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2022 World Tobacco Day: Health Ministry Launches Tobacco Control Data Initiative Dashboard

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The Federal Ministry of Health (FMOH) has launched the first version of the Nigeria Tobacco Control Data Initiative (TCDI), a virtual dashboard to provide information on tobacco prevalence and other parameters in the country.  Speaking at the launch today (June 28, 2022) in Abuja, the Minister of State for Health, Sen. Adeleke Mamora, said the ministry in partnership with Development Gateway developed the...

CHOGM 2022: Nigeria, Rwanda Firm Up ICT, Innovation Partnership

Pantami Rwanda
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami and his Rwandan counterpart for ICT and innovation, Paula Ingabire held talks on strengthening information and communication technology (ICT) and innovation in both countries. The meeting took place on the side lines of the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kigali, Rwanda. A statement by the technical assistant on research and development to...

RMNCAEH+N: Revisit Budgets For Education, Health, Obi Of Onitsha Urges FG

The Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe.
The Obi of Onitsha, His Royal Majesty Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, has called on the Federal Government to revisit the national budgets for education and health in the country to emphasise their importance. Achebe made the call today (June 28, 2022) in Abuja, at the first bi-annual Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Adolescent and Elderly Health plus Nutrition (RMNCAEH+N) multi-stakeholder partnership coordination platform.  Recall that in...

Organ Transplant Case: NDPB Investigates Breach Of Citizens’ Data Privacy

The national commissioner, Nigeria Data Protection Bureau, Dr. Vincent Olatunji.
The national commissioner of the Nigeria Data Protection Bureau (NDPB), Dr. Vincent Olatunji, has ordered an investigation into the use and public circulation of the personal data allegedly belonging to Nwamini David and Sonia Ekweremadu in the ongoing case of organ transplant pending before a British court.  A statement by the NDPB’s legal, enforcement and regulations lead, Babatunde Bamigboye, said the bureau notes with concern that certain...

OFAB, AATF, Others Engage Thought Leaders On Agric Biotech

OFAB AATF Community Leaders
A cross section of participants at the sensitisation workshop in Abuja. The Nigeria chapter of the Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology (OFAB), under the auspices of the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) today (June 27, 2022) engaged thought leaders in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, on adoption of agricultural biotechnology to enhance productivity and food security. The one-day sensitisation workshop...

Why We Trained Mgt Staff On Procurement, Due Process For Service Delivery – Haruna

NASENI Procure
L-R: The director, engineering infrastructure, Bureau of Public Procurement, Engr. Babatunde Kuye; Executive vice chairman, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure, Prof. Mohammed Haruna; and Senator Anthony Agbo during the workshop in Niger State. The executive vice chairman, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Prof. Mohammed Haruna, has given the rationale behind the two-day procurement training organised for...

Governments Advance Text Of Landmark Global Agreement On Biodiversity 

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With six days of negotiations behind them, parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity have advanced a global plan to bend the curve on biodiversity loss, expected to be adopted in Montreal, Canada, in December 2022. Delegates took the text from the March meetings held in Geneva, rationalised parts of it, achieved consensus on several targets, and proposed diverse...

STI Ministry, ICPC To Partner For Socioeconomic Devt

The permanent secretary of the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Mrs. Monilola Udoh, has said that the ministry will collaborate with the ICPC to ensure that rules and regulations of civil service are implemented for the desired development and growth of the country. Monilola Udoh said this in her office today, when the officials of ICPC on the...

E-Government: Nigeria, Korea Sign Phase 2 Implementation Project

Nigeria has signed phase II of the e-Government project slated for 2020 - 2026 to build a foundation for digital governance in Nigeria. The former national coordinator, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Dr. Patricks Oghuma said this while addressing the Nigeria alumni association, over the weekend in Abuja. He stressed that President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the Presidential Council...

NOTAP, Patentees Brainstorm On Indigenous Intellectual Property Commercialisation

NOTAP Bauchi
The National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) has engaged patentees in northern Nigeria to discuss modalities of moving their inventions and innovations to the next level of commercialisation. Speaking at a one-day forum in Bauchi State, the NOTAP director-general, Dr. DanAzumi Ibrahim, said the forum will address the various challenges faced by researchers, inventors and innovators in moving...