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    Meet Bob Marley - His Story Deon Sowobi

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CRISPR Gene Editing: A Revolution in Precision Medicine and Biotechnology

CRISPR Gene Editing: A Revolution in Precision Medicine and Biotechnology In the world of genetics and biotechnology, few breakthroughs have generated as much excitement and potential as CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing. This revolutionary technique has captivated scientists, researchers, and the public alike with its ability to precisely and efficiently edit genes. With the promise of treating genetic diseases and advancing biotechnology, CRISPR has opened doors to new possibilities and ethical debates. Understanding the CRISPR-Cas9 Revolution CRISPR, which stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, is a naturally occurring system in bacteria. It was discovered as a part of the bacteria's immune defence mechanism against viruses. Cas9, an enzyme within the CRISPR system, acts like molecular scissors, cutting DNA at specific locations. Scientists harnessed this system and developed CRISPR-Cas9 as a versatile gene-editing tool. It allows for precise modification of DNA […]

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Nigeria’s 63rd Independence Anniversary

Nigeria's 63rd Independence Anniversary: FG Sets to Have a Quiet Celebration The Federal Government (FG) has disclosed its plans for a subdued celebration of Nigeria's 63rd independence anniversary, scheduled for October 1, 2023. During a press conference in Abuja, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), George Akume, revealed that the FG will not be inviting any world leaders for the event, aligning with its decision to keep the celebration low-key. Akume emphasized that the choice for a low-key celebration was made considering the prevailing economic challenges. He stated, "Low-key celebration has nothing to do with whether we are not doing well. Economic times are hard; we are looking at it not just at the national level but also as a family." In line with the decision to not invite world leaders, Akume highlighted that during the president's […]

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Building Collapse in Lagos

Building Collapse in Lagos: Two Injured, Others Evacuated Safely In a distressing incident in Lagos State, a building comprising over 500 rooms at number 47/49 Oduntan Street, Kosofe Local Government Area, partially collapsed on a Sunday following heavy rainfall the previous day. The incident resulted in injuries to at least two individuals, who are currently receiving medical attention in an undisclosed hospital. The Collapse Incident The collapse occurred in Agboye Estate on Oduntan Street in Ketu, Lagos. The building in question had originally served as a school but had been repurposed as residential housing with more than 500 rooms. The collapse took place in the afternoon, leading to significant damage to the structure. Response from Authorities The National Emergency Management Agency's (NEMA) South West Coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident and reported that two people sustained partial injuries but were […]

Lizzo Responds to Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
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Lizzo Responds to Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

Lizzo Responds to Sexual Harassment Lawsuit: "I Am Not the Villain" Lizzo, the Grammy-winning American singer and rapper known for her empowering music and body positivity advocacy, has found herself at the centre of a controversy. Three of her former backup dancers recently filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against her and her production company, alleging various charges, including sexual, religious, and racial harassment.  Lizzo's Defiant Response: Addressing the allegations made in the lawsuit, Lizzo posted a statement on social media, asserting that she is "not the villain" she has been portrayed as in recent days. She expressed her openness about her sexuality but emphasized that she would not allow others to misrepresent her. Lizzo asserted her commitment to respecting boundaries and maintaining a safe and inclusive environment. @Lizzo Responds to Sexual Harassment Lawsuit The Allegations: The lawsuit filed in Los […]

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President Bola Tinubu Nominates Youthful Leaders

President Bola Tinubu Nominates Youthful Leaders for Key Ministerial Roles In a move aimed at infusing fresh energy and dynamism into Nigeria's government, President Bola Tinubu has nominated two prominent individuals to serve in key ministerial roles. Dr Jamila Bio Ibrahim has been selected as the Minister of Youth, while Mr Ayodele Olawande has been nominated as the Minister of State for the same ministry. These nominations, though subject to confirmation by the Nigerian Senate, signal a commitment to harnessing the potential of young, innovative leaders in the country's leadership. Dr Jamila Bio Ibrahim: A Rising Star Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim is a young, accomplished medical doctor with a promising future ahead of her. Her recent role as the President of the Progressive Young Women Forum (PYWF) demonstrates her dedication to promoting youth involvement and women's empowerment. Her expertise in […]

Tragedy Strikes Libya
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Tragedy Strikes Libya

Tragedy Strikes Libya: Thousands Laid to Rest in Mass Graves After Devastating Floods Libya, a nation already grappling with years of instability and conflict, was struck by a devastating natural disaster that has left its people reeling. A catastrophic flood, unlike anything the country has seen in decades, has not only claimed lives but has also prompted the hasty burial of thousands of victims in mass graves. As the mayor of one of the affected cities warns of a death toll that could triple, Libya faces yet another crisis that demands attention and aid from the international community. The Unprecedented Floods: In late August 2023, heavy rainfall caused severe flooding in the northwestern region of Libya, particularly in the cities of Al-Jabal Al-Gharbi and Nalut. The floods swept through communities, destroying homes, displacing families, and leaving a trail of destruction […]

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Tinubu Engages in a Productive Discussion with South African President Ramaphosa in New York

Tinubu Engages in a Productive Discussion with South African President Ramaphosa in New York President Bola Tinubu has convened with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa as part of his bilateral engagements leading up to the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in the United States. In an announcement on Monday, Tinubu's spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, revealed that the two leaders engaged in a productive discussion. Ngelale tweeted, "H.E. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has held a very fruitful, cross-sectoral discussion with South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa as the first of many bilateral engagements with counterparts from multiple continents in New York City, ahead of the UN General Assembly." @Tinubu Engages in a Productive Discussion with South African President Ramaphosa in New York During the UNGA session, which is scheduled to take place in New York from September 18 to 26, Tinubu is […]

Taiwo Obasanjo's Apology to Yoruba Kings
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Taiwo Obasanjo’s Apology to Yoruba Kings

Taiwo Obasanjo's Apology to Yoruba Kings: A Plea for Reconciliation In the wake of the recent controversy surrounding former President Olusegun Obasanjo's comments at an event in Iseyin, Oyo state, his wife, Taiwo Obasanjo, has stepped forward to offer a heartfelt apology to the Yoruba kings, the entire Yoruba race, and all those who felt aggrieved by his remarks. The incident, which has sparked outrage and demands for an apology, has prompted Taiwo Obasanjo to publicly seek forgiveness on behalf of her family and husband. The Controversy During the event in Iseyin, former President Obasanjo chastised some Yoruba traditional rulers for not giving him the respect he felt he deserved as a former president. His remarks, which included ordering the kings to stand up and recognize his presence, drew widespread criticism and demands for an apology. @Taiwo Obasanjo's Apology to […]

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Sani Shinkafi Advises NYSC to Cease Posting Corps Members to Sokoto, Kebbi, and Zamfara States

Sani Shinkafi Advises NYSC to Cease Posting Corps Members to Sokoto, Kebbi, and Zamfara States Sani Shinkafi, a former Chairman of the Committee on Prosecution of Bandits Related Offences and a former aspirant for the APC national chairmanship, has criticized the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) for posting corps members to states plagued by bandit attacks. Shinkafi's call comes in the wake of the recent abduction of eight NYSC members by armed bandits in Zamfara State, with the abductors demanding a N4 million ransom for one of the victims. During a live appearance on Channels Television's Sunrise Daily, Shinkafi urged the leadership of NYSC to reconsider posting youth corps members to Sokoto, Kebbi, and even Zamfara due to security concerns. He also criticized Governor Dauda Lawal's refusal to engage in a peace dialogue with repentant bandits, contrasting it with the […]

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