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2. Shareholders of FCMB Group Plc (www.fcmbgroup.com) have restated their confidence in the financial institution to sustain its impressive performance and deliver more value

Over 300,000 Nigerians with eye defects benefit from FCMB’s ‘Priceless Gift of Sight’

First City Monument Bank, in partnership with Tulsi Chanrai Foundation (TCF) of India, has so far carried out free eye surgeries, correctional testing services and provided glasses to over 300,000 Nigerians under the Bank's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, tagged Priceless Gift of Sight.
Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, Director General, NAFDAC

NAFDAC alerts Nigerians as US places sanitisers on watch list

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has alerted Nigerians that the US has placed all alcohol-based hand sanitisers, manufactured in neighbouring Mexico, on its watch list.
The Group Managing Director of Eleta Eye Institute, Dr Benedictus Ajayi, says that smart phones may help in carrying out eye tests for early warning signs of glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness in Nigeria.

Ophthalmologist: Smartphones may help in early detection of glaucoma

The Group Managing Director of Eleta Eye Institute, Dr Benedictus Ajayi, says that smart phones may help in carrying out eye tests for early warning signs of glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness in Nigeria.
Cataract has been identified as the leading cause of blindness in Taraba state.

Ophthalmologist: Cataract leading cause of blindness in Taraba

An Ophthalmologist who practices in the state, Dr. Gideon Avar, spoke Monday, at the grand opening of a private eye treatment facility, Nobis VIP eye clinic, in Jalingo, the state capital.
Another new variant of the novel coronavirus seems to have emerged in Nigeria, the head of Africa's disease control body said on Thursday, cautioning more investigation was needed.

Russian epidemiologist calls for research into suspected coronavirus-induced blindness

A recent case, seen by doctors in the United Kingdom (UK) of an individual experiencing persistent blindness due to Coronavirus-related (COVID-19-related) complications is so far an isolated one, although further research will be required, an official said.
Amina Mohammed-Baloni the Kaduna State Commissioner for Health has tested positive for COVID-19.

Kaduna treats four million residents of NTDs – official

The Kaduna State Commissioner for Health, Dr Amina Mohammed-Baloni, has said the government treated more than four million residents of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) in 2020.
The Ipakodo Lions Club in Ikorodu, Lagos State, has conducted free eyes screening and distributed eye glasses to about 100 residents of the area.

Lions Club provides free eyes screening, glasses to 100 residents

The Ipakodo Lions Club in Ikorodu, Lagos State, has conducted free eyes screening and distributed eye glasses to about 100 residents of the area.

#EndSARS: Judicial panel says may not entertain cases already in court

The Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Police brutality and Extrajudicial killings in Delta state relocated to Warri, Delta state Monday to entertain petitions from the end of the state.
A Malawi magistrate released a businessman and self-proclaimed prophet, Shepherd Bushiri, and his wife Mary from custody, saying the arrest of the couple, who face charges of money laundering, theft and fraud in South Africa, was illegal.

Malawi court frees ‘prophet’ wanted in South Africa for fraud

A Malawi magistrate released a businessman and self-proclaimed prophet, Shepherd Bushiri, and his wife Mary from custody, saying the arrest of the couple, who face charges of money laundering, theft and fraud in South Africa, was illegal.
The contact, as at Wednesday, have spent thirteen days in the isolation center and, according to the State Health Commissioner, Tomi Coker, they will soon be declared free of the virus.

Ogun commemorates World Diabetes Day, calls for increased awareness

The Ogun government, on Saturday, joined the rest of the world to commemorate the 2020 World Diabetes Day, with a call on all stakeholders to raise more awareness about the disease.
A Physician, Dr Harazumi Bello, has advised Nigerians to adopt healthy lifestyle and good diet to avoid diabetes and it complications.

World Diabetes Day: Physician advises healthy lifestyle, balanced diet to prevent diabetes

A Physician, Dr Harazumi Bello, has advised Nigerians to adopt healthy lifestyle and good diet to avoid diabetes and it complications.

UN urges countries to strengthen health system to reduce diabetes mortality

UN has urged countries around the world to strengthen health system as the number of people with diabetes surges while many are at “increased risk of severe disease and death from COVID-19”.
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO), Regional Director for Africa, has paid tribute to African leaders for the progress they have made in their fight against COVID-19 pandemic.

WHO: 1 out of 5 coronavirus deaths in Africa linked to diabetes

The World Health Organisation (WHO), says nearly one in five COVID-19 deaths in Africa is linked with diabetes, according to a study.
Measles

140,000 die in measles outbreaks

More than 140,000 people worldwide have died from measles in 2018, according to new estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United States Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC).
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WHO: Disease ‘worse than Ebola’ kills 5,000 in DR Congo

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said measles has killed more than 5,000 people in the Democratic Republic of Congo since January — more than double the toll in the country’s Ebola epidemic.
The Albino Foundation

Sight Day: Albinos want implementation of national eye policy

People living with Albinism have appealed to Federal Government for full implementation of National Eye Policy to improve access to eye health services in the country.

Man who regained sight after 21 years to enrol in school – father

Mr Eli Humoshe, the father of the 24-year-old Edmond Eli who regained his vision after 21 years said his son who missed school over the years would be enrolled for adult education.

Experts: Why men with diabetes should avoid scent leaf

Several studies have shown that there is a rise in cases of diabetes in the country with the attendant complications, including kidney damage, limb amputation, irreversible blindness, erectile dysfunction, hypertension to mention but a few.
Eye Examination

Expert seeks government, stakeholders’ collaboration to battle glaucoma

The Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA) has called for collaboration among the government, optometrists, ophthalmologists and other eye care providers to address glaucoma burden in Nigeria.

Glaucoma: Optometrist warns against blindness, if not treated

Dr Progress Oyegbeda, the Chief Medical Director of Clear Vision Eye Clinic, Benin, says glaucoma may lead to blindness, if not treated.

WHO: 420 million people have diabetes

No fewer than 420 million adults have diabetes, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said, adding that the number has been increasing steadily over the last three decades.
Metformin

Diabetes drug Metformin blocks disease causing blindness

Researchers from Taiwan have found that Metformin, a common drug used to treat type 2 diabetes may have an effect of lowering the possibility of developing a disease leading to blindness.

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June 12: MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty – Gani Adams

Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Chief Gani Adams, has said that the late Chief MKO Abiola represented hope, liberty and freedom during his lifetime.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: No invasion of miscreants into Ekiti

The Ekiti State Police Command has described as untrue the reports that miscreants have invaded Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Men of Amotekun Corps in Osun State have arrested two suspects, Friday and Toyib for allegedly stealing female underwear for ritual purposes.

South-west governors urged to strengthen Amotekun to prevent attacks

The protem chairman of the Coalition of Yoruba Liberation Movement, Yemi Farounbi, has called on south-west governors to strengthen the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun.
3. Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.

Ghana and Ivory Coast play out goalless draw in Cape Coast

Ghana failed to score for the second straight game as their international friendly encounter against Ivory Coast ended in a goalless draw at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.
Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

Nigeria goalie blames herself for defeat vs Jamaica, looks forward to Portugal clash

Tochukwu Oluehi has revealed Nigeria are raring to bounce back from their defeat to Jamaica when they take on Portugal.

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Nigeria records 49 new coronavirus infections

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said on Monday that 46 persons died in road accidents at the Old Toll-Gate corridor on the Abeokuta-Lagos expressway between January 2014 and May 2020.

17 die in Niger road accident

Seventeen people have been confirmed dead and several others injured in a ghastly motor accident that occurred during the weekend at Edozhigi town of Lavun Local Government along Bida-Mokwa Road in Niger State.

House PDP caucus threatens legal action against federal government over Twitter ban

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives has threatened to drag the federal government to court over the recent ban on Twitter operations in the country.

NCC charges Nigerian youths on responsible internet usage

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has urged Nigerian youths to leverage Internet/broadband access to unleash their potential for innovation and creativity, as well as their quest for job opportunities and skills acquisition.
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared that Southern governors’ irrevocable decision on open grazing and others issues must be respected.

Judiciary autonomy: Rivers governor rejects NGF agreement with JUSUN

Whatever agreement the Nigeria Governors’ Forum has entered into with the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) is not binding on Rivers State, Governor Nyesom Wike has said.