• Onu, Adamu, make case for indigenous engineers

    Onu, Adamu, make case for indigenous engineers

    The current serving ministers have stressed the need to engage the services of indigenous scientists and engineers to correct the mistakes of the past.

    The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, and his Water Resources counterpart, Suleiman Adamu, made the appeal at the 38th annual conference, dinner and general meeting of the Association for Consulting Engineering in Nigeria (ACEN) with the theme, “Formulating a national action plan towards integrating Nigerian consultants into national development – A case for inclusiveness.”

    Onu […]

  • Why Buhari should suspend Amaechi, Onu – Onuesoke explains

    Why Buhari should suspend Amaechi, Onu – Onuesoke explains

    Following the suspension of judges for alleged corruption, Delta State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, on Thursday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to equally suspend Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, and Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu.

    He said they should be suspended for allegedly trying to pervert the course of justice.

    He maintained that the government that claims to be fighting a war on corruption should use the suspension of the ministers as an example of its […]

  • Amaechi, Ngige, Onu are Biafra problem – MASSOB/BIM

    Amaechi, Ngige, Onu are Biafra problem – MASSOB/BIM

    Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and Biafra Independent Movement (BIM) yesterday criticised the Ministers of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Labour, Chris Ngige and Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, over their stand against the actualisation of Biafra Republic.

    The Biafra agitators said it was unfortunate that the three ministers who were supposed to be in forefront of the struggle were making it very difficult to realise the agenda.

    Delta North zonal leader of the group, Mr. Chinedu Amaefieobu, […]

  • Leave Amaechi, Onu alone – APC tells S’Court judges

    Leave Amaechi, Onu alone – APC tells S’Court judges

    According to reports, the Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Sunday told the two embattled Supreme Court judges, John Inyang Okoro and Sylvester Ngwuta to leave Rotimi Amaechi and Ogbonnaya Onu out of their current ordeal.

    The two judges had in their separate letters to the Chief of Nigeria (CJN) alleged that Onu, minister of science and technology and Amaechi, transport minister, approached them to pervert justices in some election appeal cases.

    ‎However, speaking on the matter, the […]

  • Onu rejects Umahi’s car gift

    Onu rejects Umahi’s car gift

    Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has turned down a Lexus Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) presented to him by the Ebonyi State Governor, Chief David Umahi, as an elder statesman of the state.

    Onu, who governed Abia State between 1992 and 1993, from where Ebonyi was carved out in 1996, urged the governor, to pay him his pension entitlements, instead.

    The minister in a letter referenced HMST/FMST/036/Vol.IV/595 dated August 16, 2016, entitled: “Re-state recognition for an elder statesman”, and addressed […]

  • Don’t lose hope – Onu tells Nigerians

    Don’t lose hope – Onu tells Nigerians

    Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology, has implored Nigerians not to give in to discouragement and despair amid present harsh economic realities they have been grappling with, assuring that the hardship would not last forever.

    Onu who gave the advice at the weekend while delivering the 4th Convocation Lecture at the Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja, said President Buhari led administration would deliver on its campaign promises to the citizenry.

    He lamented that Nigerians are currently passing through excruciating pains […]

  • Nigeria to begin production of cement for road construction – says Onu

    Nigeria to begin production of cement for road construction – says Onu

    Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Minister of Science and Technology says research is ongoing to produce cement for road construction in the country.

    Onu disclosed this at the Forum of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday.

    According to him, production of indigenous cement for road becomes necessary due to the way some asphalt built roads get damaged, causing hardship to road users.

    “We’ve asked Nigerian Building and Road Research Institute (NIBRRI), to commence research in concrete because we have seen that using […]

  • Nigeria has no reason to be poor, says Onu

    Nigeria has no reason to be poor, says Onu

    The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonaya Onu, has asserted that Nigeria has no reason being a poor nation or its people go hungry considering the vast natural resources the country is blessed with in almost every part of the country.

    The Minister says the reasons Nigerian is presently facing hard times was because past governments always paid lip service to the issue of diversifying the economy but ended up doing nothing, not even oil and gas which has enormous […]

  • I will use only locally-made vehicles once the 2016 Budget is implemented, says Onu

    I will use only locally-made vehicles once the 2016 Budget is implemented, says Onu

    OnuThe Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, on Monday stated that as soon as the federal government begins the implementation of the 2016 budget, he would only ride in cars made in Nigeria.

    He also declared that all 17 agencies under the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology would be advised to use only Nigerian made cars, stressing that the move was to promote the use of made in Nigeria goods.

    Onu made the declaration when he played host to […]