Why African Universities Must Have Innovation Hub 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 Hub 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)

Vitamin B Supplement Linked to Cancer in Men – New Discovery

A group of researchers examined the association between long-term use of supplemental B vitamins and lung cancer risk. They discovered that vitamin B supplements are not chemopreventive for lung cancer and may be harmful. This was published recently in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. B vitamins are a class of water-soluble vitamins that play important… Read More Vitamin B Supplement Linked to Cancer in Men – New Discovery

Mysterious Strain of Anthrax is Killing Chimpanzees in African Rainforests

A strange breed of anthrax bacterium killed more than half of the dead chimpanzees analysed in new research from Africa – and scientists say the fatal infection could wipe out the local chimp population in the Ivory Coast. As grave as the findings are, the greater implications of the Bacillus cereus biovar anthracis (Bcbva) bacterium… Read More Mysterious Strain of Anthrax is Killing Chimpanzees in African Rainforests