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NITDA to suppport NNPC’s innovation in petroleum sector

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has reiterated its resolve to support the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to drive innovation in the petroleum sector.
The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Abdullahi, has said that emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Robotics are going to power the fourth industrial revolution.

NITDA: Nigeria preparing for fourth industrial revolution through emerging technologies

The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Abdullahi, has said that emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Robotics are going to power the fourth industrial revolution.
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami says the new Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics recently commissioned in FCT, Abuja will serve as a hub for innovation, research and development.

Why we commissioned new AI, Robotics Centre in Abuja – minister

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami, says the new Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics recently commissioned in FCT, Abuja, will serve as a hub for innovation, research and development.
The list was first filtered down to 2099 applicants based on their age, educational background, and scientific research experience, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) said in a press release.

UAE shortlists 61 candidates for astronaut program

The UAE announced on Sunday that 61 out of 4,305 applicants were shortlisted for the astronaut program that aims to find the next two astronauts for crewed space missions.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Nigerian government endorses digital identity for displaced persons

The Federal government has approved digital identity for Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs and also Centre for Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Israeli health authority on Monday launched a new robot-aided COVID-19 test.

Israel deploys robots for virus test

Israeli health authority on Monday launched a new robot-aided COVID-19 test.
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has drawn the attention of Nigerians to a fraudulent online data collection form that is capitalizing on the COVID-19 pandemic to defraud unsuspecting Nigerians.

NITDA working to balance concerns, advantages of fourth industrial revolution – chief

As studies indicate that some jobs are vulnerable to automation in the next decade and how companies and organisations get to adapt to the rapid transformation, security risks triggered by digitisation, the Director-General of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mallam Kashifu Abdullahi, has said that the agency is working round the clock to balance the concerns and advantages of Fourth Industrial Revolution (FIR).
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister: We are ready for 4th industrial revolution

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, says Nigeria is ready to play in the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Pantami

Minister explains reasons for digital economy drive in Nigeria

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, has justified the necessity, appropriateness and significance of the re-designation of the Federal Ministry of Communications as Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy (FMoCDE) in October 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari, as he recalled the modest strides of the ministry and strategy for accomplishing the digital economy policy for national development.
Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has promised the support of his administration for creative industry with a view to making the sector achieve a sustainable economic status. 4

Lagos okays N250 million for research, innovation council

The Lagos State government on Thursday said it has voted N250million for its agency for speeding up innovation, the Lagos State Science, Research and Innovation Council (LASRIC) for use by innovators in the state.

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.

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.

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.
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.

Minister: Federal government will diversify economy through technology application

Federal Government will deploy technology to diversify the economy, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonanaya Onu, said.

ECWA college seeks government support on ICT training

The ECWA International College of Technology (EICT) in Jos is seeking partnership with the Plateau Government to train secondary school students in Information Communication Technology (ICT) and robotic skills.

Manchester City buys third-tier Chinese club Sichuan Jiuniu

CFG, which owns Manchester City, has bought the Chengdu-based side as part of a joint-purchase deal involving China Sports Capital and robotics firm UBTECH.
Yobe State University Damaturu

Yobe university to become center of robotics and artificial intelligence

Yobe State University is set to become the centre of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence after signing a memorandum of understanding with the ICT University, Louisiana, USA in Damaturu penultimate week.

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Over 6,000 FCT IDPs face eviction by landowners

The Vice Chairman of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp in New Kuchingoro in Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Usman Adamu, weekend, cried out that over 6, 000 IDPs will be evicted from the land they currently occupy in January 2021 by landowners.
Genk centre-forward Paul Onuachu has appreciated Junya Ito and Theo Bongonda for their assistance in the brace he scored against Cercle Brugge on Saturday.

Genk forward Paul Onuachu thanks teammates after bagging brace vs Cercle Brugge

Genk centre-forward Paul Onuachu has appreciated Junya Ito and Theo Bongonda for their assistance in the brace he scored against Cercle Brugge on Saturday.

#EndSARS: Edo lawyer wants judicial panel of enquiry on police attacks

An Edo state-based lawyer and notary public, Olayiwola Afolabi, has called on the federal government to institute a judicial panel of inquiry to investigate attacks on police officers by suspected hoodlums during the #EndSARS protest that went violent leading to the destruction of properties and loss of lives across the country.
Incumbent Nana Addo Akufo-Addo of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) will face former president John Dramani Mahama, leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Ghana to elect president in ‘battle of two giants’

West African gold producer Ghana is preparing to elect a president on Dec. 7, in a race dubbed the “battle of two giants.”
MultiChoice Nigeria has announced that it is bringing back the popular music reality show, Nigerian Idol.

MultiChoice back with music reality show Nigerian Idol

After a three-year hiatus, Nigerian Idol will return with season six to unearth some of the best musical talents the country has to offer. The Idol franchise has over the years produced some of the biggest Nigerian singer such as Timi Dakolo, Mercy Chinwo, and Omawumi who have gone ahead to make a name for themselves in the global music scene.