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Investigation after claims 50 million Facebook users affected by data breach

The Information Commissioner's Office is to investigate a possible data breach affecting more than 50 million Facebook users.

What you should know about Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, who has died aged 76, was Britain’s most famous modern-day scientist, a genius who dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the Universe.

British scientist Stephen Hawking dies at age 76

Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking, who helped unlock the mysteries of the universe, has died at the age of 76, the UK Press Association has reported citing a spokesman for the family.

Rape: Group launches whistle blowing campaign

Global Rights Nigeria has launched its ‘Rape Is A Crime’ whistle blowing campaign.

Egypt’s Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurates Zohr gas field

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Wednesday inaugurated the offshore Zohr gas field, aimed at making the Arab world's most populous country self-sufficient in natural gas by the end of 2018.

Toothpaste ingredient could fight malaria – research

Research carried out in part by an Artificially-Intelligent (AI) ‘robot scientist’ has found that a common ingredient of toothpaste could be developed to fight drug-resistant strains of malaria.

British scientist Matthew Falder pleads guilty to 137 online sex abuse charges

A British scientist pleaded guilty Monday to 137 criminal offences involving online abuse, including encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy, the National Crime Agency said in a statement.

Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank, Richard Henderson win Nobel Chemistry Prize

Scientists Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for cryo-electron microscopy, a simpler and better method for imaging tiny, frozen molecules.

Why Nigeria needs Sagay in fight against corruption

When President Muhammadu Buhari, renowned for his integrity and anti-corruption stance, appointed a professor of law and civil rights activist, Itse Sagay, in August 2015, as head of the Presidential Advisory Committee against Corruption, close friends described it as one appointment whose time had come.

Egypt, Italy restore diplomatic ties after tension over student’s murder

Egypt and Italy have decided to restore diplomatic ties after over a year since the murder of 28-year-old Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni in Egyptian capital Cairo.


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Federal government to assist Nigerian Army upgrade institute to full-fledged University

The Federal Government has announced its readiness to assist the Nigerian Army to upgrade its Institute of Technology and Environmental Science, Biu in Borno State to a full-fledged University.

House of Representatives temporarily lifts ban on IHS masts installation nationwide

‎The House of Representatives Committee on Telecommunications has relaxed the directive preventing IHS Towers, a mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider, from completing about 243 telecommunication masts under construction across the states of the Federation.

Ex-Govenror Nyako: APC national leadership tenure elongation unconstitutional

The former Governor of Adamawa State, Admiral Murtala Nyako, has cautioned the leadership of All Progressives Congress (APC), to avoid the mistake of tenure elongation for members of the National Working Committee and party Chairmen at the State and national leadership.

Outbursts only increase pressure on defiant Jose Mourinho

First came the impassioned defence of his record as Manchester United manager, then a stinging rebuke of his players' "lack of personality" to meet the demands of the 20-time English champions from Jose Mourinho.

Jan Vertonghen: Tottenham have edge as FA Cup shifts to Wembley

Jan Vertonghen said Tottenham have an FA Cup advantage with the semifinals being staged at their temporary Wembley home.

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President Buhari: We‘ll average 1 million metric tons of fertilizer in 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured of a boost in the agriculture value chain of the country by increasing fertilizer production to at least 1million metric tons by the end of 2018.

NBA rejects Lagos government’s 50% reduction of land use charge

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja Branch, has rejected the 50 percent reduction of the Land Use Charge recently reviewed by the Lagos State Government.

Mohamed Salah reiterates Liverpool dream to quash Real Madrid talk

Mohamed Salah has reiterated his happiness and ambition at Liverpool to further quash talk of a possible move to Real Madrid.

Enugu set to relaunch transport company

The Enugu State Transport Company (ENTRACO) says it will acquire new fleet of buses and relaunch its operations in 2018.

Kremlin: Britain’s claim Vladimir Putin ordered ex-spy poisoning ‘unforgiveable’

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Friday said statements by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson tying Russian President Vladimir Putin to the attack on an ex-double agent were "shocking and unforgiveable".