Adebayo Alonge’s RxAll Wins 2019 BNP Paribas Group DeepTech Prize

Adebayo Alonge’s startup – RxAll has won the 2019 BNP Paribas Group Deep Tech Prize for co-developing a handheld nanoscanners that uses artificial intelligence to identify fake drugs and assess general drug quality on mobile phones.

The 2019 BNP Paribas Group DeepTech Prize comes with a €100,000 prize.

An emotional Adebayo Alonge while receiving the award, said:

“Thank you so much. It’s been a long journey personally for me, from the 15 years when I was surviving from a fake drug to standing today in front of you here and letting you to be in my dream and the dream of my co-founders to make sure that most of people are safe from fake medicines.”

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Nigerian Students Team Emerge Joint Winners Of Sub-Saharan Regional Finals Of 2019 Huawei ICT Competition

A team of Nigerian students have emerged joint winners of the Sub-Saharan regional finals of the 2019 Huawei ICT Competition alongside Team Tanzania and earned a spot at the global finals in May 2019 in China.

The Nigerian students: Abdulqadir Babagana Musa, Muhammad Mustafa Maihaja, Fahad Danladi, Shuaibu Abbas Usman, Kamaludeen Umar, Abdulqudus Adebayo Temidayo all from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) first emerged winners of the Huawei ICT national competition, which involved a participation of 13,600 students from 30 universities across Nigeria before proceeding to represent Nigeria at the just-concluded Sub-Saharan regional finals held in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The Nigerian team of students ranked number one leading with a dominant score of 790.4, followed by Tanzania with 745.6, then Kenya with 737 and Angola with 700.8.

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AMPZ Wins Lagos Edition Of The MEST Africa Pitch Competition [2019]

AMPZ, an online sports community, has won the Lagos edition of the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) Africa pitch competition.

The startup provides a platform for talents to curate their sports profile, showcase and connect to the right audience.

This win guarantees AMPZ automatic entry at the MEST’s 2nd pan-Africa Summit in Nairobi, Kenya this June [2019] and a chance to win $50,000 in equity investment.

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