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  • E-testing Will Stem Malpractice In Examination - JAMB

    February 13, 2014 1:55 PM 20

    The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Thursday said its adoption of Computer Based Test (CBT) was to stem the menace of examination malpractice. The Kaduna State Coordinator of JAMB, Mr Matthew Audu said this in Kaduna at a one-day advocacy and sensitisation campaign on the the use of CBS during Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination

  • Students Vacate Campus Over Threat Letters

    February 13, 2014 1:07 PM 19

    Students of the College of Education, Hong, Adamawa, have started vacating campus over alleged threat letters from members of Boko Haram asking them to leave. Some of the students who spoke to newsmen on the issue on Thursday, said it had caused tension in the school resulting to mass exodus of staff and students. The Provost of the College, Dr Johnson

  • Cross River Govt. Denies Annexation of New Nigerian Community by Cameroon

    February 12, 2014 12:12 PM 20

    The Cross River Government said on Wednesday that none of its villages were illegally annexed by Cameroon on the orders of the Nigeria-Cameroon boundary demarcation officials. Mr Christian Ita, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Liyel Imoke, told newsmen in Calabar that the speculation was untrue. He, however, said that a pillar on the boundary between

  • Scientists unearth epic fossil find in Kootenay National Park

    February 11, 2014 5:38 PM 34

    Researchers in Kootenay National Park have come across a massive fossil deposit and are calling it the world's most important animal fossil discovery in decades. The discovery was made in the summer of 2012 by a team of scientists from the Royal Ontario Museum, Pomona College, the University of Toronto, the University of Saskatchewan and Uppsala University

  • Ekiti May Sanction Husbands Who Abandon Wives After Childbirth

    February 11, 2014 5:02 PM 23

    It may soon become a crime punishable under the law for any husband to abandon his wife after childbirth in any part of Ekiti. Mrs. Bisi Fayemi, the wife of the state governor, Kayode Fayemi, gave the indication in Ado-Ekiti on Tuesday while on a sympathy visit to one Mrs. Bosede Omole. Omole’s husband had run away after she was delivered of triplets

  • Dolphin killings: More SA protests planned

    February 10, 2014 8:19 AM 35

    February 10 2014 at 10:13am By LALI VAN ZUYDAM Pretoria - Dozens of animal rights activists gathered outside the Japanese embassy in Groenkloof at the weekend to protest against the capture and slaughter of dolphins and small whales in Taiji, Japan. On Saturday, about 100 protesters gathered to hand over a memorandum to Japanese embassy officials. The memo pleaded

  • February 2, 2014: Walking from Siberia to Australia, Prepping Putin’s $51 Billion Bash and More

    February 3, 2014 8:25 PM 97

    Sochi, Russia underwent a $51 billion metamorphosis to create infrastructure and security to host the Winter Olympics. (photo by Thomas Dworzak/National Geographic) Every week, embark with host Boyd Matson on an exploration of the latest discoveries and interviews with some of the most fascinating people on the planet, on National Geographic Weekend

  • Don Calls For More Research in Varsities

    January 31, 2014 4:49 PM 27

    Secretary General, Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, Prof. Michael Faborode, has called for more research works in the Nigerian University System in order to impact positively on the country’s economy. “Research in all the areas of knowledge, humanities, social sciences, biological and medical sciences as well as physical science

  • Brain uses 'acoustic signatures' to understand language

    January 31, 2014 12:15 PM 33

    New research into human understanding of language suggests that the brain comprehends speech by picking up on certain kinds of sounds. "This is a very intriguing glimpse into speech processing," study senior author Dr Edward Chang, a neurosurgeon and neuroscientist at the University of California, San Francisco, said in a university news release. "The brain

  • Ophidiophobics beware: flying snakes have great aerodynamics

    January 30, 2014 9:12 PM 33

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This may be the last thing that anyone with a touch of ophidiophobia - fear of snakes - would want to hear: flying snakes have surprisingly good aerodynamic qualities. Scientists studying the amazing gliding proficiency of an Asian species known as the paradise tree snake say it does two things as it goes airborne. It splays its ribs in order