IIP has grown just 0.6% this fiscal so far vs 5% in last year; economic recovery depends on how govt spends in Q4 During the eight months of this fiscal year so far, the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) growth has averaged just 0.6 percent as compared to 5 percent average growth in the same period the previous fiscal It …

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Mainone deploys 2,700km fibre optic in Lagos – Smart city project

Lagos State may still be the first  state in Nigeria to implement full scale smart city initiative, as technology company and submarine broadband cable investor, MainOne, has boosted its efforts with a whopping 2700km length of fibre optic coverage. The company also hopes to inject about N25 billion into the project, apparently to make absolutely sure that no other state …

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SON plans to go global,planning 13 labs to drive agro-allied products’

Osita Aboloma,The Director-General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), has said plans were underway to establish 13 laboratories with focus mainly on live endangering items, agric and agro-allied products, in order to aid diversification of the nation’s economy away from oil. The SON boss disclosed this when the Senate Committee on Industry, Trade and Investment visited the agency as …

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NCC – Internet users hit 111.6m in December

Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to more than  111.6 million in December 2018, the Nigerian Communications Commission has said. The NCC made this known on Monday in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for December posted on its website. The data showed that overall internet users increased to 111,632,516 in December 2018 from the 108,457,051 recorded in November 2018, showing …

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Electoral fraud: Ministry of Communications to partner INEC on ICT

The Federal Ministry of Communications says will partner the Independent National Electoral Commission to explore the role of Information and Communications Technology in reducing instances of electoral malpractices in the country. The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, said in Abuja that the collaboration would provide the needed platform for stakeholders to brainstorm on harnessing ICT in advancing the country’s electoral …

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Germany rolls out world’s first hydrogen train

Germany on Monday rolled out the world’s first hydrogen-powered train, signalling the start of a push to challenge the might of polluting diesel trains with costlier but more eco-friendly technology. Two bright blue Coradia iLint trains, built by French TGV-maker Alstom, began running a 100-kilometre (62-mile) route between the towns and cities of Cuxhaven, Bremerhaven, Bremervoerde and Buxtehude in northern …

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Donald Trump alleges Google is ‘rigged’ with bad news about him

US President Donald Trump claimed Tuesday that Google results were “rigged” because searches for “Trump News” brought up negative stories about him, and questioned whether this was illegal. The president has attacked US social media giants in the past days for allegedly censoring conservative voices, an unfounded claim widely believed by his followers. “Google search results for ‘Trump News’ shows …

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