A start-up social enterprise driven to raise the next generation science and technology leaders, and train female developers Tech4Her Africa, has emerged winner of the AngelHack Hackathon hosted at Impact Hub, Ikoyi, Lagos State.
They are shortlisted to represent Africa at the Global Demo Day taking place at Silicon Valley, United States and are joining other winners from 50 cities around the world for the 12 weeks Angel Hackcelerator program.
AngelHack’s HACKcelerator program connects ambitious hackers with thought-leaders and experienced entrepreneurs to help them become more versatile and create fundable startups.
With a startup portfolio valuation of $70 million, acquisitions from tech giants such as Google, and industry innovators such as BOX, AngelHack is the highest valued pre-accelerator in the industry active in 106 cities around the world.
This is the first Hackathon organized in Africa.
The team is led by Mrs. Elizabeth Edwards, founder, Tech4Her Africa.
Members of the team, some of who are students of the University Of Lagos – Adeola Akinwale, Dolapo Otufadebo, Chukwudumebi Onwuli, Chiamaka Eguzoro, and Chidera Ofokansi).
Mentors on the team are: Mrs. Fayo Williams (Certified Business Consultant) and Dr. Roselyn Isimeto, lecturer at Computer Science, UNILAG.
The team developed Tatafo App- Watson AI based app that helps university students access information and resources instantly at a click.
Building Collapse: Experts Urge Government To Go Tough In Enforcing Laws
Building construction experts and environmentalists are jointly saying if the government does not commit to getting tough on enforcement of relevant laws, the scourge of building collapse may not end soon
They firmly stated that the cause of the recent collapse on Lagos Island which claimed 20 lives was not different from the causes of previous ones in the same area and other parts of the state as well as the entire country.
Some building construction experts lamented that the menace of building collapse had remained because the regulatory bodies lacked the will to enforce laws.
They explained that while the issues had been overflogged and the causes known to almost everyone in the society, only the government had the power to go tough on errant developers, landlords, traditional rulers, thugs or anyone found contravening planning laws or engaging in activities that could lead to the collapse of a building.
Group Seeks Compensation For Building Collapse Victims In Lagos, Oyo
Advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has called for investigation into circumstances surrounding buildings collapse incidents in Lagos and Oyo states last week.
SERAP said the two states should take immediate steps to investigate the latest incidents and bring to justice complicit developers and contractors.
SERAP’s Deputy Director, Kolawole Oludare, says the group is ready to offer free legal services to affected families.
Building Collapse: Lagos Demolishes 13 Buildings
Five more buildings in Lagos Island have been brought down by the Lagos state government, bringing the number of demolished buildings to thirteen.
Lagos state building control agency embarked on this demolition on Friday to prevent another disaster after Wednesday’s collapsed building incident in Ita-Faji, Lagos Island.
Twenty persons were killed; forty-five others were injured when a four-storey building, housing a school at its top floor, collapsed. Most of the dead were children.
Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Rotimi Ogunleye described the exercise as a holistic response to the challenges posed by derelict structures and unapproved schools.
The government has taken over the site of the collapsed Massey street building.
Government officials say the ministry had identified 149 distressed and defective buildings, of which 40 have been demolished.
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