Tech News This Week (41)

Aisha Yesufu

In today’s digital world where a lot is happening at once, it’s easy to miss out on the news. Here are the highlights from this week’s tech news brought to you by Techative. Check out the juicy tech happenings:

  1.  A stitch in time saves Thrive Agric

Thrive Agric, the “Áfrican Feeder”, announced a major change in the company’s leadership. Apparently, the company, like many others, is going through a pandemic hard time and Adio Sowho has been chosen to save the day as the interim CEO alongside a new CFO with a background in finance. We hope this new move is exactly what Thrive Agric needs to pull through these times.

  1. Beginning of a New dawn for Nigerians as the #EndSars social movement records victory.
#EndSARS protesters

The social media got burst this week especially the micro-blogging site, Twitter, with the hashtag #EndSARS. It is no longer news that the Special Anti-Robbery Squad(SARS), a unit of the Nigerian Police force, with members who seem averse to technology,  had taken to terrorising youths with impunity. In trying to rid the society of social vice-cybercrime- they became a social vice, oppressing, killing, harassing and endangering the masses they swore to serve and protect. This social movement which was all about the right to life, to privacy and to freedom (of movement, expression), finally records victory as the notorious unit got disbanded today 11th October, 2020.

  1. Life inside Life with @Didicodes

Earlier last week, a member of She Code Africa and Hashnode, Edidiong Asikpo with the Twitter handle @Didicodes shutdown Twitter with videos of her boyfriend’s romantic creativity towards her 22nd birthday.  The romantic creative of a boyfriend sent handwritten cards that solved some puzzle  and introduced an array of gifts from  Macbook,  money bouquet, picture frame, clothes, chocolates, cake to a vacation in Maldives.  While some people are trying to make it through the whole pandemic, others have made it. Life inside life! @Didicodes should consider sharing her codes with us.

  1. Life made easier with Google Assistant

Google has announced its intention of adding more features to the Google Assistant to allow it not just open apps but also perform more tasks inside a third party application. This is really exciting for Android users and we strongly hope that the company will try to allay fears on privacy infringement. Nobody wants a snitch for an assistant. 

  1. Opportunity in Tech for you 

UK Nigeria Tech Hub has recently just launched her Future Females Business School Tech programme in partnership with Future Females. This programme is to help Nigerian female business founders harness their potentials and grow a sustainable business empire. Application is still open until 28th October, 2020. Interested? Click here.

Hope you had fun reading the week’s updates. Let’s know what we missed in the comment section.

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