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American universities award 303 Nigerian students $7.5 million scholarships

More than 303 Nigerian students from the 17 states of southern Nigeria have received no less than $7.5m in full or partial scholarships from 225 American universities and colleges to study in the United States for the 2019-2020 academic session.

Misery Index: Nigeria not a miserable country

In a report titled: “The Misery Index 2018,” authored by Dr. Steve Hanke of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, Nigerians have been labelled the sixth most miserable people in the world. The misery index was introduced in the 1970s by Arthur Okun, an American economist, author of the seminal work, Equality and Efficiency: The Big Trade Off (1975).

Chimamanda Adichie to speak at Yale’s 2019 Class Day

Acclaimed Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie, 41, has been selected as the speaker in the during the Yale’s 2019 Class Day.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Zainab Ahmed: Federal government working on new population policy

In realisation of the dangers posed by unbridled population growth, the Federal Government is currently working on a new policy on the population to determine how many children a woman will be allowed to bear.
Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal: National Assembly needs more funding

Amid criticisms and call for slashing of its funds, the governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has called for more funding for the National Assembly to enable it perform its duties.

Official: Dearth of funds frustrating family planning activities in Niger

The non-release of budgetary allocations to the Family Planning Department in Niger is frustrating the implementation of the unit’s activities, Talatu Abu, Coordinator, Niger Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), has said.
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China agrees to restructure Ethiopia’s railway loan

China has agreed to restructure some of Ethiopia’s loans, including a loan for a four billion dollars railway linking its capital Addis Ababa with neighbouring Djibouti, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Thursday.
This handout photo released by NASA shows the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with the Parker Solar Probe onboard moments before launch on August 12, 2018, Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA postponed until August 12, 2018, the launch of the first ever spacecraft to fly directly toward the Sun on a mission to plunge into our star's sizzling atmosphere and unlock its mysteries. The reason for the delay was not immediately clear, but was called for after a gaseous helium alarm was sounded in the last moments before liftoff, officials said.Bill INGALLS / NASA / AFP

NASA launches historic probe to ‘touch Sun’

NASA on Sunday launched a $1.5 billion spacecraft toward the Sun on a historic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms.
The Parker Solarprobe spacecraft Set for launch

NASA blasts off historic spaceship to Sun

NASA on Sunday blasted off a $1.5 billion spacecraft toward the Sun on a historic mission to protect the Earth by unveiling the mysteries of dangerous solar storms.
The Parker Solarprobe spacecraft Set for launch

NASA postpones for 24 hours launch of historic spaceship to Sun

NASA postponed until Sunday the launch of the first ever spacecraft to fly directly toward the Sun on a mission to plunge into our star's sizzling atmosphere and unlock its mysteries.

Report: North Korea starts dismantling of nuclear test site

North Korea has started dismantling its Punggye-ri nuclear test site, according to satellite pictures analysed by experts.

Johns Hopkins University revokes Bill Cosby’s honorary degree after guilty verdict

Johns Hopkins University announced Thursday afternoon that its board of trustees has revoked an honorary degree previously presented to Bill Cosby.

US veteran who survived blast receives penis transplant

A Baltimore hospital says a wounded U.S. veteran has received the world's most extensive penis transplant.

North Korea watchers greet Kim Jong Un’s move with skepticism

Pyongyang’s announcement it will halt nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches has left experts puzzling over Kim Jong Un’s true intentions — and the extent to which US President Donald Trump deserves credit.

Legacy of President Wilson’s racism clouds UN rights office

How do you condemn racism on behalf of the global community while sitting in a building named after a racist?

10.25 million obese children in Africa – report

African countries have largely failed to address a rising obesity epidemic that could soon become the greater public health crisis, experts said as new data was released.

North Korea vows to boost weapons programmes after sanctions

North Korea vowed Wednesday to accelerate its weapons programmes in response to “evil” sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council following its latest and most powerful nuclear test.

Possible scenarios for next stage of North Korea crisis

The crisis over North Korea’s nuclear program deepened Thursday when US President Donald Trump underscored his threat to rain “fire and fury” on Kim Jong-Un’s regime by saying his apocalyptic warning perhaps “wasn’t tough enough.”

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