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ABUJA — Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says no fewer than 20 million young Nigerians would be impacted with digital skills through an initiative of the Federal Government and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), disclosed on Monday, in Abuja. This was part of a pre-recorded message delivered by the vice president on Monday in Abuja at the official launch of the Generation Unlimited (GenU) programme in Nigeria. The introduction of GenU Nigeria was...

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Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has on Wednesday night presented two books in Yola, Adamawa state as part of efforts to enlighten the public on dangers associated with hate speech which breeds acrimony, and violence in society. Isa Garba, Senior Program Officer of CITAD while presenting the books entitled, “Context and content in hate speech discourse in Nigeria” edited by Jibrin Ibrahim and Y.Z Ya’u and “The compromised state, How corruption sustains insecurity...

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said its system dictated efforts/attempts by over 600, 000 candidates to register for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) but failed due to the compulsory use of the National Identification Number (NIN). JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede said 2021 UTME was hitherto scheduled to commence on 5th of June and run till 19th June, 2021, but the date may be shifted. Oloyede, who disclosed this at a...

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Adamawa State Government will conduct Biometric Verification Exercise of civil servants and Pensioners with a view to getting accurate data of the state workforce and pensioners.  A circular signed by Dr. Barminus A. Gayus Permanent Secretary; Establishment and Training, Office of the Head of Service shows that the exercise is in consonance with the State’s Fiscal Transparency Accountability and Sustainable Programme. The circular dated 15th April 2021 with Ref.No.OFF/244/T.1/13 explained that the Biometric Verification Exercise...

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ABUJA — ICT experts have urged the Federal Government to effectively utilise the recent Microsoft collaboration to build strong foundations for a digital economy in Nigeria. Some of the experts said on Thursday, in interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja, that the collaboration should be well leveraged to ensure creativity, innovation, and digital penetration. The experts said that the company’s investments in Nigeria’s future would offer an immense opportunity to put...

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The founder of Shamrock Innovations Kano Ms. Saadat Aliyu has developed Android application ‘Helpio App’ for reporting sexual abuse. Ms. Aliyu who is a woman and youth-centric tech innovation hub in Kano said the ‘Helpio App’ was launched on August 6, 2020 on the play store and that any person can visit the play store on Android phone and install the app. “I started learning IT skills from my brother when I was in junior...

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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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