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3 G’s of Focus: Guide, Government and God
By Temitope Akintola This topic forms an integral part of a bigger picture in a three-part episode that aims at raising creative points and discussions on religion, economic transformation, taxation and policy. The 3 G’s of focus in this write-up are: Guide (provided by parents, environment, foster homes, relatives etc); Government (Federal, state, local); God (Supreme being, controls everything). 1st G: The family Nigeria as been time and times described as a country of either the very rich or the poor, no middle class. One can argue that a growing middle class is now springing up as the country sets its sight… The post 3 G’s of Focus: Guide, Government and God appeared first on Tekedia.
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Case Study of Prepaid Services at Scale in Ancestral Africa
I am decoupling another piece to bring a key lesson out: Africa had used prepaid services for centuries at scale. A good example is on the village palm wine tapper. Wine tapping is one of the riskiest jobs in ancestral Africa: they always fall down from the palm trees. Because of that near-certainty that accidents will always happen to palm wine tappers, tradition has it that a tapper will pre-pay his kinsmen for the inconveniences and lost wages of entering bushes looking for him in future should an accident occur (his wife has reported that he did not return home as expected).… The post Case Study of Prepaid Services at Scale in Ancestral Africa appeared first on Tekedia.
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The Ant-Testing Safety Protocol During African Libations
It is a mystery – why would elders always pour palm wine on the ground before they drink? Yes, in most African cultures, when elders gather, they always “waste” a portion of wine, making some incantations which include asking dead men to protect them! Of course the ancestors do not wake up and drink the palm wine. But “wasting” that palm wine is extremely important for safety. As a boy who grew up in the village before they shipped me to the city for university educated, I observed one key thing: when the wine is poured on the ground, some… The post The Ant-Testing Safety Protocol During African Libations appeared first on Tekedia.
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Why Nigeria Is Largely Exempting Foreign Firms from Data Protection Regulation
Tekedia author, Ademola Adeyoju, has written the most comprehensive review of the recent Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (DPR) released by NITDA (Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency).  I think his works will be of interest to any entity or person working in the broad digital economy. Make time to read the review; he has spared us the legalistic boring stuffs for we non-learned citizens in the law. For me, this is the main part (the emphasis is from me): The DPR covers transactions intended for the processing of personal data and to actual processing of personal data and person(s) residing in Nigeria… The post Why Nigeria Is Largely Exempting Foreign Firms from Data Protection Regulation appeared first on Tekedia.
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How to use the MacBook Pro Touch Bar to skip YouTube Ads
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa YouTube Ads can be quite annoying, but given it is through the advertisement that we get to access its videos for free. Most of us have learned to live with them; well at least the first five seconds before we can hit the skip button. Guess what, if you are a MacBook Pro with the […] How to use the MacBook Pro Touch Bar to skip YouTube Ads Felix Omondi
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Nigeria Data Protection Regulation: A Quick Review
by Ademola Adeyoju Introduction For a long time, Nigeria lacked a comprehensive data protection and privacy legislation.[1] This has left the entire country vulnerable and exposed. In an era where internet penetration level continues to rise at an astronomic pace and nations are developing the advanced capability to harvest and process data,  it completely beclouds reason how Africa’s biggest economy has failed for so long to: ensure that personal data are obtained for legitimate and specified purposes only, protect people’s privacy by giving Data Subjects[2] some level of control over the collation and use of their personal data, and generally balance… The post Nigeria Data Protection Regulation: A Quick Review appeared first on Tekedia.
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Why Africa Needs Moonshots
By Nnamdi Odumody On the 25th of May 1961, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy of the United States of America addressed the United State Congress, telling America that he believed that U.S should set itself the goal within the decade of landing a man on the moon, and returning him safely to the earth. Kennedy’s vision became known as the ‘’Moonshot” – an audacious bold move into the future without a clear direction on how to achieve it. The technology to achieve this hadn’t yet been invented, and he had no idea how they would get to the Moon. Nonetheless, he… The post Why Africa Needs Moonshots appeared first on Tekedia.
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You can reply to messages faster on WhatsApp by using it on your computer not the phone
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ccHUB Design Lab launched in Rwanda
On Valentine’s Day, the Co-creation Hub [CcHUB] officially launched ‘CcHUB Design Lab’ which it described as “an unprecedented next step in Africa’s growing tech sector”. The new state-of-the-art lab, located in Kigali, Rwanda, sees CcHUB expand its physical presence to another African country, for the first time in its eight year history. In a statement, […]
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Nneka – “Mother is Supreme”
Great LinkedIn comments on the piece explaining some elements in Igbo culture (Nigeria). Let me drop these lines from Things Fall Apart where Chinua Achebe explained, at deeper level, the meaning of Nneka. The following day, Uchendu gathers together his entire family, including Okonkwo. He points out that one of the most common names they give is Nneka, meaning “Mother is Supreme”—a man belongs to his fatherland and stays there when life is good, but he seeks refuge in his motherland when life is bitter and harsh. Of course, with the positive comments coming from the piece, I will surely like to… The post Nneka – “Mother is Supreme” appeared first on Tekedia.
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Gmail just received an update bringing useful menu under right-click
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa At the height of widespread growth of social media and messaging apps, many people thought email was going to die off a natural death; or at least was at the beginning of the journey to an end. However, that has never come to be, if anything people are now immersed in more emails than they […] Gmail just received an update bringing useful menu under right-click Felix Omondi
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President Buhari’s Full Statement on Election Postponement by INEC
I totally understand the frustration from Mr. President. Please get the dilemma here. He could not have asked the Army to take over election materials logistics when INEC told the world about 36 hours ago that it was ready. These lines, from Mr. President, are believable : “INEC themselves have given assurances, day after day and almost hour after hour that they are in complete readiness for the elections. We and all our citizens believed them.” Mr. President, do one thing for Nigeria: ask INEC, after the election, to send the list of people that dropped the balls to the… The post President Buhari’s Full Statement on Election Postponement by INEC appeared first on Tekedia.
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Disrupting Nigeria’s University Education for 21st Century Development
By Nnamdi Odumody After over four months of industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) which led to the disruption of academic activities nationwide by federal government and state owned universities leaving students at home, the strike was called off obviously for political reasons as most students will work with the INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission as ad hoc) staff in the forthcoming elections. Strikes have become a key factor in Nigeria’s educational system – the nation’s tertiary institutions are no longer globally competitive, with absence of infrastructure, and outdated teaching systems largely irrelevant for national and… The post Disrupting Nigeria’s University Education for 21st Century Development appeared first on Tekedia.
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Nigeria’s INEC Votes Incompetence
The general elections have been postponed: February 23 for presidential and National Assembly elections and March 9 for governorship and state assembly elections. Once again, Nigeria has shown our level of incompetence but I give INEC credit for simply saying that it was not ready instead of blaming one clandestine intelligence report. “The Independent National Electoral Commission met on Friday, 15 February 2019 and reviewed its preparation for the 2019 general elections scheduled for Saturday, February 16, and Saturday, March 2. “Following a careful review of the implementation of its logistics and operational plans and its determination to conduct free,… The post Nigeria’s INEC Votes Incompetence appeared first on Tekedia.
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Making Nnewi A Special Economic Zone for Automotive Industry
by Nnamdi Odumody Nnewi, a town in Anambra, South Eastern Nigeria is famous for the enterprising spirit of its inhabitants which has earned them fame as one of Africa’s cities with a high per capita of millionaires and multimillionaires  in dollars. Spend time with an Arochukwu/Ohafia (Abia) or Nnewi (Anambra) boy under apprenticeship and see the level of dedication. They build their masters and their masters make them. Today, Nnewi is the most industrious tribe in Africa and has the largest concentration of millionaires per capita. A land where secondary school dropouts control factories and empires. While we celebrate the… The post Making Nnewi A Special Economic Zone for Automotive Industry appeared first on Tekedia.
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Netshield Adds Fuel and Acid Rope Sensors as Its New IoT Monitoring Devices
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Fix Invalid Battery Problem in LG Phones, Other Android Phones
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NCC unsatisfied with 9mobile’s company structure
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has expressed its dissatisfaction with the company of the country’s fourth largest operator 9mobile. Speaking while hosting the new management of the company, the regulator directed the company to redesign its structure. The redesign, according to NCC, should be geared towards achieving greater productivity and better services to the Nigerian […]
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What is the Orange Border Around the Screen in Android?
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Best YouTube Channels for Makeup Tips 2019
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Saving That Kingdom
In the ancestral Igbo tradition (Nigeria), empires have been saved by one word “ndo” which means “sorry”.  “Ndo n’ala uwa azi” [Sorry cures pains] is a popular saying when elders gather to settle disputes between people. For most communities, when the ikoro (king of drums) sings and elders gather over severe problems, against another community, men first look for how to resolve crises peacefully. They send emissaries. And when those emissaries cannot get the job done, they look for “nwaada” (son to their daughter) linked to that community. Nwaadas are highly respected in the mother’s birthplace because Igbos believe in… The post Saving That Kingdom appeared first on Tekedia.
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Cybersecurity Plays Catch-up as Tech Expands to New Sectors
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South Korea and Kenya to Establish KAIST in Konza City
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Dear Diamond Bank, The “YES”
Dear Diamond Bank, I was so touched that despite all that happened, you are still as emotional as before. The purity of your heart, the excellence in your vision and the emerging generation you shaped are things to celebrate. You gave us DIBS which changed our nation. Yes, Access sent the Val gift; you said YES. We are living the history. But no matter what, even when they turn off that light behind that sparkled diamond logo, you will not be forgotten, in our hearts. I came into the relationship with you, not even knowing how to sign a cheque… The post Dear Diamond Bank, The “YES” appeared first on Tekedia.
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How to get the Samsung Galaxy S10 Wallpaper for your iPhone
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JP Morgan Runs With NairaCoin via JPM Coin, Nigerian Banks Over To You
I have been an advocate of a cryptocurrency that will be pegged to the Naira over what we largely have today where entities (usually outside Nigeria) “create” currencies with no regulatory control. So, I am not a fan of Bitcoin because mining equilibrium is not clearly distributed but rather concentrated in the hands of those with technological supremacy. I recommend NairaCoin to be pegged to the Naira as a crypto vehicle for Nigerian commerce for those interested in that new domain. There is a very deep conversation which is going on LinkedIn since I wrote that the Nigerian government can indeed regulate cryptocurrencies like… The post JP Morgan Runs With NairaCoin via JPM Coin, Nigerian Banks Over To You appeared first on Tekedia.
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OnePlus 5T and Xiaomi Mi A1 emit the most Smartphone Radiation says this report
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Lessons to Take from The Journey of ACT Afrique
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Check out the new LibreOffice 6.2 that comes with optional Tabbed Ribbon-like UI
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NASA Oppy’s Dust Storm, Titanic’s Iceberg – Lessons on Black Swans
As a student, visited the lab where they invented GPS (yes, satellite navigation). The Applied Physics Lab of the Johns Hopkins University is one of the most eminent labs in the world. Without APL, we may not have Intel Corp as Gordon Moore spent time in the lab before he left to co-found Intel. Of course, without Intel, you may not be reading this note, as microprocessors created by Intel enabled Bill Gates to invent the Personal Computing (PC) industry via Microsoft. The rest is history: before Windows, computing was largely an enterprise machine, designed for offices and not homes… The post NASA Oppy’s Dust Storm, Titanic’s Iceberg – Lessons on Black Swans appeared first on Tekedia.
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Despite low turnover Uganda’s Capital Market ranked top 10 in Africa
Innov8tiv Innov8tiv - Blacks In Technology in USA, UK, Caribbean Islands & Africa According to a report compiled by Absa, the operator of Barclays Bank Africa franchise, Uganda’s Capital Market has seen tremendous growth over the years. It now scores highly in key sectors like trade and settlements automation. While presenting the Absa Africa Financial Index 2018 report in Kampala on Tuesday, January 22. David Arthur Wandera the […] Despite low turnover Uganda’s Capital Market ranked top 10 in Africa Milicent Atieno
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Three Notes On The $107.4 Billion Nigeria Spending
After running the piece where Nigeria has spent $107.4 billion, over 15 years, only to deliver mass poverty across the nation, a Tekedia reader (Akintola T. Obafemi who runs Going Global Consultancy, an FMCG consultancy), sent these notes and asked me to share with the community. I want you to pay attention to his #3 which is a very important element as Nigeria votes this Saturday. So, the trending Premium Times report which noted that in the last 15 years Nigeria has spent $107.4 billion (the equivalent of N15.46 trillion) from the Excess Crude Account (ECA) under the administrations of Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru… The post Three Notes On The $107.4 Billion Nigeria Spending appeared first on Tekedia.
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It Will Not Happen – Internet Blackout After Election in Nigeria
What do you think? Many are postulating that Nigeria can experience digital blackouts (internet will not work, cut off by MTN, Glo, Airtel and 9Mobile) after the presidential election this Saturday. With less than a week until the Nigerian election, there are mounting fears that access to the internet and social media services could soon be restricted. The run-up to the vote, which will be held on February 16th, has been plagued by rumours that there are plans to shutdown the internet while the election takes place. […] The press release goes on to state that the NSA “remains committed… The post It Will Not Happen – Internet Blackout After Election in Nigeria appeared first on Tekedia.
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Publiseer to Join the Startup World Cup Winners from Other Regions
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Nigeria’s Big FEAR From UK
There is BIG fear in Abuja: Britain will revoke visas and seize properties of any politician that causes trouble during Saturday’s elections. Can I order a big laugh? If you check, Britain sent a similar statement in Kenya during the last general election, and after the election, the first place the “troublemakers” vacationed was United Kingdom.  They went to the big stores and spent money! Nothing happened despite all the paralyses. The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, has warned that Nigerian politicians who incite or execute violence during Saturday’s elections would have their visas banned and assets in… The post Nigeria’s Big FEAR From UK appeared first on Tekedia.
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How to use Google Docs completely offline
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