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Physics Nobel Prize Goes To Scientists Who Perfected LED Light

4 years ago /
International News  Science and Tech 

Two scientists in Japan and one at the University of California at Santa Barbara were awarded this year's Nobel Prize in physics for helping create the LED light. The awarding committee said the trio's work is in keeping with the spirit of Alfred Nobel, the founder of the prize, because LED...

ICC Set For Kenyatta Appearance At The Hague

4 years ago /
International News 

The International Criminal Court in The Hague is set to hold the first of two days of hearings in which Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta will be the first head of state to come before it. He is facing charges of crimes against humanity in connection with violence that followed the 2007...

 

Nigerian Postgrads Set To Out Number Indian Students In UK Universities

4 years ago /
Education  International News 

Nigeria will soon overtake India to become the UK’s second biggest source of international postgraduate students, according to research compiled by the British Council. Forecasting by the organisation suggests that the UK will host 241,000 postgraduate international students by 2024, allowing it to remain one of the top two destinations for...

 

Spain Places Husband of Ebola Nurse In Quarantine

4 years ago /
International News 

Spain has placed in quarantine the husband of a Spanish nurse who has tested positive for the Ebola virus in the first known transmission outside West Africa. Public Health Director Mercedes Vinuesa told Parliament on Tuesday that authorities were drawing up a list of other people who may have had contact...

Total Lunar Eclipse To Occur Early Wednesday Morning

4 years ago /
Environment 

A total eclipse of the moon on Wednesday, 8 october, will offer stargazers a rare chance to see both an eclipsed moon and a rising sun at the same moment, thanks to an optical trick played by the earth’s atmosphere. During the lunar eclipse, the sun and moon will be exactly...

U.S. Drone Strike In Pakistan Kills 6 Suspected Militants

4 years ago /
International News 

Missiles from a U.S. drone on Tuesday slammed into a suspected militant training camp in northwest Pakistan, killing six, intelligence officials said, in the third such strike in as many days. Three missiles from the unmanned aircraft hit the camp in the Shawal area of South Waziristan just after midday, two...

Formula One Driver Jules Bianchi Remains In Critical But Stable Condition After Crash At Japanese GP

4 years ago /
Sports  

Marussia driver Jules Bianchi remains in a critical but stable condition after a second night in intensive care at the Mie University Hospital. The Frenchman underwent three hours of surgery on Sunday night after suffered a 'severe' head injury during the rain-affected Japanese GP. A further update on Bianchi’s condition is expected...

Ebola: Nurse Infected In Spain

4 years ago /
International News 

A nurse in Spain has become the first health worker to be infected with the Ebola virus outside of West Africa, raising serious concerns about how prepared Western nations are to safely treat people with the deadly illness. The nurse contracted the illness while treating a Spanish missionary who was infected...

 

3 Dead, 7 Missing In China Gas Explosion

4 years ago /
International News 

Three people were killed, while seven remain out of contact, following a gas outburst in a southwest China colliery, local authorities said on Tuesday. The accident happened at around 7 p.m. Sunday at the Xintian Coal Mine in Qianxi County, Guizhou Province. A gas outburst occurred in a mine pit, where...

Chelsea Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois Given All-clear After Injury Against Arsenal

4 years ago /
Sports  

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been given the all-clear following tests on the head injury he suffered against Arsenal. Courtois collided with Alexis Sanchez early in Sunday's game at Stamford Bridge and was later substituted and taken to hospital - apparently with bleeding from the ear. Chelsea have now confirmed that blood...

Van Gaal Sends A Note Of Warning To EPL Rivals

4 years ago /
Sports  

Louis van Gaal has warned Manchester United's rivals his side will only get better. A 2-1 victory over Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday moved United into the top four for the first time since August last year. David De Gea stopped Leighton Baines' penalty and made three late saves to deny...

Gbenga Daniel and Buruji Must Work Together - Prof Oladipo

4 years ago /
Politics 

The National Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Professor Adewale Oladipo, on Sunday, has stressed the need on why former governor Gbenga Daniel and the chairman, PDP Mobilisation and Organisation Committee in the South-West, Prince Buruji Kashamu, must work together ahead of the 2015 general elections.    He said that the...

Fake Crude Oil Lifting Authorisation Letters In Circulation - NNPC

4 years ago /
Nation 

THE management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has raised the alarm over fake letters of authorisation currently in circulation, purportedly from the NNPC to buy and/or sell Nigerian crude oil.  The corporation, in a statement on Monday, urged members of the public to be wary of persons with fraudulent...

11,100 Dead From Boko Haram Attacks – Report

4 years ago /
Security 

The Nigeria Social Violence Dataset, now publicly available, reports that since July 2009 when the Boko Haram conflict escalated, at least 11,100 people have died on both sides of the insurgency. The levels of casualties, internal displacement, social disruption and government failure are fomenting a widespread crisis, spilling over the borders...

Nigerian Army Reclaim Michika, Kill 100 Boko Haram

4 years ago /
Security 

A fierce battle is ongoing between Boko Haram insurgents and Nigerian troops who have been intensifying efforts to reclaim territories captured by the insurgents in northern Adamawa. Reports indicate that about 100 insurgents have been killed in the latest offensive as Nigerian troops forced the terrorists out of Michika town which...

$10.8bn Oil Money: Audit Report Ready Soon – Okonjo-Iweala

4 years ago /
Business and Economy  

Co-ordinating minister for the economy and minister of finance, Dr Ngozi OKonjo-Iweala, has assured that the report of the audit into the unaccounted $10.8billion oil money would be ready soon. OKonjo-Iweala spoke at the Financial Times Africa Summit 2014 with the theme: “Consolidating the Continent’s Rise,” in London yesterday. She...

Richest African Presidents 2014

4 years ago /
International News 

Africa is the second largest continent in the world. It is also world’s second most populous continent and regarded as the poorest continent. There are 47 nations in Africa, led by different leaders who have been ruling for several decades. Some of these leaders and their families are very rich...

President Jonathan Heads to Niamey Over Boko Haram Issues

4 years ago /
Security 

President Goodluck Jonathan will on Tuesday undertake a one-day official visit to Niamey, capital of Niger Republic, to participate in an Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Lake Chad Basin Commission. In a statement, the Presidential Spokesperson, Rueben Abati, said President Jonathan and other participating Heads of State and Government are expected to review...

Hundreds of Boko Haram Terrorists Feared Killed In Adamawa

4 years ago /
Security 

A fierce gun duel is taking place between members of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents and Nigerian troops who have been intensifying efforts to reclaim territories captured by the insurgents in Adamawa Northern zone. Reports from the area indicate that about 200 insurgents may have been killed in this latest offensive forcing them to retreat...

$5.7 Million Arms Money: Nigeria Talks Tough, Warns South Africa

4 years ago /
Security 

Nigeria responded with fury Monday after South African authorities confiscated a second tranche of funds meant for arms purchase to fight the extremist Boko Haram sect, denying the deal was unlawful and warning South Africa of its investment in Nigeria. The warning came after the South African government seized US$5.7 million...