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Japan has said it will approve the antiviral drug, Remdesivir, to treat coronavirus patients on Thursday.

Britain authorizes anti-viral drug for coronavirus patients

A drug treatment that appears to shorten recovery time for people with coronavirus is being made available on the NHS.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday, alerted Nigerians to be mindful of fake chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets currently in circulation.

Brazil continues with hydroxychloroquine despite WHO’s suspension

Brazil’s health ministry said Monday it would not change its recommendation to treat coronavirus with hydroxychloroquine, despite the World Health Organization’s decision to suspend trials of the drug over safety concerns.
Toxicology reports show that Ara Zobayan didn't have drugs or alcohol in his syste during January's fatal crash. (James Anderson-National Transportation Safety Board via Getty Images)

Kobe Bryant chopper crash pilot had no alcohol, drugs in system – autopsy

The pilot of the helicopter that crashed while carrying Kobe Bryant and his daughter to a basketball tournament in California did not have alcohol or drugs in his system, according to the autopsy report released on Friday.
The House of Representatives has enjoined the authorities to encourage the use of locally developed remedies for the management and treatment of Covid-19 ailments in the country.

House of Reps urges use of locally made herbs for coronavirus treatment

In a bid to ensure the wellbeing of the citizenry, the House of Representatives has enjoined the authorities to encourage the use of locally developed remedies for the management and treatment of Covid-19 ailments in the country.

Court restrains Nigerian government from extraditing Senator Kashamu

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, restrained the Federal Government from extraditing Buruji Kashamu, a Nigerian senator, to the U.S. to answer drug charges.
Gilead Sciences's remdesivir would be the first treatment to pass such a test against the virus, which has killed more than 218,000 people since it emerged late last year.

Company says drug proved effective against coronavirus in US study

Gilead Sciences's remdesivir would be the first treatment to pass such a test against the virus, which has killed more than 218,000 people since it emerged late last year. Having a treatment could have a profound effect on the global pandemic, especially because health officials say any vaccine is likely a year or more away.
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Court jails 28-year old for unlawful dealing in Indian hemp

A 28-year-old drug peddler, Tunde Alaka, was on Wednesday sentenced to seven months in prison by Justice Patricia Ajoku of the Federal High Court in Ibadan for unlawful dealing in Indian hemp.

Lagos PSN tasks governments Improve fortunes of local pharma industry

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, PSN, Lagos State branch, has tasked government at the Federal and state levels to build on fortunes of the local pharma industry if Nigeria hopes to make an appreciable impact.
Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed

Coronavirus: Nigeria working on advocacy campaigns in local languages – minister

The Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has revealed that the Federal Government is working on a public enlightenment and advocacy campaign to reach Nigerians with information on how they can protect themselves and avoid contracting the disease.
Deputy Governor Hadiza Balarabe, made this known in a broadcast on Saturday.

Kaduna lockdown set to be eased – deputy governor

Kaduna State is fashioning out a framework to allow businesses that offer essential services to operate within the stay-at-home period and within limits.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Delta: Police nab robbery suspect on wanted list

The Police Command in Delta has arrested a notorious armed robbery suspect, Iwebunor Onyebuolise, over the killing of a drug dealer in Ogwashi-Uku, Aniocha South Local Government Area of the state.
US rapper and model Chynna Rogers has died suddenly. She was 25.

American rapper Chynna Rogers passes on at 25

US rapper and model Chynna Rogers has died suddenly. She was 25.
Suspected members of drug cartels distributed food to residents of two cities in Mexico amid the coronavirus pandemic, local media reported on Monday.

Report: ‘Drug cartels’ distribute food in bizarre move to gain community support in Mexico

Suspected members of drug cartels distributed food to residents of two cities in Mexico amid the coronavirus pandemic, local media reported on Monday.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday, alerted Nigerians to be mindful of fake chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets currently in circulation.

NAFDAC: Fake chloroquine tablets now in circulation

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, yesterday, alerted Nigerians to be mindful of fake chloroquine phosphate 250mg tablets currently in circulation.
John Boyega

John Boyega blasts French doctors over Africa vaccine coronavirus comments

Mira and Locht, had during a live TV interview, which now has the highest trend on Twitter with the hashtag ‘Africans are not lab rats’, insisted that Africa is the best place to conduct such a test as they recalled how an experimental treatment for AIDS was carried out in Africa.
A research assistant holds coronavirus test samples. Peter Steffen-dpa via AP

HIV drug, which successfully treats coronavirus, moving to phase two trials

An experimental HIV drug that has been used to successfully treat COVID-19 patients is in its second phase of testing with the Food and Drug Administration and could potentially be approved for use in four weeks, its manufacturer says.
The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it arrested 178 illicit drugs offenders in Sokoto State, out of which 29 persons were convicted in 2018.

NDLEA seize 9.4kg exhibits from drug peddlers in Imo

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Imo command, has seized 9.37 kg exhibits from alleged drug peddlers in different parts of the state.

Femi Falana: Cuba has drugs to fight coronavirus

Human rights lawyer Femi Falana has written to the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, to seek the help of Cuba as the country has a drug that has so far proven effective in the fight against Coronavirus

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The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police rescue two kidnapped siblings in Ebonyi

Police in Ebonyi State have rescued two siblings aged five and ten who were recently abducted from their home in Abakaliki at gunpoint by unknown gunmen.

Lagos pulls down distressed storey-building

The Lagos State government on Tuesday demolished a two-storey building located on Western Avenue.
Christian Association of Nigeria | CAN

CAN holds virtual meeting on church reopening today

The Christian Association of Nigeria would hold a virtual meeting with Christian leaders on Wednesday to review guidelines, which would prevent the spread of COVID-19 in churches after the reopening of worship centres in the country.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq has declared that her Ministry will focus on the urban poor, National Social Register as well as Bank Verification Number (BVN) to determine who benefits from the distribution palliatives to cushion the biting effect of COVID-19 on Nigerians.

Nigerian government distributes relief items to 9,600 IDPs in Borno

The Federal Government has distributed food and other relief materials to 9,600 victims of fire disaster at the Muna Albadawi Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Maiduguri.
English side, Leicester City, have demanded €55m from French team, Paris Saint-Germain to secure the services of Nigeria’s midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi.

Real Madrid manager targets Wilfred Ndidi as back-up for Casemiro

Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi, has been linked with a move to Spanish giants, Real Madrid, with Zinedine Zidane a strong admirer of the Nigerian.