Kunle Afolayan Slams Back At Haters Who Criticised Suggestions To Zuckerberg

Ace Nollywood filmmaker Kunle Afolayan has hit back at critics who berated him for suggesting to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that Nollywood content should be monetised on the platform. During his recent visit to Nigeria, Zuckerberg had sought audience with Nollywood stakeholders and Afolayan approached on him on developing a way content providers could earn…

7 Brilliant Nigerians Working At Facebook

  Working at a huge multinational company that pays very well is surely the goal for most young Nigerian graduates. More specifically, working at Facebook is one plum job, many would go to great lengths to land. According to Forbes, Mark Zuckerberg is worth $54.4 billion. His company which was established in 2004, employs about…

Marijuana use leads to laziness, study suggests

The popular notion may hold true: marijuana can cause laziness. This is the conclusion of a new study by researchers from the University of British Columbia in Canada, who found the primary active compound in marijuana – tetrahydrocannabinol – made rats less willing to attempt a cognitively challenging task. The new study suggests marijuana use…

Coffee intake depends on gene variation, study suggests

How many cups of coffee do you drink a day? According to a new study, the answer might depend on your DNA. Researchers suggest people with a DNA variation in the gene PDSS2 drink fewer cups of coffee than those without this variation. Drinking less coffee may be down to a genetic variant, researchers suggest….

Soluble corn fiber may improve women’s bone health

Soluble corn fiber (SCF) is a nondigestible carbohydrate used in foods and beverages such as cereals, baked goods, candy, dairy products, frozen foods, carbonated beverages, and flavored water. SCF helps create packaged food products that have lower sugar contents, while providing a valuable source of dietary fiber. Evidence suggests that SCF has many of the…

Could mouthwash combat gonorrhoea?

“A gargle a day keeps gonorrhoea away” is an unlikely slogan, but researchers believe it could hold some truth. Recent studies have shown people can carry the sexually transmitted infection in their throats for weeks or months without symptoms. And they could spread it to others through unprotected oral sex. So investigators are looking at…

HIV effort let down by test shortages, says WHO

A shortage of HIV testing could undermine global efforts to diagnose and treat people with the infection, warn experts from the World Health Organization. They looked at responses to annual surveys that the WHO had sent to 127 countries between 2012 and 2014 asking about capacity and usage of blood tests that check HIV status…

The pets of Instagram that spend more time on holiday than you

Max and Louise explore Pisa. Would you take your pets away with you? Today marks National Dog Day, a celebration of all things canine, so we thought what better excuse to explore some of our favourite travelling pets on Instagram? Parson Russell Terriers Max and Louise are the loveably scruffy companions of Thiago Ferreira, who…

The new collaboration economy

Technology is creating a new generation of companies that increasingly choose to collaborate as a coordinated ecosystem, even if they have overlapping or competitive offerings. This transparent way of doing business is transforming the way services are delivered and products are developed. There are a number of factors propelling this new wave of collaboration, many…