It is High Time Nigeria Invested in Climate-Smart Agriculture

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has at the beginning of 2019 predicted a late onset of rainfall and early cessation of rainfall in most parts of the country and has warned that the extreme parts of the north would be the worst hit. The agency had predicted that the 2019 onset of the growing season… Read More It is High Time Nigeria Invested in Climate-Smart Agriculture

Study Shows Yam was First Domesticated Between Eastern Ghana & Western Nigeria

There are generations of studies of domesticated plants such as wheat, rice, potatoes etc, in Europe, the Middle East as well as in Asia and the Americas. These studies range from Genome sequencing of plants to plant domestication but Africa has very much lagged behind. Little is known about the genes or DNA of most of… Read More Study Shows Yam was First Domesticated Between Eastern Ghana & Western Nigeria

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

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