Nigerian polytechnics lag behind in assessing research grants — TETFund

March 29, 2023 Uji A. Iliyasu 0

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund, (TETFund) has tasked polytechnics across the country to embark on quality research proposals that would translate into commercial and innovative use. Executive Secretary of TETFund, Arc. Sonny Echono, stated this in Abuja, Wednesday, during an interactive session with rectors and directors of research of polytechnics on National Research Fund (NRF) grants. Echono who lamented the Read More

My administration committed to open and distance learning mode – Buhari

March 26, 2023 Sunny Idachaba 0

  Even though it is less than two months to the end of his tenure, President Muhammadu Buhari has again assured that his administration is committed to the enhancement of open and distance learning programmes.  President Buhari spoke in Abuja on Saturday during the 12th convocation ceremony of the National Open University of Nigeria  (NOUN).  Represented by the Executive Secretary Read More

Innovation hub to help youths address climate change issues – CAN

March 20, 2023 Joshua Egbodo 0

The Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), Magaji Tambuwal, has stressed that the recently established national climate change innovation hub will help Nigerian youths address climate challenges. The CNA stated this, Monday, at a forum organised to commemorate  the Commonwealth Day in  Abuja. Tambuwal, who said the Commonwealth Day is usually held on the second Monday of March every year, explained Read More

Nigeria, Israel to deepen partnership in innovation, entrepreneurship

March 16, 2023 Uji A. Iliyasu 0

Nigeria and Israel have commenced collaborative moves to deepen partnership in innovation, entrepreneurship and production with the aim of harnessing Nigeria’s huge potentials for its technological development. This was disclosed by TETFund’s Director of Public Affairs and Protocol,  Abdulmumin Oniyangi, Wednesday, in a statement after the the Israeli Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Mr. Michael Freeman, paid a working visit Read More

Gender advocacy groups urge women to embrace modern technology 

March 8, 2023 Joy Emmanuel 0

Gender Advocacy groups led by the Do Foundation International Wednesday held a sensitisation walk in commemoration of the 2023 International Women’s Day celebration. The foundation urged women in the state to embrace modern technology and gadgets for business and daily life. Founder of the Do Foundation International, Dr. Dise Goddy Harry, while speaking on the theme of this year’s celebration Read More

Fibre Cement Board can bridge Nigeria’s housing deficit gap  – MD New materials coy

May 31, 2022 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s current housing deficit is estimated at 17-20 million units. This deficit is partly driven by high cost of building materials among other factors. Recently, the Managing Director of New Material Nigeria Company Ltd, Mr. Jackie Dai Hui announced the introduction of a new product, Fibre Cement Board into the Nigerian market. This is a wholly owned Chinese firm. DAVID AGBA Read More

GEF’s $200m support as game changer in climate change, Covid-19 fight

December 13, 2021 Editorial IV 0

In order to address teething environmental challenges that continue to give give humanity sleepless night, the Global Environment Facility recently made available $200m to tackle climate change, pollution and the COVID-19 crisis; HELEN OJI report. The Global Environment Facility’s member governments, meeting on its 30th anniversary, approved new funding to keep advancing international conservation priorities through the pandemic and to Read More

AfDB’ll create 25m new jobs by 2025 – Adesina

October 29, 2021 Administrator 0

The president, African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina, has disclosed that the bank was targetting to create 25 million new jobs by 2025. Adesina made the disclosure when he delivered a lecture on “Social Media, National Security and Social Change: Bridging the Gap for Development in Africa’’ in Lagos.According to a statement issued by the bank on Friday in Read More

The new face of Lagos and legislative watch

October 28, 2021 Administrator 0

Lagos is working especially in the present democratic dispensation where the current leadership of the state assembly have complemented the executive arm to deliver dividends of democracy. TEMITOPE MUSOWO reports. The popular saying of an average Lagos state lawmaker who believes he lacks executive power or budgetary allocation is that his job is simply to make laws, represent the constituents Read More

‘Africa Prudential is disrupting technology space with business solution services’

October 26, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Africa Prudential is creating a growing list of business solutions for corporates across several sectors of Nigeria’s economy as it pushes ahead with its transformation into a digital technology provider. The business solution services are designed to build robust enterprise solutions for companies, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations. The solutions enable disruptive innovations, value creation and growth for businesses, that Read More

FMSTI rebranded to meet future technology demands’

October 25, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, at a world press conference, Monday unveiled its rebranded vision, mission and logo, in order to meet up with global contemporary and future technological demands to catch-up and lead other advanced countries via Science Technology and Innovation (STI) recently, in Abuja. The minister said that technology will positively influence all Read More

How I stood strong, killed Obasanjo’s third term agenda – Ken Nnamani

October 21, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Former Senate President and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senator Ken Nnamani, has revealed how he aborted the planned to amend constitution to allow for third term in office during former President Olusegun Obasanjo. Nnamani said his model of legislating was shaped by the debate about whether the legislator is an agent or a trustee. Speaking Thursday in Read More

2023: APC backs Senate’s decision on direct primaries

October 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed support for Senate amendments to the Electoral Act which mandates political parties to elect their candidates through direct primaries mode. In a statement signed Wednesday in Abuja, by the APC’s acti g national secretary John James Akpanudoedehe, asked Nigerians to ignore the the soundbites from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which vehemently Read More

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NOTAP urged to expand in order to benefit nation

October 8, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Senate Committee on Science, Technology and Innovation led by its chairman, Uche Ekwunife, has urged the National Office For Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), to establish 6 zonal offices and open liaison offices in states of the federation to help monitor and inspect the technological equipment that are imported into the country. Ekwunife stated this when she paid a Read More

After 4 years break, D’banj releases new album, ‘Stress Free’

October 2, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

After four years of musical break, a Nigerian pop star, Dapo Oyebanjo, a.k.a  D’banj, Friday, released a new album titled, “Stress Free.” Recall that the ‘”Koko Master” last album titled: “King Don Come” was released in 2017. In the new album, D’banj collobarates with Seun Kuti to tint it with Afrobeats innovation mode. According to him, the video of the Read More

eNaira ‘ll reposition Naira, enhance its value, says NCAG

September 29, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Nigerian Citizens Action Group (NCAG) has described the plan by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to introduce eNaira on October 1 as a good move.The NCAG said that the digital currency will reposition the naira and enhance its value. NCAG, in a statement by its National Coordinator, Rt. Hon. Obe Agu, in Abuja, urged the CBN Governor, Godwin Read More

Perm Sec urges private sector to increase participation in STI

September 20, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Mr. Edet Sunday Akpan has called on the Organised Private Sector (OPS) to explore ways of partnering with the various research institutes and agencies in commercializing viable products and services for the nations’ benefit. The Permanent Secretary said this when he declared open the 19th Meeting of the National Council Read More

Excitement as Dapines Global Investors opens nominations for Abuja excellence awards

September 12, 2021 Agi Onda 0

Organisers of the yearly Abuja Business and Excellence Awards, Dapines Global Investors Ltd, has announced  the second phase of the event with the official kick-off of public voting after a long period of open nomination from August 1- September 10, 2021. Convener of the now celebrated annual event, Simon Tuleh, in a press statement made available to Blueprint, Sunday,   said Read More

Sanwo-Olu’s new standards in Lagos too high to match – Jumbo-Nze

September 10, 2021 Editor 0

Otunba Bestman Jumbo-Nze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with EMEKA NZE in Abuja, he says though not an appointee of Lagos state government, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu heeds and adopts his alternative security measures to reduce unemployment rid the state of crime. As an Igbo,what do you do for Lagos state and how did you Read More

Sanwo-Olu’s new standards in Lagos too high to match – Jumbo-Nze

September 9, 2021 Editorial IV 0

Otunba Bestman Jumbo-Nze, is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In this interview with EMEKA NZE in Abuja, he says though not an appointee of Lagos state government, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu heeds and adopts his alternative security measures to reduce unemployment rid the state of crime.   As an Igbo,what do you do for Lagos state and how did Read More

Excitement as Titan Trust Bank opens Apapa, Lagos branch

August 23, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Titan Trust Bank Limited has announced the opening of its state-of-the-art branch located at 17, Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos for commercial operations. A statement by the lender said the development is in furtherance of its efforts to offer customers endearing experience. The lender further noted that the new branch provides a full suite of banking products and services for retail Read More

Rigging allegation: PDP has conceded defeat ahead 2023, says APC

August 16, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has already conceded defeat even before the forthcoming 2320 general elections are held. The governing party described PDP’s allegation on the procurement of E-voting machines as “idle conspiracies and wild”, saying it was clear testimony that the opposition party has “already conceded election defeat long before the 2023 Read More