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Month: April 2019

Doctors are free to leave Nigeria, we have more than enough – Labour minister

Doctors are free to leave Nigeria, we have more than enough – Labour minister

News
Nigeria's minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, has attracted criticism when he said that medical doctors are permitted to leave for greener pastures abroad, while also suggesting that the country has enough qualified doctors to take care of its patients. Ngige, who himself is a medical doctor, was speaking on Channel's TV Sunrise Daily on Wednesday. His words: "I am not worried (about doctors leaving the country). We have surplus. If you have surplus, you export. It happened some years ago here. I was taught chemistry and biology by Indian teachers in my secondary school days. "There are surplus in their country and we also have surplus in the medical profession in our country. I can tell you this. In my area, we have excess. "Who said we don’t have enough doctors? We have more th
How to check JAMB results 2019

How to check JAMB results 2019

Simple Tutorials
To see your results for the 2019 Joint Admission Matriculation Board UTME, candidates are to visit JAMB's official result-checking portal found on their website at https://www.jamb.org.ng/efacility The second step is to login with the same credentials (email and password) you used in registering for JAMB. In case you have forgotten your password, click the "Forgot Password" link, enter your email address, retrive your password change link, click on it and set your new password. Login with your new password and email address afterwards. On the https://www.jamb.org.ng/efacility dashboard (after login), click on the ”Check 2019 UTME Examination Results” and viola, that's your results. Good luck to you all university admission seekers!
Electric cars failing already? Tesla loses $702m in three months

Electric cars failing already? Tesla loses $702m in three months

Autos, News
Tesla, the revolutionary company that brought practical electric battery-powered vehicles to mainstream is running into problems. The California, USA-based outfit just announced its earning reports for the first quarter of 2019 and it turns out the company blew away $702 million in losses during the first three months of the year. This is not Tesla's biggest loss yet as it lost $718m in the second quater of 2018. Tesla informed investors not to panic as it will soon be able to start turning around its fortunes for good when electric cars penetrate more markets. Billionaire founder and CEO of Tesla Elon Musk blamed the poor results on the "less than glowing trend for profitability in car manufacturing" and also said in a statement Wednesday, that as soon as the "impact of higher deliv...
Using Big Data to solve Lagos’ Traffic Problems

Using Big Data to solve Lagos’ Traffic Problems

Technology: General, What's Hot
Lagos State is the busiest activity hub in Nigeria. Located in the South-west region, Lagos can easily be said to be the most advanced area in Nigeria in terms of overall development, technological advancement, infrastructural growth and as well, revenue generation. The land, surrounded by water, has experienced an influx in the number of citizens residing there over the years. This has led to the increase in population density and the problems that arise with it, one of those being traffic jams. Government and individuals have devised ways over the years to combat this issue of traffic. Some work, others just relieve the problem for a while till it doesn't work anymore. Currently, big data (i.e large amounts of digitized data) is seen as a way through which the Lagos traffic pro...
How to revert to WordPress classic editor (old editor)

How to revert to WordPress classic editor (old editor)

Simple Tutorials, Webmaster
Updating WordPress to version 4.0 comes with so many exciting features. One of them include the new improved WordPress writing box or editor. Now not everyone loves new things. The principle of "if something is not broken don't fix it" comes to play. Some of us are so acquitted with the old dashboard, hate the new WordPress editor and want the old editor back even though we want to enjoy the other cool features that came with Wordpress 4 (and 5). To revert to old WordPress editor or classic editor, simply install the Classic Editor plugin from your WordPress dashboard. Activate and you're back to old Wordpress editor. It doesn't come with setup or anything so it's plug and play. To start using the new WordPress editor again simply deactivate the Classic Editor plugin fr...
I was banned from Reddit for posting that “Electric cars are not the future” (that Hydrogen cars are)

I was banned from Reddit for posting that “Electric cars are not the future” (that Hydrogen cars are)

Autos
Editor's note: This is a rant article. So I found a new article on Reddit technology sub that says "UPS will start using Toyota's zero-emission hydrogen semi trucks". When I clicked on the CNET link and finished reading the article, I came back to Reddit, and said something like, "hey, I expected things like this to happen. I even have an article on my blog where I predicted Hydrogen cars taking over the world some day." And then I proceeded to get this article where I talked about how electric cars will flop because of fossil fuel being used in generating electricity to charge electric cars issues and other stuff. So, it seemed the Reddit technology subreddit is anti electric car criticism. It took about 2 minutes for some guy to comment this demeaning insult on my...
Google’s AI lab launches in Ghana

Google’s AI lab launches in Ghana

News, Technology: General
For the first time in Africa, Alphabet, the parent company of search engine giant Google has opened an artificial intelligence lab in Accra, the capital of West African country Ghana. Last year, Google/Alphabet first disclosed its plans to create an AI hub in Ghana, one of the few African countries with uninterrupted electricity. The Silicon Valley, California-based tech outfit says that it plans to utilize the center in solving some of Africa's problems with AI. Via a press statement last week, the company said that it is excited to "combine our research interests in AI and machine learning and our experience in Africa to push the boundaries of AI while solving challenges in areas such as healthcare, agriculture, and education.” Google's other AI labs are located in Japan,
Are Mercedes Benz cars overrated and over-hyped in Nigeria?

Are Mercedes Benz cars overrated and over-hyped in Nigeria?

Autos, What's Hot
Benz or nothing. Mercedes and others. You must have surely heard any of these rhetoric from Mercedes Benz admirers if you stay in Nigeria, Africa's largest country by population. In Nigeria, people - especially young people - fantasize over Mercedes Benz products as though they are magical creatures and or they are totally different from other brands'. Don't get me wrong. Mercedes are QUITE different. But do they totally worth all the hype they get here? Nigeria is one of the poorest countries in the world. With 91 million living in abject poverty, the UN believes that more poor people are found in Nigeria than anywhere else in the world. But there's a growing trend among young people in Nigeria; One that has to do with many young men between the ages of 18 and 35 driving f...
Electric cars are not the future. Here’s why

Electric cars are not the future. Here’s why

Autos, What's Hot
With all the nice things being said about electric cars and how sales of battery-powered vehicles have been soaring recently, its common to see analysts predicting that electric cars will replace combustion engine cars in the nearest future. But that's not true my friend. Electric cars explained Electric vehicles (EVs) do not require fossil fuels like diesel or petrol to function neither do they litter the air with carbon-filled smoke when they run. The concept of EVs is to reduce global warming caused by combustion engine or fuel cars. When you charge an EV, a large quantity of electrical energy in stored in high capacity battery cells under the cabin or hood. After charging, the energy is then used to power the vehicle to travel distances. This way, there's no smoke...
Revolutionary Nokia 9 Purview Android smartphone launches in Nigeria

Revolutionary Nokia 9 Purview Android smartphone launches in Nigeria

Mobile, What's Hot
First announced back in February, HMD Global's Nokia 9 Pureview smartphone has finally been launched and has become available for sale in Nigeria today. Nokia 9 Purview Android smartphone is the first of its kind - having a 5-sensor camera array (each sensor has a resolution 12 megapixels) on its back to guarantee seamless high quality picture capture and video recording. In Nigeria which is known as Africa's largest smartphone market, the 9 can be purchased for N225,000 in any of the online stores of Konga and Jumia. In terms of specifications, the Nokia 9 has so many features to recognize apart from its revolutionary camera but the most noticeable and perhaps interesting is its phablet-size 5.9 inches screen that has an ample quad HD resolution. The smartphone is powere...
Durban gets its own (free) TV service

Durban gets its own (free) TV service

News, Technology: General
The residents of Durban, especially those that live in the eThekwini Municipality could in a short time get a free TV service come to them courtesy of the government and its parastatals. This TV service would see the residents of this municipality get all the decisions that has been made by the council on their behalf, and all these from the comfort of their homes. Just on Wednesday (yesterday), the city approved a proposal that was submitted to the effect of broadcasting live the events of eThekwini municipality. The spokesman for the municipality in person of Tozi Mthethwa has said that the introduction would be cost free to citizens as the broadcasts would rely on existing infrastructure to function. This innovation was also lauded as a wonderful idea which would keep the citizens ab...
Samsung outdoes Apple in Global Smartphone market for Q3

Samsung outdoes Apple in Global Smartphone market for Q3

Mobile, News, Technology: General
A research facility known as the Strategy Analytics has laid claim to a fact that Samsung devices outdid the products released by Apple into the smartphone market for the thierd quarter of the year, a domination which saw the ratio of sales of Samsung Products to Apple devices 2 to 1. Boiling these down to ordinary numbers, it is seen that Samsung racked up a total smartphone sales of 83.4 million units within the July to September (third quarter of the year) period while Apple just managed to stay above half of that, selling just 48.4 million units of its smartphones. As of this time likewise, the totality of the global market on which Samsung's influence had been exerted stood at a majestic 23.7% while Apple had to contend with its 13.6% share of the total booty. Strategy Analytics w...
New AppleTV to include Siri support for smoother usage

New AppleTV to include Siri support for smoother usage

Hardware, News, Technology: General
Apple Inc. is really looking to broaden its scope and widen its horizon also and this can be seen in the diverse range of products that is being manufactured by this multinational giant. From the iPhones to the Mac OS personal computer systems, to the Apple Watches and now, the Apple TV is rearing its head into the market. Apple has added some improved features for its TV to help it gain much more appeal among customers and to work towards earning it the surname "smart". Apple is planning to integrate the functions of Siri to include working on the Apple Music application and platform. Siri is an artificial intelligence programme developed by Apple which relates to individuals and phone users like another person and can actually hold a conversation. Siri is also capable of obeying your...
Samsung launches promotion package to push Samsung Pay

Samsung launches promotion package to push Samsung Pay

News, Technology: General
If you are an owner of any of the latest flagship devices from Samsung, you just might be in for a treat. Owners of Samsung Galaxy S6, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and the Galaxy Note 5 stand a chance to obtain a wireless charger for free as fast as they sign up to use the Samsung Pay service. This offer is apparently a bid by Samsung to make sure that its online payment service recieves widespread and higher reach among its customers whilst working towards making it the number one payment option for them. Samsung has opened this freebie promotion package right now and it is stipulated to run till the 8th of November. As you might feel that the closing date is still far to approach, keep in mind that Samsung has placed the offer for the first 200.000 participants and giv...
Huawei Introduces G-Power

Huawei Introduces G-Power

News, Technology: General, What's Hot
Huawei unveils its latest product, the Huawei G-Power. It is an addition to their line of android phones, and its best feature is its super long battery life. It is not the much awaited great battery breakthrough; they just inserted a bigger battery in the case. With a 4000mAh battery, they promise 24 hours of idle time, or 3 hours talk time, that is on a 10-minute charge. With a full charge, you can get 113 hours of music, 39 hours talk time, 18 hours of HD video or 15 hours of internet surfing. What’s great about the G-Power, also called Huawei Y6 Pro, it can also serve as a powerbank. You can plug other smartphones to it through a microUSB cable. Its features include a 5-inch, HD IPS screen, a 13-megapixel, 2.0 aperture rear camera and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. It is expected to p
Isaac Mizhari Smartwatch For Women on the Go

Isaac Mizhari Smartwatch For Women on the Go

Technology: General
Fashion and technology are among the things that women are attracted to. With the innovations being made nowadays, these two can easily be merged, giving modern women a chance to hit two birds with one stone. Engineered by HP, the Isaac Mizrahi smartwatch is perfect for fashionable on-the-go women. The smartwatch is designed to offer women with style and class, infused with the classic, chunky style of a menswear analogue tank watch with a touch of femininity. Not only works as a fashion accessory, the Issac Mazrahi also has features like social media connection, message notifications and a pedometer. The analogue movement with digital display showcases a luminous color-matched dial that hides the digital display when not active and shows glowing hands. Old-style watch battery which pow...
Aquaris M10 to Launch Second Quarter This Year

Aquaris M10 to Launch Second Quarter This Year

News, Technology: General, What's Hot
The Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet is set to launch on the second quarter of 2016. It is a new tablet PC that will come with the latest Ubuntu software to be launched by Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution. According to Canonical, they are bringing the clients everything to expect from Ubuntu PC, now on the tablet with BQ. They boast its single, visual framework and set of tools for applications to run any Ubuntu smart device; that’s something no other OS can provide. Hardware specifications of the Aquaris M10 include: 10.1-inch touchscreen 7,280mAh Li-Po battery MediaTek quad-core MT8163A 1.5GHz processor 2GB RAM 16GB internal storage 8MP camera with autofocus and dual flash 1080p video Frontal speakers Micro HDMI port MicroSD slot (up to 64GB) Dim
Disney’s “Frozen 2” Revealed

Disney’s “Frozen 2” Revealed

Technology: General, What's Hot
Good news is about to excite fans of the much-loved Frozen. Disney Animation Chief Creative Officer, John Lasseter, announced during the Disney’s Shareholders Meeting that development of “Frozen 2” is on the process. Disney Times confirmed that Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee will be on the sequel again. Your Modern Family revealed that the release date for Frozen 2 will be on 2017 or 2018. Prince Hans will also be back but will have a change of character. “Second chances” will be the theme of the movie which may include Elsa and Anna forgiving Prince Hans, who may become Elsa’s love interest. The sequel will focus on Elsa and will show her fun side. Olaf may also get his love angle. The sequel will also feature new dresses, which means new merchandises. Brand new song for Frozen 2, which w
Suspected Meteorite Kills College Bus Driver in India

Suspected Meteorite Kills College Bus Driver in India

Technology: General
A meteorite killed a bus driver and injured three others, according to the Indian authorities. The incident happened on Saturday, February 6 in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. The “meteorite” hit a private engineering college, taking the life of a college bus driver. According to the Times of India, the object weighed only 11 grams, almost as light as a Triple A battery. It created a five-foot deep crater in the ground and shattered window panes in the building nearby. Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister, Jayalalithaa Jayaram, described the bluish rock as a “meteorite”, although experts say that is yet to be proven. Assistant professor at the Indian Astrophysics Institute in Bangalore, P. Rajaguru, stated that the rock could indeed be a meteorite but more tests are needed for confirmation. He
UN: South Sudan Starves to Death as Wars Continue

UN: South Sudan Starves to Death as Wars Continue

Technology: General
According to UN reports, South Sudan is getting worse this past few days. Killings and crimes have been increasing and nearly 25 percent of the country’s population is in dire need of food assistance. Families have been doing their best to survive and at least 40,000 people are starving to death as they are running out of options. Relief operations and assistance have not been done and delivered yet because affected areas are in security situation. Unrestricted access is vital to provide assistance all affected civilians. The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) considers famine as a technical measure classifying hunger on a scale of one to five. When stretched to 20 percent of the population, level five is classified as “catastrophe”. The UN states that the situation wo