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Scientific body launches programme to boost research management

Allen Mukhwana

The Nairobi-based African Academy of Sciences (AAS) on Thursday, February 21, 2019 launched a programme to boost management of research that addresses the continent’s development needs. Allen Mukhwana A statement from AAS said the Research Management Programme in Africa (ReMPro Africa) will strengthen capacity of institutions to manage cutting edge research and innovations. “It is a response to the critical ...

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Nothing to fear about eclipse – Scientists

Lunar eclipse

Astronomy and astrophysics researchers at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) in Enugu State said on Saturday, January 19, 2019 that there was nothing to fear over the expected total lunar eclipse on Monday. Lunar eclipse The researchers said eclipse is a natural occurrence that helps scientists understand the celestial body. The scientists made the remarks in separate telephone interviews ...

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Total lunar eclipse to take place on Monday

Lunar eclipse

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) on Friday, January 18, 2019 says Nigeria will join other countries of the world to experience total lunar eclipse on Monday, January 21. Lunar eclipse The information is in a statement by Dr Felix Alle, the Head, Media and Public Communications of the agency in Abuja. According to Alle, lunar eclipse is ...

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Buhari reiterates commitment to science, technology intervention funds

Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has reiterated the commitment of his administration to the creation of an intervention fund to support research in science and technology in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari Buhari made the pledge on Monday, January 14, 2019 in Enugu while declaring open the 2019 Technology and Innovation Expo organised by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. The ...

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China to collect samples from moon this year

Chang'e-4

China will launch an expedition to collect samples from the moon around the end of this year, a space official said on Monday, January 14, 2019, weeks after Beijing hailed the successful touch down on the far side of the moon. An artist’s conception of the Chinese Chang’e-4 Lunar lander and rover. Photo credit: news.com.au The Chang’e-4 lunar probe landed ...

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Sustaining home-grown technology for self-reliance beyond 2019

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

One of the inspiring and promising remarks of Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, the Minister of Science and Technology at the end of 2018 get-together in Abuja recently, was that the Federal Government would intensify efforts at strengthening home-grown technology for the purpose of making the country self-reliant. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology Further to his remarks, he restated ...

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International collaborations will facilitate design, launch of satellites, says NASRDA

Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA)says the agency is collaborating with developed space agencies across the globe to facilitate indigenous design and launch of a Nigerian satellite by 2030. Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology Dr Felix Ale, the Head of Media and Public Relations of the agency, disclosed this on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 in ...

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137 solutions developed through climate technology collaboration

CTCN Director, Jukka Uosukainen

A global effort by National Designated Entities, technology experts and funders, coordinated by the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), now appears to be showing some impact. In its Five-Year Progress Report launched on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, the CTCN announced that 137 technology solutions have been delivered or are under way in 79 countries. It adds that some 2,500 ...

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China sends five satellites into orbit via single rocket

The Long March 2D carrier rocket

China on Tuesday, November 20, 2018 launched a new space environment research satellite and four nanosatellites on a Long March-2D carrier rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in northwest China. According to the centre, the satellites have successfully entered their pre-set orbit. Shiyan-6 will be used for conducting space environment exploration experiments. The term nanosatellite refers to a small ...

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Investments in green tech increase knowledge of environmental impact

Technology

Agri-tech and other types of environmentally-focused technologies are some of the top areas of investment in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa, which is great considering that South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya are ranked as the three most popular investment destinations on the continent. Following a recent article published by the New York Times regarding how people use technology to be more environmentally-friendly, countries ...

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