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Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by 24hoursreporter: 10:24pm On Aug 09
Close your eyes for a minute and imagine a world with no internet- it is dark, Spartan and to sound like Thomas Hobbes, it is brutish. It is like living in a cave and serving gods like Amadioha or Sango, still, these gods get information from the cloud.

Having access to the internet is something every Nigerian craves for and most Nigerians cannot do without the internet because almost all daily activities hinge on the power of the internet.

In a country where the amount of money you spend on internet bills annually can afford a second-hand car, Google station, a high-speed public WiFi programme service brings light to the digital economy. As millions of Nigerians are rejoicing and celebrating this new development, the launch of the station would span across our education system, providing more easy access to E-Learning, and promoting literacy in Nigeria.

However, is Nigeria ready for digital growth? The digital economy has gotten to that level where businesses who fail to leverage on this opportunity fizzle out. Digital is not just part of the economy; it is the economy.

It’s an economy of limitless opportunities for some and disruption and displacement for others. Many years ago, local Taxi drivers were on top of the food chain in the transportation industry in Nigeria but with the birth of Uber and Taxify offering enhanced digital services, Taxi drivers are gasping for survival. Newspaper sales are on the decline because of blogs, most businesses are unable to adapt to these changes, while others are thriving. In the light of these, companies that are adapting to a digital world are more profitable than their industry peers.

It is estimated that the Nigerian digital economy will generate $88 billion and create three million jobs for Nigerians before the end of 2021. Indeed, this projection swoons the head and poses many questions at the same time. But with Nigeria still not ready to invest in human capital, there is a contention that meeting customers’ expectations would be difficult.

Businesses must become more innovative to better respond to the highly competitive, global business environment. The need to acquire 21st-century skills needed in the working space is indispensable for innovation, both within the business own boundaries and beyond, with customers, partners, startups, universities, and research communities.

While we may not be able to know for a certain what careers and businesses in the future is going to look like, what every Nigerian can do right now is to prepare for the career paths of tomorrow, and that career and business cannot survive if the digital economy is neglected.

Source: http://www.24hoursreporter.com/2018/08/09/google-free-wifi-what-it-means-to-nigeria-digital-economy/

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Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by Moreoffaith(m): 10:37pm On Aug 09
Glo

The smart phone network!!

I be think say the network go Bleep me up ni,

But the network self show say him head dey there.

Will kukuma save so much money if Google Wi-Fi take over.

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Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by Sonoyom(m): 10:38pm On Aug 09
Welcome development

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Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by amike99: 10:38pm On Aug 09
ok
Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by Custaqueen(f): 10:38pm On Aug 09
But its not available in agbara nah undecided

youguys should please check my signature ooo ....it would mean
Alot to me. cry.thanks

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Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by Leun: 10:39pm On Aug 09
I once heard Google wifi isn't openly free in the states but it's the reverse here in Nigeria. People shouldn't complain about future job loss from our various network providers, because imagine Google spreading their tentacle all over the states, they're already a threat to them. We all know that someone somewhere is paying the bills and there are no free gifts.
Newton law states that for every action there's an equal and opposite reaction.

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Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by FaithOba1(f): 10:39pm On Aug 09
Educative

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Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by Sojebrand(m): 10:39pm On Aug 09
Hmm tell me the risk of using public wifi

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Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by BedLam: 10:40pm On Aug 09
[b]The problem is who is taking the bulk of the profit?! Uber takes in money, Facebook from advertising and same as Google. Capital flight leaving the country in billions of dollars. Was it really difficult for all these people graduating from Andela to trail uber ? Took taxify years to step in and they've established themselves and still taking the profit to small Estonia.
You hear the programmers beating their chest and you think they are colonizing Jupiter already. No legislation because leaders cant swe the future. Those with enough money to bootstrap people with the ideas are rather employing miscreants to take pictures of them while gallivanting here and there from one man's built city and airline business.
We are in a long ride in this country. It will be for the longest of times.

By the way, there is nothing free. It has it's own price that mostly silly people don't even care to ask. Your information is for sale and anyone with access to that network can be malicious. Stay safe people, the only American you can trust is the one unborn. [/b]

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Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by akeentech(m): 10:40pm On Aug 09
Google is trying for Africa, part of their work is the initiative to train 10 millions Africans on digital skills by 2022. To be among the beneficiaries of this program see my signature below.

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Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by Buffalowings3: 10:41pm On Aug 09
Expecting lawsuits from MTN, GLO and others

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Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by Ayodejioak(m): 10:42pm On Aug 09
I was elated to hear about the massive development.

I'm certain MTN Nigeria, Airtel Nigeria & co. wont have a choice

but to throttle down their obnoxious data charges..

This is definitely a compensative measure after Google realized that

their AI lab should have been established in Lagos, Nigeria instead of Ghana.

Good news for Nigeria!

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Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by KangaIye: 10:42pm On Aug 09
Where are the locations, and how can we connect to the free WiFi

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Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by CriticMaestro: 10:42pm On Aug 09
Bookbinding
Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by kennosklint(m): 10:42pm On Aug 09
Nonsense
Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by CriticMaestro: 10:43pm On Aug 09
Ayodejioak:
[b][/b]
Buffalowings3:
Hehe
BedLam:
H
Sojebrand:
G
Leun:
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Moreoffaith:
Glo

The smart phone network!!

I be think say the network go Bleep me up ni,

But the network self show say him head dey there.

Will kukuma save so much money if Google Wi-Fi take over.

amike99:
ok

Becareful mah no slap una
Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by Jhamzy(m): 10:44pm On Aug 09
mtn is a GO grin

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Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by Opinionated: 10:50pm On Aug 09
I hope it won't be used to spread fake news.

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Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by IMASTEX: 10:50pm On Aug 09
Welcome development
Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by ubsky(m): 10:54pm On Aug 09
A nice move
Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by stigmond(m): 10:57pm On Aug 09
Na electricity we need jareh. By then business can survive...

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Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by Wiseandtrue(f): 10:58pm On Aug 09
Buffalowings3:
Expecting lawsuits from MTN, GLO and others
Expect low data rates not law suits!

It's a good thing Google is doing and every normal right thinking Nigerian will not only encourage it but embrace and appreciate it!!!

It will be of great help and relief to alot of people especially me.

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Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by SegunAj(m): 10:59pm On Aug 09
If they open any of there spot in Abuja na sleep I go dey sleep there
Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by lanrexdo(m): 11:00pm On Aug 09
Simply go there and update all your gadget and also download plenty movies.. lol.. expercially series.. one terabyte of movie is not bad..video calls go plenty for there.
Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by seunpas: 11:01pm On Aug 09
And no one even think about our freedom from ds.v live streaming of football here I come
Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by Jonra(m): 11:06pm On Aug 09
Digital is the future, the future is now. In short it started yesterday (and we're already late). *John Legend mood*�

This could the spark that lights the fire of many disruptive innovations in the most populous black country.
Re: Google Free Wifi & What It Means To Nigeria Digital Economy by adewumiopeyemi(m): 11:07pm On Aug 09
Lol its doesn't work even work even facebook WiFi is even worst

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