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NIGERIA HAS SECOND HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF STUNTED CHILDREN IN THE WORLD

The first lady of Nigeria, Aisha Buhari, has lamented the health condition of Nigerian children, saying the country has the second highest percentage of stunted children in the world with a national prevalence rate of 32 percent among children under five years. She added that half a million of Nigerian children suffer from severe acute …

IT’s Role in the Automation of Everything

Digital transformation is proceeding apace, upending business models and transforming entire verticals. Throughout it all, IT will continue to play a key role in the automation of everything from arcane, back-of-the-house business processes to a peerless customer experience. IT must be agile and dexterous enough to achieve these mission-critical goals while also adapting to its …

CYBERX UNVEILS SINGLE UNIFIED SOLUTION, A CYBERSECURITY PLATFORM TO PROTECT UNMANAGED ENTERPRISE IOT DEVICES

The Single Unified Solution is developed upon CyberX’s deep expertise gained from continuously monitoring unmanaged IIoT and ICS devices. CyberX, the IoT and industrial control system (ICS) security organization, proclaimed at the Palo Alto Networks IGNITE ’19 USA conference that it has broadened its market-driving, agentless cybersecurity platform to protect a large number of unmanaged enterprise IoT devices, …

APPLE’S NEW IPHONE OS PUSHES DATA PROTECTION

While Google, Amazon and Facebook have found themselves under increased scrutiny for their questionable data collection practices, Apple is eager to extoll its continuing commitment to personal privacy.   Backing its slogan that “Apple doesn’t gather your personal information to sell,” at the recent Worldwide Developers Conference the firm introduced iOS 13, a new operating system that provides an option to opt out of data collection. …

OUTDOOR LEARNING HAS HUGE BENEFITS FOR CHILDREN AND TEACHERS – SO WHY ISN’T IT USED IN MORE SCHOOLS?

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/06/outdoor-learning-has-huge-benefits-for-children-and-teachers-so-why-isn-t-it-used-in-more-schools Research shows that healthier and happier children do better in school, and that education is an important determinant of future health. But education is not just about lessons within the four walls of a classroom. The outdoor environment encourages skills such as problem solving and negotiating risk which are important for child development. But opportunities for children to …

FG TO UTILISE GRIDCODES TO ADDRESS NATION’S CHALLENGES — MINISTER

Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that Nigeria could effectively improve governance, boost commerce, fight crime and better manage intelligence through the adoption of GridCodes, a Technology for digital addressing which was designed and founded by a Nigerian. Onu stated this recently in Abuja when he inaugurated the Inter-Ministerial Technical Committee on …