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50 persons living with disabilities in Enugu are currently undergoing five days of training on Information Technology at the Enugu State Tech Hub and Youth Innovation Center. The training which started on Monday, 1st day of March is an initiative of the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, implemented by the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, in partnership with the Enugu State Government to empower persons living with disabilities, PLWDs, through IT entrepreneurship, policies,...

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OKITIPUPA — (Ondo State)  Prof. Sunday Ogunduyile, Vice-Chancellor, Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa, Ondo, on Tuesday identified science and technology as a panacea to drive Nigeria’s economy for development. Ogunduyile, a Professor of Industrial Design, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Okitipupa that the university had been equipped with various research equipment, arrays of courses, lecturers, and thoroughly bred graduates to harness the state’s potential to drive the country’s...

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CANBERRA —  Researchers from the University of South Australia (UniSA) have discovered a drug that can treat the most lethal form of brain cancer. Wang Shudong, Head of Drug Discovery and Development at UniSA, said on Thursday that trials of the experimental drug, Auceliciclib, have proven that it can offer a new treatment for glioblastoma, which currently has no cure in animals. Glioblastoma is the most deadly form of brain cancer with 95 per cent...

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ABUJA —  Mr. Promise Amahah, Director-General, Nigeria Young Farmers Network (NYFN), says science, technology and innovation are imperative for enhancing mechanisation in agriculture and improving not only crop yield but an entire value chain. Amahah, who said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja, encouraged farmers to embrace the vast possibilities of mechanised farming practices in order to ensure optimal productivity. Amahah, also the Chief Executive Officer...

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JOS —  The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) and the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) have signed a Memorandum of  Understanding (MoU) on the training of officers of the academy by the fund and development of intellectual exchange opportunities for the benefit of the two institutions and the wider community. The Director-General of the ITF, Sir Joseph Ari, and the Commandant of the NDA, Maj.-Gen. Jamilu Sarham signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations on...

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JOS —  The Director-General of the Industrial Training Fund(ITF), Sir Joseph Ari, on Tuesday inaugurated an introductory technology laboratory at the fund’s staff school in Jos. Ari, while performing the function, expressed the commitment of the fund to provide world-class technical vocational education that would equip young citizens with technical skills to meet the growing needs of the public and private sectors of the Nigerian economy. He disclosed that contract for the construction of the...

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The federal government has again moved the deadline for telco subscribers to link their national identification number (NIN) with their SIM cards to February 9, 2021. This was indicated in a statement signed by Gbenga Adebayo, chairman of Association of Licensed Telecommunication Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), and Damian Udeh, ALTON publicity secretary, on Wednesday. The federal government had previously issued a two-week timeline for all subscribers to update SIM registration with a valid NIN. The...

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The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, has approved the development and release of an improved National Identity Number (NIN) slip and a mobile application that will help in securing NIN. Dr. Femi Adeluyi, Technical Assistant, Information Technology to the ministry, made this known in a statement late Thursday in Abuja. Adeluyi said this development was part of the Federal Government’s Policy to improve the process of obtaining NIN and linking it...

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By Tabitha Moses ____ As the 2020-21 school year gets underway – both at the K-12 and college level – many students find themselves attending online classes via Zoom or similar teleconferencing platforms. Although sticking with remote instruction may be the correct decision from the standpoint of public health, it is not without problems. As a researcher who studies behavior and the brain, I have found the evidence suggests that online instruction can pose a range of challenges for students if they...

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India Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated India’s first-ever driverless train on Delhi Metro’s Magenta Line, stressing that Delhi was the capital of a major global, financial and strategic power. Modi also inaugurated India’s National Common Mobility Card on Monday on the Airport Express Line, both events held via video conferencing. “The inauguration of the first driverless metro train shows how fast India is moving towards smart systems. Today Delhi Metro is being connected...

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