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National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) has insisted that homegrown response to COVID-19 pandemic remains the best, appealing to stakeholders to support research institutions to develop homegrown remedies for COVID-19 and other public health issues.

NIPRD: Homegrown remedies remain best coronavirus response

National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) has insisted that homegrown response to COVID-19 pandemic remains the best, appealing to stakeholders to support research institutions to develop homegrown remedies for COVID-19 and other public health issues.

Coronavirus: Prof. Maurice Iwu restates efficacy of herbal medicine

Bioresources Development Group (BDG) chairman, Prof. Maurice Iwu has restated the efficacy of herbal medicine in the treatment of the COVID-19 cases as the virus enters variant stage globally.
Amid divisive tendencies that daily threaten national development and unity, an Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Ibadan, Prof. John Ayoade has rejected the on-going effort by the National Assembly to amend the 1999 Constitution (as Amended) in response to public demands.

Prof. Ayoade: Nigeria is neither federal nor republic

An Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Ibadan, Prof. John Ayoade has said the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as currently being referred to, is neither federal nor republic.
The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Ikanade Agba, says to reduce the over 2.5 million acutely malnourished and stunted children, the Federal Government is implementing innovative policies and strategies that are appropriately funded, data-driven and sustainable.

Minister: Cultural festivals will stimulate economic growth

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mr. Clem Agba, has described cultural festivals of diverse socio-cultural groups in the country as major ingredients of national integration.
Fredrick Nwabufo

Social media could end marriage as we know it

Chioma is having troubles with her mother-in-law. I know because she made it headline news on her social media page. She does not share her concerns with the other party in the nuptial contract or with a trained counsellor, but with aliens on social media who are sweating on the treadmill of their own problems and who have no understanding of the situational context.
The Bauchi State chapter of Association of Master Bakers says the rising cost of production of bread might force it to increase the price of the product by 20 per cent.

Bread bakers begin strike over high-cost of flour

Bread bakers in Plateau State have begun a three-day strike over a hike in the price of flour and other ingredients used for making bread in the state.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Appeal Court: Ex-NNPC worker who killed daughter’s lover to die

The Appeal Court sitting in Calabar, Cross River State, has affirmed the decision of a High Court that sentenced a former employee of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Godwin Elewana, to death by hanging for murder.

New technology enables large-scale production of artemisinin for malaria

Chinese researchers have developed a new technology to produce artemisinin, the top choice for malaria treatment, on a large scale.

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FILE PHOTO - Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit gives a speech at the party's headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand February 21, 2020. REUTERS-Soe Zeya Tun-File Photo

Thai government files royal insult complaint against opposition figure over vaccine criticism

Thailand’s ministry of digital economy and society will file a criminal complaint of defaming the country’s monarchy against banned opposition politician Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the ministry said on Wednesday.
The militant group al-Shabab is claiming responsibility for a landmine explosion in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, that killed four people.

Al-Shabab claims responsibility for deadly Somalia explosion  

Six others were injured in the explosion just two days after the United States completed the withdrawal of 700 military personnel from Somalia who supported security forces with counter terrorism operations.
FILE PHOTO - An illuminated Google logo is seen inside an office building in Zurich, Switzerland December 5, 2018. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Google investigates ethical AI team member over handling of sensitive data

Alphabet Inc’s Google is investigating a member of its ethical AI team and has locked the corporate account linked to that person after finding that thousands of files were retrieved from its server and shared with external accounts, the company said on Wednesday.
FILE PHOTO - European Council President Charles Michel delivers a speech during a session at European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium December 16, 2020. John Thys-Pool via REUTERS

EU chief calls on Joe Biden to form new transatlantic pact

The European Union called on incoming U.S. President Joe Biden to form a “new founding pact” with Europe working on issues such as peace, security, prosperity, freedom and human rights.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control recorded 1,617 new cases of the CoronaVirus Disease (COVID-19) in the country. Nigeria records 1,617 new COVID-19 infections, 14 more deaths.

NCDC, Lagos approves lab as coronavirus testing centre

Harley and Rainbow Laboratories, which has been licenced and accredited by the Lagos State Government and Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has been approved to offer specialised laboratory tests, including COVID-19 PCR tests to the public, especially travellers.