Tortoise Schurli, Vienna Zoo’s oldest resident dies at 130

Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna on Tuesday announced the death of its oldest resident, a Seychelles giant tortoise by the name of Schurli, who reached the age of about 130. “Many…

Mexican researchers discover new dinosaur species

Mexican researchers have discovered a previously unknown dinosaur genus and species, the country’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) announced. Researchers were able to identify the herbivore species, Tlatolophus…

Abuja, Lagos, others to witness 3 days sunshine, haziness, NiMet predicts

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted sunshine and haziness conditions from Tuesday to Thursday across the country. NiMet’s weather outlook released on Monday in Abuja predicted sunny and hazy…

NIRSAL MOVES TO BOOST AGRICULTURAL COMMERCIAL VALUE CHAIN

The Managing Director/Chief Executive, Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending (NIRSAL) Plc, Mr. Aliyu Abdulhameed, has said though the agricultural sector requires massive financing, equipment, technology, and intellectual…

ECONOMIC NOTE: ADAPALM, OHAJI IN IMO STATE…

By Steve Osuji I drove past this sprawling palm tree estate this weekend and as always, it evoked tears… Each time I visit this vast integrated palm plantation, probably the…

New Insect Named After Lady Gaga Because Of Its “Wacky Fashion Sense”

Popstar Lady Gaga has got a new bug named after her. The newly discovered treehopper species was given its new alias after its “wacky fashion sense” led to comparisons with…

Aba: Generating billions, groaning under infrastructural decay.

Aba, popularly known as Enyimba City, the commercial city of Abia State and industrial hub of the entire South-East and Nigeria, is variously described as the Japan of Africa. But…

The world’s largest offshore wind farm is nearly complete, can power 1 million homes

The world’s largest offshore wind farm is taking shape off the east coast of Britain, a landmark project that demonstrates one way to combat climate change at scale. Located 120…

FG to begin mechanised farming in 632 LGAs

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Alhaji Muhammad Nanono, has stated that the ministry would begin agricultural mechanisation programme in 632 Local Government Areas in the country. The policy,…

Sydney rains: Record rainfall brings flooding and douses fires

The Australian city of Sydney has been hit by its heaviest rain in 30 years, bringing flooding and travel chaos and forcing thousands from their homes. The state weather agency…