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  • Microsoft, Novartis to use AI in supporting healthcare delivery

    Microsoft and Novartis are collaborating to use AI technology to find new ways to address the challenges underlying every phase of drug development, such as research, clinical trials, manufacturing, operations and finance. Novartis CEO Vas Narasimhan says this would accelerate research into new treatments for many of the thousands of…

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  • Google maps now have incognito features

    Google has unveiled new privacy features to its Maps, YouTube and Voice Assistant services, with options including incognito mode and automatic data. This follows complaints from users and regulators globally on how their platforms handle user data. The incognito mode on Google Maps will stop saving maps activity to users’…

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  • Here’s the latest Nigerian app that eases sale, purchase of food items

    Fuudzie – new app that will serve as a platform for food suppliers and targets profitable markets – has been launched. This app will also help caterers showcase their skills to the society. That’s not all. It will be a digital market place for selling and ordering of processed food…

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  • Nigeria set to establish AI agency

    It appears the Nigerian government is now fully set to take the driving seat in pushing Artificial Intelligence as a major policy thrust. The minister of science and technology, Ogbonnaya Onu said this in Abuja. If created, the AI agency is expected to not only increase Nigeria’s manpower needs in…

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  • Nigerian students back-out of robotics competition over Xenophobia

    The Africa Robotics Challenge (ARC) holding in South Africa will go ahead without Nigeria’s participation. This is because six Nigerian students scheduled to take part in the Sept. 28 have cancelled their trip to the country due to fears of xenophobic attacks. The students blamed the organisers for failing to…

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  • Google to invest $1bn on solar cells parks

    The U.S. IT company Google on Friday said that it would invest over one billion dollars in European solar cell parks, five of which will be built in Denmark. Malou Aamund, Google’s Danish director, said this in a statement on Friday. “We have been working hard to find some projects…

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  • Nigeria to use biotechnology in driving healthcare delivery

    Nigeria will adopt the use of biotechnology to boost healthcare delivery and renewable energy in the country. Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology said this when a team from the Biotechnology Society of Nigeria (BSN), led by its President, Prof. Benjamin Ubi paid him a courtesy visit in…

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  • TrainQuarters – Africa’s first all-in-one online course platform berths

    It all started as a dream; now it has become a reality. TrainQuarters – the very first all-in-one online course platform to be created in Africa – has berthed. TrainQuarters enables people to conduct courses, and is geared at eradicating illiteracy in Nigeria and other African countries. This is the…

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  • Jumia to host maiden World Tourism Day event

    Jumia Travel will host its maiden World Tourism Day event to raise awareness on the importance of tourism in Nigeria. Omolara Adagunodo, Managing Director of Jumia Travel, says the Sept. 27 event would address the growing relevance of tourism and its potential to create thousands of jobs. The United Nations…

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  • World Robot Organisation Competition: Nigeria tipped to excel

    The organisers of the World Robot Organisation (WRO) Nigeria, Mrs Abisola Obasanya, on Wednesday tipped Nigerian representative for the WRO competition in Gyor, Hungary for greater success. Obasanya made the assertion while assessing the performance of Nigerian students in the past years of appearance. The 2019 WRO competition which serves…

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