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Dickson Gives 307 PhD, M.Sc. Holders, Doctors Automatic Employment

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Mr. Henry Seriake Dickson, has offered automatic employment to 307 products of the Bayelsa State Scholarship Scheme, who have concluded their doctorate and master decree programmes in various disciplines in universities across the world. A statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media Relations, Mr Fidelis Soriwei, yesterday quoted the governor as offering

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Tuberculosis spreading, becoming untreatable in Nigeria, experts warn

Medical experts have warned of the spread of the untreatable variant of tuberculosis (TB) in Nigeria. As part of activities to mark the World Tuberculosis Day (WTD) today, they alerted the citizenry to the rise in cases of Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis (MDRTB) nationwide, even as immediate action was sought on the menace. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), the

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Adulthood begins at 30: Scientists say that our brains are not fully grown-up when we are in our twenties

Adulthood begins at 30: Scientists say that our brains are not fully grown-up when we are in our twenties People are highly susceptible to mental health problems in their twenties This can resolve around the age of 30 when the brain reaches full maturity There is no strict neurological definition of when a child becomes an adult If the antics

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Amazon’s joint health-care venture finally has a name

• The joint health-care venture between Amazon, J.P. Morgan and Berkshire Hathaway finally has a name. And that’s Haven. • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett last January announced they were teaming up to tackle rising health-care costs. • They named Dr. Atul Gawande as CEO in June The joint health-care

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Russian Nobel Prize winner for physics Alferov dies age 88

Zhores Alferov, the 2000 Nobel prize winner in physics and a member of Russia’s parliament, has died aged 88 in St Petersburg, the Russian Communist party said on Saturday. Alferov shared the nearly 1 million dollar award, which recognised his research work in the 1970s in information technology, which paved the way for computers, CD players and mobile telephones, with

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SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft launches successfully. The Launch brings US plans to resume sending people into space in own spacecraft closer

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft took off on Saturday morning, marking the first major step towards US ambitions to resume sending astronauts into space on its own spacecraft from American soil. The uncrewed spacecraft launched as planned from Nasa’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida at 2.49am local time (07.49 GMT), on top of a Falcon 9 rocket and carrying a dummy

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