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COVID-19 : ‘Security Personnel’ Obstruct Abuja Mobile Court Proceedings

By Laide Akinboade, Abuja Some alleged uniformed security personnel obstructed the proceedings of mobile court,at Life Camp District, Abuja where one of the Federal Capital Territory  (FCT)  COVID -19 Mobile Courts was sitting. The personnel insisted that a taxi driver who was arrested and brought to the court for overloading

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Welcoming Kaigama as New Catholic Archbishop of Abuja

There were significant changes in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the nation’s capital, Abuja, recently. The Pontiff, Pope Francis, announced the retirement of Cardinal John  Olorunfemi  Onaiyekan, 75, as Archbishop of the Catholic Diocese of Abuja and   the appointment of his successor, former Archbishop of Jos, Ignatius Ayau  Kaigama.   We welcome

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Abuja kidnapping: NSCDC Loses Official

By Laide Akinboade  The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC),  official  Attah Aku, a Chief Supreintendant (CSP),  that was shot during kidnapping incidence in Pegi, Abuja, on the   October 7,  2019, has died. Attah died in Gwagwalada Specialist Hospital, on Sunday,  as a result of complications from the gun shot wound he sustained  during the kidnapping

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AfDB Inaugurates Information Centre in Abuja

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Friday, inaugurated its public information centre in Abuja to provide structured access to the bank’s operations in Nigeria and across Africa. The centre is named “Leopold Senghor Public Information Centre of the Nigeria Country Department, African Development Bank’’.Inaugurating the centre, Mr Ebrima Faal,

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International Science,Communication Conference Holds in Abuja

The second International Conference on Science Communication and Development in Africa shall hold in Abuja, Nigeria from October 17 -19, 2019 at the National Universities Commission Auditorium, Maitama-Abuja. The Executive Director, Institute of Strategic and Development Communication (ISDEVCOM), Professor Emmanuel Dandaura announced that the conference, which is jointly organized by the Nasarawa State University, Keffi and the University of Makerere, Kampala, Uganda will bring together over 250 key scholars, policymakers, scientists, communication specialist, andlegislators across Africa. Dandaura noted that the theme of the conference “Humanising Science- Optimizing innovation and Communication for   Development in Africa” is critical at this point in time in Africa, as it will enhance necessary change in the continent. The Conference is strategic at this point in time, as critical information, as it will ensure that the common man benefits from the scientific researches being conducted in Africa. The conference will also provide opportunities for inventors to exhibit their scientific products as well as drive discussions that could improve policy governing science, communication and research in Africa. The conference  will be opened Mohammed Abdullahi, Minister of State Science and Technology as chairman. Emeka Nwajiuba, Minster of State Education shall declare the exhibition open while the special guest of honour H.E. Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule, Executive Governor of Nasarawa state shall declare the conference open. Other dignitaries expected are Legislators, top government officials, media professionals and scholars from many Africa countries. The conference will also create an opportunity to connect with aglobal network of science journalists and communication specialists who are passionate about how the public can benefit from science and innovations. “As we all know that science plays a major role in human development, because intrinsically, it attempts to provide solution to identified human challenges, and seek to impact society positively” However, in most developed countries, there is a wide margin between available scientific findings/inventions, and the application of such to improve the day to daylives of the populace. Communication is central to the process of scientific research, and facilitates the uptake of the findings in such a way as toimpact human lives positively. “It is against the background and more that the Nasarawa State University, Keffi and the University of Makerere, Kampala,Uganda are partnering with many local and international organisations to host the conference which is expected to be hosted across African cities in rotation

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