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Minister urges private sectors to support research and innovation in tertiary institutions

The private sector in the country has been urged to show more interest in supporting researches and innovations in universities and research institutions.

PZ Cussons: We have no plans of leaving Nigeria

The PZ Cussons Africa, a leading homecare product maker, says the company has no plans of withdrawing its services and leaving Nigeria.

Ogbonnaya Onu: Raw materials policy will boost Nigerian economy

Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology, has expressed optimism that the National Competitiveness in Raw Material and Products Development Policy would boost Nigerian economy as well as make it to be self-sufficient and less reliant on other nations.

NASRDA seeks patenting of automated irrigation system for improved farming

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) on Tuesday said patenting of its Automated Irrigation System (AIS) would enable mass production and improve mechanised farming in the country.

Federal government committed to viable partnerships, policies on employment generation – minister

The Minister of State, Industry, Trade and Investment, Hajiya A’isha Abubakar, on Tuesday reiterated Federal Government’s commitment to facilitate viable partnerships and policies on employment generation in the country.

NOTAP advocates for a robust intellectual property policy in Nigeria’s knowledge institutions

Dr. Ibrahim said NOTAP in carrying out the Registration of Technology Transfer Agreements, which is one of its major mandates, realized that there was a very weak Intellectual Property culture in Nigeria especially within knowledge Institutions.

VP Osinbajo: World Bank spends $6m on tech development in Nigeria

The Federal Government said on Monday that the World Bank has approved additional financing of $3 million to stimulate global competitiveness of raw materials for a diversified economy in Nigeria.

Federal govt canvasses commercialisation of students’ tech innovations

Mr Mattew Ndu, Head of Vocational Division of Technology and Science Education Department, Federal Ministry of Education, says there is an urgent need to commercialise technological innovations by Nigerian students.

APC South Africa commends President Buhari over boards appointment

The All Progressives Congress (APC), South Africa chapter, on Sunday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the constitution of the Governing Boards of Agencies and Parastatals.

Presidency defends board appointment list

The Presidency says there is nothing “scandalous or extraordinary’’ in the inclusion of the names of some dead persons in the list of appointments into boards of some agencies released on Friday.

Dead persons: SERAP asks President Buhari to withdraw board appointments

According to the organization, “Taking partisan politics out of the appointments to boards of agencies and parastatals is one surest way for Buhari to show that his government is truly one of change, that would do things differently from successive governments that apparently handed out board appointments to reward party members, supporters and cronies.”

Board appointment: Nobody is above mistake – Senator Okpozo’s wife

Wife of late leader of the All Progressives Congress in Delta State, Mrs. Anna Okpozo, said people should stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari over the appointment of her late husband, Senator Francis Okpozo, in the recent board appointment saying no body is above mistake.

Sacked ex-Reps member Herman Hembe appointed MINLS board chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Herman Hembe, a sacked lawmaker, as the board chairman of the Michael Imoudo National Institute for Labour Studies (MINLS).

Presidency plays down controversy over list of board appointments

The presidency has reacted to the controversy generated by its appointment, Friday evening, of 1,468 Nigerians into the boards of agencies and parastatals.

Senator Mamora, Segun Oni, other APC chieftains named in new board appointments

President Muhammadu Buhari in one fell swoop on Friday night appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 members of government owned agencies and parastatals, redeeming a part of the pledge he made on October 31 at the National Executive Committee meeting of his All Progressives Congress.

Two dead men make President Buhari’s board appointments

The late Ugbaja was appointed member of Consumer Protection Council. His name is the third on the list of the council whose chairman is Emeka Nwakpa.

Ex-Governor Niyi Adebayo, Senator Ayo Arise, others get board appointments

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved the constitution of the Governing Boards of agencies and parastatals, under some ministries.

President Buhari appoints 209 board chairmen, 1,258 members

The president appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 board members on Friday, according to a statement from the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

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