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  • FCTA equipping youths with ICT skills for sustainable dev’t – Wike

    The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Nyesom Wike, says FCT Administration is equipping youths in the territory with functional Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills for sustainable development. Wike stated this at the opening of a five-day training of 300 youths on various ICT skills in Abuja on Tuesday. The free training was organised in collaboration with…

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  • Shettima urges deployment of biotech innovations for economic growth

    Vice President Kashim Shettima has urged experts in the biotechnology ecosystem to harness the innovative power of biotechnology to drive economic growth. Shettima made this call  while declaring open the five-day International Conference on Biotechnology (ICoB24) hosted by the National Biotechnology Research and Development Agency (NBRDA) on Monday in Abuja. The conference has the theme, “Biotechnology as an Engine for…

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  • NITDA, GetBundi to equip corps members, 5,000 others with digital skills

      The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in collaboration with GetBundi Educatioy, has concluded plans to train selected members of the National Youth Service Corps on digital literacy. “Additionally, 5,000 youths from the creative industry will also participate in the training, designed to make the beneficiaries Digital Literacy Champions,” the Director-General of NITDA, Kashifu Abdullahi, has said. Abdullahi, who…

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  • NASENI, USAID train 300 girls, donate laptops to boost tech skills

    The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has trained 300 girls and donated laptops to equip them with skills for tech-driven future. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the donation by NASENI was in collaboration with USAID and was presented to the beneficiaries during the closing ceremony of EveryGirl 2.0, on Thursday in Abuja. The initiative also…

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  • Nigeria on the path to safe digital  economy – NDPC

    The Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) on Wednesday said that Nigeria’s path to a safe digital economy was marked by significant progress. The National Commissioner, NDPC, Dr Vincent Olatunji, said this at the 6th Edition of the Policy Implementation Assisted Forum (PIAFO) in Lagos. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that PIAFO focuses on Nigeria’s renewed strategic agenda for its digital…

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  • Connectivity: Our rural areas target by 2027 — NCC

    The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) says it will reduce the gap of unconnected Nigerians in rural areas from 61 per cent to 20 per cent by 2027. The Executive Vice Chairman of  NCC, Mr  Aminu Maida, said this during the Sixth Edition of  the Policy Implementation Assisted Forum (PIAFO) in Lagos, on Wednesday. The event had the theme:  “Accelerating Collective…

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  • Minister canvasses support for national digital economy, e-governance bill

    Dr Bosun Tijani, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, on Tuesday, canvassed support for the National Digital Economy and e-Governance Bill. He said when the Bill was passed into law, it would provide legal framework and accelerate progress in the digital economy agenda. Speaking at a media engagement on the bill in Abuja, the minister said that Nigeria’s digital…

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  • Google announces additional language translate

    Google on Tuesday announced a major expansion of its language translator, Google Translate with additional 110 new languages to the platform. Google Translate is a multilingual neural machine translation service developed by Google to translate text, documents and websites from one language into another. Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Communications and Public Affairs Manager for West Africa at Google, said in a statement,…

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  • SLTV set to introduce new channels, innovation – Managing Director

    Dr Ifeanyi Nwafor, Managing Director, Metrodigital Ltd., owners of Silver Lake Television (SLTV), an indigenous Nigerian satellite pay television, says it will be introducing new channels and some digital innovation to the SLTV. Nwafor told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Tuesday that the innovation  was to bring in new and exciting experiences to consumers, especially in…

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  • NASENI trains Osun youths in modern shoemaking, tailoring techniques

    The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has started a skills acquisition training programme on modern shoemaking and tailoring for youths in Ife-Ife Osun State. This is contained in a press statement issued by Mr Chima Akwaja, NASENI’s Deputy Director of Information on Monday in Abuja. Akwaja disclosed that the three-day intensive training began on Monday, July 8,…

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  • Olatunji nominated for global privacy assembly award

    Dr Vincent Olatunji, the National Commissioner of the Nigeria Data Protection Commission (NDPC) has been nominated for the Global Privacy Assembly (GPA) Giovanni Buttarelli 2024 award for outstanding leadership and fostering international collaboration. Mr Itunu Dosekun, Head of Media of the NDPC, said this on Monday in a statement issued in Abuja. The GPA Giovanni Buttarelli Award is in memory…

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  • MTN Foundation sponsors 457 students to MUSON in 17 years

    MTN Foundation (MTNF) says, since 2007, it has sponsored a total of 457 students on two-year training at the Musical Society of Nigeria (MUSON). The foundation said that in spite of the challenging economic situation, it had and would continue to support the  development of youths due to its commitment and deep responsibility to make good things happen. The Executive…

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  • FG signs MoU with stakeholders on investment in bioethanol production in Ekiti

    The Federal Government, on Wednesday  partnered with Montserrado Investments Ltd. and the Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIRRO) Oshodi on investment in bioethanol production in Ekiti Chief Uche Nnaji, Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Montserrado Investments Ltd. and FIRRO in Abuja. Nnaji said the collaboration was a significant milestone in a shared…

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  • Google partners creative industry to empower 6000 Nigerian youths

    Google Sub-Saharan Africa in collaboration with the Creative Industries Initiative for Africa (C.I.I.F.A.) on Tuesday said it was launching the second cohort of its Engage Nigeria Programme. Mr Olumide Falegan, Manager, EMEA Music & Culture at Google Sub-Saharan  Africa, said in statement that the Engage Nigeria Programme was a transformative initiative aimed at equipping youths with creative industry skills. The…

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  • Google ambassador encourages women  to utilise opportunities in programmes

    A Woman Techmaker Ambassador (WTA), Mrs Gbemisola Esho, on Sunday encouraged women to take advantage of the opportunities in Google’s Women Techmakers Programme. In an interview  with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) In Lagos, Esho said that the programme was a global initiative aimed at empowering women in technology and bridging the gender gap in the tech industry. According…

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  • Data protection initiative seeks review of NIMC  storage system

    Data  Knowledge Information Privacy Protection Initiative (DKIPPI) has called for the review of the National  Identification Management  Commission (NIMC) data storage  system. The Chief Executive Officer of DKIPPI, Mr Tokunbo Smith, made call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Smith, also a Data  Protection  Controller, spoke against the backdrop of the NIMC’s statement that five websites are…

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  • MoniePoint reiterates commitment to MSMEs’ growth, development

    MoniePoint MFB, an Africa financial technology institution, on Thursday, reiterated its commitment to providing peerless and holistic support for Macro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The Managing Director, Moniepoint MFB, Mr Babatunde Olofin, said this in a statement in Lagos to mark the World MSMEs Day. Olofin said the support would boost the MSMEs capacity to achieve the Sustainable Development…

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