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Researchers develop new way to make computers function like human brain

Researchers at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology in Colorado have developed a superconducting switch that “learns” like its biological counterpart.

Bruce McCandless, first astronaut to fly untethered, dies at 80

Bruce McCandless, an astronaut who was the first to fly untethered from his spacecraft in a gripping scene watched around the world, has died at the age of 80, NASA announced on its website.

Uber fined $8.9m for using criminals as drivers

Uber is in the news again and this time a Colorado, U.S. regulators issued an $8.9 million fine against its parent company for allowing employees with serious criminal or motor vehicle offenses to work for the company as drivers.

Hollywood takes break from scandal to honor Amy Adams

Scandal-hit Hollywood left its woes behind Friday to honor Amy Adams for a glittering career that has seen her go from waitress to five-time Oscar nominee.

Shooting at Colorado Walmart leaves three dead

At least three people have been killed after a shooting near a Walmart store in the US state of Colorado, police sources said.

Nigerian national Umar Abdulmutallab sues US govt over maltreatment, force-feeding in prison

A Nigerian man serving multiple life sentences in the United States for trying to bomb a plane has sued the U.S. Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Prisons and Attorney General Jeff Sessions for denying him free speech and religious rights.

Oyo will enhance Ado Awaye suspended lake – commissioner

Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Prince Toye Arulogun, has revealed that the state government has decided to enhance the tourist potential of Ado Awaye suspended lake.

Trump policies at stake in US Supreme Court session

The US Supreme Court on Monday opens its 2017-2018 session, facing thorny issues that include gay and labor rights, voter restrictions and limits on gathering private information.

Hackers targeted 21 US states during 2016 election

US officials have told election authorities in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election.

Nigeria’s Super Tucano jets include guided bombs, rockets

Paveway 11 guided bombs, laser-guided rockets and infrared sensors are being sold to Nigeria by the United States government, along with the 12 Super Tucano fighter jets, expected to aid the military in ending the eight year-old Boko Haram insurgency in the north east.

Top Nigerian businessmen receive US eight-member congressional delegation

A delegation led by Senator Christopher Coons (D-Delaware), a member of the appropriations, foreign relations, judiciary, small business and ethics committees, is in Nigeria to meet with business executives to discussed investment relations.

Weak transmission stalls 700MW power generation at Egbin

The feeble transmission infrastructure wheeling generated power to the national grid has stalled the generation of 700 megawatts of power in the 1,320 megawatt-capacity Egbin Power Station in Lagos, the Chief Executive Officer of Egbin Power Plc, Mr. Dallas Peavey, has said.

Boko Haram: 8-member US congressional delegation visit Nigeria

An eight-member Congressional delegation from the U.S. will visit Nigeria from Monday to Thursday to assess the destruction caused by the Boko Haram terrorists as well as strengthen the U.S.-Nigeria relations.

Taylor Swift underlines Reputation with new album

Taylor Swift has announced her new album, Reputation, which will be released later this year.


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Rainstorm renders hundreds of residents homeless in llorin

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Restructuring: Group calls for unity of purpose among Igbo leaders

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Presidency: Why President Buhari is dilly-dalling on second term ambition

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‘Black Panther’ clings to lead, nears an all-time record

Digging in its claws, “Black Panther” has clung to its box-office lead for a fifth straight weekend, taking in an estimated $27 million in North American theaters while fending off two new films, website Exhibitor Relations said Sunday.

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College withdraws 90 students over poor performance

Bauchi State College of Nursing and Midwifery on Thursday announced the withdrawal of 90 students over alleged poor academic performance.

US donates drones to Philippines to fight terrorism

The United States gave the Philippine Air Force, on Tuesday, its first surveillance drone system, as the two nations step up cooperation in the battle against jihadist militants.

Seven dead as Philippine plane crashes into house

At least seven people were killed when a small plane crashed into house while trying to take off just outside the Philippine capital on Saturday, police and aviation officials said.

Akwa United edge past Al Ittihad into CAFCC play-offs

Goalkeeper Ojo Olorunleke was the hero for Akwa United on Sunday, saving three penalties as the Promise Keepers beat Al Ittihad of Libya advanced to the play-offs of the CAF Confederation Cup.

China, Russia welcome Korean peace efforts with diplomacy in overdrive

China’s President Xi Jinping offered encouragement for South Korea’s initiative to nurture peaceful engagement with North Korea, and Russia also expressed support, the South Korean official leading diplomatic efforts said yesterday.