BREAKING : Corps Member,Durodola invents T-Smart device to tackle COVID-19

In response to the challenge thrown to their creative ingenuity by the NYSC Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, arising from COVID-19 pandemic, Corps Members have taken up the gauntlet, and continued to amaze Nigerians with so many inventions, tailored towards stemming the spread of the virus in the country. However, a serving Corps Member in Nasarawa ,Taiwo Durodola has taken the fight against the virus a notch higher through the invention of T-Smart, a body-temperature reading device which undoubtedly will give a big boost to the current efforts to contain…

ONLINE SKILLS: NYSC to partner UTIVA Technologies for Corps members empowerment

The National Youth Service Corps NYSC,has reiterated its readiness to partner UTIVA Technologies Ltd in order to empower Corps Members with modern online tecnological skills that would make them more relevant in the labour market. NYSC Director-General, Brig.General Shuaibu Ibrahim stated this today during a virtual meeting with the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute, Mr Tayo Ogunmola. He said the NYSC Scheme has trained more than Four Million Six Hundred Thousand Corps Members in different vocational trainings under its Skill Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development programme since its inception in…

ISSE CUBESAT:- A proof- of- concept

A proof-of- concept to demonstrate design, build, integrate and operation of a satellite. Designed and Developed by ISSE lead by Dr. Deji Inumoh, the CubeSat is developed to take images and videos of area of interest within the field of of view of the satellite camera. The initiative is intended to grow Space technologies in Nigeria and Africa at large by making it easier for students of the institute of Space science and engineering (ISSE) to find convenient launch and operation Opportunities.

Facebook owner, Mark Zuckerberg now worth over $100 Billion

On Thursday, the Facebook (FB) CEO became a centibillionaire: someone who is worth at least $100 billion. He crossed the milestone after shares in the social network surged. Only two other men, Amazon (AMZN)’s Jeff Bezos and Microsoft (MSFT)’s Bill Gates, have bigger personal fortunes. The CEO’s wealth got its latest bump as Facebook’s stock climbed 6.5% Thursday, a day after the company launched its TikTok clone, Reels, on #Instagram. The release of the short video feature came just as US President Donald Trump threatened to ban TikTok, the Chinese-owned…

ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE NIGERIAN DIGITAL ECONOMY AND POST PANDEMIC STRATEGIES

BEING A KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY ISA ALI IBRAHIM (PANTAMI), PhD, FNCS, FBCS, FIIM, HONOURABLE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL ECONOMY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AT THE NESG DIGITAL ECONOMY POLICY COMMISSION WEBINAR ON THURSDAY, 28TH MAY 2020 All Protocols duly observed. May Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon you! I am very delighted to deliver this Keynote Address as we assess the impact of COVID-19 on the Digital Economy and identify strategies that will enable us develop our Digital Economy despite the challenges of the pandemic. I would like to…

THE WORLD WILL NOT BE DESTROYED BY FIRE OR VIRUS – by Owei Lakemfa

“A veteran journalist called me on April 4 to confirm if indeed the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) issued a statement advising government against approving the Fifth Generation Mobile Technology (5G) claiming it is dangerous and linked to the outbreak of Covid-19. The NUJ also reportedly rejected the invitation of Chinese doctors in order to avoid: “… a situation where Nigerians will be used as a Guinea pig for any experiment” I told him it was an incredible and absurd story but that I will make enquiries. I immediately called…

CLOSE-UP: Yusuf Sambo, the Nigerian engineer leading Scotland’s 5G revolution

Much of the global market in 2019 has been driven by trade wars between the United States and The Peoples Republic of China. President Donald Trump signed an executive order that no US company should use telecommunications equipment made by technology companies that pose national security risks. The ban was targeted at Huawei, the Chinese tech company leading 5G revolution in Asia. Experts say the US may lose as much as $500 billion, if China beats America to the best 5G technology — highlighting how important 5G will be in…

Pantami And Ministerial Arrogancy By Emmanuel John

The uncouth behaviour of Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, during the commissioning of the NCC complex in Mbora, in the presence of the President is unfortunate to say the least. This could only happen in Nigeria where Muhammadu Buhari is the President. In saner climes, the minister could have resigned for disrespecting the office of the President or fired. The Executive Vice Chairman, Prof Garba Danbatta, is not a good story for the commission, but for the commission’s reputation, the minister could have responded with protocol and…

OGBOMOSO: A budding ecosystem of innovation By Okekunle Abayomi

This is Joshua Obi, a JSS 2 student of Anglican Grammar School Ogbomoso. He reached out to us yesterday to inform us about  a remote controlled car he made from empty cartons. We scheduled an appointment with him and met today. During the conversation with him, he shared with us his natural inclination to replicate things he sees around using the resources most accessible to him. Curious about where he got his technical knowledge from, we found that he had been talking to Oladayo Israel Adedeji, one of the winners…

NYSC seeks more ICT centres in state secretariats

The National Youth Service Corps has appealed to the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) to help in replicating the Information and Communication Technology Centre it established at the Federal Capital Territory Orientation Camp in other State Secretariats in order to further strengthen the ICT platform of the Scheme. The NYSC Director-General, Shu’aibu Ibrahim, who was at the NITDA Corporate Headquarters in Abuja, pleaded with NITDA to avail more State Secretariats with the opportunity given to the FCT Secretariat. General Ibrahim recalled that NITDA and NYSC have a long-standing relationship…