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Under-30 Nigerian Lady Bags PhD in Nuclear Physics in South African University

A 29-yr-old Nigerian lady, Opeyemi Odutemowo has bagged a PhD in Nuclear Physics from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. As well as wanting to investigate the effects of fission product bombardment on glassy carbon, Opeyemi’s ultimate goal is to ensure that every African home has stable electricity. Opeyemi started her journey with a…

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39-year Old Emmanuel Macron Sworn in as President of France

  Emmanuel Macron has promised to restore France‘s global standing, as he was officially inaugurated as the country’s youngest president at the age of 39. “My mandate will give the French back the confidence to believe in themselves,” President Macron said at the elaborate Élysée Palace ceremony. He vowed to see the EU “reformed and relaunched” during his time…

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Acting President Osinbajo Inaugurates Investment Authority Board

Nigeria’s Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has formally inaugurated the board of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday. Prof. Osinbajo while inaugurating the board said despite the fiscally constrained environment, the present administration had been able to increase the federal government’s commitment to the NSIA by 50 percent,…

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Rivers Police Launches Manhunt for Lady Who Allegedly Murdered Her Lover Over Infidelity

Nathan and Boma Police has launched a manhunt for a lady, Boma Mac-Pepple for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend Nathan Okojaja to death in Opobo, Rivers State. Nathan and Boma had accused each other of infidelity and they had engaged in a scuffle on May 7 with Boma allegedly sustaining injuries. The next day, Boma took to Facebook to call on her friends and…

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United Airlines Flight Delayed After Scorpion Was Found on a Passenger

A United Airlines flight was delayed Thursday after reports that a scorpion had crawled from a passenger’s clothes. KTLA 5 reports United Flight 1035 from Houston to Quito, Ecuador, was delayed for over three hours as customers were directed to a different plane before taking off. Daniel Dueñas, a passenger, tweeted, “The captain of my flight…

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Facebook Blocks Thailand Users Over Insults to Royal Family

Facebook has blocked access in Thailand to 178 pages with “inappropriate” content, including some containing alleged insults against the royal family, upon the military government’s request, officials said on Thursday. Media Regulator National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) told newsmen that among 309 Facebook pages ordered shut down by a Thai criminal court, 178 of…

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‘Buhari Treats Me Like a Son’ – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on Thurday, gave some glimpses into the personal and official relationships he has shared with President Muhammadu Buhari. On a visit to Katsina to launch the state’s Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Clinic, Prof. Osinbajo disclosed that ” the President has been treating me as a brother. In fact the President has taken…

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JAMB Tells Candidates To Check E-Mails For CBT Centres ‘Notification’ As UTME Commences on Saturday

Ahead of the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) scheduled to commence on Saturday, May 13, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Examination (JAMB) has advised candidates to check their e-mails for notification of their examination centres. This disclosure was made by JAMB’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, on Thursday in Lagos. Benjamin said the…

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Reps in Rowdy Session as NASS Releases Breakdown of it’s 2017 Budget

The National Assembly on Thursday published its 2017 budget, increasing the cost from N115bn in 2016 to N125bn. In the publication, it is understood that the total personnel cost takes N23,789,787,880; total overhead cost, N85,878,619,888; and total capital cost, N14,940,196,063. A breakdown of the estimates shows that the National Assembly gets N14.9bn; Senate, N31.3bn; House…

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