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NCC Extends Deadline For Hackathon Applications

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has decided to grant an extension for the submission of applications and entries into the highly-anticipated 2023 Talent Hunt through Hackathon, with the new deadline set for Saturday, September 30, 2023. Initially slated to close today, September 22, 2023, the deadline for application and entry submissions has now been pushed to the final day of September...

ECOWAS Moves To Prevent Exploitation, Species’ Loss

ECOWAS countries have taken significant steps to address the exploitation and loss of species in Africa by launching a regional coordination process for the designation of new protected areas. The aim of this initiative is to ensure that direct exploitation no longer contributes to global biodiversity loss on the African continent. This announcement was made by Nigeria’s president, Bola Ahmed...

Bridging Rural Devt Gap With Technology

Isaac Oluyi
The 21st century has ushered in a radical revolution across all aspects of life, driven by digital technology. The unprecedented changes in how we live, work and connect with the world are here to stay, continually evolving. Developed nations are racing ahead in embracing this digital transformation, and developing nations are striving to catch up. The allure of technology is...

NASRDA Takes Lead As Africa’s Premier Space Agency

Nigeria’s space agency, the National Space Research and Development Agency has been hailed as the leading space agency in West Africa and the foremost agency across the entire African continent. These plaudits were paid to the agency by the project coordinator of the African Union Commission, Dr. Tiediani Ouattara during the closing ceremony of the recently concluded Global Monitoring of...

Nigeria, South Korea Reopen Talks To Revise Solid Minerals MOU

The Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Oladele Alake.
Recent discussions between Nigerian government officials and their South Korean counterparts have centred on the revision of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) focused on investments in the solid minerals sector. These talks took place within the framework of the 7th Korea-Africa Economic Co-operation Conference held in Busan, South Korea. Representing Nigeria were officials from the Ministry of Solid Minerals Development and...

NIGCOMSAT Ltd, French Space Coy Partner For SBAS Devt On NIGCOMSAT-1R

In a significant stride toward enhancing satellite-based navigation in Africa, NIGCOMSAT Ltd and Thales Alenia Space (TAS) have renewed their joint venture agreement for the development of the Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS). This renewal comes in the wake of their successful SBAS flight demonstration earlier this year, solidifying their commitment to advancing navigation and positioning systems in the region. The signing...

NSIB DG Honoured With Integrity, Anti-Corruption Award

The director-general, Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau, Engr. Akin Olateru.
The director-general of the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB), Engr. Akin Olateru has been recognised with the 'Integrity and Anti-corruption Ambassador' award of the Nigerian Youth Against Corruption and Transparency Initiative. This recognition is a testament to the remarkable transformation and progress achieved by the NSIB under his leadership. The award was presented at the bureau's headquarters in Abuja, where the...

NABDA Commends Babachir’s Cotton Farm Initiative, Calls On FG To Revive Textile Industries

Dr. Rose in a cotton farm.
The National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) has expressed its admiration for the flourishing cotton farms managed by former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Babachir Lawal. The agency lauded this initiative and urged other high-capacity farmers to follow suit, emphasising that such ventures can significantly contribute to enhancing Nigeria's gross domestic product (GDP). Lawal is currently overseeing four...

Immunisation: AFENET Commends Nigeria’s Efforts To Address Zero-Dose Children

In a remarkable demonstration of its commitment to safeguarding children's health, Nigeria has taken proactive steps to tackle the issue of zero-dose children through intensified immunisation advocacy and robust stakeholder engagement, earning commendation from the African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET). Speaking during a courtesy visit to the chairman of the House Committee on Healthcare Services, Hon. Dennis Idahosa, representatives from...

Harness Satellite Data For Enhanced Environmental Monitoring, NASRDA DG Urges Stakeholders

The director-general of the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA), Dr. Halilu Shaba has emphasised the critical importance of utilising accurate satellite data for effective environmental monitoring in the African sub-region. He made these remarks during the Second Regional Exchange Workshop for West Africa on Global Monitoring of Environment and Security, held in Abuja under the theme "Leveraging Earth...