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FUTA undergraduates win Microsoft competition

Two engineering students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Taofeek Afeez and Alayande Abiola, have emerged winners of the 2018 Imagine Cup National Finals.

#TeamNeon wins at the Conrad finals

Afolabi Williams, team leader, Olubusiyi Famobiwo, Menashi Mordi and Osagumwenro Naaman Ugbo, members of Team Neon from Whitesands School, Lagos, have emerged as the 2018 Power Pitch Winner of the Smoke-Free World category of the Conrad Foundation Spirit of Innovation challenge summit held at the Kennedy Space Centre, Visitor Complex, Florida, USA.

NiMet predicts cloudy skies, thunderstorms, rain showers across Nigeria on Sunday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy weather conditions over the central states of the country with slim chances of thunderstorms over Mambilla Plateau on Sunday morning.

NASA embarks on historic mission to mars

In its quest for adventure and to find out if the mars is habitable for human beings, NASA launched its InSight spacecraft bound for Mars on Saturday morning from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, marking the first interplanetary mission ever to depart from the West Coast.

NASA’s newest Mars lander to study quakes on Red Planet

NASA is poised to launch its first lander to Mars since 2012, an unmanned spacecraft called InSight that aims to listen for quakes and unravel the mystery of how rocky planets like Earth form.

NiMet predicts thundery, cloudy activities on Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted thunderstorms over central states of Abuja, Lafia, Ilorin, Makurdi, Kogi, Niger and Kaduna axis on Tuesday morning.

NIGCOMSAT: Nigeria to launch two satellites soon

The Nigeria Communication Satellite Limited on Monday said that it was collaborating with China Great Wall Industry Cooperation (CGWIC) to launch two additional satellites.

Scientists invent universal antibody drug for HIV prevention

A research team led by scientists of the University of Hong Kong announced on Thursday the invention of a universal antibody drug against HIV and AIDS that can “kill two birds with one stone.”

Angola declares first satellite dead

Angolan Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, Jose Carvalho da Rocha, on Monday declared the first geostationary satellite of Angola (Angosat-1) to be dead.

Researchers develop early warning systems for four types of cancer

Swiss scientists have developed an early warning system for four most common types of cancer, so that a visible mole will appear on the skin should a tumor develop.

Scientists discover new species of exploding ant

A new species of ant which can detonate their bodies when threatened has been discovered by scientists.

Russian research institute develops new HIV medicine

The Russian Central Research Institute of Epidemiology has developed a new gene therapy medicine for people who have the HIV, head of the federal health and epidemic watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, Anna Popova, said on Wednesday.

Defunct Chinese space lab plunges back to earth over Pacific

A defunct Chinese space lab disintegrated under intense heat as it hurtled through Earth's atmosphere Monday and plunged to a watery grave in the South Pacific, Chinese officials said.
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Video: China’s Tiangong-1 space station set to crash on Earth

Tiangong-1, China's defunct space laboratory, will make an uncontrolled re-entry into Earth's atmosphere within the 24 hours, according to Chinese officials.

Anxiety as Chinese space lab Tiangong-1 plunges back to Earth

An out-of-control Chinese space laboratory, Tiangong-1 that will plunge back to Earth in the coming days is unlikely to cause any damage, Chinese authorities say, but will offer instead a “splendid” show akin to a meteor shower.

Chinese scientists study medical use of cockroaches

Chinese scientists are taking a close look at cockroaches to explore their potential in medical treatment.

Study: How chemicals in products affect sperm count

A study has shown that chemicals found in a variety of routinely used consumer products may be contributing to the substantial drop in sperm counts and sperm quality among men in recent decades.

Institute: Russia, US to hold joint test flight to Moon in 2019

Russia and the US will hold a joint four-month experiment imitating a flight to the lunar orbital station Deep Space Gateway in 2019 in Moscow, Russian Institute of Science said.

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Senator Abiodun Olujimi, the Senate Deputy Minority Whip, has expressed concern over the “declining fortunes” of her party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Ekiti State.

Presidency: PDP kept EFCC, ICPC as toys in the past

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Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas remains in hospital: officials

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas remained in hospital Monday, a spokeswoman said, a day after being admitted with complications following an ear operation.

Flying Eagles get a month’s break ahead U20 AFCON playoff against Mauritania

Nigeria U20s, the Flying Eagles, have broken training camp and will resume after a month, officials said.

Vice President Osinbajo urges Nigerians to do things differently to move nation forward

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians to imbibe the principles of creativity, innovation and hard work for the development of the country.