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Nigerian-American Scientist Robert Okogie Inducted Into NASA Hall Of Fame

A Nigerian-American, Robert Olusola Okojie, has been inducted into the U.S’s National Aeronautics Space Administration‘s (NASA) Inventors Hall of Fame. Okogie, according to NASA, joined the silicon carbide research group at agency’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland in 1999 and has gained worldwide recognition as the leading expert on silicon carbide-based microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) for …

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UK Vaccine News Gives Hope As US Plans Mass Rollout

The developers of coronavirus vaccine in Britain on Monday claimed success after mass testing, as the United States announced plans to give jabs to 20 million people before the end of the year to combat surging infections. AstraZeneca and Oxford University said their drug had proved on average 70 percent effective at stopping the virus …

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Nigerian-Born Doctor Leading Pfizer Research Dispels Misconceptions About COVID-19 Vaccine

Onyema Ogbuagu, a Nigerian-born researcher and medical doctor has dispelled misconceptions concerning the COVID-19 vaccine noting that there is no conspiracy in the development of the vaccine. Ogbuagu is an Associate Professor of medicine at Yale University. He is one of those leading the research at Pfizer for a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States. …

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Afghanistan war: 26,000 Afghan children killed or maimed since 2005

An average of five children have been killed or wounded every day for the past 14 years in war-torn Afghanistan, a charity has found. Data from the UN showed at least 26,025 children were killed or maimed from 2005 to 2019, said Save the Children. The charity has urged donor nations to protect the future …

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BBC premieres new Fela documentary, ‘Fela Kuti: Father of Afrobeat’

BBC has premiered a new documentary detailing the life of Afrobeats legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti. The 1 hour, 22 minutes documentary titled ‘Fela Kuti: Father of Afrobeat’ is an insightful piece detailing the legend’s life, activism told by his family, friends, associates and fans. Directed by Half of a Yellow Sun director, Biyi Bandele, the BBC …

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Summit to determine Igbo future in Nigeria underway

Magnus Eze, Stanley Uzoaru, Owerri, Jude Chinedu, Enugu   The Centre for Igbo Political Renaissance and Advancement (CIPRA) has said it plans to convene an all inclusive political summit to discuss whether the region would remain in Nigeria by 2023 or breakaway.   A statement by the group’s Executive Director, Chief Greg Obioha, in Owerri, …

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Fuel price hike: NLC, TUC walk out of meeting with FG

LABOUR yesterday walk-out from a meeting called by the Federal Government to resolve issues bordering on recent increases in pump price of petrol and electricity tariff.   It was learnt that representatives of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) left the venue of the meeting in protest barely five minutes after …

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INEC Chairmanship: ZLP Asked To Be Joined In Suit Against Senate

The Zenith Labour Party, ZLP has said it would approach the court to be joined in a suit against the nomination of Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu as the Chairman of the Indepndent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) by a deregistered political party, even as it demands immediate clearance by the Senate of President Muhammed Buhari’s nominee. National …

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NBC, Groups Advocate Support For SMEs Growth

The Nigerian Bankers Committee (NBC) has underscored the need for requisite education and other capacities by operators of Small and Medium Scale businesses in order to enable the sector grow in Nigeria. This assertion was made during a Webinar conference hosted by NBC over the weekend with speakers drawn from different business organizations. With the theme …

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You Have My Support, Saraki Tells North Central Peoples Forum

Former Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated his support for the North Central Peoples Forum adding that the North Central region is the future of the country.     Saraki said the mineral resources deposit in the region is a huge source of income in the future.   Speaking when he received the leaders …

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