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Governor Emmanuel seeks partnership with Chinese ICT firm

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Ndifreke P. Akpan (Govt House)

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel, has met with Officials of Huawei Technologies from the Peoples Republic of China to explore ways of partnership in Information Communication Technology (ICT) development in the area of Education, Health, Governance and Enterprise.

Speaking during the meeting at Government House in Uyo, Governor Emmanuel thanked them for taking interest in partnering with his administration, assuring that there are various areas available for the partnership.

He said he was especially interested in the area of Information Communication Technology, which is a major driver of development the world over.

Governor Emmanuel recounted that when Huawei came into Nigeria, it focused on the telecommunications sector, and cited his role in the company’s success with major financial institutions in the country. “I am happy you said you can discuss areas of Education, Health, Governance and Enterprise.

Today, once you look at the 10 richest human beings on Planet earth, at least 60-70% of them will be ICT related.

I am a businessman, I go where money is, so I follow money to where money is, if money is in ICT, I follow money into ICT so that nobody leaves me behind.”

Governor Emmanuel expressed belief that the strategic partnership will be of immense value to the youths who are the major focus of his leadership.

The Governor was of the opinion that young bright people of Akwa Ibom origin can also make it into global limelight with the right technological facilities and instructors in place in the state.

Governor Emmanuel said his government has done a lot in exposing the youths to ICT and urged that the programmes of the Huawei team should gear towards embracing the youths.

He maintained that the state has an E-library with thousands of e-learning processes, and the necessary infrastructure to actually develop ICT platform here and for me a launch out to the rest of Africa.

“So if you can make Akwa Ibom an ICT hub, I’m sure you have the right partner where we can actually make that happen.

This is an opportunity for me to also see a whole lot because once you give me a fibre, I can do a whole lot, Housing Estate, Education, E-Governance, everything runs on communication and ICT, so it’s a good development.”

Team leader and Managing Director, Partners Business unit of Huawei Technologies Company, Mr Ken Zhao Wenjun said Huawei came to seek strategic partnership with Akwa Ibom State Government, looking into different sectors He maintained that Huawei is already number one in the telecom areas and is ranked the third best in the world in phones and tablets production.

He said their enterprise unit has succeeded through their collaboration with thousands of Partners.

The Investors were led by the Commissioner for Science and Technology, Prof. Nse Udo Essien, accompanied by the Chairman of the Foreign Direct Investment Committee, Dr. Gabriel Ukpe, among others.

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Check out this new Apple iPhone XR with a big screen that comes in 6 colors

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Apple just introduced the iPhone XR, a new iPhone that starts at $749 and has a 6.1-inch screen — giving it more screen real estate than the iPhone 8 Plus, which has a 5.5-inch screen.

The phone will be available to order on October 19 and will start shipping on October 26.

The new device is one of three new iPhones Apple introduced Wednesday at its annual event in Cupertino, California. It also unveiled the iPhone XS and the iPhone XS Max, along with the Apple Watch Series 4.

At that $749 price tag, the iPhone XR is cheaper than either of the other two iPhone models, which start at $999 and $1,099.

What separates the iPhone XR from the other devices is its LCD display, which has a lower resolution than the iPhone XS and XS Max, resulting in a lower price point. It also has a single-lens camera and is made with aluminum.

The iPhone XR will also come in six colors (black, white, red, yellow, coral, and blue) and three storage sizes (64 GB, 128 GB, and 256 GB).

Here’s the iPhone XR in blue:

iPhone XR

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And here’s the device in coral:

iPhone XR

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Here are the specs:

  • A 6.1-inch “Liquid Retina” LCD edge-to-edge display.
  • No home button.
  • Apple’s A12 Bionic chip.
  • Face ID using Apple’s True Depth camera system.
  • Wireless charging.
  • 1.5 hours more battery life than the iPhone 8 Plus.
  • A single 12-megapixel rear camera lens.
  • Portrait-mode photos using a software feature Apple called “Depth Control.”

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Photos: The Infinix Hot S3X arguably has the world’s best smartphone screen display

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Smartphone display screens are pivotal aspect of a smartphone’s overall functionality. Asides the fact that it makes up at least 78% of the entire phone’s physical build, every operational aspect of the smartphone from the camera, RAM/ROM, processor etc is projected onto the screen. It is the final point of all the algebra and mathematical alignments that go on inside the phone.

Smartphones have undergone a major design change in the last few months. Screen sizes have gone up and display designs have changed a lot. Pretty soon users can buy phones with bendable screen which is why consumers are continually anticipating the next best thing that would render other smartphone screen display output old and irrelevant.

A 5.5-inch panel is no longer the default screen size. By trimming the size of front-facing bezels, modern phones have created room for 6-6.3-inch screens in the same form-factor. Thus, a trend has been set in motion with smartphone screens that come with a cut-out at the top which is the “notch” and a screen that stretches to almost all corners.

The trend that brought forth the smartphone with arguably the world’s best screen display

The Infinix Hot S3X arguably has the world?s best smartphone screen display

Upon close analysis of the Infinix Mobility brand, they seemed to have bitten off more than it chew with a brand’s mantra that singled out young persons as its target audience while fusing tech and fashion as its product focus but its recently released Hot S3X device shows that Infinix remains on the right path when it comes to creating smartphones with exceptional tech features and aesthetics.

The Infinix Hot S3X arguably has the world?s best smartphone screen display

The Infinix Hot S3X arguably has the world?s best smartphone screen display

 

The Hot S3X has a daunting screen display that is made up of a 6.2-inch notch screen smartphone with a full-view display that projects imagery in HD+ which ultimately means a resolution of 720 x 1500 pixels and 267 pixels per inch density.

The Infinix Hot S3X arguably has the world?s best smartphone screen display

The Infinix Hot S3X arguably has the world?s best smartphone screen display

 

It also features 500 nits screen brightness; the device will let the user experience the world almost literally. The images will be significantly larger and more vivid due to the extra viewing space. This will improve the visual experience for both movies and gaming.

Picture taking is an experience to savour on the Hot S3X as the 16MP A.I Selfie and dual rear cameras (13MP+2MP) with dual LED flash are capable of taking photos that have quality to those taken with a professional DSLR camera.

The Infinix Hot S3X arguably has the world?s best smartphone screen display

The Infinix Hot S3X arguably has the world?s best smartphone screen display

 

Other specification on the Hot S3X include: 1.4GHz Octa-core 430 Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 4000mAh battery with 2A quick charge, 4G LTE connectivity, 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB ROM expandable up to 128GB RAM through micro SD card, Android V8.1 Oreo + XOS Hummingbird V3.0 and so much more.

The phone with arguably the world’s best smartphone screen display comes in colour variants such as Berlin Grey, Milan Blue, Ice Blue and is currently on sale within every authorised Infinix retail store nationwide for N62,000.

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Nigeria and China to sign $328 Million agreement on ICT as President Buhari arrives Beijing

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On Saturday, President Buhari arrived Beijing to attend the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) holding September 3 – 4, 2018.

 

During the 6-day official visit of the Nigerian President, he is expected to join his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping to witness the signing of an agreement on the National Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure Backbone Phase 11 (NICTIB 11) between Galaxy Backbone Limited and Huawei Technologies Limited (HUAWEI) at the cost of US $328 million facility provided by the Chinese EXIM Bank.

 

The bank facility is for the development of NICTIB 11 project which is consistent with the current administration’s commitment to incorporating the development of ICT into national strategic planning under the National Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP).

 

President Buhari and his Chinese host will also witness the signing of the MOU on One Belt One Road Initiative (OBOR). It may be recalled that in 2013, the Chinese leader proposed the initiative of building the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road, with a view to integrating the development strategies of partnering countries.

 

During the High-Level Dialogue between Chinese and African Leaders and Business representatives on the margins of FOCAC, the Nigerian delegation is also expected to sign no fewer than 25 MOUs, including those proposed by the Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA).

 

Earlier, the President on arrival at Capital International Airport, Beijing at about 9:04 am (Nigerian time), was received by top Chinese government officials including the Chinese Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Zhou Pingjian.

 

Nigeria’s Ambassador to China, Baba Ahmed Jidda and his wife Zahra; the Deputy Chief of Mission, Ambassador Bakori Aliyu Usman; Consular-General of Nigeria, Guangzhou, Shairudeen Oloko; Consular-General of Nigeria, Shanghai, Anderson Madubuike; and Defence Attaché, Brig-Gen. Temitope Ademola were also among those who received the President.

 

President Buhari will tomorrow meet Nigerians living in China before the kick-off of FOCAC on Monday when he will join President Jinping and other African leaders for roundtable sessions which will essentially discuss the report of FOCAC since the 2015 Johannesburg Summit, including the implementation of the ‘‘ten cooperation plans’’ adopted at the last meeting.

 

The Summit is also expected to adopt the Beijing Declaration and the Action Plan for the development of China-Africa cooperation and fashion out new opportunities to grow Nigeria-China comprehensive strategic partnership from 2019 to 2021.

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