Nigeria ranks 105th in mobile Internet speed
Nigeria ranked 105th in mobile Internet download speed as of December 2018, down two places from its 103th position in November, the latest data from the Ookla’s Speedtest Global Index showed. The country’s ranking for fixed broadband speed also dropped by three places; it occupied 106th position globally in... Read more
NCC slams fine on Telecom companies for violations
The four major network operators in the country have been slammed with a total of N74m by the Nigerian Communications Commissions for violating various regulations. The NCC, in its 2018 third quarter compliance, monitoring and enforcement report, stated that the network providers flouted different regulations such as the routing... Read more
Nigeria sustains 5,000MW peak power generation for 7 days
The National Grid has soared to 5,375 megawatts (MW) of power generation, the highest ever attained in Nigeria. The grid has also sustained a 5,000MW peak generation trend for seven days so far in February, 2019. Data on daily power generation  show that the highest 5,375MW peak generation was... Read more
British students paid to catch diseases
Cash strapped university students are being paid as much as £3,500 to be infected with dangerous tropical diseases including typhoid, malaria and pneumonia. The UK students are among a growing number of healthy volunteers being paid to be infected with exotic bacteria and viruses for scientific research at institutions including... Read more
Occasional cannabis may boost men’s fertility, new study suggests
Smoking cannabis occasionally may improve men’s fertility by stimulating sperm production, a study by Harvard University suggests. Analysis of more than 662 men found that those who had never taken the drug were more than twice as likely to have sperm concentrations below a “normal” threshold. Published in the... Read more
Health workers union, JOHESU to commence nationwide strike after 15 days ultimatum
The Joint Health Sector Union (JOHESU) has issued a threat to take industrial actions over what it describes as indifference on the part of the Federal Government to resolve their labour dispute. In a press statement by JOHESU’s President, Mr Josiah Biobelemonye, the health workers threatened to resume their... Read more
Pontius Pilate’s ring is discovered
An ancient copper jewellery may have belonged to Roman ruler, Pontius Pilate, say archaeologists after it was ignored for 50 years. Scientists say a simple 2,000-year-old ring that was discovered 50 years ago near Bethlehem could have been worn by the man who crucified Jesus. The ring, which is... Read more
Chinese scientist says he has created world’s first genetically-modified babies
A scientist claims he helped create the world’s first genetically-modified babies during laboratory work in China. The DNA of twin girls was altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life, researcher Dr He Jiankui says. He said his goal was not to cure... Read more
I am not resigning from Facebook: Zuckerberg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday he has no plans to resign, sounding defiant after a rough year for the social platform. “That’s not the plan,” Zuckerberg told CNN Business when asked if he would consider stepping down as chairman. He also defended Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg,... Read more
Public Relations firm, Zenera Consulting plans walk against cancer on its fifth-year anniversary
As part of activities to commemorate its fifth-year anniversary, one of the fastest-growing Branding  and Public Relations firms in Nigeria, Zenera Consulting, will on the first day of December hold an awareness campaign and  a 3.4-Kilometre walk against Cancer in Lagos, themed ‘Hope Beats Cancer’ According to the organizers,... Read more