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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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The Indian Health Ministry has developed a digital platform, including a mobile application for real-time tracking of processes related to the COVID-19 vaccination in the country, Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said. The platform, dubbed Co-WIN, will be monitoring vaccine delivery and registering people for vaccination. “Co-WIN digital platform includes a free downloadable mobile application which can help record vaccine data. One can register themselves on it if they want the vaccine. “There are five modules...

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The world of computing is full of buzzwords: AI, supercomputers, machine learning, the cloud, quantum computing and more. One word in particular is used throughout computing – algorithm. In the most general sense, an algorithm is a series of instructions telling a computer how to transform a set of facts about the world into useful information. The facts are data, and the useful information is knowledge for people, instructions for machines or input for yet...

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The National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) says it has rolled out some digitisation strategies through its new portal to transform the sector and improve insurance penetration. Mr Abiodun Aribike, the Deputy Director in charge of Information Technology in NAICOM, said this on Friday in Uyo at a seminar for insurance journalists with the theme: “Digital Transformation of the Commission and Market Development Initiatives’’. He said the strategies, which would be made available through the portal would...

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