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Nigeria’s oil & gas sector requires new thinking – Expert

April 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

An expert in the energy industry, Mr. Israel Aye, has cautioned that recent developments in the global energy sector requires “new thinking” for Nigeria to survive economically. In a paper titled; “The Nigerian Petroleum Industry: From Decline To Growth And Prosperity”, presented during a capacity building programme for a select group of journalists, Aye said the energy mix have continued Read More

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Korean Embassy applauds FG on ICT smart city

February 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

South Korean Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr In-tae Lee has described as impressive, federal government’s Abuja Smart City master plan, designed by the Ministry of Communications. Lee stated this recently in Abuja when he led a team of South Korean communications experts on a courtesy visit to the Minister of Communications, Dr Adebayo Shittu, in his office. He said, “I was Read More

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Austrian firm partners drivers to tackle road crashes

February 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Austrian Technologies Nigeria Limited (ATN), is set to partner commercial and professional drivers in the country, as part of efforts to curb one-too-many road crashes. The initiative, according to the outfit, will set-up world-class Drivers’ Safety Training and Certification (DSTC) centres, in collaboration with Test & Training International (TTI) – the world leading drivers’ safety training company. Chief Executive Officer Read More

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Nigeria surpasses broadband penetration target by 2%

January 28, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria broadband penetration has grown beyond its 30% target in 2018 with about 2%. According to the executive vice chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) special assistant on media, Yakubu Musa, Nigeria attained 31.48% broadband penetration as at December, 2018.  “Nigeria attained 30.9% broadband penetration as at November 2018. What this connotes is that, a total of 58,965,478 were connected to Read More

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ICT innovators to be exposed to foreign partnership at GITEX 2018

October 3, 2018 Administrator 0

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in its continuous efforts to foster the growth of the technology ecosystem, plans to showcase the country’s ICT innovation at this year’s Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX 2018). This year’s event, scheduled to hold from 14th to 18th October 2018 aims at showcasing the global technological advancements and innovations in the domain of Read More

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‘Convenant, UI, UNN among world’s best’

September 28, 2018 Administrator 0

Three universities in Nigeria, namely, Covenant University, University of Ibadan, and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, have been included in the first 1000 of 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings. The list, launched on Wednesday at Times Higher Education’s World Academic Summit at the National University of Singapore, featured 86 countries, up from 81. Covenant University is ranked 601- Read More

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Group demands sack of Science and Tech permanent secretary Shamaki

June 6, 2018 Administrator 0

Workers from the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology have staged a peaceful protest in Abuja Wednesday demanding for the sack of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr.(Mrs) Amina Muhammed Bello Shamaki. The group, whic identified itself as the Amalgamated Staff Union of Research Institutes is in collaboration with the Joint Union Negotiating Council of Read More

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Nasarawa builds incubation centre for youths

March 31, 2018 Editorial IV 0

With a view to encouraging innovative enterprises among its youths, Nasarawa state government said it has built an incubation centre in the state. State Commissioner for Special Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Jonathan Ayuba, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia that the centre was part of the state government’s measures to nurture interested youths in innovative enterprises. Read More

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2018 UTME: There will be no rescheduling of exams – Oloyede

March 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  . The Registrar, Joint Admissions, and Matriculation Board, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, on Thursday said that there will be no rescheduling of the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam for any student like it did last year. He said that reports have also indicated that some parents had allegedly negotiated with some private coordinators who assured them of success at all Read More

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Why Nigeria’s real estate is looking up

February 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Traditionally dependent on the rise and fall of the oil markets, Nigeria is seeing shoots of life in new and previously underwhelming sectors of its economy as it navigates uncharted territory as Africa’s premier powerhouse As the country emerges from its worst recession in 25 years, Nigeria’s growing technology and agriculture sectors are a key part of a diversifying economy Read More

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AIB launches mobile app to simplify accident, incident reports

December 7, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Stories by Ime Akpan The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has launched its mobile app with a view to simplifying reports of accidents and incidents. The Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer of the agency, Mr. Akin Olateru, who stated this in Lagos while presenting the final reports on four aircraft accidents that occurred between 2009 and 2015 said the app would Read More

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Edo to host NCST conference

December 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Patrick Ahanor Benin City No fewer than 36 commissioners for science and technology in Nigeria will on December 11 converge in Benin City, the Edo state capital, for the Annual Council Meeting of National Council on Science and Technology (NCST). Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to Governor Godwin Obaseki, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said “the NCST is the apex Read More

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Nigerian firms to get preference in contract awards

November 23, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Binta Shama Abuja In an effort to boost indigenous technology and encourage Nigerian entrepreneurs, the federal government will soon unveil some incentives to Nigerian firms. The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu gave the hints while delivering a keynote address at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and 2017 Conference of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in Read More

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Youth invents automated farm factory

November 20, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Stories by John Oba A youth, Mr Matthews Ajibola Oluwatosin, has invented a multipurpose low cost self –Farming Cloud Computing (IoT) system for tropical farming and scalable automated precision farming computer and software package designed from the ground up with today’s technologies. Oluwatosin in a chat with Blueprint said the invention referred to as Farm Factory, makes agriculture effortless with Read More

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Technology: A master or slave?

July 19, 2017 Administrator 0

By Bello John Is technology a menace or a blessing? Are we truly the master of what we created with our sweats and reasoning? Does it still listen to our commands? Or the creation now controls the creator? Series of questions like this come into one’s mind whenever there is news that another form of technology has emerged. Th is Read More