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    Sama Reaffirms Support for AI AgTech in Africa

    For agriculture in East Africa to sustainably feed a growing population, farmers must adopt AI tools to enhance productivity, increase yields, protect environments and reduce costs. Sama, a leading provider of data annotation solutions that power the artificial intelligence (AI) models of the future, has seen the potential improvements firsthand with deployments for customers in Europe, North America and the…

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  • Computer village relocation: Further delay as LASG insists on developer’s disengagement

    Computer village relocation: Further delay as LASG insists on developer’s disengagement

    The Katangua ICT Market development may be delayed further as the Lagos State Government insists that it has terminated its contract with the Project Consultant, Bridgeway Global Project Ltd. Dr Olajide Babatunde, the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on e-GIS and Urban Development, who had visited the market at the weekend, said that the project consultant’s contract with…

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  • HIV can be eliminated in lab using gene editing tool -study

    HIV can be eliminated in lab using gene editing tool -study

    Researchers have eliminated HIV from cells in a laboratory, raising hopes of a cure. Using a gene-editing tool known as Crispr-Cas, which won the Nobel Prize in 2020, scientists were able to target HIV DNA, removing all traces of the virus from infected cells. Working essentially as scissors, the technology can cut the DNA at certain points, allowing unwanted genes…

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  • IWD: Israel seeks collective support towards empowering women

    IWD: Israel seeks collective support towards empowering women

    Michael Freeman, Ambassador of Israel to Nigeria, has underscored the need for collective support towards empowering women to achieve meaningful growth in Nigeria. Freeman, also the Permanent Representative of Israel to ECOWAS, disclosed this at the International Women’s Day (IWD) ceremony with the theme “Women in Entrepreneurship,” organised by the Israeli Embassy on Tuesday in Abuja. The envoy reiterated the…

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  • Elumelu’s Heirs Holdings unveils new subsidiary

    Elumelu’s Heirs Holdings unveils new subsidiary

    Heirs Holdings, an African investment company, has launched a new subsidiary, Heirs Technologies Ltd., with an ambition to empower Africa’s digital transformation. Heirs Holding said this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Lagos. Mr. Tony Elumelu, Founder and Group Chairman, Heirs Holdings, said that the introduction of Heirs Technologies marked a…

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  • YABATECH rector harps on efficient transport system, infrastructure development

    YABATECH rector harps on efficient transport system, infrastructure development

    The Rector of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Dr. Ibraheem Abdul, says efficient transport systems and infrastructure development are the bedrock of any nation’s economic prosperity. Abdul asserted the Third Dr. Abubakar Olaseni Annual Lecture Series held at YABATECH, according to a statement by a Deputy Registrar, Mr. Adekunle Adams, on Saturday in Lagos. The lecture had the theme ‘Unlocking…

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  • COAS inaugurates laboratory in Kano school

    COAS inaugurates laboratory in Kano school

    The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, has inaugurated a 25-seat capacity computer laboratory built for the Government Girls Secondary School Charanchi, Bichi Local Government Area, Kano State. Inaugurating the project on Saturday, Lagbaja said the project was part of efforts to encourage the learning of ICT at the secondary school level. He explained that the Special Intervention…

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    NCC Initiates Wireless Internet Cloud Installation in Akwanga, Nasarawa State

    February 5, 2024 The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has embarked on the installation of a wireless internet cloud at the College of Education Akwanga in Nasarawa State. This move is a direct response to the NCC’s commitment following the recent enactment of the Nasarawa State Right of Way Regulation 2023, which eliminates charges for the installation, placement, laying, and maintenance…

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  • Facebook clocks 20 years, gets 36.2m in Nigeria — Nigeria — The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

    Facebook Marks 20th Anniversary with 3 Billion Active Users Globally

    Global: February 5, 2024: Facebook, the social media giant owned by Meta Platforms, celebrated its 20th anniversary on February 4, 2024, announcing a remarkable milestone of over three billion active users worldwide. This accounts for 57% of global internet users and 38% of the global population. Launched in 2004 as “TheFacebook” by Mark Zuckerberg and his college roommates at Harvard…

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  • "X" Users To Enjoy Peer-To-Peer Payments -Elon Musk | The Guardian Nigeria News

    Elon Musk’s X to Introduce Peer-to-Peer Payment System in 2024

    January 12, 2024: Elon Musk’s X, formerly known as Twitter, is gearing up to launch a new peer-to-peer payment system later this year. The visionary tech mogul, who acquired the social media platform two years ago, envisions transforming it into an all-encompassing app, providing users with a seamless platform to manage various aspects of their lives in one place. In an…

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    Infinix Nigeria Gifts Latest Device to Nigerian Lady Criticized for Early Morning Cooking

    LAGOS – Infinix Nigeria has extended a gesture of goodwill by offering its newest device, the Infinix Hot 40, to a Nigerian woman known as #_Debbie_OA. The woman gained attention and faced criticism on social media for revealing that she wakes up at 4.50 am daily to cook for her husband. In a tweet posted on Saturday via its official…

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  • Singapore Aims to Triple Its AI Workforce to 15,000, Lawrence Wong Says

    Singapore Aims to Triple AI Workforce to 15,000 in Updated National Strategy

    Singapore, December 5, 2023: In a bid to bolster its artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, Singapore is embarking on an initiative to triple its pool of AI practitioners to 15,000. Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong announced the updated national strategy, outlining plans to achieve this goal through a combination of local training initiatives and international hiring. Speaking at an event on…

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  • Meta

    Publishers Sue Meta Over Alleged Data Protection Violations

    Madrid, December 5, 2023: A consortium of Spanish news publishers, operating under the banner of Asociacion de Medios de Informacion, has filed a lawsuit against tech giant Meta, accusing the company of violating data protection rules set by the European Union in 2018. The legal action, initiated on Monday, represents more than 80 Spanish media outlets, including prominent platforms such…

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  • NATE President hopeful of technology’s place in Nigeria’s growth

    Ibadan, Nov. 7, 2023 (NAN) The National President of Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering (NATE), Mr Dominic Udoatan, says he is hopeful technology can play a big role in the country’s growth. Udoatan stated this when he led a group of technologists from 36 states of the federation on a courtesy visit to the management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan…

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  • Acronis Simplifies Endpoint Security with New EDR Solution

    Acronis, the global leader in cyber protection, today announced the general availability of Acronis Advanced Security + Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) for Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud. With new capabilities such as AI-based attack analysis, Acronis EDR reduces complexity and simplifies workflows for a more streamlined operation, making it easier than ever for MSPs and the businesses they serve to deploy comprehensive security…

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  • IBEForuM hosts the Digital Learning APAC Summit 2022

    The Digital Learning APAC Summit | 2022 was virtually held on the StreamOn platform on the 16th and 17th June, 2022. This conference was designed to bring the digital learning solution providers from all over the globe into the spotlight, which will aid in the modernizing and digitizing of the education sector, and solve the critical challenges of digital learning…

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  • Sendy partners Google to empower 5,000 MSMEs in Africa

    Sendy, a tech company that builds fulfilment infrastructure for e-commerce and consumer brands, is partnering with Google to empower 5,000 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Africa. Mrs Mojolaoluwa Aderemi-Makinde, Head of Brand and Reputation, Google Sub-Sahara Africa, said this in a statement on Monday in Lagos. Aderemi-Makinde said that Google through the Hustle Academy would provide small businesses…

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