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Rivard’s invention designed to save students

Justin Rivard saw a need during an ALICE Training session at Somerset High School last year. He saw that intruders were able to push their way through in-swinging doors during the training on how emergencies are to be handled. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate, which is done for

New high-tech yarn could make electricity

Researchers in the United States and South Korea have invented a new kind of yarn that can generate electricity when it is stretched or twisted, said a study Thursday. The material, called "twistron," could be used to harvest energy from the motion of ocean waves, or from changes in temperature, said

SS3 student wins N1m essay writing competition in Bayelsa

A 16-year-old SS3 student of Ijaw National Academy, Kaiama, Franklin Martin, on Thursday won a one million Naira cash prize for essay contest organised for Senior Secondary Schools in Bayelsa. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the competition, organised by an NGO, Robert Sunday Iworiso (RSI) Foundation, was aimed

Meet 24 year-old Chidera Okolie, another Chimamanda Adichie in the making

Just like Nigeria's flag-flying writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the author identified as Chidera Okolie, has been bagging international awards. 24-year-old Chidera who is also a Barrister, wrote a book which was endorsed by former President Goodluck Jonathan, in 2015. The beautiful author who recently released another book, has won several awards including

Jadav Payeng Spent 37 Years Planting An Entire Forest On An Indian Island

Jadav Payeng

In 1979 Jadav Payeng started planting trees on a small Indian island threatened by erosion and ravaged by floods that had led to widespread deforestation and animal losses. Thirty-seven years later and the environmental activist (from the Mishing tribal community) has single-handedly planted an entire forest. His trees transformed into a lush forest spanning more than 1,000

Replication of Excellence: From One ‘First Class’ to Another

Onoriode Aziza

"Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see." - Arthur Schopenhauer   Some are born geniuses while others emerge as geniuses with a disciplined focus but no genius can utilize their full potentials without dedication, perseverance, and determination. Being a genius alone