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Hepatitis B can be managed at any HIV care facility –Commission

Hepatitis B can be managed at any HIV care facility –Commission

  President of Hepatitis Zero Nigerian Commission, Dr. Mike Omotosho, says hepatitis B, a viral infection that attacks the liver, can be managed at any HIV management facility in Nigeria.   Omotosho said this is because some of the drugs used in the management of HIV are similar to those needed by people living with hepatitis B.   According to the World Health Organisation, new drug... »

Where COVID-19 safety measures are followed, cases go down —WHO

Where COVID-19 safety measures are followed, cases go down —WHO

  World Health Organisation’s Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 on Monday, July 27, 2020   Good morning, good afternoon and good evening.   This Thursday marks six months since WHO declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern.   This is the sixth time a global health emergency has been declared under the International Health Regulatio... »

Why You Should Stop Using Facebook Messenger

Why You Should Stop Using Facebook Messenger

  If you’re one of the hundreds of millions using Facebook Messenger, then now would be a good time to think about alternatives. While the platform heralded a major security update this week, with the addition of biometric device locks on iOS, the sad truth is that Messenger is seriously lacking on the security front. And this is a problem which is both getting worse and which Facebook cannot... »

Foods for Great Oral Health: 5 to Eat and 5 to Avoid

Foods for Great Oral Health: 5 to Eat and 5 to Avoid

  During the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are concerned about maintaining good oral health and reducing their need for additional dental appointments. Being mindful of which foods you eat, and which ones you avoid, can help improve your oral health. Experts say to avoid sugary, processed, acidic, and high carbohydrate foods without significant nutritional value. Instead, focus on foods that... »

Patients groan as Federal Government-owned LUTH makes them buy medical supplies for surgery

Patients groan as Federal Government-owned LUTH makes them buy medical supplies for surgery

  Patients who are billed to undergo surgical procedures at the Federal Government-owned Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, are being mandated to equip their surgeons before they can be scheduled for their surgeries.   The patients are required to buy disposable goggles, face masks, disposable gowns, polypropylene mesh and Home Medical Equipment — a category of devices used f... »

Isolation centres vulnerable without oxygen plant –Physicians

Isolation centres vulnerable without oxygen plant –Physicians

  Health practitioners and other stakeholders have expressed concerns about Nigeria’s continued procurement of medical oxygen supplied in cylinders across major isolation centres, especially in Lagos, the epicentre of the COVID-19 global pandemic.   Though, since the outbreak of COVID-19 in Nigeria on February 28, the number of organisations distributing oxygen to public hospitals and ot... »

I contracted COVID-19 from eating with people –Owode, Osun agency boss

I contracted COVID-19 from eating with people –Owode, Osun agency boss

  Dr Isiaka Owode is the Executive Chairman, Education Quality Assurance and Morality Enforcement Agency in Osun State. The 66-year-old, who recently survived the coronavirus, shares his experience with BOLA BAMIGBOLA   How does it feel being a COVID-19 survivor?   It is not a death sentence. That is one thing people should take away. Once all the symptoms are treated, you are back ... »

Most female victims of long-term sexual abuse have bipolar disorder —Psychiatrist

Most female victims of long-term sexual abuse have bipolar disorder —Psychiatrist

  Medical researcher in neurocardiology and neurosciences, Dr. Chidi Njemanze, says years of research on bipolar disorder showed that it is predominant among females, and makes them more prone to sex abuse and exploitation.   “Most female victims of long-term sexual abuse have bipolar disorder,” Njemanze says; adding, “They get easily lured into the situation, after which they feel asham... »

When Is It Safe to Be Around Someone Who’s Recovered from COVID-19?

When Is It Safe to Be Around Someone Who’s Recovered from COVID-19?

Experts say a person who has recovered from COVID-19 should wait at least 10 days from the date of a positive test before going out in public again. They note that recovery periods can vary from person to person in terms of length and how people feel. Experts say that even after recovering, people should still wear masks and observe physical distancing when in public. It’s a question being asked i... »

If 50% of People Take These 3 Simple Steps, We Might Be Able to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

If 50% of People Take These 3 Simple Steps, We Might Be Able to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

While a vaccine may be crucial to fully stopping the virus, a new study finds simple steps may drastically help reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Handwashing, physical distancing, and wearing a mask may drastically help reduce or stop the spread of the virus. For these steps to work, at least 50 percent of the population needs to adopt them. As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the United Sta... »

Real Madrid begin operation exit with hopes of raising 180 million euros

Real Madrid begin operation exit with hopes of raising 180 million euros

Whilst fans at Real Madrid expect purchases to dominate the club’s focus throughout the summer months, they are likely to be disappointed this time around with Los Blancos beginning an exit operation with the hope of raising 180 million euros.Florentino Perez’s priority for the market is to sell players, especially with the number of players that the club currently has on their books. ... »

How imported vegetable oils give Nigerians heart attack, stroke –Nutritionist

How imported vegetable oils give Nigerians heart attack, stroke –Nutritionist

  A Professor of Community Nutrition at the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Prof. Wasiu Afolabi, has called on the Federal Government to do an inventory of all vegetable oils imported into the country.   He said the ultimate goal was to reduce exposure of Nigerians to the risk of heart attacks and stroke.   Prof. Afolab... »

How UK lured 58 Nigerian doctors with 14 days a month job, N47.9m annual salary

How UK lured 58 Nigerian doctors with 14 days a month job, N47.9m annual salary

  No fewer than 7,875 Nigerian doctors are currently practising in the United Kingdom, according to the UK’s General Medical Council.   The GMC, which is the government body that maintains the UK’s official register of medical practitioners, also says India, Pakistan and Nigeria are the countries with the highest number of doctors practising in the UK.   A check on the website of th... »

Doctors Aren’t Just Fighting a Pandemic, but an ‘Infodemic’ as Well

Doctors Aren’t Just Fighting a Pandemic, but an ‘Infodemic’ as Well

  While doctors face the pandemic, they’re also encountering an “infodemic.” Misinformation can affect the patient-doctor relationship. Misleading or inaccurate information can influence behaviors that increase the risk of infection and worsen the course of an infection. All data and statistics are based on publicly available data at the time of publication. Some information may be out of dat... »

Why the Pandemic Is Probably Messing with Your Sense of Time

Why the Pandemic Is Probably Messing with Your Sense of Time

  Periods of stress can distort your perception of time. Emotions contribute to how fast and slow time passes. There are ways to take control of time perception during the pandemic. Feeling like you landed in a time warp the last few months?   You’re not alone.   A surveyTrusted Source conducted at Liverpool John Moores University in the United Kingdom found that physical or social ... »

Madagascar herb not cure for COVID-19 – FG

Madagascar herb not cure for COVID-19 – FG

The Federal Government on Thursday declared that the much talked about “Madagascar COVID-19 herb syrup did not show any evidence that it had real curative properties against COVID-19. The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, made the disclosure in Abuja at the 52nd Joint National Briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF), on COVID-19. According to him, the National Institute of Pharmaceutical R... »

NCC begins implementation of framework for Telecom Industry

NCC begins implementation of framework for Telecom Industry

  NCC frowns at proliferation of substandard mobile phones, devices in Nigeria Subscribers accuse NCC of laxity on GSM companies over number portability Nigeria’s Communication Commission sensitises lawyers on telecoms regulations Nigeria threatens sanctions against telecom operators over ‘call masking’ The Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) has begun the implementation of ... »

MALABU SCANDAL: Italian Prosecutors want former Nigerian oil minister jailed for 10 years

MALABU SCANDAL: Italian Prosecutors want former Nigerian oil minister jailed for 10 years

  Malabu Scandal: Italian judge orders prosecution of Nigerian businessman Malabu Scandal: Nigeria loses bid to postpone London trial Malabu Scandal: Jonathan, Etete, Aliyu, Adoke had long-standing relationships, says Italian prosecutor Malabu Scandal: Jonathan must have gotten $200 million, middleman tells FBI, others MALABU SCANDAL: Top Swiss Court to allow prosecutors access controversial ... »

Put Plants in Your Room for Better Sleep, According to Astronauts

Put Plants in Your Room for Better Sleep, According to Astronauts

Imagine you’re in deep space, with nothing to look at but the blinking lights of the command center and a sky full of distant stars. With no sunrise or twilight to look forward to, it might be a bit difficult to fall asleep.   Plus, being the only one out there would probably get a little lonely. That’s where plants come in.   The cosmonaut Valentin Lebedev said his plants on the Salyut ... »

How to Figure Out How Much Sleep Is Right for You

How to Figure Out How Much Sleep Is Right for You

With sleep deprivation emerging as a popular topic in the last few years, I can’t help but wonder whether my party and late-night studying days actually doomed me for all eternity.   Is it possible to catch up on the Zzz’s now that I’m an adult?   Speaking of catching up, how much am I supposed to catch up on?   Can it be done in 1 month, or do I need to spread it out over the cours... »

Risks About Abortion

Risks About Abortion

Abortions can only be carried out under the care of hospitals or licensed clinics, by qualified doctors.   If you’re less than 10 weeks pregnant and having a medical abortion, the hospital or clinic can usually give you the second dose of medicine to take at home.   Most people having an abortion do not usually need to stay in the clinic or hospital overnight, but you may need to g... »

Advantages and Disadvantages of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Advantages and Disadvantages of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

ICTs stand for information and communication technologies and are defined, for the purposes, as a “diverse set of technological tools and resources used to communicate, and to create, disseminate, store, and manage information.” These technologies include computers, the Internet, broad casting technologies (radio and television), and telephony.   THE ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF ICT  ... »

New COVID-19 Law Lab to provide vital legal information and support for the global COVID-19 response

New COVID-19 Law Lab to provide vital legal information and support for the global COVID-19 response

  Launching today, the COVID-19 Law Lab initiative gathers and shares legal documents from over 190 countries across the world to help states establish and implement strong legal frameworks to manage the pandemic. The goal is to ensure that laws protect the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities and that they adhere to international human rights standards.   The new Lab (at ... »

Prioritise water, sanitation in tackling COVID-19, says NHRC

Prioritise water, sanitation in tackling COVID-19, says NHRC

  The National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday called for the prioritisation of water, sanitation and hygiene in the response to COVID-19.   The Executive Secretary of NHRC, Mr. Tony Ojukwu, made the call in Abuja during a stakeholder webinar meeting on access to clean water and sanitation.   Ojukwu called on all actors, including governments, to commit to measurable action at ... »

Ebonyi community where pregnant women, others die travelling 15km for healthcare

Ebonyi community where pregnant women, others die travelling 15km for healthcare

  Travelling from Abakaliki on the Ntezi Ohofia-Agba Road to Ezzagu in the Ishielu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State is a nightmare. Ordinarily, it should take one and half hours to get to Ezzagu from the state capital, but it takes more than that to complete the journey due to potholes on the road.   Currently, it takes between two and three hours for one to get to the heart of the ... »

Messi joined by four Real Madrid players in LaLiga Team of the Season

Messi joined by four Real Madrid players in LaLiga Team of the Season

  Now the 2019/20 LaLiga campaign has concluded we can reveal our WhoScored Team of the Season. It may come as no surprise champions Real Madrid dominate the best rated XI. Zinedine Zidane’s side finished five points clear of Barcelona to secure their first league title since 2017.       Meanwhile, a draw on the final day of the season proved just enough for Atletico Madr... »

Nigerians don’t eat enough fruit, vegetables’

Nigerians don’t eat enough fruit, vegetables’

  Poor intake of fruits and vegetables are among the dietary habits of Nigerians, a recent Diet and Nutrition Survey officially released on Monday has revealed.   The survey also revealed that many Nigerians have a poor dietary habit of eating late supper, and excessive consumption of processed carbohydrates.   The research was conducted by WellNewMe, a health technology company, in... »

Drama, anxiety as front-line health workers undergo COVID-19 test

Drama, anxiety as front-line health workers undergo COVID-19 test

  There was drama and palpable anxiety as front-line health workers visited the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research for COVID-19 test.   The health workers, comprising doctors, nurses, attendants and security men from different hospitals, are allowed to visit NIMR on Wednesdays and Saturdays to enable them undergo tests for the virus.   PUNCH HealthWise investigation revealed tha... »

Expert urges Nigerians to embrace telemedicine

Expert urges Nigerians to embrace telemedicine

  A United Kingdom-based Nigerian medical practitioner, Dr. Funmi Adewara, has urged Nigerians to take advantage of telemedicine to improve their health, noting that 60 per cent of medical conditions can be resolved through telemedicine.   Adewara who is also the Chief Executive Officer of an international integrated TeleHealth firm, MobiHealth made this known on Sunday at a virtual semi... »

Coronavirus: Are mutations making it more infectious?

Coronavirus: Are mutations making it more infectious?

  The coronavirus that is menacing the world right now is not the same as the coronavirus that first emerged in China. Sars-Cov-2, the official name of the virus that causes the disease Covid-19, and continues to blaze a path of destruction across the globe, is mutating. But, while scientists have spotted thousands of mutations, or changes to the virus’s genetic material, only one has s... »

Twitter says hackers downloaded private account data

Twitter says hackers downloaded private account data

Image copyrightREUTERS / AFP Twitter has confirmed hackers made use of tools that were supposed to have only been available to its own staff to carry off Wednesday’s hack attack.   The breach saw the accounts of Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Kanye West and Bill Gates among other celebrities used to tweet a Bitcoin scam.   Twitter also revealed the perpetrators had downloaded data from u... »

Caution means mass return to work unlikely, say firms

Caution means mass return to work unlikely, say firms

Image copyrightPA MEDIA Businesses remain cautious about the latest lockdown easing for England, and warn that any mass return to work immediately was unlikely.   The British Chambers of Commerce said companies still needed “crystal-clear official guidance” on safety.   And the Institute of Directors said “there is a significant amount of caution out there” in the... »

British Airways retires entire 747 fleet after travel downturn

British Airways retires entire 747 fleet after travel downturn

  British Airways has said it will retire all of its Boeing 747s as it suffers from the sharp travel downturn.   The UK airline is the world’s largest operator of the jumbo jets, with 31 in the fleet.   “It is with great sadness that we can confirm we are proposing to retire our entire 747 fleet with immediate effect,” a BA spokesman told the BBC.   Airlines a... »

As more go hungry and malnutrition persists, achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns

As more go hungry and malnutrition persists, achieving Zero Hunger by 2030 in doubt, UN report warns

Rome – More people are going hungry, an annual study by the United Nations has found. Tens of millions have joined the ranks of the chronically undernourished over the past five years, and countries around the world continue to struggle with multiple forms of malnutrition.   The latest edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, published today, estimates that almost 690... »

Lagos fixes alternative routes ahead Third Mainland Bridge closure

Lagos fixes alternative routes ahead Third Mainland Bridge closure

  The Lagos State Government has confirmed that the palliative works on the alternative routes highlighted for traffic management during the proposed 3rd Mainland Bridge rehabilitation, are rounding up in readiness for the partial closure scheduled to commence Friday, 24th July, 2020.   According to a Statement from the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, the six months repair works ... »

Ehanire petitioned over death of pregnant woman with unborn twins

Ehanire petitioned over death of pregnant woman with unborn twins

  A non-governmental organisation, Citizen’s Gavel, has petitioned the Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, asking him to investigate the death of one Mrs. Josephine Odufowora with her unborn twins in Ogun State over alleged medical negligence.   In a petition titled, ‘The unfortunate and avoidable demise of Mrs. Josephine Olayemi Odufowora: A call for investigation and reform,’ which... »

Mismanagement of medical waste can aid COVID-19 spread in Nigeria –Experts

Mismanagement of medical waste can aid COVID-19 spread in Nigeria –Experts

  Medical experts have described management of medical waste in the country as ‘distorted and ineffective.’   They warn that lack of safe and effective system to properly dispose of hazardous materials may increase the spread of COVID-19, hepatitis and other infectious diseases.   According to them, health care waste contains microorganisms that can infect hospital patients, health ... »

WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 17 July 2020

WHO Director-General’s opening remarks at the media briefing on COVID-19 – 17 July 2020

  Good morning, good afternoon and good evening.   Yesterday, I had the honour of being in Madrid to join King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, for Spain’s memorial for those who have lost their lives to COVID-19, and for the health workers fighting the pandemic.   Earlier in the week I was also honoured to be with President Macron in Paris for the Bastille Day celebratio... »

How 12 Weeks of Stretching Can Improve Your Heart Health

How 12 Weeks of Stretching Can Improve Your Heart Health

  Researchers say 12 weeks of passive stretching can improve blood flow and improve your heart health. They say the stretching can reduce problems in a person’s vascular system and decrease the risk of events such as heart attack and stroke. Experts say aerobic exercise, weight loss, and lower blood pressure are also ways to improve heart health. Just 12 weeks of passive stretching can help t... »

What Experts Think About Reopening Schools

What Experts Think About Reopening Schools

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has guidelinesTrusted Source for reopening schools. But this push has also made school administrators, parents, and teachers wary of going back to school full time as they fear becoming the site of super spreader events. Experts say remote learning protocols must stay in place, especially as some schools stagger home and in-building learning. I... »

Here’s What It Will Take to Normalize Wearing Masks in America

Here’s What It Will Take to Normalize Wearing Masks in America

  As America works to implement public safety measures such as wearing masks and physical distancing to slow the spread of COVID-19, some have begun to argue the measures infringe on their “personal freedom.” Experts say continued education and a need for more consistent messaging is key for changing perspectives, and getting more people to realize the importance of new public safety measures... »

Nigeria seeks India collaboration on production of COVID-19 vaccine

Nigeria seeks India collaboration on production of COVID-19 vaccine

  The Federal Government on Friday solicited the collaboration of Government of India to produce a vaccine for COVID-19.   The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said this in Abuja at the handing over ceremony of medicines donated by Indian Government to the Federal Republic of Nigeria to aid the fight against COVID-19.   Ehanire told the envoys that the partnership on vaccine p... »

Farmers, small businesses get CBN’s interest free loans

Farmers, small businesses get CBN’s interest free loans

  The guidelines for Non-Interest Financial Institutions (NIFIs) under its Agri-Business, Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Scheme (AGSMEIS) and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Fund (MSMEDF) were unveiled by the apex bank on Tuesday.   CBN seeks exclusive right to bank licensing, revocation CBN, AGF appear before Reps over N81.5bn NDDC expenditure in 5 months Financi... »

Sorry, Barcelona! Zidane’s Real Madrid fully deserved to win 34th La Liga title

Sorry, Barcelona! Zidane’s Real Madrid fully deserved to win 34th La Liga title

Los Blancos tied up their first league title since 2017 with a 2-1 victory over Villarreal and are worthy winners despite claims of VAR assistance Article continues below   As a player, Zinedine Zidane was renowned for sudden, violent outbursts. As a coach, he is far more adept at keeping his emotions in check.   Monday night at the Estadio Nuevo Los Carmenes was different, though.  ... »

Multiple quilted face mask most effective against COVID- 19 –Study

Multiple quilted face mask most effective against COVID- 19 –Study

  A new study says the best face mask that offers protection against COVID-19 should be well-fitting and contain multiple layers of quilted fabric.   The research, carried out at the Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, United States, was done using laser visualization experiments to demonstrate the effectiveness of home-made masks of various designs and how good they are at inhibiti... »

Nigerian women have lowest life expectancy in Sub-Saharan Africa —Report

Nigerian women have lowest life expectancy in Sub-Saharan Africa —Report

  With life expectancy put at 56 years, Nigerian women are said to have the lowest life expectancy in Sub-Saharan Africa.   Nigerian women’s life expectancy trails those of women in Ghana (65), Senegal (70,) Liberia (66) and other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.   This is according to the 2020 World Population Data Sheet released on Friday by the Washington-based Population Referen... »

774,000 workers recruitment: National Assembly set for hot session as Buhari backs Keyamo

774,000 workers recruitment: National Assembly set for hot session as Buhari backs Keyamo

  • Labour ministry opens job portal, invites applications from jobseekers   • Buhari telling Keyamo to shun federal legislators is unfortunate, says Rep   The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), on Tuesday, said he had got the approval of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to supervise the recruitment of 774, 000 youths under the Sp... »

Doctors’ strike: NMA flays Lagos govt’s use of ‘unflattering language’

Doctors’ strike: NMA flays Lagos govt’s use of ‘unflattering language’

The Nigerian Medical Association has condemned what it describes as use of ‘unflattering language’ by the Lagos State Government against the doctors who are currently on three-day warning strike.   The association also appealed to the government to speedily and holistically address the demands of the striking doctors under the aegis of Medical Guild.   The NMA made the appeal in a statem... »

Services rendered can’t be the same, MD laments as striking Lagos doctors remain resolute

Services rendered can’t be the same, MD laments as striking Lagos doctors remain resolute

  As doctors employed by the Lagos State Government, under the aegis of Medical Guild, remain resolute on the second day of their ongoing three-day warning strike, medical services in the government-owned hospitals have been paralysed.   Our Correspondent who visited Gbagada General Hospital, Ikorodu General Hospital, and the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, observed that... »

Not Enough Tests: Doctors Starting to Limit Who Gets Tested for COVID-19

Not Enough Tests: Doctors Starting to Limit Who Gets Tested for COVID-19

In some places, only healthcare workers and the most seriously ill patients are being tested for COVID-19. Experts say a shortage of test kits and masks is forcing medical professionals to make these tough choices. They say testing is important to provide swift and proper treatment for people who contract the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. They say testing also helps pinpoint people who need to... »

Experts Say COVID-19 Is Airborne: Here’s How You Can Stay Safe

Experts Say COVID-19 Is Airborne: Here’s How You Can Stay Safe

  New evidence finds that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread through microscopic respiratory droplets up to several meters in enclosed indoor spaces. Research has found that people with the virus can expel pieces of it when they exhale, talk, or cough. This risk of infection is higher indoors. Outdoors, the aerosols evaporate and disperse much more quickly. Over 230 scientists have ... »

How Accurate Are COVID-19 Diagnostic and Antibody Tests?

How Accurate Are COVID-19 Diagnostic and Antibody Tests?

Experts say the current diagnostic tests for the new coronavirus are highly accurate while antibody tests are not as trustworthy. There are two types of common diagnostic tests — one looks for the coronavirus’ genetic material, while the antigen test searches for proteins. Experts say any tests must be done properly to be effective. There’s encouraging and not so encouraging news about COVID-19 te... »

Publish how N213bn COVID-19 donations was spent, NGO tells 28 states

Publish how N213bn COVID-19 donations was spent, NGO tells 28 states

  BudgIT, a Non-Governmental Organisation that tracks government spending, has revealed that only eight of the 36 states in Nigeria have so far published details of how the N213bn COVID-19 funds received from both local and international donors were being spent.   In a statement released on Monday and posted on its official Twitter handle, Communications Associate of BudgIT, Iyanu Fatoba... »

Despite poor salary, our tax is high —Striking Lagos doctors

Despite poor salary, our tax is high —Striking Lagos doctors

    Doctors employed by the Lagos State Government, under the aegis of Medical Guild, have lamented poor remuneration, wage disparity, and huge tax.   The doctors, in an interview with PUNCH HealthWise, said many of their colleagues were leaving state service for federal service, noting that it was the reason for the shortage of doctors in state-owned hospitals.   The Secretary... »

Seized properties cornered by top EFCC officials, Magu’s friends – Panel

Seized properties cornered by top EFCC officials, Magu’s friends – Panel

  The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu, could not give a proper account of missing 332 out of the 836 recovered properties in March, 2018, the News Agency of Nigeria has reported.   NAN reported on Sunday that the latest allegation against the suspended EFCC boss was contained in a report of the Presidential Committee on Audit of ... »

Fraudster detains American lady in Lagos hotel, defrauds her of N18.5m PublishedJuly 13, 2020

Fraudster detains American lady in Lagos hotel, defrauds her of N18.5m PublishedJuly 13, 2020

  Police operatives have rescued a citizen of the United States of America who was allegedly confined to a Lagos hotel against her wish for over one year.   The victim, who came from Washington DC, arrived in Nigeria on February 13, 2019, on a visit to 34-year-old Chukwuebuka Obiaku, a native of Ikeduru LGA of Imo State, whom she met on Facebook.   The retired civil servant reported... »

N46B JOBS: Why Nigeria will never develop

N46B JOBS: Why Nigeria will never develop

  “I have said it openly; what do they need more than that? They want to control the programme and I said no, except the President says I should leave it…” – F. Keyamo, SAN, Minister of State for Labour, Employment, June 30, 2020.     Mr Keyamo made this declaration shortly after he was thrown out of the chambers of the National Assembly for demonstrating bad manners. Readers must w... »

COVID-19: BOI rolls out strategy for industry supports

COVID-19: BOI rolls out strategy for industry supports

  The Bank of Industry (BOI) is reviewing its strategic priorities to ensure continuous support for enterprises, especially those hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.     Specifically, it is deepening penetration in agro-processing, food processing, technology, healthcare and pharmaceuticals to stimulate economic recovery and growth.   The bank’s managing director, Mr. Kayode Pit... »

POWER CRISES:More electricity woes as tariff shortfall heads to N822bn

POWER CRISES:More electricity woes as tariff shortfall heads to N822bn

  AGAINST the backdrop of the recent reversal of the new electricity tariff take-off,, the World Bank has indicated that Nigeria’s electricity tariff shortfall would rise by 56.9 per cent to N822 billion in 2023 from N524 billion in 2020.   Tariff shortfall is the difference between allowed tariffs and cost-reflective tariffs, which the Federal Government is responsible for funding. Gove... »

Lagos’ accredited COVID-19 testing lab difficult to locate

Lagos’ accredited COVID-19 testing lab difficult to locate

  Over a week after the Lagos Government had accredited privately-owned laboratories to carry out COVID-19 tests in the state, some of the facilities do not have immediately traceable addresses that clients can locate without much stress.   The accredited laboratories are: Total Medical Services, Synlab, 54gene, Medbury Medical Services, Biologix Medical Services, O2 Medical Services, an... »

COVID-19 patient used over 60 cylinders of oxygen —LUTH

COVID-19 patient used over 60 cylinders of oxygen —LUTH

  Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Prof. Wasiu Adeyemo, says oxygen is critical in the management and survival of patients with severe cases of COVID-19.   Prof. Adeyemo said the Federal Government-owned tertiary hospital recently managed a COVID-19 patient with severe case of infection who consumed over 60 big cylinders of oxygen... »

More males died in Lagos between Jan and June –NPC

More males died in Lagos between Jan and June –NPC

  The National Population Commission data reporting deaths in the 20 local government areas of Lagos State shows that more deaths were recorded among males, compared to females, between January and June this year.   According to the data, Surulere Local Government Area of Lagos State recorded 480 deaths in the first six months of the year, being the highest figure among the 20 LGs.  ... »

Lagos’ laboratories accredited for COVID-19 testing charge extra fees ranging from N10,000 to N50,000

Lagos’ laboratories accredited for COVID-19 testing charge extra fees ranging from N10,000 to N50,000

  On June 29, the Lagos Government inaugurated a private lab consortium to expand the testing capacity for COVID-19 in the state. Findings, however, revealed that despite the already high cost of testing at nearly double the monthly minimum wage in the accredited laboratories, some of them levy extra charges they refer to as ‘logistics or mobilisation fee.’ LARA ADEJORO leads our series of re... »

I lost sense of smell after COVID-19 infection —Delta commissioner

I lost sense of smell after COVID-19 infection —Delta commissioner

  Delta Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, who recently recovered and was discharged from COVID-19 isolation, has recounted his experience while the infection lasted.   Speaking with newsmen on Saturday in Asaba, Aniagwu thanked Deltans and other Nigerians who prayed for his recovery.   The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Aniagwu and the Secretary to the State Go... »

Norwich relegated from EPL as Antonio lifts West Ham

Norwich relegated from EPL as Antonio lifts West Ham

  Norwich were condemned to a record fifth relegation from the Premier League as Michail Antonio’s four-goal blitz fired West Ham to a 4-0 win at Carrow Road on Saturday.   A seventh successive league defeat for Daniel Farke’s side sealed their fate as Antonio’s ruthless display boosted West Ham’s own survival bid.   Norwich are 13 points from safety with only three games left, mean... »

COVID-19: South African football to announce resumption date

COVID-19: South African football to announce resumption date

  South African officials are expected to reveal Monday when the Absa Premiership will restart after being halted in March by the coronavirus pandemic.   There has been media speculation that the 2019/2020 season could resume next weekend with the Nedbank (FA) Cup semi-finals, followed by multiple league fixtures.   Assuming the South African season resumes soon, it will be the firs... »

COVID-19: 47m women risk lack of access to contraceptives –UNFPA

COVID-19: 47m women risk lack of access to contraceptives –UNFPA

  The UN Population Fund on Saturday says about 47 million women in low and middle-income countries are likely to be deprived of contraceptives as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.   Dr Natalia Kanem, the Executive Director, UNFPA, made this known in a statement released by Mrs Kori Habib, the Media Associate of the fund in Abuja.   Kanem, whose speech is entitled “Peace in the hom... »

Again, NAFDAC denies approving Pax Herbal product for COVID-19 treatment

Again, NAFDAC denies approving Pax Herbal product for COVID-19 treatment

  The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control says there is no truth to statements circulating in the social media that it has approved a Pax Herbal product for the treatment of symptoms associated with the COVID-19 global pandemic.   This is the second time in less than three months that the regulatory agency will be denying granting approval for alleged COVID-19 dr... »

I impregnated my daughter thrice, presented her for abortion as girlfriend –Ogun evangelist arrested for incest

I impregnated my daughter thrice, presented her for abortion as girlfriend –Ogun evangelist arrested for incest

  Oluwafemi Oyebola, a 44-year-old senior evangelist of Christ Apostolic Church, Ogo-Oluwa Parish, Idi-Iroko, arrested by the Ogun State Police Command, tells DAUD OLATUNJI how he allegedly engaged in incest with his daughter and repeatedly impregnated her   Is it true that you slept with your daughter?   May God not allow you to experience a spell from the devil. My first wife’s na... »