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Invest in critical areas of research infrastructure, Expert urges CBN

By Lydia Ngwakwe Lagos, Aug. 5, 2020 A Parasitologist, Prof. Wellington Oyibo, on Wednesday urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to invest in critical areas of research infrastructure in Nigeria. Oyibo, also the Chairman, D. K. Olukoya Central Research Laboratory, University of Lagos, Akoka,...

NRC unveils over 700 bidders’ pre-qualification documents

By Yemi Adeleye Lagos, Aug. 5, 2020 The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Wednesday unveiled over 700 pre-qualification documents of bidders for the 2020 capital projects of the corporation. Its Managing Director, Mr Fidet Okhiria, said at the event held in NRC Headquarters, Ebute Meta,...

COVID-19: Forum urges FG to reposition technology sector

By Fortune Abang Abuja, Aug. 5, 2020 The Nigerian-British Business Forum (PABF) has stressed the need for the Federal Government to take urgent steps to address acute shortage of technology infrastructure in the country. The Chairman of PABF, Prince Afolabi Andu, gave the advice at...

Nigeria Airforce partners local Engineering coy for improved services

By Oladapo Udom/Modupe Oremule Lagos, Aug. 4, 2020 The Nigeria Air Force (NAF) is partnering with over 30 Nigerian universities for research purposes and some Nigerian companies as a way of engaging local content in its operations. AVM Abdulganiyu Olabisi, the NAF Commandant, Institute of Technology...

NCS conference to showcase emerging applications, technology in achieving 4IR for sustainable development

By Stellamaris Ashinze Lagos, Aug. 4, 2020 The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), said that the annual International conference would showcase emerging applications and technologies to achieving fourth industrial revolution (4IR) that would lead to Sustainable Development. The President, NCS Prof. Adesina Sodiya said at a virtual...

MWUN seeks compliance with govt. directives on stevedores, dockworkers

By Chiazo Ogbolu Lagos, Aug. 3, 2020 Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN), on Monday has called on dock labour employers and private operators to comply with government directive on the use of registered stevedores and dockworkers. The President General of MWUN, Mr Adewale Adeyanju...

Devastating effects of COVID-19 pandemic responsible for sack of pilots- Air Peace

By Yunus Yusuf Lagos, Aug. 3, 2020 The Air Peace says the devastating effects of COVID-19 pandemic on its operations was responsible for the sacked of some pilots and supporting staff. The company said in a statement on Monday in Lagos that it took the...

PCN seals 808 illegal pharmaceutical premises — Registrar

By Felicia Imohimi Abuja, Aug. 3, 2020 Dr Elijah Mohammed, Registrar, Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) says the council has sealed 808 illegal pharmaceutical premises during the month of July. Mohammed made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on...

Shipping Institute urges FG to re-engage Global West in fight against piracy

By Chiazo Ogbolu Lagos, Aug. 2, 2020 The President, Nigerian Institute of Shipping (NIS), Capt. Tony Onoharigho, on Sunday, urged the Federal Government to re-engage the services of Global West Specialist Vessels (GWSV) in the fight against piracy. Onogharigho stated this in a statement made...

NIMASA poise to safeguard dockworkers’ welfare, rights

By Chiazo Ogbolu Lagos, July 31, 2020 (NAN) The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has declared a renewed commitment to enhancing welfare and interest of stevedores as captured in the 2014 Stevedoring Regulation. Philip Kyanet, Head, Corporate Communications, NIMASA disclosed this in a statement...
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