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Smile Wins Most Innovative Boardband Service Provider Award

Smile Wins Most Innovative Boardband Service Provider Award

    Pace setting broadband service provider, Smile Communications Nigeria Limited, has been adjudged ‘The Most Innovative Broadband Service Provider Of The Year’. The award was one of the highpoints of ‘The Titans of Tech Awards 2016’, which was held in Lagos at the weekend.   According to the organizers, the award was bestowed on

Smile launches new call app

Smile Communications limited, a mobile broadband service provider on Wednesday launched a new voice app called SmileVoice. The app allows customers to make voice and video calls at the lowest rate of 8 kobo per second to all networks  (compared to other service providers in Nigeria). Unveiling the new app on Wednesday, Group Managing Director

Turkey Offers Scholarships To Nigerian Students

The Turkish government, through its administration for Turks living abroad and related communities, has opened a portal to admit the applications for schorlarships for 2016-2017 academic year. Yusuf Selcuk, the deputy chief of mission, Embassy of Turkey, Abuja,  explained that the initiative, which ends by the end of March 2016, include both scholarship and university

FUTA Signs MoU With Kenyan Institute

The Federal University of Technology, FUTA Akure, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU with a Kenya-based African Network for Agriculture, Agroforestry and Natural Resources Education, ANAFE. According to the management, the MoU is part of efforts to boost the school’s internationalization drive through collaboration with world-class institutions. The Memorandum with the purpose of promoting

Another Bristow Helicopter Crashes Into Atlantic Ocean In Lagos

Barely five months after one of its Choppers crashed into Lagoon in Lagos, another Bristow helicopter marked 5N-BQJ which departed ERHA Platform, Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, enroute Lagos State, was ditched into the Atlantic Ocean, 95 nautical miles into destination at about 10:20am local time.   As the Accident Investigation Bureau, AIB said in a statement, all

FG Plans To Begin New Re-orientation Campaign

The All Progressives Congress, APC-led federal government has designed a new way of telling Nigerians about change – a concept it hinged its campaigns on during the 2015 presidential election. Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, said the federal government would leverage on the existing structures of the Nigerian Postal Service, NIPOST in the

Buhari Charges Universities On SDGs

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigeria higher institutions to champion the course for the realisation of United Nation, UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which should see to an expansion of the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, in the country. As research centres, President Buhari said the schools need to get involved to address education related issues

TELL Wins Again

On a day meant to reward journalists, TELL Magazine again walked tall as its reporter clinches the infrastructure reporting award It was another good night for TELL Magazine in Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, November 13, as its reporter, Anthony Akaeze, a senior assistant editor, won the Zimeo Excellence in Media Award. Akaeze won in the


Issa Hayatou Replaces Blatter As FIFA’s Acting President

Issa Hayatou, president of the Confederation of AfricanFootball, CAF has been named as replacement for Sepp Blatter whose reign as FIFA president was cut shot yesterday by ethics committee of the organisation. Blatter, 79, was handed a 90-days suspension and stripped of all duties by the ethics committee for allegedly making an over bloated two

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