Making Chemical Products is not that Strange, it is Similar to Cooking Your Favourite Soup

“Look around you and tell me what is not chemistry?” was written on the door of one of my professors in the University in my undergraduate days. This statement was more effective in making me understand chemistry than many of the classes I attend. It made me look for chemistry in everything around me and… Read More Making Chemical Products is not that Strange, it is Similar to Cooking Your Favourite Soup

5 African Countries with the Most Patent Applications – WIPO 2018 Report

The number of patents applied for and registered is one way to measure innovation and development in an organisation or a country, as patents are rights protecting the outcomes of an innovation process or invention. According to World Intellectual Property Indicators of 2018, 3.17 million Patents were filed for various inventions worldwide by individuals, companies… Read More 5 African Countries with the Most Patent Applications – WIPO 2018 Report

NBA Basketball Star, Andre Iguodala Joins Jumia Board of Directors

According to a Press release sent to Scitech Africa, Jumia, a leading e-commerce platform in Africa has added Andre Iguodala, an NBA star player and tech “ambassador” on its Board of Directors. Andre Iguodala plays for the three-time reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors and is widely recognized for his interest and knowledge in technology… Read More NBA Basketball Star, Andre Iguodala Joins Jumia Board of Directors

The Potentials of Wearable Devices for Tackling Healthcare Challenges in Africa

My first experience with any wearable device was with a cheaply-made clip-on pedometer. All that did was track my steps the few times I remembered to clip it on my body. To say it was a nuisance will be an understatement. Fast forward a few years later, I was able to afford my first Fitbit… Read More The Potentials of Wearable Devices for Tackling Healthcare Challenges in Africa

Nigeria has over 70,000 PhDs, Nearly 10,000 are Unemployed Despite Shortage of Qualified Lecturers

The recent Unemployment and underemployment report (Q4 2017- Q3 2018) released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) once again showed alarming figures for the unemployment rate in Nigeria, reporting a national unemployment rate of 23%. Worrying, but that’s not the gist in this article. The report contained some stat that caught my attention. First… Read More Nigeria has over 70,000 PhDs, Nearly 10,000 are Unemployed Despite Shortage of Qualified Lecturers

Why Developing New Drugs in Africa is an Effective Way to Develop its Pharmaceutical Industry

Several United Nation agencies have raised concerns about the high underdevelopment of Africa’s pharmaceutical industry and the need to develop the local industry to tackle the high disease burden and the low public sector access to medication in the continent. The UN Economic Commission for Africa estimates that public sector access to medication is less… Read More Why Developing New Drugs in Africa is an Effective Way to Develop its Pharmaceutical Industry