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4 Things Bloggers Should Learn From Journalists

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Most people normally take blogging as journalism. I wouldn’t say that they’re totally wrong since the two jobs deal with information distribution. There are many things bloggers can  learn from journalists but I’ll just put down 4 of those things.

1. Your Posts Should Surround A Particular Niche

Most journalists handle a particular news section of the company they’re working for. Due to the workload, they are placed on different sections that they can handle.  I don’t know why most Nigerian bloggers want to be like “Linda Ikeji”, that posts about almost everything. Make your name known in a specific niche . 

If I think of Sports Accessories and kits ,  I think of Nike, Puma and Adidas, if I think of smartphones, I think about Samsung,Infinix, Tecno, etc.

What area will people think about and remember you?

2. Avoiding Plagiarism

There are too many CTRL+C and CTRL+V( copy and paste ) bloggers these days who produce no original content but copy from other people without giving credit. Journalists understand the importance of avoiding plagiarism because they can get sued. Bloggers are not exempted from this too. Google is totally against this too .

3.Avoid Misleading Headlines And Writing False Posts.

A journalist who posts an article with a misleading headline can get fired or punished for it. Some Nigerian bloggers are guilty of this.

In a scenario that a farmer takes his chickens in a bus to market and something happens to the bus, an average blogger may twist the topic to ” Passengers turn to fowl at Ketu Market”. It’s quite strange.

Although the online community loves dramatic titles and stories,  it won’t be nice to lose the trust your readers because you made a false post.

4. Have A Post Schedule

Articles of most journalists that have columns on their various newspapers usually come up on specific days. It’s a good way to keep readers engaged.

This helps readers of the column know which day their favorite column would be coming up.
As a blogger keeping a post schedule also makes your readers know when to come back and read new posts.

Did I miss anything?. Let me know.

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I'm a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. I love RnB and A little Trap Music. Tech flows in my veins. I love to have fun with friends and I read a lot.

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9Mobile In Trouble Again As New Owners ‘Teleology’ Pull Out Of Telco

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9mobile in trouble again. According to reports reaching me , Teleology Holdings, the new owners of 9mobile ,may just have withdrawn from further participation in the 9mobile project.

If you could recall during the 9mobile crisis , Teleology acquired 9mobile, previously  Etisalat, in November 2018 —  eight months after it made an initial $500million non-refundable deposit to acquire the telco, and a cumulative 10 months after the takeover was billed to have been finalized.



Teleology Holdings, led by Adrian Wood,  a pioneer Chief Executive Officer of MTN Nigeria, eventually won the final bid — ahead of Airtel, Globacom, Smile and Helios.

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Teleology Holdings’ successful bid for 9mobile was successful due to the quality of its proposed seven-man management team led by Wood, and was approved by the NCC Technical Evaluation Committee, the 13-member bank lending syndicate as well as the acquisition finance provider, Afreximbank.

 

9mobile Woes Continue

However, according to developing reports, Teleology Holdings has become extremely uncomfortable with actions taken outside of the agreed business plan, since their initial takeover, considering it has been blocked from concluding a management services contract with the local joint venture, Teleology Nigeria Limited.

The proposed management services contract would have enabled Teleology Holdings and its team of experts oversee the implementation of the its elaborate business plans including funding proposals — but that so far been impossible.

 

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Wood is understood to have resigned from the boards of Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services (trading as 9mobile) as well as Teleology Nigeria Limited, and has already communicated his current disenchantment with the 9Mobile project to his confidants in Teleology.

According to Woods, 9mobile is an exciting opportunity to build a revolutionary mobile network that could be the pride of Nigeria. Unfortunately, it appears that we will not be able to participate. We now must stand down from further work on the 9mobile project.”

Has 9mobile become the new Econet? We can’t tell. Let me know what you think in the comments

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How Google Plans On Replacing Android With Fuschia OS Soon

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You probably don’t need telling that Android is a very powerful and versatile operating system but Google is working on something that might end up as the direct replacement  – Fuschia.

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In this post, I’ll be explaining why Fuschia may actually replace Android
Kernels
Kernels are the core of any operating system, they provide the basic mechanisms around which the os can be built. A lot of the problems Android faces today is as a result of the fact it was built around the linux kernel whicj was not originally intended for it. 
As a matter of fact,  Android OS was originally meant for digital cameras so on it’s core it isn’t exactly specialized for what a smartphone should do
So what about Fuschia?
Fuschia is based on a completely different Kernel with 2 key benefits.
1. It is designed with the smart connected feature in mind
2. It’s more specific in its code and can be built on a wide range of devices
This kernel is called Zircon .
 So what’s the benefit ?
The reason that Fuschia is powerful is that this kernel runs on completely everything from phones abd TVs to Fridges and traffic lights.
One OS for everything. As more devices enter people’s homes, this would mean seamless integration among devices.
Your music could switch to your speaker when you enter a room and continue in your car when you get in.
Also Fuschia would be built around the idea of voice commands. Less tapping , More talking.
Fuschia would also solve one of the major problems of Android which is Fragmentation.

Fragmentation
Fragmentation is the reason most Android phones don’t perform as well as their hardware is capable of.
This exists because Android is a bit of a mess. It has software, kernel and drivers all working together in a slightly different configuration on each device.
That’s why Google just can’t push an update to any device out there. These 3 aspects have to be decoupled manually.
Google has little control of how users experience Android on 95% of phones.
This is a problem because these OEMs don’t have an incentive to keep your device updated. They prefer you get a new device if you want to upgrade so they can make more money.
Fuschia is cleaner built with updates in mind. Fuschia would help Google regain control of the end user software experience.
Fuschia is also written on the Flutter software development kit which is important because this runs on Android too. This would make sure Android apps run on it. You don’t expect Google to start from scratch with the already vast library of apps and games available.

So the big question –
When will Fuschia Replace Android
Considering that brands always make the 10th version of their products seem like the peak of their current product line. Android 10 might be replaced by Fuschia OS.
If it’s not, then we should be looking at the next couple of years.

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Unbelievable – Glo, 9mobile, NTEL Customers To Be Cut Off From Calling Other Networks

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NCC has given MTN and Airtel approval to bar Glo and 9mobile customers from calling their network over failure to pay Interconnect Debt.

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has granted disconnection approval to mobile network operators (MNOs) to disconnect owing colleagues over rise in interconnect debt and failure of the affected operators to pay.

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NCC has asked MTN, Airtel and IHS to disconnect, on partial basis, services to Globacom, Ntel (MNOs) and interconnect exchange points including Breeze, Exchange, Solid, Medallion and Niconnx.

The implication of this development is that over 35 millions of subscribers would soon start to experience service disruptions.

While the affected operators have between the next 10 and 21 days, starting from 18th Dec to make amends or risk disconnections,

The Commission also said it has approved the Disconnection of Ntel and Globacom from the facilities of IHS in accordance with Section 103 of the Nigerian Communications Act 2003 and the Guidelines on Procedure for Granting Approval to Disconnect Telecommunications Operators.

The Commission informed that 9Mobile, Smile and Swift are also to be disconnected from IHS facilities and ATC Wireless Infrastructure Limited.

“At the expiration of 10 days from the date of this notice, subscribers on the network of Ntel and Globacom will no longer be able to make calls to Airtel and MTN, but will be able to receive calls. Furthermore, Ntel and Globacom will be disconnected from the facilities of IHS.”

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