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Tech gaint, Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Ltd. trading as Etisalat Nigeria on Tuesday informed its customers that the change of brand name will not affect its operations.

The Vice President, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs, EMTS, Mr Ibrahim Dikko, in a statement said that EMTS was aware of recent news reports regarding Etisalat Group’s withdrawal of the right to the continued use of the Etisalat brand in Nigeria by EMTS.

He said that EMTS had a valid and subsisting agreement with the Etisalat Group.

According to him, the agreement entitles EMTS to use the Etisalat brand notwithstanding the recent changes within the company.

“Indeed, discussions are ongoing between EMTS and Etisalat Group pertaining to the continued use of the brand.

“EMTS will issue a formal statement once discussions are concluded.

“The final outcome on the use of the brand in no way affects the operations of the business as our full range of services remain available to our customers,’’ he said.

Dikko said that EMTS launched in Nigeria in 2008 with “0809ja’’ to affirm the “Nigerianness’’ of its origin and sphere of influence.

He said that in nine years of operation, the company remained a prime driver and avid supporter of the Nigerian spirit of excellence.

According to him, the telecommunications company will continue to stay true to its “Naijacentric identity’’.

“This notion is strongly reflected in our core messages and depicted in major projects and initiatives, which we have been known to support.

“All these initiatives have their foundation embedded in supporting key aspects of the Nigerian fabric: building Nigerian businesses and empowering Nigerians with a focus on the youth.

“Nigeria remains the soul of EMTS’ business and we have made the brand alluring to our teeming subscribers, who see a piece of the spirit and character of Nigeria in everything we do.

“EMTS is here to stay and we wish to assure our esteemed customers that our core values of youthfulness, customer-centricity, and innovation will remain the pillars on which we operate.

“We thank our esteemed customers for their abiding faith in us,’’ Dikko said.

Since the month of March, Etisalat Group has been having the issues with the consortium of 13 banks over the payment $1.2bn loan.

The group had on Monday given Etisalat Nigeria three weeks ultimatum to stop the usage of its brand name.

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4 FUTO Students Builds Surveillance Drone as School Project

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4 FUTO Students Builds Surveillance Drone as School Project

Four students of the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) successfully constructed a drone as they rounded up their engineering course.

The four students namely, Ekeh Isidore, Kizito Onyema, Aloysius Nwokedike, and John Kenedy Kalu built the quadcopter surveillance drone for the university campus as a school project.

The Drone has a wooden constructed Controller and First Person View (FPV) system, the drone pilot sees the video footage of the campus in real time.

See more pictures of the four amazing students below.

4 FUTO Students Builds Surveillance Drone as School Project

4 FUTO Students Builds Surveillance Drone as School Project

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Infinix Zero 5 | Specification, Review, Price & Everything You’ve got to know

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Infinix Zero 5 | Specification, Review, Price & Everything You’ve got to know

Infinix, Hong Kong-based smartphone manufacturer has released yet another awesome smartphone into the Android market christened Infinix Zero 5 after it was unveiled in Dubai.

Infinix Zero 5 is quite an eye-catching and attractive body mobile phone with features the popular 18:9 screen ratio that has been in trends for smartphone makers lately.

Infinix Zero 5 Major features:

  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with XOS v3.0
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro)
  • 4G LTE: YES, LTE
  • Screen Size : 5.98 Inches FHD IPS Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels (403 PPI)
  • Processor Type: Octa-core 2.60 GHz Cortex, Mediatek chipset
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB or 128GB.
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 2TB
  • Back / Rear Camera: 12MP + 13MP camera & LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 16MP with LED flash
  • Battery: 4350 mAh (non-removable)

Infinix Zero 5 price and Where to Buy:

The Infinix Zero 5 is sold  within the ranges of 122,000 naira to 135,000 naira ($310) in Nigeria  and Ksh 10,999 in Kenya and Rs. 20,000 in India.

The smartphone widely available in Nigeria and many other African countries online and offline stores as well as in India, Pakistan, Dubai.

In Nigeria, Infinix Zero 5  can be purchased on Jumia Nigeria – Click Here while in Kenya, it can be purchased from Jumia Kenya – Click Here

Infinix Zero 5 Alternatives:

If you are however thinking of going for best alternative of the Infinix Zero 5, then you should maybe consider going for Tecno Phantom 8.  They both share a lot of things in common with little differences in the battery and screen sections. Gionee M7, Note 4, Note 4 Pro, Infinix Zero 4 and Zero 4 Plus and Nokia 8 are also quiet similar.

 

Infinix Zero 5 Detailed Specs

NETWORK
2G Network GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA: 2100 MHz (900/1700/1900/2100 MHz for LATAM)
4G Network  Yes, LTE (Global Support)
SIM Dual Micro SIM (Dual Standby)
Status Launched: November 2017
BODY
Dimensions –  mm
– Weight: -g
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Gold, Matte Black and Apple Red
Cover Metal
DISPLAY
Type FHD IPS, multi-touch touchscreen with 16m colors
Size 5.98 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels, 403 Pixels Per-square Inch
MEMORY AND OS
Card slot MicroSD, up to 2TB
Internal 64GB or 128GB
OS Android 7.0 Nougat (with XOS V3.0)
Processors – Octa-core 2.6 GHz CPU
– Mediatek Helio P25 chipset
– Mali GPU
RAM 6GB RAM
AUDIO
Alert types Vibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port 3.5mm jack
CONNECTIVITY
2G GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 mbps downlink; Up to 11.5 mbps uplink
4G YES
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
Bluetooth Version 4.2, A2DP
GPS A-GPS
NFC NO
USB Type-C (with OTG support)
CAMERA
Primary – 12 MP and 13 MP, auto refocus, 10x Super Zoom and single-LED flash
– FEATURES: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 16 MP Camera with single Selfie Flash
BATTERY
Capacity 4350mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Stand-by N/A
Talk time N/A
Music play
OTHER FEATURES
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Rear Fingerprint and Light sensor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
Miscellaneous – FM radio
– Quick charge tech
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
PRICE
Price level About 122,000 naira– 135,000 naira (310 USD) (10,999 Ksh)

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Bitcoin has continued to soar in price as a result of increased attention and investors as it's value rises above $14,000Bitcoin Value Reaches $14,000

The digital currency Bitcoin has continued to soar in price as a result of increased attention and investors as it’s value rises above $14,000.

Bitcoin started off the year below $1,000, then surpassing it and only last week reached $10,000. Despite the warnings from renowned economists and business leaders, its has continued to appreciate in value.

In Asia, it surpassed two milestone $12,000 and $13,000 within 24 hours on Thursday before skyrocketing to the sum of $14,000 per coin. In Hong Kong, the coin traded around $14,200 after briefly nosediving below $13,400.

Bitcoin has however suffered a series of depreciation this year, a reminders of its extreme volatility after it’s sharp dive to $2,000 per coin from  $11,000 last week before it continued it’s climb.

The rapid rise in value of the e-Currency this year has been attributed to the projection that established fund managers might start investing heavily into the virtual currency as it gains legitimacy.

Bitcoin is one of many cryptocurrencies, virtual “coins” that are “mined” by computers using complex algorithms.

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