January 2017

Think Solutions To Global Problems- Ononobi

Simeon Ononobi, Nigerian tech entrepreneur and Founder/CEO of MyAds, has urged startups in Nigeria to start focusing on solving global problems instead of just thinking locally. According to him, this is the best way for the country to have startups that would grow to become unicorn companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter. ‎ While noting that the startup ecosystem in Nigeria has grown over the years, and there are several

Redefining Healthcare Access in Africa Through Mobile Tech Innovation

Using Nigeria as a case study, the doctor-patient ratio is very abysmal; about 0.8 per 1000 patients, according to the WHO. This can be attributed to the large population (over 170 million people); the low number of medical doctors produced annually; a limited number of health care facilities which cannot absorb these new medical doctors and the mass exodus of doctors to other continents in search of greener pasture. This

Cyber-Security: 101

Cybersecurity is the body of technologies, processes and practices designed to protect networks, computers, programs and data from attack, damage or unauthorized access. In a computing context, security includes both cybersecurity and physical security. Cyber security or information technology security are the techniques of protecting computers, networks, programs and data from unauthorized access or attacks that are aimed for exploitation. Description: Major areas covered in cyber security are: 1) Application

30 Nigerians to Present Innovative Tech Ideas Before President Buhari

 Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari will host the brightest startups from across the country this month So far, 30 Nigerians have been selected to showcase the best startups to the president, investors, incubators, public and private sector decision makers The event is aimed at promoting entrepreneurship, innovation, job creation and economic growth through the use of new and emerging technologies. It will celebrate some of the best Nigerians in technology innovation and creativity

Cyber-Security now a top issue in broadcasting, says Former NBC boss

As Nigeria begins the switch over from analog broadcasting to digital terrestrial broadcasting, former Director General of National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Emeka Mba, has stressed the importance to make cyber security in broadcasting a top issue. While delivering a presentation at the National Cyber Security Awareness Month Conference (NASCAM) held recently in Oriental Hotel, Lagos, Mba noted that as Nigeria moves into the new digital broadcasting ecosystem, cyber crime territory