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Lagos Vs Abuja – Which City Is The Most Tech Savvy In Nigeria

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When It comes to Technology in Nigeria, different states usually show off their tech talents at different events and hackathons. However in this post I’ll be comparing two cities, Lagos & Abuja.
I’m based in neither of the cities so I can give you an honest comparison.

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So the question now is Lagos Vs Abuja – Which City Is The Most Tech Savvy In Nigeria?
Of course if you ask me I’ll definitely say it’s Lagos. Lagos is unarguably Nigeria’s technology hub. Virtually every smartphone company and technology brand has a branch or a head office in Lagos. 
Yabatech Graduates are doing exploits in Lagos, boys in computer village are selling boxes of soap as smartphones(lol..) to unsuspecting buyers in computer village and programming teams like Andela have their HQ in Lagos.


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I’ll be honest, all the smartphone launch events I’ve heard of are usually hosted in Lagos not in Abuja. I’ll say Abuja is just like every other city in the country but like Lagos it still has an aura of authority in the Tech Industry. 
Brands tend to use Abuja as an alternative to Lagos . If a major tech event doesn’t hold in Lagos, it is usually moved to Abuja .
Lagos stands tall above all states as the undisputed King of Technology and has been unchallenged for decades. Although Abuja is still developing in the Technology field , I doubt if it’ll ever beat Lagos because most Tech start ups usually prefer starting their business in Lagos before expanding to other states.
Most brands tend to give Lagos preferential treatment. I’ve reached out to a couple of brands in the past and they requested that I come to Lagos for the deal to be concluded. I can’t recall anytime I’ve been asked to come to Abuja.
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Nevertheless, Abuja is a city full of opportunity and a lot of places haven’t been explored yet. It’s a goldmine waiting to be tapped.
On that note, I’m pretty sure you’d love to know about how to get a cheap flight and affordable  flight from Lagos to Abuja 
What are you waiting for?.
.Go on and explore

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Mercedes Benz Accused Of Using Car Tracking Software On Their Cars

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If you thought privacy issues end on social media then you might have to think again. Top Auto brand Mercedes Benz has been accused of using car tracking software to monitor drivers who use their cars.

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The secret car tracking sensors, were all built into all new and used motors sold by the firm’s dealers, to enable them pinpoint the vehicle’s exact location.

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Mercedes has refused to say how long it has used the sensors and has insisted  the sensors are only activated in “extreme circumstances” — when certain customers have defaulted on payment.

However it has admitted to sharing car owner information and vehicle location details with third-party bailiffs and recovery firms who repossess the cars.

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British Ex cabinet minister David Davis has called for extensive investigation into the matter.

According to Davis, “This is not the first time big business has behaved like Big Brother — but it’s rare to be quite as deceitful as this, I have to question whether it is even legal to pass on information to other people such as bailiffs. I would think the relevant minister ought to look very closely at the legality of this procedure.”

British Human Rights Group, Liberty said Mercedes’ actions were disturbing and part of the “creeping growth of surveillance”.

Legal experts have also raised concerns.  According to a legal practitioner, “Modern technology means our ability to keep personal information private is under threat like never before.

“Organisations that handle personal data need to be completely upfront about what they are doing. That Mercedes appear not to have been so in this case is concerning. Its customers may start to worry about what other personal information the company may be gathering, then passing on.”

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Personally, I have always said that privacy in the 21st Century is more or less an illusion. Just when you think all your data is secure, then it hits you.  Mercedes isn’t the first to do this, however their rivals BMW, Jaguar Land Rover and Volkswagen have all denied that they do similar tracking.

An investigation by The Sun months ago revealed that Amazon staff can listen to Alexa recordings of British couples rowing, discussing private family matters — and having sex.

Yes you read that line, having sex. I haven’t seen something as obnoxious and bizarre as listening to conversations and sex at the same time. I don’t know the perverted employees Amazon has employed but it’s not acceptable.

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According To Mercedes Benz , the said sensors are not used to permanently track customers or access real time data.  “When a customer chooses to finance the purchase of their car this way they sign a contract and agree to the location sensors in the car being activated in the event that they default or breach their agreement.

“This clause in the finance contract is in bold print, just above the customer’s signature.

“Locating the car is part of the repossession process and is not permanently tracking customers.

“It is only activated in exceptional circumstances where the customer has breached their finance agreement and repeatedly failed to reply to requests to contact us.”

Nevertheless, It’s actually good if you can track your car on your own terms and luckily I know a good car tracking service.

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iTunes is going to be shut down officially

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After almost two decades of service, Apple is reportedly dumping iTunes.

It first started off as rumors, but now it is going to be made official at WWDC in just a few hours.

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Before this, you might have noticed that the Instagram and Facebook page of iTunes has had a slight change.

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Posts on both pages has been entirely deleted – Apple’s move at shifting away from iTunes links, I guess.

Before this, there has been separate apps for music on its mobile devices, however, not available for Mac OS.

Relating to that, there is supposedly going to be an announcement for three separate apps for its music, TV and podcasts, and hopefully they’ll also be available for Mac Books.

We’ll just keep our fingers crossed for this and other big announcements at WWDC.

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