The Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta, on Tuesday described the growth of the internet users as enormous with the number of users reaching 103 million in May.
He said this was an impressive growth from 28 million internet users recorded in 2012.
“This evolution shows the importance of harnessing the benefit of internet for good governance.
“This figure of the internet subscribers’ data highlights the importance and the value of internet,’’ he said
Mr Danbatta said the commission would also license three additional Infrastructure Company (INFRACOs), bringing the number to seven to boost broadband penetration in [...]
Hoversurf is a Russian company that builds drones showed off its latest prototype called Hoverbike: the Scorpion-3, a single-seat, electric-powered Hoverbike.
The manufacturers say they wanted to combine a motorcycle with quadcopter drone technology to create “an extreme sports instrument.” The electric-borne aircraft is intended for both “amateur and professional navigators,” Hoversurf says. Though don’t expect a motorcycle’s license or even a pilot’s license to authorize you to ride one of these things. The only thing that would, in my opinion, is a willingness to have your legs amputated in the name of extreme sports.
The vehicle, called the Scorpion and designed by [...]
Meet Ifediora Ugochukwu: One of the four finalists of the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation.
He started off his journey as a Customer Care Representative at MTN Nigeria and moved on from there to join the Benin Electricity Distribution Company as an Electrical Engineer. It was there he started his company, Fedironics — an Intelligent Metering Company.
One of the solutions from Fedironics is iMeter, an incredibly smart meter that measures energy, detects tampering, manages energy, provides prepayment service, manages tariff and logs events in near-real time while integrating a dedicated mobile application interface (MAI).
in 2016, iMeter won ITU Telecom [...]
Nigeria is to create an Innovation and Technology Advisory Council to harness and support the creativity and innovative ingenuity of young Nigerians and drive the growth of the sector in the country. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who stated this on Tuesday while speaking with reporters after visiting seven technology and innovation hubs in different parts of Lagos, South West Nigeria, said a similar council has already been created for the industry.
He said: “Already, we have an Industrial and Competitiveness Council. But what we want to look at is doing one for technology and one for innovation as well so that we bring in some of the key players and thinkers around [...]