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Top 10 Oldest Universities Around the World

The word university is derived from the Latin universitas magistrorum et scholarium, roughly meaning “community of teachers and scholars”. The term was coined by the Italian University of Bologna, which, with a traditional founding date…

Microsoft developing bone-conduction headset that guides the blind

While the act of walking down the street might be second nature to most of us, it can be a much more difficult experience for those who are blind or visually impaired. To combat the issue, Microsoft has developed a headset that uses bone-conducting…

Galaxy Note 4: Full Details of Samsung Next Phablet Leak Weeks Ahead of Release

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The listing for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on the website of Indonesian retailer Eraphone which also lists a full spec sheet. Eraphone The full specifications of the latest product in Samsung's large smartphone/small tablet Galaxy Note range…

Can you own a language?

In its first-ever transparency report, the Wikimedia Foundation revealed a handful of odd stories about takedown requests sent to Wikipedia. Among the claims on public-domain books and monkey selfies was a curious request from 2012: that Wikipedia…

iPhone 6 Reportedly Launching Sooner Than Expected

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When it comes to Apple, Cantor Fitzgerald analyst Brian White has a mixed track record. He was the first Apple watcher to reveal that the company planned to launch an iPad mini, though details were scarce at the time, and he also was the first…

Epigenetic Engineering: Silencing A Gene Can Cause Cancer

Cancer doesn't always begin with genetic mutations: simply turning a gene off is enough. Studies with mice has provided the first evidence that turning a gene on or off can cause cancer. The study gives hope on how epigenetic engineering (deliberately…

How Apple Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Big Screen

The line defining smartphones and tablets has been blurring for some time now, but it may reached its peak with the launch of the Fonepad from Asus, which the company describes as a "tablet with phone functions". While this may be an extreme…

Trump vows to jail Clinton

​NAN, Abuja; A defiant Donald Trump on Sunday said Hillary Clinton would go to jail if he were president and attacked her husband for his treatment of women in a vicious presidential debate less than a month before the U.S. election. Their…

Russian leader Vladimir Putin given PEACE PRIZE despite World War 3 fears

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​VLADIMIR Putin has been awarded a prestigious peace and sovereignty prize as the world teeters on the brink of another global war. The Russian leader became the first recipient of the Hugo Chavez prize, an award invented by Venezuelan president…

US election: More top Republicans drop support for Trump

​More senior Republicans have withdrawn support for US presidential candidate Donald Trump after his obscene remarks about women became public. At least a dozen Republicans have said they will not be voting for him, since the comments emerged…

N5, 000 monthly allowance: FG commence screening of graduates

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​The Federal Government is set to commence the screening of unemployed graduates across the country as a demonstration of its commitment to effect the payment of N5000 monthly allowances. This was disclosed by Senator Ali Wakili representing…

Biographer reveals Buhari’s problem with APC leaders

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​The newly-published biography of President Muhammadu Buhari has given an insight into the crisis of confidence currently rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress, saying the President is largely seen as not being “a natural party politician.” The…

We’re missing Jonathan –Ebonyi traders

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​Almost one and a half years after former President Goodluck  Jonathan left office, his 2015 campaign posters are still displayed in markets in Ebonyi State, including the over 70-year-old Abakaliki main market. Speaking to our correspondent…

Trump daughter’s fashion line, shoes maker moving to Africa

​Trump daughter’s fashion line, shoes maker moving to Africa U.S.A presidential candidate Donald Trump has pledged to bring long lost American manufacturing jobs back from China. But he may be too late even for products that bear his family…

Nnamdi Kanu drags FG to ECOWAS court over illegal detention

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​ Detained leader of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, has dragged the Federal Government and Department of State Services (DSS) to Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) court to seek for justice over illegal…