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

South Africa Pushes to Focus Her Science Reseach on National Problems

South Africa’s government is updating the country’s 1996 legislation document that governs the country’s science, technology and innovation activities and agencies with the aim to refocus research efforts on poverty, unemployment, drought and other national problems. According to Nature, The final draft shifts the focus of South Africa’s science sector towards business-led innovation that tackles… Read More South Africa Pushes to Focus Her Science Reseach on National Problems

Why African Universities Must Have Innovation Hubs on Campus

University-led innovation hubs have been a norm globally, except in Africa. The Famous Silicon Valley in the United States developed around the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford universities, while key European knowledge regions developed at the Sophia Antipolis high-tech park in Côte d’Azur, France, and the Leuven region in Belgium. This geographical proximity… Read More Why African Universities Must Have Innovation Hubs on Campus

Meet Nigerian Scientist & Engineer Dr Uyi Stewart who Cofounded IBM Research – Africa Lab

Dr Osamuyimen (Uyi) Stewart was a top scientist and engineer at IBM and co-founded the IBM Research – Africa Lab, the newest laboratory in IBM’s global network of twelve research labs, Dr Stewart who joined IBM Research in 2005 from AT&T Labs worked with IBM Research for fourteen (14) years and rose to the position… Read More Meet Nigerian Scientist & Engineer Dr Uyi Stewart who Cofounded IBM Research – Africa Lab

How African Scientists Manage to Deliver Sound Science

Reseach environment in Africa is very different from those in developed or rich countries. African scientists face a lot of changes resulting from limited resources or security problems due to conflict. While scientists in rich countries have access to research funds and well-equipped and fully functioning laboratories, African scientists lack basic provisions including dependable electricity,… Read More How African Scientists Manage to Deliver Sound Science

The Engineering Feat of Defunct Biafran Research and Production Group (RAP)

The Red devil and Genocide Armoured tanks, and the Ogbunigwe bombs are some of the greatest indigenous military engineering that has come out from Nigeria and the Biafran Research and Production group (RAP) is the greatest indigenous research, development and production organisation ever established in Nigeria. They Red devil, Genocide, and Ogbunigwe are war weapons… Read More The Engineering Feat of Defunct Biafran Research and Production Group (RAP)