February 18, 2020
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  • NASS AI: Revolutionizing access to Nigeria’s legislative bills

    In Nigeria, it is a herculean task to get access to legislative bills. It is typically the duty of the National Assembly of Nigeria to provide Nigerians with proposed bills, order papers and other related documents This duty, especially in recent years, is not taken seriously and has been left to third-party websites to handle. The situation is changing gradually. The principles of open government data state…

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  • Unregistered Nigerian ICT professionals face clampdown

    Unregistered Information Technology professionals in the country are in for hard times, as he Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN), says it has been mandated by the Ministry of Education to clampdown on them. Prof. Charles Uwadia, President of the council, said that the council had more than 5,000…

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  • Five Nigerian science academies get N25M grant

    The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) has issued grant of N5 million, each, to five Nigerian Academies to support them in nation building. The Minister, Dr Ogbonaya Onu, on behalf of the Ministry, issued the grants to Nigerian Academies of Science, Engineering, Letters, Education  and Social Sciences in…

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  • Start-ups with top funding rounds in 2019.

    In their 2018 Startup Funding Report, Disrupt Africa stated that startups in Nigeria got the lion’s share of funding in Africa- 58 startups including the likes of Piggybank, Farmcrowdy and Paystack raised a total of $94.4 million. There was even a greater improvement in 2019, as Nigerian startups got more…

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  • Mobile money: How MTN is helping Imo businesses

    The advent of FinTech has no doubt helped to improve the financial inclusion of several sections of the Nigerian business community that where hitherto unreachable. Several organizations have succeeded in deploying FinTech solutions to ensure seamless, effective conduct of small and big business transactions across board. Tech-giant MTN, through its…

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  • How Small Businesses Leverage on Technology to help Improve their Business

    The Digital Revolution remains one of the key milestones of the 21st Century. Technology has helped in shaping the way things are done. It has also changed the way we do business.  Processes that were hitherto manual, are now getting automated and businesses continue to be better, faster, smarter and…

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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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