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Nigeria, Belgium To Deepen Ties On STI Development

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Ministry Belgium
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 stated this when he received the ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Nigeria, Daniel Bertrand, in his office today (June...

Understanding What Really Is Trans-Fat

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Trans fats
Cardiovascular disease is the number one leading cause of death in the whole world, claiming an estimated 17.9 million lives each year. Four out of five cardiovascular deaths are due to heart attacks and strokes, and the leading cause of coronary heart disease is the consumption of trans-fats.  This is a valid quote: ‘This man-made fat was developed to...

Restore Land To Help Deal With Global Crises, Leaders Urge

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World leaders are rallying support for a coordinated and coherent approach to reverse the loss of healthy land in the light of the role it can play in the global efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and to deal with the crises of climate change and the loss of biological diversity. At a virtual high-level forum today (Thursday, 17...

NASENI, Pacific Ring WA Partner On Cassava Flour/Chips Production

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NASENI Pacific
The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has entered into a partnership with a cassava flour and chips production company, Pacific Ring West Africa Limited (PRWAL) as government’s effort to diversify and boost the agriculture sector gathers momentum. Speaking when he received the management of the company led by its managing director, Thomas Hirsch, in his office today...

WDDD: Over 40M Nigerians Affected By Desertification – Mahmood

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Tree planting
As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to mark the World Desertification and Drought Day (WDDD) 2021, the Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Mahmood, has said over 40 million people are affected by desertification in the 15 northern states of the country. He stated this at an event organized by the ministry in collaboration with the Federal Capital Territory...

Nigeria Can Win Nobel Prize In Science -Onu

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Science UNESCO
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has expressed strong conviction that Nigeria will have a Nobel Prize laureate in the area of science and technology in the near future. Onu gave this verdict when he received the ambassador/permanent delegate of Nigeria to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Amb. Hajo Sani, in his office...

FG Outlines Plan To Permanently Resolve Farmers-Herders Crisis

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Agric Ministry
The Federal Government says it is committed to permanently bringing a lasting solution to the farmers-herders’ conflicts which have often produced violent and expensive consequences. The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Sabo Nanono stated this at the 44th Regular Meeting of the National Council on Agriculture and Rural Development held today (June 17, 2021) in Abuja. Speaking on...

NITDA Engages Stakeholders On Digital Innovation

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Kashifu Abdullahi
The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), under the supervision of Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, has made second presentation of Nigeria Digital Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Startup Policy (NDIESP) to the public. The NDIESP being championed by the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy comprises six priority thrusts, namely advancing human capital, unlocking access to capital, enabling infrastructure,...

Deepen Private Sector Involvement In Digital Economy Now – Abubakar

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ACCI
The President of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Dr. Al-Mujtaba Abubakar, has said Nigeria can tap into the enormous benefits of booming digital economy by deepening private sector participation in the making of policies and programmes for streamlining activities in the sector. He made this assertion at the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on digital...

Pantami Gets Digital Economy Driver Award

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Dr. Isa Pantami
The Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) has conferred the Digital Economy Driver Award on the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami for "positioning Nigeria’s digital economy sector on the path of sustainable development." The association bestowed the honour on the minister when its new executive members visited him in his office. It said the award was in...