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Scientists discover ‘cure’ for cervical cancer using gene-editing technology

Australia is on the verge of becoming the first country in the world to eliminate cervical cancer.   Researchers from Griffith University in Queensland have created a “cure” for cervical cancer by using gene-editing technology to target cervical cancer tumours in mice using “stealth” nanoparticles.   Lead researcher Professor Nigel McMillan said it’s the first cancer cure using this technology.   According to ...

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Simone Biles becomes most decorated female Gymnast in history after winning her 21st world championship medal

Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles is now the most-decorated female gymnast in history after winning her 21st medal at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar.   The 22-year-old won her 21st medal at the world gymnastics championships on Tuesday, October 8, as the United States retained their women’s team all-around title.     Biles’ latest win has seen her break a tie with ...

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Homeless Opera singer offered a major recording contract

Homeless Opera singer, Emily Zamourka who became an Internet sensation after the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) shared a video of her singing Puccini at the Los Angeles metro last week, has been offered a recording contract by Grammy-nominated music producer Joel Diamond.   With hope of creating a “huge classical/EDM crossover hit record for the subway soprano”, the recording contract ...

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Nigerian Air Force gets first female Air Warrant Officer

Grace Tabawa Garba has made history as her recent promotion from a Master Warrant Officer to the rank of an Air Warrant Officer, making her the first female Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) to be promoted to the highest rank in the Non-Commissioned Officers’ cadre in the Armed Forces of Nigeria.   Garba’s promotion which was approved by the Chief of the ...

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RED Co-Founders, Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams to receive YouWIN! Connect Award of Excellence

The Co-Founders of RED | For Africa, Chude Jideonwo and Adebola Williams, are set to receive the YouWIN! Connect Award of Excellence at the first edition of the YouWIN! Connect Enterprise Education Book and Awards, which will hold at the International Conference Centre, Abuja on Thursday, 26 September, 2019.     The young entrepreneurs are being celebrated for their outstanding work in ...

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16-year old climate activist, Greta Thunberg wins “the alternative Nobel prize”

Swedish teenage climate activist, Greta Thunberg has been named as one of four winners of an award often called “the alternative Nobel prize.”   Thunberg was lauded “for inspiring and amplifying political demands for urgent climate action reflecting scientific facts,” the Stockholm-based Right Livelihood Award Foundation said.   In August 2018, the 16-year-old began a “school strike” outside the Swedish parliament ...

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I hope to give out a large part of my wealth to charity like Bill Gates – Dangote

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has revealed that he plans to give out a large part of his wealth to charity just like Microsoft founder, Bill Gates.   In his speech at the 2019 Goalkeepers’ event hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in New York on Wednesday September 24, Dangote expressed delight in Bill Gates’ philanthrophy which is quite evident ...

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Alexis Ohanian recalls the time Yahoo! told him his startup Reddit was a “rounding error” as he reacts to Yahoo’s efforts to stay in the game

Yahoo! unveiled a new logo this Monday, an attempt at rebranding to remain in the game, and Alexis Ohanian had an interesting memory to share.   The Reddit co-founder shared an article that had the headline: “Yahoo redesigns its logo to remind you that Yahoo exists.”   The 36-year-old tech entrepreneur, who is married to Serena Williams, then recounted a time ...

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David de Gea donates £175,000 to Red Cross to help victims of devastating storm which left seven dead and thousands homeless in Spain

Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea, has donated a whooping sum of £175,000 to the Red Cross society in Spain to help out victims of violent storm that killed 7 people and has rendered thousands of people homeless.     ‘gota fria’, as the storm was called in Spanish, also led to travel chaos after forcing airports to shut temporarily and ...

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Marcus Rashford, fulfills the dream of an American cancer-survivor by flying him to Old Trafford (photos)

Manchester United sensation, Marcus Rashford, who just recently signed a new 200,000 pounds deal with the football club has fulfilled the long time ambition of a cancer survivor by flying him to Old Trafford and paying for his game tickets.   Matt Waymont, took to Twitter to reach out to Rashford about his friend, John, an Merican who has survived cancer ...

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Comedian Ogusbaba becomes a house owner in Lekki, shares photos of his first rented apartment in Enugu

Nigerian comedian, Ogusbaba has joined the growing list of Nigerian entertainers that own houses in Lekki, Lagos state.   The overjoyed entertainer who shared photos of his new house in Lekki, also shared a photo of his old apartment in Enugu where he lived for 2 years. Ogusbaba said God made him go through that experience so he can appreciate all he ...

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Lagos State governor gives N20K each to 315 returnees from South Africa

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Wednesday, September 18th gave N20,000 to each of the second batch of 315 Nigerians evacuated from South Africa.   The fresh batch of returnees arrived a week after another 187 Nigerians fleeing xenophobia came back from South Africa. The joyous returnees arrived at the Cargo Wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos at ...

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Golden Heart! Femi Otedola takes up Majek Fashek’s medical bills in London

Nigerian billionaire, Femi Otedola has taken up the medical expenses of legendary reggae icon, Majek Fashek who is terribly sick and stranded at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in London. Otedola’s intervention came after Majek Fashek’s manager, Uzoma Day Omenka, painted a pathetic picture of the dire situation the musician is in. Confirming Otedola’s magnanimity to LIB, Uzoma Day said, ‘we really appreciate ...

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