areas around the world. Google’s innovation lab -Alphabet’s X- has developed technology known as Project Loon. Project Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, […]

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Leveraging fast-emerging technologies like self-driving cars, artificial intelligence and data-intensive precision medicine to address social challenges is a goal that many countries share. The most successful will have at least two things in common: a strong sense of mission across government, industry and civil society; and the right mix of intellectual and industrial assets to […]

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The future of the skies is being defined this week in Zurich, Switzerland, as the most progressive government and industry leaders dedicate themselves to advancing autonomous aviation, through community engagement, in the interest of society. The challenges facing drones and personal aerial transport are many, and well-defined solutions that propel these technologies forward are relatively […]

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The industrialization of agriculture began some 100 years ago. We are now witnessing its digitalization. But a wave of big data may sweep farmers off their land, unless they mark out a course in good time and decide which problems digital technologies should address. In the future, young farmers are likely to don digital glasses […]

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On Monday (June 18), Google announced it would invest $550 million in JD.com, the Chinese e-commerce company that competes against Alibaba. The deal comes as the US tech giant revamps its China strategy. The company has had a marginal presence in the country since March 2010, when authorities shut down its search engine for mainland […]

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Africa’s nascent artificial intelligence sector just got its biggest boost from Google which is opening its first Africa AI research center in Accra, Ghana’s capital. Though Accra has a vibrant tech industry, it would not have been the obvious location for many Africa tech watchers when compared with Nairobi or nearby Lagos where Google has […]

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Elon Musk’s most successful companies, Tesla and SpaceX, are having very different years in 2018. SpaceX debuted a powerful new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, and has successfully launched seven orbital missions. Tesla has struggled to produce its Model 3 electric sedan at promised rates, raising questions about the company’s cash flow and encouraging short-sellers. On […]

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In a bid to save the planet while making some money, Microsoft just drowned one of its data centers at sea. Project Natick is now operating at about 100 ft below the surface of the North Sea near the UK’s Orkney islands, fully powered by renewable energy. The logic is sound: Bringing data centers close […]

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With its latest deal, SoftBank, the Japanese telco and mega-investor, gave China leg up on access to advanced semiconductors, one of the technologies at the heart of US-China tensions. On June 5 the company confirmed it sold a 51% stake of the China operations of ARM, the chip design design company it acquired in 2016, […]

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Microsoft is preparing to acquire GitHub, the popular code repository that’s like Google Docs for developers, according to both Business Insider (paywall) and Bloomberg (paywall). While neither party confirmed the deal, sources told each outlet that it’s expected to be announced on Monday (June 4). Microsoft might pay upwards of $5 billion for the company. […]

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In 2017, the world deployed an ever-expanding amount of solar and wind power, setting a new record for renewable-power capacity added to the grid. In fact, the money spent on renewable installations was more than twice the sum spent on nuclear and fossil-fuel power, according to the annual Global Status Report published by renewables policy […]

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As the world becomes increasingly politically polarized and some governments abandon sustainable initiatives, like US President Donald Trump’s announcement to pull out of the Paris Agreement in 2017, consumers are now looking towards CEOs and their companies to spearhead sustainability. During the last quarter of 2017, our company, Alto Data Analytics, which specializes in public […]

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