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Nigeria To Mainstream Women In Science Grant Initiative Implementation

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Female scientist
As the second trench of the Science Granting Council Initiative (SGCI) kicks off, Nigeria has revealed her intention to have women play significant roles and benefit maximally from the initiative. Speaking during an exclusive chat with Science Nigeria, the coordinator of the initiative in Nigeria, Dr. Mustapha Popoola, revealed that Nigeria would learn from the rich experience of other 15...

ECOWAS Health Ministers Adopt Resolution On West African Herbal Pharmacopoeia

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The director-general, West Africa Health Organisation, Prof. Stanley Okolo.
Ministers of health in the member-states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have adopted resolutions from the West African Herbal Pharmacopoeia (volume 2), to regulate the manufacture, control and marketing of herbal remedies in the region. This was revealed by the director-general of the West Africa Health Organisation (WAHO), Prof. Stanley Okolo, in an interview monitored in Abuja yesterday...

NITDA Boss Bags Award For Digital Economic Agenda

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Kashifu Abdullahi
The director-general of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Mallam Kashifu Abdullahi has been honoured with the prestigious Award of Good Governance for passionately promoting President Muhammadu Buhari's digital economic agenda.  According to the APC Ambassadors for Good Governance, the decision to honour Abdullahi with the award – the first and only one to be given out by the...

Patients With Melanoma Advanced To Terminal Stage During COVID-19 Pandemic – Study 

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A melanoma patient.
Many melanoma patients progressed to an advanced stage within the COVID-19 peak period, a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology today (May 17, 2022). Science Nigeria reports that melanoma, also redundantly known as malignant melanoma, is a type of skin cancer that develops from the pigment-producing cells known as melanocytes.  Melanomas typically occur in the skin, but may...

Fossil Fuel: Sylva Cautions On Energy Transition

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Timipre Sylva
…Nigeria now among top 10 global gas users Nigeria’s Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has cautioned campaigners for energy transition to be mindful of the fact that the world still needs oil and gas and energy transition cannot happen overnight. Sylva disclosed this while addressing the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) in a meeting tagged “Energy Transition...

WHD 2022: Dietician Highlights Foods To Help Nigerians Control Hypertension

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hypertension
As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate the World Hypertension Day (WHD) 2022, a dietician, Mr. Paul Okoh, has listed five foods Nigerians can include in their diets to help them control high blood pressure. Speaking to Science Nigeria today (May 17, 2022) in Abuja, in commemoration of the WHD themed “Measure Your Blood Pressure Accurately, Control...

Danbatta Lauds Pantami’s Appointment As WISIS Chair

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Prof. Isa Pantami and Prof. Umar Danbatta.
 The executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, has congratulated the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, on his appointment as the chairman of the 2022 World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) Forum by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).Danbatta described the choice of the Pantami as chair of the forum as...

AFCAC, Singapore Sign MoU, As ICAO Reviews Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic 

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Aviation ICAO
The African Civil Aviation Commission (AFCAC) and Singapore have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to ensure the development of international civil aviation in Africa, just as the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has reviewed the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic by taking cognisance of digitalisation and innovation.  The Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika disclosed this at the 7th...

NITDA Decries Increase In Global Cyberattacks, Issues Advisory To MDAs

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NITDA logo
The National Information Technology Development Agency's Computer Emergency Readiness and Response Team (NITDA-CERRT) has raised the alarm over the increased frequency of cyberattacks on businesses and government organisations in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, with the possibility of frequent, cyberattacks on non-primary targets. Also, the NITDA-CERRT highlighted the greater danger for countries in business with these countries' governments, as well...

Boroffice Declares For Presidency, Unveils 4 Agenda, 9 Priority Policy

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Senator Ajayi Boroffice.
…To mainstream science and technology to drive industrialisation Senator representing Ondo North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Ajayi Boroffice has declared his intention to run for the office of the president in the forthcoming general elections in 2023 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Making his declaration at the weekend in Abuja, Boroffice, former chairman of the Senate...