Nigeria, Ukraine plan satellite production centre in Abuja
The federal government has disclosed plans to partner with Ukraine on space exploration to create jobs and strengthen the economy.Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, said this when space experts from Ukraine paid him a visit in his Abuja office.
Furore over introduction of GMO cotton
Despite growing opposition against introduction of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the country, the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology...
Minister urges increased research in nanotechnology
Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu has urged scholars to promote research, especially in the field of nanotechnology, as well as focus on researches that can lead to new and innovative products. Speaking at the just concluded three-day conference on nanotechnology by Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) Nanotechnology Research Group (NANO+), Onu, represented…
Government hopeful of youths’ active participation in economic management
Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that active participation of young people in the management of the economy would make the country become truly a great nation.
Minister assures local security professionals, firms of patronage
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said indigenous professionals and firms would henceforth be used in the design and execution of projects involving national security.
Abuja earth tremor as warning signal
Official response and management of the reported earth tremor in Abuja, which jolted residents in the nation’s capital the other day is remarkable. The natural occurrence could have created more panic but for the quick action of the authorities who doused the fears and reassured the people of their safety.
Bridging gap between labs, research institutes, industries
*FIIRO establishes catalytic model factories to ensure effective technology diffusion, job creation *Automation Academy for training of engineers, technologists, processors on activation *Develops high nutrient density biscuit from appropriate combinations of locally grown food crops *Nutraceutical product for sickle cell anemia, ready-to-use-therapeutic food to combat malnutrition Several attempts have been made in the past to…
Competitiveness would save Nigeria over N3Tn in five years, says Onu
The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that the successful implementation of the national strategy for competitiveness in raw materials, products and services in Nigeria would save the country over N3 trillion in foreign exchange for the short period of five years.
Government to exploit herbs for healthcare, economic development
The Federal Government will exploit the huge plant resources available in the country for healthcare delivery and economic development of the nation.Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu...
Nigeria ready to tap into $100bn herbal medicine market, say minister, Iwu
The Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has said Nigeria is ready to tap into about S100 billion worth of opportunities in the global medicinal plant market. Onu stated this when he received members of the National steering committee on the National summit on Plant Resources for Sustainable National Development at the ministry in…