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NAFDAC Seeks Improved Funding For Herbal Medicine Research

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has called for more funding into research and development of herbal medicines to support universal health coverage in the country. Director-General of the agency, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made the call at the Inaugural Symposium and Launching of the Africa Centre of Excellence for Drug […]

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Industry Expert Tasks African Banks On Improved Funding Of Oil Sector

To address the current challenges constraining optimal output from Africa’s oil-producing countries and ensure sustainable growth of the hydrocarbon resources industry, an industry expert, Mr. Kola Karim, has charged banks in the continent to commit more funds to critical value chains in the sector. Karim, who gave the charge during an interview with African Energy […]

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NCC Lists Digital Frontiers For Telecoms Industry’s Growth

As stakeholders in Nigeria’s telecommunications industry commemorate 20 years of telecoms revolution in  the country, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has listed key initiatives for implementation in the years ahead  to consolidate the growth and gains of the telecom sector. The Executive Vice Chairman of the commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, listed the digital frontiers in […]

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CBN Approves N500Mn Grant For Undergraduates, Graduates’ Entrepreneurship Scheme

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has initiated a scheme to support Nigerians in tertiary institutions with a N500 million grant to promote entrepreneurship and reduce unemployment. The apex bank made the disclosure in a report published on Wednesday with the title ‘Guidelines for the implementation of tertiary institutions entrepreneurship scheme’. Specifically, it stated that […]

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NCC Revs Up 5G Technology Deployment Drive

The Nigerian Communications Commission’s (NCC’s) plan for Fifth Generation (5G) technology deployment in the country continues to gather momentum with the Commission confirming its 97 per cent readiness to begin full implementation. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta, re-affirmed the status of the Commission’s 5G technology deployment at the annual African Tech […]

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Microsoft Launches New Game for W/Africa’s Learner Developers

Microsoft Africa Development Centre (Microsoft ADC), has announced the commencement of its Game of Learners Clinic, a three-month intensive training programme for university undergraduates and beginner developers across the West African sub-region. According to the programme schedule, the training is starting in October 2021 and will enable trainees to level up on .Net, JavaScript, Azure, […]

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Biosafety Agency Approves Cultivation Of TELA Maize In Nigeria

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA), the agency mandated to regulate genetically modified products in Nigeria, has granted environmental approval for evaluation and open cultivation of TELA Maize in the country. A statement issued at the weekend by Communication Officer, African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), West and Central Africa, Alex Abutu,  indicated that TELA maize […]

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NCC’s Outreach Programme – Campus Conversation – Debuts In Abuja

Following the re-structuring and re-branding of its existing consumer outreach programmes, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has held the maiden edition of the Campus Conversation at the University of Abuja. The Campus Conversation is featured as an important part of NCC’s new Telecom Consumer Conversation (TCC). Speaking at the event, which held at the Main […]

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Nigeria’s Data Centre Market Value To Hit $218Mn By 2026 – Experts

As internet usage across the global geo-political zones deepens with increasing intensity, especially in Africa and Middle East zones, a new research report by Arizton Advisory & Intelligence, has projected  that social media usage and smart initiatives in the  regions will continue to drive the market over the next few years. The new research findings […]

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Cyber Reinsurance To Boost Asia Pacific Region’s Economic Growth – Fitch

Fitch Ratings, a leading global research and rating firm, has projected that cyber reinsurance would help drive growth in sundry Asia Pacific (APAC) region’s economies in the 2021 year as more companies embrace re-insurance policy options to protect their investment The APAC region was reported to have accounted for 7% of the total global ransomware […]