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ABUJA — Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami said the Federal government has approved the sum of N33.812 billion for various projects across ministries, including high-tech gadgets for the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). He disclosed this to State House correspondents on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Malami said FEC approved a total of N1.070 billion for both projects,...

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ABUJA — Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Pantami says the investment in youth Digital skills is yielding massive results with 5 Million Nigerians to be trained in designing ICT-based innovations in coming years. The minister stated this in a message to a youth ICT-based competition tagged “Digital for All Challenge” organised by Tech 4 Dev; a nonprofit ICT advocacy organisation. Represented by his Technical Adviser on ICT Development, Mr Femi Adeluyi...

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ABUJA — Helpline Foundation for the Needy, an Abuja-based NGO, on Friday urged the Federal Government to provide the facilities and the enabling environment that would boost the access of the girl-child and women to science studies. President and Founder of the foundation, Dr. Jumai Ahmadu, made the call at an interactive session for women and female students. The event was organised by the NGO, in partnership with Make a Difference for the Needy Foundation...

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ABUJA — Akinwumi Adesina, the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has on Wednesday emphasized the importance of technology, and recalled how it was deployed during his tenure as Minister of Agriculture in Nigeria. Adesina served as Minister under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan from 2011-2015. Shortly after, he emerged as the first Nigerian to become AfDB President, a position he currently occupies. Speaking during the Conferment of Honorary Doctorate of Technology...

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Researchers from the University of Melbourne and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have contributed to an international breakthrough that would allow for the cheap production of next-generation super-powerful quantum computers. The publication in the journal of Advanced Materials on Thursday showed a new method of embedding single atoms into silicon wafers to create extremely precise arrays of subatomic particles or “qubits” used in quantum computing. The current process of making quantum chips relied...

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ABUJA — The founder of Zeetin Engineering Limited, Azibaola Robert, has said that sincerely embracing and deploying science and technology by Nigerians would facilitate and deepen the economic and infrastructural development of Nigeria. Robert stated this when he hosted a delegation of the national executive of the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN), led by its president, Dr. Elizabeth Eterigho, on Tuesday in Abuja. “There are many things wrong with Nigeria’s technological advancement and...

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ENUGU — The Enugu State Tech Hub and Youth Innovation Centre Obollo Afor have successfully trained a hundred and fourteen indigent persons in Information Communication Technology, ICT. The five-week free training organized by the State Government in collaboration with Tech 4 Development exposed participants to fundamentals of computer, ICT among others. Presenting certificates of participation to the participants the General Manager Enugu State Tech Hub, Obollo Afor, Dr. Emmanuel Uba Nwani revealed that the training...

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ABUJA — Africa has recorded good progress in the world in adopting bio-tech crops,  Dr. Margaret Karembu, the AfriCentre Director, International Service for the Acquisition of Agricbiotech (ISAAA) has said. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that SAAA is a not-for-profit international organisation that shares the benefits of new bioscience technologies to key stakeholders, particularly resource-poor farmers in developing countries, through knowledge sharing, support to capacity building initiatives, and partnerships. Karembu made this known in...

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ABUJA — Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says no fewer than 20 million young Nigerians would be impacted with digital skills through an initiative of the Federal Government and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), disclosed on Monday, in Abuja. This was part of a pre-recorded message delivered by the vice president on Monday in Abuja at the official launch of the Generation Unlimited (GenU) programme in Nigeria. The introduction of GenU Nigeria was...

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Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has on Wednesday night presented two books in Yola, Adamawa state as part of efforts to enlighten the public on dangers associated with hate speech which breeds acrimony, and violence in society. Isa Garba, Senior Program Officer of CITAD while presenting the books entitled, “Context and content in hate speech discourse in Nigeria” edited by Jibrin Ibrahim and Y.Z Ya’u and “The compromised state, How corruption sustains insecurity...

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