A planetary takeover by ocean-dwelling algae 650 million years ago was the kick that transformed life on Earth.
Cambridge University palaeontologist Nick Butterfield has said the period "was arguably the most revolutionary in Earth history", and not just because of the rapid biological changes. There were violent swings in climate, too, that experts have long suspected are intertwined.
Algae, more complex than bacteria but still single-celled, had themselves had been around for over a billion years (the "boring billion" some palaeontologists call it), but without making much of an ecological impact.
The hope is that this strike and ongoing negotiation with the federal government would eventually result in the revitalisation of the university system and provide a lasting solution to this lingering crisis.
He said the returned of president Buhari is a happy moment not for Nigerians alone, but for Africans.
Former President Olusegun Obansanjo on Saturday at Apostolic Faith Church said he wants to go heaven and longs to sing among the heavenly host.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria Obasanjo made this remark during the 2017 Camp Meeting Concert by Apostolic Faith Church Choir and Orchestral at the Camp Ground Igbesa in Ogun State.
He said, “You have to be fully prepared for the second coming of our Lord, there is no compromise.
“I have a friend who will always say that when we get to heaven, we will be exhausted praising God and it will be like a prison and very boring.
There was a mild stir on Saturday in Bayelsa when members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra took to the streets of Yenagoa in protest over the arrest of one of their own.
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“Adesua and Banky will give birth to twins, in two years time.”
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Following an article, he issued on Saturday, the former Presidential aide mockingly said shame on those who said Buhari has not achieved anything since he became president.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has said it had so far traced N47.2bn and $487.5m in cash and properties to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke.
According to the anti-graft agency, these were apart from “boxes of gold, silver and diamond jewellery, worth several million British pounds sterling,” discovered during a search of Diezani’s palatial residences in Abuja.
|The windows and blinds, not pictured here, had been closed, |
but there was no fan or air conditioning in the room. (iStock)
A mother who almost lost her 3-year-old daughter to heat stroke has shared an emotional Instagram post detailing the condition to serve as a warning to others. Jennifer Abma, of Edmonton, Canada, had sent her daughter, Anastasia, for a nap in her bedroom for an hour and a half.