From tech guru to plumber? Bill Gates reinvents the toilet
A few days ago in Beijing, Bill Gates spoke at a conference with a fantastic name: the Reinvented Toilet Expo. The Microsoft founder took with him to the lectern a sealed jar containing human feces, according to BBC News. Gates reportedly pointed to the poop jar and said that it... Read more
Lagos State Government unveils new website
The Lagos State government today, unveiled a new website at a special event tagged: “Media unveiling of the new face of Lagos” in the cyberspace at Lagos State Digital Village, Alausa. “An upgraded official website and improved social media presence are the milestones the Lagos State Government is unveiling... Read more
Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational purposes
People in Canada are cheering, enduring long lines and honking their car horns in support as the country’s first marijuana dispensaries open their doors Wednesday. “I’m having a plaque made with the date and time and everything. This is never actually going to be smoked. I’m going to keep... Read more
Volcanic eruption reported at Mpape, Abuja
Residents of Mpape area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja have reported a ‘volcanic eruption-like incident’ with some inflammable substances emitting smoke from the cliff of the hills in the area, according to Daily Trust A Federal Government delegation comprising the Minister of Solid Mineral Abubakar Bawa Bwari... Read more
Scientist angers audience with views on women in physics
A senior scientist has given what has been described as a “highly offensive” presentation about the role of women in physics, the BBC has learned. At a workshop organised by Cern, Prof Alessandro Strumia of Pisa University said that “physics was invented and built by men, it’s not by... Read more
Kachikwu to address oil and gas conference in Nairobi
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, will join operators to address energy infrastructure deficiency in sub-Saharan Africa at the Africa Oil and Gas Summit in Nairobi, Kenya from October 10-12. The summit’s co-convener, Mr Oladeji Olawale, told reporters in Lagos that going by the United... Read more
Ogoni cleanup to commence in December
The Federal Government has concluded plans to commence the cleanup of Ogoni impacted communities on or before the end of last quarter of 2018. Minister of Environment, Ibrahim Jibril, made this known at a Pre-contract Award meeting organised by the Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.... Read more
More than a million flee as hurricane Florence approaches US South East
The southern East Coast of the United States is bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Florence as the storm — already packing winds of up to 140 mph — nears Category 5 strength. More than 1 million people face mandatory evacuation orders in coastal areas of Virginia, North Carolina... Read more
We are currently investigating the cause of the Abuja tremors: NGSA
…..Releases emergency hotlines The National Geological Survey Agency(NGSA) said this afternoon, that it has not been able to establish the cause of the latest tremors in Abuja, but that its officials were currently on the field investigating all immediate and remote causes. Alex Nwegbu, the director-general of the agency,... Read more
FG reacts to reports of Earth tremor in Abuja
The Federal Government, through the Federal Capital Territory Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), has urged residents to take precautions, following a purported earth tremor, which occurred in some parts of the city on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The tremor reportedly occurred in Mpape and Maitama Districts of the FCT,... Read more