Nigeria To Partner With Google, As Yemi Osibanjo Visits Googleplex

Osinbanjo visits Googleplex, Sundar Pichai Welcomes Osinbanjo, Google LaunchPad Acellerator
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Nigeria's potential to get significance in the technology world gets more interesting and real.

* Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo visits Googleplex in California, US.

* Nigeria To Partner Google to improve tech industry.

Apart from the fact that Nigerians are really fand to get recognition in the technology space.

Economic Recovery and Growth Plan of this administration could also be a backbone for the improvement.

Recently, the vice president while leading an investment roadshow to San Francisco and Los Angeles, had a meeting with Google's Executives at Googleplex in California, US.


First is that, FG assured on 10th of July, that it would partner Google (a key in the tech world) in its next Billion users plan, to ensure greater digital access in Nigeria and like wise the world.

What Is Google's 'Next Billion Users'?

This is, as from willowtreeapps, an initiative at Google that places an emphasis on making products specifically with emerging markets in mind.

Want more on what Google is up to with the "Next Billionaire Users"?.
Find it here

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Another thing that was discussed was Establishment of Google's Artificial Intelligence Centres in Institutions of Higher Learning in Nigeria.


Can we (Nigeria) withstand this?.

I think we are gonna start somewhere thou, with Google establishing Artificial Intelligence Centre in Nigeria's Institution I think our theoretical schools would just be more practical.

Our Computer Science graduate will really be significant in the society and not read theories and hypothesis to solve real world problem.

That's for the pro (good) part.

So what is the con (bitter) of this happening in Nigeria?

Some might be thinking this won't have any bad side, but Sir or Ma?, I object.

Looking at how competitive admission into our "poor" Higher Institution is now.

Can you imagine how more competitive it will be with this?.

This could lead to people getting more desperate to get into Higher Institution (and more especially, computer science).

Calm down bro, am a fan of this build up, and this bitter part shouldn't be an hindrance.

Rather am just using this opportunity to jolt FG to provide more schools.


Another bone chewed (my language) by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbanjo with Google is on the expansion of Google's Launchpad Accelerator program in Africa.

But, according to what have found out on Google's Launchpad Accelerator website these countries are the ones that are participating in the programme:

Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda.

Of course and as you can see, Nigeria is already part, but I do not know which kind of expansion they are still talking about.

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What Is Google's Launchpad Accelerator Program?

Launchpad Accelerator Program is an initiative of google, which helps startups around countries where they operate.

It help startups build great products.

In addition, it also include exclusive events, mentorship opportunities, and trainings.

Startups That apply and are accepted receives:

  1. Equity-free support
  2. Access to Google engineers and intensive mentoring from 20+ teams.
  3. Access to silicon valley experts and top local mentors
  4. PR training and global media opportunities
  5. Close partnership with Google for three months (new classes are accepted twice a year).

Source: launch pad


And finally from me, the V.P also discussed on the creation / establishment of a YouTube creator space to support Nigeria's digital content producers which could help them make money.

Last Words:

Actually I didn't have much to say about this, but I wish Nigeria is able to harness this opportunity to the peak.

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