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How space technology can revolutionalise agriculture

Kenya-satellite

The Director, Centre for Satellite Technology Development (CSTD), Dr Spencer Onuh, on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 said space technology could be deployed to revolutionalise agriculture to further boost the country’s foreign exchange reserve. Onuh made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. The CSTD is a subsidiary of the National Space Research and ...

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NASDRA partners Landmark varsity to launch nanosatellite

nanosatellite

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) said it had concluded discussion with Landmark University, Omu-Aran in Kwara State, for the successful launch of a second nanosatellite, code-named EDUSAT-2. Mr Felix Ale, the Head of Media and Corporate Communications of the agency, disclosed this in a statement on Friday, June 1, 2018 in Abuja. Prof. Seidu Mohammed, the Director-General ...

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Sub-Saharan Africa to receive £25m in new programme aimed at early career scientists

Prof Felix Dapare Dakora

A new sub-Saharan Africa grant scheme, Future Leaders – African Independent Researchers (FLAIR) Fellowships, opened for applications on Monday, May 21, 2018. The scheme offers talented African early career researchers who have the potential to become leaders in their field, the opportunity to develop an independent research career in a sub-Saharan African institution. The programme is being run in partnership ...

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Deeper relations between academia, industry advocated to foster Ghana’s industrial transformation

Ghana

Whether or not investment in research will result in competitiveness, growth, job creation and quality of life is increasingly being determined by the relationship between science and industry. Indeed, meeting the complex needs of modern human populations requires industry and businesses to rely more on scientific researchers to develop new solutions. In nations where science and industry collaborate effectively, the ...

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Kenya launches first locally produced satellite

Kenya-satellite

Kenya on Friday, May 11, 2018, launched its first locally produced satellite into space, hoping “to go into the books of history.” The nano satellite precursor flight (1KUNS-PF) will be the first outer space object registered by Kenya, the University of Nairobi, whose team developed the satellite, said in a statement. The team was hoping “to make history” by venturing ...

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Foremost Marine Engineering Centre of Excellence commences graduate programmess

Igo Weli Shell

The pioneer post graduate students at the Marine and Offshore Engineering Centre of Excellence have commenced studies at Rivers State University, Port Harcourt, involving 18-month academic and field work that will lead to the award of Masters degrees in Marine Engineering (Power Plants), Naval Architecture and Offshore and Subsea Engineering. A Diploma in Marine and Offshore Engineering will also be ...

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Nigeria to launch two satellites soon

NigcomSat-1R

The Nigeria Communication Satellite Limited on Monday, April 30, 2018 said that it was collaborating with China Great Wall Industry Cooperation (CGWIC) to launch two additional satellites. Mr Samson Osagie, the Executive Director, Marketing and Business Development of the organisation said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday that the satellites would ...

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NIGCOMSAT, TURKSAT partner to provide efficient service

NigcomSat-1R

The Nigerian Communication Satellite (NIGCOMSAT) Ltd. and the Turkish Satellite Company (TURKSAT) are set to reach both the served and the underserved with satellite-based services in Africa. NIGCOMSAT disclosed this in a statement signed by its Head, Public Affairs, Mr Adamu Idris. Idris said that NIGCOMSAT, which is famous for broadband Internet service delivery, is collaborating with the Turkey-based communication ...

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Lawmakers laud discovery of plastic-decomposing enzymes

Plastic bottle scavengers

Some members of the Global Legislators Organisation for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE), Nigeria Chapter, have lauded reports that enzyme that could decompose plastics have been discovered. In separate interviews, lawmakers told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that the breakthrough would go a long way in finding lasting solution to an age-long environmental challenge in Africa, especially Nigeria. They ...

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Stronger evidence for a weaker Atlantic overturning

Atlantic

The Atlantic overturning – one of Earth’s most important heat transport systems, pumping warm water northwards and cold water southwards – is weaker today than any time before in more than 1,000 years. Sea surface temperature data analysis provides new evidence that this major ocean circulation has slowed down by roughly 15 percent since the middle of the 20th century, according to ...

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