Daily Archives: November 5, 2020

New research on imposter stars may improve astronomical data

Quick flashes of light reflecting from satellites and debris in Earth’s orbit are extremely common, according to new findings that may improve the accuracy of astronomical data. For the first time, astronomers report the flashes, which are often mistaken for stars, occur more than 1,000 times an hour across the …

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Ambassadorial nominees

Editorial   Unlike a few decades ago when foreign policy occupied a pride of place in Nigeria’s affairs, with Africa being the centerpiece of the country’s foreign policy, Nigeria’s interest in this important sphere has been waning over the years. Perhaps nothing epitomises this declining interest in foreign affairs than …

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Questionable fines

Editorial   For the second time in about two months, the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) wielded the big stick: it fined three broadcast stations – Arise News, Channels Television and AIT – about N3 million each, for allegedly violating broadcasting codes. The commission accused the stations of broadcasting footages on …

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