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Main One collaborates with Microsoft on indigenous solutions

Main One Cable Company, West Africa’s communications services company, is collaborating with Microsoft to develop innovative but indigenous software under the Microsoft Imagine Cup platform. The competition is a premier student technology challenge where student innovators from all over the world compete to produce various ground-breaking application ideas, and implement from concept to marketplace with Microsoft resources, according to the company. Microsoft said this at the Image Club completion held in Lagos. As part of Microsoft’s YouthSpark initiative, the competition offers young entrepreneurs, innovators and developers an opportunity to develop ideas, create products, set clear business plans and take such products to the market. All Imagine Cup Worldwide Finalist teams are eligible to apply for Imagine Cup Grants, a three year $3m investment by Microsoft to help students turn their ideas into reality. Microsoft BizSpark, another YouthSpark initiative, enables Imagine…

Jonathan meets security chiefs

President Goodluck Jonathan is currently meeting security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja in his bid to end the violence being experienced in some parts of the country. The meeting which started a few minutes ago may consider the report of the committee the President set up about two weeks ago to look at the clamour for amnesty for members of the violent Islamic sect and its feasibility. The committee was given two weeks to submit its report. The latest meeting of security chiefs with Jonathan is coming less than 12 hours after the President met traditional rulers from the northern part of the country on the same issue of insecurity in the country.