Inspiration · Sport

After Kidney Transplant, Olympic Champion Merritt Has Heart Set On Rio Gold

Aries Merritt wasn’t sure he’d wake up after kidney transplant surgery. “You know they give you all the disclaimers,” Merritt said. All he knew for certain was that his kidneys were being attacked by a genetic disorder inherited from his father’s side of the family. It made no difference that he was an Olympic champion… Continue reading After Kidney Transplant, Olympic Champion Merritt Has Heart Set On Rio Gold

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’