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WMO Begins Data Assimilation Training For West Africa

The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has commenced a five-day training workshop on numerical weather prediction (NWP) data assimilation in Abuja, starting today, Monday, July 22, 2024. The workshop has attracted participants from Benin Republic, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone and Togo. Welcoming participants at the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) headquarters, the director-general of...

FG, Agencies To Strengthen Collaboration On GMOs’ Safety

The Ministry for Health and Social Welfare says it is intensifying its efforts to address public concerns over genetically modified (GM) organisms by fostering stronger collaboration among key agencies to ensure food safety and boost public confidence. A pivotal meeting held on Monday in Abuja brought together Minister of State for Health, Dr. Tunji Alausa; Director-general of the National Biosafety...

Nigeria Primed To Be Major Aviation Hub – Keyamo

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Minister of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Mr. Festus Keyamo SAN has emphasised Nigeria’s strategic location, equidistant to most countries, which makes it a potential major hub in Africa. He made this assertion during a courtesy call from the Canadian High Commissioner in Nigeria at his office. Keyamo highlighted the significant number of Nigerians residing in Canada, stressing the necessity for...

Coalition Launches Diabetes Campaign Over High Cost Of Insulin In Nigeria

The National Action on Sugar Reduction (NASR), in collaboration with Persons Living with Diabetes in Nigeria, has launched a media call-to-action campaign aimed at raising awareness about the high cost of diabetes treatment in the country. The coalition urged President Bola Tinubu to urgently address the exorbitant prices of insulin and other essential medications for people living with diabetes. Vice-president of...

NBMA, NAFDAC To Strengthen Collaboration On GMO Safety

In response to growing public concerns about genetically modified (GM) foods, the National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) and the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) have moved to strengthen collaborations to ensure better bate-keeping and the safety of citizens. Minister of State for Health, Dr. Tunji Alausa convened a crucial meeting with the director-general/CEO of the...

NCDC Urges Legislative Support To Strengthen Epidemic Preparedness In Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (NCDC) has called for support from the nation’s legislative bodies to prioritise strategic legal reforms and increased funding in order to strengthen the country’s epidemic preparedness and response (EPR) systems. The director-general of NCDC, Dr. Jide Idris emphasised in an interview with journalists at the Fifth Annual Legislative Summit on Health with...

All Crew Members Rescued In N’Delta Vessel Fire Incident

All 19 crew members aboard the Britannia U drilling platform which was engulfed by fire recently have been rescued, Science Nigeria understands. Recall that the on Thursday, July 18, 2024, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) received distress signals from the Regional Maritime Rescue Coordinating Centre (RMRCC) Lagos regarding the Britania U drilling platform, which was in distress at Ajakpa Field, (OML...

Obi’s Supporters Tackle Presidential Aide Over Call For Arrest

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Supporters of Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections, yesterday criticised the call for his arrest by the Special Adviser on Information and Strategy to the President Bayo Onanuga. Onanuga had accused Obi and his supporters of plotting violence in the guise of protests of the poor state of the nation. But Obi’s supporters,...

FG Rallies Nigerian Youths For ECOWAS’ Hackathon

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has urged Nigerian youths and IT enthusiasts to participate in the Economic Community of West Africa’s (ECOWAS) Cybersecurity Hackathon. The Capture the Flag (CTF) competition, organised by ECOWAS and hosted by Nigeria in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy and NITDA, aims to equip citizens across the region with crucial...

Gates Foundation Advocates For Maternal, Newborn Health Innovations In Nigeria

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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has emphasised the need for stronger efforts to reduce maternal and newborn deaths in Nigeria. Despite some progress, maternal and child mortality rates are declining too slowly to meet the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Senior program officer at the foundation, Dr. Charity Chenge highlighted several key innovations that could accelerate progress across the country at...