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Diet rich in fibre, vegetables relieves depression – researchers

A healthful diet can “significantly reduce” symptoms of depression. That’s the definitive conclusion from a meta-analysis of existing randomized, clinical trials.
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Sleeping deeply may enhance vocabulary learning – study

Contrary to the opinion that time spent asleep is unproductive, a new study has shown that foreign word and their meaning can be learnt when a person sleeps deeply.

Scientists discover cells that increase fat accumulation

American scientists discovered a group of cells in the small intestine that slows down metabolism and increase fat accumulation.

NiMet predicts lower-than-normal rainfall for 2019

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency has predicted lower-than-normal rainfall over most parts of Nigeria in 2019 with expected late start of rains in the north.

Federal government to deploy nuclear technology to combat malaria

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, has said that Nigeria is set to deploy nuclear technology to combat the scourge of malaria.

Fever can boost immune mechanism – study

Researchers from the Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology of Chinese Academy of Sciences on Tuesday suggested patients with a fever higher than 38.5 degrees Celsius should take fever-reducing medicines after sustaining for about six hours.

Federal government doles out N6.7 million rewards to outstanding researchers, innovators

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, doled out N6.750 million to researchers, innovators and investors who distinguished themselves at the just concluded Technology and Innovation Expo 2019 which took place in Enugu.
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Too little sleep can wreck your heart – study

People who sleep less than six hours a night may be more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those who sleep seven to eight hours, a Spanish study suggests.
The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) on Friday says Nigeria will join other countries of the world to experience total lunar eclipse on Monday.

Scientists: Nothing to fear about eclipse

Astronomy and Astrophysics researchers at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), said on Saturday that there was nothing to fear over the expected total lunar eclipse on Monday.
The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) on Friday says Nigeria will join other countries of the world to experience total lunar eclipse on Monday.

NASRDA: Total lunar eclipse to take place on Monday

The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) on Friday says Nigeria will join other countries of the world to experience total lunar eclipse on Monday.

Scientists develop tool to screen anxiety, depression in kids

Scientists have developed an AI-enabled tool to screen anxiety and depression among children for internalising disorders early and accurately, a study published on Wednesday in the journal PLOS ONE said.

Federal government patents new VVF treatment developed by Ilorin university don

Munir-deen Ijaiya, a professor of the department of obstetrics and gynaecology, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), has developed a new technique for effective treatment of vesico-vaginal fistula (VVF).

Hong Kong scientists report breakthrough antidote for viral diseases

Hong Kong scientists claim they have made a potential breakthrough discovery in the fight against infectious diseases — a chemical that could slow the spread of deadly viral illnesses.
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China to collect samples from moon this year

China will launch an expedition to collect samples from the moon around the end of this year, a space official said on Monday, weeks after Beijing hailed the successful touch down on the far side of the moon.
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India to send astronauts to space by December 2021

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday said it is well prepared to send astronauts into space by December 2021.

NiMet: Dust hazy weather to prevail on Wednesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet), has predicted dust hazy weather conditions over most parts of the country with early morning mist/fog and partly cloudy conditions over the Southern part on Wednesday.
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Russia demands explanation over US snub to space chief

Russia’s space agency on Saturday demanded an explanation after NASA put off a planned visit to the United States by Russia’s controversial space chief.
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Diabetes drug could treat common heart failure syndrome

Researchers at the University of Arizona have discovered that Metformin, a drug commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes, might also be used to treat Heart Failure with preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF), a condition that is predicted to affect over 8 percent of people ages 65 or older by the year 2020.

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N450 million fraud: Court adjoins until June 19 for Dele Belgore, ex-minister’s trial

A Federal High Court Lagos, Monday, fixed June 19, for continuation of trial of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Dele Belgore, and a former Minister of National Planning, Abubakar Sulaiman, standing trial over N450 million fraud.
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Ifu Ennada: I will soon expose the popular man who raped me

BBNaija season three housemate Ifu Ennada says she will soon expose the popular man in the entertainment industry who raped her.
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Borno SEMA gives update on Boko Haram suicide attack, confirms dozens dead

The Borno State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) on Monday said 30 persons lost their lives while 42 others were injured when three suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Mandarari community of Konduga local government area.

NIMC joins secure identity alliance

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has joined the Secure Identity Alliance (SIA), as an Advisory Observer.
Godwin Obaseki

Edo lawmakers-elect to face sanction

Edo State lawmakers-elect for the Edo State House of Assembly are to face sanctions if they failed to abide by the zoning arrangement spelt out by the state leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).