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

FG to distribute science kits to schools

June 22, 2021 Binta Shama 0

On Tuesday in Abuja, the Federal Government presented 40 science kits to different Secondary Schools from across the 36 states of the nation and alongside, train teachers on science to boost science, technology and innovation amongst the students. According to the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, that the initiative will further stimulate the interest of students to Read More

Ondo committed to technical education – Govt

June 22, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

The Ondo state government has stated the commitment of the present administration to give technical education a place of pride with the aim of moving the state and the nation forward positively. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Lola Amuda, said weekend that her ministry was ready to work with the Board for Adult, Technical and Vocational Read More

Nigeria, Belgium deepen ties on STI development

June 21, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said Nigeria and the Kingdom of Belgium will deepen their already existing cordial and warm relationship for mutual gains in the development of science, technology and innovation (STI). He said this when he received the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Nigeria, Amb. Daniel Bertrand in his office on Read More

China, ASEAN to jointly take strategic partnership to higher level

June 15, 2021 He Yin 0

During the Special ASEAN-China Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Dialogue Relations and the 6th Lancang-Mekong Cooperation Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, both held in southwest China’s Chongqing municipality from June 7 to 8, participants reached a general consensus on enhancing China-ASEAN cooperation and the Lancang-Mekong Cooperation, showing their wish to jointly create a brighter future through solidarity Read More

Silk road community building initiative facilitates people-to-people exchanges among BRI countries

June 11, 2021 Editor 0

Friendship, which derives from close contact between the people, holds the key to sound state-to-state relations. Since it was put forward in 2019, the Silk Road Community Building Initiative has facilitated non-governmental exchanges among countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), consolidated the friendship among peoples, and driven BRI countries to reach a broader consensus on building a Read More

We ‘ve mandate to save lives, FFS sympathises with Ijero Ekiti students

May 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Federal Fire Service (FFS) has described as unfortunate the recent decontamination exercise at the School of Health Science and Technology, Ijero Ekiti where such affected the health of the students leading to hospitalization. The Service in a statement Friday in Abuja by its Public Relations Officer SF Ugo Huan, sympathised with the two students of the institution who were Read More

Ex-students tip Ogbonnaya Onu as next president

May 18, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Former students of the minister of science and technology Mr Ogbonnaya Onu of the university of portharcourt have endorsed him for president come 2023. The ex students of the minister of northern extraction under the auspices of the ‘Northern Nigeria’s youths and students front for Ogbonnaya Onu 2023 made the endorsement Tuesday in Bauchi when they donated clothes to orphans Read More

Walter Ofonagoro, Mustapha Bello: Where are they now?

May 14, 2021 Blueprint 0

They served the country meritoriously in various capacities, but long after their exit from public office at different times, not much has been heard about them again. ELEOJO IDACHABA in this piece wonders where they could be now. Walter Ofonagoro Except for those born in the late 80s and mature enough in the 90s to recall incidents, no one would Read More

The need to adopt Yar’Adua’s 7-point agenda

May 13, 2021 Blueprint 0

May 5, 2021, marked 11 years of the demise of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, the day all Nigerians were in tears over the loss of one whose agenda were likely to salvage the country. The 7-point agenda of Yar’adua gave priority to the following area: Nigeria has been experiencing power problem, resulting in the nation’s industries not working, and the Read More

Minister calls for support in Executive Order 5 implementation

April 28, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of state for Science and Technology, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi has called on professionals and experts in the building and construction industry, to use the opportunities offered by the Presidential Executive Order 5 and support its full implementation. Barrister Abdullahi said this at the 10th International Conference Series of the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBBRI) on Tuesday Read More

Onu urges private sector to invest in bitumen

April 27, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has called for more investment from the Organised Private Sector (OPS) to invest in Bitumen, in order to meet local demand and increase the country’s volume of export. Onu made this call declaring open the 10th International Conference Series of the Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NBBRI) on Tuesday in Read More

Nigeria to partner with Turkey on STI

April 26, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said that Nigeria is ready to partner with the Turkish Government in terms of Science Technology and Innovation (STI).Onu said this when he received the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency, Mr. Hidayet Bayraktar in his office, Abuja on Monday. According to the press statement issued by the Ministry, that Read More

Korean govt seeks Science ministry’s partnership on STI

April 22, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Republic of Korea on Tuesday in Abuja, approached the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) to partner on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) to improve both county’s economy. During the visit, Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, said the proposal to join a committee will boost the bilateral relationship between both nations and will further strengthen Read More

Membership of IEC’ll facilitate Nigeria’s foreign direct investment – Onu

April 19, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has called on foreign and local investors to assist in building the energy resources available in the country to help facilitate Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the energy sector. The minister stated this in Abuja recently when he declared open a two-day National Energy Summit organised by Energy Commission of Nigeria(ECN), Read More

Breaking: In Oyo, Makinde sacks LAUTECH VC

April 16, 2021 Bayo Agboola, Ibadan 0

Oyo state Governor Seyi Makinde on Friday ordered the Vice Chancellor, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, Professor Michael Ologunde, to step aside till further notice. The governor handed down the order through a statement issued by the state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Olasunkanmi Olaleye. In the statement, dated April 16, Prof Ologunde was subsequently directed to hand over Read More

COVID-19 unlocking the talents of Nigerian scientists?

April 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

He also said there are ongoing therapeutics efforts of various kinds. The development of vaccines, tests and therapeutics these days, he said, are aided by “automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence, so this is a strong point of synergy between science and engineering. The president, similarly, recalled some of the opportunities for collaboration witnessed during the COVID-19 lockdown period, citing Read More