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Google opens applications for Startups AI Accelerator Africa

Google opens applications for Startups AI Accelerator Africa

Google has announced the opening of applications for the 8th cohort of its Google for Startups Accelerator Africa program. According to the tech giant, the cohort will have a strong focus on startups leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to address critical challenges and unlock new opportunities across the continent. Head of Startups...

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Samsung Returns To Top Of The Smartphone Market – Industry tracker

Samsung Returns To Top Of The Smartphone Market – Industry tracker

Samsung regained its position as the top smartphone seller, wresting back the lead from Apple as Chinese rivals close the gap on both market leaders, industry tracker International Data Corporation (IDC) reported Monday. South Korea-based Samsung overtook Apple as worldwide smartphone shipments grew nearly 8 percent in the first quarter of this year to 289.4...

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FG To Launch New National ID With Payment, Social Capabilities

FG To Launch New National ID With Payment, Social Capabilities

The Federal Government, through the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), will launch an upgraded national identity card with payment functionality for all types of social and financial services. The innovative card made in collaboration with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Nigeria Inter-bank Settlement System (NIBSS), is to be powered by AfriGO, a...

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Whatsapp services down globally

Whatsapp services down globally

WhatsApp, the popular instant communication app owned by Meta, is currently experiencing technical difficulties.T here is currently a disruption in the messaging service of WhatsApp, which was first noticed a few minutes past 7pm, causing users to be unable to send or receive messages. The outage was reported globally as foreign news media platforms like...

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First Lady commissions digital economy centre, e-learning facilities in Oyo

First Lady commissions digital economy centre, e-learning facilities in Oyo

Nigeria’s first Lady Oluremi Tinubu on Tuesday, March 12, commissioned a Digital Economy Center and E-learning facilities donated by her to Ogbomosho Girls High School. The First Lady sought full participation and contributions of Nigerian women in the digital revolution as part of the quest for national development. Speaking at the event, Mrs. Tinubu, who...

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Tinubu pledges support for Research development, says funding imperative

Tinubu pledges support for Research development, says funding imperative

President Bola Tinubu has pledged his administration’s commitment to fostering science and development in the country. The president also directed the establishment of the National Research Fund, which will serve as a mainstay for development in Nigeria. President Tinubu spoke on Thursday, March 7, during his investiture as Grand Patron of the Nigerian Academy of...

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Zuckerberg Discusses AI Risks With Japan PM During Asia Tour

Zuckerberg Discusses AI Risks With Japan PM During Asia Tour

Meta chief Mark Zuckerberg met Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during a visit to Japan, discussing the risks of generative AI, a government spokesman said Wednesday. Zuckerberg is on a mini-tour of Asia that includes stops in Japan, India and South Korea, where he travelled on Tuesday night. The 39-year-old mixed business with pleasure while in...

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FG To Commission Electronic Gates At Airports In March

FG To Commission Electronic Gates At Airports In March

As part of efforts to ensure ease of movement by all travelers patronising the nation’s airports, the Federal Government has announced plans to commission electronic gates at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport and some selected airports in the country by March 2024. The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, who disclosed this in Abuja shortly after...

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Moon Is Shrinking, And Researchers Reveal Reasons

Moon Is Shrinking, And Researchers Reveal Reasons

A new study has revealed that the Moon is gradually shrinking, leading to a growing number of landslides that may threaten future astronauts. The study disclosed that the Moon’s core has cooled which made it lose as much as 100m in circumference over the last few hundred million years. Researchers from the University of Maryland, US,...