New technology could aid treatment in stroke patients

Scientists in the United States (US) are developing wearable sensors which can speed up the recovery of stroke patients. This was unveiled at the recent annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Texas in the US. According to reports, the technology to put sensors on the body to assess which muscle groups work or not can really pinpoint the areas affected by stroke and can target therapies to specifically improve those issues.” The scientists believe that their study could transform the way patients are treated…

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Accenture: Technology fast changing lifestyles

Technology is now firmly embedded throughout our everyday lives and is reshaping large parts of society, Accenture’s Nigeria’s Managing Director Technology, Mr. Niyi Tayo, has said.   He said this during the presentation of a new report by the company in Lagos. Tayo explained that advancing technology is fueling intelligent enterprises and that this requires fundamental shift in leadership as contained in Accenture Tech Vision 2018.   According to him, just as cities developed around ports and then railroads, or people rebuilt their lives around electricity, the world today is…

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Technology to clear cheques within hours now in Nigeria

Newly-developed National Automated Clearing System to bring a lot of momentum into cheque transactions As the country’s cashless economy continues to gain traction, a new innovative payment technology platform with capability to reduce the time it takes to clear cheques to a matter of few hours in a day has been developed in Nigeria, New Telegraph has learnt. The solution christened: ‘National Automated Clearing System (NACS)’ was developed by an indigenous payment technology firm, Financial Precise Systems (PFS) in collaborations with the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System (NIBSS). Hitherto, the cheque…

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Overcoming Kubwa Hospital’s new technology challenge

As Nigeria makes effort to be on the same page with other developed and developing economies of the world in deployment of Information Communication Technology (ICT) tools in the delivery of social services, some unforeseen challenges have emerged in the process. Migrating from the analogue to digital system is not just a global trend, but have become the most acceptable measure of  enhancing productivity, as certain human limitations are presumably  eliminated by deploying the right digital tools. The e-health system,  which entails the use of information and communications technologies in…

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Coal Camp: A mix of ingenuity, commerce, technology

It was initially the camp of coal miners. But since the expansion of Enugu into an expanding city, the Coal Camp has blossomed into an industrial hub of sorts. KENNETH OFOMA reports from Enugu. Coal Camp settlement is a suburb within Enugu metropolis lying at the foot of popular Udi hill, which overshadows the entire metropolis. Coal Camp was the starting point of Enugu as a modern city, following the discovery of coal in the area in 1909. As a matter of fact, Enugu was nicknamed the ‘Coal City’ many…

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Broadband: We monitor trends for latest technology, says VDT

One of Nigeria’s broadband companies, VDT Communications Limited, has said it constantly monitors the horizons and scans the industry to leverage latest technological advancements that are shaping the improved quality of service to Nigerians. Managing Director of VDT, Mr. Biodun Omoniyi, stated this during the company’s annual Customers’ Forum organised in Lagos. He said one of the cutting-edge technology that VDT is leveraging is cloud, which, he said is cost-effective to individuals and corporate bodies in today’s competitive business environment. “So, as part of our commitment to continue to provide…

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FEC declares state of emergency on science, technology

…approves N20.741bn road contracts in Plateau, Kwara The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has declared a state of emergency in the Science and Technology as a deliberate measure to boost the sector. The decision has been backed up by an approval of a new policy that would promote local acquisition and science and technological skills. Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, who briefed State House Correspondents after the FEC meeting presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, said that the policy was in line with the Economic Recovery and…

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Abuja airport runway ready today –FAAN

  NCAA: Project 99 per cent completed Airport opens Wednesday   The runway of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, would be ready today, two days ahead of the deadline. Managing Director Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Engr. Saleh Dunoma, gave the assurance in Abuja yesterday. “We will be ready April 17, but we are leaving the remaining two days for the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). They have to certify that what we have done is in accordance with their standards. “If there is any obseration as a…

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