2018 Top 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians Finalists Announced

Leading PR & rating agency, Avance Media has announced finalists for the 3rd edition of its prestigious annual ranking focused on young people dubbed: 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians. According to Prince Akpah, MD of Avance Media, this year’s list features young people who have made remarkable contributions towards their respective fields which has extended… Read More 2018 Top 100 Most Influential Young Nigerians Finalists Announced

Finnish game maker Supercell launches tuition-free software programming school

Finland’s Supercell, maker of the Clash of Clans mobile game, said on Wednesday it would fund a new software programming school free of tuition fees to be established in Helsinki next year, to combat a lack of skilled coders. “Supercell is funding it entirely for the first five years,” Chief Executive Ilkka Paananen told a… Read More Finnish game maker Supercell launches tuition-free software programming school

U.S. considering tougher checks, restrictions of Chinese students over espionage fears

The Trump administration is considering new background checks and other restrictions on Chinese students in the United States over growing espionage concerns, U.S. officials and congressional sources said. In June, the U.S. State Department shortened the length of visas for Chinese graduate students studying aviation, robotics and advanced manufacturing to one year from five. U.S.… Read More U.S. considering tougher checks, restrictions of Chinese students over espionage fears

Senate passes bill for the establishment of a University of Science and Technology in Abuja

The Senate on Thursday passed the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) University of Science and Technology (Establishment) Bill, 2018. The proposed university is to be owned and run by the FCT Administration with campus at Abaji in Abaji Area Council in the territory. Its objectives, according to the bill, include provision of science and technology education… Read More Senate passes bill for the establishment of a University of Science and Technology in Abuja

Alibaba chairman Jack Ma to establish institute for training of tech entrepreneurs in Indonesia

​Jack Ma, executive chairman of China’s Alibaba Group Holding, said on Saturday he plans to open an institute to train thousands of tech entrepreneurs in Indonesia, where he is already an adviser to the government on e-commerce. Ma did not say when the Jack Ma Institute of Entrepreneurs would launch, but said the aim was… Read More Alibaba chairman Jack Ma to establish institute for training of tech entrepreneurs in Indonesia

Renowned British author V.S. Naipaul dies at 85

Trinidad-born British author V.S. Naipaul, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2001, has died at his home in London aged 85, the BBC reported on Saturday. Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul, who began writing in the 1950s, won numerous coveted literary awards during his career during which he wrote critically acclaimed novels such as ‘A… Read More Renowned British author V.S. Naipaul dies at 85

Nigerian team Save-A-Soul wins gold at 2018 Technovation Summit

A team of Nigerian teenagers from Regina Pacies Secondary School, Onitsha, Anambra state, have been announced as winners of the junior division of Technovation Challenge at the 2018 Technovation World Pitch Summit which took place in San Jose, California. The competition is organised by Iridescent, a nonprofit empowering underrepresented young people globally to become innovators… Read More Nigerian team Save-A-Soul wins gold at 2018 Technovation Summit