Technology

  • Minister announces groundbreaking partnerships with Cisco, others

    Minister announces groundbreaking partnerships with Cisco, others

    The Minister for Communications, Innovation, and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, has announced strategic partnerships with Cisco, 21st-century technologies like Awarri, and DataDotOrg.   Tijani made the announcements while speaking at a dinner to mark the end of a four-day National Artificial Intelligence Strategy (NAIS) Workshop in Abuja.   The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the workshop was…

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  • Embrace digital technology for global relevance, UNICEF specialist urges youths

    Embrace digital technology for global relevance, UNICEF specialist urges youths

    Mrs. Aderonke Akinola-Akinwole, a social behavioral specialist from UNICEF’s Lagos Field Office, has advised the youth to embrace digital technology to maintain global relevance. Aderonke-Akinola gave the advice during the town-gown interaction at Covenant University on Friday in Ota, Ogun. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event was organised by the Department of Mass Communication, Covenant University,…

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  • FG seeks German Government cooperation to reform Nigeria Police

    FG seeks German Government cooperation to reform Nigeria Police

    The Minister of Police Affairs, Sen. Ibrahim Gaidam, has called for more cooperation with the German Government to reform and enhance the capabilities of the Nigeria Police. Gaidam made the call on Thursday in Abuja when the German Ambassador to Nigeria, Mrs. Annett Guenther, paid him a courtesy visit. The minister said the cooperation should be in the areas of…

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  • Sanwo-Olu urges use of innovative technologies in solving challenge

    Sanwo-Olu urges use of innovative technologies in solving challenge

    Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has called for the use of innovative technologies to resolve the economic and social challenges of the country.   Sanwo-Olu said this on Wednesday during the pioneer graduation of the Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy (LJLA) at Konga Place in Lekki.   He said that the new platform of globalisation and the Internet of Things…

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  • Board advocates utilisation of Nigerian professionals to promote research productivity

    Board advocates utilisation of Nigerian professionals to promote research productivity

    The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has advocated the utilisation of indigenous professionals to promote research productivity for national growth. Mr. Omomehin Ajimijaye, NCDMB General Manager, Research, Statistics, and Development, said this on Wednesday at a three-day Research and Development Workshop and Training of Research Directors on Writing and Wining Research Proposals. The workshop with the theme “Research…

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  • NBMA to sustain Nigeria’s top biosafety rating in Africa—D-G

    NBMA to sustain Nigeria’s top biosafety rating in Africa—D-G

    Dr. Agnes Asagbra, the Director-General of the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), says the agency will continue to be the top biosafety and biotechnology regulatory body in Africa. Asagbra gave this assurance on Wednesday in Abuja at a news conference on the achievements of the agency in recent times. “We are top here in Africa but not ready to rest…

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  • Fair: Enugu Govt assures further improvement on Ease-of-Doing-Business

    Fair: Enugu Govt assures further improvement on Ease-of-Doing-Business

    The Enugu State Government says it is doing all within its ability to ensure further improvement in the ease of doing business within the state and ensure it becomes the number one investor’s destination. Mrs. Adaora Chukwu, the state’s Commissioner for Trade, Investment, and Industry, said this on Monday at the Enugu State Special Day at the 35th Enugu International…

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  • Nigeria needs visionary leaders to save education from imminent collapse – Author

    Nigeria needs visionary leaders to save education from imminent collapse – Author

    Dr. Bulus Danmagaji, author and retired Executive Director, Market Operations, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), says the nation’s education sector needs visionary leadership to save it from imminent collapse. Danmagaji, who also served as Human Resource Manager at Power Holding Company of Nigeria, spoke in Abuja on Saturday at the launch of a book titled “Leadership and Education Reform in…

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  • Key stakeholders convene for Nigerian fintech, financial inclusion roundtable

    Key stakeholders convene for Nigerian fintech, financial inclusion roundtable

    Stakeholders from banking, fintech, telecom, insurance, and the media are expected at the Nigeria Fintech and Financial Inclusion Roundtable scheduled for Friday, April 26 in Lagos. This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by the convener of the Roundtable, Mr. Prince Cookey. Cookey said the event, which has the theme “The Role of Fintech & Financial Inclusion in Citizen…

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  • USA injects 600,000 dollars in training 72 Nigerian scholars

    USA injects 600,000 dollars in training 72 Nigerian scholars

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the United States of America (USA) has injected a 600,000-dollar grant to train 72 Nigerian scholars on data science and medical image analysis. Prof. Benjamin Aribisala, Programme Director/Prinicipal Investigator, Data Science and Medical Image Analysis Training (DATICAN) in Nigeria, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday…

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  • TETFund to upgrade NOUN study centres with fibre optics

    TETFund to upgrade NOUN study centres with fibre optics

    The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) will upgrade all the study centres of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) with fibre optics to transmit information and data with the speed of light. The Vice Chancellor of NOUN, Prof. Olufemi Peters, said this during a pre-convocation news conference on Monday, ahead of its 13th convocation, slated for April 13, in…

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  • eTranzact records N2.2bn profit in 2023

    eTranzact records N2.2bn profit in 2023

    eTranzact International Plc on Monday announced a profit after tax (PAT) of N2.2 billion for the year ended Dec. 31, 2023, as against N1.18 billion posted in 2022. Mr. Isaiah Oreweme, Company Secretary of eTranzact, said this in the company’s annual report and audited financial statements for the year 2023, sent to the Nigerian Exchange Ltd. (NGX) in Lagos. Oreweme…

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  • Oyetola canvasses investing in research towards climate resilience

    Oyetola canvasses investing in research towards climate resilience

    The Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, on Monday in Abuja canvassed for continuous investment in research, innovation and technology to tackle Climate change in the country. Oyetola, represented by his Permanent Secretary, Mr Olufemi Oloruntola, made the call in his opening address at a “Stakeholders Consultative Workshop on National Blue Economy Strategy.” The News Agency of…

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  • Mobile money: limited network coverage, low literacy hindering penetration – Expert

    Mobile money: limited network coverage, low literacy hindering penetration – Expert

    An Information and Communication Technology (ICT) expert, Ahmed Ogundimu, says limited network coverage and low literacy levels are among the factors hindering mobile money penetration in rural areas. Ogundimu, who is a senior product manager with Amazon, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday that another challenge was skepticism about digital financial services. He said that the infrastructural…

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  • Tanzanian VP highlights urgent global health challenges

    Tanzanian VP highlights urgent global health challenges

    Tanzanian Vice President, Dr. Philip Isdor Mpango, has underscored the pressing global health challenges facing humanity. These challenges, he said, include insecurity crises, stubborn diseases, health pandemic risks, food insecurity, malnutrition, economic headwinds, and rapid technological advancements. Mpango said this at the Women in Health Global Conference 2024 on Saturday in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The News Agency of Nigeria…

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  • ICAO Council adopts new SARPs for remotely piloted aircraft systems

    ICAO Council adopts new SARPs for remotely piloted aircraft systems

    The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) says it has adopted new aviation standards and recommended practices (SARPs) for the integration of remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS).   The President of the ICAO Council, Salvatore Sciacchitano, said this in a statement on Friday evening, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.   Sciacchitano said that the adopted SARPs…

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  • Microsoft forecasts AI generates USD15.7 trn to global economy by 2030

    Microsoft forecasts AI to generate USD15.7 trn to global economy by 2030

    A multinational technology company, Microsoft, said on Thursday that artificial intelligence (AI) had the potential to contribute up to USD 15.7 trillion to the global economy by 2030. A commercial lawyer with Microsoft Africa, Theo Watson, made this known in his presentation, “AI Opportunity in Africa,” at the African AI Journalists Academy via Microsoft Team. While emphasising the opportunities AI…

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