Science

Minister Ogbonnaya Onu tasks scientists on activation of STI road map

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has charged scientists to harness innovation and utilize the STI road map as an instrument of providing jobs, creating wealth and reducing poverty in our nation.

Ozone layer depleting at slower rate – NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in the United States has said that the Ozone layer, the shield around the earth’s stratosphere that absorbs most of the sun’s ultra violet radiation, has been depleting at a slower rate.

Israel to launch world’s first nanosatellites in 2018

The Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) and the Israel Space Agency on Wednesday said Israel will launch a group of three nanosatellites into space in 2018.

Federal govt agrees $550 million satellite deal with China

Nigeria has agreed a $550-million deal to buy two Chinese communications satellites and hopes to sign the contract before the end of the month, the communication minister said on Wednesday.

Russian space experts regain control of AngoSat-1 satellite

Russia's space experts say they have managed to regain control of Angola's first satellite launched earlier this week.

Russia loses £33m satellite over programming error

Russia lost a 2.6bn-rouble (£33m) weather satellite due to a programming error, the country's deputy prime minister has confirmed.

Russia loses contact with Angolan satellite

Russia has lost contact with Angola’s first national telecoms satellite launched from the Baikonur space pad, its maker said Wednesday — a fresh embarrassment for Moscow’s once proud space industry.

Russia launches telecoms satellite for Angola

Russia on Tuesday launched a rocket carrying Angosat-1, the first national telecoms satellite for Angola, from its Baikonur space pad, with rare use of a rocket from Ukraine despite collapsed ties between the two nations.

Donald Trump tells NASA to send Americans to Moon

US President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time since 1972, in order to prepare for future trips to Mars.

Cambridge website crashes after Hawking fans devour free thesis

A Cambridge website on Tuesday crashed because so many people wanted to read an online doctoral thesis by British astrophysicist, Stephen Hawking, the university said.

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Air strike kills four people in Somalia

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Official: Only 25 percent of Nigerians know much about tuberculosis

The National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) says only 25 per cent of Nigerians have knowledge about tuberculosis, decrying the low level of awareness about the disease in the country.
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President Buhari: Availability of reliable HIV data crucial for effective health interventions

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Nigeria HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact-Assessment Survey, saying that availability of reliable data on HIV/AIDS is crucial for effective interventions in the health sector.