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University of Lagos gets N5 billion for research

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) was able to attract up to N5 billion in research in the past one year, a lecturer in the university has said.
Google

Google Assistant now lets you assign reminders to other people

You will soon be able to assign reminders to specific members of your household with Google Assistant on Android phones and Nest Home smart speakers and smart displays, a company spokesperson said in an email.
Amnesty International

Amnesty: We fought, protected President Buhari’s human rights

The embattled human rights organization, Amnesty International, AI, at the weekend, reminded President Muhammadu Buhari, and others of protecting their human rights from being abused when they were victimized and oppressed some years ago under military regime.
KPMG Nigeria launched its novel Insight Centre last week and the Founder-Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Jim Ovia, alongside the Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, both chaired the event.

Digital solution is the future of business partnerships – Dangote, Ovia

KPMG Nigeria launched its novel Insight Centre last week and the Founder/Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr. Jim Ovia, alongside the Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, both chaired the event.

Facebook, CCHub to mentor 12 startups in Nigeria, Ghana

Facebook says it is collaborating with Co-Creation Hub (CCHub) to mentor and empower 12 startups in the ”Season 2 FbStart Accelerator Programme.”
Tizeti - WifiCall - Phone

Official: Tizeti unveils voice calling service

An Internet Service Provider, Tizeti, on Tuesday unveiled an unlimited voice service app, “WifiCall.ng”, targeted at both individuals and businesses.
IAN GOODFELLOW

Apple hires Google AI expert to direct machine learning

After last year’s hiring of Google AI and search team leader John Giannandrea, Apple is continuing to bring over key AI talent from its rival, as it has hired respected inventor Ian Goodfellow to become a director of machine learning for its mysterious “special projects” group.
AI researchers from Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and a number of top universities have called on Amazon to stop selling its facial recognition technology to law enforcement.

AI researchers tell Amazon to stop selling ‘flawed’ facial recognition to the police

AI researchers from Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and a number of top universities have called on Amazon to stop selling its facial recognition technology to law enforcement.
UBA - United Bank for Africa

Social Media Week: UBA unveils AI Chatbot to improve financial services

In a bid to improve financial services with the aid of Artificial Intelligence (AI), the United Bank for Africa (UBA) on Monday unveiled the first Artificial Intelligence Chatbot in Africa.

Scientists develop tool to screen anxiety, depression in kids

Scientists have developed an AI-enabled tool to screen anxiety and depression among children for internalising disorders early and accurately, a study published on Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE said.
Muhammadu Buhari

PDP: Another term for President Buhari is invitation to totalitarianism

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday warned Nigerians not to grant a second tenure to President Muhammadu Buhari as doing so is an invitation to totalitarianism.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

NSE launches X-Bot to enhance market participation

The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has announced the launch of X-Bot, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered chatbot that responds directly and automatically to enquiries through Facebook Messenger.

Tukur Buratai blasts Amnesty International, others for allegedly undermining Nigeria

Lt-Gen. Tukur Yusuf Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff, has again blamed Amnesty International (AI) and other non-governmental organisations for undermining their reputation by demoralising troops through unfounded allegations on human rights abuses.
Godwin Abbe

Godwin Abbe flays Amnesty International reports on Nigeria

A former Minister of Defence, Gen. Godwin Abbe, on Sunday joined several Nigerians, including the Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP), in condemning the recent report of Amnesty International (AI) on uprisings in Nigeria.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Federal government disputes Amnesty International report on Middle Belt violence

The federal government has disputed the report of Amnesty International (AI), which accused it of failing to investigate and appropriately bring to justice killers that fuelled the herders-farmers’ clashes in some parts of the country.
President Buhari receives in audience Deputy Senate President and South East Governors in State House on 21st Nov 2018-2

2019: You can’t sway South East with fake promises – PDP tells Muhammadu Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told President Muhammadu Buhari that Nigerians are no longer interested in fake promises and false performance claims, now that elections are around the corner.
Umar Garba Danbatta, Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission

NCC seeks collaboration of academia, telecoms on innovation

Executive vice chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, has called on the academia and stakeholders in the telecommunications industry to collaborate to accelerate innovation, industrial growth and sustainable development in the Nigerian telecoms industry.
John Agim - Nigerian Army

DHQ: Amnesty undermining war against insurgency, criminality in Nigeria

The Defence Headquarters has accused Amnesty International (AI) of allegedly undermining the war against insurgency and criminality in Nigeria, saying the human rights organisation is not interested in lasting peace in the country.

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Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

NSE: Investors react positively to ministers’ inauguration, assignment

Investors on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Wednesday reacted positively to the inauguration and assignment of ministers to various portfolios by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Presidential media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, says the Buhari administration is working with state governments across the Northwest to pursue an urgent revamp of the national security apparatus in the subregion.

President Buhari warns cabinet members against unnecessary altercation

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja, cautioned new cabinet Ministers against unnecessary altercation while discharging their responsibilities.
Senator Shehu Sani (APC-Kaduna)

Kaduna election: Tribunal dismisses Shehu Sani’s petition for lack of merit

The National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Kaduna has dismissed the petition challenging the election of Senator Uba Sani as the lawmaker representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday appointed his wife, Aisha, and the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, to serve on the Presidential Advisory Committee on the Elimination of Drug Abuse in the country.

President Buhari approves appointment of aides for First Lady

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of aides for the Office of the First Lady, occupied by Hajia Aisha Buhari.
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame and Uganda's Yoweri Museveni were once close allies but their relations have turned deeply hostile in a dispute that damaged trade between the neighbours.

Ugandan, Rwandan leaders sign pact to end months-long standoff

The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda on Wednesday signed an agreement in Angola to end months of tensions after the two leaders exchanged accusations of spying, political assassinations and meddling.