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Fed Govt launches digital entrepreneurship policy.

In line with the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS) for a digital Nigeria, the Federal Government has inaugurated the Nigeria Digital Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Startup Policy (NDIESP). This was made known at the National Information Technology Development Agency’s Public Sector Stakeholders Engagement.
The policy documents contains five priority thrusts namely: Advancing Human Capital, Unlocking Access to Capital, Enabling Infrastructure, Boosting Demand, and Promoting Innovative Entrepreneurship. According to NITDA, the policy is formulated to achieve digital innovation and entrepreneurship-driven nation with particular focus on seeing improvement in the areas of digital technologies..

     

Zambia: Former Zambian Leader Kenneth Kaunda Dies.

Dr Kenneth David Buchizya Kaunda, Zambia’s first President and founding father has died. He passed away peacefully in Lusaka today, after a short illness.
Kaunda was being treated for pneumonia at a military hospital in the capital Lusaka, his office said on June 15. Kaunda ruled Zambia from 1964, when the southern African nation won its independence from Britain, until 1991.

    

Food Security: Kano Set To Produce 50, 000 Liters Of Milk Daily.

Kano State Government is set to produce and supply over 50, 000 liters of milk daily, through its planned 200 Milk Collection Centers (MCCs), With Kanos latest upgrade, the nation’s dairy requirement is not far from being met.
Alhaji Ibrahim Garba Muhammad, the State Project Coordinator, Kano Agro Pastoral Development Project, (KSADP), announced this during a meeting with Livestock stakeholders in Kano, on Thursday.

    

Buhari orders troops to intensify onslaught against Boko Haram.

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered troops of Operation Hadin Kai (formerly Lafiya Dole) to intensify their onslaught against Boko Haram and other terrorist in the Northeast, urging them not to relent until peace is restored in the region and all Internally Displaced People (IDPs) are resettled in their homes.
The President also stated that new equipment which had just been procured, would be deployed for their use and commended them for being steadfast.

              

NITDA links economic growth to improve technology.

The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Malam Kashifu Abdullahi, during his presentation at the Course 43 of National Institute for Policy and Strategies in Karu, explained that for Nigeria’s economy to grow faster there was the need to adopt new technologies that are digitally inclined.
According to him, technology has brought innovations that have changed major areas of the economy, since the outbreak of Covid-19.

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