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Nigeria Has None of 400 Components Needed To Manufacture Mobile Phones - Samsung

Samsung Electronics has lamented about the unavailability of production materials in the country which is slowing down business proceedings. 

The Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Samsung Electronics Africa, Mr. Sung Yoon, on Thursday disclosed that manufacturing a mobile phone required about 400 different components, none of which is available in Nigeria. Speaking during an interactive session with journalists in Lagos, he stated that another reasons Samsung Electronics could not establish a manufacturing plant in Nigeria is because the company’s market share in the country is not big enough. Yoon pointed out that though Samsung was the leading consumer electronics company in Nigeria, its share of the Nigerian market is smaller to South Africa’s. He said that the company’s smartphones market size in South Africa is 80 per cent, but is lower in Nigeria.

Facebook To Open Digital Training Hubs In Europe

Facebook has announced the announcement of major training centres in Europe to develop young talents in the world. 

Facebook said on Monday it would open three new centres in Europe to train people in digital skills. The social media giant said it was committed to training one million people over the next two years as part of its drive to show its contribution to the bloc. The U.S. company – which has faced regulatory pressure in Europe over issues ranging from privacy to antitrust – said it would open three “community skills hubs” in Spain, Poland and Italy. It said it would also invest 10 million euros (12.2 million dollars) in France through its artificial intelligence research facility. “People are worried that the digital revolution is leaving people behind and we want to make sure that we’re investing in digital skills to get people the skills they need to fully participate in the digital economy,” Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, told Reuters. “The community h…

6 Signs Of A Bad Phone Battery

Smartphones with problematic batteries have a way of frustrating users who might express poor understanding about identification of good ones. 

Smartphones are very useful and we can barely do without it. They perform many functions and make our lives simpler. However, these devices or gadgets can cause a lot of pain and frustration when their batteries begin to decline. It is always a good idea to watch out for these signs of a bad battery if you really want to enjoy your smartphone. Here are some of these signs. Phone restarts on its own This is one of the common complaints of many smartphone users. You could be performing an important task when your smartphone suddenly decides to restart. If this is happening frequently, check your battery for damage. Battery drains easily Batteries perform at its best in the first 2 years. But once the first 2 years are up, they start declining. If your battery doesn’t seem to power your phone for long, it’s likely a sign that its time to replace it…

Robot Demoted And Fired At A Supermarket In UK After A Week Of Incompetence

A development in Artificial Intelligence to boost selling operations at a supermarket has suffered a setback with the robot sacked. 
The UK’s first cyborg shop assistant was fired after a week due to “incompetence,” suggesting the much-feared AI takeover may still be some way off. Fabio, the Pepper robot, produced by Japanese company Softbank, was hired as a retail assistant at a Margiotta supermarket in Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of an experiment run by Heriot-Watt University for the BBC documentary Six Robots & Us. “We thought a robot was a great addition to show the customers that we are always wanting to do something new and exciting,” Elena Margiotta, who runs the family-owned company, said. “Unfortunately Fabio didn’t perform as well as we had hoped. People seemed to be actually avoiding him.” Fabio failed to help customers, telling them beer could be found “in the alcohol section,” rather than directing customers to the location of the beer, the Telegraph reports. He …

Bride And Groom Get Married By Robot In Groundbreaking Ceremony At AI Centre

A bride and groom have reportedly been joined together by a robot in a ceremony which has been considered groundbreaking. 
According to Daily Star UK, a bride and groom have been married with the help of a robot in a world first ceremony.
Abdullah Ahmad Tahlak married the daughter of Ali Ahmad Ahli at the futuristic Service 1 Centre in Dubai. The proceedings were conducted through a video conference link between the bride, groom, their families and a judge in a Dubai court. After the ceremony, Abdullah signed a marriage licence via a roaming robot at the smart centre. It utilises artificial technology IBM Watson, robots and one employee to represent 14 government bodies. Watson explains more than 100 services to customers and answers their questions in English and Arabic through the Middle East’s largest touch screen, local media report. Abdullah said: “I am pleased with trying out this high quality service offered by the UAE government.
“I feel very proud to witness these facilities b…

Graphic Photos: Hunters Murder An Entire Family Of Chimpanzee In Delta State

People have been left in shock after hunters returned with bodies of chimpanzees they killed in a bush in Delta state. 

The Local Government Chairman of Sapele in Delta state, Mr Eugene Inoaghan has been called upon to help educate community members in the local government after a family of Chimpanzee were killed for meat by hunters in the state. Sending the message on social media, Sapele Oghenek who shared gruesome photos of the chimpanezees after they were killed by hunters said the animal should be protected as a national heritage instead of being hunted down for meat. Oghenek revealed that the chimpanzees were killed on Saturday in Orhuakpa Community.

EFCC Releases Babachir Lawal On Bail

Sacked former secretary to the Federal Government, Babachir Lawal has been released on bail by the EFCC. 
Engineer Babachir Lawal, the former secretary to the Federal Government, who is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for corruption, has been released on bail.
EFCC sources confirmed that he has been allowed to go home on administrative bail. He was invited for interrogation on Wednesday by the EFCC, over alleged N223million contract scams awarded at some IDP camps in Yobe State. Mr Samin Amaddin, Acting Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, said the former SGF was cooperating with investigators and had made useful statements. Lawal arrived at the Abuja office of the EFCC at 11:00 am on Wednesday, after which he was detained. Lawal’s travails began on December 14, 2016, when the Senate Ad-hoc Committee on humanitarian crisis in the North East’ indicted him of fraud. The former SGF was accused of using his company Rholavision Engineering Ltd to corner a…

Shock As Elderly Man Gets Mauled By Unknown Animal While Sleeping At Night (Graphic Photos)

Family and friends have been left shocked after an elderly man got mauled by an unknown animal while he was sleeping at night inside his home. 
According to The Sun UK, the man, in his 80s was in bed at his home in Thurnby Lodge, Leicester in England when he was savaged by the animal in the early hours of yesterday morning.
The man’s family, who wanted to protect his identity, said that the room was dark at the time so he was unable to see what animal caused his injuries. Photos of the severe injuries have been released to show the extent and severity of the attack. Councillor for the area Teresa Aldred, who knows the family, is urging people, particularly the elderly, to keep their windows shut at night.\ Ms Aldred said: “It’s not good to know that there is something out there that can do this kind of thing.
“There are a lot of bungalows in this area and a lot of elderly people. That’s why I’m saying to people they should keep their windows shut.
“People are worried and saying, ‘What wo…