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How we’re using technology to sanitise elections in Nigeria – INEC

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it building trust among the Nigerian electorate which had almost lost hope in the country’s electoral processes. Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu With the latest experience where new technology adopted by the umpire has proved effective and discovered multiple registration in the Anambra gubernatorial elections, the agency has further reiterated ...

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Strong supportive voices for biotechnology crucial for technology uptake in Africa, says expert

Dr. Emmanuel Okogbenin

Strong supportive voices for agricultural biotechnology are crucial for the effective deployment and utilisation of biotechnology for improved crop productivity in Africa. Further, more emphasis should be placed on farmer benefits and consumer preferences if biotechnology is to make impact. Dr. Emmanuel Okogbenin This was said by Dr. Emmanuel Okogbenin, Director of Programme Development and Commercialisation at AATF, during the ...

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Biosafety agency leverages technology in producing safe GMO plants

Dr Rufus Ebegba

The National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) says it is partnering with sister organisations in its commitment to leveraging technology towards ensuring that only safe Genetically Modified (GM) plants are produced for consumption in Nigeria. Dr Rufus Ebegba, Director General, National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) Dr Rufus Ebegba, NBMA Director-General, made this known at a conference held with the partners in ...

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Technology adoption leads to increased income for fish farmers in DR Congo

DR Congo

Fisheries and aquaculture sector constitutes an essential source of economic activity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), surpassing livestock, accounting for 12% of agricultural GDP. The industry contributes to 40% of total animal protein intake in the country. Fish harvest from floating cages on Lake Kivu The annual average per capita fish consumption is about 5.9 kg – very ...

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Develop ideas, technology to solve environmental issues, Society urges members

Dorothy Bassey

The Nigerian Environmental Society (NES) has urged its members to work with the available data to develop ideas, projects and technology that will solve environmental issues. National President, Nigerian Environmental Society (NES), Dr Dorothy Bassey Its National President, Dr Dorothy Bassey, made the plea at the inauguration of Anambra State Chapter of the society on Saturday, March 27, 2021 in Awka, ...

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Zambian president calls for technology to harvest rainwater

Edgar Lungu

Zambian President Edgar Lungu on Monday, January 11, 2021 called on technocrats in the water sector to come up with technologies that will help in harvesting rainwater. Zambian President, Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Photo credit: Bernd von Jutrczenka/dpa While acknowledging the good rains the country continues enjoying during the rainy season, the Zambian leader expressed concern that the country lacked technology ...

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Technology can ease adaptation to effects of changing world, climate – Melbourne

Sean Melbourne

Speaking at “ClimateLaunchPad NIGERIA” on Thursday, August 20, 2020, Head of Climate Change and Energy, West Africa, British High Commission, Sean Melbourne, emphasises that technology can help to adapt to the changing world, as well as reduce harmful effects of climate change Sean Melbourne, Head of Climate Change & Energy, West Africa, British High Commission Abuja Citizens, communities, and economies ...

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Industrialists, scientists seek ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’ in Amazon region

Carlos Nobre

Drawing on biodiversity and biomimetics, new innovation model proposes to use science, cutting-edge technology and indigenous knowledge to carve out new path for development in Amazon region Latin American scientists and entrepreneurs on Friday published an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that would turn the biodiversity and biomimetic assets of the Amazon and the knowledge of its ...

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Governments, NGOs vote against genetic extinction technologies

Dr. Angelika Hilbeck

International group of scientists, conservationists and leading environmental advocates have rejected potentially dangerous genetic engineering tool As thousands of government representatives and conservationists convene in Oahu, Hawai’i this week for the 2016 World Conservation Congress, international conservation and environmental leaders are sounding the alarm about the use of gene drives – a controversial new synthetic biology technology intended to intentionally ...

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Speakers at Lagos TechPlus 2016 emerge


Leaders in industry, government and other technology thought leaders have been announced as speakers at Nigeria’s largest tech event, TechPlus2016, holding next month in Lagos. TechPlus 2016, the second edition of Nigeria’s largest tech event, is a gathering of everything technology providing a robust tripartite tech experience through its conference, exhibition and gaming structures while serving as a platform for ...

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