Science & Tech

U.S. Consulate promotes STEM education, introduces Drone Soccer Competition in Lagos

The United States government is committed to supporting programs that promote STEM education and provide students with opportunities to contribute to creating sustainable and inclusive economic prosperity in Nigeria. On Saturday, the U.S. Consulate General in collaboration with the Global Air Drone Academy and the Lagos State Ministry of Education …

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National Association of Resident Doctors(NARD) Suspends Indefinite Strike After Two Months

OSBCOctober 4, 2021 The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has suspended its almost two months old industrial action. Resident doctors had in August embarked on an indefinite strike following a disagreement with the federal government over the non-availability of medical equipment at public tertiary hospitals. Efforts by the federal government or …

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Buhari approves appointment of board for NASENI institutes

The appointment is for the deployment and application of appropriate science and engineering technology for solutions to the socio-economic problems in Nigeria. Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha said the appointments were based on merit of seasoned researchers, practicing engineers and scientists. The SGF stated this …

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UCTH makes history with first open heart surgery

OSBCSeptember 17, 2021 The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, on Wednesday made history by successfully carrying out its first open-heart surgery. The development was disclosed by Chief Medical Director, CMD of the hospital, Prof Ikpeme Ikpeme in a statement, yesterday. He said: “On September 15, 2021, at 6.43 pm, …

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South Korea fines Google for Abusing Position

OSBCSeptember 14, 2021 The antitrust regulator said Google’s terms with device makers on using its operating system restricted competition. A South Korean antitrust regulator has fined Alphabet Inc’s Google 207 billion won ($176.64m) for blocking customized versions of its Android operating system (OS), in the US technology giant’s second setback …

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