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Nigerian youth creates”Yorlang”that enables you code in Yoruba

O Do you have to know English to code? 4 days ago, I would have said, yes. But just this week, I stumbled upon Yorlang, an esoteric programming language designed to write small programs using Yoruba language constructs. That has transformed my view. Hi guys, so I created a programming language that allows you write code in Yoruba, it's called "Yorlang", it also comes ...

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Insecurity: Youth group wants military, civilian collaboration

Mr Prosper Okafor, President, National Youth Summit on Peace and Security (NYSPS), says that only synergy between the military and civilians, especially youths could guarantee lasting victory over insurgency and insecurity in the country. Engr. Prosper Okafor, President and Convener of National Youth Summit on Peace and Security  Okafor told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Abuja ...

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Buhari tasks Universities on Nation Building

President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, tasked Nigerian Universities to contribute in finding solutions to the myriad of challenges facing the country through innovations and research. Speaking at the 48th Convocation ceremony of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), the President also said that they should develop patriotic ideas by identifying with national cause and ensuring corporate discipline through management and accountability ...

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FG earmarked N500bn for Social Investment Programme—Osinbajo

Federal Government has earmarked N500 billion for poverty alleviation through Social Investment Programme across the 36 states of the federation. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo dropped the hint at the Emir of Dutse’s palace, adding that the programme include the N-Power, Conditional Cash Transfer, CCT, Home Grown School Feeding among others, meant to assist petty traders, university graduates, NCE holders and ...

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World Health Organisation Launches Africa Innovation Challenge for Health Startups

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has opened up applications for its first ever Africa Innovation Challenge for businesses/startups with innovative and scalable healthcare solutions to health needs on the continent. If you’re an #African national with innovative solutions for improving Africa’s health outcomes, definitely submit an application by 10 December for the @WHO Africa Innovation Challenge: https://t.co/8MHZ1HU8Yy — Robtel Neajai Pailey (@RobtelNeajai) November 19, ...

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WaterAid calls for action as report warns 620 million children’s education, health is compromised by lack of decent school toilets

Ahead of 2018 World Toilet Day on 19 November and after the recent declaration of a state of emergency in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, WaterAid Nigeria is urging the Nigerian government to commence action towards prioritising sanitation for all, following a new report showing that the education and health of millions of children is threatened by a lack ...

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NASENI, Belgian Firm to produce Helicopter Locally

The Federal Government’s plan to produce helicopters locally have received a boost with the expression of interest by a Belgian firm, Dynali Manufacturing Helicopters Company. Dynali, in partnership with the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), will build capacity and transfer technology toward rotary-wing maintenance, assembly and manufacturing in Nigeria. Besides, NASENI, as the agency saddled with the ...

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Buhari endorses N30,000 minimum wage

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, endorsed N30,000 as the new minimum wage for workers in the country. The endorsement came during a meeting with the Tripartite committee which had been involved in the negotiations. The amount which was demand of the organised labour was presented to the President at the presidential villa, Abuja on Tuesday. He has promised to pass ...

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Rwanda Becomes First African Country To Join Alibaba’s Ambitious World Trade Platform

The government of East African country, Rwanda, has signed three agreements with Alibaba Groupestablishing an electronic world trade platform (eWTP) hub in Rwanda. The agreements ultimately aim to promote Rwanda’s economy through increased cross-border trade, capacity building and tourism. Rwanda becomes the first country in Africa to establish an Electronic World Trade Platform (eWTP) hub following an MoU signed by President ...

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Minimum Wage: Ngige Briefs Buhari, Osinbajo on NLC’s Threat, Says NEC, Govs to Meet Monday

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, on Friday briefed President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on the threat by the organised labour to embark on industrial action from Nov. 6. The threat followed the delay in the implementation of new national minimum wage. Ngige, who spoke to State House correspondents after the closed door meetings at ...

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