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Infinix Hot 4 X557 Unwrapped with Unique XOS



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Wait, in less than a Month Infinix Hot S was launched in Nigeria, which was actually Infinix Mobility’s first Android Smartphone to arrive with a Finger Print and the rest, here we go again with a complete new Android Smartphone.

Just when you think you have seen it all or that competition will silence them, Infinix Mobility engineers comes out with another surprise.

Meanwhile, their new Infinix Note 3 is making inroad to the market. Watch out!

‘Infinix HOT 4
Thumbs Up: Well, we are introducing to you the latest Infinix Android Smartphone known as Infinix HOT 4 X557 KV! Infinix mobility Nigeria released the latest smartphone from the Infinix HOT series ‘Infinix HOT 4’ just last week. The new smartphone comes with unique features such as finger print sensor, smart voice, powerful 4000mah battery, supports 4G LTE & more.

Thumbs Down: The new Infinix Hot 4 x557 is kind of low Android Phone. The camera is NOT 13MP including the front and back

Infinix has launched the Hot 4 X557 with no prior notice- pro-order, advertisements, press release, noiseless!  But we spotted the smartphone already on sale in different leading online and offline retail stores.

What About Infinix Hot 4 X557?
Coming just after infinix launched the Infinix Hot S, the Hot X557 is a follow up of Infinix Hot 3 but this time, the Infinix Hot 4 carries along a fingerprint sensor located at the back just like the Rumored Note 3 X601.

For movie, entertainment or sports lovers, this is the device. Infinix Hot 4 X557 came with a lot of beautiful features at a very modest price to go with, 5.5 inches fluid display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels is on set for the new device, it comes running on Android Marshmallow 6.0 customized with the new XOS user interface that was made available for other Infinix devices not too long ago.

Operating System
The XOS like we all have seen on recent infinix phones, is a unique customized infinix operating system based on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Providing excellent interactive mobile experience with beautiful themes, smart cleanup, freezer and a power optimization features that will ensure you get 30% reduction in power consumption with.

As it has always been in the Hot Series, the body of the Hot 4 is nothing but unique; a rigid structure has been combined with very colourful 3D texture to encapsulate youthfulness, elegance and beauty. The device is presented in various enticing colors: Gold, Green, Black, Red and Blue.

Wait. One of the issues you would prefer phone manufacturers take very serious is security. Here, the finger print scanning features came on a platter of Gold for the Hot 4, because this device was never expected to feature a fingerprint scan technology. You can conveniently secure ID access by placing you finger on the scanner right below the rear camera.

Camera for Selfie Generation
Speaking of camera, selfie is not selfish rather stylish. There’s an 8MP rear camera for the device, it also has LED flashlight for my ore quality picture output in darker areas and for other purposes like instant/emergency torchlight. The 5MP front camera also has LED flashlight that promises quality photography for selfie lovers.

Well, Infinix Hot 4 X557 comes with an internal storage space of 16GB with expandability option of up to 32GB, 1.3 GHz quad core processor is compensated with 2GB RAM to help provide seamless user experience, the Hot 4 is a MediaTek device with MT6580 chipset.

The Hot 4 X557 is a dual micro SIM device with no 4G network support, its connectivity options includes: USB v2.0, Bluetooth, WiFi direct and Mobile Hotspot.

How does HOT 4 X557 Compares to HOT 3?
Infinix HOT 4 X557 Camera has  8 + 5MP front flash; memory   16 GB ROM + 2GB RAM; Battery   4000mah + Fast charge + OTG; Processor is  Quad-core cortex 1.3GHz; Screen size stands at 5.5’HD; OS  is Android 6.0 and the UI  is the ultimate XOS.

Also, the ‘Sound’ system is DNC + Smart voice; Colors    Red, blue, champagne, green & black. It has ‘Smart voice? You are very correct; Security is Finger print sensor and Network is   4G LTE, 2G/3G.

Looking at Infinix  X554  HOT 3 is has  8+2 MP, Selfie camera with soft flash, the memory size is 16+1 / 16+2; battery life- 3000mAh + OTG; Processor -Quad core Mediatek 1.3Ghz; Screen size -5.5” inch HD full lamination; OS is Lolipop 5.1; UI  is XUI? Sound comes via Dual mic cancelling noise for clear conversation, anti sound break, RNS technology; it also comes in different colors like Black , red , Blue , white; having a camera voice command the network is 3G and unfortunately, not fingerprint security enabled.

For buyers in some countries with insufficient electric power supply, you will definitely find peace with the super large 4000mAh battery juice of the Infinix Hot 4 X557 and given that it’s based on XOS which decreases battery consumption by 30%, you’ll get enough out of every single.

Price of the Infinix Hot 4 X557 in Nigeria ranges from N35,000 to N37,000 which is about $110 and can be purchased in different retail stores online like Jumia, meanwhile, the device is only available for purchase in Nigeria at the moment. And considering the forex price in the market, the phone is relatively ‘pocket-friendly’.




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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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