Peppa Pig criticised for using the word ‘fireman’ in episode

People have criticised the children’s TV show Peppa Pig after it referred to firefighters as ‘firemen’ in an episode called The Fire Engine. London Fire Brigade (LFB) posted a message on social media saying: “Come on @peppapig, we’ve not been firemen for 30 years. “Using out of date stereotypical gender specific wording prevents young girls from becoming firefighters.” They say…

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Success’ viral video: Delta suspends school head, sets up panel

The Delta State Government has suspended the head teacher of Okotie-Eboh Primary School in Sapele Local Government Area, Mrs Vero Igbigwe, for allegedly collecting unauthorised fees including examination levies from schoolchildren. This is coming following a viral video that shows a schoolgirl, Success Adebor, protesting against the school’s decision to send her home over her parents’ failure to pay her…

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OAU Sex-for-Mark Prof bags 6 years jail

Justice Maurine Onyetenu of the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Monday sentenced former lecturer of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Prof. Richard Iyiola Akindele, to six years imprisonment for demanding sex to pass his student, Monica Osagie. The accused had pleaded not guilty to the charge of sexual harassment preferred against him by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related…

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Herdsmen destroy UNILORIN farm, poison dam

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. Sulyman Abdulkareem, has decried the destruction of the University’s multi-million naira research and training farms by herdsmen, who also poisoned the dam with chemicals. According to the University weekly Bulletin issued on Monday, the management of the institution last Thursday held a security meeting with the leaders of the 11 Fulani settlements…

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In Search of Mary Shelley by Fiona Sampson review – the girl who wrote Frankenstein

Two hundred years after the creation of the gothic masterpiece, a new study tracks down the woman behind the monster

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Research every teacher should know: growth mindset

In his series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: an influential research project on growth mindset

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Olusegun Obasanjo Ph.D

By Reuben Abati Perhaps in the long run, the most remarkable legacy of the Nigerian leader known as Olusegun Obasanjo would be his personal example, in terms of the manner in which he continues to creatively reinvent himself and the Renaissance quality and force of his achievements. In addition to all that we already know about him, Obasanjo last week…

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The Earth may not be flat, but it just might be doomed

A rise in the belief that scientists are lying about the planet being spherical is just one aspect of an internet-fuelled, progress-threatening suspicion of facts

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Students Demonstrate The Dangers Of Wi-Fi Radiation With Ingenious Cress Seeds Experiment

In this current internet age where everyone from children to pensioners habitually keep their cell phones within arms length, are we all at risk of damaging our health? Few likely know—or even care–for the known dangers of radiation contamination by constantly being within close proximity of our cell phones…but what about Wi-Fi? Curious to understand the effects technology was having…

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Google honours Achebe on posthumous birthday

Technology giant, Google has honoured Nigerian literary icon, Chinua Achebe on its doodle, adding up to the long list of awards clinched by the writer in life and in death. Google said on its website on Thursday that it honoured Achebe on its doodle today; Nov. 16 would have been Achebe’s 87th birthday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports…

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