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27-year old Nigerian wins £25,000 for developing a tutoring app

Godwin Benson, second right being congratulated after the award

A 27-year-old Nigerian, Godwin Benson has won an engineering award given by  UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering for the tutoring app developed by him. According to the BBC, Benson, a systems engineer, beat 16 participants to clinch the £25,000 ($32,000) prize money. At the awards ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya on 23 May 2017, the four finalists delivered presentations, before Africa Prize …

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Nigeria is set to Launch Africa’s 1st Nanosatellite


Nigeria is to launch Africa’s first nanosatellite (an artificial satellite with a wet mass between one and 10 kg 2.2–22 lb)  into the orbit, the Director-General of National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Prof Seidu Mohammed, has said. Mohammed told the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York that the Nigeria’s nanosatellite would be launched …

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Nigerian Government Launches 30 Start-up Businesses By Youths

Prof. Yemi Osibajo

The Nigerian government on Friday launched 30 start-up businesses by youths under the Villa Demo Day platform for technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo launched the businesses at an event attended by the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. Professor Osinbajo also announced plans to collaborate with Facebook in coming months, expressing the belief that it will enhance entrepreneurial and …

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Facebook CEO in Nigeria, excited about technology drive

Mark Zuckerberg in Nigeria

Facebook’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg, is currently in Nigeria to see how Facebook can better support technology development and entrepreneurship in the country and other African nations. The Facebook CEO visited a ‘Summer of Code Camp’ at the Co-Creation Hub in Yaba, otherwise known as the Silicon Valley of Nigeria, as one of his first stops on the trip. …

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Nigeria To Establish Technology Development Bank

minister for scienec and tech Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

The Nigerian government plans  to establish a Science and Technology Development Bank, a government official said on Tuesday. According to the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, the bank would assist the informal sector to close the technological gap and give financial assistance for research and innovation activities. The Minister made the announcement at a meeting with the National Association …

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Computer association wants financial assistance for local manufacturers of accessories


The Computer and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (CAPDAN), Lagos State Branch, on Saturday called for government’s financial support for artisans and local manufacturers of computer and phone accessories.

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Samsung unveils Galaxy K Zoom

samsung galaxy k zoom

Samsung Electronics West Africa has unveiled its new Galaxy K Zoom smartphone, which it describes as a revolutionary product that delivers on the company’s mission to create a single device playing the role of a smartphone and a smart camera.” According to a statement by the firm, it is a variant of the Samsung’s flagship, the Galaxy S5. The device …

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FG To Introduce Content Access As Substitute For Radio Licence Fees


The Federal Government on Saturday revealed that plans to introduce content access fees to replace radio licence fees ahead of Nigeria’s migration to digital terrestrial television broadcasting by 2015. The Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, made this known at the opening of the Extra Ordinary meeting of the National Council of Information in Abuja. Maku said the planned content …

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Google unveils self-driving car prototype

Google self driving car

If you’re uneasy at the idea of riding in a vehicle that drives itself, just wait till you see Google’s new car. It has no gas pedal, no brake and no steering wheel.Google has been demonstrating its driverless technology for several years by retrofitting Toyotas, Lexuses and other cars with cameras and sensors. But now, for the first time, the …

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Nokia delays handset sale to Microsoft


Finnish telecom company Nokia on Monday said the sale of its handset business to US technology giant Microsoft would be delayed by a few weeks until April 2014.

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From Spare Parts Trader to Motor Giant: The story of Innoson

Innocent chukwuma

You will never know the extent of the Innoson enigma until you come closer. By the time you have (as we did) toured the Innoson manufacturing plants, you will realise that right here in Nigeria, is a re-incarnation of a Henry Ford and his types in America, Japan and elsewhere; people who did not obtain fanciful or high-sounding university degrees …

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Biometric registration of bank customers starts in Lagos

CBN governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi

The $50 million Biometric Solution project instituted by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Bankers’ Committee kicked off yesterday in Lagos. The exercise, which would provide central database for all bank customers across the country, was launched by the CBN Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

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First Nissan made in Nigeria car out by April 2014


Baring any hitches, Nigerians should begin to witness the result of the Federal Government’s automotive policy early this year as Nissan says it’s first made in Nigeria car will be rolled out this April.

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AT&T offers T-Mobile customers $450 to switch


The war for mobile customers is heating up with AT&T making this pitch directly to T-Mobile customers: Switch to us and get $450. It’s not cash. AT&T (T, Fortune 500) is offering T-Mobile (TMUS) refugees a $200 credit per phone line, plus the chance to trade in their smartphones for up to $250.  It’s the latest in the battle between …

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Faster Internet will increase Nigeria’s GDP by 3 % -Omobola Johnson

omobola johnson

The Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, has disclosed that broadband (faster internet access) will raise Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 3 per cent. Speaking at a recent industry forum, Johnson noted that the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector contributes just over 8 per cent to GDP at present but that achieving targets of a five-fold increase …

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