Borno: Research team addresses critical challenges facing African cities 

March 29, 2023 Sadiq Abubakar 0

African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC),  a collaborative  research programme seeking to tackle complex urban challenges in the continent, Tuesday, held public briefing at Dujima in Maiduguri, Borno state. The chairman of the Maiduguri City Research Uptake Team, Malam Babakura Bukar, in his welcome address, said in an effort to address the systematic nature of the challenges, ACRC is  targeting at bringing the right  Read More

FG to implement 0.5% of GDP for R&D

January 17, 2023 Binta Shama 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration is developing modalities to achieve the allocation of 0.5 per cent of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to research and innovation.  The president said the move was to accelerate development across the country.  The president stated this on while declaring open a 5-day Technology and Innovation Expo 2023, organised by the Federal Read More

Fitch predicts slow economic growth for Nigeria In 2023

December 28, 2022 Blessing Anaro 0

The Nigerian economy will slump further in 2023 due to activities leading to the general elections. According to a Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research report, the economy would pick up in 2024, with growth predicted to rise to 3.3 per cent. Fitch Solutions estimates that economic growth in Nigeria slipped to a six-quarter low of 2.3 per cent Read More

‘Nigeria contributes only 19 percent cancer research in Sub-Saharan Africa’

December 4, 2022 Adeola Akinbobola 0

Project PINK BLUE (PPB) has raised the alarm that Nigeria contributed only 19% of the entire cancer research in Sub-Saharan Africa, translating to 4% of the cancer research in Africa.  According to records, of 23,679 cancer research papers published in different peer-reviewed journals by African scientists and academic over a 12-year period, only 5,281 were from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and Read More

Unpaid salaries: UniCal ASUU stage protest

December 1, 2022 Joseph Obung 0

With controversies sorrounding the eight months salary arrears of lecturers still unresolved, the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Calabar branch, Wednesday, staged a peaceful protest demanding that their salaries be paid to cushion the biting effects of high cost of living in Nigeria. Chairman of the Union in UniCal, Dr John Edor, who spoke while leading other members on Read More

Half salary: Pay us or risk mother of all crises, ASUU warns FG 

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Monday called on Nigerians to prevail on the federal government to pay its members their withheld eight-month salaries to avert a fresh crisis in the nation’s universities. The union alerted that the looming crisis would surpass previous one experienced in the nation’s university if the federal government failed to heed their call.   Chairman University of Read More

NASENI: Boosting local content through partnership 

March 7, 2022 Editorial IV 0

The Executive Vice Chairman of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) Professor Mohammed Sani Haruna said the involvement of commercial companies and firms expected to pay NASENI’s 0.25% Levy will not only build and sustain a home-grown technology but also prevent avoidable capital flights; BINTA SHAMA reports. Sustaining homegrown technology Recently, the Executive Vice Chairman of the National Agency Read More

Onu to scientists: Conduct more research into indigenous herbal plants

February 23, 2022 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu said the Nigerian scientific community needs to conduct further research and understand better the variety of medicinal herbal plants that are available in all regions of the country. Onu said more studies and understanding of the nation’s flora and fauna will help Nigeria surpass other nations of the world in Read More

Minister solicits further research work on energy supply

February 22, 2022 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said Nigeria will join other countries of the world to exploit atomic materials for increased energy supply. The Minister made this known at the validation workshop of the draft revised national energy policy and its related master plan on Monday, in Abuja. Onu said Nigeria is watching with keen Read More

NOTAP urges researchers to engage in demand-driven research

February 8, 2022 Binta Shama 0

The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) has urged Nigerian researchers to concentrate more on researches that have the potentials and capacity to translate into commercializable goods and services for economic sustainability of the Country. Speaking at a one-day Patentees Forum with the theme “After Patent what next” organized by NOTAP in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State recently, the Director Read More

The place of museum in preservation of history

November 17, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The national museum houses many different items of relics unimaginable to a lot of people. Scholars have visited for research and students from primary to secondary schools have come several times with their teachers on excursions to physically ascertain what they have been taught. Among the many items that are neatly and carefully preserved and documented are the cultural discoveries Read More

WIPO lauds NOTAP as critical developer of IP ecosystem

November 10, 2021 Binta Shama 0

As part of the concluding session of the 2021 World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) National Essay competition for students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria, a delegation of WIPO and Intellectual Property (IP) competitors recently paid a courtesy/learning visit to the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) corporate headquarters, Abuja. In his opening remarks, the leader of the delegation Read More

NCC targets N632bn revenue in 2022, allays fears over 5G network

November 8, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC ) declared Monday in Abuja that its revenue target for 2022 fiscal year is N632.39billion.This is as the communication regulatory agency reassured Nigerians that the recently launched Fifth Generation Network (5G) will not be hazardous in anyway to users of the spectrum and the Nigeria community as research has already been carried out. The targeted Read More

Oil falls after China releases reserves of gasoline, diesel

November 1, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Oil prices fell on Monday after China said it released reserves of gasoline and diesel to boost supply, while investors unwound long positions ahead of an OPEC+ meeting on November 4. China released reserves of the two fuels to increase market supply and support price stability in some regions, the National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration said on Sunday. Brent Read More

CSO lauds Buhari’s investments on youth, science and technology

October 14, 2021 Emeka Nze 0

 Centre for Peace Transparency and Accountability, Thursday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari for committing more resources to diversify investment on Youths, Science and Technology in the country.The group, a nonpartisan, nonprofit and nongovernment organization with a mandate to promote good governance, in a statement signed by its Executive Director, Comrade Ogheneyero Patrick, revealed that no past government had invested as many Read More

Language centre to unveil Gbagyi language orthography

October 13, 2021 Administrator 0

The Centre for Gbagyi Language Development (CGLD) in collaboration with the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERD) has concluded plans on the harmonised version of Standard Gbagyi Language Orthography to be thought in schools. Chairman of the Centre, Arc Andrew Gaza, disclosed this to Blueprint, Tuesday shortly after declaring open the Gbagyi language orthography writing, critique 6-days editing workshop Read More

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

Market capitalisation of Shariah-compliant stocks rises to N11.3trn

September 27, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Total market capitalization of Shariah-compliant stocks in the Nigerian Capital market now stands at over N11.3 trillion. Mr. Ndako Mijindadi, Head, Investment and Research, Lotus Capital Limited, disclosed this in a conversation on “Investing Through Islamic Finance Products and Index”. In a report by Proshare, he observed that the Lotus Islamic Index was created in 2009, and the index Read More

Nigeria, Ukraine meet over baliterial relationship in field of education

September 27, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In a bid to lift the nation’s educational system, the Nigerian and Ukrainian governments have met in Abuja to discuss modalities of developing bilateral relationship between both countries.  This is even as both countries have intensified talks on cooperation and signing of agreements with focus on Ukranian experience. Hosting a  delegation of Ukraine Embassy in Nigeria together with Ukrainian Center Read More

Nigeria animal feed industry can engage 20m workers – Minister

September 23, 2021 John Oba 0

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Mohammed Abubakar, has stated that the Nigeria animal feeds industry is capable of creating 20 million jobs across the nation. This is even as he disclosed that Nigeria targets over 50 million metric tonnes production of animal feed per annum. Abubakar stated this on Thursday while declaring open the 1st National Animal Read More

NiMet agrees MoU with 11 varsities for research, others

September 23, 2021 Suleiman Idris 0

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NIMET) said it has signed Memorandum of Understanding MoU with eleven universities in Nigeria for the provision of weather stations, research collaborations among others that will benefit both organisations. Prominent among the institutions are the University of Agriculture, Umudike, Ahmadu Bello University (Abu) Zaria, Bayero University, Kano, University of Ibadan and others. Also, the agency said Read More

Lafarge plans to adopt new innovation to meet investors’ needs

September 20, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Lafarge Africa Plc has assured investors that it will continue to invest in research, adopt innovation measures to create long lasting solutions and products that will meet the growing needs of people, while reducing negative impact on the environment. Chief Executive Officer, Lafarge Africa, Mr Khaled el-Dokani made this statement while presenting 2020 sustainability Report to the investors. He said Read More

Nigerian, Al-Fulani, wins Egyptian Hamsat best Arabic literary award

August 30, 2021 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

A Nigerian Arabic literary writer, Sheikh Adam Yayha AbdurRahman Al-Fulani, has won the Egyptian Hamsat for Arts and Literature award for the best Arabic literary writer in 2021. Having produced over 30 works in Arabic cutting across novels, rhetoric and criticism, poems, book reviews, and history, Sheikh Al-Fulani was nominated by the Nigerian Center for Arabic Research Abuja for the Read More

Plateau varsity VC emerges NIOB President

August 28, 2021 Editor 0

The Vice Chancellor of the Plateau State University Bokkos, Professor Yohana Daniel Izam, is set to take over as the 21st President of the Nigerian Institute of Building (NIOB). This followed his election at the 51st Annual General Meeting (AGM) conference of the institute which held recently in Lagos. In his acceptance speech following a peaceful election, Prof Izam pledged Read More

FG releases N292.6bn for varsities, polytechnics, CoEs

August 24, 2021 Abdullahi Iliyasu Uji 0

The federal government, through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), has approved N292.66 billion for disbursement to some public universities, polytechnics and colleges of education. Executive Secretary of TETFund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, said the intervention, which has been okayed by the federal government, would be spread to higher education institutions in each of the six geo-political zones. At least one Read More