FG Agency Congratulates FUTA Scholar for Winning International Grant as VC Pledges Support

The Director General ,National Biotechnology Development Agency, NABDA Professor Abdullahi Mustapha has congratulated Dr Mrs. Folasade Olajuyigbe of the Federal University of Technology Akure, FUTA  for emerging  the only Nigerian to win the 2020  Collaborative Research Project (CRP) grant of  the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology ( ICGEB). The DG commended Olajuyigbe for doing the country proud stating that he was confident that her research will constitute … Continue reading FG Agency Congratulates FUTA Scholar for Winning International Grant as VC Pledges Support

Covid Pfizer vaccine approved for use next week in UK

The UK has become the first country in the world to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine for widespread use. British regulator, the MHRA, says the jab, which offers up to 95% protection against Covid-19 illness, is safe for rollout next week. Immunisations could start within days for those who need it the most, such as elderly, vulnerable patients. The UK has already ordered 40m doses … Continue reading Covid Pfizer vaccine approved for use next week in UK

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s top nuclear scientist, assassinated near Tehran

Iran’s most senior nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh has been assassinated near the capital Tehran, the country’s defence ministry has confirmed. Fakhrizadeh died in hospital after an attack in Absard, in Damavand county. Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, has condemned the killing “as an act of state terror”. Western intelligence agencies believe Fakhrizadeh was behind a covert Iranian nuclear weapons programme. “If Iran ever chose … Continue reading Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran’s top nuclear scientist, assassinated near Tehran

AstraZeneca says its coronavirus vaccine can be around 90 percent effective

The pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca said Monday that its Covid-19 vaccine could be up to 90 percent effective in preventing the disease — a third breakthrough in the fight against a pandemic that has killed nearly 1.4 million people worldwide. “This vaccine’s efficacy and safety confirm that it will be highly effective against Covid-19 and will have an immediate impact on this public health emergency,” CEO Pascal Soriot … Continue reading AstraZeneca says its coronavirus vaccine can be around 90 percent effective

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine: Abia Gov Ikpeazu celebrates Dr Onyeama Ogbuagu, a leading member of Yale research team

Dr Onyema Ogbuagu, the Abia-born Nigerian is one of the leading lights in the newly found globally celebrated @pfizer vaccine against COVID-19. He’s one of many Abians who keep making us proud as a people, & reinforcing my Government’s belief in the inimitable ingenuity, capacity and competence of our people to sacrificially serve humanity, save her from all that which ravages her and produce goods … Continue reading Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine: Abia Gov Ikpeazu celebrates Dr Onyeama Ogbuagu, a leading member of Yale research team

Nigerian Doctor, Onyema Ogbuagbu Leads Global COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough

A Nigerian doctor, Dr. Onyema Ogbuagbu, is at the centre of the Pfizer-led research, development and trials that have culminated in a breakthrough for COVID-19 vaccines. Pfizer, after the conclusion of its trials, recently announced that its COVID-19 vaccine was more than 90 per cent effective. A few days after, Moderna also reported that its own version of the COVID-19 vaccine was 94 per cent … Continue reading Nigerian Doctor, Onyema Ogbuagbu Leads Global COVID-19 Vaccine Breakthrough

FG commissions national centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

As part of the federal government commitment to galvanize practical initiatives that would enhance the implementation of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy, NDEPS especially in the areas of innovations, digital jobs and wealth creation, the Federal Government has commissioned a multi-million naira National Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. The Centre, which was built by National Information Technology Development Agency, (NITDA) is to … Continue reading FG commissions national centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

Defence minister assures on leveraging R&D to grow military hardwares

…Vows to support proposed national R&D foundation The Minister of Defence Maj Gen Bashir Salihi Magashi (rtd) has promised sustainable funding of the Military-Industrial Complex to empower it to perform its statutory mandate. This according to the Minister will be driven by continously leveraging  Research and Development (R & D) matrix to create the road map for the buy in. General Magashi made the promise … Continue reading Defence minister assures on leveraging R&D to grow military hardwares

Coronavirus: Putin says the vaccine has been approved for use

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said a locally developed vaccine for Covid-19 has been given regulatory approval after less than two months of testing on humans. Mr Putin said the vaccine had passed all the required checks, adding that his daughter had already been given it. Officials have said they plan to start mass vaccination in October. Experts have raised concerns about the speed of … Continue reading Coronavirus: Putin says the vaccine has been approved for use

Lagos gives Practice Software to WAEC, BECE Students

The Lagos State Ministry of Education, in partnership with Chronicles Software Development Company, is giving out SuccessBOX, an educational practice software, to students preparing for West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) as schools, resume nationwide. The Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, explained that the initiative was designed to enable students revise extensively and adequately prepare … Continue reading Lagos gives Practice Software to WAEC, BECE Students