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First Earth-sized planet in star’s “habitable zone” found

An artist view of Kepler186f

As­tro­no­mers said they have found an Earth-sized plan­et, out­side our own so­lar sys­tem, or­bit­ing a star at a dis­tance suit­a­ble to al­low liq­uid wa­ter on the plan­et’s sur­face. But do not dream yet of living in the planet designated as Kepler-186F: Kep­ler-186f is meas­ured to be so far away from us that even mov­ing at […]

Abducted school girls: Nigeria’s military say they goofed

Nigerian director of defence information maj-General Chris Olukolade: accepts army goofed

Nigeria’s military authorities have acknowledged that they goofed over their statement that all but eight of the 129 abducted school girls of a secondary school in Chibok, Borno state, have been freed from their Boko Haram captors. The statement was flatly denied by the principal of the school and the parents of the girls. A […]

DSS arraigns kidnappers of Archbishop Kattey

Kattey: kidnappers charged

Okafor Ofiebor/Port Harcourt Three men suspected to be the kidnappers of Bishop Ignatius Cosby Ogborun Kattey, the Anglican ArchBishop of the Niger Delta, and his wife, Beatrice, on 6 September last year, have been arraigned before a chief Magistrate’s Court sitting in Port Harcourt. They were arraigned by the Rivers State Director of State Security […]

APC governors not invited to security summit, says Akpabio

APC governors: not invited to security meeting

Governors of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC were not invited to the expanded security meeting called by President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday to discuss the security problems facing the country. “No, they were not invited,” was the curt reply of Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, who led other state chief executives elected on […]

LASU lecturers set to go on strike

•Dr. Nasir Fagge Isa: ASUU President

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo Chapter, has threatened to go on strike at the expiration of another 14-day ultimatum it declared on 15 April. The union made the declaration at its South-West zonal congress, held at the institution. Dr Adesola Nasir, ASUU South-West Zonal Coordinator, said the ultimatum […]

APC aids and abets terrorism – PDP

•Metuh: Blasts APC again

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of aiding and abetting terrorism in the country through “omission and commission”. The accusation was contained in a statement issued by Olisa Metuh, the National Publicity Secretary of PDP on 17 April in Abuja. Metuh said that APC demonstrated this when it shunned […]

115 schoolgirls still missing after kidnap – principal

•Secondary school girls in northern Nigeria. Photo... Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP/Getty Images

Asabe Kwambura, principal of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State has denied reports from the military that most of the students kidnapped from her school by Islamists were now safe. She said only 14 of the 129 girls taken had escaped and that was the figure she could confirm. “The report from the military […]

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