Nigerian based Software Developer Shodipo Ayomide Joins Stackoverflow
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Nigerian based Software Developer Shodipo Ayomide Joins Stackoverflow

Shodipo Ayomide, a local software developer based in Lagos, Nigeria announced today that he has joined major tech company Stackoverflow. Stackoverflow is a popular Question and Answer platform for software developers. Shodipo is an inspiring member of the Nigerian software developer community. He is one of the leaders of Facebook developers Circles Lagos. In addition to that, Shodipo is the founder of Unstack Africa and he contributes to other groups like GDG Lagos and OSCA . "It's hard to find where you belong, this is mine and I'm very excited about it! I'm excited to announce that I have joined @StackOverflow full-time" he wrote in his tweet. It is likely…

Pioneer Behind Wireless Network  Dies At 88
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Pioneer Behind Wireless Network Dies At 88

Reports from the New York Times are that Norman Abramson, a member of the pioneers behind wireless networks, has passed away at the age of 88. Abramson, a team of graduate students and faculty he led created an early wireless network known as ALOHAnet. The network's innovative techniques are still being used in more recent satellite, phone, and computer networks. Abramson's death was as a result of skin cancer which had a bad effect on his lungs. Abramson, who was an engineer and a student of communication theory, studied at Harvard. He also received a master’s at UCLA and a PhD from Stanford. In Hawaii, Abramson took a faculty position…

Abeg App: Send money, get loan and do Ajo
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Abeg App: Send money, get loan and do Ajo

Have you heard of the Abeg App yet? It's been around for a few months. But if you are hearing about it for the first time, no wahala. I will walk you through everything you need to know about the Abeg App. I love when apps and startups localise their names. Abeg is pidgin for please or even pretty please (if you are not Nigerian and you are wondering). Abeg App is a mobile application that lets you send money to friends and families using just a username. The app provides a straight forward interface and is very easy to use. How to get the Abeg App You can get…

NCC Suspends Mobile SIM Card Registration in Nigeria
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NCC Suspends Mobile SIM Card Registration in Nigeria

This morning, we learnt that the main regulator of the telecommunication sector in Nigeria (NCC) has issued directives to network service providers to suspend SIM registration. According to an image shared by a social media user, MTN Nigeria, a leading service provider will be taking their SIM registration portal down. As a result, the registration of new SIM cards, reactivation of old SIMs and any additional registration will be unavailable. Also, the statement contained in the image shared online did not include any specific reasons why NCC issued the directive. However, the news has been confirmed by multiple reliable sources including employees of mobile network providers. We have no confirmed…

Getting The Best Out Of Black Friday
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Getting The Best Out Of Black Friday

Black  Friday is probably among some of the days in the year that get people really excited. Black Friday is a day in the week when customers get amazing deals on different products and gadgets. The best part is that they are all accessible online. There are some sites that can be used to track the drop in prices of products or gadgets online. These price-tracking sites help you to be one of the firsts to know the price drops on products you may want or need. Here are a few of the sites you can use: CamelCamelCamel: This site tracks the price of  all products available for sale on…

The new NIPOST charges on Delivery Businesses
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The new NIPOST charges on Delivery Businesses

NIPOST, the managers of our good old "Post Office" recently released a memo that might change how delivery businesses run. The memo list new license fees that logistic companies must pay in order to run their businesses legally. The Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST) is a unit under the Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy. NIPOST has offices in almost every city in the country and is where locals usually go to send mail and receive parcels. According to the memo, international courier services like DHL, FEDEX and UPS are required to pay a fee of 20m Naira for a new license and 8m annually for renewal. The next category…

BoltRecharge Buy Airtime, Data and Pay Bills Online
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BoltRecharge Buy Airtime, Data and Pay Bills Online

You have most likely paid bills online before or purchased airtime on the internet. There are 10s or even 100s of online bill payment platforms out there and its ok to feel like: "oh! another site/app to pay bills online ". In this post, I will be writing about BoltRecharge, how it works and the new thing BoltRecharge brings to the table. Easy, fast and rewarding The best way to answer "what BoltRecharge is about" is by mentioning: How fast and easy it makes online bill payment. And how BoltRecharge reward active users for making bill payment on the platform. BoltRecharge is built to work and do so seamlessly. You…

PS5, Xbox oneX, Switch or PC; Who will boss 2020/2021
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PS5, Xbox oneX, Switch or PC; Who will boss 2020/2021

Rumours and leaks of Sony's next-generation PlayStation the PS 5 is very hot now. Recently in-game clips of the PS5 was released. There is a lot of excitement about the upcoming PS5. Microsoft is also working on their next-gen home console, the Xbox oneX. Which should hit the market about the same time as the PS5. Nintendo, on the other hand, are currently the most trendy name in console sales. Their most recent console, the Switch, did better than the PS4 and Xbox one in 2019. The switch offers mobility as it serves as both handheld and home console when docked and connected to the TV. Nintendo has an amazing…

COVID-19: Huge rise in MTN data sales figure for Q1 2020
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COVID-19: Huge rise in MTN data sales figure for Q1 2020

Nigeria's leading mobile network provider MTN, experienced a huge rise in data sales for the first quarter of 2020. Compared to the same period in 2019 when the telecom giant recorded 46.6bn Naira, in Q1 2020 the figure is 74bn Naira. MTN data sales have been on a steady increase from quarter to quarter. However, the difference between 2 direct quarters in recent time hasn't been over +10bn. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic which forced many countries to a partial or total lockdown, people are staying at home and the need to connect from home more than usual. People work from home, attend meetings and conferences from home via video…

Drone Technology in Medical Science during Pandemic [ COVID-19]
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Drone Technology in Medical Science during Pandemic [ COVID-19]

In a world where Information technology has led to creative ideas, increase in inventions and innovations. Inventions are created by people who have creative mind with an intention to create products and services that will help to provide solutions to an existing problem through the use of technology. During the outbreak of the pandemic which started in the city of Wuhan in China, which later spread to other countries of the world. The coronavirus has led to the shutdown of the world economy in order to contain the spread of the virus. In these hard times, medical personnel who are in the front line sacrifice their life in order to…