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  • Esogban of Benin Kingdom laments extinction of language

    November 25, 2013 10:17 PM 43

    WorldStage Newsonline-- The Esogban of Benin Kingdom, Chief David Edebiri on Monday lamented the gradual extinction of the Benin language, saying urgent steps must be taken to address the problem. Chief Edebiri said at a press briefing announcing the presentation of his book, ‘A Compendium of some memorable statements’ scheduled for 30th of November

  • Why ASUU should end strike – UNIJOS VC

    November 24, 2013 6:20 PM 17

    Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, UNIJOS, Prof. Hayward Mafuyai, has appealed to striking lecturers, especially the institution’s local chapter, to accept the offer made by President Goodluck Jonathan at a recent meeting with their leadership and call off their over four-month old strike. ”Continuing the strike will in no way help, but we should

  • Unijos wins N1.2 billion World Bank grant for research

    November 22, 2013 7:44 PM 26

    The University of Jos has received an $8 million (about N1.2 billion) grant from the World Bank to establish an African Centre of Excellence to research on the production of drugs from plants (phytomedicine). The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Hayward Mafuyai, stated this in Jos on Friday when he briefed journalists on the research activities of the institution

  • FG releases names of 2013 Nigerian National Merit Award list

    November 22, 2013 1:29 AM 57

    After weeks of rigorous screening, the Federal Government yesterday announced the names of three distinguished Nigerians that have been pencilled down to receive this year’s Nigerian National Merit Award (NNMA). The three distinguished Nigerians drawn from Science, Humanities and Engineering/Technology, include Professors Seth Sunday Ajayi, Francis Abiodun

  • The folly of the climate change warrior

    November 21, 2013 1:55 AM 41

    Conversations in the surf are as vacuous as you'd expect from men in uncomfortable rubber suits who get their thrills from lassooing moving water and jamming to shore. And this conversation was just as pointless. But it hit reef when, between all the talk about the waves, the form of someone or other, the wind, the unseasonal warmth of the water, the surfer

  • Quantum physics posits that there IS an afterlife

    November 21, 2013 12:02 AM 35

    continued that as humans we believe in death because ‘we’ve been taught we die’, or more specifically, our consciousness associates life with bodies and we know that bodies die. Lanza uses the example of the way we perceive the world around us. A person sees a blue sky, and is told that the colour they are seeing is blue, but the cells in a person’s

  • Plenty of planets, but is anybody out there?

    November 20, 2013 6:16 PM 43

    The recent announcement by a team of astronomers that there could be as many as 40 billion habitable planets in our galaxy has further fueled the speculation, popular even among many distinguished scientists, that the universe is teeming with life. The astronomer Geoffrey W. Marcy of the University of California, Berkeley, an experienced planet hunter

  • UNDP Nigeria gets new Country Director

    November 19, 2013 6:18 PM 45

    WorldStage Newsonline-- Dr. Pa Lamin Beyai, has resumed as the new Country Director, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Office in Abuja, Nigeria. Dr. Beyai comes to UNDP Nigeria with a wealth of experience acquired over the last 25 years, in both the private and the public sectors – at national and international levels. His focus