Research Institutes strike underscore FG’s lip service to agric
As the indefinite strike action of Joint Unions of Research Institutes and Allied Institutions in the country enters its fifth week, there is no hope in sight of early resolution, as the parties are yet to reach a common ground.
‘Poor research financing hampering growth prospects’
The need for the country to brace up in the area of funding research activities adequately was re-echoed over the weekend, as experts insist that unless the trend is urgently addressed, the nation will continue to....
Government to raise GDP through local use, products exportation, food
Ogbonnaya Onu, said in Abuja that Ministry had struck some collaborations in areas that Nigeria had capacity to produce; and is actually producing many products through its agencies, which when fully commercialised, would...
Experts seek increase in funding for Nigeria’s small, medium scale sector
In his remarks, the Chairman of NSCHE, Lagos/Ogun Chapter, Dr. Kamilu Oyedeko said the prevailing economic situation in the country calls for innovation and investment in the SMEs sector to earn a good life.
Nigeria advances in natural medicine
Traditional herbal medicines are naturally occurring; plant-derived substances with minimal or no industrial processing that have been used to treat illness within local or regional healing practices.
‘How innovation will assist Nigeria to diversify away from crude oil’
Diversification has been the subject of numerous plans and initiatives of the Federal Government of Nigeria since the fall in crude oil prices.
Investment in technology key to Nigeria’s development, says UN Envoy
Speaking when Kallon and his team visited the Director General, Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), he said technology development would benefit young people and women in creating Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
‘When farmers, producers gathered to discuss food security challenge’
In his address, Senior Project Manager for PLAN, Dr. Augustine Okoruwa said it was possible for Nigeria to thrive on agriculture, because part of the main objectives “is to produce profit, apart from feeding the family.”
FIIRO partners German firms GIZ, BOSCH on cassava processing
The agreement will enable FIIRO to the upscale the development of innovative cassava processing technologies to improve income for Nigerian micro, small and medium sized cassava processors and to create additional employment.