Science

NiMet predicts cloudy skies, thundery activities on Saturday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy morning weather conditions over the Central States of the country on Saturday with a prospect of isolated thunderstorms over Yola, Mambila Plateau, Abuja, Kaduna and Lafia.

Study: Overweight babies may have lower brain function in childhood

Children who are overweight or on the threshold of obesity in the first two years of life may grow up to have lower cognitive abilities.

Scientists develop new tool to target mosquito-borne Zika virus

Dr Maggy Sikulu-Lord, a University of Queensland researcher, on Thursday, said scientists have developed cheap tool that could rapidly identify mosquitoes infected with the dangerous Zika virus.

NiMet predicts cloudy skies, rainy activities for Wednesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy morning conditions over the Central states of the country on Wednesday with prospects of localised thunderstorm over Yola, Jos, Lafia, Ibi, Makurdi and Abuja.

Study: An egg a day may keep the doctor away

For decades, experts warned that eating eggs raises levels of unhealthy cholesterol. But a study Tuesday said an egg a day may actually reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

China, Netherlands launch lunar satellite to listen to universe’s origins

China and the Netherlands early Monday successfully launched a lunar satellite which will listen for evidence of the Big Bang, the chain event that triggered the origins of the universe.

NiMet: Most Nigerian cities to experience rains on Monday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted morning rains over the Central States of the country on Monday.

China launches first privately built rocket

China’s first privately built rocket had a test launch on Thursday, the latest step in the country’s push to open its space programme to private companies.

Time travellers welcome at Stephen Hawking’s memorial service

The public ballot for tickets to Professor Stephen Hawking's thanksgiving service opened Saturday with visitors from the future welcome to apply.

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.

Recent Stories

Supplementary polls: Nigerian Army warns against violence in Sokoto

Ahead of Saturday’s supplementary polls to conclude the governorship elections in Sokoto state, the Nigerian Army on Thursday, expressed readiness to check all forms of lawlessness during the exercise.

FIFA bans ex-football chief for life

FIFA on Thursday slapped a lifetime ban on the disgraced former head of Ecuador’s football federation, Luis Chiriboga, after finding him guilty of taking bribes.
National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN)

NOUN denies paying ex-President Obasanjo as facilitator

The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) says it has never made any payment to former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, for services he renders to the institution as one of its facilitators.

Murder: Lawyer asks court to reject her confessional statement

Justice Adedayo Akintoye will on April 11 rule whether or not to conduct a trial-within-trial on the confessional statement made by a female lawyer, Udeme Otike-Odibi, standing trial for the murder of her lawyer-husband, Symphorosa Odibi.
Nigeria Police

Police launch manhunt for killers of NYSC members in Bayelsa

The Police in Bayelsa has launched a manhunt for the killers of two National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in the state.