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One person killed, 29 arrested in Masaka cult clash

No fewer than 29 persons have been arrested over the killing of a man, whose name was given as Abdul, in Masaka, a suburb in Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, during a cult clash. 

Residents in the area, particularly Angwan Jaba, axis, and riverside, are living in fear as the c [...]

Sun, 13 January 2019


Scientists to produce anti-cancer drugs in yeast

Nature is so complex that natural molecules used for i.e. cancer treatment still can't be produced by chemical synthesis. Today, major chemical and pharmaceutical companies harvest large amounts of rare plants and seeds in order to extract valuable substances.

But the production methods bas [...]

Sun, 30 December 2018


New houseplant can clean your home’s air

We like to keep the air in our homes as clean as possible, and sometimes we use HEPA air filters to keep offending allergens and dust particles at bay.

But some hazardous compounds are too small to be trapped in these filters. Small molecules like chloroform, which is present in small amounts i [...]

Sun, 30 December 2018


2019 budget: Health ministry gets N315.62bn

President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed a recurrent expenditure of N315.62 billion for the ministry of health in its 2019 appropriation bill summited to the National Assembly. 

This is about 46.3 billion increase from last year’s recurrent expenditure, which was N269.3 billion.

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Sun, 30 December 2018


Boy or girl? It’s in the father’s genes

A Newcastle University study involving thousands of families is helping prospective parents work out whether they are likely to have sons or daughters.

The work by Corry Gellatly, a research scientist at the university, has shown that men inherit a tendency to have more sons or more daughters f [...]

Sat, 22 December 2018


UN raises alarm over abuse of tramadol in Nigeria

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) says Nigeria, West and Central Africa face “disruptive” new trends regarding drug trafficking and abuse.

Yury Fedotov, executive director of UNODC, said this while briefing the UN Security Council session, presided by Côte d [...]

Sat, 22 December 2018


N1.3m fraud: court convicts businessman, 2 others

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has secured the conviction of Aliyu Ibrahim, Isiayaka Mohammed, Tukur Aliyu and a company, Marhaba Motors Nigeria Limited for offences bordering on criminal conspiracy and forgery.

The convicts were arraigned before Justice Z.B. Abubakar of th [...]

Sat, 15 December 2018


The potentially deadly bacterium that’s on everyone’s skin

Forget MRSA and E. coli. There's another bacterium that is becoming increasingly dangerous due to antibiotic resistance -- and it's present on the skin of every person on the planet.

A close relative of MRSA, Staphylococcus epidermidis, is a major cause of life-threatening infections af [...]

Sat, 15 December 2018


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PhotoCourt Order’ Aimed At Embarrassing Gandjue, Wife – Kano Govt

The Kano state government has expressed shock at what it described as the ‘antics of desperate politicians bent on scuttling the gubernatoria [...]

15 January 2019

PhotoCourt Order’ Aimed At Embarrassing Gandjue, Wife – Kano Govt

The Kano state government has expressed shock at what it described as the ‘antics of desperate politicians bent on scuttling the gubernatoria [...]

15 January 2019