Fasmicro EnviroMeter is the most advanced pollution metering system (to our knowledge) designed by Africans to track the level of CO2 in the city. Our motivation is simple: African policy-makers are making decisions without data.  We want to empower them with a simple, but rugged technology, that will help them see how much CO2 that is present in the air, at any time. We capture the CO2 and then develop a Pollution Map which anyone […]

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Well-known global business leader and chairman of Heirs Holdings Tony Elumelu says his group “has the ambition to generate at least a quarter of Nigeria’s power consumption needs in the next five years.”   Heirs Holdings’ interests in the power sector include Transcorp Ughelli Power, a gas-fired, thermal power generating plant which was acquired under the privatisation of Nigeria’s power sector.   Mr Elumelu will deliver the keynote address at this year’s West African Power Industry Convention (WAPIC) in Lagos […]


Apple has unveiled Apple Pay that will enable MasterCard cardholders to use their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch for everyday purchases. MasterCard built the foundation for secure mobile transactions, so consumers can use their cards when, where and how they want.   MasterCard worked with Apple to deliver a seamless and secure payment experience. For consumers and merchants alike, that means that every purchase made with a MasterCard using iPhone 6, iPhone […]


Few months ago as I pivoted to learn how to develop embedded systems applications around the Android mobile operating system, I noticed that I needed mastering of Java.  Android as you may know has since morphed to become a platform for hardware enthusiasts and makers. Apparently, its open licensing framework has given it an edge as microcontroller and FPGA (field programmable gate arrays) vendors have developed ways to use it to integrate electronics systems.   […]


The refusal of the National Assembly to pass into law the cyber security bills pending before it has been blamed for the low uptake of mobile money scheme introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).   Speaking on the sideline of an Internet Governance Forum in Lagos, immediate past Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Prof Cleopas Angaye said since there is no law that specifies punitive measures for infractions when transactions […]

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We are FASMICRO, your leading embedded systems training partner in Nigeria. We are the only Altera and Microchip authorized partners in West Africa.  Email or call us now to schedule your training.   Embedded Systems – FPGA  using Altera technologies. Fasmicro is Altera design services and training partner. Visit our Altera page here. Embedded Systems – Microcontroller using Microchip technologies.Fasmicro is Microchip authorized 3rd party technical training partner. Visit our Microchip page here.  


A “PARABLE” is a story that conveys a moral message—often with animals standing in for humans, as characters.  Last week though, an audience at the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), in Abuja, was regaled with a different kind of parable.      The principle character was neither a human nor an animal—but rather, a satellite whose powerfully instructive story was retold, on the occasion of its Third Year in orbit.      The […]

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New data from Juniper Research has revealed that by 2019 worldwide revenues from tablet games will reach $13.3 billion – a threefold rise on the 2014 figure of $3.6bn. The report highlights that growth will be fuelled by a number of key factors including  improved storage capacity of devices, better graphical capabilities, increasing mobile broadband penetration and consumers’ preference for convenience and ubiquity. The report, Mobile & Handheld Games: Discover, Monetise, Advertise 2014–2019, also found that […]

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has received his National eID card, heralding the official launch of the eID pilot program. In the pilot phase, the Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC) will issue MasterCard-branded identity cards with electronic payments functionality to 13 million Nigerians. This initiative is the largest rollout of a biometric-based verification card with an electronic payment solution in the country and the broadest financial inclusion program in Africa. The eID card forms a key component of the Nigerian […]


As at 3 years ago, ecommerce in Nigeria was not as big as it is now. It seems to have come a long way and that is just to show that there has been tremendous growth and progress in the Internet business.  Online shopping in Nigeria has been on a steady rise ever since, with the expansion of e-commerce platforms that are fully operational and are completely with different business models. One among them is Kaymu, Nigeria’s leading online marketplace, kind of like eBay, I think you get […]

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