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DJ Steve Aoki wants to be frozen when he dies in hopes that he can later be brought back to life if technology allow
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DJ Steve Aoki wants to be frozen when he dies in hopes that he can later be brought back to life if technology allow

American DJ, Steve Aoki has revealed that he wants to be frozen when he dies. The 43-year-old Maimi born disclosed this during an interview on “In Depth with Graham Bensinger.” He explained that he wants to be cryogenically frozen in the hopes that he can later be brought back to life if technology allows. “My passion is in what’s in the future with brain technology,” the famous DJ began. “The angle is finding a way to live forever, and that sounds kind of scary and crazy when you say that. … My mom’s 78. I want to see her live to 120. I want to say, ‘Mom, you have another 50 more years left,’ you know?” Steve Aoki is hoping to keep himself cool and fresh with technology developed by the Alcor Life Foundation where you can freeze yourself for the hefty sum of $220,000. ...
Why Nigeria policemen seem ineffective – Governor Masari
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Why Nigeria policemen seem ineffective – Governor Masari

Governor Aminu Bello Masari has called on patriotic and well meaning Nigerians to try and understand the predicament the Nigeria Police finds itself in the course of discharging its duties. According to Governor Masari, considering the population of Katsina, which is estimated to be about 8 million to about 3000 policemen in the state, it is practically impossible for the police to be effective in safeguarding lives and properties of citizens in the State as the ratio amounts to one police officer to 260,000 citizens. This, he said, is a clear indication that the police in Katsina and by implication across the country lacked the needed manpower to carry out their assigned duties effectively, coupled with the twin evil of lack of sophisticated technology and equipment. Masari made ...
One-time billionaire, Elizabeth Holmes Facing 20 Years in Prison for Fraud
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One-time billionaire, Elizabeth Holmes Facing 20 Years in Prison for Fraud

An entrepreneur once dubbed the 'world’s youngest female self-made billionaire' faces two decades in prison as she awaits a fraud trial. Elizabeth Holmes, 37, is accused of lying to patients and investors of her medical tech start-up, Theranos, which at one point was valued at £6.6billion. Theranos promised to run hundreds of medical tests using a single drop of blood using its technology, but it never lived up to expectations, and may never have worked at all. Holmes is alleged to have overhyped claims about the company’s financial performance, before it went bust in 2018. Her major investors included Rupert Murdoch, who put in $121million and the Walmart’s Walton family, who invested $150million (£109million). More than...
NAFDAC approves Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine
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NAFDAC approves Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccine

Executive Director of National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib has said that the Sinopharm BBIBP-CorV COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for use in Nigeria. Shuaib who made the announcement during a press briefing on Tuesday August 24, said the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) approved the vaccine three days ago. He said;   “NAFDAC has approved Sinopharm vaccine. The approval was done three days ago. And yes, Sinopharm vaccine has also received WHO certification. “So, it is a potential vaccine that we could use. “There are so many vaccines out there, but one thing that we are very clear about is that we are not going to use all the available vaccines in Nigeria. “At some point, we are going to d...
Abdulsalam Mahmud: On NITDA bill and Kashifu’s integrity
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Abdulsalam Mahmud: On NITDA bill and Kashifu’s integrity

While major players in the Information Technology sector are still debating the so-called controversial provisions in a proposed bill in the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Act, the Director-General/CEO of agency, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi has proven to be forthright and focused tech savvy. Kashifu Abdullahi early in the year disclosed that to keep up with the pace of innovation that has swept the country, there should be a realignment of the Act with “tenets and ideals of the Fourth Industrial Revolution” and Nigeria’s Digital Economy Policy. He said the objectives of NITDA’s Act has always been to create a regulatory framework for the development of the Nigerian information technology sector and digital economy, including promoting and implementation of pol...
We’ve appealed Rivers court judgment on VAT collection – FIRS
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We’ve appealed Rivers court judgment on VAT collection – FIRS

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has announced that it has appealed a recent judgment of the federal high court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State which stopped it from collecting Value Added Tax (VAT) in the South-South state. Justice Stephen Pam who issued a restraining order against the federal agency, had said that there is no constitutional basis for FIRS to demand and collect VAT, withholding tax, education tax and technology levy in Rivers state or any other state of the federation The court further declared that the defendants are not constitutionally entitled to charge or impose levies, charges or rates (under any guise or by whatever name called) on the residents of Rivers state and any state of the federation. The judgement implied that FIRS is also barred from c...
2022 World Cup qualifiers: Europe to use VAR – UEFA
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2022 World Cup qualifiers: Europe to use VAR – UEFA

  Video Assistant Referees (VAR) will be used in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in Europe, starting from September 2022. The continental football ruling body, UEFA, said this in a statement via their website on Thursday. The light-touch use of VAR at Euro 2020 was widely praised, and UEFA will hope those standards are maintained in the qualifiers for Qatar, with the group stages concluding in November. Unlike the Euros, where the VARs were based away from the matches at UEFA’s Nyon headquarters in Switzerland, the technology will be implemented on site at the stadium hosting each qualifier. UEFA had hoped to introduce VAR into its national team qualifying competitions sooner, but the logistical difficulties caused by the coronavirus pandemic forced it to delay.
Dubai Creates Artificial Rain to Combat Heatwave
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Dubai Creates Artificial Rain to Combat Heatwave

A new technology has been deployed by Dubai to create artificial rain. The fake rain was created to tackle heatwave. It was gathered that drones were used by Dubai to create heavy downpours, partly caused by cloud-seeding projects. Dubai deals with extremely hot summers with temperatures over 50°C. The United Arab Emirates’s National Center of Meteorology (NCM) confirmed this, saying Dubai uses drone technology for electrical charges into clouds. The science cause the clouds to cluster and form precipitation. For this year, the NCM released a video of monsoon-like showers and sparking flashes of lightning. The rain and strong winds cut visibility on roads and created difficult driving conditions, The National reported. Cloud seeding, one of nine different rain-ma...
Footballers don’t ‘wear bras’ – sporting reasons for under-shirt clothing explained
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Footballers don’t ‘wear bras’ – sporting reasons for under-shirt clothing explained

Sports science has become a crucial aspect of football in recent years and players often wear a piece of technology under their jerseys If you watch a lot of football and pay close attention to a team, you will have noticed that many footballers are now wearing under-shirt garments that, to some, resemble a sports bra. It's not a bra they are wearing though - it's a highly sophisticated piece of technology that is designed to aid players and their clubs in their physical development, ensuring they perform at an optimum level. So, in case you've been confused and were wondering what exactly players were wearing, Goal brings you everything you need to know
Establishment of technology, health universities: HURIWA kicks as Buhari snubs S/East
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Establishment of technology, health universities: HURIWA kicks as Buhari snubs S/East

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse his decision to exclude the South East from the immediate establishment of specialized technology-based and health universities in five of the six geopolitical zones of the country. HURIWA described Buhari’s decision as Igbophobic, discriminatory and unconstitutional, asking the President to perish his alleged hatred for Igbos and work towards salvaging his nearly destroyed legacy as a nationalist. President Buhari had recently approved the immediate establishment of five new universities specialised in technology and health with a take-off grant of N4 billion each for the universities of technology and N5 billion each for the universities of health science. Angered that th...
We deleted over 15 million voters from register in 10 years – INEC
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We deleted over 15 million voters from register in 10 years – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that 15 million voters found to have been duplicated records were deleted from its register between 2011 and 2021. In a keynote address titled “Technological innovation as an antidote for election rigging” at the 10th anniversary celebration of Blueprint Newspaper in Abuja, INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu who was represented by the Commission’s Director in charge of ICT, Engr. Chidi Nwafor revealed that the commission will launch an online voter registration portal on June 28, 2021 to reduce the stress associated with voter registration. He said;   “We discovered that rigging can come before, during and after the election and one thing is for us to find ways of stopping this. Few years ago, the entire pro...
Premier League take Decision on ‘Armpit Offside’ VAR Secisions
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Premier League take Decision on ‘Armpit Offside’ VAR Secisions

  Premier League clubs remain in favour of the “armpit offsides”, as they prepare to discuss their Video Assistant Referee (VAR) survey, the UK Mirror reports. One club is keen to push for “teams” of officials, as it would help if referees had a regular Video Assistant Referee partner, who they would work with every week. That may not be realistic as many referees are usually on a rota between roles. Also, there is not much that can be done on tight offside decisions, as law makers IFAB and FIFA do not favour giving any leeway or tolerance. Clubs have been asked for their opinions ahead of the Premier League AGM in Harrogate on June 10 on how to improve video technology. They are likely to discuss whether using the “drawing of the 3D lines” is necessary, as it at...
Lagos Begins Installation of 2,000 CCTV Cameras
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Lagos Begins Installation of 2,000 CCTV Cameras

Lagos State Government says it has commenced the installation of 2,000 Closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras across the state. The state Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hakeem Popoola Fahm, disclosed this at a ministerial press briefing on Tuesday, May 4, to commemorate the second year in office of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led administration. Fahm said the number of CCTV cameras installed is increasing day by day, but, already, 100 CCTV cameras had been installed in Ikeja metropolis.  The Commissioner added that upon completion, the project would advance Lagos state economy by becoming a 24-hour driven commercial centre, which would allow companies to operate in a safe, secure and smart environment that would create more jobs and increase Gross Domestic Product of ...
Ogun To Partner Indonesia To Develop Seaport, Airport, Others – Dapo Abiodun
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Ogun To Partner Indonesia To Develop Seaport, Airport, Others – Dapo Abiodun

The Ogun State government says it is willing to collaborate with Indonesia to develop the state’s seaport, airport, housing, and other sectors of its economy. The government is also planning to set up an economic team to liaise with Indonesian investors to explore areas of interests that will be mutually beneficial to both the state and the Pacific nation. Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun made this known when he hosted the Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria, Usra Hendra Harahap, in his office at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. Abiodun noted that Indonesia has made tremendous progress in the areas of technology, infrastructure, housing, transportation and medicine, expressing the state’s interest to tap in. “Ogun has more than enough land to accommodate a lot of industries. We are desiro...
Cristiano Ronaldo’s dumped captain’s armband sold for $75,000
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s dumped captain’s armband sold for $75,000

  The captain armband discarded by Cristiano Ronaldo during Portugal’s controversial 2-2 draw with Serbia in the 2022 World Cup qualifier, has been sold for over $75,000. The armband was auctioned to help a sick child in Serbia. Television replays showed that the Portugal captain’s shot actually crossed the line before Serbia defender, Stefan Mitrovic cleared it, but the goal was denied in the absence of goalline technology. Ronaldo was also booked for dissent as officials waved play on. In anger, the former Real Madrid star stormed off the pitch at full time, tossing his armband away. The captain’s armband, which was picked up by a fireman at the Red Star’s Rajko Mitic stadium, was bought by a betting company at a charity auction to help fund life-saving surgery fo...
Male Teacher Sacked after Comparing Schoolgirls Who go to Prom to ‘Prostitutes’ and ‘Kardashian Clones’ on his Secret Blog
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Male Teacher Sacked after Comparing Schoolgirls Who go to Prom to ‘Prostitutes’ and ‘Kardashian Clones’ on his Secret Blog

A male teacher, Alexander Price, 43, has been sacked after comparing schoolgirls to ‘prostitutes’ and ‘Kardashian clones’ on his secret gossip blog. Price who teaches at Denbigh High School in north Wales had a blog that he operated anonymously called ‘The Provoked Pedagogue’ where he documented his thoughts like a diary. In one article titled ‘The Problem With Prom’, Price called the event ‘a shallow, vacuous affair, about nothing more than who has spent the most on looking nice’. He said the girls would spend ‘nine out of 12 months’ planning for prom when they should be learning. Price, who teaches Design and technology, then shockingly said girls who went to prom ended up looking like a cross between ‘Eastern European prostitutes and trans-human Kardashian clones’. ...
Traffic Officers to Start Wearing Body Cameras – LASTMA Boss Olajide Oduyoye
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Traffic Officers to Start Wearing Body Cameras – LASTMA Boss Olajide Oduyoye

The General Manager of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Olajide Oduyoye, has said its officers would soon start wearing bodily cameras precisely to catch traffic offenders. Olajide disclosed this while speaking on Channels Television on Friday February 26. Olajide who said technology is the way to go for LASTMA added the state governor, Babjide Sanwo-Olu is working towards helping the agency acquire the necessary technologies needed. “This year, we are definitely hoping to start in the next few weeks what you will say are non-approachable offence dealings. That means we are going to be having body cameras on officers to capture incidences because things happen so fast and you can’t really say let me get my camera. But if you have your body camera on that is recordin...
5G Might Expose Nigeria to Espionage – NSA
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5G Might Expose Nigeria to Espionage – NSA

The office of the national security adviser (NSA) has expressed its fear with the deployment of 5th Generation (5G) technology in the country. Bala Fakandu, director of communications in NSA who appeared before the senate committee on communications on Thursday February 25, said they are concerned about the deliberate vulnerabilities and backdoors within the 5G network equipment, which according to him might expose Nigeria to "eavesdropping, tracking, cyber-attacks, military and industrial espionage and other malicious activities by foreign actors." Fakandu also asked the ministry of communications and digital economy to carry them along in the formulation of the policy that would guide the use of 5G in the country. He said; “We are concerned about the deliberate vulnerabilit...
North Korea Accused of Trying to Hack Pfizer for Covid-19 Vaccine Info
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North Korea Accused of Trying to Hack Pfizer for Covid-19 Vaccine Info

North Korean hackers tried to break into the computer systems of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer in a search for information on a coronavirus vaccine and treatment technology, South Korea’s spy agency said Tuesday, Feb 16 North Korea has been under self-imposed isolation since closing its borders in January last year to try to protect itself from the virus. Leader Kim Jong Un has repeatedly insisted that the country has had no coronavirus cases, although outside experts doubt those assertions. And the closure has added to the pressure on its tottering economy from international sanctions imposed over its banned weapons systems, increasing the urgency for Pyongyang to find a way to deal with the disease. Seoul’s National Intelligence Service “briefed us that North Korea tried to...
Osinbajo Welcomes Microsoft’s Offer To support Nigeria’s ESP
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Osinbajo Welcomes Microsoft’s Offer To support Nigeria’s ESP

Just as global technology giants including Google Inc., HUAWEI, and top social networking company, Facebook, another international tech heavyweight, Microsoft Corporation, has disclosed plans to partner with the Federal Government for the benefit of the Nigerian people, especially young people. Specifically, Microsoft is now offering support for the Digital Transformation pillar of the Federal Government's Economic Sustainability Plan. This will be a continuation of the technology company's investment in Nigeria after the establishment of an African Technology Development Centre in 2020, all in affirmation of the efforts of the Buhari administration in the creation of a viable technology ecosystem in Nigeria. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, Thursday noted in a virtual meeting ...
Pharmacist Accused of Intentionally Spoiling Covid-19 Vaccine is Arrested
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Pharmacist Accused of Intentionally Spoiling Covid-19 Vaccine is Arrested

A Wisconsin pharmacist has been fired after he was suspected of intentionally spoiling more than 500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Steven R. Brandenburg, 46, was released from custody Monday, Jan 4, while prosecutors determine if the charges being considered against him are legitimate. He confessed to police that he deliberately tried to ruin the vaccines because he was concerned they could alter people’s DNA, WISN reported. According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Moderna vaccine against COVID-19 uses messenger RNA to "deliver instructions for human cells to make a piece of protein like that found on COVID-19, and the body then begins building immunities against that and the coronavirus." The technology does not alter human DNA. Jeff Bahr, president of Aurora H...
German police arrest 11 people for sexually abusing children and filming the act
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German police arrest 11 people for sexually abusing children and filming the act

Eleven people have been arrested on suspicion of severely abusing at least three boys after police broke up a child pornography ring that peddled “unfathomable images” over the internet in Germany. Close relatives of the boys, ages 5, 10, and 12 including one set of parents and an uncle were among those arrested, the police said at a press conference. Investigators identified the suspects from videos recovered from professionally encrypted hard drives that they seized and are still working to unlock, the authorities said. Joachim Poll, who headed the investigation for the Münster police said that the recovered footage showed shocking abuse over “several hours” of the two younger boys by four men. “You can’t imagine it. These men, if you can call them that, acted maliciously by ...
Twitter To Tackle Conspiracy Theory Hovering Around 5G And Covid-19
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Twitter To Tackle Conspiracy Theory Hovering Around 5G And Covid-19

Twitter said it would tackle the spread of damaging conspiracy theories linking mobile phone technology and coronavirus with a prompt to direct people searching for 5G to British government-verified information. The theory, which has spread on social media, has resulted in attacks on mobile telecoms masts and abuse directed at engineers in Britain. Scientists, phone companies and the government have said it is completely untrue. Twitter said the search prompt would inform users that the government had seen no link between 5G and Covid-19, and include a link to a government website with credible, factual and verified information in relation to 5G. Katy Minshall, Twitter UK’s head of government, public policy and philanthropy, said the move was the latest step in its focus on...
Coronavirus: Buhari Urges ECOWAS To Use Agriculture, Technology To Boost Economy
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Coronavirus: Buhari Urges ECOWAS To Use Agriculture, Technology To Boost Economy

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged leaders under the auspices of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to explore agriculture and technology to reclaim the region’s dwindling economy as a result of the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Mr Buhari made the appeal during an Extraordinary ECOWAS Summit on COVID-19 held through teleconferencing on Thursday. Of the over 2.5 million coronavirus cases worldwide, about 25,000 cases and 1,240 deaths have been recorded in 52 African countries as of Thursday afternoon. Only Lesotho and Comoros are free from the pandemic. With the drastic fall in oil price and lockdown directives issued by ECOWAS leaders to curtail the spread of the disease, the sub-region’s economy is under siege. Charge Mr Buhari at the meeting, ho...
Sheffield Utd boss Wilder: Football’s return will lift nation’s morale
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Sheffield Utd boss Wilder: Football’s return will lift nation’s morale

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder feels the resumption of the season will boost the nation's morale. Sheffield United and their top-flight rivals have seen the Premier League season suspended indefinitely, in a bid to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Wilder said, "The players have obviously been given individual programmes to do and modern-day technology has allowed us to monitor and record those activities to the levels we have set them and we have done that very, very efficiently. "We have been delighted with that and I think they realise as well that they need to hit to ground running when, hopefully, we do get back into it. "I should imagine it will be a pre-season and then back into the games. "Because I am 100 per cent certain that there is a massive enthusiasm, no...
Amazon fills 100,000 jobs, will add 75,000 more
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Amazon fills 100,000 jobs, will add 75,000 more

Amazon said Monday it had filled the 100,000 US jobs it promised a month ago to meet demands from the coronavirus outbreak and was ready to take on 75,000 more.The announcement by the technology and retail colossus highlighted surging demand for online commerce with the pandemic forcing people to shelter in place. Amazon’s hiring spree, which is being mirrored by other firms in the food and retail sectors, comes amid news that US unemployment claims surged by some 17 million over the past month. “Today, we are proud to announce that our original 100,000 jobs pledge is filled and those new employees are working at sites across the US helping to serve customers,” Amazon said in a blog post. “We continue to see increased demand as our teams support their communities, and are going to...
Nigeria Tops Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List For 2020
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Nigeria Tops Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List For 2020

Spread across categories like finance, tech, art, and sports, it features 30 young entrepreneurs in Africa who are innovating their respective industries. Every year, Forbes Africa releases a list of top 30 under 30 young Africans who are doing amazing things for themselves and for their community. This year wasn’t any different and the publication released names of 30 Africans sourced from four categories featuring 30 in each: Business, Technology, Creatives and Sports. Nigeria makes up the majority of honorees in the list, shedding light on the entrepreneurial and can-do spirit of the young people in the country. South Africa and Botswana had four of their young entrepreneurs on the list. Ghana had three young people while Uganda had two of its young entrepreneurs on the list...
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Talks About 5G Network And COVID-19 That Puts The World In Great Chaos
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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Talks About 5G Network And COVID-19 That Puts The World In Great Chaos

There have been such a large number of contort to the issue of Coronavirus comprehensively, while some trusts it exuded from a science research facility, others have censured it in totality. While the countries strives to stop the passing of a huge number of individuals over the world, different pioneers have kept on imparting their insights also. COVID19 isn’t the principal pandemic in the world. Be that as it may, this took the world by a shock with the manner in which it executes and continues spreading from mainlands to another. The world is on a lockdown, as many countries have asked their citizens to stay indoors, in other to be able to contain the spread. While this efforts are ongoing, a Nigerian pastor, Chris Oyakilome has shared another view to the reasons the pandemi...
Pastor Chris Oyakhilome ‘Exposes’ Coronavirus And 5G Network (Video)
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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome ‘Exposes’ Coronavirus And 5G Network (Video)

Ever since its announcement by China in 2019, It is least to say that so many conspiracy theories have sprung up ever since COVID-19 broke out, where people share their opinion on what is the cause of the pandemic, but the one most talk about is its link to the 5G network, new world order, the coming of the antichrist, and the eventual end of the world. A British man had earlier uploaded a video online, showing the new TWENTY POUND NOTE (£20) which was recently released in Britain and claimed that at the back of the note, you would see a 5G mast and symbol of coronavirus over it. The notes entered circulation on February 20, 2020, and is made entirely from polymer. Not so long ago, Senator, Dino Melaye shared a video online, where he advised the federal government to desist from ...
NCDC Receives Four Ambulances From Dangote To Tackle COVID-19
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NCDC Receives Four Ambulances From Dangote To Tackle COVID-19

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has received four ambulances from billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote as part of his support in tackling the COVID-19. The NCDC confirmed this on Saturday, saying the ambulances were received by the Lagos State Ministry of Health. In a tweet, the ministry said it was grateful for the collective efforts demonstrated by the government & private sector in response to the outbreak. The donation comes a day after members of the Nigerian Private Sector Coalition Against Covid-19, donated billions of naira to curb the spread of the disease in Nigeria. They include former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Aliko Dangote, Abdulsamad Rabiu of BUA Group, Femi Otedola, Tony Elumelu (United Bank of Africa), Herbert Wigwe (Access Ban...
Nigeria’s Ogbole Samson, Who Developed a Technology that Allows you Farm Without Soil, is Featured in Episode 8 of First Class Material
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Nigeria’s Ogbole Samson, Who Developed a Technology that Allows you Farm Without Soil, is Featured in Episode 8 of First Class Material

If you're interested in Agriculture, then you do not want to miss the 8th episode of First Class Material, spotlighting Ogbole Samson. Samson is a young Nigerian agronomist who refers to himself as a tech-based farmer. He is the Lead Trainer at Soilless farm lab and has developed a technology that allows residents of urban areas to farm without soil. Soilless farming, as the name implies, is growing your plant without the use of soil, Samson explained in this episode of FCM. Samson further explained how he went into soilless farming. He also spoke about the benefits of soilless farming over the traditional means of farming.   With soilless farming, he explained that wherever you are, you can grow foods and you do not have to own land to do it. He pointed out tha...
Sanwo-Olu, Canadian Mayor Discuss Bilateral Cooperation In Technology, Food
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Sanwo-Olu, Canadian Mayor Discuss Bilateral Cooperation In Technology, Food

The ongoing infrastructural development programme of the Lagos State Government is a deliberate effort to make the State attractive to Diasporan investment, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said. Sanwo-Olu said there would be no point requesting Nigerians abroad to come back home to invest if the local business environment was not made to support their aspirations. The Governor disclosed this while receiving His Worship, Mr. Patrick Brown, the Mayor of Brampton City in Ontario, Canada, who led a delegation to the State House in Alausa on a courtesy visit. Sanwo-Olu said the Canadian city shared similar history with Lagos, stressing that both cities had grown over the decades to become the hubs of commerce and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The Governor acknowl...
Instagram to Start Labelling Photoshopped Images with “False Information” Warning
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Instagram to Start Labelling Photoshopped Images with “False Information” Warning

Instagram is set to implement a new feature in which images that have been photo-shopped will be labeled as “false information.” The photo-sharing app will begin determining the authenticity of an image using “a combination of feedback from our community and technology.”  After that, the image will be passed on to third-party independent fact-checkers, and if they determine that the image has been altered, a “False Information” warning message will be added to the post. In a statement, a spokesperson for Facebook (who owns Instagram) said the images won't be totally hidden but will be labelled when a fact-checker has rated it. “We don’t hide content because it’s photoshopped, we apply a label when a fact-checker has rated it. Upon review from the fact checker, they changed the...
What Mourinho Said after Tottenham’s 0-0 draw with Watford
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What Mourinho Said after Tottenham’s 0-0 draw with Watford

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, was left unimpressed with VAR, as they were held to a 0-0 draw at Watford on Saturday. Spurs goalkeeper, Paulo Gazzaniga, saved a penalty from Troy Deeney, before Erik Lamela saw his effort just scrambled off the line. After the match, Mourinho told BBC Sport: “We played very well. We started the game without a striker but with lots of offensive players. “We had the control of the game, especially in the first half, We arrived in dangerous positions, we created chances but we did not manage to score. “I am happy with how we played, our commitment. I think the result is unfair, I think it would have been more unfair if we lost. “We are not good at adapting to this style of football. We were quite difficult to play.” On the VAR ...
UNILORIN Don Invents Dual Mode Temperature Controlled Machine
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UNILORIN Don Invents Dual Mode Temperature Controlled Machine

Dr Abiodun Ajijolakewu, Lecturer at the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Ilorin, has invented a ‘Double Decker Dual-Mode Temperature Controlled Incubator Shaker’. This is contained in the University of Ilorin Bulletin, issued on Monday. The machine was designed to add more value to research endeavours. The machine is programmed to mix substances and maintain different temperature within the same machine. According to Ajijolakewu, the machine is the first of its kind in the country. He explained that the machine has the capacity to separate different functions at the same time, while it also saves time, money and space. “The usual tradition is that we get the material that can maintain temperature and agitation at the sa...
Nigeria Open To More Investments From Foreign Companies – Osinbajo
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Nigeria Open To More Investments From Foreign Companies – Osinbajo

*Nigerian Law students commend Buhari’s administration on transparency, praise VP’s leadership style of “bringing govt to the people” Nigeria is open to more investment from foreign companies, including from Turkey, in the areas of construction, manufacturing, technology and other sectors, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Prof. Osinbajo stated this on Tuesday when he received at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, a Turkish business delegation led by Turkey’s Minister of Trade, Ruhsar Pekcan. With Nigeria and Turkey having existing bilateral relations for decades and maintained close cooperation in international organizations, the Vice President noted that he looks forward to greater cooperation between the two countries exploring other areas to deepen economic ties....
Senate Tells Yahoo Boys To Use Their Talents Legitimately
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Senate Tells Yahoo Boys To Use Their Talents Legitimately

The Senate on Wednesday lamented the growing number of youths in correctional centres in the country due to their involvement in cyber crime, it urged those engaged in the act to take advantage of the numerous legitimate opportunities in ICT by converting their knowledge to make money and earn a living rather than using it to commit a crime. The Senate gave this advice at its deliberation over the motion titled “The Growth of Digital Technology and the Challenge of Cybercrime: Urgent Need to Safeguard the Future of Nigeria” sponsored by Sen. Yakubu, Oseni (Kogi Central). The motion read; “The Senate Notes that the growth of digital technology, otherwise referred to as ICT revolution has brought about improved performance in all aspects of society. It is an economic developmen...
President Buhari To Participate In Russia-Africa Summit In Sochi
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President Buhari To Participate In Russia-Africa Summit In Sochi

President @MBuhari departs Abuja Monday to attend a three-day Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, Russia, October 23rd – 25th, with focus on exploring and expanding opportunities in security, trade and investment, science and technology, and gas production. During the summit, President Buhari will meet with President Vladimir Putin to further strengthen relations in security, trade and investment, and building partnership that will enhance Nigeria’s huge gas potential, following Russia’s remarkable success in gas exportation. The summit will bring fresh perspectives on some global issues and challenges like nuclear technology, energy development, digital transformation, environment, technical security, mining and steel, education, agriculture, infrastructure and development strategies...
President Buhari departs Nigeria for Japan
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President Buhari departs Nigeria for Japan

President Buhari will depart Abuja on Sunday August 25th for Japan to participate in the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) holding in the City of Yokohama, August 28-30, 2019.   According to a statement released by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari’s participation will be his second, having attended TICAD6 in Nairobi, Kenya, in August 2016.   With the theme, “Africa and Yokohama, Sharing Passion for the Future,” the Opening Session of TICAD7 will be performed by the Japanese Prime Minister and host, Shinzo Abe.   At the event, President Buhari will deliver Nigeria’s statement during Plenary Session Three in which he will appraise Nigeria-Japan relations an...
Daddy Freeze disagrees with Femi Otedola on ‘technology ending the need for archaic wristwatches’
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Daddy Freeze disagrees with Femi Otedola on ‘technology ending the need for archaic wristwatches’

Daddy Freeze took to Instagram to share his opinion on billionaire, Femi Otedola's comment of 'technology ending the need for archaic wristwatches'. Femi Otedola had revealed why he no longer wears wristwatches in an exchange with a follower on the social media platform. According to the billionaire he started wearing wristwatches at 12, but stopped wearing them 3 years ago. He wrote; I started wearing a wristwatch when I was 12 years old and I stopped 3 years ago. Technology has ended our necessity for the archaic wristwatch. less is more However in response to this, Daddy Freeze who is a known lover of wristwatches, stated that while many see a wristwatch as a mere timepiece that tells what time it is, a handful of people appreciate it as the horological genius that goes into ha...
Copper: Why should you consider it as a good companion?
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Copper: Why should you consider it as a good companion?

Copper vessel: have you ever seen it or touched it or experienced its charm? Certainly, you have seen copper vessels in the rich and ornate old time movies and dramas but what about your real life? What if you are told that copper vessel has a direct link with your health and fitness? Certainly, the habit of drinking the copper vessel is not a brainchild of contemporary era. It belongs to the past arenas. But again, it does not mean it is not applicable in the present time. Hang on, if you think that technology is all that dictates the future, then you are wrong. Sometimes, you find the solutions for your health in the remedies of the past lanes. What is the buzz about copper? Your grandparents might not have told you that copper are one of the necessary trace minerals. These cate...
Premier League Warns Fans to expect VAR Controversy next season
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Premier League Warns Fans to expect VAR Controversy next season

Interim Premier League chief executive, Richard Masters has admitted that the introduction of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) will bring controversy. Masters however remained confident that the introduction of VAR in the 2019/2020 season, will have a minimal impact on the pace of matches. The technology has been deployed in the off season, bringing contentious decisions in the Nations League, the Africa Cup of Nations and the Women’s World Cup. “I have no doubt it will create some controversy because it is about the big decisions but we are prepared for that. “We have spent two years working up to this point, and we were committed to doing it in our heads for two years. “We have been training and testing and making sure when it happe...
VAR will cause controversy but we won’t overuse it, says Premier League chief
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VAR will cause controversy but we won’t overuse it, says Premier League chief

Technology has split the world of football down the middle, but English referees will allegedly use it sparingly Interim Premier League chief executive Richard Masters is confident that the introduction of VAR in the 2019-20 season will have a minimal impact on the pace of matches as large groups of fans remain sceptical of the new technology. Video Assistant Referees have been busy across the summer, overseeing contentious decisions in the Nations League, the Africa Cup of Nations and the Women's World Cup, while the 2018-19 Champions League round of 16 saw it make its debut in European competition. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino likened VAR to a 'car crash' following decisions that went against Spurs, but Masters, after two years of preparing, says that referees in the Eng...
University Of Nigeria, Nsukka Unveils First Five-seater Electric Car, Names It ‘Lion Ozumba 551’
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University Of Nigeria, Nsukka Unveils First Five-seater Electric Car, Names It ‘Lion Ozumba 551’

Lion Ozumba 551, named after the immediate past VC, Professor Benjamin Ozumba, who laid the foundation for innovation and technology was made with 80 percent locally-sourced materials, could undertake a 30-kilometer distance when fully charged. Responding, Ozumba said he was overwhelmed when he was invited to witness the unveiling of the electric car, which was initiated by his administration. “When I came on board, I said we need innovation and technology to be at par with China, United States, Sweden and other developed countries of the world.
British Envoy Meets Sanwo-olu, Seeks Partnership On Water Transportation
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British Envoy Meets Sanwo-olu, Seeks Partnership On Water Transportation

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ms Catriona Laing, on Friday met with Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to discuss bilateral partnership, which focused on three key areas of common interest – technology-driven water transportation, investment and smart city initiative. The governor, in company of his deputy, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat, received the British envoy and her entourage in his office for the bilateral meeting, which was held behind closed doors. The envoy said the meeting was necessary, as it was in continuation of a dialogue with Lagos State government on areas of partnership. Addressing reporters after the meeting, Ms Laing said discussion with the governor and his deputy focused on strategies to be adopted by the Lagos government and private sector part...
“Universities Spending Scarce Resource On Course That Are Not Relevant” – Ben Bruce
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“Universities Spending Scarce Resource On Course That Are Not Relevant” – Ben Bruce

Ben Murray Bruce has written in a Tweet that the country, Nigeria's Universities have been spending scarce resources on courses that are irrelevant to her. "Nigerian universities are spending scarce resources on courses that are not relevant to Nigeria. Instead of STEMs (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), we are churning out graduates whose courses cant help them find jobs or start businesses. We must focus on STEMs."
EA Sports deny there’s been scripting in FIFA 19 or previous versions of the game
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EA Sports deny there’s been scripting in FIFA 19 or previous versions of the game

The publishers released a statement claiming that the 'Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment' patent has never been used in the series despite fans' claims For years, FIFA players have claimed that the games have contained hidden features of 'scripting' and 'momentum' which change the outcome of matches. That is the idea that your players begin to play differently i.e. fail with more passes or tackles to help your opponent and make matches more dramatic. It can sometimes feel like every game features a last-minute winner or your opponent suddenly plays perfectly to get back into the game. The FIFA community exploded when 'Dynamic Difficulty Adjustment' was unearthed which stated that the technology would predict how much longer a player would want to play the game and, once it detecte...
VAR will help ‘make football better’, says Man City star Bernardo Silva
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VAR will help ‘make football better’, says Man City star Bernardo Silva

The Blues' Player of the Year believes that the implementation of video technology will only assist in furthering the quality of the game Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva says that he is in favour of the advent of VAR, adding he believes it will help referees improve the game with stronger decisions. The 24-year-old, who recently capped off a superb 2018-19 campaign with victory in the Nations League with Portugal, did however add that the system still requires improvement. Silva, who was named the Blues’ Player of the Year for his exploits in helping them towards a domestic treble as they retained the Premier League title, has been in the form of his life this season.
Ondo Government Reveals Vehicles that’ll no longer Ply its Roads
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Ondo Government Reveals Vehicles that’ll no longer Ply its Roads

Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, on Friday said that vehicles without road worthiness certificates from its computerised inspection project would soon be restricted from plying state’s roads. Akeredolu made this known in Akure during the inauguration of the Ondo State Computerised Vehicle Inspection Centre. The Governor explained that this would protect the lives and property of the people, and ensure their safety on the roads in the state. He described the centre as an auto trauma centre where comprehensive electrical and mechanical checks, on all kinds of vehicles, would be carried out before awarding the road worthiness certificate. According to him, the era of awarding certificate of road worthiness without the ...

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