NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 Launch Rescheduled to Saturday Due to Weather

NASA and SpaceX have scrubbed today’s launch attempt of the Demo-2 test flight to the International Space Station with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley due to unfavorable weather conditions around Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. SpaceX will begin removing propellant from the Falcon 9 rocket and then the astronauts will exit the Crew Dragon spacecraft. Launch coverage will continue … Continue reading NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 Launch Rescheduled to Saturday Due to Weather

GE is saying goodbye to its 129-year-old light bulb business

General Electric is saying goodbye to the light bulb. The conglomerate is shedding a struggling business founded by Thomas Edison more than a century ago. After years of failing to find a buyer, GE announced Wednesday it will sell its 129-year-old lighting division to smart home company Savant Systems. The deal marks the latest step in dismantling the GE empire, which is saddled with too much debt and poor-performing businesses. GE has … Continue reading GE is saying goodbye to its 129-year-old light bulb business

COVID-19: SON partners manufacturer of local air purifiers

Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), says it is partnering with a local inventor to manufacture international standard air purifier machines. This the organisation said was part of its efforts to support local inventors and producers of equipment and machinery to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Mr Osita Aboloma, the Director-General of SON made this known on Tuesday in Lagos during an official visit to Wilsylver … Continue reading COVID-19: SON partners manufacturer of local air purifiers

Lagos partners Microsoft to train 18, 000 teachers – Commissioner

Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo, Commissioner for Education, Lagos State, said the state government had partnered Microsoft to train 18, 000 teachers to enhance computer literacy towards achieving a world best teaching and learning practices. Adefisayo said this while discussing plans of the Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration for education on an online show, Covinspiration, moderated by Special Representative to the United Nations, and British Council Global Change-maker, … Continue reading Lagos partners Microsoft to train 18, 000 teachers – Commissioner

COVID-19: INEC to introduce e-voting for Anambra Guber

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that it will pilot the use of Electronic Voting Machines at the earliest possible time and work towards its full introduction in major elections starting from 2021 due to the challenges Coronavirus pandemic has posed on the conduct of elections in Nigeria. Although the commission specifically emphasised in the ‘Policy on conducting elections in the context of … Continue reading COVID-19: INEC to introduce e-voting for Anambra Guber

COVID-19: NCDC validates viral RNA extraction kits

As part of efforts to contain and successfully manage COVID-19, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has validated the first phase of a scientific procedure to extract the RNA of coronavirus. These extraction kits form part of the components of testing through real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction, PCR. Speaking at the validation in Abuja, Director-General of NABDA, Professor Alex Akpa, explained that told that the success … Continue reading COVID-19: NCDC validates viral RNA extraction kits

Draft National Ethics and Integrity Policy: ICPC, Partners, hold Virtual Consultative Meeting with Stakeholders

With an overarching objective to halt the slide in Nigeria’s ethical values, the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA) and the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF), has convened a meeting of stakeholders to consult with them on a draft National Ethics and Integrity Policy about to be presented … Continue reading Draft National Ethics and Integrity Policy: ICPC, Partners, hold Virtual Consultative Meeting with Stakeholders

Lagos Begins Enlightenment Campaign on Cash Transfer to LG/LCDAs

In its efforts to allow the Local Government Councils understand what the newly introduced Cash Transfer initiative entails and key into the programme, the Honourable Commissioner for Wealth Creation and Employment, Mrs. Yetunde Arobieke has embarked on enlightenment and sensitisation campaign tours of Local Government and Local Council Development Areas involved in the first phase of the ongoing Cash Transfer programme in the State. Speaking … Continue reading Lagos Begins Enlightenment Campaign on Cash Transfer to LG/LCDAs

NITDA Issues Guidelines for the Management of Personal Data by Public Institutions in Nigeria

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), in furtherance of its regulatory mandate, issues The Guideline for Management of Personal Data by Public Institutions in Nigeria, 2020. These Guidelines are issued as supplementary regulation to the Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR), 2019. The Guideline stipulates the requirements for the processing of personal data by Public Institutions in Nigeria. It is issued to reinforce the implementation … Continue reading NITDA Issues Guidelines for the Management of Personal Data by Public Institutions in Nigeria

COVID-19: Obaseki advocates tech solutions to disruptions

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has made the case for tech-based solutions to the disruptions caused in the wake of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, noting that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have proven quite useful in managing communication, eCommerce and other disruptions to the social order. The governor said this in commemoration of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day marked by the International … Continue reading COVID-19: Obaseki advocates tech solutions to disruptions