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Africa on the brink of polio eradication
African research in danger due to low prioritisation
Lack of leadership hinders Nigeria’s nuclear road map


Is Africa ready for safe nuclear power?

As Japan's nuclear accidents send shockwaves round the world, Alex Abutu explores whether Africa is ready to provide safe ...



Report laments Nigeria’s agricultural research failings

Agricultural research institutes in Nigeria are lacking infrastructure and people power, a report has found.



Nigeria’s science minister calls for demand-driven R&D

Nigeria's science minister wants industry to start commercialising the country's own research results instead of importing technology.



Nigeria’s science committee laments severe budget cuts

Nigerian scientists must come to terms with a massive cut to the capital development budget.



Google Earth Engine launched in Cancun

Google's free satellite image database aims to help researchers, but experts are sceptical of its value to the developing ...



Bamboo can capture carbon fast, says report

Carefully managed bamboo plantations could capture carbon dioxide, a press conference at the Cancun climate meeting has heard.



Nigerian researchers to benefit from industry fund

Nigeria is on the road to enforcing compulsory donations from multi-national companies to fund the country's research and development.



Nigeria rethinks ‘failed’ science policy

Nigeria is planning another science policy that will support the country's ambitious development plans.



Sufferers urge progress on sickle cell drug Nicosan

As supplies of Nicosan, the Nigerian sickle cell drug, run dry, patients are growing desperate for production to resume.


Alex Abutu

Alex Abutu


Alex Abutu writes for SciDev.Net and a wide range of publications, including University World News, Lancet, OOSKA World Water Report and Genetic Literacy Project.
He is a veteran science journalist from Nigeria and a former editor with Daily Trust Newspaper. In 2009, he was honoured by the World Federation of Science Journalists as one of the four journalists that changed the world with their investigative reporting.
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Languages spoken: English
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Areas of interest: STEM, Agriculture, Health, Climate Change
Topic of interests: Climate change, Diseases, hunger, research
Local/Demographic Interests: Nigeria, Sub-Saharan Africa

Professional memberships: African Federation of Science Journalists, World Federation of Science Journalists, Nigeria Association of Science Journalists, Nigeria Union of Journalists.