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There are tens of thousands of genes in the human genome- minuscule twists of DNA and RNA that combine to express all of the traits and characteristics that make each of us unique.

Scientists rename human genes to stop MS Excel from misreading them

There are tens of thousands of genes in the human genome: minuscule twists of DNA and RNA that combine to express all of the traits and characteristics that make each of us unique. Each gene is given a name and alphanumeric code, known as a symbol, which scientists use to coordinate research. But over the past year or so, some 27 human genes have been renamed, all because Microsoft Excel kept misreading their symbols as dates.
A researcher holds a test tube rack containing cells to be infected with Covid-19 during coronavirus vaccine research work. Adrienne Surprenant-Bloomberg

Brazil to become testing ground for coronavirus vaccine

Brazil may be struggling in its battle against the coronavirus, but it is on the cutting edge of vaccine development with large-scale trials and the production of millions of doses on the horizon.
A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

Nigeria leads in neglected tropical diseases globally amid coronavirus pandemic – scientists

As Coronavirus ravages many countries, scientists have expressed worry over the growing cases of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in Africa, noting that Nigeria tops the list of countries in the continent with NTDs such as Schistosomiasis and Onchocerciasis worldwide.
Abdullahi Umar Ganduje

APC governors rate Kano governor highest among states

In a monthly rating of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors Forum, tagged Progressive Governors Forum assessment of individual APC states, Kano state under Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, is rated with highest points in developmental activities.

Facebook reaffirms commitment to combat hate speech – official

Madzingira said that in its effort to fight the use of hate speech on the platform, Facebook had over 15 thousand experts who review contents in more than 50 languages on a daily basis.

CBN to withdraw mutilated naira notes from circulation

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) says that it is working on a plan to mop up all the mutilated naira notes in circulation across the country.

Luciano Spalletti wants to remain at Inter

Luciano Spalletti is not concerned about his future at Inter amid rumours linking with Antonio Conte and former Nerazzurri boss Jose Mourinho to the club.

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Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue governor rejects invitation to rejoin APC

Benue state governor Samuel Ortom has rejected the invitation extended to him by the All Progressive Congress to return to the party, noting that he is fully committed to the ideas of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti governor mourns ex-assemblyman

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has described the death of a former state lawmaker, Mr Kola Fakiyesi, as “very shocking and unfortunate”.
Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province, on Monday, erupted, gushing a 7,500-metre high cloud of ash and smoke into the air, officials said.

Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupts for third time in a week

Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra province, on Monday, erupted, gushing a 7,500-metre high cloud of ash and smoke into the air, officials said.
The France international won eight major honours in four seasons with Juve - three of those playing alongside Pirlo - before returning to Old Trafford in 2016.

Luca Toni: Paul Pogba ‘the ideal gift’ for Andrea Pirlo at Juventus

Paul Pogba would be the "ideal gift" for Andrea Pirlo following his appointment as Juventus head coach, according to former team-mate Luca Toni.
Super Eagles striker Cyriel Dessers is in line to make his official debut for Belgian KRC Genk against Zulte Waregem this weekend.

Cyriel Dessers ready to partner Paul Onuachu in Genk’s attack

Cyriel Dessers believes he can form a potent attacking force with compatriot Paul Onuachu at Belgian Pro League club, KRC Genk.