Apply For NITDA IHatch Cohort3 Incubation Programme 2022
IHatch Cohort3 Incubation Programme 2022 – NITDA is calling on all Interested Applicants to apply for its iHatch 5-month free intensive incubation programme designed to help Nigerian entrepreneurs refine their business ideas through a series of coaching, lectures, and boot camps, to generate viable and scalable business models.
Participating startups will receive free offline and online interactive training from experienced coaches and mentors from all over the world.
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a. Support entrepreneurs that use creative commercial services and products to address social challenges.
b. Create a model incubation program and expand it to other states in Nigeria.
c. Strengthen the technological ecosystem by centering support on selected IT sectors.
d. Establish connections between the startups and investors/corporations.
e. Boost the number of successful businesses to improve employment rates.
This Cohort is happening in the following locations:
1. FCT Abuja
2. Kano State
3. Lagos State
4. Gombe State
5. Rivers State
Application Registration closes 7th January, 2023
How to apply
Interested Applicants should apply via https://bit.ly/ihatchcohort3 or Open Here to fill the application form
Humanitarian Ministry Denied Any Official Engagement With Dbanj
Following the news of Npower money laundry allegations against Dbanj by ICPC that lead to his detention which you can read here Npower News – ICPC Detains DBanj Over NPower Funds Fraud
The Special Assistant, Media & Publicity to the Hon Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Nneka Nkem on behalf of the FMHDSD officially state that it has no official engagement with @iamdbanj.
The artiste only attended the launch of the @npower_ng Batch C launch where he took a photograph with the Hon Minister. Kindly disregard any official link to the Hon Minister Sadiya farouq, Nneka said.
The Npower Programme is an empowerment programme initiated by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2016 to equip youths with work experience and skills to enable them become employable or Entrepreneurs.
Before Dbanj detaintion, ICPC said they have invited about 10 persons over the last few months in connection with the N-Power fraud, and have been granted administrative bail after their detention. Several invitations to Mr. Oladipo Daniel Oyebanjo, to appear before a team of investigators were ignored and not honoured.
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Npower News – ICPC Detains DBanj Over NPower Funds Fraud
In today’s latest Npower news, Npower News – ICPC Detains DBanj Over NPower Funds Fraud. Read detailed information below.
According to ICPC, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) confirmed on Wednesday the arrest and detention of Mr. Oladipo Daniel Oyebanjo, otherwise known by his stage name D’Banj, over the investigation of fraud associated with the N-Power Programme.
The N-Power is a scheme established by President Muhammadu Buhari on 8th June, 2016, to address the issues of youth unemployment and empowerment, and help increase social development.
In line with its mandate, the Commission had received numerous petitions on the diversion of N-Power funds running into billions of naira following the approval and release of such funds to the beneficiaries by the Federal Government. Many N-Power beneficiaries had complained over the non-receipt of the monthly funds in spite of payment by the Government.
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About 10 persons have been invited by the ICPC over the last few months in connection with the N-Power fraud, and have been granted administrative bail after their detention. Several invitations to Mr. Oladipo Daniel Oyebanjo, to appear before a team of investigators were ignored and not honoured.
For details, visit the ICPC website
The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission has arrested Singer Oladapo Oyebanji alias D’banj, PremiumTimes is reporting.
He was arrested and detained Tuesday after ICPC operatives closed in on him, forcing him to surrender himself at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja.
Premium Times report that D’banj had dodged summons for weeks, claiming to be overseas for scheduled concerts each time he was invited to appear for interrogation over fra¥d allegation.
He is accused of fraudulently diverting hundreds of millions naira earmarked by the Nigerian government for N-Power project, an empowerment programme set up by the Nigerian government in 2016 to address youth unemployment and increase social development.
Investigators allege that D’banj colluded with some compromised government officials to introduce ghost beneficiaries into the payroll of the scheme. The stipend paid to those beneficiaries are then paid to accounts that have now allegedly been linked to the pop star.
After the musician failed to show up for interrogation despite multiple invitations, the ICPC moved to arrest him anywhere in Nigeria and abroad, forcing him to show up at the commission’s office on Tuesday. On arrival, D’banj was subjected to a prolonged interrogation session after which he was detained. His plea for administrative bail was rejected by officials who said the musician could not be trusted to attend his trial if released on bail.
Have you ever imagine a world without Google search engine? Hmm… Technology is evolving, and times are changing. A company called OpenAI has created an AI chatbot called ChatGPT that could replace Google and some human workers in the near future.
OpenAI was launched a week ago, and it has gathered over a million users. ChatGPT can write computer code, create complex essays, decorate your home, come up with a winning marketing idea, and more. It can even generate html code for any website you intend to build if you are a lazy developer.
I tried it, asked it to generate a compelling business Idea for me, and the result I got was amazing. Another user of this site in the group ask the AI to generate html code for an e-commerce website, and the result was amazing.
ChatGPT has also demonstrated a human knack for abstract thinking. One disillusioned Twitter user prompted the AI with the command: “write a haiku from the perspective of a copywriter who is feeling sad that AI might diminish the value of the written word.”
ChatGPT responded: “Words on a screen, now just a blur, machine takes the pen.”
Now, analysts are forecasting that this AI could replace Google in the possible future. AI will eliminate the search engine result page, which is where they make most of their money.” He added that AI will do to internet search what Google did to the Yellow Pages.
The fluency of the chatbot’s results has led to debate in Silicon Valley about the future of Google’s search monopoly.
Google is aware of the existential threat and is trying to develop conversational and voice search. It also bought DeepMind, the AI company, to develop this area.
How to Use ChatGPT
To use ChatGPT, you need to have an account with OpenAI. You can sign up by clicking on this link.