The Nigerian PhD student in the Department of Chemistry, University of Ilorin, who developed an anti-tuberculosis metal drug in India, Mrs. Misitura Lawal-Arowona, on Friday emerged third in an International Conclave holding in Chennai, India.
Mrs. Lawal-Arowona who participated with 21 other DBT-TWAS Fellows came third in the Poster Presentation while another researcher, Shivanshu Kumar Tiwari, a Nepalese from the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, emerged first in the contest.
The First Conclave of DBT-TWAS Fellows with the theme: “Achievement of Capacity Building in Developing Nations” was organised by the Department of Biotechnology, India in Chennai, from 8th to 9th August, 2019.
The Nigerian scholar who attended the event along with her Research Guide and Professor of Chemistry, at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, India, Rajendrasinh Jadeja, vowed to continue to make Nigeria proud globally.
It would be recalled that Lawal-Arowona recently developed a drug that promises to be potent in the treatment of tuberculosis (TB), an infectious disease that usually attacks the lungs.
According to the publication, the metal attached anti-TB drug developed by Arowona, has improved the efficiency of the anti-TB drugs compared to normal drugs that are consumed globally.
It said that Nigeria is among the 14 high burden countries for TB, TB/HIV and multi-drug resistant TB.
“The country is ranked seventh among the 30 high TB burden countries and second in Africa and the problem of TB in Nigeria have been made worse by the issues of drug resistant TB and the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Lawal-Arowona, a lecturer at the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero is undertaking her Doctoral Degree Programme at the University of Ilorin under the supervision of Prof. Joshua Obaleye, a former Dean, Faculty of Science.
Tribute as KAM Holding’s boss marks birthday
By Arowona Abdulazeez
Success is neither for the swifter nor the strong, rather, achievementss and sustainable championship move with hard work, sincerity of purpose, fervent prayers and firm uphold of trust in God.
As Nigeria marked her 59 years anniversary of nationhood some 16 days ago, as an independent country from the British colonialists on 1st October 2019, another patriotic Nigerian, nationalist of repute, renown industrialist, philanthropist par excellence, a bridge-builder, fabricator and innovator, a family man, community leader, devout religious fellow, an advocate of humility, a global citizen with strong passion for equality, fairness and justice is up for celebration today. READ ALSO:Breaking…KAMWIRE CEO emerges as new Chairman of Basic Metal
He is Kamoru Yusuf, he was born over five decades ago and he has went through all the rudiments of life (within the ambits of the law) to become a renown industrialist with business connections globally.
KAMWIRE as popularly called has his business investments deeply rooted in Nigeria with expansions across Asia continent, wherein many associates and partners are all over the world. His major area of concern is Iron and Steel Products which is one of the bedrocks of Nigeria’s economy.
His business activities spans close to three decades, providing employments opportunities for teeming Nigerians and expatriates, contributing tremendously to the nation’s Internally Generated Revenue, (IGR), providing Community Development Services, supporting Corporate and Government agencies as well as embarking on continuous industrial expansion for the benefit of nation and humanity at large.
Although, it is a truism that kings are born and not made by human-being, but Kamoru’s case further confirmed that his birth and existence in life vis a vis business development, has the endorsement, involvement and existence of God therein being a leading indigenous Steel manufacturer in Nigeria despite all odds/ economic challenges.
A multi-award recipient, the celebrant is;
- Member of the Nigeria Industrial Policy and Competitiveness Advisory Council (Presidency)
- Member of Governing Board of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
- Member of Governing Board of National Metallurgical Development Centre
- Member of National Council of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, (MAN)
- Chairman of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria Kwara/Kogi Chapter
- Chairman of Basic Metal, Iron and Steel Manufacturers
- Chairman of Galvanized Iron and Steel Manufacturers Association, (GISMA)
- Fellow Chemical Society of Nigeria, (FCSN)
- Fellow Metallurgical Society of Nigeria, (FMSN)
- President/Chief Executive Officer of KAM Holding worldwide.
He is on rescue mission of the masses from sorrow and wilderness of economic misfortune, a rare gem, a man with colossus and unprecedented success stories, unique asset of Africa, a quintessential and detribalized Nigerian. READ ALSO:Breaking…KAMWIRE CEO emerges as new Chairman of Basic Metal
He is no doubt, a ‘Philosopher King’ an entrepreneur who single handedly established KAM industry from a mere business to become an organization and finally to become a global institution of repute with strong pillars for sustainable growth and development.
Kamoru dislikes laziness, fraudulent acts and indolence with crude passion with no apology to anyone no matter highly placed. His language is Nigeria first, Nigeria second, Nigeria third and Nigeria always. He buries all his personal desires and prides to glorify God and support for the masses through his business investments. His faith in God is strong and always active with lovely family and dedicated workers in his life. READ ALSO:TRIBUTE…. KAMWIRE’s wife, Bolanle still glowing at 50 (VIDEO)
He relates with all his workers like family members and they also enjoy his warmth approaches towards them, not like a boss, rather, like a friend, brother and father to all. Keep the flag flying sir.
May this day bring about renewed God’s favour, kindness, protections, breakthrough, success, preservations, fulfilment, accomplishments and peace of mind to you as you mark another milestone in the annals of your existence on earth today.
Many happy returns sir. Hip! Hip!! Hip!!! … Huraaaaaaaay
Arowona Abdulazeez,writes via email@example.com
Buhari’s wife finally breaks silence, arrives Nigeria
Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, on Sunday attributed her long stay outside the country to “doctor’s instruction.”
Mrs Buhari disclosed this in an interview she granted journalists shortly after she arrived the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Although she said she was well now, the President’s wife said she still needed more rest.
She said, “I have taken my holiday for this year and it happened that after the holiday, I needed to attend to my health before going to Saudi.
“When I went to Saudi, based on doctor’s instruction, I went back to the UK.
“I am well now but still, I need more rest.” She thanked Nigerians for what she called their contant prayers for her and President Muhammadu Buhari.
97yr-old researcher, John Goodenough wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry
A 97-year-old researcher, John Goodenough, has emerged the oldest Nobel Prize winner across all fields. He is from the United States.
Goodenough is one of three researchers who won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for the development of lithium-ion batteries, paving the way for smartphones and a fossil fuel-free society.
He was born on 25 July 1922, less than two months before the birth of 2018 Physics Prize laureate Arthur Ashkin.
Goodenough, Britain’s Stanley Whittingham, and Japan’s Akira Yoshino will share the nine million Swedish kronor (about $914,000 or 833,000 euros) prize equally, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.
“This lightweight, rechargeable and powerful battery is now used in everything from mobile phones to laptops and electric vehicles… (and) can also store significant amounts of energy from solar and wind power, making possible a fossil fuel-free society,” the jury said.
“Lithium batteries have revolutionised our lives since they first entered the market in 1991,” and were “of the greatest benefit to humankind”.
This year’s Nobel season kicked off on Monday with the Medicine Prize awarded to Americans William Kaelin and Gregg Semenza, and Britain’s Peter Ratcliffe
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