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NITDA Enhances AI Developers In Abuja

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The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has opened the application for the group training of Artificial Intelligence (AI) developers in Abuja. NITDA on Wednesday disclosed that the application opened in a statement on X (formerly Twitter) with the agency also saying that the group training is for the Cohort 11 AI developers. “The free monthly program at National Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (NCAIR), Abuja, aligns with NITDA’s goal to train one million Nigerian developers,” the statement read.

Nigeria Set To Exploit AI For Research – Minister

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Minister of Communication, Innovation and Digital Economy, Dr Bosun Tijani said Nigeria need to develop a national strategy to harness the power of Artificial Intelligence for its sustainable growth. The Minister made this known when he shared a document titled, ‘Co-creating a National Artificial Intelligence Strategy for Nigeria’ on his X handle today saying the AI should be viewed as a multi-purpose technology transforming production and service delivery, with a potential to impact positively on Nigerian economy and social growth.

Unemployment: King Charles’s NGO, Prince Trust To Train Nigerians

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A non-profit organization, Prince’s Trust International (PTI), founded by King Charles III of England, has been launched in Lagos State, Nigeria to address the urgent issue of youth unemployment emergency. The launch was graced by high-profile functionaries, including the Deputy British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ben Llewellyn-Jones. Llewellyn-Jones during the event stated that PTI’s is programmed to bridge existing skills gap through training of the youths to be more proficient in skill.

Data Harmonisation: FG Moves To End Multiple ID Registration

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Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo has hinted the federal government plan to invest in the harmonisation of the Nigerian citizen data through the National Identity Management Commission, NIMC. Tunji-Ojo disclosed that the era of multiple ID registration in Nigeria will soon be over as the agency plan to merge all data of Nigerian captured in all licensing offices. The Minister made this known when he received the MTN management team led by the CEO, Karl Toriola for a courtesy call today in his office in Abuja today.

New China-Linked Spyware Targets Android Users 

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A new report has revealed the discovery of a malicious Signal and Telegram Android apps distributed via Google Play Store and Samsung Galaxy Store designed to deliver a China-linked “BadBazaar” spyware. According to cybersecurity researchers at ESET, persons behind the malicious tool are the China-aligned Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) group known as GREF, who used fake versions of popular messaging apps Signal and Telegram called ‘Signal Plus Messenger’ and “FlyGram’ to infect users’ devices.

Meter Upgrade: Your Already Purchased Units is Intact – NEMSA assured Electricity Consumers

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Following the directive by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) directing all electricity customers nationwide to update their metering devices before the year runs out or faces challenges with recharging by next year 2024. The Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency, NEMSA, has assured electricity consumers that they have nothing to fear as their already purchased unit will not be affected in any way while their meters are upgraded.

New Meta AI Chatbots Coming To WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram

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Meta will launch a new AI chatbot for all Meta social apps besides Threads that will transform the way people interact on WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger. The beta rollout will include celebrity chatbot collaborations from the likes of Kendall Jenner, Snoop Dogg, Paris Hilton, MrBeast, and Tom Brady. Will Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his Meta AI chatbot platforms catch up with OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google Bard?. The new AI is promising a wide range of artificial intelligence features, from chatbots with personality to AI-generated stickers. In addition to Meta's conversation assistant.

Nigeria's 5G Subscription Hits 500,000 – NCC

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The subscription for Nigeria's Fifth Generation network has reached the 500,000 mark. The Executive Vice Chairman, of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Dantatta, who revealed this at a media parley recently in Kano noted that NCC is also promising to achieve at least 50 percent broadband coverage of the nation before the end of 2023. NCC also revealed that general internet subscriptions reached 159.5 million from less than 100 million in 2015. The Executive Chairman of the NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, noted that the national target to achieve 70 percent broadband penetration by 2025 was receiving renewed attention from the Commission.
According to a statement by NCC’s spokesperson, Mr. Rueben Muoka, Danbatta gave statistics. The statement quoted the NCC boss as saying that the various efforts of the Commission to improve broadband penetration were yielding fruitful results with the current estimates as of July 2023 standing at 47.01 per cent.

Things To Know As Apple Unveils Latest Release, ‘Iphone15’ Today

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Tech company, Apple, is set to unveil its latest iPhone product, the iPhone 15 today, September 12. This model will be unveiled at the company’s “Wanderlust” event in Cupertino, California, United States Of America, and is expected to come in four variants: iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, a Forbes report stated.

Bolt To Empower Female Drivers in Nigeria


Mobility and ride-hailing service provider, Bolt has committed N1.25 billion to empower female drivers in Nigeria. The commitment is part of a new campaign launched by the mobility service provider called ‘Women at the Wheel’ which seeks to address the under-representation of women in the mobility sector. The campaign seeks to help women access the additional earning opportunities provided by working as a driver on a ride-hailing platform.

Mobile Subscriptions Hit 222 Million - NCC


The Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC has revealed that the total number of subscribers rose from 195.13 million as of December 2021 to 222.23 million. The commission added that the growth signifies a complete shake-off in the decline that plagued the telecoms industry in 2021 when the total number of mobile subscriptions dropped by 4.42 per cent from 204.15 million in December 2020 to 195.13 million in December 2021.

Russia Quits International Space Station


Russia has announced that it will quit the International Space Station (ISS) after its current commitment expires in 2024 and will focus more on creating its own orbital outpost. Although Russia is yet to inform other partners about its decision, NASA officials, who want to extend operations of the space station through 2030, have expressed confidence that Russia would remain.

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