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Pharmacists urge Nigerians to handle antibiotics with care

Some pharmacists have advised Nigerians to handle antibiotics with care by completing their prescribed dosage and avoid ingesting antibiotics without appropriate testing and prescription.

Abdulrasheed Maina’s ill health disrupts court’s proceeding

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, stepped down proceedings in the continuation of trial of Abdulrasheed Maina, Chairman, defunct Pension Reform Task Team (PRTM), over his ill health.

Swine fever claims fourth victim in Vietnam

A 37-year-old Buddhist nun in Vietnam’s central highlands has died of swine flu, bringing the total number killed by the disease this year to four, authorities said on Tuesday.
Nnamdi Kanu Israel

IPOB chief Nnamdi Kanu reveals how he escaped from Nigeria

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has finally explained how he managed to escape when military personnel on “Operation Python Dance II” stormed his Afaraukwu, Umuahia residence in Abia state.

Pharmacist: Avoid fruits consumption during medication

A Pharmacist, Mr Emmanuel Tangang, has advised Nigerians against consumption of fruits during medication to avoid reduction in the potency of the drugs.
Caster Semenya

IAAF hails ‘parity and clarity’ after Caster Semenya ruling

A Swiss court ruling that blocks South African Caster Semenya from defending her world 800m title in Doha in September creates much-needed “parity and clarity” in athletics, the sport’s governing body said Wednesday.
Niels Hoegel

Nurse gets life sentence for killing 85 patients

Serial killer, Niels Hoegel, was on Thursday sentenced to life imprisonment after a German court found him guilty of the murder of 85 patients while working as a hospital nurse.
South African 800 meters Olympic champion Caster Semenya arrives for a landmark hearing at the Court of Arbitration (CAS) in Lausanne on February 18, 2019. – Semenya will challenge a proposed rule by the International Athletics Federation (IAAF) aiming to restrict testosterone levels in female runners. (Photo by Harold CUNNINGHAM / AFP)

Caster Semenya losses appeal on testosterone rules

Caster Semenya has lost a landmark case against athletics’ governing body meaning it will be allowed to restrict testosterone levels in female runners.
The Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Melvin Pinnick has instructed the Chairman of Enugu State Football Association and Member of the NFF Executive Committee, Hon. Chidi Ofo Okenwa to pay former Nigeria captain and coach Christian Chukwu a visit and get the details of his challenges and what needs to be done to return him to good health.

NFF vows to support ex-Super Eagles coach Christian Chukwu

The Nigeria Football Federation President Amaju Melvin Pinnick has instructed the Chairman of Enugu State Football Association and Member of the NFF Executive Committee, Hon. Chidi Ofo Okenwa to pay former Nigeria captain and coach Christian Chukwu a visit and get the details of his challenges and what needs to be done to return him to good health.

NFF to support Christian Chukwu’s medical treatment

The Nigeria Football Federation has moved to provide support for former Nigeria captain and coach Christian Chukwuemeka Chukwu to overcome his present health challenges and get back on his feet soonest.

Don: Nurses are not doctors’ assistants

Professor Prisca Olabisi Adejumo, a lecturer at the University of Ibadan, has said that nurses and midwives are not doctors’ assistants and should be rated appropriately in the country’s healthcare delivery system.
St. Theresa Catholic Church, Madalla

Group wants federal government to reconstruct places of worship destroyed by insurgents

The President, Church of Brethren in Nigeria, Rev. Joel Billi, has called on the Federal and State Governments to expedite action on the reconstruction of places of worship destroyed by insurgents in North East.

Former President Shehu Shagari passes on at 93

Former President Shehu Shagari has passed on. He died at the age of 93, on Friday, at about 6:20 pm, at the National Hospital Abuja.
As Venezuela’s hyperinflation and chronic medicine shortages leave HIV patients with little hope of obtaining antiretroviral drugs, many are now relying on leaves of tropical tree known as guasimo.

Venezuela HIV patients rely on herbal remedy due to antiretroviral shortage

As Venezuela’s hyperinflation and chronic medicine shortages leave HIV patients with little hope of obtaining antiretroviral drugs, many are now relying on leaves of tropical tree known as guasimo.

Diarrhoea: Paediatrician advises mothers against giving babies wrong medication

A Paediatrician, Dr Jibike Ikuerowo, on Thursday advised mothers whose babies suffered from diarrhoea, to give their children proper medication instead of resorting to teething mixture.
Migraine

Migraine can be treated without medicine – study

By slightly changing the body’s own molecules using a small inhaler, certain migraine patients can either cut down on medication or do without it completely. This is shown by a pilot study which has been published in the scientific journal Cephalalgia.
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.
Emmanuel Nanle

Governor Lalong’s media aide passes on in India

Emmanuel Samuel Nanle, Director of Press and Public Affairs to Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State, has passed on.

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Shareholders seek more mergers, acquisitions in cement industry

Shareholders under the aegis of Constance Shareholders’ Association of Nigeria (CSAN) on Saturday said that mergers and acquisitions would improve cement industry activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).
North Korea has conducted another “crucial test” at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media reported Saturday, as nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington remain stalled with a deadline approaching.

North Korea conducts ‘crucial test’ at Sohae launch site

North Korea has conducted another “crucial test” at its Sohae satellite launch site, state media reported Saturday, as nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang and Washington remain stalled with a deadline approaching.

Tony Momoh: Anyone who calls President Buhari derogatory names will be dealt with

Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Saturday said Punch newspaper did nothing wrong by referring to President Muhammadu Buhari as a Major General.
Godwin Obaseki

Edo government begins revalidation exercise for pensioners in 18 local councils

The Edo State Government has announced the commencement of the revalidation exercise for pensioners in the 18 Local Governments Areas (LGAs) of the state.

Ondo governor presents staff of office to Olowo of Owo

Royal fathers from far and near who graced the occasion include Oba Adeyeye Enitan Babatunde Ogunwusi, Ooni of Ife, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, Deji of Akure, Oba Victor Kiladejo, Osemawe of Ondo Kingdom and other prominent traditional rulers in the state.