Science & Technology

Kano Focus trains 20 broadcast journalists on social media usage

Kano Focus, an online news platform in Kano has trained 20 broadcast journalists on how to use social media to obtain factual and reliable information that can be utilized to produce credible news content. The workshop was conceived to address the pervasive circulation of false, inaccurate and questionable information–a trend …

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Konga eyes $10 million daily turnover by 2024

Konga, eCommerce giant, has revealed that the business will hit the $10 million daily turnover mark by 2024. To realise the target, Konga has disclosed that the growth trajectory and overall operational efficiency backed by the consistent reduced losses it has witnessed are critical factors in the projections.Making known the …

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Hitch, other Edtech start-ups selected for Mastercard accelerator

The Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) has announced the first cohort of 12 Edtech fellows that will benefit from its 12-month acceleration programme. Among them is Hitch Nigeria, an educational video platform that provides underserved African schools with curated, high-quality educational …

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Technical know-how frustrates migration Nigeria internet content home

Lack of technical know-how is said to be frustrating some Nigerian companies from migrating their Nigerian internet content home, Nigeria CommunicationsWeekhas learnt. The cost of hosting in the country, has not also helped matters, going by signs of not significant improvement in the efforts to host Nigerian information locally. Government …

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NITDA urges e-commerce companies to leverage on digital economy policy

Mr.Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has tasked Nigeria’s leading e-Commerce companies to join hands with Federal Government in its strategic implementation of National Digital Economy Policy.He made the call while receiving Ms Juliet Anammah, chairperson of Jumia Group, in his office. The DG said …

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IP theft threatens Nigeria’s knowledge-based economy

The stark reality is that Nigeria wastes entirely too much money and time policing crimes like burglary, fraud, and bank-robbery when it should be doing something about intellectual piracy instead. And this will not happen overnight, because Nigeria is still far from focusing on intellectual property (IP) a policy priority. …

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15 steps to put your business on Google Maps

FILE PHOTO: The Google Maps app logo is seen on a smartphone in this picture illustration taken September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo I don’t think I ever go more than a couple of hours without opening the Google Maps app. It doesn’t matter where I am: Whether at work, …

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Emerging technologies in agriculture will drive youth inclusion

A cross section of the participants. The deployment of emerging technologies in agriculture would drive youth inclusion into the sector, experts have said.According to experts at the Agritech Youth Empowerment session of the on-going Social Media Week (SMW), Lagos, with new technologies, the agriculture sector can be adequately reformed.     …

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Biggest Explosion in the History of the Universe Detected by Astronomers – “Really, Really Massive”

This extremely powerful eruption occurred in the Ophiuchus galaxy cluster, which is located about 390 million light-years from Earth. Galaxy clusters are the largest structures in the Universe held together by gravity, containing thousands of individual galaxies, dark matter, and hot gas. Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Naval Research Lab/Giacintucci, S.; XMM:ESA/XMM; Radio: …

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Human ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ Immune Cell Discovered by Scientists

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have identified a rare, new cell in the immune system with “Jekyll and Hyde properties.” These cells play a key protective role in immunity to infection but — if unregulated — also mediate tissue damage in autoimmune disorders. The findings should help us design more …

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