Patient Receives World’s First Pig Kidney Transplant, Dies Two Months Later

In a groundbreaking medical procedure, Massachusetts General Hospital performed the world’s first transplant of a genetically-edited pig kidney into Rick Slayman, a 62-year-old man battling end-stage kidney disease. The operation marked a significant milestone in xenotransplantation, offering a potential solution to the global organ shortage crisis. The genetically-modified pig kidney aimed to enhance compatibility with humans by removing harmful pig genes and incorporating certain human … Continue reading Patient Receives World’s First Pig Kidney Transplant, Dies Two Months Later

Transmission Company of Nigeria Reveals Causes of Power Grid Collapses and Solutions

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) has identified several factors contributing to the continuous collapse of the nation’s power grid, with the inability to maintain a balanced frequency between demand and supply of electricity consumption, lack of adequate gas, load rejection by DisCos and ageing infrastructure as the major reasons for the collapse. During a visit by the Senate Committee on Power to TCN’s headquarters … Continue reading Transmission Company of Nigeria Reveals Causes of Power Grid Collapses and Solutions

NNPC Addresses Fuel Scarcity Amidst Long Queues at Filling Stations

The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited has provided insights into the current scarcity of premium motor spirit (PMS), commonly known as petrol, in various parts of the country. Reports from Legit.ng highlighted long queues at filling stations across the Federal Capital Territory, Nasarawa, Niger, Gombe, Sokoto, Kaduna, and Anambra states, causing inconvenience to commuters. In Kaduna, motorists resorted to purchasing petrol from black marketers … Continue reading NNPC Addresses Fuel Scarcity Amidst Long Queues at Filling Stations

Multichoice Nigeria Increases DStv and GOtv Subscription Prices Effective May 1, 2024

Multichoice Nigeria Limited, the pay-TV operator, has announced another round of price increases for its DStv and GOtv packages, set to take effect from May 1, 2024. Attributing the price adjustments to the “rise in the cost of business operations” in Nigeria, Multichoice CEO, John Ugbe, conveyed the news to subscribers and customers via email. The revised prices for DStv packages are as follows: – … Continue reading Multichoice Nigeria Increases DStv and GOtv Subscription Prices Effective May 1, 2024

Inmates Escape from Nigerian Prison Amidst Downpour

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) reported that 118 inmates escaped from the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Suleja, Niger state, during heavy rainfall on Wednesday. Adamu Duza, spokesperson for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) command of the NCoS, disclosed in a statement on Thursday that the rainfall caused significant damage to parts of the prison, including its perimeter fence. Despite the challenges posed by the … Continue reading Inmates Escape from Nigerian Prison Amidst Downpour

Nigerian Telcos Urge Government Intervention Amid Pricing Challenges and Security Concerns

Telecommunications giants in Nigeria, including Glo, MTN, Airtel, and 9Mobile, are calling on the federal government to facilitate constructive dialogue within the industry. Expressing concerns over the current price control mechanism, the telcos argue that it does not align with economic realities and could jeopardize the industry’s sustainability. They emphasize the need for government intervention to address pricing challenges effectively. In a joint statement by … Continue reading Nigerian Telcos Urge Government Intervention Amid Pricing Challenges and Security Concerns

Nigerian Naira Declines Against US Dollar Amidst Foreign Exchange Market Pressure

The Nigerian naira witnessed a decline to N1,400 against the US dollar on the black market, spurred by increased demand in the foreign exchange (FX) market. This recent exchange rate marks a 19.64 percent decrease over two weeks compared to the N1,125 per dollar recorded on April 12, 2023, on the parallel market, commonly referred to as the black market. Similarly, at the Nigerian Autonomous … Continue reading Nigerian Naira Declines Against US Dollar Amidst Foreign Exchange Market Pressure

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NLC STRIKE – President Tinubu Invites Labour for Meeting

The government of President Bola Tinubu has once again called upon the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for a meeting regarding its proposed indefinite strike. This announcement was made by Labour Minister Simon Lalong. On September 4, Mr Lalong had invited both the NLC and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) to a meeting aimed at preventing a previously warned two-day nationwide strike. However, only the TUC … Continue reading NLC STRIKE – President Tinubu Invites Labour for Meeting

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Kaduna-Kano Rail 22% Completed As Insecurity Stalls Progress

The contractors responsible for the Kaduna-Kano rail project have expressed concerns about security, stating that 22.6 per cent of the construction work has been completed. Meanwhile, the Minister of Transportation, Senator Sa’idu Ahmed Alkali, has instructed the contractors to reconsider the metal clips they are using to secure the rail track. He believes that this measure would help protect the rail from vandals and thieves. … Continue reading Kaduna-Kano Rail 22% Completed As Insecurity Stalls Progress

The United Kingdom Has increased The Price of Students And Visit Visas.

The cost of a visit visa to the United Kingdom for stays of less than six months has been disclosed. Effective October 4, the visa fee will be £115, equivalent to approximately N111,878.28, marking a significant increase from the previous £15, which was about N14,592.70. This change amounts to a substantial 667 percent increment, as stated by the UK Home Office. Additionally, the fee for … Continue reading The United Kingdom Has increased The Price of Students And Visit Visas.