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A statue of Alfred Nobel at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. The Nobel Memorial economics prizewinner will be announced on Monday. Jonathan Nackstrand-AFP-Getty Images

Nobel season wraps up, Economics prize to be announced today

This year’s Nobel season has only honoured one woman — Polish writer Olga Tokarczuk in Literature — with just one prize left to be announced on Monday: the Economics Prize, which has only once gone to a woman in its 50 years of existence.
(CNN)The 2019 Nobel Prize for Medicine has been jointly awarded to William Kaelin Jr., Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza for their pioneering research into how human cells respond to changing oxygen levels.

Trio win medicine Nobel for work on how cells adapt to oxygen

Two Americans and a Briton won the 2019 Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for discovering a molecular switch that regulates how cells adapt to fluctuating oxygen levels, opening up new approaches to treating heart failure, anaemia and cancer.

Five things to know about the Nobel Literature Prize

The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, has been in turmoil ever since an influential cultural figure — the husband of one of its 18 members — was accused of sex crimes during last year’s #MeToo campaign.

Behind the (top secret) scenes of a Nobel dinner

For this year's event, the chefs intend to not disappoint Alfred Nobel, an inventor and Swedish industrialist who founded the prestigious awards and who was also known to despise traditional 19th century Swedish cuisine based on meat and potatoes.

Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, Michael Young win Nobel Medicine Prize

Three Americans — Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young — have won the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work on molecular mechanisms that control circadian systems.

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi can’t be stripped of Nobel prize – Institute

The organization that oversees the Nobel Peace Prize said Friday the 1991 prize awarded to Myanmar's Aung Sang Suu Kyi cannot be revoked.

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President Buhari orders improved response to kidnapping, bandit attacks

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Nigerian Army decorates 31 new major generals

The Nigerian Army on Thursday decorated 31 promoted Major Generals serving in different formations across the country with their new ranks.

Businessman in court over ‘N870, 000 fraud’

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Three remanded for ‘distributing answers to WASSCE candidates’

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Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has finally react to his first goal for Nigeria in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi, Francis Uzoho shortlisted for 2019 Caf best XI

Former Nigeria international Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi and Francis Uzoho have been shortlisted for the 2019 Caf best XI.