General

Chibok schoolgirls: Boko Haram frees 21

Twenty-one of the schoolgirls kidnapped in 2014 by Boko Haram in Chibok, Nigeria, have been freed, the president’s spokesman has confirmed. Garba Shehu said the release was “the outcome of negotiations between the administration and Islamist militants”. The freed students are currently with the security forces. Boko Haram seized more than 270 students from a… Continue reading Chibok schoolgirls: Boko Haram frees 21

Technology

Solar Impulse lands in California after Pacific crossing

The solar-powered aeroplane Solar Impulse has landed in Silicon Valley, California, after a three-day flight over the Pacific Ocean from Hawaii. High winds delayed the landing at Moffett Airfield, Mountain View, as pilot Bertrand Piccard flew in a holding pattern off the coast. “The Pacific is done,” he declared just before landing. The latest leg… Continue reading Solar Impulse lands in California after Pacific crossing

Opinion · Politics

A SENATE AFTER SELFISH GAIN, AND SELFISH GAIN ALONE

Shortly after the 2015 general elections, then Senator-elect from Kogi State, Dino Melaye while appearing on a Channels TV programme vowed to champion a campaign for salary cut for federal lawmakers. Melaye said lawmakers must sacrifice their comfort and allow a pay cut to yield money that could be used for developmental projects and proper… Continue reading A SENATE AFTER SELFISH GAIN, AND SELFISH GAIN ALONE

Inspiration · News

‘How I almost became a Boko Haram suicide bomber’

On Tuesday 9 February, two Nigerian girls entered a camp for displaced people in the country’s north-east. Minutes later they detonated their explosive vests, killing 58 people. A third girl refused to take part in the suicide mission for Islamist militant group Boko Haram. This is her story. Hauwa, not her real name, doesn’t know… Continue reading ‘How I almost became a Boko Haram suicide bomber’

Technology

Telescope used on Armstrong’s moon landing finds new galaxies

An Australian telescope used to broadcast live vision of man’s first steps on the moon in 1969 has found hundreds of new galaxies hidden behind the Milky Way by using an innovative receiver that measures radio waves. Scientists at the Parkes telescope, 355 km (220 miles) west of Sydney, said they had detected 883 galaxies,… Continue reading Telescope used on Armstrong’s moon landing finds new galaxies

Technology

Light-based Li-Fi Internet Boasts Speeds 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi

When the first version of the Wi-Fi protocol was released in 1997, it boasted wireless speeds of up to 2 megabits per second. Now, there’s Li-Fi, a potential successor to Wi-Fi that’s capable of transmitting data at 1 gigabit per second, about 100 times faster than today’s average home wireless connection and 500 times faster… Continue reading Light-based Li-Fi Internet Boasts Speeds 100 Times Faster Than Wi-Fi