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WhatsApp To Introduce Message Yourself Feature

Personal Tech

The popular instant messaging platform, WhatsApp has announced it will introduce a new feature called Message Yourself which allows users of WhatsApp to send messages to their own accounts. WhatsApp stated the new feature would be useful for to-do-list, reminders or draft messages meant to be sent later, adding that the message can also be pinned and archived.

5G Rollout: NCC Grants Mafab 5-Months Extension

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has granted Mafab Communications Limited a five-month extension to launch 5G services nationwide due to its inability to meet the rollout commencement date of August 24, 2022.

FG Instructs NITDA, NCC To Support Tech Innovators

Personal Tech

The Federal Government through its Minister of Communications and Digital Economy who also doubles as the chairman of the World Summit on the Information Society Prof. Isa Pantami has instructed the seven champions of the WSIS to receive the support and collaboration of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Nigeria Communications Commission(NCC), and Galaxy Backbone Limited, to ensure that their innovative solutions are of global benefits. The WSIS event took place in Geneva, Switzerland, and had technical sessions that gave youths around the world the privilege to work and submit projects covering e-health, e-agriculture, e-education, and other fields. The seven-person who emerged winners were Afrilingo by Franca Umasoye Igwe, who came out tops as the winner of the WSIS 2022 Hackathon.

NCC Warns Telegram Users Of New Cyber Threat

Tech Security

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has issued a security advisory of a new cyber threat where the victims’ Virtual Private Network (VPN) account is compromised, thereby granting unauthorized access to users of the messaging app, Telegram. The advisory was issued by the Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (CSIRT) which stated that malware exploits unauthorized access to Telegram accounts to steal data across operating systems such as iOS, Android, Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Microsoft Edge Browser: NCC Recommends Steps Against Website Scams

Tech Security

An advisory has been issued by the Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) that users of Microsoft Edge Browser should install trusted, up-to-date anti-virus software with an internet security component as a countermeasure to reduce the chances of falling victim to a recently discovered cyber threat in the browser.

NCC Warns Zoom Users Of Hackers

Tech Security

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s Computer Security Incident Response Team (NCC-CSIRT) has issued a security advisory to users of the popular videotelephony software, Zoom, of cyber attacks by remote hacking. According to NCC-CSIRT, the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) had recently discovered several flaws in the Zoom platform.

Verification Badges: Twitter To Introduce Gold, Others

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The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and owner of Twitter, Elon Musk has announced that the social media platform would be introducing different colored verification badges to distinguish between different types of accounts on the platform. Musk tweeted this announcement on Friday from his official Twitter handle.

Twitter Suspends ‘Blue Tick’ Verification

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Twitter Inc suspended the issuance of the blue tick verification label on Friday after the social media platform was flooded by numerous impostor/parody accounts with the blue tick label. Parody accounts paid and subscribed for the blue tick but Musk’s own company, Tesla and SpaceX, as well as Nintendo, Lockheed Martin, amongst others, fell victim to impostors.

Jumia Co-Founders Step Down, New CEO Appointed

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Sacha Poignonnec and Jeremy Hodara, the Co-founders of the e-commerce firm, Jumia Group have both stepped down as co-Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) with immediate effect while Francis Dufay would replace both co-founders as acting CEO. The previous Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Jumia Group, Antoine Maillet-Mezeray has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations. This was disclosed in a statement by the company’s Supervisory Board, adding that the search for a replacement for the former CEOs was ongoing.

Russia Quits International Space Station

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Russia has announced that it will quit the International Space Station (ISS) after its current commitment expires in 2024 and will focus more on creating its own orbital outpost. Although Russia is yet to inform other partners about its decision, NASA officials, who want to extend operations of the space station through 2030, have expressed confidence that Russia would remain.

Court Orders MultiChoice To Sub-license Channels

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The Court of Appeal sitting in Port Harcourt has ordered the popular subscription-based platform, MultiChoice, to sub-license some of its channels to Metro Digital, a multi-channel terrestrial digital service provider in Nigeria. The judgement was delivered on Wednesday by Justice Olabode Adegbehingbe, who ruled that the lower court erred in dismissing the suit of Metro Digital (the Appellant) when the appellant provided proof of the existence of the dispute between itself and MultiChoice (the first Respondent).

NIS Set To Introduce Passport Tracking System

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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) stated that it has introduced a tracking system to enhance the process of issuance and collection of passports. The Acting Comptroller-General, NIS, Idris Jere disclosed this to journalists during a virtual media briefing. According to him, “The NIS has introduced a passport tracking system. With the system, applicants can now trace the status of their passports from the comfort of their homes.

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