Two Nigerian students, Eyenimi Ndimou and Ify Aniebo, have made Nigeria proud in London. They have been shortlisted for the prestigious award to find London’s most innovative international student.
They duo are being recognised for their outstanding innovation Two Nigerian students, Eyenimi Ndimou and Ify Aniebo have been shortlisted for the prestigious award to find London’s most innovative international student, Ventures Africa report.
Ndimou, a student at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is being recognised for creating a mobile app that diagnoses birth asphyxia by listening out for a certain frequency in a baby’s cry. The app allows for a swift detection of asphyxia in babies, and consequently, a prompt referral for a potentially lifesaving treatment.
Aniebo, also a student of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, designed a malaria-detecting mobile app which transforms any mobile phone with a camera into a microscope.
The app, which detects malaria from blood samples, also indicates the type of malaria and prescribes possible courses of treatment. Both apps have been shortlisted as part of the Mayor of London’s Internationl Student Innovation Awards, placing the Nigerian innovators at the forefront of innovations in London universities.
An excited Ndimou said the award would mean “that my team and I are one step closer to realising our dream of saving millions of new-born lives in Nigeria and many other developing countries.”
The International Student Innovation Awards was set up to highlight the work of international students in the United Kingdom, and also to provide students with some financial assistance to take their innovation to the next stage of development. The winner will receive the sum of £10,000 to kick-start their business.
Meanwhile, a 17 years old 200 level Nigerian student in Amity University, India, Esther Ruby Daniel has won various medals in different sporting events in the higher institution. Miss Daniel who is from Akwa Ibom state won silver medal during All Indian Law Student University Game during her first month in the school. For this year alone, she won gold medal in February, Gold medal in 200 meters, Silver medal in long jump and Gold medal in 100 meters all within this month.
Ekong received his masters’ degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Tokai University in Tokyo, Japan where he achieved the feat recording the university’s highest score in the past 50 years. In his first semester, the Nigerian genius solved a maths puzzle that has been unsolvable in the last 30 years.
Culled from: https://www.naij.com/1028989-two-nigerian-students-break-record-london-innovation.html