Army yesterday denied claims that it was using obsolete weapons to fight Boko Haram terrorists in the Northeast, asserting that such claims were part of the on-going propaganda campaigns against the military. It said it would keep fighting the insurgents until the battle is won, irrespective of challenges.
Scientists have created a new drug cocktail that can induce insulin-producing cells to regenerate at a rate that is fast enough to work in human treatments. This is a key step in the pursuit of a cure for diabetes that restores the body’s ability to make insulin.
Nigeria has been rated the 110th best country for business in the world in 2019, out of 161 graded countries. Top on the list are United Kingdom (1), Sweden (2), Hong Kong (3), Netherlands (4), New Zealand (5) and Canada (6). The United States of America is rated 17th. South Africa, according to the list released by Forbes, came first in Africa.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) says it has not been briefed on the alleged payment of N15.89 billion to universities by the Federal Government, two months after it embarked on strike. The union’s National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, disclosed this in an interview on Wednesday in Lagos.
The USA international has impressed since making the breakthrough for the Bundesliga side during the 2015-16 campaign and has since made 115 appearances for the top team, scoring 15 goals and creating another 24. He has, however, struggled to hold down a regular starting place in Lucien Favre's side as they have charged to the top of the league standings, where they have opened a six-point gap to Bayern Munich.
Ronaldinho won two FIFA World Player of the Year awards and a Ballon d'Or. He was renowned for his technical skills and creativity. On 16 January 2018, Ronaldinho confirmed his retirement from football through his brother/agent. He retired as one of just seven players to have won the FIFA World Cup, the UEFA Champions League and the Ballon d'Or.
Former Nigerian leaders including ex-Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan and their Chiefs of Staff are to receive N2.3bn as benefits in 2019. The sum of N4.5bn was also proposed in the 2019 budget as severance benefits for retired Heads of Service and Permanent Secretaries while former heads of government agencies and parastatals would receive N1bn as severance benefits.