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The Chinese medical team will arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, via a chattered Air Peace aircraft.

Coronavirus: Chinese medical team arrives Nigeria today

The Chinese medical team will arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, via a chattered Air Peace aircraft.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Zimbabwe doctors sue over ‘dire shortage’ of protective gear

Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.
Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, has asked the Peoples Democratic Party to show proof of allegations that the state treasury is empty.

Edo governor invokes Quarantine Act, firms up response to coronavirus

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has signed the Quarantine Regulations pursuant to Section 8 of the Quarantine Act, the Public Health Law and other legislation, as the state firms up its response framework to the coronavirus pandemic in the state.
WHO Executive Director, health emergencies, Mike Ryan, on Monday, said that data from ongoing research on drugs for the treatment of COVID-19 has shown some promising results.

WHO: Some drugs have shown promise in treating coronavirus

Some drugs are showing promise for the treatment of coronavirus (COVID-19) but more research is needed before drawing conclusions, a WHO official has said.
The lady, Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi, who wrote of her experience on her twitter handle, @AyodejiOsowobi, said she contracted the disease during a post-Commonwealth event in the United Kindgom.

Discharged coronavirus patient narrates her experience at Lagos isolation centre

A lady who tested positive for coronavirus has narrated her experience inside the isolation centre in Lagos after she was discharged and was given a clean bill of health on Monday, March 30.
A hydroxychloroquine sulfate medication pill- Trump’s touting of the drug as a coronavirus cure has led to shortages for people who need it to treat conditions such as lupus. John Phillips-Getty Images

Doctors warn of dangers of using chloroquine to treat coronavirus

The prospect that a pair of malaria drugs will become go-to medications for treating COVID-19 before they have been rigorously tested is prompting new safety warnings from heart specialists and other doctors and experts.

Nigerian troops to enforce movement restriction, secure food supplies

The Nigerian Army is to embark on a special operation with a multidimensional approach, which includes enforcing the restriction of movement and compulsorily moving sick people to hospitals.
Three months into the novel coronavirus pandemic, it’s still unclear which drugs could combat the viral disease and which won’t — despite public figures like President Donald Trump extolling the unproven promise of some medications.

Scientists racing to find the best drugs to treat pandemic

Three months into the novel coronavirus pandemic, it’s still unclear which drugs could combat the viral disease and which won’t — despite public figures like President Donald Trump extolling the unproven promise of some medications. With public health on the line, the scientific community is searching for answers faster than ever.

Group decry increasing rate of drug abuse among youth

An Enugu-based group, Society for the Improvement of Rural People (SIRP) have expressed dismay at the rising wave of drug abuse among the youth in the country. =

Former VP Sambo hails President Buhari over border closure

Former Vice President Namadi Sambo has commended President Muhammadu Buhari over the border closure, describing it as one of the most impactful policies of the administration.
Paracetamol - should you keep taking the tablets? Joe Giddens-PA

Coronavirus: We recommend paracetamol, not ibuprofen – WHO

People, who suspect they have caught the novel coronavirus, should not take the popular drug ibuprofen without consulting a doctor, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.
Kidnap Victim

Gunmen kidnap Amaechi’s mother, demand N20 million ransom

Unknown gunmen have kidnapped Madam Appolonia Amaechi, the mother of Ikechukwu Amaechi, the Managing Director/Editor-in-Chief of TheNiche Newspapers.

KAROTA confiscates fake drugs, injections worth N20 million

The Kano State Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) says it has confiscated over 150 cartons of unregistered drugs and injections worth over N20 million.
In a bid to tackle future disease outbreaks in the country, the Lagos State biosafety laboratory has began operations, the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, has said.

Lagos records Lassa fever case

Lagos has recorded a case of Lassa fever currently raging in 19 other states in the country. Announcing the development on Wednesday morning, the State
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF: Violence against children impedes socio-economic development

Mr Murtala Mohammed, a Child Education Specialist, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Lagos Office, says violence against children hampers social and economic development in any society.

Lassa fever: Four deaths in Taraba, one in Kaduna

Four persons have been confirmed dead in Taraba State just as Kaduna State announced the death of 36-year-old man on Monday following the outbreak of Lassa fever in the country.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, visited the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) National Reference Laboratory (NRL) in Gaduwa, Abuja on the 9th of January 2020. 8

Lassa fever: Health minister visits Kano

The Federal Government has commended the Kano State Government for taking proactive measures to curb Lassa fever in the state.

Expert caution healthcare workers on handling cytotoxic drugs

A Pharmacist, Mrs. Esther Samuel of the Department of Pharmacy, University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), has cautioned healthcare workers in the country on effective handling of cytotoxic drugs for cancer patients.

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Four Nigerians detained in Cotonou over coronavirus quarantine fees

Four Nigerian returnees have been detained by soldiers in Cotonou, the Benin Republic after being quarantined for 14 days in a hotel in the West African country for refusing to pay N900, 000 each for the accommodation facility.

Lockdown: Court sentences 17 Lagos residents

The police in Lagos on Wednesday arraigned additional 17 residents who flouted the stay-at-home order of the state government.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday said the federal government will provide relief materials for residents of Lagos and Abuja whom he ordered to stay-at-home as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

President Buhari grants presidential pardon to some inmates

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted pardon to some inmates of the Custodial Centres of the Nigeria Correctional Service, NCoS,.
The partial closure of Nigeria’s land border with neighbours will continue beyond January 2020 and will only be terminated until the set objectives are achieved.

Nigerian returnees from Ivory Coast arrive Seme border

The much-awaited 67 Nigerians resident in Ivory Coast on Wednesday arrived at Seme Border Post in a luxurious bus with registration number Osun XA 240 EJG.
Real Madrid is set to announce the signing of a midfielder as they set the stage to unveil Reinier Jesus Carvalho a player they signed from Flamengo in the Brazilian Serie A.

Real Madrid agree 10-20% salary cut for players

Real Madrid's first team will take pay cuts of between 10 and 20 per cent to compensate for the club's loss of income during the coronavirus pandemic, the Merengue confirmed on Wednesday.