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RMRDC: We are working on reducing sugar importation

Prof. Hussaini Ibrahim, the Director-General, Raw Materials and Research Development Council (RMRDC), says the council is working hard to achieve a huge reduction in the importation of sugar in the country.

Six governors, others for NEXIM South-South enlightenment campaign

The Nigerian Export-Import Bank (NEXIM) will hold a three-day enlightenment and engagement programme in Asaba, the Delta State capital, for the six states in Nigeria’s South-South.

Federal government urged to increase tariff to discourage paint importation

The Federal Government has been urged to discourage activities that could lead to the importation of paints in the country by increasing tariff on anything that has to do with paint importation.

Minister: We are looking for how to create more jobs

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that the Federal Government is looking for how to create more jobs for teaming unemployed Nigerians.

Senator Sabi: Technocrats bane of agriculture development in Nigeria

The Senate spokesperson, Sabi Abudullahi, says technocrats are the major challenges of the Nigerian farming system.

Federal government engages 130,000 graduates as extension workers

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh, says 130, 000 graduate youth have been employed to offer extension services to farmers across the country.

Federal government doles out N6.7 million rewards to outstanding researchers, innovators

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, doled out N6.750 million to researchers, innovators and investors who distinguished themselves at the just concluded Technology and Innovation Expo 2019 which took place in Enugu.

Three federal agencies to spend N2.2 billion on research, development

Three federal agencies under the ministry of Science and Technology are expected to spend N1 billion, N700 million and N500 million, respectively, on Research and Development with a view to boosting technological innovation in the country.

Manufacturers task SON on substandard paint products

Paint manufacturers have lamented the effect of adulteration, faking and merchandising of their products with high nuisance value, saying it had led to loss of revenue to their members and government.
Chairman Senate Committee on Science and Technology, Senate Robert Ajayi Boroffice with the vice Chairman of the Committee Sen. Yusuf Yusuf at the public hearing on a bill to repeal and re-enact the RMRDC Act

Stakeholders back NASS to increase RMRDC’s funding, enforcement power

Stakeholders in the Science and Technology sector as well as the business sector, have backed the National Assembly in its bid to increase the funding of the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) as well as its power of enforcement.

ABU to establish standard locally-built refineries in Niger Delta

The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, says it is making efforts to establish conventional and standard locally-built refineries in the Niger Delta to boost refining of Nigerian crude.

Ahmadu Bello University refinery project suffers from funding

The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria is making efforts to establish conventional and standard locally-built refineries in Niger Delta to boost the nation’s refinery capacity, but the project is stalled because of lack of funding.

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.

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