17th RIGAN Games: Research institutes move to discover new sporting talents

March 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Minister for Science, Technology, and innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu, has revealed that the ongoing 17th edition of the Research Institutes Association of Nigeria (RIGAN) games is aimed at discovering burden talents. Onu who spoke at the games opening ceremony said the event will bring together the various research and development institutes through sporting activities. Represented by the Minister for State Read More

Science Expo: Means to enhance growth of Nigeria’s economy

March 15, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation has since 2016 observed its ritual of showcasing indigenous innovation through Expo and exhibition, thereby attracting investors to enhance the economy of the nation. This took off on Monday and will last till Friday. BINTA SHAMA reports. Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) is said to revolve round every aspect of life, which Read More

Nigeria’s development hinges on science, technology

February 10, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari, this week, in Abuja conferred the Nigerian National Order of Merit (NNOM) Award for years 2020 and 2021 on three Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in the field of medicine and science.The recipients of the award are Dr Oluyinka Olurotimi Olutoye, Medicine (2020); the late Professor Charles Ejike Chidume, Science (2020); and Professor Godwin O. Samuel Ekhaguere, Read More

I’m committed to funding research, technological innovations in varsties – Buhari

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

Preside Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday said his government was committed to funding research and technological innovations in Nigerian universities. He spoke through a scholar in the National University Commission, (NUC), Abuja, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba and encouraged all tertiary institutions in the country to focus more on teaching and research. The president stated this at the 6th convocation ceremony of Alex-Ekwueme Federal 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

The VAT combat is a protest

October 7, 2021 Eric Teniola 0

The actions of Chief Nyesom Wike (57) governor of Rivers state and Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu (56) governor of Lagos, have made us to take another look on the issue of taxation in Nigeria. Specifically the actions of these governors and their states of Assembly and the southern governors that met recently, have reawakened our thoughts on the issue of the Read More

Chronicling Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic Sokoto

October 4, 2021 Mohammed Mustapha 0

Education has been globally defined as the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university. Simply, it is the process of imparting all forms of knowledg, formal, non-formal and other forms. This is the more reason governments world over strive to adequately fund education at all levels. As often said, education is the best legacy to Read More

Breaking: Buhari orders Twitter back if…speaks on COVID-19, agriculture, insecurity, others *Read President’s full speech on Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary

October 1, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered a conditional lifting of ban on micro-blogging site, Twitter. Buhari who disclosed this during his broadcast on Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary on Friday.The President also spoke on other crucial National issues. Read his full speech… INDEPENDENCE DAY ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF NIGERIA’S SIXTY Read More

Author tasks FG, Nigerians on use of STI to drive economy

September 6, 2021 Binta Shama 0

Nigeria as country cannot survive without the production of modern technologies, industrial goods, including capital and processed, to drive its economy, author and researcher, Dr Felix Oragwu has said. Dr Oragwu stated this Thursday during the launching of his book entitled ‘Technology and Wealth of Nations’ in Abuja, saying science and technological innovations must drive nation’s economy for Nigeria to Read More

BUK lauds FG’s initiatives on research, innovation

September 1, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

Vice Chancellor Bayero University Kano, Professor Sagir Adamu Abbas, has commended the federal government for introducing a special programme that will boost the economy through research and innovation in joint partnership between the academia and industry. The VC spoke in Kano on Monday during an interactive session between members of the university community and the Minister of Science, Technology and Read More

Amended COREN Act has shut doors against external forces – President

August 30, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The President, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Engr. Ali Rabiu, has said the recent amendment of its Act has allowed for the enactment of regulations without external forces. Rabiu spoke recently during the 2021 Engineering Week and Annual General Meeting organised by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in Abuja. He said the Act had also Read More

Gidado clears misgivings about GMOs as Blueprint partners OFAB

August 27, 2021 John Oba 0

The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) has raised concern over Nigerians’ attitude towards Genetically Modified Organisms produces, saying Science is being misunderstood. This is even as NABDA and Open Forum On Agricultural Biotechnology in Nigeria (OFAB) has indicated interest to partner Blueprint Newspaper in educating Nigerians on the benefits of science. The Country Coordinator, OFAB Nigeria chapter, Dr. Rose Suniso Read More

Ebonyi 2023: Indigenes reject zoning, campaign for competence, credibility

August 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Ahead of 2023 governorship election in Ebonyi state, indigenes of the state under the aiges of Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) have rejected zoning agreement, saying competence, capability and credibility should be the standard for anyone to succeed governor Dave Umahi. The group said: “Ebonyi people truly deserve nothing but the best, most credible and competent hand Read More

NASENI partners College of Agric on R&D in agricultural facilities, tools, others

August 8, 2021 Binta Shama 0

In efforts to diversify the economy and make agriculture alternative source of revenue generation for the country, the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) and the College of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Lafia has agreed to work together in the areas of Research and Development of modern tools and equipment to modernize the practice of agriculture. In order Read More

Why breakthrough in medical science imperative

July 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

Over the years, Nigeria has not encouraged her local innovators especially in the field of medicine thereby contributing largely to the dearth of medical infrastructure being experienced presently. Now that the whole world is still grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic, it becomes imperative to do the needful. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. That Nigeria depends largely on imported drugs for healthcare administration Read More

Minister urges Africans to use their resources for advancement

July 29, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has prompted the entire African Continent to make use of technology and her raw materials like other developing countries to create jobs as well as eradicate poverty for the benefit of future generation. The minister said this at his investiture as the Patron for the upcoming Sahel Military Games and during Read More

FMST collaborates print media to develop national technology

July 25, 2021 Binta Shama 0

Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that strategic partnership with the Media on Science, Technology and Innovation STI development is the key to move the country from resource to knowledge based economy. The Minister said this when the Leadership Newspaper group paid him a courtesy visit in his office, on Friday in Abuja. Onu stated that Read More

Minister calls for indigenous solar cell production

July 16, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has called for production of indigenous solar cells; he added that the production of indigenous solar cells will have a positive attendant effect on many industries in the country. The Minister made the call during a virtual meeting in his office he had with the Director General of the international Renewable Read More

Ministry, Cuba to partner on vaccine production

July 12, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said Nigeria is working very hard to produce a locally made vaccine to enable its professionals and scientists be involved in the production process. The Minister said this when the Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Her Excellency Clara Paulido-Escandell paid a courtesy visit in his office on Monday, in Abuja. Onu Read More

FG launches projects on erosion control

July 12, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The federal government launched 3 projects at different locations in the nation’s capital, Abuja. The projects bordered on erosion control and were funded and executed by the Ecological Fund Office. Representing the President, the Minister of State Science and Technology, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi said that the projects are in line with President Buhari’s promise that no part of the country Read More

Kano varsity set to host VCs confab

July 9, 2021 Bashir Mohammed 0

The Vice Chancellor, Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Professor Shehu Alhaji Musa, has said that the university was set to host 119 vice chancellors and other stakeholders at the 35th Conference of the Association of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities. Musa, while briefing journalists, Friday, said the conference, which will commence on Monday, would address issues relating to Read More

Breaking: Kogi gov, Yahaya Bello, inaugurates high-powered economic advisory council

July 5, 2021 Editor 0

Kogi Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, Monday, inaugurated the state’s Economic Advisory Council. The high-worth Council was inaugurated virtually.While inaugurating the council, the governor challenged members to “guide the state into prosperity” , tapping into the abundant human and mineral resources available to her. He said the members were carefully selected based on their pedigree and track record, saying their main Read More

Minister calls for synergy in pharmaceutical industry

June 30, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has called for a synergy and closer working relationship between the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) and the Organised Private Sector (OPS) so that new pharmaceutical firms can be established. The Minister made the call on Friday in Abuja at the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development Read More

Minister urges technology domestication

June 29, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has urged the Organised Private Sector (OPS) to domesticate critical technology used in the country, in order to achieve rapid industrialisation. Onu made this known when he received the management of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria (TRANSCORP) Plc in his office on Tuesday in Abuja. The minister said that the deployment and Read More