Showing posts with label Tech News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tech News. Show all posts

March 04, 2017

Google AdWords Targeting in China

Recently we discovered that Google AdSense has only reach of about 2.2 million users. I believe china has over 2 billion population which is about 10% reach through Google's adwords.

Reasons are because China has it's own search engine called Baidu and most people use it. In China, people don't Google, they Baidu. They have something like 75% of the search market. So if you want to reach Chinese people, use Baidu.

1. China has it`s own search engine which they can control as they please
2. Google withdrew from China because of the country`s policy

There's also the fact that most of them don't speak English. Although according to source, about 200 million now speak it. But still, they are more likely to search on Baidu in Chinese. That's what
the 2.2 million number is reflecting, those using Google in English.

Google already withdraw out from China due to country policy. Basically local people unable to use google products as it was blocked. I believe the traffic you receive are those who are using VPN to promote in China, better look for baidu.
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February 20, 2017

YouTube Plans To Remove 30- seconds Unskippable Ads Display

YouTube is a platform where users can stream online videos. YouTube has revealed its plan to discontinue the regular and mandatory 30-seconds adverts on videos in the platform. If you
do watch YouTube videos, you would notice that before you start watching most videos, a short ads display first before the actual video you wanted to watch (Depends on if it is been monetized).

Although, these ads can be skipped after 30 seconds, but stats shows that many YouTube users are not happy with it. And considering that Facebook is also planning to launch their own standalone video streaming app, I believe YouTube has sensed the fierce competition ahead and prompted to act fast in order not to loose some viewers to Facebook.

YouTube is worlds most popular video streaming social platform with millions of videos uploaded frequently. Read below excerpt ...

As part of that, we’ve decided to stop supporting 30-second unskippable ads as of 2018 and focus instead on formats
that work well for both users and advertisers 

Proper viewer targeting and moderation seem to be the key here. Google's intentions are to focus more on the six-second unskippable format for the future, as well as its TrueView ad system. The latter allows for excellent flexibility on both the advertiser's and user's end. It makes things like opt-in in-stream and suggested ads possible. Both of which can be highly targeted and even made to work as part of the creator's content itself.
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Social Media Week Lagos 2017 Holds On Feb 28 - Mar 3, 2017

The 2017 Edition of Social Media Week Lagos will kick off on Tuesday, Feb 28 2017. The week-long conference which ends on Friday March 3, will be held at Landmark Centre, a state of the art event space in Victoria Island Lagos, Nigeria.

Informed by Social Media Week’s Global theme for 2017, “Language and The Machine,” locally the SMW Lagos theme, “The [new] Language of Technology: The Future of
Communication in Africa ,” will explore how technology is creating a “new language” and way of communicating and what this means for the future of communication in Africa. Conference programming and content will look at how this “new language,” through online video, messaging apps, voice interfaces, and the like allows us to share our stories, share our competencies and increase our efficiencies.

The Social Media Week Lagos 2017 will be a mixture of keynotes, panels, workshops, and networking events/ mixers that explore a wide range of topics including business, entertainment, education, technology and politics. The event will bring together thought leaders, key stakeholders and the public to explore issues that are important for the modern world. There is so much to learn from professionals and it is a perfect opportunity to network; see and
be seen.

There are ton of sessions to choose from and I can bet that you will not be able to attend all. Pulse Nigeria will host a panel session themed "How Digital Video Is Changing Us". The panel which includes  Blogger Sisi Yemmie,
will explore the emergence of digital video in Nigeria and Africa.

The panel will discuss how consumer behavior directly affects what's produced and how that content is distributed as well as how the migration from traditional to digital TV has encouraged short format videos amongst other topics.

You can check out the full SMW 2017 Event Schedule .

About Social Media Week Lagos

SMW Lagos is the largest, tech, new media and business conference on the continent of Africa. It is a world class
conference with attendees from across Africa and around the world. Annually over 12,000 people participate in the conference which garners hundreds of press mentions and has a social reach of 810 million.
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February 16, 2017

Is NCC Planning to Increase Call Tariff Again?

The Nigerian Communications Commission ( NCC) has commenced
the process of reviewing the subsisting interconnection rates for voice services to bring it in tandem with current market realities.

The Executive Vice Chairman of the commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, said the review had become necessary considering that the Nigerian communications market has witnessed
tremendous growth in both subscriber numbers and traffic volumes.

The scale of changes will inevitably affect the unit cost of providing services including interconnection and may lead to differences between regulated interconnection rates and underlying costs which in turn may result in differences between on-net and off-net retail tariffs.

Whatever the above grammar means, NCC is planning to increase call tariff or what better explanation can be given to the above?

Recommended : 

  • Tech Articles Related To NCC

==> NCC Announced That Prices Of All Data Plans Will Be Increased Starting From Dec 1st
==> NCC Finally Suspends Plans To Increase Price Of Data Plans (Released by Press)
==> Not Again : NCC advises Nigerians to prepare for increase in data price plans 
==> Finally : Senate gives NCC approval to increase price of internet data 
==> Update: Senate Didn't Approve NCC to Increase Price of Data Plan
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February 01, 2017

Finally, Google Chrome Web Browser For iOS is Now Open Source

Google’s Chrome web browser for iOS has finally been brought to the open source after lot of years of upstreaming work by its developers. Google has
previously kept the code for Chrome for iOS separate from the Chromium project because of what they call “constraints on the iOS platform.” With iOS for iPhone and iPad, all web browsers are required to have been built on top of the Apple's platfrom WebKit rendering engine.

Google had spent lot of time over the past several years" making the necessary changes required to upstream the code for Chrome for iOS users into Chromium, and these efforts have come to fruition today. Chromium now supports both WebKit (for iOS) and Google's own Blink (for other platforms) rendering engines.

Given Chrome’s commitment to open-source code, we’ve spent a lot of time over the past several years making the
changes required to upstream the code for Chrome for iOS into Chromium,” said Rohit Rao, Chrome Developer at
Google. “Today, that upstreaming is complete, and developers can compile the iOS version of Chromium like
they can for other versions of  Chromium.

Upon devoting “years of careful refactoring” to this project, all of the code for Chrome for iOS is coming back to Chromium. As it does so, code for Chrome for iOS is being moved to the open-source repository. “We value the open source community and all of our contributors,” said Rao, “and we’re glad that Chrome for iOS can finally join in.

Source 1 | Source 2 
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January 31, 2017

US Immigration Ban: Viber Offers Free Call To Affected Countries

Viber has revealed that due to the US immigration ban placed by new president Donald Trump, it will be offering free calls to the countries affected by this.

The offer will seemingly be available for the foreseeable future with no particular end date being announced by Viber.

The USA shut its doors to refugees fleeing conflict-torn Syria and suspended entry from citizens of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, all Muslim-majority international locations. The circulate has induced chaos and anger within the U.S. And overseas.

See Also...
==> MTN Urges FG To Ban WhatsApp, Viber In Nigeria - See Why!

In Africa, the Trump refugee ban is centered at Somalia, Sudan and Libya, where tens of millions of people have fled from warfare zones and famine. His new government order will pressure loads of refugees to return to a number of the arena’s most dangerous and squalid refugee camps.

As a minimum of 300 refugees, generally Somali, are actually caught in Kenya after their flights to the USA were cancelled, according to a file by Radio Dalsan, a radio station primarily
based in Mogadishu.

According to the announcement by Viber, this includes free calls to mobile and landline in the following countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Recall that tech giants like
Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook etc has condemned this immigration ban movement.

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Whatsapp : You Will Soon Start Tracking the Location of Your Contacts

Whatsapp is now set to introduce "live location tracking" features it app. This feature allows users to track the location of their friends on whatsapp. This feature is very cool and beneficiary, but it is very risky in some aspects.

WhatsApp Messenger is actually the best instant messaging application in
the world right now and there is no sign of dropping out as it keeps improving constantly. So sad that Blackberry users has been denied of this great app but the Android and iOS counterparts are really enjoying the heck out of this useful app.

Recall in December 2016, WhatsApp added the features to revoke and edit the sent messages in a beta version testing.

Image credit: WAPBETAinfo

The feature is currently available in WhatsApp beta for the iOS but not available on the normal platform.

See Also.. iOS Users Can Now Send Offline Messages on Whatsapp

The "Live Location Tracking" is a new feature already introduced to some beta tester but will soon be roll out to both Android and iOS platform.

Source shows the features will work on WhatsApp beta version for iOS, 2.16.399+ on Android and will be disabled by

The Live Location Tracking can be kept on for 1 minute, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, or indefinitely. Now imagine that you have a lying partner, or a random player, with this feature, you can easily trace their location in real time.

Or this could come in handy if you're supposed to meet with your family at a certain location and time, and you want to see how far away from the destination they are.

Moreover, in case you don’t want anyone to track your movement, The live streaming can also be disabled so that no one can learn where you are at any given moment.
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January 27, 2017

Recession: MTN Nigeria Introduce Transaction Fee on Share n Sell Services

Few years back when MTN Nigeria introduced Share ‘n’ Sell features, everyone applauded them for a job well done and ever since then, the service has been running smoothly without attracting any transfer fee.

Be that as it may, as financial downturn seethes in Africa, and the costs of things soar without tremendous control, starting from 31st of January, 2017 MTN Share n Offer exchange administrations will no longer be free. MTN endorsers will begin paying exchange expense on any broadcast appointment exchange started to other MTN endorsers.

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MTN sent a message across to subscribers as seen below;
“Dear Customer, please be informed that Share n Sell transactions will attract applicable transfer fee, effective
January 31, 2017”

This is no longer funny, instead of applying charges to the service, why not just scrap it completely… after all the share n sell transfer is within the same MTN network; why the extra charges?
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iOS Users Can Now Send Offline Messages on Whatsapp

I am sure we all are still waiting for WhatsApp to roll out “ Edit and
Unsend” features , but before that, WhatsApp bypasses protocol and released an updates for iOS users instead.

Read Also >>> How To Play Game (Jumble) On Whatsapp 

The major improvement in the new update is the addition of a new feature that allows users to tap send on messages even when they don't have internet connection or better still offline.

For instance, if you want to send a message when you're offline, you can write it and hit the send button. Though the Messages will be queued up and sent when your phone regains a connection.

Another updates WhatsApp announce includes;

• Redesigned storage usage screen that lets you manage your phone's storage space by clearing certain message types, like videos, from specific chats (Settings -- Data and Storage Usage -- Storage Usage).
• Send up to 30 photo or videos at once now. If you are using iOS, go straight to itunes market and update your WhatsApp to 2.17.1
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January 21, 2017

Sad: MTN Blackberry Service Will End By January 27th in Nigeria

MTN has joined GLO by announcing that it will discontinue Blackberry services (BIS) in Nigeria starting from the 27th of January 2017. This includes
Blackberry Internet Services popularly known as BIS. Though Glo has totally discontinued theirs.

In a message sent to subscribers on Thursday, MTN said:

Dear customer, MTN BlackBerry service
will be decommissioned on 27/01/2017.
Please upgrade to a smartphone and
enjoy 100% bonus on any data bundle

MTN said about the issue : ” meaning you won’t be able to subscribe to any blackberry service by that date. However, you can upgrade to a smartphone and purchase any of our data bundles.”

This notification follows Whatsapp’s announcement that it will discontinue services for Blackberries on December 31st, 2016, a deadline which was eventually extended to June 2017.

On a good side of the notification, MTN promises Double Data Bonus once you upgrade to a new smartphone. So i will advise you to throw your kpalasa away and switch or upgrade to a smartphone.
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January 12, 2017

Get Ready For Instagram Adverts on Stories - James Quarles

Instagram is set to begin conveying merry go round advertisements on Instagram stories taking after the declaration that it will start showing adverts (promotion) inside stories, pictures and short recordings that most recent 24 hours before dissapearing in the void (or Instagram's servers). These advertisements can be seen at the highest point of the bolster and clearly you will likewise achieve adverts (promotion) by outsiders now.

Then, full-screen advertisements will show up between various clients' stories however will be skippable. As indicated by Instagram, 150M individuals are making utilization of this element every day, the same as Snapchat's day by day clients.

See Also... Facebook To Start Paying You For Uploading Videos 

In any case, the video promotions will be checked "Supported" to give clients a chance to separate advertisements and the fundamental recordings.

The following is the official proclamation from James Quarles , the VP of Instagram Business ;

Adverts are designed for “reach” ratherthan immediately to drive sales and willnot have links to websites.

These Social Media Platforms are bringing more great and impacting innovations because Facebook  Also Wants To Start Paying Us For Uploading Videos. That's, videos we upload to our own facebook profiles.
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January 11, 2017

Facebook To Start Paying You For Uploading Videos

Facebook is working on how to start paying you for all those videos you add on Facebook. Virtually, not every facebook users upload videos and when some upload videos, it just a few seconds video..

This future advance development, is just like those YouTube users, as YouTube does through adverts whrn you upload video but don't get too excited yet as there's a twist on this
story. A very painful and worrying one. If you're willing to compromise loosing some of your facebook fans or friends who usually view the videos you upload.

A conversant user of YouTube will remember that there is a pre-roll ads on YouTube that often start earlier before the video you wish to view and might only be skipped after 3seconds?

But Mark Zuckerberg don't fancy the YouTube-style ads so he is planning to introduce a different variety of advertising that might show to be very demanding.

I am talking about mid-roll ads. These ads are coming to facebook videos, and they're going to interrupt what you're
watching to display an advert.

The mid-roll advertisements comes out after you have watched a video for about 20 seconds. Thankfully it is for videos that are about 2 minutes in length, however they have the abilities to make men and women discontinue watching facebook videos after the initial 20 seconds.

Presently, Mid-roll ads have already been tested for live videos, however the brand new rollout will now comprise all videos on facebook.

Interestingly, Facebook will likely be sharing ad revenue with the content material creators, keeping 45% of all revenue for itself - just like YouTube does.

For now, this still in the testing mode, but if it proves successful then assume most videos you see on fb to become ad-infested pretty soon.

Meanwhile, I believe it will have option due to privacy issues on facebook. Facebook wouldn't want to infringe on users privacy by using adverts without users consent. This is my assumption
by the way.

Stats shows that Facebook users are already watching one hundred million hours of video per day, so this may increasingly bag the social community some opportunity to make money by
doing what they love doing.

Do you always upload videos on
Facebook? This move can be a
turnaround that will earn you some cash by just uploading videos.
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January 03, 2017

Telegram Finally Discontinues Support For Older Versions of Android OS

Telegram which is a newly introduced social messager app that a hits a lot of users because of ut freebies. It is no longer news that both Telegram and WhatsApp are timid about ending support for certain categories of devices
this year.

Now, Telegram have already has started displaying it early this year by quitting support for Android devices running Android 2.2, Android 2.3 and 3.0 too. Android 4.0 Ice Cream.

In the interim, Sandwich is the base working framework rendition required to run Telegram's most recent form.

I trust this move is made to suit new elements on the Wire application which more established android forms won't not bolster.

A similar reason WhatsApp is unyielding on sticking to this same pattern.

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Notwithstanding, on the off chance that you are a Telegram client or fan as yet running the Android more seasoned variant, you can at present get to your Telegram account by means of the web from your versatile program or PC web program. The same applies to whatsapp clients.

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December 29, 2016

Twitter Is Bringing Live 360-Degree Video Streams To Periscope - “first ever #Periscope360”

The feature is launching immediately — you can already watch the “first ever #Periscope360” stream right here . But while everyone can watch in 360 degrees, only “select partners” are able to stream in 360 degrees at launch.

360 Sunset in Florida. First ever#Periscope360 with@Brandee_Anthony
— Alex Pettitt (@Alexpettitt) December 28, 2016

The implementation is pretty typical. On the desktop, you can click and drag around on the screen to rotate the camera. And on mobile, you can twist and turn your phone to change your
perspective. The video quality isn’t particularly great — but then, most 360-degree video streams aren’t that great anyway. And it does appear to work.

Periscope says it’s testing 360-degree streams with a “small group of partners.” It didn’t discuss wider rollout plans, but it sounds like broadcasting support will launch to the general public at some point down the road.


The launch comes right on the heels of Facebook’s testing of 360-degree broadcasts on Facebook Live. Twitter and Periscope have come under a lot of pressure from Facebook Live as publishers switch over to Facebook’s platform in search of more viewers.

Twitter is somewhat ahead of Facebook on 360 video — Facebook plans to launch to some partners “in the coming
months” — but the experimental nature of 360-degree video means it’ll only do so much to make Periscope stand out in the meantime.

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December 27, 2016

Jarvis AI : How Facebook Ceo Mark Zuckerberg Built a Bot to Control all his Home Appliances

Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg on Monday 19th 2016, took the world by surprise with a video showing how he
used his artificial intelligence program, Jarvis AI, a bot Iron man fans can’t forget, and was able to control his
home, appliances, lights, temperature, music, security and other gadgets with his program.

In his post, he explained Jarvis AI, was his personal challenge for 2016, and building a program that runs just
like what we have in Iron man was a project well accomplished for him, according to Mark, his goal was to
learn about the state of the artificial intelligence, how they work and how best to further improve on them.

Diagram of the systems connected to build Jarvis

In his post, he said ;
“So far this year, I’ve built a simple AI that I can talk to on my phone and computer, that can control my home, including lights, temperature, appliances, music and security, that learns my tastes and patterns, that can learn new words and concepts, and that can even entertain Max.” 

Jarvis uses face recognition to let my friends inautomatically and let me know.

How Facebook Jarvis AI works

Mark Zuckerberg wrote, Jarvis uses several artificial intelligence techniques, including natural language processing, speech recognition, face recognition, and reinforcement learning, written in Python, PHP and Objective C. he however went
further to explain how he was able to build the program, with few diagrams to portray his point.

I can text Jarvis from anywhere using a Messengerbot.

Essential Things About Jarvis AI 

  • Jarvis is Named After the Stark Family’s Butler Turned Artificial Intelligence Servant in Iron Man
  • It can be used to connect virtually all your home appliances and electronics
  • Facebook AI was build by Mark Zuckerberg using Natural Language
  • Jarvis uses Vision and Face Recognition, and can be used to control security, doors and gate, Mark was able to use it to open the gate for his friend, Andrea 
  • It also support voice and speech recognition, interestingly it can distinguish Mark’s voice from his wife’s (Getty)
  • Command can also be given via Facebook Messenger. 

Jarvis uses speech recognition in my iOS app tolisten to my request for a fresh t-shir

What a great innovation by a young ceo of a popular social media (facebook) Mark Zuckerberg. 
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December 25, 2016

CyanogenMod Sets To Shut Down Their Services And Operations

Terrible news! All Android clients thinks about CyanogenMod also, it's organization called Cyanogen which has truly helped numerous Android clients to give redid firmwares to bolstered Android gadgets to enhance speed and execution from not  slacking, dependable battery life, change of telephone interface and numerous superb elements it has given.

So Cyanogen OS is closing down operations and administrations on 31st of december, 2016. Not just that, improvement on daily manufactures will quit that day onwards.

Be that as it may, CyanogenMod mod which is the open source Android based working framework created and kept up by the group kept in mind Android absolutely however left open-source activity behind called Lineage. So in the event that you are an engineer, you can proceed chipping away at the source code as individual venture which is the main way the ROM will live and have the capacity to fabricate your own CyanogenMod.

Below was what Cyanogen updated on their blog 

As part of the ongoing consolidation of Cyanogen, all services and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds will be discontinued no later than 12/31/16. The open source project and source code will remain available for anyone who wants to build CyanogenMod personally.

Source : Cyanogen, CyanogenMod
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December 22, 2016

Sad News : Glo Put an End to Blackberry Internet Service (BIS)

I'm almost certain that bunches of Android gadget clients in Nigeria can always remember Glo Blackberry Internet Benefit (BIS), in light of the fact that there was a period Glo Blackberry Plan safeguarded web clients from the high cost of information package through the IMEI tweaking on Android Devices.

Etisalat NG began the pattern by ceasing Blackberry Plan, regularly known as BIS membership on Blackberry OS7 in spite of the certainties that WhatsApp extended their live support to Blackberry gadgets till June 2017.

It's so tragic to realize that Glo Nigeria has likewise finished bolster for the Blackberry OS7 gadget. Which implies that clients can no longer subscribe to any of the BB 0S7 web memberships. The following is what was posted on Glo Blackberry Plans entrance page.

Dear Customer, starting December
17, 2016 BlackBerry services on
your device (BBOS7 devices) will
no longer be available. You can
still continue to use the device to
Call and Text. We request you to
migrate to a BB10, Android,
Windows or IOS handset to use
your remaining data.

Meaning that the below Glo BIS Plans will be unavailable for purchase & renewal with effect from 17th Dec 2016

1. BlackBerry Complete weekly plan
2. BlackBerry Complete monthly plan
3. BlackBerry Absolute weekly plan
4. BlackBerry Absolute monthly plan
5. BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS)
6. BlackBerry Enterprise Service (BES)

Even before that i have been receiving a message like below :
Get the BEST offers for your Blackberry. Check our latest plans for BB7 & BB10. To activate your Blackberry service just dial *777#

Envision! How might somebody utilize a Smartphone without web access?
Regardless of how you cherish your Bold 5, Torch, Curve or  Storm, this is the high time for you to relocate to an Android gadget or iPhone. Indeed, even Blackberry producers no all the more utilizing the OS.  Tecno, Infinix, Gionee, and Innjoo Mobile Company need to show last regard with a snapshot of hush for the dead of the Glo Blackberry Internet Service (BIS), on the grounds that Glo Bis was one of the chasing blade utilized by bloggers to make MediaTek gadget prominent in Nigeria. Tear BlackBerry. Tear Glo Blackberry Plan.
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December 18, 2016

WhatsApp To Include 'Edit' and 'Unsend' Features

Whatsapp had before expressed that their choice to prematurely end rendering administration to some phone is to serve individuals better, which has been adjourned to July
2017. Without much ado WhatsApp Messaging application is truly making a considerable measure of changes occasionally. I'm almost certain you are all getting a charge out of the video call includes now.
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The Surprising thing is that as much as Whatsapp features keeps going great, devices or smartphone won't support whatsapp.

Another overhaul will soon be unleash, and I wager, you'll adore it since such a variety of times you may have sent messages that are intended to be for your companion to another person and you don't know step by step instructions to erase it… however with the element coming, it will handle it.
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Most recent reports recommend that WhatsApp is trying another component that will permit clients to "disavow" a sent message, alter it and send it once more. For the same, reports said WhatsApp is getting Gmail's coolest  include: Recalling sent messages.

This component is additionally said to have showed up on WhatsApp beta rendition on iOS. While "repudiate" and alter is certainly a cool thing, in addition mystical about the element is that the "reviewed" message will apparently vanish or get erased from the beneficiaries portable as well.
Read Also >>> Method To Hinder WhatsApp From Sharing Your Contact / Details To Facebook

The individuals who have gatherings will discover this component convenient, as you will be ready to alter sent messages, erase sent messages. I should state this new element will be cool. But will Nigerians enjoy these features, because MTN is Urging FG To Ban WhatsApp, Viber In Nigeria - See Why! 
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December 17, 2016

FGNAPP: Buhari App Now Available For Download - See Features

Buhari App is now available for download for your phone. Here we list it features, launch date, download link for Buhari app. Buhari App supports all devices, and many more information about the Federal Government of Nigeria App (FGNAPP) a.k.a ‘Buhari app’ is unveiled and compatible for you.

Nigerian Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, earlier this week announced that the Nigerian Government will be launching a mobile application. The minister revealed this in a meeting with Resident Information Officers (RIOs) in the ministry.

Buhari app is meant to keep Nigerians updated tobthe activities of the Buhari-led administration although it has generated mixed reactions from Nigerians both home and in the diaspora.

Attributes of Buhari App

Below are the attributes of the app and other essential things you need to know about it.

  • It will help Nigerians monitor the activities of the present government led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
  • This unique app will put an end to the misrepresentation and dissemination of falsehood on activities the Buhari-led government.
  • This new app will go on hand held devices.
  • With this app, you can get to know what is happening in Nigeria from anywhere in the world.
  • This information dissemination app was developed by Olawole Falope.
  • The Resident Information Officers (RIOs) from ministries, departments and agencies would be the one that would feed the app with stories.
  • It would function 24/7 all year round.
  • This new app will be launched on December 15 in Abuja.
  • The Buhari app is developed by Olawole Falope.

Download Link For BUHARI App?

The app is now available for downloads at Google Playstore (for Android devices) and Apple's iTunes store (for iOS devices). Therefore Download FGN App apk here

Source : naij
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December 15, 2016

Update: Senate Didn't Approve NCC to Increase Price of Data Plan

Sequel to what we posted here about data recession, "Finally : Senate gives NCC approval to increase Price of data plan" , the Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Communications, Senator Solomon Adeola have made it clear to us that the Senate committee did not give Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) the approval to increase data tariff price.

This information was published on his personal website.
Below is the photocopy of what was
published on his blog.

Our attention has been drawn to
a publication with the misleading
title “ Senate Okays Data Price
Hike, says NCC Acted in national
Interest ” in a national daily
insinuating that the Senate
through its Committee on
Communications sanctioned data
price increase by
telecommunications service
providers during an oversight visit
to the Nigerian Communication
There is no iota of truth in the
misleading title as the contrary is
the case from what the Vice
chairman of the Committee
Senator Solomon Adeola said in
his presentation during the
briefing by NCC Executive Vice
Chairman, Professor Umaru
Senator Adeola while
commending the NCC for its
achievements in recent times
stated that the action it took in
suspending the proposed data
hike following public outcry was
in the national and peoples’
interest stressing that their
prompt responses to Senate
inquiries on the matter and other
related issues and a promise to
undertake further scientific study
on the data hike issue was
As can be seen from the body of
the story no where did the
senator ‘okays’ the regulatory
agency recommended “price
floor” which was the issue that
gave rise to the proposed data
price hike that has since been

Chief Kayode Odunaro
Media Adviser to Senator Solomon Adeola
13th December, 2016.

Just stay tuned for more updates on data recession!!
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