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BarCamp Nigeria
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BarCamp is an international network of user generated conferences — open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants.“BarCamp is simply an ‘unconference’ - an ad-hoc gathering of people with the simple desire to share and learn in an open environment.” An event where everyone is a speaker and a participant!

The First edition of Barcampnigeria is slated to take place on the 25th of April 2008, The theme of this year’s event is “Web 2.0 opportunities and role in driving innovation.”

The keynote speaker is Justin Hartman, the founder of Afrigator; a South African technopeneur.

Event details of BarcampNigeria

Date: 25th of April 2009

Location: Tom Associates Training Center and Conference Hall, 5/7, Alade Lawal Street, Opposite Anthony Police Station, Lagos, Nigeria

Schedule of event

08:15-08:50 Sign-in (registration)
09:00-09:15 Open remarks by BarCamp Team
09:15-09:45 Keynote Address
09:55-10:50 Panel One- Realizing Nigeria’s Internet potential
10:50-11:05 Agenda Building
11:10-12:05 Panel Two- Telecommunications: what next?
12:05-13:00 Lunch + Networking
13:05-14:00 Breakout Session 1
14:05-15:00 Breakout Session 2
15:05-16:00 Breakout Session 3
16:05-16:35 Refreshment
16:35-17:00 Panel Three - ??? Technopreneurship
17:05-17:00 Wrap-up, results, next steps
17:50-18:00 Networking + Music


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China, Nigeria seal $157m deal to replace failed satellite
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China is replacing Nigeria's faulty communications satellite, NIGCOMSAT-1, by 2011.

The deal to get a replacement satellite running was signed in Beijing, China yesterday where the Chinese government inked a replacement of the satellite at a cost of $157 million.

China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC), the major contractor acting for the Chinese government, will implement the project, named NIGCOMSAT-1R. The new deal is at no cost to the Nigeria.

Africa's first communication satellite NIGCOMSAT-1 went into orbit May 14, 2007. Its solar panel failed in November 10, last year, forcing some of the company's early clients, including Visafone, Emperion West Africa Limited and some banks to be migrated to other satellite bandwidth backbone providers. They would be back on Nigeria satellite backbone by 2011.

Nigeria's Science and Technology Minister, Dr Alhassan Bako Zaku and the NIGCOMSAT Limited, Managing Director, Mr. Ahmed Rufai, signed for Nigeria. CGWIC's President, Mr. Yin Liming signed for China.

NIGCOMSAT-1 was financed to the tune of $256 million by the Chinese government through the Export Import (EXIM) bank which underwrote $200 million while Nigeria contributed $56 million.

NIGCOMSAT-1R will also be financed through China EXIM Bank with CGWIC as major contractor to oversee six other Chinese agencies as sub-contractors.

The EXIM Bank has suspended repayment of the $200 million loan it granted for the NIGCOMSAT-1 until after the re-launch of NIGCOMSAT-1R.

"This pact …underscores the relationship that has existed between China and Nigeria and this has been further strengthened by the agreement by China to replace the satellite at no cost to Nigeria,"Zaku said in Beijing where he represented President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua.

He expressed Nigeria's gratitude to the people and government of China.

According to him, NIGCOMSAT establishment is important to Nigeria since it is designed "to lead to economic emancipation, bridge the digital divide and bring down cost of communications. "

"We have strong confidence that Sino-Nigeria relationship will increase through the re-building of the satellite," he added.

He said Nigeria would explore other areas of satellite technology beyond communications technology for which NIGCOMSAT-1 was built.

"Today marks the beginning of government's resolve to bridge the digital divide and join the global digital economy. The agreement by China to replace the satellite at no cost to Nigeria is a milestone. This relationship is a win-win one that will confer on Nigeria a true leadership status in Africa because NIGCOMSAT-1 was the only true satellite that covered Africa transmitting signals on Ku, C and Ka bands with a hub back-up in China," said Rufai at the signing ceremony.

Also present in Beijing were House of Representatives Chairman on Science and Technology, Mr. Abiodun Akinlade; Director-General, National Agency for Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Dr Saidu O. Mohammed, Nigeria's Ambassador to China, Mr. Ba U. Eyo; Director of Marketing at NIGCOMSAT Limited Ms Abimbola Alale and former Science and Technology Minister, Prof Turner Isoun during whose tenure Nigeria launched two space crafts into orbit, including the NIGCOMSAT-1 communications satellite. Rufai said Nigerian engineers had been trained in Chinese space centres and "have acquired the much needed capacity building that will enable them face future challenges."
He said the failure of NIGCOMSAT-1 was not unique to Nigeria as several satellites fail even on the day of launch.

His words: "Indeed, NIGCOMSAT-1 joined over 50 per cent of the global satellites that have failed as a result of power failure."

He said two back-up satellites, NIGCOMSAT 2 and 3 would be launched simultaneously after the replacement satellite, NIGCOMSAT-1R, had gone into orbit in 2011.

"We felt very sad when the failure occurred. But today, a new chapter has opened in the areas of technological partnership between China and Nigeria," Eyo said.

The ceremony was preceded by facility tour of China's space centres in Beijing.

Segun Oruame, Beijing, China

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Nigeria, Russia sign nuclear power pact
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Russia and Nigeria have signed an agreement on nuclear energy, allowing the two countries to work together on mining uranium, building and testing atomic power plants and sharing knowledge.

The agreement may also help Nigeria develop nuclear energy research and generation, Russian state-run nuclear holding company Rosatom Corp. said in a statement emailed to Bloomberg yesterday.

The deal is coming as Nigeria channels huge resources towards solving its perennial power crisis. The agreement could also lead to cooperation in uranium prospecting and the development of uranium deposits in the country.

Bloomberg did not give additional details on the deal between the two countries.

Officials at the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) refused to comment on the nuclear deal with Russia when contacted yesterday, as they said the Director General of Russia and Nigeria have signed an agreement on nuclear energy, allowing the two countries to work together on mining uranium, building and testing atomic power plants and sharing knowledge.

The agreement may also help Nigeria develop nuclear energy research and generation, Russian state-run nuclear holding company Rosatom Corp. said in a statement emailed to Bloomberg yesterday.

The deal is coming as Nigeria channels huge resources towards solving its perennial power crisis. The agreement could also lead to cooperation in uranium prospecting and the development of uranium deposits in the country.

Bloomberg did not give additional details on the deal between the two countries.

Officials at the Nigerian Atomic Energy Commission (NAEC) refused to comment on the nuclear deal with Russia when contacted yesterday TRUST NEWSPAPERS

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March 23, 2009 | 6:36 AM Comments  {num} comments

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Nigeria Immigration Service Updates e-Passport
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Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has carried out e-passport intervention programmes in Poland, Greece, Ukraine, Austria, Malawi, Botswana, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Togo, Namibia, as well as Zambia.

This is in addition to the roll out of the e-passport at Nigeria’s Missions in London, New York, Johannesburg, New Delhi and Madrid, and is set to intervene in Ireland and Australia soon.

Comptroller- General of Immigration (CGI), Mr Chukwurah Udeh, stated this while addressing management of the Service at a meeting held at its headquarters on review and performance of the NIS in 2008, and discuss the work plan for 2009.

In a statement signed by its Public Relations Officer, Ekpedeme King, Acquisition/ enrolment of the passport applicants is done with the use of e-Passport Mobile Direct Data Capture Machines at Nigeria’s Embassies and High Commissions in those countries.

This is because the e-passport cannot be issued by proxy, as all applicants must be physically present for the capture of their biometric data, Udeh said.

He said the intervention programme would continue until completion of the overseas deployment of standard e-passport machines. The NIS must provide Nigerians in the diaspora, the necessary travel documents to enable them reside legally in the countries they are, while going about their legitimate businesses.

Udeh also said the Federal Government and Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs had given full support to the programme.

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Three Executives at MySpace Departs to Start New Company
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Three executives at MySpace are leaving the company to form their own startup, led by COO Amit Kapur. He will be joined by senior VP of technology Jim Benedetto and and senior VP of product strategy Steve Pearman. They have internally announced their departures, we have been able to confirm with the company.

MySpace is well into its monetization phase, and is facing increasing competition from Facebook, which is larger worldwide than MySpace and may soon overtake it in the U.S. as well. The growth and the big rewards that go with growth, may now be easier to find elsewhere. Kapur, Benedetto, and Pearman are voting with their feet.

Possible successors to Kapur for the COO post include Adam Bain (a FIM hotshot who heads up the Fox Audience Network), Jeff Berman (head of sales and marketing for MySpace), and Travis Katz (head of MySpace international). External candidates, assuming they’d want the job, might be departing Yahoo Mobile exec Marco Boerries, former Yahoo SVP Brad Garlinghouse, Playlist CEO Owen Van Natta (who at one point was considering the MySpace Music CEO position), or Benchmark’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Dave Goldberg.

Below is the memo just sent out by MySpace CEO Chris DeWolfe:

From: Chris Dewolfe
Sent: Tuesday, March 03
To: FIM MySpace All
Subject: IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM CHRIS DEWOLFE

Hi everyone,

I want to notify you of some changes occurring to the senior executive team at MySpace.

Amit Kapur, our Chief Operating Officer, will be leaving the company to start a new venture. Many of us who have been lucky enough to work with Amit can attest to his tenacity, passion, and creativity as a leader within MySpace and the larger industry.

Jim Benedetto, SVP of Engineering and Steve Pearman, SVP of Product Strategy will join Amit in this new chapter. Personally, I’m incredibly excited to see what this team creates together and wish them the best of luck as they transition from helping run a company to building a new one. Most importantly, Amit, Jim, and Steve depart as great friends of MySpace and of our senior executive team. They will remain on board for the next few weeks to ensure a smooth transition company-wide.

We recently celebrated the five year anniversary of the launch of MySpace—it’s a major milestone and everyone should be extremely proud of the global business that we have created in such a short amount of time. At its inception, MySpace was a product of the new social Web and in the last few years we’ve developed the most robust and diverse business in the marketplace.

MySpace is a social portal that empowers its global community to interact with people, content, and culture by giving individuals a personal, portable, and secure social experience. Originally, Yahoo gave consumers an organized way of navigating the Internet. Then, Google made searching the Internet extremely easy. Now, MySpace is making it simple for users to organize what’s important to them through a personal and social lens.

Despite what the market tells us, 2009 will be a big year for our business. This year we will mature our existing market leading advertising technologies such as MyAds and HyperTargeting, as well as continue to innovate new ways for companies big and small to best leverage the MySpace platform. We are effectively monetizing the stickiest sections of our site such as Music and Video by coupling the world’s richest content offering with creative ad programming online and off. What will always differentiate MySpace from others in the industry is our commitment to balancing revenue and relevancy.


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The Bills bans iPhones and iPods in their home
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Bill Gates's sprawling Washington state compound is, as you might expect, packed to the gills with bleeding-edge gear, from the heated floors and 20-seat home theater to the X-ray machine (for screening the mail, of course) and miles of fiber-optic cabling. But here's what you definitely won't find at chez Gates: an iPhone.

In the latest issue of Vogue, Bill's wife, Melinda Gates, reveals that among the "very few things" on "the banned list in our household" are—you guessed it—iPods and iPhones.

Brutal, yes—especially for Bill and Melinda's three kids (two daughters and a son, aged 12, six, and nine, respectively), who'll just have to grin and bear it as their little pals make merry with the latest and greatest iPod.

And even Melinda herself admits to an occasional pang of Apple envy: "Every now and then I look at my friends and say, 'Ooh, I wouldn't mind having that iPhone.'" (Ouch!)

Then again, what else did we expect from Microsoft founder Bill Gates? The man has his pride, not to mention scores of Windows Mobile and Zune team members who'd probably feel a tad bit hurt if Bill Jr. was running around with an iPhone.

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PART OF MY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WORK IN KWARA STATE
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yeah this my pic's with my facilitator in a secondary school in Nigeria talking about HIV/aids and drug abuse and the effect of illicit drug in the body and how it can limit ones ability and performance and how they are inter related to each other thanks

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The Cusp of History
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The world economy is in a downward spiral and large corporations have their economic balances on sinking sands. Free market fundamentals based on globalization have integrated our world and high risk loans to mortgage owners in the USA has turned to a debilitating virus developing into malignant form in the global economy. China and Russia with huge reserves are beginning to groan after their acclaimed immunity from crisis due to falling exports and commodity prices. The blame game continues as Vladimir Putin and Wen Jibao tell an easy story of how America excessive spending has decimated the global markets. It is obvious that despite their analysis in Davos, America still remains the World superpower with the might to fix the global economy.
After a shortage of favourable options and his sound oratory skills, Barack Obama has been offered the post of the American President. Since his last 21 days in office, he has summoned enthusiasm and courage to fix the loose nuts of the American economy with the economic stimulus bill. The economy is the biggest minefield as 598,000 jobs were lost in January and IMF forecast for global economic growth has shrank to ½ percent. It is clear that a recovering America is the solution to the global economic crisis because China with its $2 trillion reserves (eight times the IMF financial reserves) cannot boldly in concrete terms fully improve the global illiquidity problems except borrowing to America through treasury bills. America also needs to shed some might and allow effective participation of emerging markets especially through strengthening of G20 summit and reforms of the global reserve agency like IMF.

The solution to the global economic crisis is shrouded on uncertainties and even the professor of economics and business leaders cannot tinker a masterstroke to calm this economic panic. Various models based on fiscal, credit, monetary and tax cuts are being propounded but all seems to revel in illusion. The economic recession has humbled the economic surgeons desecrating their diagnostic ability to mere interns. State influence through bailout mechanism is crumbling globalization as emphasis are now on border controls, nationalist priorities, consumer protectionist measures and intra capital flight. Unregulated capitalism that has adored crooks like Madoff, preached in global temples is gradually turning to a prophecy of doom and entombing the success and milestones of the past.
Barack Obama $835bn stimulus bill now passed by the US Senate has been touted by his advisers as the current solution to America woes in the stronger tone the fix for the global economy. The energy and consuming confidence that emanates from the US president give a hopeful verdict that the global solution has arrived. Bush rock has refused to produce water and Obama has decided to sink boreholes. Republicans are labelling it a spending bill with no effect in American prospects in the short and long run. The zealousness of Obama came to fore when he labeled the inaction of republican based on political lines or non-conviction as an inexcusable or irresponsible act.

The fact is that Obama is living on the cusp of history and he must get it right in the market trading on uncertainty or he virtually becomes a laughing stock of the local and world ‘opposition’ leaders. He needs to be doubly sure that his economic stimulus package improve consumer spending, create jobs, improve ethical lending and global liquidity not just a local American stimulus package. It almost a do or die affair for Obama to match his words with explicit results because the pendulum swings of his stimulus package might be his political cum historical verdict. September 11 and George Bush aftermath decision created night mares and credibility crisis for him. Obama faces another uphill task to dine among the great or grope in the abyss of the mediocre. It is pure suicide mission if this plan fails as taxpayers money at stake, treasury bills in Asia, national debt increase, jobs on line………….his cusp of history.

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Once more, the Nigeria NigComSat-1
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Nigeria and China is once again on course to build a new satellite to replace the NigComSat-1 which dissappeared 18 months after its successful launch in orbit on November 10, 2008 as a result of power failure, leaving businesses and corporate organisations into a dilema since there was no backup.

-The NigComSat-1 built at the cost of $256m became the first Africa geosynchronous Communicatin Satellite when it was launched.

-A consortium of international insurance firm for the NigComSat include; SpaceCo of France, Munich Cray of Germany, Peoples INusrance Company of China, etc.

-Completin of the new NigComSat-1 will be in the last quarter of 2010.

Other satellites built in Europe, Asia and America have in the last 18 months lost in space - Intelsat 802; Thaicom 3 built by Europe-based Alcatel; Alenia Space, HOt bird 3 owned and operated by Eutelsat; PAS-6 Com Sat; RASCOM, QAF-1 and Galaxy 26.

However, NIgeria should consider launching the NigComSat-1 together with the NIgComSat-2 as back up to avoid putting businesses in jeopardy of loss or hack of vital records or corporations.



February 7, 2009 | 9:53 AM Comments  {num} comments



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Within the Internet lies Africa’s clay of wisdom
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According to history books, gun-wielding European slave traders kidnapped one in five Africans and transported them across the oceans to the Americans. A less visible, but no means less drastic technological tool of suppression, is the compass, a device used worldwide for navigation. In the same way that Britain used its maritime knowledge and the US harnessed its intellectual capital to rule the world, the early slave traders used the simple compass to wreak havoc on civilization.

It is a sad fact that the innocuous navigation tool originated during and was fuelled by the Atlantic slave trade. The technological development of the innocent compass, invented in China for religious divination 2,000 years ago, allowed Africa to be ravaged in unspeakable ways.

It was the compass that created the Atlantic slave trade, enabling the early colonial navigators — and their blood merchants — to chart an accurate course from Gorée Island, off the coast of Senegal, to Brazil; paving the way for the trans-Atlantic slave trade, which began on August 8, 1444. This trade in human merchandise covered four continents and lasted four centuries, and serves as a shameful beacon for the depravity of human greed and conquest.

The compass became the de facto weapon of mass destruction, which led to the de-capitalization and decapitation of Africa. It created the African Diaspora with one in five people taken out of the motherland. It was the largest and most brutal displacement of human beings in human history.

Today, it is hard to imagine that such destruction and the wholesale abduction of a race could result from a tool as common as the compass. Yet, as a people who survived the slave trade, we must draw our strength from lessons learned from the past and draw our energy from the power of the future. And the power of the future lies in “controlling” technology and harnessing it for the benefit of mankind, not for his destruction.

The people of Africa must take note that the Internet is our modern-day compass, and within it resides our own clay of wisdom. As we prepare for our great journey into the cyberspace of the future, with its technological promise — its clay of wisdom — we must understand the strategic value and potential of this all-important tool. Our image of the future inspires the present and the present serves to create the future.

Africa’s lack of substantial technological knowledge of the Internet and its potential may lead it to be assaulted or manipulated in unexpected ways, just as it was devastated generations ago for the lack of a simple compass. We didn’t recognize the power of the compass then; the danger is that we don’t recognize the power of technology today. While Africa merely contemplates the future, the West, the quickest off the mark to wield technology’s weapons, actually makes the future.

This fact, and how the power of technology can be wielded against the poor, was brought home to me clearly when I received the following email recently: “About a year ago, I hired a developer in Africa to do my job.

I am paying him $12,000 a year to do my job, for which I am paid $67,000 a year,” the sender wrote. “He’s happy to have the work and I’m happy that I have to work only 90 minutes a day. Now I’m considering getting a second job and doing the same thing.”

Technology in the hands of others has been used to exploit Africa for centuries. But now it's time for Africa to grasp technology and finally embrace the modern age’s clay of wisdom and advancement. Africa has the chance to show the world how technology can be used for good, not evil. And the people of Africa can use today’s technology, not to mimic their own exploitation, but to right the wrongs of the past and empower themselves with the same tool that has been used to oppress them in the past. Africa can provide a shining example for the world in using technology for its own uplift and the benefit of mankind.
This time, it is our choice.

•Transcribed from a speech delivered by Philip Emeagwali at the African Diaspora Conference in Tucson, Arizona. The entire transcript is posted at www.emeagwali.com.

By Philip Emeagwali (philip@emeagwali.com)

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Can Science Control its use?
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CAN SCIENCE CONTROL ITS USE?

Science can be defined as the effort to discover and increase human understanding of how the physical world works. It involves using controlled methods, scientists collecting data in form of observations, records of observable physical evidence of natural phenomena and analyzes this information to construct theoretical explanations of how things work. Science can also be properly explained in the context of reasoned based analysis of sensation and occurrence which have comer to human awareness. Knowledge in science is gained through research which involves generation of hypotheses about natural phenomena that tested based on experimentation under controlled conditions.
Fields of science can be mainly classified along two major lines which are natural sciences and social sciences. Natural science is the study of natural phenomena which include biological science, physical science and chemical science and other theoretical forms. Social science is the study of human behaviour and societies and how factors of human living are interdependent. Other forms of science known as applied science apart from the enumerated above types grouped as empirical science include engineering and health science. Another form is known as formal science which includes mathematics, statistics and logic. Formal science involves an objective, careful and systematic study and its verifies its knowledge through figurative manipulations and assumptions. Science is knowledge based on observable phenomena and capable of being experimented for its validity by under researchers working under the same conditions. Scientific processes involve observation, description, experimental investigation and theoretical explanation and communication of the phenomena. Scientific explanation can be summarily considered as when a manifestation of our reality previously considered supernatural is understood in the terms of causes and consequences.
Science is the reasoned investigation or study of phenomena, aimed at discovering enduring principles among elements of the phenomenal world by employing formal techniques such as the scientific method. Technologies are products of science, because they have to satisfy requirements such as utility, usability and safety.
Engineering is the goal-oriented process of designing and making tools and systems to exploit natural phenomena for practical human means, often using results and techniques from science. Technology is often a consequence of science and engineering — although technology as a human activity precedes the two fields. For example, science might study the flow of electrons in electrical conductors, by using already-existing tools and knowledge. This new-found knowledge may then be used by engineers to create new tools and machines, such as semiconductors, computers, and other forms of advanced technology. In this sense, scientists and engineers may both be considered technologists; the three fields are often considered as one for the purposes of research and reference.
The use of science that has been evidenced through technology has marked the evolution of generations and as set the tone for modernization, civilization or sophistication of human living. The human living has gradually evolved form primitive, ancient, modern and post- modern systems due to the landmarks or milestones of science. The creative and ingenuity of man has been shown in concise terms from how researchers dating to ages have taken up societal and environmental needs and inadequacies to hypotheses, experiments, theoretical analysis and finally inventing it for the use, existence and convenience of man. The use of science directly translates to technology and its application of technology has been applied to appropriate controlled situations. The use of science is evident in our daily living and insatiable appetite of man to for better living has continually led to its growth. The biological use has shown in the development of medicine, pharmacy, medical engineering, and biomedicine and so on. Science has been the bedrock of considerable sophistication and development in health care, transportation, power systems, construction, health, education, communication, banking, and computers and so on. It only clearly validates the use of science as shown through technology is diverse and multifaceted and it has taken many forms. Man through its needs and directly through scientists has developed science which has turned to be creative or destructive. Man has been taken over by its instinct and proactive thinking to create solution by applying the process of science and find its application to normal human living. Most of the use has been disabused and gradually turned to a threat to its corporate existence.
The crux of the subject matter is that can science control its own use? The control of science is based on man’s ability to use its creative needs to enhance its standards of living. The disabuse of the use of science which is now shown in malignant forms with pernicious effect on the human race has been a great concern. Technology, as the use of science has affected society and its surroundings in a number of ways. In many societies, technology has helped develop more advanced economies (including today's global economy) and has allowed the rise of a leisure class. Many technological processes based on scientific knowledge has produce unwanted by-products, known as pollution, and deplete natural resources, to the detriment of the Earth and its environment. Various implementations of technology influence the values of a society and new technology often raises new ethical questions. Examples include the rise of the notion of efficiency in terms of human productivity, a term originally applied only to machines, and the challenge of traditional norms.Philosophical debates have arisen over the present and future use of technology in society, with disagreements over whether technology improves the human condition or worsens it.
Nuclear bombs, war artillery, artificial cloning, cancer, tumor, sun burns, HIV/AIDS have all been linked with ‘excessive’ experimentation and arbitrary need to explore the abilities of science to the last stretch. Countries around the world are developing lethal weapons to prove might and enforce global domination and it is gradually being found within insurgent state such North Korea and Iran. Crime science that should be ably used to fight robbery, terrorism and insurgency is clustering in the hands of terrorists and becoming a threat to global peace. Weapons such as knives, pistols, barrel guns have metamorphosed into nuclear bombs, war artillery and missiles and other weapons of mass destruction. Pariah states and failed regimes can easily misuse technology and create forms that have no convenient use for man. The growth of crime science has developed into global threat and its use has been disabused and gradually into reach beyond rational human comprehension.
The inability of science to control its own use has been exemplified in the issues of global warming and climatic change. The industrious dexterity of man, its ability to create inventions and technological development through building of factories, industries, fossil fuel power plants, deforestation and others has led to flaring of toxic gases to the atmosphere. This has evoked a global alarm and consequent actions are being coordinated in response. The use of science for the provision of power, human commodities, equipment, machinery and so on has indirectly led increase in toxic gases such as carbonmonooxide, sulphurdioxide, carbondioxide and other toxic gaseous variants. This has led to issues being raised on irregular climatic change, wildlife extinction, melting ice in polar regions, water supply shortage and so on. This act of increase in toxic gas levels has led to global warming, greenhouse effects and so on which has been linked skin cancer, tumour, increased sun radiation and so on. The use of science to develop industrialization aggressively through development of power plants through the use of fossil fuel or other renewable types has also made valuable science to harm mankind indirectly.
The existence of science cannot be without and it can make impact by its use and development by man. The control of the use of science will be acted upon by man but that will involve limiting its creative ability. Other issues have shown how science can develop into forms that had not been anticipated by man. It is only man by its action that can control the use of science. The inability of man to preempt the future and chronologically analyze what will be effect of its present actions makes the future consequence of scientific use unknown. The control of use of science will continually remain elusive to man due to its limited ability. He can only evolve, design and analyze systems for the present human needs but such actions could lead to uncontrollable situations beyond its ability.

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to the america president, on the global economy crisis
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HI MR PRESIDENT .
I KNOW YOU WILL BE WORRIED OVER THE WORLD FINANCIAL CRISIS...

I WANT TO SHARE A THOUGHT WITH YOU. LOOK AT THE BACK OF A DOLLAR BILL, YOU SEE A WORD WRITTEN ON IT " IN GOD WE TRUST "

TAKE A LOOK AT JEREMIAH 17:7 (THE HOLY BIBLE) BLESSED IS THE MAN THAT "TRUSTED IN THE LORD" AND WHOSE HOPE IS THE LORD. FOR HE SHALL BE AS A TREE PLANTED BY THE WATERS, AND THAT SPREADETH OUT HER ROOTS BY THE RIVER AND SHALL NOT SEE WHEN THE HEAT COMETH, BUT HER LEAF SHALL BE GREEN, AND "SHALL NOT BE CAREFUL IN THE YEAR OF DROUHT NEITHER SHALL CEASE FROM YEILDING FRUITS...

BE A DOER OF THE WORD. DON'T YEILD TO THE SITUATIONS SIR.

ISIAH 60:2
BEHOLD DARKNESS SHALL COVER THE EARTH, AND GROSS DARKNESS THE PEOPLE, BUT THE LORD SHALL ARISE UPON THEE, AND HIS GLORY SHALL BE SEEN UPON THEE.

ITS NATURAL FOR THE WORLD TO FACE GLOBAL ECONOMY CRISIS, BUT BE CAREFUL FOR NOTHING PHILIPPIANS 3:9.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO IS DELETE THE CONFESSION OF FINANCIAL CRISIS IN YOUR VOCABULARY. THEY THAT DWELL IN ZION SHALL NOT SAY "I AM SICK"

IF YOU NEED A MORE POLITICAL WAY TO HANDLE ISSUE READ 48 LAWS OF POWER BY ROBERT GREENE...PAGE 306 FROM THE SECOND PARAGRAPH.

HAVE A GREAT 4 YEARS SIR.

HARRISON AKADIDI FROM NIGERIA.

January 9, 2009 | 8:15 AM Comments  {num} comments



unyimeabasi   unyimeabasi mclato's TIGblog
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Connecting Africa through ICT
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Theme: "Connecting Africa,focus on ICT Broadband infrastructure and Universal Access."

(November 27-29) A three-day ninth edition of the Africa Investment Summit organized by the Ministry of Communications and ICT, Benin and Kemilinks International

The summit takled issues on how countries in African would appreciate and commit to digital broadcasting.
One of the highpoint was the challenges of transition from analog to digital broadcasting and universal access for telecom and broadcasting sectors on the continent.

South Africa and Kenya are infrastructurally and policy ready to switch over to digital broadcasting as early as 2009. South Africa started since 2005 while Kenya was march 14, 2007. South Africa switch on its digital transmission backbone earlier in November for testing and by 2011 will switch off analog equipment while kenya started licensing signal distribution in August 2008 and hopes to switch on its digital switch in Seteber 2009.

Challenges abound for other African countries to switch - political will, funding, awareness, policy and regulatory framework, capacity building, frequency allocation and consumer adoption.

Can this feat be achieved in the earliest posible time?

January 5, 2009 | 8:02 AM Comments  {num} comments



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Digital Africa
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At last, we've bridged the digital divide; what with satellite dish receiver connected to a mud/thatch hut. Or what do you think folks?

December 20, 2008 | 4:21 AM Comments  {num} comments

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I am back
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I am back,and will be more active because i am now browsing free with my pc,using my phone as a modem. You can call me if want to enjoy free browsing.

November 18, 2008 | 11:54 PM Comments  {num} comments

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