Acid Rain Charade: 7 years after

March 2010 went down memory lane as the month rumours of Acid rain were spread all over Nigeria. Many were misguided about Acid rain. Some said that a particular rain will fall in that month which falls once in 750 years, and it is carcinogenic. Is it really true that a particular Acid rain falls on earth once in 750 years? Science Writer, STANLEY CHIBUIHEM AMALAHA takes a look at this Acid rain brouhaha PROLEGOMENON Seven years ago (March 2010) to be precise, Nigerians were traumatised over ‘ACID RAIN’. Sadly…

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World’s first human heart transplant performed in South Africa

PROLEGOMENON On December 3, 1967, 53-year-old Lewis Washkansky receives the first human heart transplant at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Washkansky, a South African grocer dying from chronic heart disease, received the transplant from Denise Darvall, a 25-year-old woman who was fatally injured in a car accident. Surgeon Christiaan Barnard, who trained at the University of Cape Town and in the United States, performed the revolutionary medical operation. The technique Barnard employed had been initially developed by a group of American researchers in the 1950s. American surgeon…

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Madonna is a varsity with a difference – Vice Chancellor

In 1993, Madonna University was first established in Okija, Anambra State following the approval of the state government. The university was later asked to suspend its operations by the Federal Government because there was no Federal law approving the establishment of private universities in Nigeria by then. The law was eventually passed and the university was re-established in 1999 by following the necessary legal framework. This, however, placed Madonna, head and shoulders above its contemporaries as the first private university in Nigeria, and the first Ecclesiastical Catholic University to be…

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