Sperm sorting method could prevent girls being born, scientists warn
Scientists warn that sex ratios could be skewed even further by the discovery of physical differences between sperm. The finding that some chemicals slow down sperm that carry the X chromosome could lead to gels for home use that make a couple less likely to conceive a girl, scientists have warned.
Lagos begins free medical intervention for children
As part of efforts to provide equitable and sustainable health care to Lagosians, the state government has started a free health care delivery service under the initiative tagged, “Healthy Bee Project”.
Trump denies China trade war causing friction at G7
Donald Trump on Sunday denied that his trade war with China is causing friction at the G7 summit, but indicated he will hold off from a threatened further escalation for now.
For G7, 'too early' to reintegrate Russia
G7 leaders back strengthening cooperation with Russia after its expulsion from the group in 2014 but believe it is too early to reintegrate Moscow and return to a G8, diplomatic sources said Sunday.
US bracing for extreme heat as weekend temperatures soar
The United States is bracing for a weekend of extremely hot weather, with major cities including New York and Washington expecting temperatures close to or exceeding 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius).
Huawei exec asks Canada to quash US extradition request
Lawyers for a senior executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei asked Canada's justice minister on Monday to quash extradition proceedings against Meng Wanzhou and for her to be released. The court proceedings are scheduled to start on January 20. Meng is currently out on bail. The United States wants to put Meng on trial for…
Canada to ban single-use plastics from 2021
Canada will ban single-use plastics from 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday, declaring it a "global challenge" to phase out the plastic bags, straws and cutlery clogging the world's oceans.
Black Women Need To Stop Waiting To Be Appreciated – Mariam Momodu
Mariam Momodu is an international trade lawyer, Ph.D. candidate, education advocate and CEO of Get In Education Consulting. She obtained her degree in law from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 2012 and went on to become the first female president of the law faculty students' association in over 30 years of the association's existence.…
Bomb from the US Embassy
The biting and harsh reality of the Nigerian economy has made migration very attractive. Right from the time of military rule, professionals and non professionals alike have been fleeing the country that touts itself as the ‘Giant of Africa’ in droves in order to have a semblance of a decent life for themselves and their…