Nigerian girls win Silicon Valley App Contest
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Nigerian girls win Silicon Valley App Contest

Five Nigerian teenagers have won a major tech innovation award in California for their app that spots fake drugs — further proving that GIRLS can do anything.

Promise Nnalue, Jessica Osita, Nwabuaku Ossai, Adaeze Onuigbo and Vivian Okoye, who call themselves Team Save-A-Soul, learned how to build their phone app from scratch, in the hope that it would help their country’s fight against counterfeit drugs.

The app, called FD-Detector, helps users identify fake medicines using a drug’s barcode to verify its authenticity and expiration date.
“I feel very excited and relieved. I’m extremely proud of myself,” Osita, 15, told CNN from San Francisco, in the group’s first interview since they won the 2018 Technovation Challenge on 9 August.
Now, who runs the world? Girls !!!

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