Applications for GFSA Africa opened earlier this year making way for 15 startups, from across the continent to join the sixth class of the programme starting on June 21, 2021
Garba, who was formerly a presidential aspirant, created the application as an imitation to Twitter.
The initiative was launched on Thursday.
The tech ecosystem, which will be sited in Yaba, is being developed by the State Government in collaboration with Facebook and Google.
The announcements were made during a virtual event at which Google hosted key industry players, policy leads, startup executives and investors driving the growth of Africa’s tech ecosystem. They reviewed opportunities unfolding throughout the internet economy, paying special attention to the support of developers and startups in the region.
The Doodle, created by Lagos-based graphic artist and illustrator, Ohab TBJ, pays tribute to the guitarist who died in June 2008 at the age of 61, following a heart attack.
On March 8, International Women’s Day, Nigerians joined the world to commemorate the cultural, political, social and economic achievements of women.
The latest investment includes expansion plans for data centres in Nebraska, South Carolina and Texas, and its offices in Atlanta, D.C., Washington, Chicago and New York.
The partnership is particularly geared towards empowering MSMEs with the digital expertise they require to thrive through the Paylink MSME Digital Bootcamp.
The selection of the 11 recipients followed an intensive review process by a 17-person project team
The GIC for Women and Girls, which will provide $25 million in overall cash grants to nonprofits and social enterprises creating pathways to prosperity for women and girls, follows initiatives like the 2019 Africa launch of Women Will, Google’s initiative to create opportunities for women, and Google’s #IamRemarkable workshop series, which works to counteract conditioning that women shouldn’t celebrate their achievements.
With the support of Google.org, researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital, Northeastern University and Oxford University created Global.health with the express purpose of leveraging anonymised data from open-access authoritative public health sources to track disease progression.
The first GNI Innovation Challenge saw 21 projects in 13 countries receive funding last year.
Valentine’s Day is celebrated every Feb. 14 around the world and is associated with love.
Aligning with the theme of this year’s global Safer Internet Day: “Together for a better Internet,” Google has teamed up with several organisations across the continent to boost education efforts and develop programmes around online safety.
Google’s Chief Executive Officer, Sundar Pichai, said on Wednesday the global technology enterprise would continue to invest in efforts to fight the spread of the coronavirus pandemic globally.
Online platforms and social media companies are distancing themselves from, and taking action against, those who encouraged or engaged in last week’s deadly violence on the US Capitol by the president’s supporters.
Lotenna, who works at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University Teaching Hospital, Nnewi, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Awka.
The “Alphabet Workers Union” aims to ensure that employees work at a fair wage, without fear of abuse, retaliation or discrimination, the union heads wrote.
Google’s 2020 Year in Search compiled the moments, people, topics, events and places that captured the world’s attention this year.