Brought to You by SEPP ( The Science and Environmental Policy Project. THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President,SEPP False Precision – Hottest Year Ever? NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (NASA-GISS) and NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) issued dramatic press releases that 2016 was the hottest year since instrument measurements began. Both organizations focus […]

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In Vulture, book critic Christian Lorentzen suggests we dispense with terms like “postmodern” and “postwar” when discussing novels, and instead analyze them relative to the presidential administrations under which they were released. What will we mean when someday we refer to Obama Lit? I think we’ll be discussing novels about authenticity, or about “problems of […]

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Police in Zambia have been banned from marrying foreigners, according to a memo by police inspector general Kakoma Kanganja circulating on social media. The memo, dated 11 January, said those who were already married to foreigners should declare this within a week. It said failure to do so would “attract disciplinary action”. Police spokeswoman Esther […]

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The Nigerian Army on Monday said the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai, sued the Nigerian online newspaper, Premium Times, for libel after it failed to retract a story published on its medium. In a statement on Monday by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, the Army explained that […]

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The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, on Monday gave further insights into the Federal Government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan due to be launched next month. He said the government planned to privatise some selected national assets and restore the oil production and possibly raise it by 2020 as part of […]

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An associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, Jafaru Isa, has absolved himself of any wrong doing in relations to the funds meant for arms allegedly misappropriated by former National Security Adviser, NSA, Col Sambo Dasuki (rtd). Isa, a retired general was arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, in January 2016 for allegedly benefitting […]

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The UN Children Fund, on Monday, said investing in the education of children in the North East would be its top priority at the end of the Boko Haram insurgency. The Fund’s Chief Field Officer in Maiduguri, Mr. Geoffray Ijumba, said in Maiduguri that “investing in education would safeguard the future of the millions of […]

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According to reports, the management of University of Nigeria Nsukka has released the schedule of event for the 46th convocation ceremony of the institution. The event will feature Conferment of First Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates, as well as Conferment of Postgraduate Diplomas, Higher Degrees, Title of Professor Emeritus and Award of Honorary Degrees. The […]

via UNN Announces 46th Convocation Ceremony Schedule Of Eevnts —

He was Fela Anikulapo’s pianist and traveled with the late Afro beat maestro across the world on several occassions. Today, Duro Ikujenyo is still a force to reckon with as far as Afro beat is concerned. And late last year, he marked his birthday with the release of his fourth studio album titled, Tribute To […]

via How Fela Invaded Dodan Barracks With Mum’s Coffin, Fela’s Ex-Pianist Explains —

Governor Nasiru el-Rufai of Kaduna State has promised to prosecute whoever is found guilty in the killing of people in crisis -ridden Southern Kaduna and described the crisis in the area as unfortunate. El-Rufai stated this when the Council of Traditional Chiefs and Emirs, led by the Emir of Zazzau, Alhaji Shehu Idris, paid him […]

via Southern Kaduna crisis: We’ll prosecute perpetrators, says El-Rufai —

Jigawa state government has earmarked N21.2 billion for the execution of various ongoing and new roads projects across the state. The state commissioner of Works and Transport, Engineer Aminu Usman Gumel revealed this while shading more light on the 2017 budget allocation to his ministry. He explained that, the state allocates N21.2 billion to the […]

via Jigawa earmarks N21.2bn for road projects — kaykayjabari’s Blog

Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Monday it will not unveil its Galaxy S8 smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show this year, suggesting the flagship model’s launch may be later in the year than its 2016 version. Samsung mobile chief Koh Dong-jin said the phone would not get a launch […]

via Samsung Electronics says battery caused Note 7 fires, may delay new phone launch —

Pensioners in Kebbi State have agreed to accept the payment of 60 per cent of their entitlements in line with the proposal of the state government. Alhaji Usman Dan-Gwari, the state chairman, association of pensioners, who spoke to newsmen made the disclosure in Birnin Kebbi yesterday. Dan-Gwari said that his members had just concluded special […]

via Kebbi pensioners agree to collect 60% entitlements – Chairman — kaykayjabari’s Blog

So, now we know exactly what happened with Samsung’s fiery batteries. Will it happen again? Samsung said that it has implemented a new eight-step testing process for its lithium ion batteries, and that it’s forming a battery advisory board as well, comprised of academics from Cambridge, Berkeley, and Stanford. Note, this is for all lithium […]

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Today makes it ten days since students and officials of the Nigeria-Turkish International College, Ogun State were kidnapped, and the police are assuring parents and relatives that the victims are safe. A senior police officer, who confided in reporters, said “we have made some serious arrests, outside General Kakadu. We have other suspects that are […]

via Ten Days In Captivity, Turkish School Kidnap Victims Yet To Be Released —

Easy Lifestyle Changes Could Save You A Small Fortune. There some very basic things you can do which, added together, will save you a great deal of money. These changes to the way you live your life are not difficult, they’re not complicated, and they will not take up a lot of your time. In […]

via 21 ways to save money — JackCollier7

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Julia H. Founder & Owner of: Wellness Worthwhile Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Health & Fitness Writer Airports. Crowded tourist destinations. Rest stops. Crappy hotel food. Travel. There is a lot that can stop you from eating well while you vacation. Don’t let your travels turn into a diet disaster. Here are some […]

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