Abuja Geographical information System: a new GIS lab

The Abuja Geographical information System was established by the FCT Act subsidiary legislation No. 1 of 2004 as a centre of excellence for the provision of spatial data integration and computerization services for the entire FCTA. AGIS was charged with the responsibility of managing the computerized operations of land administration …

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How WiMAX is causing massive disruption of broadcasting signals

In places where regulators have allowed BWA services to use the C, Ku and Ka Bands, massive interruptions of satellite services, radar and microwave links, which also operate in this frequency band, have continues to occur. Reports Spacewatchafrica editors   Conceived almost 14 years ago in the Institute of Electrical …

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Bitcoin and Altcoin: Can blockchain technology help banks?

 Three banks, German Fidor, CBW Bank and Cross River Bank have recently began trading in crypto-currency becoming a market maker for transactions initiated by themselves or by partner banks thereby benefiting from reduced fees for a cross-border money transfer.     Africa’s flourishing network environment offers a fertile ground for …

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Dangerous cargo: can ports security handle threats?

A transponder attached via plug and play to a container can permit monitoring of container’s route via satellite navigation and communication systems, thereby allowing potentially suspicious and particularly dangerous routes to be identified. Aber Tasser Benjamin explains that Nigeria Customs Service have sufficiently tracked an inland container in order to …

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DTH: satellite’s bread and butter

DTH still remains the bread and butter of the satellite industry and it is still growing as broadcasters move from SD to HD to UHD and new channels appear.   Africa’s large landmass and large rural population make DTH services a compelling proposition well into the next decade. One of …

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How Satellite imagery aids air disaster management

By Christiana Adegbaju   Satellite imagery describes the images [pictorial representation] obtained from remote sensors onboard a satellite in a space without any direct physical contact with object being viewed or captured. The images are captured, stored, selected, analyzed, processed and distributed to users in continuous form to aid prompt …

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Nigeria: Is IPTV a pipe dream?

Since the establishment of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) way back on 31st October 1959, after the Western Nigerian Television (WNTV) beamed out its first Television signals in Nigeria, our mass media has functioned in one way. Programmers looked to advertisers to pay for the cost of the media in return …

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Women in top IT jobs still low, says report

The typewriter did much to bring women out of the home and into the office, but the journey to financial independence from men in their family, their fathers, brothers, husbands, uncles, and inlaws in the IT world still far away.     In 1881, a branch of the YWCA in …

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