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Nigeria’s Abdulhakim Bashir Beats 750 People in a Startup Competition to Win $10,000

A Nigerian tech innovator, Abdulhakim Bashir, on Wednesday, October 9, won 10,000 dollars cash prize for the Artificial Intelligence category of the Startup Innovation competition which was put together by the Dubai’s World Trade Centre, Daily Trust reports.

It should be noted that the competition was borne out of the need to stir up innovativeness out of young owners of startups.

The Nigerian champion invented Chiniki Guard, a security application targeted at curbing shoplifting in shops and general theft.

“Chiniki Guard provides real-time updates on the activities going on in a retail store. It reports theft and shoplifting by analyzing the video feed through the Closed Circuit TV,” he said.

According to the application has the potential of stopping over 80% shops from avoidable losses that are caused by theft and dishonest workers.

According to the application has the potential of stopping over 80% shops from avoidable losses that are caused by theft and dishonest workers.

Bashir won a whopping sum of $10,000 for his novel app. Dr Amina Sambo, the coordinator of startups in the country told Daily Trust that the victory is a further proof that the nation’s youths have great potential in information technology.

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