WEEKLY ROUNDUP: Nigerian Amputee Football Team Wins First World Cup Match, Apple Launches new Gadgets, Buhari’s son Yusuf Begins NYSC and More
Happy new month to you all and welcome to our weekly roundup. This is where we bring you a summary of all the tech news, eye-catching events and social media trends that took place during the week. Ranging from the Nigeria Amputee football team, the Special Eagles winning their first-ever Amputee World Cup game in Mexico to the launching of the new ipad pro, Mac mini and Mac air by Apple. Buckle your seat belts because it’s going to be an exciting ride.
Nigerian Amputee Football Team Gets First World Cup Victory.
Nigerians rallied round the Special Eagles to ensure they made it to the World Cup. The NFF, Super Eagles players, Mikel Obi and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, all played pivotal roles in helping the team to Mexico for the 2018 Amputee World Cup. After enduring losses in their first two games, the Nigerian Amputee Football team, nicknamed ‘Special Eagles’ finally recorded their first victory at the tournament.
Give it up for history makers!
Nigeria's Special Eagles have recorded their first win at an Amputee World Cup with Kennedy Ezeji becoming the first Nigerian to score at the tournament.
We celebrate their resilience and strength! #AMPZTV #WorldCup2018 #AfricaToTheWorld pic.twitter.com/0i6RoIiJBs
— AMPZ TV (@ampz_tv) October 31, 2018
Nigerians celebrated the victory as if the team won the World Cup even though they didn’t make it beyond their group. Nigerians chose to celebrate their strength for achieving that feat despite their their hasty and inadequate preparation. Some didn’t even care, insisting that lone win meant the team has won the trophy.
I am super excited as Nigerian amputee football team wins world cup trophy.
— Angela2019 Presidential Campaign Organization (@AngelaCampaign) October 31, 2018
A very big congratulations to them. We wish them more wins in their bags.
Apple Launches New iPad Pro, Mac Mini and Macbook Air
During the week, Apple launched some updates to Mac computers and iPads. Although some of the features have been available in the iPhone lineup for a while, they generally reflect what the team has been up to. CEO of Apple, Tim Cook was present at the launching.
— Lana Del Rey Latest (@DelReyLatest) October 30, 2018
The devices come with a lot amazing updates especially the iPad Pro which has USB-C ports for up to 5K external displays. This enables it to charge iPhones. You have a power bank there! People have already started booking for them so what are you waiting for?
— Fabian Pimminger (@i_am_fabs) October 30, 2018
Even with the new amazing features, some people still think the costs are very high.
— Nathan (@NathanR38) October 30, 2018
Despite complaints about prices and alleged errors, orders have continued to fly in. We will love to get a feed back of what you think about Apple’s new updates. Share with us in the comment section. Thanks
World Famous Cryptocurrency “Bitcoin” Celebrates 10 years Anniversary
Bitcoin, the world’s most famous cryptocurrency celebrated it’s 10th anniversary during the week. Bitcoin was launched by mysterious Japanese scientist, Satoshi Nakamoto who distributed his work titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System.” His work set the stage for the development of Bitcoin and helped it gain community support that saw it to grow very rapidly.
Bitcoin turns 10 years old today 🎂
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) October 31, 2018
Since then the digital currency has grown huge and attained a somewhat notorious stature among global currencies. A lot of people are really investing into it today. Happy Birthday once more to BITCOIN
Skoolmedia Donates Laptops and Security Gadgets to Federal Science and Technical College, Yaba
Skoolmedia is an Edtech startup striving to foster the growth of quality education in Nigeria.
During the week, the startup donated laptops and security gadgets to the Federal Science and Technical College (FSTC), Yaba. The event which held in the school premises was part of Skool media’s support scheme in ensuring quality education in a serene and safe environment.
New post: Skoolmedia Donates Laptops and Security Gadgets to Federal Science and Technical College, Yaba https://t.co/6bLTtMckqh
— TechNext.ng (@technextdotng) November 1, 2018
The initiative is to ensure that the students are kept safe while learning in a globally competitive atmosphere. This gesture is in alliance with Skoolmedia’s aim of providing students with world class education system to improve learning.
This is really a good initiative to foster education.
President Buhari’s Son, Yusuf Begins NYSC in Abuja
The National Youth Service Corp is a programme designed for Nigerian graduates to partake in in order to have served their country. But some graduates don’t submit themselves for the mandatory service, usually due to their influential families or personal connections to the corridors of power.
But it appears Yusuf Buhari, son of Nigeria’s president is changing the narrative with his latest move. The only surviving son of the president has reportedly enrolled for the NYSC programme in Abuja.
— Monte OZ (@MonteOzAfrica) November 1, 2018
His enrollment into the youth service is coming a few weeks after Nigerian superstar singer, Davido also enrolled for the NYSC programme at the Lagos camp.
President Buhari's son Yusuf, obeys the clarion call#TheGuildNG.#News #ltv #breaking #breakingnews #Nigeria #ibadan #Lagos #Abuja #kano #kaduna #asorock #nysc #buhari #2019elections #pmb https://t.co/xaBi0TtpQ6 pic.twitter.com/GkGP74NHGN
— The Guild Nigeria (@TheGuildng) November 1, 2018
Seems everybody is now taking this NYSC very serious after the scandal it brought upon the former ministers of finance and communication.
Well that’s all for this week. Have a great weekend. Catch you again next week.
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