Funding innovations a major challenge in Nigeria, says NASENI
Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI), Prof. Mohammed Haruna, has identified lack of funding of innovations
Size of food and agriculture will rise to $1tr by 2030 — Adesina
President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina has disclosed that the size of food and agriculture in Africa will rise to $1tr by 2030.
‘African markets in need of financial fluidity’
Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Paxful, Ray Youssef, has said African economies managers must adopt peer-to-peer finance systems for inclusion to boost the continent's economy.
Students tackle societal problems via innovations
Eleven students from Nigerian tertiary institutions have pitched different innovations to solve technological and societal problems. Three winners will be empowered with N3 million start-up capital at the end of the innovative challenge, which held at the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
Transforming Nigerian agriculture through innovations
Let me start my recalling that economists divide all economic activity in an economy into two broad categories, which are goods and services. So it is either a country is producing goods or producing services. Before 2014, it was always reported that Nigeria’s agriculture contribute close to 40 percent of the nation’s GDP but after…
Right of Way holds conference in Rivers
The Nigerian chapter of International Right of Way Association (IRWA) will hold its 5th Annual Education Conference in Port Harcourt, River State this month. The theme of the conference is “Improving Stakeholders Engagement in Right of way Acquisition for Infrastructural Development”. It will be delivered by the General Manager, External relations, Nigeria Shell Petroleum Development Company,…
Institute urges practitioners to embrace tech innovations
Supply Chain professionals have been advised to embrace the 4th industrial revolution in order to remain relevant in their profession. Experts said the profession has evolved from mere transactional buying to strategic procurement with heavy reliance on technology. They added that procurement practice has entered into the 4th industrial revolution with emphasis on the application…
Innovations pushing frontiers of hiring landscape
As the world adjusts to new technological innovations in the ways things are done, so also is the hiring landscape changing in the ways employees are hired. Traditionally, the only way an employee gets a new job is through presenting a formal Curriculum Vitae (CV) that contains basic information of job seekers. But that…
Government to tackle unemployment with technology, innovations
The Economic adviser to the President, Dr. Adeyemi Dipeolu, has said the Federal Government is committed to addressing the unemployment challenges in the country by focusing on technology and innovations. He also noted that the provision of enabling environment and policies to drive inclusive economic growth has helped to create more jobs. Dipeolu made this…
Emerging trends, innovations in diaspora remittances
Remittances represent household income from foreign economies, mainly from the temporary or permanent residents in other countries, popularly called the Diaspora. But the remittance of this disposable income back home has emerged a novel fallout of the 21st Century, given the increasing significance. These remittances include cash and non-cash items that flow through formal channels…
Don tasks engineers on innovations, research
Engineering professionals in Nigeria, under the auspices of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering (NAE) have been urged to develop engineering innovations to speed up growth in critical sectors of Nigerian economy. Former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, made the call when he spoke on “ Engineering Innovation and Last-Mile Development: Towards…