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I didn’t  do my research before joining Bolton Wanderers from PSG – Jay-Jay Okocha
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I didn’t do my research before joining Bolton Wanderers from PSG – Jay-Jay Okocha

Nigeria legend, Austin Jay-Jay Okocha, has insisted that he didn’t do his research before joining Bolton Wanderers from Paris Saint-Germain in 2002. Okocha shocked many football fans when he left French Ligue 1 giants PSG for Bolton in the Premier League nineteen years ago. Though PSG was not a top club then when Okocha left, it was still a surprise to see the former Super Eagles captain leave for Bolton, who were battling relegation in the Premier League then. But Okocha has now revealed he did not know Bolton’s status in the Premier League before signing, adding that it took him a lot of time before he settled in the club. “Well, I will say that it’s obvious I didn’t do my research before signing for Bolton,” Okocha told Ally McCoist and Gabriel Agbonlahor on their Talkspor...
Gov. Akeredolu Encourages Pharmacists to Research More on Indian Hemp
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Gov. Akeredolu Encourages Pharmacists to Research More on Indian Hemp

The Ondo State Governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, has charged pharmacists in Nigeria to conduct an in-depth research into the various uses of cannabis sativa also known as Indian hemp, for medicinal purposes. The governor stated this at the 40th Anniversary and the 2021 Association of Community Pharmacists of Nigeria National Scientific Conference held in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital. This was contained in a statement made available to journalists by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Richard Olatunde, on Wednesday, August 31. In the statement, Akeredolu said research into cannabis for medicinal purposes was needed as it is one of the pathways to the control its cultivation. He said: "In Ogbese (community in Ondo State), we can have a farm where NDLEA will be in char...
Lagos ranked 56th Safest City in the world
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Lagos ranked 56th Safest City in the world

Lagos has ranked 56th safest city in the world in a research list published by The Economist The research, which is published by The Economist every two years, ranked Copenhagen in Denmark as the safest city in the world, a position previously held by Tokyo.   The report ranked the safety ratings of cities around the world based on five distinct categories: Digital Security, Health Security, Infrastructure Security, Personal Security, and the newly incorporated Environmental Security. Copenhagen outranked former leaders Tokyo in four out of the five categories, with the Japanese capital only ranking higher on health security. The Danish capital received an overall safety score of 82.4 and was closely followed by Toronto which was scored 82.2. Despite this, th...
Abdulsalam Mahmud: On NITDA bill and Kashifu’s integrity
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Abdulsalam Mahmud: On NITDA bill and Kashifu’s integrity

While major players in the Information Technology sector are still debating the so-called controversial provisions in a proposed bill in the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) Act, the Director-General/CEO of agency, Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi has proven to be forthright and focused tech savvy. Kashifu Abdullahi early in the year disclosed that to keep up with the pace of innovation that has swept the country, there should be a realignment of the Act with “tenets and ideals of the Fourth Industrial Revolution” and Nigeria’s Digital Economy Policy. He said the objectives of NITDA’s Act has always been to create a regulatory framework for the development of the Nigerian information technology sector and digital economy, including promoting and implementation of pol...
Babies born during the Covid-19 Pandemic ‘have Lower IQs’ – New Research says
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Babies born during the Covid-19 Pandemic ‘have Lower IQs’ – New Research says

Scientists from Brown University in Rhode Island have found that Children born during the Covid pandemic may have lower IQs. According to the research, babies born since March 2020 have worse cognitive, verbal and motor skills than children who entered the world before coronavirus and it maybe due to reduced interactions during lockdowns. Average IQs for children aged three months to three years old dropped from around 100 in the decade before the pandemic to 79 during the pandemic. The research adds that the drop in IQ was worse in boys and those from poorer backgrounds, scientists said. Lockdowns have meant children have significantly less interaction with the outside world, leading to 'shockingly' low cognitive development. Whether or not the fall in development will ...
FG Changes name of Science Ministry
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FG Changes name of Science Ministry

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the change of name of Ministry of Science and Technology to Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation. Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation Dr Ogbonnaya Onu said the name change is expected to bring about a shift in research and development that is industry and services’ demand-driven. Onu said;   “This development will help us bring about a shift in Research and Development (R&D) that is industry and services’ demand-driven, resulting in rapid commercialization and ultimately improved global competitiveness ranking of Nigeria." It was further learnt that the new name will be gazetted to enable legal and policy frameworks as backup for institutional and organisational arrangements, effective coordination of the ...
My Step Brother Renamed I and my Sisters – Actress Belinda Effah says as she changes her Name to Grace-Charis Bassey
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My Step Brother Renamed I and my Sisters – Actress Belinda Effah says as she changes her Name to Grace-Charis Bassey

Actress Belinda Effah has announced that she has changed her name to Grace-Charis Bassey. In an Instagram post the actress shared, she revealed that her step brother renamed her and her sisters because he thought they needed an English name. In another post, she said that she needed to change her name after learning that it meant "pretty serpent". The actress wrote; I Bore The Name Belinda Without Knowing The Meaning- Pretty Serpent. Faster Forward To When People Started Asking Me The Meaning Of My Name . I Decided To Research The Meaning Of My Name . Story Continues In Next Post Dear World Please Kindly Endeavor To Effect My Name Change Grace-Charis Bassey Effah (GCB), This Is my Decision. No Offense To Those Bearing Linda or Belinda, as I Respect Every Linda’s out Th...
We’re Researching on how Blood Plasma can be Used to Treat COVID-19 cases – Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie
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We’re Researching on how Blood Plasma can be Used to Treat COVID-19 cases – Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie

The Minister of Health, Ehanire Osagie has revealed that they working on using plasma from the blood of recovered Coronavirus patients to treat people infected with the virus. He revealed this at a news conference to commemorate the World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). Ehanire said the plasma of patients who recovered from COVID-19 is called convalescent plasma, and further urged Nigerians to donate blood to save the lives of those in need.   The Minister said; “It is believed that persons who suffered COVID-19 and have recovered will have antibodies inside their plasma, which can be used to treat others. “It can be used to treat others who are not able to build antibody fast enough or those who are suffering from a severe form of the virus. “Yes, our research centres a...
RMRDC Boss, Hussain Ibrahim Lists ‘Kilishi’ As Research Breakthrough In Senate
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RMRDC Boss, Hussain Ibrahim Lists ‘Kilishi’ As Research Breakthrough In Senate

There was a mild drama at the Senate on Monday when the Director-General of the Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Professor Hussain Ibrahim, identified the development of Kilishi technology as its major breakthrough since the agency’s creation, 33 years ago. Ibrahim, who appeared before the Senate Committee on Science and Technology to brief the senators on the activities of his agency, caused a stir when he said the Kilishi technology was the only major breakthrough it had successfully developed for commercial use. Kilishi is a locally spiced roasted meat made of beef, and it is very popular in the northern part of Nigeria. The Chairman of the Senate panel, Senator Uche Ekwunife, had asked the DG to tell Nigerians what specific raw material the agency had succes...
US Says China Is Trying To Steal COVID-19 Vaccine Research
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US Says China Is Trying To Steal COVID-19 Vaccine Research

US authorities warned Wednesday that Chinese hackers were attempting to steal coronavirus data on treatments and vaccines, adding fuel to Washington ’ s war with Beijing over the pandemic. The FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said organizations researching COVID- 19 were at risk of “ targeting and network compromise by the People ’s Republic of China . ” They warned that Chinese government - affiliated cyber actors and others were attempting to obtain “ valuable intellectual property and public health data related to vaccines, treatments, and testing from networks and personnel affiliated with COVID- 19-related research. ” “ China’ s efforts to target these sectors pose a significant threat to our nation’ s response to COVID -19 ,” they said . The tw...
Coronavirus Could Be Found In Semen And Spread By Sex, New Research Shows
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Coronavirus Could Be Found In Semen And Spread By Sex, New Research Shows

A new study suggests that men who have recovered from Coronavirus should be advised to abstain from sex in order to avoid passing the virus on via their semen. Patients in China who donated samples several days after their virus symptoms had faded were found to show evidence of Covid-19, Telegraph.co.uk reports. The findings have left scientists worried that the deadly disease could be sexually transmitted, raising the prospect of health chiefs advising people to avoid having sex for a set time after the end of their symptoms. One of the patients in the study, at Shangqui Municipal Hospital in Henan Province, tested positive for Covid-19 in his semen 16 days after coming down with the virus and three days after clinical recovery. “Abstinence or condom use might be considere...
Medical Experts Blast Trump For Suggesting Use Of Disinfectant In Treatment Of Coronavirus
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Medical Experts Blast Trump For Suggesting Use Of Disinfectant In Treatment Of Coronavirus

US President Donald Trump has come under severe criticism after suggesting research into whether coronavirus might be treated by injecting disinfectant into the body. He also appeared to suggest irradiating patients' bodies with UV light. It all happened during Thursday's White House coronavirus task force briefing, William Bryan, acting head of the US Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, presented the results of US government research that indicated Coronavirus appeared to weaken more quickly when exposed to sunlight and heat. The study also showed bleach could kill the virus in saliva or respiratory fluids within five minutes and isopropyl alcohol could kill it even more quickly. While noting the research should be treated with caution, Donald Tr...
Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde Offers To Donate His Blood For Research On A Cure For Coronavirus
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Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde Offers To Donate His Blood For Research On A Cure For Coronavirus

Oyo state governor, Seyi Makinde has expressed willingness to donate his blood to researchers to enable them come up with a cure for Coronavirus. The governor tested positive for COVID-19 in March but recovered quickly after he said he took honey, Vitamin C, and blackseed oil to boost his immune system and fight the deadly virus. Having recovered, he’s volunteering to donate his blood for research. He wrote on Twitter: “We have been advocating for local solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic in Oyo State. So, as a COVID-19 survivor, I volunteered to donate my blood to be studied by our experts researching on the “Evaluation of Post Infection Protection Against SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) in Nigeria.”
Why People Pay As Much As N5m For My ‘Dry Joke’ – AY Reveals
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Why People Pay As Much As N5m For My ‘Dry Joke’ – AY Reveals

Popular comedian, Ayo Makun also known as AY Comedian has fired back at critics by stating that people pay as much as N5million for his ‘dry jokes’ because of grace. He made this known via an exchange on his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote: “I was humble enuf to see my mistake, courageous enuf to admit it, and wise enough to correct it.If u go beyond the insults and do ur research u will find out that 95% of d people buying my tables are not politicians. As for the dry jokes, they pay up to 5M too. It is called GRACE.” I was humble enuf to see my mistake, courageous enuf to admit it, and wise enough to correct it.If u go beyond the insults and do ur research u will find out that 95% of d people buying my tables are not politicians. As for the dry jokes, they pay u...
EU science chief resigns over virus response
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EU science chief resigns over virus response

  The head of the European Research Council has resigned, the EU confirmed on Wednesday, reportedly in protest at the bloc’s handling of its coronavirus response. Mauro Ferrari, who only took over as president of the ERC in January, told the Financial Times he was “extremely disappointed” by the EU’s response to the pandemic, which has hit Italy and Spain particularly hard. A spokesman for the Europan Commission, the bloc’s executive that oversees the ERC, confirmed Ferrari had resigned with immediate effect on Tuesday. “The Commission regrets the resignation of Professor Ferrari at this early stage in his mandate, and at these times of unprecedented crisis in which the role of EU research is key,” the spokesman said in a statement. In a statement to the Financial T...
Dolly Parton Donates $1million For COVID-19 Research
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Dolly Parton Donates $1million For COVID-19 Research

An American singer and song-writer Dolly Parton has announced that she will be donating a sum of $1million to Vanderbilt University towards coronavirus research. ‘The legendary artist disclosed this in a post on her official Instagram handle @dollyparton on Thursday. “My longtime friend Dr. Naji Abumrad, who’s been involved in research at Vanderbilt for many years, informed me that they were making some exciting advancements towards research of the coronavirus for a cure. “I am making a donation of $1million to Vanderbilt towards that research and to encourage people that can afford it to make donations,” she wrote in a statement posted on her official handle with over 3million followers. Parton is one of many American celebrities who have made donations towards amid the ...
Nigerian Lecturers Spend Tetfund Research Grants On Cars, Houses – Tetfund
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Nigerian Lecturers Spend Tetfund Research Grants On Cars, Houses – Tetfund

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has accused lecturers across the country’s public tertiary institutions of diverting research grants to build homes, purchase cars, and engage in other frivolous activities. This is coming days after an allegation of personnel budget inflation levelled against some academic and healthcare institutions including the University of Ibadan, by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC), was made public. Making the fresh allegation in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on Monday, TETFund’s director of research and development, Salihu Bakari, said huge sums of money made available to the individual lecturers, and sometimes their teams for research exercises, conference attendance, among others, are usually misapp...
Google Launches First Developer Space In Nigeria
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Google Launches First Developer Space In Nigeria

Google has been known over the years for its numerous innovations all over the world. The company keeps expanding and staying ahead of many others by touching the lives of many. Yesterday, Google launched its first developer space in Nigeria. According to the Director, Leading Google Business in West Africa, Juliet Ehimuan, She said... "This space, in addition to housing our Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme, will be used for developer training and meetings, innovation, research and startup programs, as well as carrying out our commitment to empowering people through digital skills training." "The Google Developers Space is part of our commitment to fostering vibrancy on the digital technology space and supporting innovation and learning in Nigeria and ultimately, ...
Women with bigger boobs get much worse colds than those with flat chests – new research
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Women with bigger boobs get much worse colds than those with flat chests – new research

Women with bigger boobs may have more of an excuse to call in sick when the colder winter weather rolls round. That's because new research has revealed that women with larger breasts suffer much worse colds and take longer to recover than those with flatter chests. In fact, bigger busts can result in respiratory infections taking twice as long to clear, according to research published in the journal Archives of Sexual Behaviour. It found ladies with F-cup sized breasts carried symptoms of colds, coughs and flu for an average of 8.3 days - compared to just 3.8 days for those with AA busts. Those with bigger breasts were also a staggering 56 times more likely to be prescribed a course of antibiotics. It's thought that fat stored in the boobs can weaken the immune system due to higher ...
Nigerian Universities Break Into Top 500 World University Ranking
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Nigerian Universities Break Into Top 500 World University Ranking

Four Nigerian University have now featured in the Times Higher Education University Rankings. This follows 5 pillars in which the Universities where rigorously measured on; Teaching, Research, Citations, Industry Income and Internationalisation. Covenant emerged no 1 in Nigeria and joint no 4th in Africa. UI emerged no 2 in Nigeria and joint 8th in Africa. Unilag broke into the ranking for the first time, surpassing UNN in 3rd place in Nigeria and 18th in Africa. UNN sits at fourth place in Nigeria with 26th in Africa. OAU fails in it's bid to get included this year.
Photos Show Moment Huge Python Swallowed A Crocodile
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Photos Show Moment Huge Python Swallowed A Crocodile

Photos showing the moment an olive python (Liasis olivaceus) swallowed an Australian freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnstoni) have emerged. The photos demonstrate that in the battle between pythons and crocodiles in the wild, the pythons are kings. According to livescience.com, the photos come courtesy GG Wildlife Rescue Inc., a nonprofit in Australia, which shared them on its Facebook page on May 31. The images were taken near Mount Isa, Queensland, by kayaker Martin Muller. We can not resist also sharing with you to ponder for the weekend about the pecking order in the wild. Pythons are known for their dietary ambition. The large snakes have been found with the remains of everything — from deer larger than themselves and impalas to prickly porcupines — in their bellies. Th...
President Muhammadu Buhari Approves N5b For Research In Tertiary Institutions
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President Muhammadu Buhari Approves N5b For Research In Tertiary Institutions

According to the report available to us President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved N5 billion for research in tertiary institutions. The money will be disbursed by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund through its National Research Fund. Executive Secretary of TETFund, Suleiman Bogoro stated this during the inauguration of a national research fund screening and monitoring committee in Abuja on Tuesday. Prof. Bogoro said the funds would enable scholars of tertiary institutions conduct cutting edge research for the growth and development of the country. He explained that the approval was the highest since the establishment of the National Research Fund in 2009. The executive secretary said the fund covered science, technology and innovation, humanities and social science...
Oyo Is Technically Bankrupt – Governor Makinde
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Oyo Is Technically Bankrupt – Governor Makinde

Just two days after declaring that the state is indebted to the tune of at least N150billion, Governor Seyi Makinde on Tuesday said the state government is technically bankrupt with his administration still looking at ways to salvage the situation and run the government. He said the situation is so critical that, if the state was to be a private entity, he won’t lend a dime to the state government but would advise them to start winding up proceedings. This is as he also promised to make a pronouncement on how to turn around the hitherto moribund Agbowo shopping Complex which he described as eyesore and security threat to both the university and neighbouring communities within the first 100 days of his administration so that it would be of benefit to the state in general. The gover...
Drug importation, not in the interest of Nigerians – SKG boss
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Drug importation, not in the interest of Nigerians – SKG boss

Managing Director of SKG Pharma Limited, Dr. Okey Akpa, has tasked the Federal Government on medicine security, saying “it is not in the interest of national security for Nigeria to depend largely on imported drugs for the health care needs of a population of over 180 million people”. Akpa further called on the Federal Government and other tiers of government to adopt and implement the concept of Medicines Security, a strategic document developed by the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Group of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (PMG-MAN). The concept was developed to ensure that the pharmaceutical industry in Nigeria is encouraged through policy and political will to produce adequate, quality and affordable drugs locally for the health needs of Nigeria. Akpa, who spoke in Lago...
Buratai: We Have Adopted New Technologies To Defeat Boko Haram
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Buratai: We Have Adopted New Technologies To Defeat Boko Haram

The Nigerian army on Saturday said it has adopted new technologies and application of drones in the campaign against Boko Haram insurgents in the north-east. Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff (COAS), disclosed this while fielding questions at a dinner and media interactive session organised for editors and defence correspondents in Maiduguri, Borno state capital. Buratai said the applications of drones and new technologies were critical in modern warfare to ensure successful implementation of the counter-insurgency campaign. He said the army had utilised drones in surveillance and research, adding that the process was effective in the execution of its operations against the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents. Strike: NANS gives FG, ASUU December 31 deadline to resolve differences Bura...
Why Many People Stay In Unhappy Relationships – Scientists Reveal
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Why Many People Stay In Unhappy Relationships – Scientists Reveal

A new study by scientists has thrown more light on why people stay in unhappy relationships. It's a must read!   Illustrative photo (Image: Getty) From being too broke to break up to staying together for the children, there are plenty of reasons people might stay in an unhappy relationship. But according to new research, there’s another huge factor that keeps people plugging away at a coupling that’s really not working. The study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, found that thinking about the other person in the relationship and how much breaking up might impact them has a major influence on deciding whether or not to leave. For the research, scientists explored the possibility that people deciding whether to end a relationship consider not...
IS Editing Nigerian Scientist Emerges Fellow Of American Physical Society 2018
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IS Editing Nigerian Scientist Emerges Fellow Of American Physical Society 2018

Prof. Adekunle Adeyeye, a Nigerian scientist based in the USA, has emerged the only African scientist of the American Physical Society (APS) fellows of 2018 for his contributions to the Physics enterprise. Nigeria Map This is contained in the official website of the APS on Monday. APS is a non-profit membership organization working to advance the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, outreach, advocacy, international activities, among other mandates. APS represents over 55,000 members who include physicists in the academia, national laboratories and industries in the U.S. as well as across the world. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adeyeye was nominated alongside other 153 scientists around the world. Speaking with NAN, Adeyeye called t...
Breaking: Buhari Appoints Bichi As New DSS DG
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Breaking: Buhari Appoints Bichi As New DSS DG

ABUJA – PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved with effect from the 14th of September, the appointment of Yusuf Magaji Bichi (fwc), as new Director-General of the Department of State Service (DSS). A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, said that the appointee is a core Secret Service operative. He attended Danbatta Secondary School, the Kano State College of Advanced Studies and the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he graduated with a degree in Political Science. The new Director-General began his career in the security division of the Cabinet Office in Kano, from where he joined the defunct Nigerian Security Organization (NSO), the precursor of the present DSS. Mr. Bichi has undergone training in intelligence processing analysis, agen...
‘I take my poo seriously’ – Anthony Joshua reveals how he keeps fit ahead of his fights
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‘I take my poo seriously’ – Anthony Joshua reveals how he keeps fit ahead of his fights

Nigerian born British boxer, Anthony Joshua knows is currently preparing for a heavyweight title defense against Alexander Povetkin on September 22.   In the 10 weeks leadimngh to the bout, Joshua (21-0, 20 knockouts) will eat as many as 5,000 calories per day, with a full-time staff on hand to monitor everything from portion sizes to signs of overtraining or fatigue in any specific body part.   In a recent interview with DAZN, he discusses how he prepares for each opponent, which foods work best before a heavyweight title bout, and the one sweet cheat meal he can’t turn down.   See excerpts from the interview below.... What is your overall focus as you begin this training camp? It used to be about the opponent I was facing. You can never underestimat...
Fresh Ebola Virus Outbreak In Congo
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Fresh Ebola Virus Outbreak In Congo

A report by Aljazeera has shown that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has announced a new outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, just days after a recent emergence of the disease, which killed 33 people, was declared over. Four cases of the virus were confirmed in northeastern North Kivu province, the DRC's health minister said in a statement on Wednesday, though there was no indication they were linked to the country's previous - and ninth - Ebola outbreak in northwestern Equateur Province. "Although we did not expect to face a tenth epidemic so early, the detection of the virus is an indicator of the proper functioning of the surveillance system," Health Minister Oly Ilunga said. Ebola is a virus-caused hemorrhagic fever that in extreme cases causes fatal bleeding from intern...
Striker Kylian Mbappe Has Nigerian Roots
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Striker Kylian Mbappe Has Nigerian Roots

Punch reported that Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe has attracted some of the biggest sides in world football in the last few weeks, making the 18-year-old football’s most courted teenager. The striker took Europe by storm last season, scoring 26 goals in all competitions in his first full season at senior club level. Mbappe is one of the most sought after players in the summer transfer market in Europe. Reports on Tuesday claimed that Real Madrid has agreed to sign the teenager for £161m While close followers of the emerging striker acknowledge his ability to carve out goals, not much of these people know that the hugely talented player has Nigerian roots, as a recent research by The Punch has shown. Kylian’s father, Wilfred Mbappe, who has Cameroonian and Nigerian roots, was onc...
Caleb University Begins Research To End Lagos Traffic
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Caleb University Begins Research To End Lagos Traffic

Students of Caleb University at Imota in Ikorodu, near Lagos, are currently doing a research to provide a lasting solution to the nerve-racking traffic in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital. The Vice-Chancellor of Caleb University, Prof. Daniel Aina, on Monday said the university took up the research in compliance with the mission statement of the university to focus on environmental issues and commerce. Lagos cited currently as Africa’s most populous city is notorious for its daily nerve-breaking traffic jams and poor road network. According to Aina students in Caleb University, are also researching on ways of tackling issues of building collapse, a regular occurrence in the city. “As part of our research efforts in the institution, we are happy to say that there is a lot goi...
NAF Signs MOU With UNIMAID On Research, Development
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NAF Signs MOU With UNIMAID On Research, Development

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) on research/development and maintenance of aircraft. The Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, while signing the MoU said it had always been his desire to partner with the nation’s higher institutions of learning for research. Abubakar said: “We have highly talented Nigerians, especially in the nation’s higher institutions who could add value to the development of the society. He said that the signing of the MoU would open a new frontier in the relationship that already existed between the two parties. He recalled that in 2013, NAF signed 15 MoUs with the nation’s higher institutions of learning in the area of research/development and ma...
Universities Are Created For Advanced Research, Not Job Creation – Godwin Obaseki
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Universities Are Created For Advanced Research, Not Job Creation – Godwin Obaseki

According to the Edo Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, universities in the country were not established for jobs creation, but to advance learning, promote research and build character of students. Obaseki made the assertion on Saturday at the second day of the 21st Convocation Ceremony of the Ambrose Alli University (AAU), Ekpoma. The governor said that most universities had deviated from their primary aim of promoting research and development and concentrated on having too many non-academic staff. “The university needs all levels of supportive staff, but the current practice where the number of non-academic staff outweighed the numbers of academic staff and researchers is not acceptable, not tenable and unsustainable. “Universities should through investment, efficient manageme...
VC Wants Academics To Devote More Time To Research, Not Book Selling
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VC Wants Academics To Devote More Time To Research, Not Book Selling

Prof. Chinedum Nwajiuba, Vice-Chancellor, Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo, Ebonyi, has said that academics in Nigeria have abandoned analytical thinking to become booksellers. Nwajiuba made the statement on Friday at a seminar organised by the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences of the university, with the theme: Economic Recovery and Growth Plan: A Sectoral Analysis. He said the situation was more deplorable in the South-eastern part of the country where PhD holders devoted more time to selling their books or academic materials than thinking. “Academics have been destroyed to the extent that lecturers sit, write anything they call books and sell to students. “Deep analytical thinking which makes academicians to be in tune with modernity has been abandoned as they c...
Amaechi: Jonathan’s Government Blew N34b On River Niger
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Amaechi: Jonathan’s Government Blew N34b On River Niger

AFTER paying a contractor N34 billion for the dredging of the River Niger, former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration failed to get the job done. The Muhammadu Buhari administration is spending N100m on the job, Transportation Minister Rotimi Amaechi said yesterday in Lagos. It was at the opening of a conference on Fast-tracking Port Reforms hosted by The Nation in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Transportation and Epsilon Limited. The minister said: ”When the River Niger was first approved for dredging by the previous administration, it was approved for N47billion and N34billion was paid to the contractor. Dancers were called in and there was a party. “We are not dredging the River Niger with billions of naira; we are dredging the River Niger with just N100m. Wh...
Federal Government Announces Discovery Of Eilepsy Drug
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Federal Government Announces Discovery Of Eilepsy Drug

The Sheda Science and Technology Complex (SHETSCO) says it has carried out research and development of a Phyto-drug for the treatment of epilepsy. The Minister of Science and Technology announced this at the closing ceremony of the one week Technology Expo held at Eagle Square, Abuja. He said the drug was discovered by one of its 17 agencies charged with the responsibility of identifying local solution for local problems. According to the Director General of the agency, Prof. Sunday Thomas, the anti-epilepsy drug was developed from the root of the plant belonging to the Celeastraceae family, which was identified and investigated for its chemical and biological properties for the treatment of epilepsy.  He said that the Phytochemical, antimicrobial brine shrimp lethality btest a...
Unilorin, ABUAD To Develop Medicinal Rice
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Unilorin, ABUAD To Develop Medicinal Rice

Scientists at the University of Ilorin and their counterparts at Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), are finalising arrangements to develop an improved rice variety with medicinal potentials against cancer. A report in the University of Ilorin Bulletin on Monday stated that this was the outcome of the collaboration between the two institutions for which a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on Feb. 2. According to the report, the N50 million project would be carried out over a four-year period and expected to be funded from the National Research Fund of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TET-Fund). It said that the project was aimed at enhancing the well-being of rice farmers and improving the health conditions of consumers in the country. “The main research co...
Media Attacks On Adeboye Orchestrated By Ayodele Fayose – APC
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Media Attacks On Adeboye Orchestrated By Ayodele Fayose – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has said the serial media attacks on Pastor Enoch Adeboye was the handiwork of Governor Ayodele Fayose, saying blaming the attack on APC was attempt to set Nigerians, particularly Christians of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, against the party and its leaders. The party had a few days ago refuted a media report linking it with a report castigating Adeboye for praising Fayose during the visit by the man of God to the state. Few days later, another press statement by a faceless group but ascribed to Hakeem Jamiu, who is an aide of the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, also railed against the religious leader, calling him a money-monger working for Fayose after collecting cash. But APC scoffed at the “fraud”,...
Nigerian University Suspends Professor Caught Cheating In Exams
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Nigerian University Suspends Professor Caught Cheating In Exams

The University of Jos (UNIJOS) has suspended one of its academic staff who was allegedly caught cheating while writing an examination on May 4, PREMIUM TIMES can report today. Benedicta Daudu, an associate professor of law and former head of the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law of the Faculty of Law in UNIJOS, was allegedly caught copying from a prepared answer during an examination for a Master’s degree in Research and Public Policy in the Faculty of Social Sciences of the same university. The development was exclusively reported by PREMIUM TIMES on May 21, frustrating what some staff and student described as a plot by the university to cover up the matter. After the report, Mrs. Daudu’s membership of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption was immediate...

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