Columns

Will Facebook’s Troubles Cost Africans?, By Rafiq Raji

...African governments should probably begin to look at ways of safeguarding the data of their citizens. Because even as African countries still have some way to go to catch up on new technologies like artificial intelligence, machine vision, deep learning and so on, there is one resource they can have…
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Columns

Smart Lagos: Status, Prospects and Opportunities, By Rafiq Raji

The real opportunity lies in Lagos, the smart city. True, the advantages that a smart city in the mould of Dubai Smart City provides, which in addition to flawless infrastructure, include a clustering of talent in a particular area, such that tech companies could easily conduct all their operations in…
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Opinion

Rethinking Youth Engagement for Development, By Femi Babatunde

The enormous strides the country is recording currently on the global scene through the various inspired tech start-ups initiated by some Nigeria youth is sufficient to trumpet possibilities and the can-do spirit of our youth in the face of crippling or even almost non-existent state support. Africa’s youth population, according…
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Opinion

The Tragedy of An Unthinking Agitation: the Case of Niger Delta Militants, By Austin Emaduku

I challenge all “Waferians” with good memories to cast their minds back to the mid-80s, to the early 90s before the agitation drove away the companies and tell me when the region was better off: before or after the agitations? What gains has the so-called militancy brought us if not…
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Columns

Mark Zuckerberg’s (Free) Education Of Nigerians, By Okey Ndibe

Unlike the tech entrepreneur, many of Nigeria’s wealthiest amassed their fortunes by shooting their way to power, rigging elections, through contract fraud, from questionable acquisition of oil blocks or other transfers of public assets. I wonder: did these fake “big” men and women pay attention as Mark Zuckerberg showed us…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Beyond Selfies: Zuckerberg’s Visit and The Knowledge Economy, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

Nigeria is light years behind in the new knowledge economy. For it to compete, ground work must be laid to become factor driven, efficiency driven and innovation driven. A lot of work needs to be done in education and skills development, power generation and distribution, technological readiness and innovation. Beyond…
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Opinion

Mark Zuckerberg, Nigeria’s Youth and the Politics of Things, By Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji

Brace Up Nigeria. I am convinced more than ever before that the generation that will salvage our country is right before Us and 2019 will be the beginning. This for me is a season of mixed feelings. For once, I think our public sector leaders and a few young Nigerians…
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Opinion

Why Facebook’s Zuckerberg Should Intervene In Borno’s Humanitarian Crisis, By Christopher Godwin Akaba

As a first step, I would suggest that Facebook rolls out innovative packages and programmes whereby the more than one billion users of Facebook worldwide would be made to identify with the plight of the Borno IDPs through the use of # Good day, Mr. Mark Zuckerberg. Glad to know…
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Opinion

Responsibility, Vision and the Fulfilment of Destiny, By Kunle Olabode

Several years ago, I heard Bishop David Oyedepo say: "The greatest discovery in life is self-discovery.” There is no gainsaying the wisdom in that statement or assertion because the knowledge of self is the pathway to the fullness of life. It’s a truism that there is an innate desire in…
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