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 [...]
Why CBN Set Limit For USSD Transaction On Mobile Devices
From 1 June, the maximum everyday transactions for mobile Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) in Nigeria will become N100,000 ($276).
USSD works with GSM network that helps it communicate with a service provider’s platform is considered cost-effective, more user-friendly, faster in concluding transactions, and handset agnostic. It is a session-based, real-time messaging communication technology, which is accessed through a string, which normally starts with an asterisk (*) and ends with a hash (#).
This policy was concluded yesterday when Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) declared concerns over the [...]
The Nigeria Police and technology firms have collaborated to create and deploy inventive versatile app, called Hawk-Eye, designed to curb insecurity the nation over.
Hawk-Eye is a portable app that will enable clients to report crimes anonymously to the police by video, voice or content. It was developed by a Lagos based tech firm, Web Assets Nigeria Limited, in partnership with United States based tech firms, BBGN&K and Microsoft. The solution gives key technologies, for example, facial recognition and key performance indicators (KPIs).
The Chief Executive Officer, Web Assets, Mr. Kayode Aladesuyi, noticed that security of life and property is an essential element [...]
The United States government is proposing to collect social media identities from nearly everyone who seeks US Visa, according to a new State Department filing.
The proposal which is a broad expansion of the information gathered from applicants for U.S. visas, if approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), would require most immigrant and non-immigrant visa applicants to list all social media identities they have used in the past five years.
The information will be used to vet and identify them, according to the proposals, which would affect about 14.7 million people annually. The proposals support President Donald Trump’s promise to institute “extreme [...]