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Embracing artificial intelligence to boost economy

October 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigeria Academy of Science (NAS), is geared towards focusing on the establishment of robotics and Artificial Intelligence which will help to improve the quality of research in the nation’s Universities and Industrial laboratories. BINTA SHAMA reports. Research has it that the Academy of Science is a type of learned society or academy recognised as special scientific institution dedicated to Read More

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Nigerian innovators on the increase

August 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A 29-year old Nigerian inventor of tablet computer-INYE, Saheed Adepoju is optimistic that it will turn out to be a big market for the world at large, particularly amongst students. BINTA SHAMA reports. Saheed Adepoju is the CEO Encipher Limited, a Nigerian based-technology company that introduced the first android-powered tablet into Nigeria. He has a background in software development and Read More

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The good tidings from Federal University, Dutse

August 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

The good tidings coming from the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa state, recently, was that a don at the institution has developed herbal-based drugs for the cure of two serious medical conditions – diabetes and cancer. The breakthrough was recorded by Dr. Salihu Ibrahim Isma’il of the Department of Biochemistry of the relatively young institution. The Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. Read More

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Research key to Nigeria’s devt aspirations – Katampe

July 27, 2019 Editorial III 0

Ibrahim Katampe is a professor of chemistry, and he is the director, Innovation & Technology Incubation, Centre of Excellence in Emerging Technologies (CEET), Central State University, USA. In this interview with BABA YUSUF, the vice-chair of committee set up by TETFund, speaks on the project’s enormous advantages and benefits in resolving the country’s security and unemployment challenges. Background My name Read More

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TETFund gives NOUN N90m research grant

July 26, 2019 Editorial III 0

National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has received a grant of N90 million from Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) for research work in the institution. The vice chancellor of the university, Professor Abdalla Adamu disclosed this at the 14th inaugural lecture of NOUN in Abuja.  Adamu noted that part of the grant would be used to set up a language Read More

What it takes to find success in hair business – Nkem Tonweh

July 15, 2019 Bode Olagoke 0

Nkem Ngbeken Tonweh, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Natty Cole Beauty Studio, is a Nigerian entrepreneur and hair care expert who has found success in the foreign land of Italy, doing hair business. She started as a maverick startup hungry for success and after so much toil and grand success came knocking at her door. Sharing her success Read More

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CSOs make case for RUGA, call for calm

July 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

A body of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) has made a case for the RUGA plan of the federal government that has generated varying reactions across the country.The body under the umbrella of Conference of Civil Society of Nigeria in a statement signed by Mr. David Aches Aru, Director of Information, urged the general public to keep calm and disregard the Read More

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Despite controversy, Nigeria ‘approves’ first GMO crop

February 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Nigerian government has approved for use its first genetically modified crop: the Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea (popularly called beans). This was after it had been genetically modified to resist the pest – Maruca Vitrata. The cowpea, by this development, becomes the first genetically modified food crop to be approved in the country. The crop was developed by the Institute Read More

The making of Rixari Skin Secrets brand by Rita Ebigbagha

June 7, 2018 Editorial II 0

Despite the relative boom experienced in the skincare industry in Nigeria in the last ten years, some startups are still finding it rather tough to get on their feet. More often than not, the problem is not of their own creation but normal dynamics that ensue with starting a new business and getting people to trust it. For one of Read More

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Nigeria: Supermarket, pharmacy lead in service delivery

March 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Super markets and pharmacy are said to have scored the highest level of excellent in service delivery with 77.97 percent, in the 2017 Nigeria Customer Service rating. Oil and gas ranked second with 77.15 percent, while Telecommunication followed behind in third with 70.13 percent. According to the Managing Director Customer Service Awards Limited and also a customer experience management Read More

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NBRRI Technologies

February 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI) is one of the parastatals under the aegis of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST). Established on the 1st of April 1978, by the federal government under the National Science and Technology Development Agency Bill (Now Act) 1977. The institute was established to conduct integrated Research and Development activities into the Read More

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Wilder wants titles unification in fight with Joshua

February 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Deontay Wilder says the “big fight” he wants is against Anthony Joshua, but his principal aim is to unify the heavyweight division by “all means necessary”. Three of the four world heavyweight belts will be on the line when IBF and WBA ‘Super’ holder Joshua takes on WBO champion Joseph Parker at the Principality Stadium, on March 31, live on Read More

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Kogi rally: PDP accuses Bello of wasting N2bn

February 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Kogi State chapter of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) has raised alarm over the stupendous amount it claimed the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the government wasted N2bn on a ‘Kangaroo’ rally, last Saturday in Lokoja. The State PDP, Director Research and Documentation, Achadu Dickson, made the claim in a statement yesterday, stressing that the mega rally organised by Read More

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Our organic products aimed at bridging gaps – Omobude

January 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Managing Director, G&G Organic Products and Investment Ltd., Mrs. Suzan Omobude, in this interview with JOHN OBA, says her products are meant to bridge the gap between chemically formulated products and purely natural products. She also raises concerns over the challenge NAFDAC registration procedures poses, saying it is de-motivating for entrepreneurs. What motivated you to venture into manufacturing of Read More

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Research vital to Nigeria’s devt – CSO

December 11, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Raphael Ede Enugu African Heritage Institution (Afri-Heritage), a socio-economic and political think-tank, has said research is fundamental to Nigeria’s development, noting that unless Nigerians work towards the direction of research, the country’s development would be a mirage. Executive Director of Afri-Heritage, Prof. Ufo Okeke-Uzodike, stated this in an address at the 2017 annual research review and scientific validation workshop Read More

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180m youth may face extreme poverty – UNICEF

November 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Saminu Ibrahim Abuja No fewer than 180 million youth in 37 countries are more likely to exist in extreme poverty, be out of school or killed by violence, than children in those same countries 20 years ago, the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) said yesterday. In a new report released yesterday to coincide with World Children’s Day, UNICEF said Read More

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Job interview tips: 5 things job seekers don’t know

November 18, 2017 Blueprint 0

  The internet is brimming with interview tips, those for the seasoned job market vet, and those for the young men and women entering the workforce for the first time. By now, everyone knows the basics. You need to show up on time, for example, and run a comb through your hair. Practice keeping your body language in check, and Read More

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Instrument warfare: Minister wants new security framework

November 8, 2017 Editorial IV 0

  By Binta Shama Abuja The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has called for a new security framework for the nation with the upgrade of instruments of warfare through scientific research and innovation. Onu said this at a lecture delivered for Course 26 Participants, at the National Defence College (NDC) Abuja. Speaking on the theme “ National Read More

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Muslim man bags PhD in Christian Studies

November 1, 2017 Editorial IV 0

A Muslim man, Rasheed Jimoh-Ijaodola, has bagged a doctorate degree in Christian studies at the University of Ilorin. Jimoh-Ijaodola is a professor of Law and Dean, Oba Erediauwa College of Law of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo state. A statement signed by Obajide Ilugbo, Head, Public & External Relations Unit, Office of the Vice-Chancellor, made this known in Benin City yesterday. Read More

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Varsity explores oil in Bida, Sokoto

October 20, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Niger State, has begun another round of oil and gas exploration research in the Bida and Sokoto Basins Th is was disclosed at a two-day workshop with titled “Bida and Sokoto Basins Hydrocarbon Exploration Research,” organised by the university at Minna The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that this was announced in Read More