FEC approves N630 million consultancy for Ministry of Justice

November 30, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N630 million consultancy for the deployment of technology to reduce risks and damages associated with the award of contracts. Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buahri.    He Read More

APC jittery, blackmailing INEC over BVAS – PDP  

November 25, 2022 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Abuja Ahead of 2023 general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said Thursday that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is jittery over the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS). The Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC) has insisted that it will deploy BVAS in the 2023 elections. APC national chairman, Adamu Abdullahi, had Wednesday said, “First, I was privileged to serve as a Read More

INEC goes tough on violations of campaign finances, insists on BVAS  

November 24, 2022 Emeka Nze 0

Ahead of the 2023 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it would tackle the areas of violation of laws on campaign finances as well as what it called “the diabolical practice of vote-buying at polling units on election day.”  To this end, the commission said it would today (Thursday, November 24, 2022) publish a summary of the Read More

How technology can bail Nigeria out of hunger

August 8, 2022 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

It is usually said that doing the same thing over and over again without yielding results is simply an indication that there is need for a change in strategy. Over the years, a number of policies, programmes and projects have been pursued in a bid to put food on the table of Nigerians. What do we have today? Many people Read More

Stakeholders raise concern over farmers low adoption of pasture technology 

July 4, 2022 John Oba 0

Stakeholders at the Dairy Value Chain forum and Responsible Business Conduct Workshop have raised concern over Nigeria farmers low adoption of pasture technology in the production of milk in Nigeria, pointing out that this will enable farmers attain a better and sustainable environment for their animals and staff.  The workshop organised in Abuja by Milk Value Chain Foundation and other Read More

Mecer Inter-Ed appoints Bytes Ahead as official training partner in Nigeria

June 18, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Training solutions company Mercer Inter-Ed has announced software and tech consultancy firm Bytes Ahead Ltd. as it’s official training partner for the Nigerian market. Mecer Inter-Ed, a subsidiary of Mustek Limited and located in Midrand, South Africa is a broad-based training provider accredited with various SETAs (Sector Education and Training Authorities) and a Certified Partner for international certifications. MIE provides Read More

NITDA, Gage company urge collaboration in Nigeria’s tech industry

June 16, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has urged players across the Nigerian technology landscape to embrace collaboration as it is the key to the growth of the industry.  Abdullahi, who made this submission while delivering his keynote address at the recently concluded 2022 edition of the Gage Company’s international tech exhibition— CoCreate themed “collaborative innovations for Read More

New digital evolution debuts as Zkyte technologies launches BleanQ smart card

April 30, 2022 Editor 0

It was a moment of showcasing new digital move on a day Zkyte technologies launched another phase of contactless system introduced in Nigeria via BleanQ. At the launching of the technology in Abuja on Friday, the Managing Director Zkyte Technologies, Ayoola Dawodu, said the new smart technological device was developed to ease digital operations for individuals and corporate organisations. “The Read More

Harnessing local technology for Nigeria’s economic development

January 20, 2022 Adefolarin A Olamilekan 0

The dawn of a new year, as always, presents an opportunity to take stock of events of the past year and strategise for a more economic productive year activities. Unfortunately, last year was indeed very challenging for Nigerians especially with surging inflation, unemployment, COVID-19 pandemic and insecurity. In today’s world, complex technology innovation is the biggest sector that generates employment. Read More

Nigeria tech summit sponsored by US returns to Abuja

November 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Global Startup Ecosystem, U.S. Mission in Nigeria, is set to return with the 3rd Annual Nigeria Tech Summit on December 17, 2021, at the Abuja Transcorp Hilton with virtual live access to global delegates. A press statement by the Mission said, “The programme sponsored by the U.S. Mission in Nigeria will be hosted in partnership with accelerator partners IBM Read More

2022 Hajj not certain, mood unclear – NAHCON

November 22, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has said it still remains in the dark as to the certainty or otherwise of the 2022 hajj exercise. It said, until a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is signed with the Saudi authority, any effort could be in the realm of speculation. NAHCON Head of Public Affairs Hajiya Fatima Sanda Usara said this in Read More

Technology, innovation key to poverty eradication- Pantami

November 17, 2021 Mohammed Lawal 0

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has said that Science, Technology and Innovation are essential tools for achieving sustainable development and poverty eradication in Nigeria. Pantami stated this at a national conference organised by the School of Technology, Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi. The minister said sustainable development can succeed only if all areas of the political sector Read More

China firm, Mangal sign $600m agreement to build cement plant in Kogi

November 4, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As part of its expansion efforts, Mangal industries has signed an agreement with a Chinese firm Sinoma for the construction of three million metric tons per year Cement Plant and fifty megawatts captive power plant in Moba, Kogi state. The project is agreed to be completed in early 2024. A statement by the firm’s chief executive, Engr. Fahad Mangal, released Read More

ADP ‘ll rescue Anambra from APGA’s bondage -Yabagi Sani

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has said his party has prepared a blueprint that will rescue Anambra state from what he described as bondage of the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties. Sani also expressed confidence that his party will emerged victorious in the forthcoming governorship election. Speaking at Read More

ADP ‘ll rescue Anambra from APGA’s bondage – Yabagi Sani

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

National chairman of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) Engr. Yabagi Yusuf Sani, has said his party has prepared a blueprint that will rescue Anambra state from what he described as ‘bondage imposed by the ruling All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) and other political parties. Sani also expressed confidence that his party will emerged victorious in the forthcoming governorship election. Speaking Read More

STI policy to strengthen Nigeria’ economy – Onu

October 31, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Science Technology and Innovation (FMSTI) Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said that the effective implementation of Science Technology and Innovation (STI) policy, and other policies associated with the STI ecosystem will help strengthen the economy. Onu stated this during the Presentation of Evaluation of the Nigeria 2012 Science Technology and Innovation (STI) policy performance Report, recently in Abuja. Read More

What to expect as youth ministry powered National Youth Conference gets underway

October 30, 2021 Editor 0

It is two days to the much anticipated National Youth Conference (NYC) organised by the Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development (FMYSD), billed to commence on 1st November and end on Wednesday, 3rd November, 2021. Unlike other conferences of its ilk, what sets this apart from is that it is largely private sector driven, with Nigeria’s development partners playing Read More

FG promises to implement 5% of jobs for persons with disabilities

October 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has expressed readiness to implement the law mandating Five per cent of jobs at both private and public sectors are allocated to people living with disabilities. Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige, who made this disclosure weekend in Abuja said his ministry will issue circular to all the ministries and parastatals by next week.  Already, Read More

$4m bribe: CUPP urges parties to focus on campaign, leave INEC alone

October 22, 2021 Lekan Shehinde 0

Following allegation of $4 million bribe against officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the Coalition of Political Parties (CUPP) has called on political to focus on campaigns and leave frivolous allegations against the commission. Urging security agencies to be on top of their game, the CUPP said that it has concluded after thorough investigation that the allegations are false and Read More

FG set to revamp rubber industry- Minister

October 22, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of State, Science, Technology and Innovation, Barrister Abdullahi Mohammed, said the Federal Government has made a lot of profitable efforts to revive the Rubber Industry in the country. The Minister made this known when he gave a keynote address at the National Conference For the Industrialization of Rubber Sector, on Thursday, in Abuja. In the keynote address titled; Read More

‘Julius Berger AFP supportive of Nigeria’s design revolution’

October 15, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

African design advocate and Chief Executive of Design Week Lagos (DWL), Ms Titi Ogufere, has lauded Nigeria’s leading furniture manufacturing company, Julius Berger-AFP as a key supporter of the country’s industrial design and manufacturing aspirations. This is comes on the heels of the declaration by  just as the Julius Berger-AFP Sales Manager, Mr. Uche Uzoewulu, of the company’s enduring commitment to Read More

ASUU thumbs up FG over stipends for education students

October 8, 2021 Editorial III 0

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has commended the federal government for approving stipends for students of education in public tertiary institutions. The government had on Tuesday announced the payment of N75, 000 and N50, 000 stipends per semester for students pursuing a degree in education and a Nigeria Certificate in Education, respectively. “Undergraduate B. Ed /B.A. Ed / Read More