The internet has gotten across almost every part of the world but the concern now is how it is being used,especially by children. This is a problem, and according to research, one in three children around the world now uses the internet.
President Barack Obama understands this. So he took to the East Room of the White House on Friday and gave an interview to YouTube personages Destin Sandlin, Ingrid Nilsen and Adande Thorne (aka Swoozie).
Wolflike, they blitzed him with the important questions of the day. This included the dog-pants conundrum.
It was Swoozie who posed it (around the 17-minute mark). Of course, he first quizzed the president about ISIS, Syria and many other issues. The president admitted that he was frustrated with the pace of government.
But then Swoozie fooled him into thinking easy questions were following. The first was about "Star Wars." Which "Star Wars" character would the president like to be? Han Solo, said Obama, because "he's a little bit of a rebel."
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President Muhammadu Buhari's 2016 budget proposal presented before the joint session of the National Assembly two weeks ago indicates that N139.9 million out of the N39billion budgeted for the Presidency will be spent on the Internet in Nigeria’s seat of power, Aso Rock.
The sum of NGN114.4million will be expended on the upgrade of the existing Internet infrastructure in the State House and another NGN22.5million to be spent on purchasing new Internet servers.
Other technology related expenditures in the budget proposal includes the purchasing of what is described as ‘Active Devices for State House Network’, which will cost NGN100 million.
NGN35 million has been earmarked for the purchase of security appliances and licenses, including computer anti-virus software. This is even as the 2016 budget includes NGN55.7 million for installation of budget planning software.
The presidency will also spend NGN27.5 million for the purchase of computers.
Out of the NGN90.3 billion budgeted for the Office of...