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NELEX Supports TheMap.online E-Commerce Empowerment Initiative

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In continuation of their support to help grow young people capable of taking advantage of the digital economy, the Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment, through its department- National Electronic Labour Exchange (NELEX), has thrown weight behind TheMap.online programme tagged “Be e-Empowered”.

Themap.online is an indigenous e-Commerce platform launched to drive creation of digital jobs for teeming young Nigerians.

Speaking to Nigeria CommunicationsWeek on the Initiative, Mr. Anyanso MMA, the Internet Infrastructure Developer at Edu Hub Consults, and developer of TheMap.online, said that

Benefits
The training scheme is a means to help young Nigerian start making soft money online for real; get busy and gainfully occupied. If you are e-Empowered you can work at your own time and pace; become an employer of labour; become your own boss; get impactful certificate; make money at the comfort of your home; start doing business professionally in no distant time and increase your income.

According to him, gone are the days of white-collar jobs, upcoming entrepreneurs can leverage the platform to “Connect more people (new virtual clients). e-Empowerment will grow your experience with no huge capital required; startup and establish any business of your choice within a short time; the platform is supported by NELEX via Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment; improved lifestyle; learn how to use all Google and facebook tools to make money and get reports; start selling worldwide; get affordable soft solutions and automation; digital marketing and broadcast; get a world class website with video phone technology  that enables your customers call you from your website and your smart phone will ring as voice call or video call at your shop, office, home or at the market places and prospects can call you from anywhere in the world and at anytime; always have money to pay your bills and take care of lined up needs and responsibilities and become happy and relevant to the society, Nigerian and world economy.

“Earning in hard currency; join a worldwide network; direct foreign investment/partnership/sponsorship; access to e-Startup loans; starter kits/equipment available; business support 247/365 and free retraining.

Qualification
He said that the opportunities are endless and open to those willing to make impact in their immediate environment and affect the world at large, adding that the requirements are: having Android, iOS, Windows or BlackBerry devices; subscribed for internet bundle; intelligent, smart and agile; in need of another source of income; want to earn money in foreign currency while in Nigeria or overseas or if you wish to start your dream business online and do it like the pros or boost your already existing business with little or no capital. Then you are qualified to make real money from home in Nigerian and foreign currencies with little or no skill or investment.

“The choice is yours to select from our wide range of online businesses that you can own and operate from home or any location of your choice so long as you have a smart phone with active internet bundle,” Anyanso MMA said.

He listed the Online Business Opportunities as online restaurant; online pickup/delivery/logistics business; online taxi stands (make money like uber as people take taxi rides); online salon/spa; online school; online real estate; online shop/mall; online travel agency; online customer service; online laundry and dry cleaning; online filling station; online press/media house; online event planning/management; online rental services, mobile ATM, soft money/TTU, among numerous others.

Who Can Join?
He said that expected to embrace the platform include the unemployed; underemployed; artisans; craftsmen; investors/sponsors; uneducated/illiterates; students in higher institutions; entrepreneurs/self employed; employed but wants more income; groups, clubs, associations, unions, families, Committee of friends, teams; network marketers; philanthropists; retirees/pensioners; disabled/handicapped; internally displaced persons (IDP’s) and experts/specialists, consultants.

Training Program Information
The Lagos State zone covering Lagos, Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Ogun and Kwara States begins Thursday 30th March – Wednesday 12th April, 2017.

The Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) covering Abuja, Nasarawa State, Kaduna State, Niger State, Kogi State and Benue State holds Wednesday 19th April – Friday. 21st April, 2017

While Port Harcourt, Rivers State: Friday 28th April – Wednesday 3rd May, 2017 comprising of Port Harcourt, Imo State, Abia State, Enugu State, Cross River State, Akwa Ibom State and Bayelsa State


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Join Inlaks Live TechTalk Edition on Hyosung’s Revolutionary MV 100 ATM Model

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Inlaks, the leading Information Technology Systems Integrator specialised in the deployment of highly scalable ICT Infrastructure solutions, will on Monday September 28, deploy the second edition of its virtual thought leadership segment called “TechTalk”.

Techtalk which was formerly a pre-recorded segment hosted on the organisations YouTube channel has now transitioned into a live virtual event across Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. The virtual edition kicked off in August 2020 with a segment on Financial Crime Mitigation, honing in on the superiority of Temenos Financial Crime Mitigation Solution with Emmanuel Orororo, Sales Manager, Financial Business, Inlaks.

The 2nd edition of Tech Talk promises to offer the same measure of insights as it dives into the world of Automated Teller Machines (ATM) with a focus on MoniValue 100, a revolutionary ATM solution by Hyosung TNS. The MoniValue 100 is especially adapted to the present times as it is a cardless, contactless and changeless solution.

Join this virtual event live by logging on to any of the social media pages below on Monday, 28th September 2020. YouTube: Inlaks, Facebook: InlaksNg, Twitter: Inlaks, Instagram: InlaksNg

Inlaks is a leading system integrator in Sub-Saharan Africa. The company partners with leading OEMs in the technology industry to provide world-class information technology solutions that exceed the needs of its customers.

Over the years, Inlaks has built a reputation as the foremost ICT and Infrastructure Solutions Provider, helping customers effectively seize new market and service opportunities.

With an impressive customer base that includes six Central Banks in West Africa, 18 of the 24 banks in Nigeria and other major customers in the West African region, Inlaks has become the dominant Information Technology Company in Africa.

Inlaks’ customers cut across various segments including Banking, Telecommunication, Oil/Gas, Power, Utilities and the Distribution sectors of the economy. For more information, please visit www.inlaks.com


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Millions of Cyber Attacks Launched on Nigeria, Others- Reports

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There were 3.8 million malware attacks and 16.8 million Potentially Unwanted Applications (PUA) detections over a 7-month period in Nigeria, according to Kaspersky security solutions.

Millions of Cyber Attacks Launched on Nigeria, Others- Reports

Elsewhere in South Africa, there were almost 10 million malware attacks and a staggering 43 million PUA detections, showing the growing desperation of the attacks.

The company reported on 28 million malware attacks in 2020 and 102 million detections of potentially unwanted programs (pornware, adware etc.) accounted for by the beginning of August 2020.

These numbers show that it’s not only the malware that attacks users but also the “grey zone” programmes that grow in popularity and disturb their experiences, while users might not even know it is there.

Potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) are programmes that are usually not considered to be malicious by themselves.

However, they are generally influencing user experience in a negative way. For instance, adware fills user device with ads; aggressive monetising software propagates unrequested paid offers; downloaders may download even more various applications on the device, sometimes malicious ones.

calculating interim results of threat landscape activity in African countries, Kaspersky researchers noticed that PUAs attack users almost four times more often than traditional malware.

They also eventually reach more users: for instance, while in South Africa, the malware would attack 415,000 users in 7-months of 2020, the figure for PUA would be 736,000.

“The reason why ‘grey zone’ software is growing in popularity is that it is harder to notice at first and that if the programme is detected, its creators won’t be considered to be cybercriminals. The problem with them is that users are not always aware they consented to the installation of such programmes on their device and that in some cases, such programmes are exploited or used as a disguise for malware downloads,” said Denis Parinov, a security researcher at Kaspersky.

By taking a closer look at PUA, it becomes apparent that they are not only more widespread but also more potent than traditional malware.

Evaluating results over the same 7-month period in Nigeria, there were 3.8 million malware attacks and 16.8 million PUA detections – which is four times as much.

Kenyan and South African threat landscapes have been more intense. In South Africa, there were almost 10 million malware attacks and a staggering 43 million PUA detections.

Kenyan users faced even more malware attacks – around 14 million, and 41 million PUA appearances, Kaspersky said.


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Tech Giants Strike Deal with Advertisers over Hate Speech

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Web giants including Facebook have struck a deal with advertisers on how to identify harmful content such as hate speech, after an impasse over the issue which led to boycotts of the platform.

Tech Giants Strike Deal with Advertisers over Hate Speech

The agreement — which also included Twitter and YouTube — laid out for the first time a common set of definitions for hateful statements online.

In July, hundreds of advertisers including big-name consumer brands suspended advertising with Facebook as part of the #StopHateForProfit campaign, saying the social-media titan should do more to stamp out hatred and misinformation on its platform.

And earlier this month a group of celebrities — including Kim Kardashian, Leonardo DiCaprio and Katy Perry — stopped using Facebook and Instagram for 24 hours, to push a similar message.

The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) said in a statement Wednesday: “Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, in collaboration with marketers and agencies through the Global Alliance for Responsible Media have agreed to adopt a common set of definitions for hate speech and other harmful content and to collaborate with a view to monitoring industry efforts to improve in this critical area.”

The alliance was founded by the WFA and includes other major trade bodies.

According to the WFA, key areas of agreement included applying the alliance’s common definitions of harmful content; developing reporting standards for such content; establishing independent oversight; and rolling out tools for keeping advertisements away from harmful content.

The WFA said that properly defining online hate speech would remove the current problem of different platforms using their own definitions, which it said made it difficult for companies to decide where to put their ads.

“As funders of the online ecosystem, advertisers have a critical role to play in driving positive change and we are pleased to have reached agreement with the platforms on an action plan and timeline in order to make the necessary improvements,” said Stephan Loerke, chief executive of the WFA.

Luis Di Como, executive vice-president of global media at Unilever, a major advertiser, sounded a note of cautious optimism.

He said: “The issues within the online ecosystem are complicated, and whilst change doesn’t happen overnight, today marks an important step in the right direction.”

Speaking in July, Facebook’s founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg said he remained adamant that the company did not want hate speech on the social network.

On Wednesday, the company’s vice-president for global marketing solutions, Carolyn Everson, said the agreement gave all parties “a unified language to move forward on the fight against hate online.”

 


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