South Korea’s Envoy visits Bayelsa, explores investment opportunities

July 24, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has said great opportunities abound in Bayelsa State for foreign investors. The former Nigerian leader stated this at a state banquet  organised by the Bayelsa state government in honour of the South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Kim Young-Chae, on Friday night in Yenagoa. Amb. Young-Chae was on a two-day visit to the state. Describing Bayelsa Read More

FITC set to equip board with Competencies for Board Effectiveness and Business Growth

July 22, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Financial Instutions Training Centre (FITC), the world-class, innovation-led and technology-driven knowledge institution is set to deliver a virtual Board Leadership Programme. The themed of the training “Developing Board Competencies and Leadership Mindset for Board Effectiveness and Business Growth’ will hold between Thursday 29th and Friday 30th of July, 2021. The FITC Board Leadership programme is aimed at exploring and deepening Read More

Standard Chartered declares Intel Region platform a fraud

July 20, 2021 Blueprint 0

Standard Chartered Bank of Nigeria Limited has warned the public of attempt by fraudsters to use a fake online platform to defraud people. In a statement, the Bank said, “We want to expressly state that we do not support, sponsor or have any affiliation with the “Intel Region 2021 Standard Chartered Women-in-Tech (WITI) Programme for Nigeria”. “Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Read More

FG commissions electric vehicle charging station in Lagos

July 13, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has commissioned the first solar-powered electric vehicle charging station at the University of Lagos. The project is the initiative of the National Automotive Design and Development Agency, NADDC, under the Elective Vehicle Pilot Project. The commissioning, which took place Tuesday at the university’s faculty of engineering, was attended by the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Adeniyi Read More

Use digital knowledge to solve problems, Ajiya urges

July 8, 2021 Tope Sunday 0

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Digital Bridge Institute, Prof. Mohammad Ajiya, has called on Nigerian youth to use digital knowledge to solve problems. To this end, Ajiya disclosed that the world was evolving and inclining towards digital technology, and called on the youth to build their skill in order to be at abreast of the development. The institute CEO, who Read More

NCC, NJI train judges on emerging technologies, possible areas of litigation

July 7, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in collaboration with National Judicial Institute (NJI) has conducted a workshop for Nigerian judges on emerging technologies in the telecommunications industry and the right knowledge to efficiently adjudicate on matters of ICT. The annual event titled “Adjudicating in a Fast Paced World of Technology and Digital Presence” was held Wednesday at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja. Chief Read More

Nigeria, Pakistan target $1bn bilateral trade on automotive parts, textiles

July 7, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigeria and Pakistan are hoping to up bilateral trade to about $1 billion by enhancing trade and economic cooperation in the fields of Pharmaceuticals, Light Engineering products, Surgical Instruments, Automotive Parts, Sports Goods and Value Added Textiles, among others. Reports show that bilateral trade between Pakistan and Nigeria, dropped from $307 million in 2019 to $146 million in 2020. Pakistan’s 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

PAP’s scholarship scheme to focus on four courses, says Dikio

July 4, 2021 Joy Emmanuel 0

The Interim Administrator, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Col. Milland Dixon Dikio (retd) has said that henceforth PAP’s scholarship scheme will focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Dikio said the decision to rejig the scholarship scheme by prioritising the four courses was taken to align the manpower needs of the Niger Delta to the world’s present realities. Speaking when 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

China: An inspiration in building Africa’s R&D capacity

June 30, 2021 Abachi Silas Ungbo 0

The social media (majorly WhatsApp and Facebook) largely sustained the relationship between I and my friend for almost a decade just when the phone calls became few and far between. However, one of his rare visits to Nigeria finally set the stage for an ‘offline meeting’ and the rendezvous was the capital city. As expected, there were a lot of Read More

AATF launches PBR Cowpea in Nigeria

June 29, 2021 John Oba 0

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) have launch the Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) Cowpea Variety in Nigeria. This is even as the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Ahmadu Bello Zaria railed out the benefits of the beans variety, saying it is very significant scientific and economic achievement for the improvement of the production of Beans for Nigerians. Prof. Mohammad Faguji Read More

Keystone Bank educates MSMEs on opportunities in AfCFTA window

June 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

In its unflinching efforts to continue to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria with knowledge to manage and grow their businesses, Keystone Bank Limited recently trained start-ups with the requisite knowledge about the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) window and the opportunities it presents to their businesses. The 3-day MSME Masterclass Webinar series tagged “TAKING YOUR Read More

Hero MotoCorp’s road show heralds Hunter motorcycle entry in Nigeria

June 24, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Hero MotoCorp, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of motorcycles and scooters road show heralds the entry of Hunter motorcycle into Nigeria market The company said it has developed a specially made motorcycle for Nigeria. The motorcycle themed after the traditional hunter’s legendary strength, stealth, and wisdom in challenging terrains, the motorcycle according to the company is dedicated to the Read More

Tanzania seeks Nigeria’s cooperation on technology acquisition

June 23, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The United Republic of Tanzania, Wednesday in Abuja, approached the federal government to help share her skilled knowledge and experience in the area of intellectual property (IP) and technology acquisition in the advancement of Africa at large. Speaking, the High Commissioner, United Republic of Tanzania, Dr. Benson Alfred Bana, said in the whole of Africa, Nigeria is termed the ‘big Read More

FG to establish emerging technologies centres nationwide

June 23, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has revealed that a national policy on emerging technologies “which will further support establishment of emerging technology centres in Nigeria is underway.” The minister who stated this virtually on Tuesday at the Digital Africa Annual Conference themed: ‘Building a New Africa with AI and Blockchain’ said the seventh pillar Read More

Govt should encourage FinTech in every sector of the economy — Agama

June 22, 2021 Blueprint 0

The world over, the use of technology is non negotiable. And in Nigeria, FinTechs are making serious inroad in the economy as they continue to drive growth in the non-oil sector. In this interview, with BENJAMIN UMUTEME, Emomotimi Agama, stressed the importance of supporting FinTechs as they are the future of any economy. He spoke on other issues in the Read More

Senate wants FTZs to adopt backward integration for speedy technology transfer

June 16, 2021 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Chairman of the Senate committee on Trade, Industry and Investment has urged the Nigeria Export Processing Zones Authority (NEPZA) Sen Francis Fadahunsi has called on some free trade zones and enterprises across the country should frequently adopt back-up integration where local partnerships were encouraged for speedy transfer of technology and economic growth. Sen Fadahunsi made the remark during routine Read More

How green technology can help Nigeria end gas flare – Ikuku

June 16, 2021 Benjamin Umuteme 0

The Managing Director, Clenik Petrotech Solutions, Clara Ikuku has explained that the deployment of green technology in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry would ensure that no gas is lost through flaring across oil fields in the country. Ikuku, a geologist and reservoir engineer, who spoke on the sideline of the just concluded Nigeria International Petroleum Summit, NIPS in Abuja, said Read More

Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers train prospective investors

June 14, 2021 Amaka Ifeakandu 0

Stanbic IBTC Stockbrokers, a subsidiary of Stanbic IBTC Holdings has urged new investors in the nation’s equity market to take advantage of informative platforms to learn and research before trading in stocks. The Head, Sales Trading at Stanbic IBTC Stockbroker, Deji Aluko who made the statement during a Webinar training , held virtually through the Bank’s Blue Talks platform listed Read More

Local content has helped us sustain our business – Taiwo Abiodun

June 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

When in March 2010, President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law the Nigerian Local Content Act, it was aimed at giving Nigerians more stake in the sector. Blueprint caught up with Taiwo Abiodun, General Manager, Sales of Global Process Pipeline Services Limited, an indigenous oil servicing firm, at the ongoing Nigeria International Petroleum Summit (NIPS) holding in Abuja, He told our Read More

RMRDC DG Ibrahim bags Blueprint Newspapers’ proficiency award

June 7, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Director General of Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), Prof. Hussaini Ibrahim, has been recognised by Blueprint Newspapers Limited for his distinguished service as a public servant in Nigeria. The RMRDC boss clinched the award alongside other distinguished Nigerians both in the public and private sectors at the 10th Anniversary/ Impart Series and Award of the Blueprint Newspapers Read More

Big data advances industrial upgrading in Guiyang

Big data technology is facilitating the upgrading and transformation of  several enterprises in Guiyang, southwest China’s Guizhou province. As the core region of China’s first national big data comprehensive pilot zone, Guiyang is taking smart manufacturing as a focal point to replace old growth drivers with new ones and promote high-quality development of its economy. Through big data, more and Read More