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Gricd & HaulTrac Partner To Deliver Essential Healthcare Commodities across Nigeria for USAID



Gricd, a cold chain technology company that uses the Internet of Things (IoT) to enable last-mile delivery of temperature-sensitive products, has partnered with Haultrac, one of Nigeria’s leading logistics companies, to support the delivery of essential healthcare commodities to all 36 states of the country, as well as the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja on behalf of USAID.

The partnership is an indefinite quantity agreement that includes the delivery of commodities such as medicines, rapid diagnostic test kits, laboratory reagents and consumables, as well as other related health and non-health commodities across the country. Gricd’s cutting edge technology will be leveraged to ensure that these commodities reach their final destinations in their most effective state and the startup will work with Haultrac, USAID and other partners to support the storage and transportation of agreed commodities between agreed locations.

Using Gricd’s Real-Time Data Loggers and Enterprise Monitoring Software, all parties will be able to guarantee the quality of these commodities during storage, transit and distribution to the end-user. The partnership will also include long haul and last-mile delivery of commodities dispatched and received from central and regional warehouses to cold storage facilities in Abuja, Jos, Ogba (Lagos State) and Oshodi (Lagos State), as well as from regional distribution centres to health facilities or other designated service delivery points supported by USAID.

Commenting on the partnership, Oghenetega Iortim, CEO and founder of Gricd, said “Inability to keep temperature-sensitive medical commodities within required temperature range leads to waste of life-saving medication, sometimes loss of life. We are excited to be working with Haultrac and USAID to ensure the safe delivery of these essential commodities across Nigeria and make it easier for all parties to do business with confidence.

Segun Adeoye, CEO of Haultrac also said that “Transporting temperature-sensitive commodities over long distances in a country like Nigeria can present many challenges. However, with real-time monitoring, we can move these commodities with confidence and take proactive steps to reduce wastage and maximise the value of these commodities.”

Gricd offers a range of IoT-enabled solutions that deliver reliable and consistent temperature monitoring and data logging, especially during storage, transit and distribution of temperature-sensitive products such as vaccines, insulin and food. By enabling automated, real-time monitoring, Gricd makes it easier to guarantee the safety and security of products and assets. The startup already works with some of the leading pharmaceutical manufacturers and food companies in Nigeria and across Africa to monitor the quality of food and pharmaceuticals, supporting them to realise more than $193 million in savings and successfully monitoring more than 12 million temperature-sensitive items.

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Eight Things To Know About The New Twitter-like app, “Threads”



Mark Zuckerberg, Just launched a new Twitter-like app called Threads, On Wednesday the 5th of July.

Instagram’s Threads app, which went live on Apple and Android app stores in 100 countries on Wednesday, will enable users to sign up straight from their Instagram accounts.

According to screenshots from the App Store listing, Threads will function like Twitter with text-based posts that can be liked, shared, and commented on.

The app is currently topping the chart as the most downloaded social networking app with over 100 million downloads within 24 hours, as announced by Zuckerberg.

The developer of the Instagram text-based conversation app describes it as an app “where communities come together to discuss everything from the topics you care about today to what’ll be trending tomorrow.”

Mark tweeting about the new app number of downloads

Here are 8 Things to know about Threads:

  1. The Founder of the Threads App is businessman and tech mogul Mark Zuckerberg. He is known for co-founding the social media website Facebook and its parent company, Meta Platforms, of which he is the executive chairman, chief executive officer, and controlling shareholder
  2. Threads will allow Users can post up to 500 characters on Threads, including links, photos, and videos running up to 5 minutes in length.
  3. Users on Threads have the option of logging onto Threads using an active Instagram account, but they must be at least 12 years old to do so. (When people under the age of 16 or the age of 18 in some countries join Threads, their accounts by default have a secret profile.)
  4. Threads will likely share the same features with Instagram, like having 125 caption characters, 150 characters for the bio, and 30 characters for the user name.
  5. Users will be able to establish a loyal following of their own to share their thoughts, opinions, and creativity with the world, or follow and connect directly with their favorite creators and those who share their interests.
  6. Threads might be subject to action constraints of 500 actions per day rather than reading limits.
  7. According to a privacy statement provided on the app store, Threads may gather data from users linked to a wide range of categories, including health and fitness, finances, contact information, search history, and transactions, among others.
  8. Instead of starting from scratch, Threads will directly import users’ existing Instagram followers and the following list.
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INNOSON VEHICLES Has Produced Gas Powered Vehicles That Don’t Need The Use Of Fuel



This information was made known via their social media page. They wrote,

“Last year, we foresaw the need for alternatives to fuel and diesel-powered vehicles. Now, our video on CNG-powered vehicles is more relevant than ever!

Join us in driving green and embracing sustainable solutions for a better tomorrow.

Driving Green: Innoson’s CNG Vehicles Offer a Sustainable Alternative in NigeriaWith the commissioning of our CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) powered vehicles, we are offering a sustainable alternative that not only reduces our dependency on petroleum products but also contributes to a cleaner and healthier environment in Nigeria. #SustainableSolutions #ThrowbackThursday “

You can visit their Facebook page: Innoson Motors

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PHOTOS: The Dangote Oil Refinery



The commissioning of the Dangote Refinery in Lekki Ekpe Lagos is currently going on. The refinery has a capacity of 650,000 barrels per day.
This is a significant development for the oil industry.

This refinery will not only meet the daily demand for oil in Nigeria but also provide a means for exporting oil to other countries. It will be interesting to see the impact this will have on the global oil market.

The President, Mohammadu Buhari was present to commission the Opening of the refinery. Many other Important delegates were present too to show support.

The opening event of the refinery

Congratulations to Dangote!

Here are pictures of the refinery.

The full look
The overview look
The refinery at night
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