SMEDAN to train 52 inmates on entrepreneurial skills

The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) is set to equip 52 inmates with entrepreneurial skills toward improving their lives and the nation’s socio-economic state. Lagos State Coordinator of SMEDAN, Mr Yinka Fisher, made the disclosure on Tuesday in Lagos. Fisher said the empowerment programme for the inmates would assist them to reintegrate successfully into society after prison, become self-reliant and live a productive life. He said the programme would be done in collaboration with the Nigerian Prison Service, Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) and Covenant University.…

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Nestlé Nigeria introduces GOLDEN MORN Puffs breakfast cereal

In its continued quest to provide families with more healthier and delicious food choices, Nestlé Nigeria has introduced its new breakfast cereal, GOLDEN MORN Puffs. Introducing the product on Wednesday at a Media Executive Meeting in Lagos, Nestle’s Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Mrs. Victoria Uwadoka, said it was made purely from grains and cereals. “GOLDEN MORN Puffs is proudly produced in Nigeria for Nigerians. It is fortified with vitamins and iron to contribute to the efforts to address micronutrient deficiency in the country. “Micronutrient deficiency is the lack…

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NNPC boss calls for partnership between academia, industry

The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Maikanti Baru, has called for more collaboration between the academia and the oil and gas industry on research, to attract investments into country. Baru, represented by the Managing Director, Nigeria Engineering and Technical Company (NETCO), Mr. Silky Aliyu, made the call at the 1st National Education Summit organised by the Oil and Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria (OGTAN) in Lagos. The summit was tagged “Sustaining Local Content Through Quality Education and Training, Prospects and Challenges’. He stressed the need for…

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FIIRO calls for deeper synergy between research institutes, universities

Director-General, Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi (FIIRO), Prof. Gloria Elemo, called for deeper synergy between research institutes and universities toward commercialising research products. Elemo made the call on Thursday in Lagos. She said collaboration among universities, research institutions and industries was critical for the development of skills, creation of innovation and technology transfer. Elemo said such linkages would help to coordinate research and development agendas, avoid duplications, exploit synergies and complementarities of scientific and technological capabilities. “It is a known fact that innovation is one of the economic currencies…

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Kwara partners FG on Chinkada International Border Market

Kwara State Government says it will partner with the Federal Government to open an international border market in Chinkada, Baruteen Local Government Area of the state. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Cooperatives, Alhaji Bayo Onimago, made the disclosure on Thursday on the sidelines of the ongoing Kwara Trade Fair in Ilorin. “The international border market in Chikanda is an initiative in which the state government will collaborate with the Federal Ministry of Trade, Industry and Investment. Space has been marked for the trans-border trading and the process is…

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‘China’s opening-up policy measures not related to trade row with U.S.’

The new measures China has taken within its opening-up policy, which was announced by the country’s leader are not designed to solve the trade conflict with the U.S., Chinese Foreign Ministry’s Spokesman Geng Shuang said on Wednesday. In an address to the Boao Forum for Asia on Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping said that Beijing planned to reduce import tariffs for vehicles and other goods. “As well as take steps to attract foreign capital to the Chinese market as part of his reforms to open up China’s economy to foreign…

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Russia’s S-400: The Ultimate Weapon to Kill U.S. Fighters and Bombers in Syria?

The U.S. and Israeli air forces have dealt with surface-to-air missile-defense networks before in Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD) operations. Early SAM suppression missions undertaken by American and Israeli “Wild Weasel” aircraft in the Vietnam and Yom Kippur Wars sometimes delivered results, but also incurred substantial losses. In 1982, Israel launched Operation Mole Cricket 19 targeting Syrian SAM sites using nearly a hundred F-15 and F-4 Phantom fighters supported by E-2 radar planes. In a matter of hours, they succeeded in knocking out thirty Syrian SAM sites without losing a single…

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Success for Air Liquide’s Turbo-Brayton-1050 for boil-off gas reliquefaction

Air Liquide has successfully commissioned a Turbo-Brayton-1050 for Boil-Off Gas reliquefaction onboard the Samsung Heavy Industry built LNG carrier, yard Hull Number 2130, named GasLog Genoa. The vessel is a 174 000 m3 LNG newbuilding operated by Gaslog. Air Liquide has demonstrated the performance capabilities of the Turbo-Brayton-1050 (TBF-1050) cryogenic unit with results that exceeded the guaranteed values. A second TBF-1050 unit will also be commissioned on a sister vessel being built at the same yard. The range also extends to equipment that is just as compact as this product but with…

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Ready Manufacturer One: Game on for Industrial VR

While pop culture predicts VR will be the death of us, actual industrial use cases in research labs and industrial environments hint at its current potential: speeding design, boosting productivity, and giving workers more freedom. Immersive virtual reality has been promised for a long time, and it’s made great leaps forward in the last few years. It first appeared in various forms throughout the 20th century, most visibly in science-fiction movies that posed the question: if we can escape to a virtual world, should we? It’s the premise of Steven…

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China’s president pledges to reduce investment restrictions, tariffs on auto industry 

BEIJING – China’s President Xi Jinping pledged Tuesday to significantly lower import tariffs for vehicles, ease restrictions on foreign investment in the auto industry and generally work harder to import more goods that his country needs, to reduce trade imbalances. The pledges were not new but could be seen as an attempt by China to defuse a deepening conflict over trade with the United States. Speaking at the Boao Economic Forum on the southern Chinese island of Hainan, Xi pledged to “significantly broaden market access” for foreign companies, including a pledge to ease…

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