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‘High Five’ of BlackBerry Z30



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Powerfully engineered, every part of Blackberry Z30 has been built to flow and move with the user to help them explore, create and share on the go!

Actually, palatable soup takes time to prepare, that could be likened to why it the Company time to produce Blackberry Z30; one of its finest products.

The BlackBerry Z30 is equipped with a big screen, long battery life, and excellent messaging capabilities.

It also boasts your great call quality plus a microSD card slot for extra storage.

You can bet, BlackBerry® Z30 smartphone is BlackBerry’s biggest, fastest and most advanced smartphone.

It is designed to keep you hyper connected, productive and always in control, and lets you share like you’re there and collaborate with ease.

The review is motivated by smooth-sinuous operating engineering adopted by BlackBerry; the ‘High Five” (features). They are as follows: 

5” Super AMOLD Display:

The device features the latest display technology which makes whatever you are running larger, clearer and more vivid.

Thus, Blackberry Z30 houses many top-of-the-line components like a 1.7 GHZ processor with quadcore graphics that makes browsing pages faster and games more detailed.

Blackberry Priority Hub:

The hub becomes your conversations and notification ‘personal assistant’.

How? The new Blackberry Priority Hub can now learn what conversations and what people are important to you making it fast and easy to find the messages and information you need.

It collects priority messages across your mail, social networking and other accounts and gives you instant access to the conversations most important to you to help you stay organized and focused on most important tasks.

New Antenna Technology:

The Blackberry Z30 smartphone is notable for its new generation antenna technology that dynamically tunes reception to give you better connectivity in low signal area.

Imagine how conviviality it offers!

Blackberry Paratek Antenna can give you faster data transfers and fewer dropped calls in a low signal areas, keeping you connected in more places.

Stereo Audio & Blackberry Natural Sound:

You can trust the stereo speakers to immerse you in your music, videos, apps and games, and interestingly makes conversations sound like you are face-to-face.

Blackberry Natural Sound is new technology exclusive to Blackberry and part of Blackberry 10 OS version 10.2 that makes BBM Voice and BBM Video chats sound more natural and realistic.

Long Battery Life:

It includes a 2880mAh battery, the largest battery ever built into a Blackberry smartphone.

Combined with the battery enhancements in the OS Version 10.2, you can get up to 25 hours of mixed used to keep you moving from dawn till dawn. Did you get that!

“I bought this device in February 2014 and I am very happy with the device. It gives me the perfect-touch I need from a smartphone, proving BlackBerry’s ingenuity. The most important aspect of it I enjoy most is the feeling of been secured, because my data protection is as important to me as the device,” Adaora Oluka told Nigeria CommunicationsWeek on her experience with the device too.

Interestingly, the user profile is such that depicts the device is made for those who will use it: 60% for emails and communication and 30% for gaming and 10% for Photography.

The Blackberry OS 10.2 which has very good Hub integration for all notifications.

The button less device for getting back to home page with gestures offers multi tasking and keeping multiple apps working simultaneously; solid built and feel.

In hand the device feels premium; the music output and headsets are surprisingly very good for a business device with OS apps for business users like built in Office, Zip, Scan etc.

It contains Facility of downloading and installing Android Applications from third party app downloaders like OneMobile etc, while the HDMI port allows you to connect your HD TV to see videos/presentations etc.

The BlackBerry Z30 smartphone was released in Nigeria on November 8th 2013  and is available nationwide at major retailers such as SLOT, PTV, Micro Station, RINGO Arena, State General, Onesto, and Sapphire, as well as at the carrier partner stores Airtel, Globacom, MTN, and Etisalat.

A variety of accessories including cases and chargers will, surely, be available.

There is a variance in its pricing (in Nigeria); nevertheless, the functionality makes it relatively affordable.


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NDPR to Safeguard Personal Data of Nigerians -DG NITDA



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Mallam Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, director general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has disclosed that the motive behind the issuance of Nigerian Data Protection Regulations, (NDPR) by the Agency was to safeguard the right of natural persons to data privacy, fostering safe conduct for transactions involving the exchange of personal data, enablement of Nigerian businesses to be globally compliant and competitive and to create jobs for Nigerians.


Mallam Abdullahi revealed this Friday while delivering the keynote address  at the 6th annual conference of Institute Internal Auditors of Nigeria, (IIAN) with the theme:, “Agility and Resilience” which was held on zoom conference platform.


The Conference aimed at preparing participants across Internal Audits, Internal Controls, risk management, revenue and Government assurance and other business professionals to learn how to leverage on new technologies and procedures towards actualisation of the organisation’s goals and objectives.


The NITDA DG who was represented Director e-Government Development and Regulations, Dr Vincent Olatunji stated that since inception of the Agency in 2001, it has been playing a catalytic roles to spur the infusion of technology into nation’s work processes reiterating that the Agency plays “critical roles in capacity development, provision of working tools for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).


“NITDA also has an existing arrangement with the office of the Auditor General of the Federation to aid the office in the discharge of its activities.”


Mallam Abdullahi said, “The Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR) was issued on 25th January, 2020 by my predecessor, DrIsa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy.


“As part of his think-tank then, our thinking was that Nigeria needed to quickly provide a regulatory framework for the processing of personal data.


“This was even more pertinent in consideration of the global implications of non-performance.


“Businesses where losing bids because investors felt there was no data privacy regime in Nigeria.


“The Agency’s implementation of the NDPR has been innovative and impact oriented. For the first time in data protection implementation, auditors became recognised as Data Protection Compliance Organisations (DPCO)”.


He maintained that NITDA has 72 licensed DPCOs among which are members of this “august body,” adding that “this posture is not as a result of lack of professionals in the IT industry, rather, we have made conscious efforts to carry every relevant stakeholder along in our developmental regulatory strategy.


“ I hope this noble institute would repay NITDA’s generosity by imbibing ethical and professional principles on your members for better implementation of the Regulation.”


Earlier in his remarks, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, New Capital Cooperatives Society Mr. Benedict Anyalenka while commending the organisers of the conference affirmed that data privacy and protection should be a requisite skill needed for development of the Information Technology Sector as it would create platform for protection of information against unauthorized usage.


Anyalenka, however, called for proper awareness on the importance of data privacy among organisations and stakeholders across the country to safeguard citizens’ data.

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FG Reveals Plans to Deploy Technology in the Health Sector



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As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government of Nigeria has announced plans to deploy information and communications technology (ICT) in the country’s health sector.

This is part of the plans to achieve transparency and accountability in health care delivery across the country.

Dr. Ngozi R. C. Azodoh, director, Special Projects, Federal Ministry of Health, who represented Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire, Honourable Minister of Health, revealed this while speaking at MTN Nigeria’s Revv Programme masterclass on Thursday, September 17, 2020 .

The virtual session themed ‘Bridging the healthcare divide through technology and partnerships’ had in attendance health sector experts including Chief Executive Officer, Hygeia HMO Limited, Obinnia Abajue; Chief Operations Officer and Co-Founder, Afya Care, Kola Oni; Managing Director, Ingress Health Partners, Dr. Orode Doherty and Chief Executive Officer, Tremendoc Limited, Ugochukwu Chikezie. The session was moderated by the General Manager, Business Development, MTN Nigeria, Omotayo Ojulatayo.

According to Azodoh, the federal government has put structures in place to utilise ICT as part of efforts to standardise the healthcare system.

“The government is working hand in hand with state governments across the country to maintain transparency and accountability, adding that ICT and other forms of electronic platforms are currently being improved and expanded following the federal government’s COVID intervention”.

She also shared that the ministry is willing to support small businesses in the sector imploring the participating SMEs to seize the opportunities provided by The Revv Programme.

“I want to ask everyone who is listening to write to the MTN Revv team and say this is one thing I want the Federal Ministry of Health to do to help my business then we can engage on how to proceed,” she enthused.

In her parting remarks, she also commended MTN Nigeria for providing a platform for SMEs to expand their capacity. “I must commend MTN for this excellent initiative. It has been very productive for me and an opportunity to transfer knowledge.”

The Revv Programme is an initiative from MTN Nigeria to help small businesses rethink and retool their operations in order to withstand the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic using a four-pronged approach that includes masterclasses, access to market, productivity tools support and advisory initiatives.

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Peace House Charity Foundation Seeks for DCTC Intervention



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Mallam Kashifu InuwaAbdullahi, director general, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), asserted that if we do not empower our people, they become a problem to the society in future.


He made this know on Friday while receiving a delegation from Peace House Charity Foundation,Yola who were at the Agency’s Corporate Headquarter, Abuja to seek for interventions in the areas of ICT.


The representative of the Director General, Dr. Vincent Olatunji, Director eGovernment Development and Regulation stated that one of the mandate of the Agency is the deployment of ICT infrastructure as such the Foundation’s visit at this time is very apt as the Agency is relentlessly working on the implementation of the Digital Economy strategy.


MallamAbdullahi affirmed that Agency at the moment is looking for organisations to partner with to sustain Digital Capacity Training Centres deployed across the country.


He commended the effort of the organisation in assisting orphans with not only providing basic education but also the provision of skills, mentorship and moral upbringing.


Speaking earlier, Mr Mohammad Bello, a Director with the Foundation said that the organisation was at the Agency to seek for ICT intervention and to commend NITDA’s effort in promoting ICT knowledge across the nation.


He stated that the organisation supports education for the orphans and the less privileged,  promote health care delivery especially among women and children, provide sensitisation workshop for parents (mothers) on parenting and matrimonial home, promote unity and encourage self-reliance among the populace.






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