Scientist challenges lawmakers to unlock land assets for farmers
Professor Nazif Darma has challenged lawmakers in the ninth National Assembly to unlock the huge land assets across the country to empower small-scale farmers. He said the farmers, though sitting on convertible land wealth, are poor due to lack of titles to their land for loan procurement that would have improved their agricultural expansion.
Debate rages on first gene-edited babies, drives to eliminate diseases
Scientists are divided over the extraordinary claim by Chinese scientist, He Jiankui, to have helped produce the first babies — twin girls — born with edited genomes that protects them against Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
How Nigerian scientist developed method for producing flammable gases from urine
A Nigeria scientist, Ejikeme P. Nwosu, has thrown more light on how he fabricated equipment that converts urine into flammable gases, biomethane and hydrogen-rich gases, with 100 per cent indigenous technological inputs. The Innovation was awarded an Invention Patent Right of Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2014 while the abstract was published in 2005 by…
Nigerian scientist invents ‘mobile intercom’
A Nigerian scientist, Engr. Michael Friday, has come up with an invention aimed at relieving subscribers of telecommunications services of the need to buy recharge cards. Michael, who met the Director General, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), Engr. Danazumi Ibrahim, in Abuja, expressed readiness to patent his invention tagged, ‘Mobile Intercom.’ He…
British Scientist Stephen Hawking Dies The Same Day Albert Einstein Was Born
Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, whose mental genius and physical disability made him a household name and inspiration across the globe, has died at age 76, his family said Wednesday. Propelled to superstardom by his 1988 book A Brief History of Time, which became an unlikely worldwide bestseller, Hawking dedicated his life to unlocking the…