Technology has Changed Self Publishing Forever, But Are Nigerian Writers Taking Advantage of it?

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A lot has changed in the world over the last few years. Technology has transformed businesses and disrupted the way we do things forever. Book publishing is one area that has changed phenomenally over the last decade. With the internet becoming more omnipresent and technological devices becoming extremely powerful, self-publishing has emerged as a powerful […]

Have a Technology Solution That Solves Real Problems in Nigeria, Then Apply to Win N3.5m at the USPF Changemaker Challenge 2018

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Innovative ICT Solutions and Entrepreneurship development project provides an avenue for self expression and creativity through technology. These may be in the form of websites, mobile apps, IOT, robotics and more. With this in mind, the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) initiated the third season of the Changemaker Challenge. This is an innovative competition for […]

MasterCard makes it easier for cardholders to cancel free trials

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Financial services company Mastercard has announced a new policy for merchants and cardholders. The policy will stipulate that Mastercard requires merchants to request authorization from cardholders before charging for recurring subscriptions. In the announcement on its website, Mastercard said it realises that free trials have become quite necessary for both merchants and customers. “Sometimes a […]

“Lack of ICT skills is a deterrent for people to access the Internet” — United Nations

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The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) — a specialised agency of the United Nations — in one of the latest special reports affirms that the lack of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills is serving as an important impediment for people to go online. The report — Measuring the Information Society Report 2018 — further reveals […]

Union Bank launches robotics technology to automate banking processes

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At a media launch yesterday, Union Bank of Nigeria announced its Robotics Process Automation (RPA) technology. RPA is a robotics system that uses software to automate consistently routine financial and banking operations. According to Union Bank’s CEO Emeka Emuwa, RPA will make these processes faster and more efficient. This means that financial processes are now […]

Nigerian startups can apply to join the UK’s Go Global 2019 programme

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Nigerian startups using technology to solve local issues, can apply to participate in the United Kingdom’s Go Global 2019 programme. For startups this an “exciting and intensive programme in the UK to learn how to build their business to develop global solutions.” They will also learn to improve their business skills and capability, build links […]