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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The presidential candidate of Africa Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, and his party members were on Monday teargassed during a courtesy visit to the palace of the Ooni of Ife, Enitan Ogunwusi.
The death toll from a shallow 6.9-magnitude earthquake on the Indonesian island of Lombok has risen above 130, officials said Wednesday, with some 156,000 forced from their homes.
Indonesia evacuated hundreds of tourists from popular resorts and sent rescuers fanning across the holiday island of Lombok after a powerful quake killed at least 91 people and reduced thousands of buildings to rubble.
The Association of Retired Federal Senior Public Officers of Nigeria (ARFESPON), has called on the Federal Government to pay the pension arrears of its members and address matters affecting them.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that a new drug – Carbetocin – has the potential to save thousands of women’s lives in childbirth annually.
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An anti-corruption group, Centre for Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Crusade (CHURAC) has dragged Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and three others to court over the appointment of a former member of the state House of Assembly, Mr. Michael Diden, as chairman of the board of the state’s Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC).
The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has disclosed that a bill to empower the bureau to investigate rail, road and marine accidents and serious incidents is currently before the Senate.
Deputy Chairman, Senate Committee on Defence, and Senator representing Plateau North, Istifanus Dung Gyang, has described medical tourism abroad by Nigeria’s elite as contributing to the neglect that has led to the collapse of the country’s healthcare system.
Former Chelsea and England defender Ashley Cole has announced his retirement from all forms of football at the age of 38 following a two-decade-long career.
Not less than 20 children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition in Nasarawa State are reported to have died and more are expected to follow due to the non availability of the food supplements used for management of children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition in the various general hospitals across the state.
A nineteen-year-old Damilola Akintilo has been arrested by the Osun State Police Command for allegedly raping a four-year-old girl in Ile-Ife.
The wave of marathon races in Nigeria has blown to the South-eastern part of the country where Onitsha is set to host the first international marathon in that region.
Thirteen members of the Adamawa State branch of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria have been killed and 20 others injured in the past two months.
President Muhammadu Buhari has urged more young men and women in Nigeria to pursue sporting careers, which can bring rewarding incomes, promote healthy local and global relationships, and ensure unity.
The Bayelsa State government says it spent N79.7m on corps members serving in the state in the last four months.