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STOCK MARKET REPORT FOR 26TH JULY 2019

A total turnover of 1.069 billion shares worth N11.393 billion in 16,346 deals were traded this week by investors on the floor of the Exchange in contrast to a total of 1.086 billion shares [...]

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THE JAPAN-SOUTH KOREA TRADE SPAT IS GETTING WORSE. THAT’S BAD NEWS FOR THE TECH INDUSTRY

South Korea has warned Japan against escalating a dispute that could upend a trade relationship worth around $80 billion and threaten the global supply chain for smartphones and electronic [...]

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NIGERIANS ABROAD REMITTED $25BN IN 2018 – FG

The Federal Government has said Nigerians living abroad remitted $25bn in 2018, representing 83 per cent of the national budget in that year. The amount, it noted, was about 6.1 per cent of the [...]

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AUSTRALIA TO POLICE TECH GIANTS’ ALGORITHMS

Australian regulators plan to launch the world’s first office dedicated to scrutinising algorithms used by tech giants such as Facebook and Google. The idea is to reveal how these companies [...]

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RANSOMWARE HITS JOHANNESBURG ELECTRICITY SUPPLY

A major electricity supplier in South Africa’s largest city has suffered a ransomware attack, leaving some residents without power. City Power revealed on Thursday (25/07/2019) that its IT [...]

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MARCUS HUTCHINS SPARED US JAIL SENTENCE OVER MALWARE CHARGES

The British computer hacker who helped stop a major cyber-attack affecting the NHS in 2017 has avoided a jail sentence in the US over malicious hacking charges. In April, 25-year-old Marcus [...]

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O2 TO LAUNCH 5G NETWORK IN UK IN OCTOBER

It intends to launch the next-generation service in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Slough and Leeds and then expand to a total of 50 towns and cities by summer 2020.It will be the last of [...]

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GOOGLE TARGETS 56M NIGERIAN STUDENTS WITH ONLINE SAFETY CURRICULUM

Google Wednesday, announced partnership with the Nigerian Government to make an online safety curriculum available to all primary and secondary school students in the country. The safety [...]

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GOOGLE EXTENDS STREET VIEW NAVIGATION TO ABUJA, IBADAN, TWO OTHERS IN NIGERIA

Technology firm, Google has extended its Street View navigation system to four more cities in Nigeria, after Lagos. The newly mapped cities are Abuja, Benin City, Enugu and Ibadan. The street [...]

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HOW BIG DATA, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ‘LL RULE YOUR FUTURE

The year is 2035; I walk into the mega Lagos central mall in the heart of the city. A human-sized robot greets me with a warm handshake at the front door, and with a very distinct voice says, [...]