Information Services 

An afternoon with Nigeria’s chief technology officer

The first thing he did was to remind that cryptocurrency is enabled by a technology with applications far beyond the disputed virtual currency. “The world is fast evolving,” he said, “But there’s no plan to stifle any technology or innovation in Nigeria.” If Nigeria were a startup, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, as the Director-General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), would function as a leading technical officer and this made me yield to the temptation to engage him when we caught up last Tuesday. The week before, I wrote about…

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Advertising Healthcare 

Students donate pints of blood to support MTN “Save a Life” campaign

Students of the Sunyani Senior High School (SHS) last weekend, rushed to participate in a blood donation exercise, organised by MTN Ghana, a mobile telecommunication service provider to mark this year’s Valentine’s Day celebration. But to their surprise most of them were denied the opportunity to show their love by donating pints of blood because they were below 17 years and or weighed less than 50 kilogrammes. The Ghana News Agency (GNA) learnt the interest of the students to participate in this year’s MTN “Save a Life” blood donation exercise…

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Technology Utilities 

Telecoms firms fume as Boko Haram destroys masts in YobeNigeria

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents in five gun trucks attacked Babangida and destroyed telecom masts in their move to infiltrate Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, on Sunday. It was learned that the terrorists burst into the town from Sasawa Forest to overrun the local council headquarters before targeting Damaturu through Gashua road. Babangida, which is 50 kilometres north of Damaturu, was attacked with the emir’s palace four times in October 2018. Confirming the incident yesterday in Damaturu, the Acting Assistant Director, Army Public Relations for Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, Lt.…

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