SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Stop Calling Us NEPA, It Shows You Don’t Want Electricity – Discos Spokesperson

The Spokesperson of the Discos responsible for   the distribution of electricity across Nigeria,   Sunday Oduntan has asked Nigerians to stop   calling them NEPA.       Oduntan who appeared on TVC’s ‘Your View’,   debunked claims of a 78% increase in electricity   tariff as he pointed out that the Nigerian   Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) is the   independent regulatory body in charge   of regulating the power sector just like the   Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) regulates banks.       He further revealed that more than 95% of   what is used in Nigeria’s power sector are   imported which is why there [Read]

Israeli Students Create Drone Technology To Detect Crop Disease

The Jerusalem College of Technology held its fourth annual “Great Minds Hackathon” this year, during which time a panel of six judges from Israeli tech companies choose a winner from a number of innovative ideas presented by students from Israel and around the world. During the competition, tech conglomerates such as Amazon Web Services, OrCam, Elbit Systems, Via, Intel and others present real-world “challenges” for students to find technological solutions. These companies will then pick their favorites from the list of new innovations, to eventually turn these students’ ideas into tangible products – devising a preaccelerator method to turn these products into startup companies, according to JNS. However, there is [Read]

Gov Abiodun appoints Dr. Adeoye Odedeji as Acting Rector MAPOLY

  The governor of Ogun State Prince Dapo Abiodun has approved the appointment of Dr. Adeoye Odedeji as the Acting Rector of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta following the nomination of the Rector Dr. Samson Adeola Odedina as a commissioner designate. According to a statement E-signed by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Yemi Ajibola, Dr. Odedeji, before his appointment, is the Director of Academic Planning of the institution. His appointment takes immediate effect. [Read]

Former Ogun Gov, Osoba Volunteers To Lecture In MAPOLY For Free

ABEOKUTA – Former Governor of Ogun State and former Managing Director of the defunct Daily Times Newspaper, Chief Olusegun Osoba has volunteered to lecture at the department of Mass Communication, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Ogun State.  Osoba disclosed this on Monday at the 160years celebration of journalism practice in Nigeria held at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta. The former governor who spoke on the theme, “Re-inventing the practice of journalism in Nigeria with emphasis on the influence of Social Media”, bemoaned the young lecturers for preventing veterans in journalism profession from impacting their knowledge on the young professionals. He attributed the falling standard of journalism in Nigeria to [Read]

25-Yr-Old Manufactures, Unveils Nigeria’s First ‘Carbon Fibre’ Sports Car

At 25, Jerry Isaac Mallo has made a huge statement with the various machines he fabricated. His latest offering is what some have termed Nigeria’s first Carbon Fibre sports car. The Fabrication Engineer and CEO of Bennie Technologies LTD, on Thursday, launched his Nigerian made sports car which is named the Bennie Purrie. At the launch which held at Transcorp Hilton in Abuja, Mallo noted that the sports car is the first of many more innovative products he will be creating. Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Friday, Mallo who was born in Jos, Plateau State, stated that he was inspired to create the sports car [Read]

Scientists Discover ‘Garden of Eden’ in Africa [SEE PHOTOS]

Africa has been identified to have a space of origination by some Researchers who through series of Analyzing DNA came to conclusion that our ancient ancestors was in Botswana in the middle of the south of the continent which they called ‘Garden of Eden’. Human Existence Researchers has said that all Hunan species evolved all over Africa, the area now named the “Garden of Eden” is currently deserted which was before full of wetlands. Our ancient ancestors originated just south of the Zambezi River once home to an enormous lake similar in size to England, called Lake Makgadikgadi. The lake stretched all the way from Namibia, across Botswana and into [Read]

Nigeria becomes first W’African country to use 5G technology

MTN Nigeria Plc yesterday announced that Nigeria has become the first country in West Africa to try 5G technology and applications. It was the outcome of a collaboration between the Ministry of Communications Technology and Digital Economy, the Nigerian Communications Commission(NCC), MTN and Huawei (Abuja), ZTE (Calabar) and Ericsson (Lagos.) In a statement made available to Daily Sun, MTN said it was honoured to host the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami; the Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, and the Chairman, the Executive Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Garba Danbatta; House of Representatives, Committee on Communications, Honourable Akeem Adeyemi at the [Read]

LAUTECH workers commence indefinite strike

  OSHOGBO – The Academic Staff Union of University, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso chapter has embarked on an indefinite strike following the expiration of the ultimatum handed over to the owner states of Oyo and Osun to pay their three-month salary arrears. The Academic Staff Union of Universities of the institution recently issued 10-day ultimatum, which would lapse on November 15th, to the University administration to pay their August, September and October salaries or face industrial action. The union said it might resort to strike at the expiration of the ultimatum if the university fails to pay. Academic staff of the University are being owed 11 months cumulatively. [Read]

Telecom Operators Warn Of Network Disruptions Over Border Closure

    According to Punch Metro, telecom operators have warned that some regions in the country will experience communication disruptions due to the restrictions of trucks supplying diesel to transceiver base stations close to the border area. The operators, who are members of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria, precisely said by midday Saturday, hub sites in Calabar area would be shut down due to lack of diesel. The ALTON Chairman, Gbenga Adebayo and the Head of Operations, Gbolahan Awonuga, made this known in a letter to the Executive Vice Chairman, Nigeria Communications Commission, Prof Umar Danbatta. They said the directive of the Nigeria Customs Service on the [Read]

Senate proposes three-year jail term for social media ‘offenders’

The Senate is proposing a three-year prison sentence for social media offenders. The bill passed first reading on Wednesday. Entitled ‘protection from internet falsehood and manipulations bill, 2019’, the bill is sponsored by Mohammed Sani Musa, senator representing Niger east. The proposed legislation was one of the 11 bills read for the first time on Tuesday. Speaking with journalists in Abuja, the sponsor of the bill said Nigeria needs the legislation because it would protect its “fragile unity”. “There has never been a time when Nigeria has been very fragile in terms of its unity than this period,” Musa said. [READ ALSO] FG Begins Moves to Sanitize, Regulate Use of Social [Read]

FG Begins Moves to Sanitize, Regulate Use of Social Media

ABUJA – The Federal Government says it has commenced the process of injecting sanity into the Social Media space to prevent it from setting the nation on fire. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja. “As a matter of fact, we have already put in motion the machinery for this. “We have written letters to the major stakeholders who would nominate representatives and we are going to sit down together to decide on how best to confront this menace,’’ he said. The minister noted that the government had the responsibility to keep the country together, therefore, social [Read]

BREAKING: FG orders NCC to slash data cost

The Federal government on Tuesday insisted the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) must work out modalities to reduce the price of data in the interest of Nigerians. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali Pantami gave the directive. He said his office has been inundated with complaints from concerned Nigerians about the high cost of data by telecoms. The Minister mandated the management of the NCC led by its Board Chairman, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, during a courtesy visit to work out the modalities with other stakeholders in the industry in the next five working dates. The Minister said: ” I am urging the management of NCC to work [Read]

UTME 2020: Ogun Assembly to Intervene over National Identity registration challenges

  ABEOKUTA – In its bid to address the challenge being faced by the people in the process of registration for the National Identity Card in Ogun State, the State House of Assembly has waded in to provide logistic support for the State Office of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) to ensure seamless registration, especially for Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination applicants. The Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo gave the assurance during an interactive session with the members of the management team of the agency led by the Coordinator of the (NIMC) in the State, Mr Adeniyi Olatunde at the Assembly [Read]

BREAKING: MAPOLY Releases First Batch Of Admission for 2019/2020 Session

John Izabi,  ABEOKUTA – The Management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Abeokuta has announced the release of first batch  Admission List for 2019/2020 Academic Session.  This was contained in a recent release by the Institution’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Yemi Ajibola a copy of which was obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG.  According to the release, “candidates who must have been offered provisional admission on the respective lists, however have till Friday, 15th November, 2019 to pay the Non-Refundable acceptance fee via the Polytechnic’s portal on www.mapoly.edu.ng”.  See full details of the release below; MAPOLY Releases 1st Batch of Admission List The Management of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta has announced the [Read]

NCC To Test Run 5G Technology For Three Months – Danbatta

  The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) has announced that the new 5G technology will be tried for three months before a full integration into the Nigerian Network space. 5G has come under a series of criticism from nations around the world with the U. S blacklisting Huawei over and banning the Chinese company from selling tech equipment to U. S firms over issues that Huawei will use 5G spying purposes. The concern has created a tread-with-caution aura around a technological advancement that’s supposed to herald the next level of communication and data sharing around the world. Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta disclosed this during the Mobile and [Read]