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A report on the booming second-hand phone market and how to protect yourself.

While many phones change hands via sites such as Gumtree, Jumia successfully, Most people purchase smartphones from an individual and are not afforded the same consumer rights as those who bought one from a business. This is called a consumer-to-consumer transaction and you do not have the same refund, repair or replace rights as you would when buying from a business. While there are many gains of buying second-hand products with regards to price and durability, there are also pains associated with buying same products including, but not limited to the possibility of purchasing a stolen product. There are ways people buying a used device could minimise the risks of ending up with a stolen product, including buying from a reputable dealer. Check the ESN (electronic serial number) to view th...Read More

Beware of Latest Scams via Computer and Phones

A complicated report in  which a fake customer representative from one of the telecomms company in the company made the rounds. The victim lost certain amounts of money to the scammer in the process. Many scam tactics have evolved over the years and have been very consistent in the use technology to scam their victims. We are seeing that scammers are getting very creative and inventive in using technology to their advantage. It is my belief that people should be skeptical when asked for payment over the phone. “Any time that you’re asked to give payment to someone else, question it, especially if you did not initiate the conversation.” People who suspect they’re being targeted can look online for a legitimate number for the organization, or check Google for similar interactions that others...Read More

Why You Should Consider A Course In Computers

A course in the field of Computers might just be what you need. If you’re looking for a college major that gives you an incredible job outlook, I have two words for you: Call it “computer science”; Call it “Information Technology”; You got it. In Nigeria, with Business centers and other businesses that use computers springing up everyday, there is definitely need for people with Information Technology expertise on the rise. In the US, there are almost 10 times more computing jobs open right now than there were students who graduated with computer science degrees in 2015. Also in the US; there are about 530,000 computing jobs currently open, according to, which used data from business research association The Conference Board. “Of course,” wrote former education secretary Arne Dunc...Read More

How to work with Nigerian developers and not miss deadlines

I’ll talk from the programmer’s perspective. 1. SPEAKING OUT: Many programmers are employed, its too risky to voice out. So you’ll almost never see it around that a programmer comes to call out a client for wrong behaviour. But project owners now find it a hobby to come to the social media to publicly shame Nigerian developers. This has bad effects, people from other countries are buying it, Nigerian developers are scammers. 2. INTERNAL BEEF: Developers all around the world miss deadlines but people voice out only when its Nigerian developer because its uncool to admit that Indian or Pakistani developers failed after coming out publicly to shame Nigerian developers. 3. DEADLINES: There are many reasons project deadlines are missed, some are the faults of the developers some aren’t. But one...Read More

Health benefits of Baobab

Nutritionists have identified baobab popularly called ‘Kuka’ in Hausa language as one of the foods with health benefits. The tree, which is widely grown in the northern part  of the country, is said to be high in fibre , vitamin C and nutrients such as potassium and phosphorus. Baobab fruit is also high in calcium,  magnesium, zinc, vitamin A, thiamin, B6 and bioflavonoids. It also acts as a prebiotic, that is a type of dietary fibre that feeds the friendly bacteria in your gut. This helps the gut bacteria produce nutrients for your colon cells and leads to a healthier digestive system. Researchers in a study published in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition found that baobab pulp is particularly rich in vitamin C, with 40g covering more than 100% of the Recommended Daily Intake ...Read More

12 Magic Ideas for Your New Internet Business – Make Money While You Follow Your Passion

Starting an Internet business is the opportunity of a lifetime. The Internet has become our primary tool for communication and sales. An Internet business offers you many advantages over a conventional business. You can operate a global Internet business right from home, often by yourself. Your Internet business does not require a bricks-and-mortar storefront. Your Internet business has unlimited potential for success with only a small investment. Sometimes it takes only part-time work to make full-time profits. Do not be deterred by the process of building a web site, which is actually fairly straightforward. The investment of your time and your expertise can earn big rewards. From the beginning, the hot areas for an Internet business have always been software, music, books, electronics, ...Read More

Dubai sets record, launches self-flying taxis

The world’s first self-flying taxi was launched at the Jumeirah Beach Park in Dubai, United Arab  Emirates today. The Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT) of Dubai was the brainchild of  Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA). According to Dubai Media Office, the two-seater AAT, capable of transporting people without human intervention or a pilot, has been supplied by Volocopter, a Germany-based specialist manufacturer of automated air vehicles. The AAT, expected to be put into use in the fourth quarter, is powered by electricity and is highly safe. Its design comprises 18 rotors to ensure secure cruising and landing in case of any rotor failure, said RTA. “It is environment-friendly as it is powered by clean electricity, and it has very little noise. It has a maximum flight time of approximately...Read More

Cometdocs PDF to Word Converter – Featured Productivity App

Cometdocs, the famous online document management system, has recently released a new version of its PDF to Word Converter, one of their most popular app. So let’s dig into the app and see what’s new in the version 4.1. Based on their users’ feedback, Cometdocs has improved their old and developed some new features. Here are some of them: From now on it’s possible to convert PDFs from iCloud Linked Services are now free for all users It’s possible to rename the converted document Top of the line OCR engine is improved once again User interface is slightly polished, but still familiar All new features are combined with well-known old ones, like a limitless number of conversions, ability to convert Gmail attachments and files from Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, and OneDrive directly from t...Read More

Africa’s Largest Syringe Factory Commissioned In Akwa Ibom

In Nigeria Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday commissioned the N15billion Jubilee Syringe company in Onne local government area of Akwa Ibom State, saying the factory will improve the health care delivery of Nigerians. According to the VP, the federal government will support the state in ensuring that the over 400 capacity of the factory are increased to one million. Jubilee Syringe Manufacturing Company is N15billion ($35million) syringe manufacturing company which sits on a 40,000-square meter (sqm) land area in Onna local government of Akwa Ibom State. The estimated 350 to 400 million syringes production per annum far overshoots that of a company in South Africa which has a production capacity of 93 million, thereby making Jubilee Syringe the largest syringe manufacturing company on...Read More

How Tech Companies Can Change Nigeria Forever

Submitted By Isoko Walter Jnr The Smart Cities Nigeria 2017 Conference held at the Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja, Nigeria on the 8th and 9th of August, provided a common forum for Tech CEOs & stakeholders in Nigeria to discuss and deliberate some of the most challenging issues and upcoming technologies towards the development of smart cities in Nigeria. The conference which was to the cheer and glare of dignified personalities in Nigeria, identified solutions, made proposals and developed key innovations towards the establishment of smart cities in Nigeria. Meanwhile, here is a list of Tech companies that can support the innovations of smart-cities that will positively impact the style of living and doing business for everyone. 1) Edgebase Technologies Limited Edgebase te...Read More

Nigeria Doctors Give Condition To End Strike And Resume Work

In Nigeria Resident doctors in the country have given condition for suspending their ongoing strike action, saying they will do so as soon there is evidence of payment of salaries to affected Federal Tertiary Health Institutions (FTHI) as agreed at a meeting between them and the federal government. The figure of the salary arrears is put at N13.2billion meant to address the shortfalls in public sector, including payment of salaries of affected doctors in FTHI. According to the Memorandum of Terms of Settlement reached between the doctors and the government team, the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation (OAGF) did receive one Authority to Incur Expenditure (AIE) of the sum of N13.2Billion to address the shortfalls in public sector, including payment of the salaries of affected...Read More

Why you should avoid oral sex- Gynaecologist

Prof. Adegboyega Fawole of the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), has warned that Human Papiloma Virus (HPV) has been found in the throat of people engaging in oral sex. Fawole, who is of the Department of Gynaecology, UITH told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Tuesday that HPV was mostly sexually transmitted. He said that the virus caused almost all cases of cervical cancer and could cause genital warts and anal cancer. “Oral sex has been linked with an increased risk of acquiring HPV infection in the mouth and with an increased risk of developing oral cancers that are caused by HPV. “However, sex in general has also been linked with these risks,” he said. The gynaecologist warned that those engaging in oral sex were twice more likely to have oral HPV infection th...Read More

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