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JAMB adopts e-PIN vending to prevent fraud – official

JAMB adopts e-PIN vending to prevent fraud – official

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it introduced the new e-PIN vending registration for candidates to prevent fraud in its examination. JAMB Acting Zonal Coordinator in Nasarawa State, Moses Akobu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lafia that new e-PIN was not introduced to create hardship for candidates. He

BMW targets reclaiming Premium Car Crown

BMW AG’s chief executive, fresh from a visit to the White House, is targeting record sales and earnings this year and recovery in the U.S., riding the luxury car maker’s biggest-ever rollout of new and revised vehicles. In the car market, BMW wants to recover the crown as top premium car brand from rival Daimler

INEC won’t transfer 2019 results manually

As part of its preparations for the 2019 election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has cancelled manual transmission of results from polling units. It will now use e-Collation and Result Transmission System in all the 120, 000 polling units. The commission opted for the new result transmission system after a three-year trial or test

Twitter suspends 636,000 accounts

Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said on Tuesday it had suspended 636,000 accounts since the middle of 2015 as the company steps up efforts to tackle “violent extremism” on its microblogging platform. The company shut down a total of 376,890 accounts in the last six months of 2016, Twitter said in its latest transparency report. Twitter also

Google unveils tools to prevent ads alongside undesirable content

Google, which has seen a slew of companies withdraw ads after they appeared alongside extremist content, said Tuesday it was introducing new tools to give firms greater control. “We know advertisers don’t want their ads next to content that doesn’t align with their values,” Google’s chief business officer Philipp Schindler said in a post on

Internet association receives 300 complaints on internet abuse

The Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA) says it has received over 300 complaints on internet abuse using the .ng domain name. The President of NIRA, Mr Sunday Folayan, said in a statement on Saturday in Lagos that the complaints ranged from domain name abuse to theft of individuals’ personal details and financial fraud. Folayan said

Nokia’s mobile networks head quits

Nokia’s head of mobile networks, the division which accounted for more than half of Finnish telecoms network equipment maker’s sales last year, is leaving the company. Nokia said on Friday in Helsinki that it would break out services as a distinct business group from mobile networks following the departure of Samih Elhage. Nokia Chief Executive,