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Battle to save rare primate launched

Scientists have launched an effort to save the Hainan gibbon, the world’s rarest primate species found only in a tiny corner of an island in the South China Sea, whose…

Ebola: Many reasons Nigeria may be hit soon

Ebola: Many reasons  Nigeria may be hit soon

By Onche Odeh    If you have fever that has defied regular malaria therapies and treatments with antibiotics, then you must urgently seek to be checked further by competent medical…

Pillay is winner of Obasanjo prize for innovation

By Onche Odeh    Pharmaceutical innovator from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, Professor Viness Pillay, has been awarded the African Academy of Sciences’ Olusegun Obasanjo Prize…

Stem-cell scientist found guilty of misconduct

A committee investigating problems in papers claiming a method to apply stress to create embryonic like cells has found the lead researcher guilty of scientific misconduct. The judgment, reported by…

Cashew nuts, fruits as antidote to cancers

Do you know that regular consumption of  cashew fruits or nuts can reduce the risk of developing cancer-related diseases? Yes, this is true, even as nutritionist, Mrs Cecilia Dolapo, has…

Lowering cholesterol may improve sex life

A new Rutgers study is giving hope to older men concerned about the effects of cholesterol-lowering medications on their sexual health. The research, conducted at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical…

Environmental, health scare over revival of Nigeria’s coal mines

By Onche Odeh  Plans by the Nigerian government to revive the coal industry as an alternative means of power generation has been viewed as a venture that could come with…

‘Climate Change, threat to peace, prosperity’

By Onche Odeh    New report issued by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has revealed that the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents, threatening peace…

Rampaging herdsmen: Climate Change as remote cause

Rampaging herdsmen: Climate Change as remote cause

By Onche Odeh  -  Head Education & Science The search for water and green healthy feeds are the obvious reasons herdsmen all over the world move around with their livestock.…

How data helped trace crashed Malaysia plane

For 18 days, high level search teams were deployed all over air space, land areas and water bodies being probable sites where the Boeing 777 airliner that went missing for…

NIS job tragedy exposed Nigeria’s faulty S&T policy – NAS

• Laments absence of substantive S&T, education ministers By Onche Odeh  The Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) has described the ill-fated Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment exercise that led to…

‘Nigeria’s stumping ground for malaria’

By Onche Odeh  Nigeria has been described as a country where malaria is ravaging millions per minute, as everyone in the country is suspected to be carrying Plasmodium, the parasite…

Proffering solution to maternal mortality

Proffering solution to maternal mortality

By Hassan Zaggi  -  Abuja Recently, Nigeria born United Nations Under –Secretary General, who is also the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Babatunde Osotimehin, paid an official visit…

2012 flood disaster: Nigeria still not free

2012 flood disaster: Nigeria still not free

By Onche Odeh –  Head Education & Science   2012 is a year Nigerians will not forget in a hurry. It was a year the country witnessed flurries of floods that…

‘Sugar, sweet food could be used for diabetes control’

‘Sugar, sweet food could be used for diabetes control’

By Dele Moses  -  Reporter, Ilorin Professor of medicine at the faculty of Clinical Sciences, University of Ilorin, Emmanuel Okoro, has said sugar, sweet foods and fruits could be used…

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