20 states, firms to implement methanol fuel technology

Over 20 states and private companies are set to partner with the Federal Government to implement the methanol fuel technology in their respective domains, the Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, said on Thursday. Methanol fuel is an alternative biofuel for internal combustion and can be used in other engines, either in combination with Premium Motor Spirit, popularly called …

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Federal Government acquires three new aircrafts for College of Aviation Technology

The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, has received the first of three training aircraft for the Nigeria College of Aviation Technology (NCAT), Zaria. Sirika, who disclosed this on his Twitter handle on Sunday added that there was no better aviation safety than having well-trained, proficient aviators. According to him, training will now be more efficient, faster, and cheaper. “Our …

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AI has fueled hate speech crackdown – Facebook

Facebook on Tuesday said the coronavirus pandemic has users flocking to its services while it undermines ad revenue on which the world’s biggest social network depends. Zenith Beta Life Promo Facebook says it is proactively detecting more hate speech using artificial intelligence. A new transparency report released on Thursday offers greater detail on social media hate following policy changes earlier …

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President Buhari, ministers’ cars to run on gas – Timipre Sylva

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has said that more private and public sector collaboration will be encouraged as Nigeria steps up effort to realise its target of boosting domestic gas utilisation. Vehicles in the Presidential Fleet and those of members of the Executive Council of the Federation would be converted to use gas as fuel, …

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Messenger: TikTok files last-minute petition against Trump order

TikTok asked a Washington court Tuesday to stop an order from US President Donald Trump’s administration from taking effect this week as the White House seeks to ban the Chinese-owned app in the United States. Chinese company ByteDance is facing a Thursday deadline to restructure ownership of the app in the United States to meet US security concerns. In its …

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Former APC Presidential Aspirant Threatens To Sue Twitter CEO For backing #EndSARS

Former APC Presidential Aspirant Threatens To Sue Twitter CEO For Supporting #EndSARS A former Presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adamu Garba has threatened to drag Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, for supporting #EndSARS campaign. Naija News reports that protesting youths in Nigeria are agitating for the end to Police brutalization and extra judicial killings of Nigerians. The protesters …

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Protesters urges Senate to shun social media bill

Youths have protested against the increase in electricity tariff hike and Companies and Allied Matters Act 2020 in Nigeria. The protesters, who held balloons during their protests, also urged the Nigerian Senate to “kill the social media bill”. The protest tagged ‘#NotYetIndependent’ held in Lagos, Abuja, Yola, Benue, Bauchi, Benin, Auchi, and Iseyin. In a statement on Friday, the Centre …

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AfricanScience: Pandemic tech innovation silver lining

Africa Science Focus is back with another exciting episode looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic is inspiring health and education innovations. Young developers in Africa are changing the face of innovation with new ventilators, face masks and gloves, as well as digital learning. “These new innovations are pushing us towards the new normal, the new trend in the world that …

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Williams H.Gates die at 94

William H. Gates II, a lawyer and philanthropist who was the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has died at 94. Gates died Monday at his beach home in Washington state from Alzheimer’s disease, his family announced Tuesday, CBS News reports. In an obituary, the family credited the patriarch with a “deep commitment to social and economic equity,” noting that …

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