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How to spot fake news

It is likely that more fake news stories will surface about the crisis, particularly in the run-up to next year’s presidential election. Social media companies like Facebook and Twitter have revealed plans to fight the global problem of fake news, …

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Globacom to build second submarine cable

Nigeria’s telecommunication giant and the GSM provider Globacom Limited, said it has awarded a contract to construct a multi-billion naira optic fibre submarine cable to boost telecommunications service in Nigeria.

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Google to train African IT startups in Lagos

Google on Thursday announced the introduction of Launchpad Accelerator aimed at boosting information technology (IT) entrepreneurship in Africa.

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New app provides reporters with real-time speech-to-text transcriptions at low cost

Who hasn’t wasted hours of precious time transcribing interviews? A new app, produced by a team from the University of Missouri, wants to make this onerous task a thing of the past.

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Truecaller hits 6.2m Nigerian mobile subscribers – Official

The Chief Commercial Officer, Truecaller, Mr Ted Nelson, said on Friday that the company out of the 150 million phone subscribers in Nigeria, 6.2million had subscribed to Truecaller.

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Catching the hackers in the act

Recent research suggest that cyber-criminals attack servers newly set up online hours after they are switched on. The servers were part of an experiment the BBC asked a security company to carry out to judge the scale and calibre of …

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Internet users in Nigeria now 91m, says NCC

Internet users in Nigeria has hit 91 million, according to the Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC).

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EU slaps Google with record $2.7 billion fine

European Union regulators slapped Google with a record €2.4 billion ($2.7 billion) antitrust fine on Tuesday, the latest broadside fired at big American tech companies doing business in the region. The European Commission found that the U.S. tech giant denied …

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What you must know about your phone

Your phone has been keeping a comprehensive list of everywhere you’ve been – and you might not even know. Whether you use iOS or Android, handsets have ways of watching where their owners are going and keeping a record of …

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Google wants policies to enhance internet access in Nigeria

Google, an online search tool company, on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to formulate policies to deepen internet access by Nigerians.Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, the Communication and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa of the company, made the call in an …

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