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A green wireframe model covers an actor’s lower face during the creation of a synthetic facial reanimation video, known alternatively as a deepfake, in London, Britain February 12, 2019. Picture taken February 12, 2019. Reuters TV via REUTERS

China bans ‘fake news’ created with AI, bots

China has issued new rules banning online video and audio providers from using artificial intelligence (AI) and virtual reality technologies to produce “fake news.”

Expert: Nigeria’ll lose her rating in oil production

A world renowned oil engineer, Mr Barth Nwibe, has said that if nothing was done to harmonise the oil sector in Nigeria, the country will loss her rating in oil production in the next 30 Years.
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Google parent Alphabet profits slip amid bigger investments

Google parent Alphabet on Monday reported a sharp drop in profits over the past quarter as it ramped up spending for the launch of a wide array of new gadgets and services.

NAICOM: Insurance firms’ total assets hit N1.3 trillion

The total asset of 58 insurance companies as at 2018 stands at N1.3 trillion, Acting Commissioner, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM), Mr Olorundare Sunday Thomas has said.
Paul Pogba is likely to stay at Manchester United despite the incessant talk of interest from Real Madrid, says former Red Devils assistant manager Steve McClaren.

Paul Pogba spotted meeting Real Madrid boss in Dubai

Pogba is currently recuperating in Dubai from an ankle injury which will keep him out of Manchester United’s monster clash with Liverpool this weekend.

NAICOM’s industry portal goes live next year

A portal of the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) that will integrate all insurance transactions in the insurance industry into a single hub will go live next year, its Acting Commissioner, Mr Sunday Thomas said on Thursday.
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

Nigeria Open University introduces new courses — full list

NOUN’s pro chancellor, Peter Okebukola, a professor, unveiled the new programmes approved by the board of the university on Thursday.
Chiniki Guard, a Nigerian Information Communication Technology startup application, has won the best prize of $10,000 in the Artificial Intelligence category competition at the ongoing Gulf Information Technology Exhibition. GITEX is a global annual and biggest technology gathering in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, with theme: “Synergising the Mind and Technology Economy.”

Nigerian start up wins GITEX start prize

Chiniki Guard, a Nigerian Information Communication Technology startup application, has won the best prize of $10,000 in the Artificial Intelligence category competition at the ongoing Gulf Information Technology Exhibition.

GITEX: NITDA launches unity board to teach emerging technology skills

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) on Monday launched its indigenous ‘Unity Board’, a technology hardware platform for teaching emerging technologies.
Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isah Pantami

GITEX 2019: Minister tasks participants on technology domestication

The Minister of Communications, Dr Isa Pantami, has tasked Nigerians participating in the on-going Gulf Information Technology Exhibition, GITEX, to ensure they domesticate technology ideas and add value to Nigeria's ICT sector to build the country’s economy.

Xenophobia: Six Nigerian students cancel trip for robotics competition in South Africa

The six Nigerian students that will represent the country at the Africa Robotics Challenge (ARC) in South Africa on Sept. 28 have cancelled their trip to the country for safety.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

VP Osinbajo: We need institution that will produce cutting edge AI applications

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria needs an institution that will produce cutting edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications for education, business, medicine, security among others.

Shell wins Best Exhibitor Award, others at SPE conference

Shell companies in Nigeria have won the most coveted Best Exhibitor and eight other awards at the recently concluded 2019 Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibitions of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) held in Lagos.

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.
Facebook might be putting Messenger back into its main social media app.

Facebook paid contractors to transcribe users’ audio from Messenger

Facebook has been paying outside contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its services, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, citing people familiar with the matter.
Chairman, Society of Petroleum Engineers Nigeria Council, Mr Debo Fagbami, who is successfully making waves in the Nigerian Energy Industry.

Debo Fagbami: Data key to exploring business insights in petroleum sector

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Nigeria Council says big data remains a key enabler of exploring business insights and economics of services in the petroleum sector.
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.
Seni Sulyman, VP Global Operations, Andela

Seni Sulyman: Education in Africa in a state of emergency

Mr Seni Sulyman, Vice President, Global Operations, Andela, says education in Africa is in a statement of emergency.

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A Palau-flagged freight ship has sunk off the coast of Turkey’s Black Sea province of Bartin, killing at least three crew members, according to Bartin Governor Sinan Guner.

Several dead as freight ship sinks off Turkey’s Black Sea coast

A Palau-flagged freight ship has sunk off the coast of Turkey’s Black Sea province of Bartin, killing at least three crew members, according to Bartin Governor Sinan Guner.
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Catholic priest kidnapped, murdered in Niger

A Catholic priest of the Diocese of Minna, Niger State, Rev. Father John Gbakaan Yaji, has been abducted and murdered by gunmen suspected to be armed bandits in the state.

Dangote completes Nigeria’s longest concrete road

The 43KM Obajana-Kabba road constructed by Dangote Industries Limited (DIL), has been described by motorists as the country’s most strategic highway that is aiding travellers between the North and the South.

Abia government begs teachers to resume classes

Abia State Government has called on members of the state chapter of Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) to return to classes in the interest of their students and pupils.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Rivers: Robbery suspect arrested with police identity card

A suspected armed robber who was among two suspects arrested by security guards and residents of Elekahia Housing Estate was seen with an identity card of Nigeria Police Force, suggesting he might be their personnel.