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

Minister advocates use of Afro-centric innovation

October 5, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has solicited for the use of Afro centric technological innovations, to exploit the nation’s natural resources and boost the country’s economic fortunes. Onu made this known when he received the management of STK Biotech, led by its CEO, Engr. Stanley Ukaga. According to the statement signed by Mrs. Ifeoma Irondi Read More

S/Africa opens new stock exchange, seeks coys from Nigeria, others

South Africa’s newest stock exchange opens Thursday, pledging to lure firms from across the continent with listing costs that are a third less than charges by its competitor in Johannesburg. TWK Agri Pty. will be the first company to trade on the Cape Town Stock Exchange, which was previously called 4 Africa Exchange Pty. before an overhaul that resulted in Read More

SystemSpecs urges support for technological disruptions in legal practice

September 30, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

African technology giant, SystemSpecs, has urged lawyers in Nigeria to embrace the disruption caused by technology for the legal profession, with ICT playing increasingly significant role in human lives. According to an Executive Director at SystemSpecs, Deremi Atanda, legal practitioners must rethink strategies of the past and present and reposition for the future in order to stay relevant and productive Read More

Independence: States should complement each other, not compete – Bagudu

September 30, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

As the country marks her 61st independence anniversary, Kebbi state governor and Chairman, Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) Atiku Abubakar Bagudu, has called on all states of the federation to complement each other instead of competing against each other. Bagudu also expressed satisfaction over the progress the country has made so far, especially under the current administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Read More

Wärtsilä’s O&M agreement guarantees reliable power supply to Lafarge

September 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The technology group, Wärtsilä has signed a 5-year long-term Operation & Maintenance (O&M) agreement with Lafarge Africa Plc, one of Nigeria’s leading building material producers. The agreement covers the 100 MW Lafarge Ewekoro power plant, which provides a dedicated supply of electricity to the company’s concrete and cement manufacturing processes. Signing of the O&M agreement took place in July 2021, Read More

OFAB Day: NABDA lauds platform for defending emerging technology

September 29, 2021 John Oba 0

As Nigeria joined other six Africa countries to mark the maiden edition of the Open Forum On Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) day, the Director-General, and Chief Executive Officer, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha has commended OFAB in Nigeria saying the platform has taken the heat off government in the defence of the emerging technology and its Read More

Adopt use of new technology to tackle insecurity, Pantami charges security agencies

September 29, 2021 Ayoni M. Agbabiaka 0

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) has charged security institutions to adopt research and development as viable tool for improving security in the country. The minister who made the call on Tuesday while delivering the keynote address at a security summit organised by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Abuja, themed; Synergy: Read More

Pantami advocates artificial intelligence for protection of critical infrastructure

September 28, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Isa Ali Pantami, has advocated the use of artificial intelligence in protection of critical infrastructures across the country. Pantami, who was speaking Tuesday in Abuja, at the opening ceremony of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) stakeholders summit on the protection of critical infrastructure in Nigeria, stressed the need for more awareness, Read More

Kia Nigeria woos Nigerians with all-new Seltos, Sonet

September 23, 2021 Segun Odunewu 0

Kia Nigeria, the sole franchise owner of Kia brands in the country have unveiled two new upscale additions to its line-up in Nigeria –All-new Kia Seltos and Sonet, both intended to woo customers in the B-segment market of the car industry. Mr. Olawale Jimoh, Marketing Manager, Kia Nigeria, at the unveiling of the two products in Lagos, said that the Read More

Perm Sec urges private sector to increase participation in STI

September 20, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Mr. Edet Sunday Akpan has called on the Organised Private Sector (OPS) to explore ways of partnering with the various research institutes and agencies in commercializing viable products and services for the nations’ benefit. The Permanent Secretary said this when he declared open the 19th Meeting of the National Council Read More