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 Admin III 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

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

May 13, 2021 Admin III 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 Admin III 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

Minister urges synergy among nations for wealth creation

April 8, 2021 Binta Shama 0

Minister of State for Science and Technology, Mohammed Abdullahi, has called for synergy among nations in the field of science and technology so as to promote wealth. Mohammed Abdullahi said this in a paper he delivered titled ‘Technology as a key driver to nation building – opportunities and collaborations’ at the 1st Immaculate Heart Comprehensive High School for Young Entrepreneurs Read More

‘STI catalyst for national industriaiisation’

March 24, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of State for Science and Technology, Barrister Abdullahi Mohammed, has said that proper implementation of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policies will accelerate Nigeria to be one of the most industrialised nations of the world. Barrister Mohammed stated this at the opening ceremony of a 3 day Capacity Building Workshop jointly hosted by Federal Ministry of Science and Read More

NGO applauds Buhari on special funding for research, engineering

March 23, 2021 Binta Shama 0

Technology is the bedrock for the development of any nation, to achieve this feat it requires the commitment of a visionary leader who is able to build consensus and aggregate opinion on any issue to reflect the wishes of the people. It was on the basis of this assertion that made President Muhammadu Buhari to swing into action when in Read More

NAF celebrates Izuchukwu, winner of National Science Competitive Exam

March 17, 2021 Benjamin Samson 0

Master Edeani Izuchukwu, a student of Air Force Comprehensive School (AFCS) Agbani, Enugu state has won the “774 Young Nigerian Scientists Presidential Award,” after he emerged winner of the just concluded National Science Competitive Examination . Director of Public Relations and Information  Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Edward  Gabkwet who stated this in a statement Tuesday, said Izuchukwu was also Read More

Interventions: RMRDC’s spread tentacles to mining sector

March 15, 2021 BINTA SHAMA 0

Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) was established to boost Nigeria’s economy through research and innovation. This, the agency is doing with its intervention in the gemstone sub sector; BINTA SHAMA reports. Nigeria is endowed with over 44 different solid minerals including gemstones in large quantities. These includes, Corundum, Beryl, Quartz and its varieties, Tourmaline, Garnet, Aquamarine, Topaz, Spine, Read More

Science Expo platform ’ll create job, eradicate poverty – Onu

March 14, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that the annual Science, Technology, and Innovation Expo aims to showcase creative ideas, create wealth, and eradicate poverty. Onu stated this during a press briefing, facility tour and inspection of the venue in preparation for Expo 2021. “The inventors will come and showcase to Nigeria and the world the Read More

Corruption: Group petitions minister, CCB against DG NARICT

March 11, 2021 Moh Bello Habib 0

A Kaduna based human right group under the auspices of Network for Justice (NJ) has petitioned Minister of Science and Technology, Mr Christopher Ogbonnaya Onu and chairman, Code Conduct Bureau (CCB) against Director General of National Research Institute for Chemical Technology (NARICT), Zaria, Professor Jeffery Tsware Barminas, over corruption, abuse and religious sentiments. The group in its eight pages petition Read More