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Covenant University Develops Software To Check Illegal Arms Possession

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Covenant University, a private institution, has developed a software that can help to check the menace of illegal possession of arms and its proliferation in the country.

The software is known as the “Radio Frequency Identification (RID) Enabled Ammunition Depot Management System’’.

It was on display at an exhibition organised by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Research and Development centre to showcase NAF’s efforts in equipment maintenance and management, in Abuja on Tuesday.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) of the institution, Prof Aderemi Atayero, who presented the product, said the software had a human tracking capability and could be useful to security agencies in the country.

Atayero said the software was developed at the university in August and was the result of the institution’s efforts in the area of research and development.

According to him, the technology is already in use at the university to track the movement of staff and other key members of the university community.

In her remarks at the event, the Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs Omobola Johnson, reiterated the commitment of the present administration to support innovations by the nation’s armed forces.

Johnson said that the modernisation and re-equipping of the armed forces were of top priority to the present administration, hence its emphasis on training and re-training of its personnel.

According to Johnson, the acquisition of new and modern platforms for the armed forces and training of its personnel to handle such platforms, clearly explained government’s commitment to the armed forces.

The minister said the effort to develop local capacity to maintain some of the platform and equipment was a welcomed development and should be emulated by other agencies of government.

Earlier, the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, said the exhibition was put together by the reinvigorated NAF Research and Development Centre to encourage its internal mechanism for repairs and maintenance of its equipment and aircraft.

He said that the new approach was adopted to address challenges associated with the rising cost of aircraft maintenance.

According to Badeh, NAF cannot afford to be dormant, it must strive to remain relevant even as the cost of maintenance of its platforms and equipment continue to increase.

Badeh called on other agencies of government and research institutions to collaborate with NAF to achieve its mandate in spite of the dwindling resources allocated to it.

The six commands in the Nigeria Air Force and its Kaduna-based Institute of Technology showcased some of their research works at the event.

The Training Command, Tactical Air Command and the Logistics Command took the first, second and third positions respectively at the end of the exhibition assessed by some experts.

The event was attended by the Supervising Minister of Defence, Mr Labaran Maku, some legislators, service chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police.

Other institutions that participated at the one-day exhibition included, the University of Lagos, Federal University of Technology, Minna and the Covenant University, Ota.

The rest included, NigComSat and the Nigerian Air Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA). [NAN]

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

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Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.

 

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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities

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The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%
cashback.

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying

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A member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela has been sentenced to one-month imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6.

The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency was, however, given an option of fine.

Also Read: North Is The Worst Place To Live In Nigeria -Sultan of Sokoto

Recall that on November 10 that a magistrate court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.

The magistrate had, however, set a different date for sentencing of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.

Mr Mela swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he has a British passport.

 

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