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Holla Cab App launches, Dangles Freebies on Riders and Drivers

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Holla Cab Services, an app that would allow any Nigerian book taxi cab ride at the tap of a phone button, is oiling its machine for launch soon.

On Holla Cab app, the rider can order cab service online and track his or her request.

Edward Essien, country chief executive officer of Holla Cab Services, said that the cab service is especially developed with both the riders and partners in mind.

“In a few days, Nigerians would begin to enjoy the most affordable, safe and easily available on demand taxi hailing services. This app is a win-win and we understand this market. We are about to change the face of On Demand Taxi Hailing Services in Nigeria and Africa” Essien said.

According to Essien, the depth of professional experiences within the Holla Cab Services spans in excess of 85 cognate years in the sales, management, development and support of IT solutions to diverse market segments of the Nigerian Economy.

He said that Holla Cab Services has phased rollout plan, starting from Lagos and eventually covering the major cities by first quarter of 2018.

Essien said, “because we are a Nigerian company with world best practices, we will ensure that we put smiles on the faces of both the riders and drivers”

According to the Holla Cab Services boss, the major areas of focus for the company is to empower the company drivers; provide clean and reliable cars; and ensure riders security; and each trip is cost effective.

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Yudala Promises Best Prices Nationwide for Black Friday

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Yudala, Nigeria’s pioneer online and offline e-commerce company, has restated its commitment to offer shoppers guaranteed best prices across its wide range of products online and in all Yudala stores nationwide, as Nigerians look forward to the global celebration of this year’s Black Friday on Friday November 24.

 

According to Wole Ogundare, managing director at Yudala, the company’s commitment to best prices and genuine products cannot be matched anywhere else in the market.

 

“At Yudala, our motivation is to help You Live Well. This explains our commitment to offering you guaranteed genuine products at the best prices in the market, whether online, offline in the stores or in the open market. For this year’s Black Friday which is being marked officially on Friday November 24th, we have put together a wide assortment of products across various categories including Home Appliances, Computing, Electronics, Mobile phones, Lifestyle/Consumer Goods, Power Solutions, Food, Wines/Spirits, among others.

 

“We are not only offering you best prices across these product categories but Yudala is a pace-setter, so we are willing to take it even further. For Black Friday, if you find a lower price for a product certified as genuine by the Original Equipment Manufacturer or a lower price than the OEM-approved price for a product we carry, we will refund you the difference. This is proof that you can only get the best prices for all your shopping needs from Yudala,” he declared. “All you need to do is visit www.yudala.com or walk into any Yudala Store closest to you to enjoy our best price offerings.”

 

Plans are also in place to storm two locations in Ajah and Ikotun: Ajah Market beside Alesh Hotel, Ajah Bus Stop and the Roundabout by Conoil at Ikotun on Saturday November 25th for the next leg of the Yudala 11/11-12/12 Mega Black Friday offline neighborhood sales. Through this initiative, the company has given thousands of unreached and under-served Nigerians in various locations a chance to shop genuine products at special prices unmatched in the marketplace.

 

The excitement expressed by shoppers at previous locations including Festac, Trade Fair at Amuwo-Odofin, Ikorodu and Agege has been massive, with Yudala bringing smiles to the faces of thousands at each venue with special price slashes on a wide range of products.

 

Last Saturday November 18th, the Yudala 11/11-12/12 neighborhood train stopped at Ita Ilewa, Ikorodu and the Mosalashi Alhaja Market in Agege with two truckloads of products for many eagerly-awaiting shoppers in both locations who wasted no time in taking advantage of the amazing deals in its Mega Black Friday promotion.

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Technology Firm Launches Software to aid Learning

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Soft Content Limited, an educational technology-focused organisation, yesterday launched Exammate 360, Exammate 5 and Exammate 3 software to aid learning among secondary school students.

Mr. Thomas Uketjor, Managing Partner of the company, said at the launch in Abuja that the software would provide superior interactive content with innovation and enhanced quality of life for users.

He explained that “Exammate 360 is for every level of study for secondary school examination and it is a combination of Exammate 5 and 3.

“Students can have all they need to study for senior secondary examinations both in school and other external examinations.

“The package offers one-year subscription with an adequate premium support service and interactive way to learn and study with well mapped current syllabus.”

Uketjor said 90 per cent of students who used the software in the past recorded great success in examinations.

Mr Anthony Oniwon, an official of the company, demonstrated how the software was used and said the application could be downloaded on mobile phones. He said “Exammate can be downloaded free on any android phone but needs activation.”

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Cybersecurity Firm unveils Certification for Cloud Environment

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Petrovice Nigeria has introduced Certified PCI Cloud Security Assessor (CPCI CSA) a certification programme for cybersecurity in the cloud.

This is based on meeting PCI DSS when using a cloud service provider recommendation by Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC ).

As a follow up to the recommendation, petrovice has signed a MoU with Digital Bridge Institute for training to achieve the certification for corporates and individuals.

Certified PCI Cloud Security Assessor is for a vendor, cloud customer and cloud auditor to assess the over- all level of security offered by cloud provider and build the necessary assessment processes for engaging with cloud provider in other to comply with PCI security standards and legislation.

Adesanya Ahmed, chief executive officer, Petrovice resources, said that the product serves as a Cyber security framework for cloud, as well as a standard to secure financial transaction in the cloud.

“Awareness has been made through a data classification workshop organize by Office for Nigerian Content Development in ICT in collaboration with Microsoft on September, 2016. Certified PCI Cloud Security Assessor, is the only qualify certification you can use to assess PCI DSS when using a cloud service provider,” he said.

It would be recalled that Petrovice resources solution for last mile connectivity and cybersecurity recently secured patent license from the Federal ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment through the Registrar Trademarks, Patents and Designs.

The Patent involves the processes of using TV white space (available frequency within UHF and VHF) for last mile connectivity with the use of 802.11af WI-FI ( establishing connectivity through machine to machine integrated 802.11af in auto mobile, POS machine, medical equipment, and surveillance camera regardless of their location), inclusive with the processes of implementing a mobile device management (MDM) solution to address variety of security threat by mobile devices, apps, and Oss that make up today’s increase diverse corporate computing environment to protect organization from today’s and future cyber security and threat. Please check the below architectural design.

The solution will enable a very high bandwidth for triple-play video streaming without buffering, allow for a longer-distance Internet connection with no line-of-sight challenges and enhance mobile hospitals regardless of the patients’ locations. Further, this invention will also enhance automobile advancement for mobile Wi-Fi and maintenance.

“It will also improve the scope of surveillance by security personnel regardless of the distance, and it will resolve intermittent Internet service, which has been the major obstacle to mobile-computing penetration and cloud computing for rural areas and developing countries with last-mile challenges.” he said.

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