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Diabetes not a death sentence – medical experts

In his testimonial, Alhaji Abdulwahab Dauda, Chairman, Diabetes Association of Nigeria, Lagos Chapter and the South West Region, who has managed the Diabetes for 30 years, commended Ecobank for organising the awareness programme, stressing that the life threatening disease is not a death sentence, as it could be managed.
Novo Nordisk, a multinational pharmaceutical company, on Saturday announced the introduction of a programme to supply free insulin to children living with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in Nigeria and Ghana from 2021.

Diabetes: Novo Nordisk to offer free insulin to children in Nigeria, Ghana

Novo Nordisk, a multinational pharmaceutical company, on Saturday announced the introduction of a programme to supply free insulin to children living with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) in Nigeria and Ghana from 2021.

Pharmaceutical coy to educate Nigerians on diabetes prevention

A pharmaceutical company, Mega We Care, says it has launched a nationwide campaign to educate millions of Nigerians on the challenges of preventing complications from diabetes and its management.
A 400-level student of the Department of History, Renaissance University, Ugbawka, Enugu State, Obinna Anorue, has died.

Enugu university student dies after fever complaint

A 400-level student of the Department of History, Renaissance University, Ugbawka, Enugu State, Obinna Anorue, has died.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit during the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations at United Nations Headquarters in New York. EPA

UN calls special general assembly session on virus pandemic

The UN General Assembly moved Thursday to hold a special session focused on international coordination in response to the coronavirus pandemic from December 3-4 in New York.
Some youths with looted bags of grains from the Commodities Marketers warehouse, Kakuri Industrial layout, Kaduna. Olu Ajayi.

Kaduna warns on health risks from looted drugs, grains

The National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has updated the Kaduna State Government about the items looted from their warehouse in the Narayi area of Chikun LGA.
Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong has banned movement between local governments in the State, whilst also relaxing the State lockdown for three days to enable citizens to restock their houses.

Governor Lalong: We’ve spent only N366 million to fight pandemic

Against accusations that the Plateau State government has expended N1 billion to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Simon Lalong has said his administration has only committed about N366.5 so far.
Rotary International Polio Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr Emeka Offor, in a statement issued in Abuja, congratulated Nigeria for the uncommon milestone, saying “I join millions of Nigerians in celebrating this great achievement.

Emeka Offor: We committed $4.2 million to fight wild polio in Nigeria

Sir Emeka Offor Foundation has disclosed that the philanthropic organization committed $4.2 million to end the scourge of the wild polio virus in the country.
Logo of the World Health Organization [WHO]

WHO: UN-led coronavirus vaccine research faces funding gap

A UN-led initiative to speed up the development of COVID-19 vaccines and medications is facing a massive funding gap, according to the World Health Organisation.

Medical expert tasks Nigerians on hepatitis test

Dr Olumuyiwa Balogun-Oluwa, the Deputy Medical Director of Ijede General Hospital in Ikorodu, Lagos State, has advised Nigerians to go for hepatitis test to ensure early detection of the virus.

Gynaecologist: Women with fibroids can experience painful sex

A Specialised Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Dr Abosede Lewu, says some women with fibroids can experience painful sex, painful mensuration and other devastating symptoms.
A Nigerian-born and trained physician, Dr Stella Emmanuel, is trending on social media after delivering an impassioned COVID-19 speech in the U.S. on Monday.

Hydroxychloroquine is cure for coronavirus – Nigerian doctor

A Nigerian-born and trained physician, Dr Stella Emmanuel, is trending on social media after delivering an impassioned COVID-19 speech in the U.S. on Monday.
Wife of the President, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, through her foundation, ‘Future Assured’, has donated 16 trucks of assorted food items and for distribution to 500,000 households in Kano State.

Aisha Buhari receives medical equipment donated by Chinese first lady

Prof. Peng Liyuan, First Lady of the People’s Republic of China, has donated medical equipment to Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari, to support Nigeria in the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The NCAC boss had last week produced and kitted security agencies, the media and a select group of professionals in the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic with branded facemasks made exclusively from Adire and Ankara fabrics

Lives at risk as trafficking in faulty masks, other gear surges

Lives are at risk as the new coronavirus pandemic has led to a surge in the trafficking of substandard masks, sanitisers and other medical products, the UN warned Wednesday.
Days after Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai announced a 30-day total lockdown in the state, the Kaduna state government has relaxed its lockdown order.

Governor El-Rufai: Coronavirus no respecter of persons

Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State has warned that coronavirus was not a friend to anybody and could strike where it was least expected.
Nigeria’s First Lady, Mrs Aisha Buhari, has commended female military and police officers for what she regarded as excellent display

Aisha Buhari distributes medical consumables to states, FCT

“Today we continued with the handing over of essential PPE’s, hospital beds, beddings and medications to Kano and Plateau States as my contribution towards the fight against
The herbal medicine developed by Malagasy Institute of Applied Research and branded COVID-Organics, contains Artemisia - a plant on the Island used in the fight against malaria.

Madagascar launches herbal medicine against coronavirus

Despite a warning by the World Health Organization (WHO) that there is currently no cure for COVID-19, the president of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, on Monday launched a herbal medicine believed to cure and prevent the virus.
The first 14-day lockdown was instituted by Governor Udom Emmanuel to commence on April 3rd and expired on 5 pm of Thursday, April 16th just before the state chief judge, Justice Godwin Abraham, announced the extension of the lockdown by another 14 days as well as inaugurating a special court for the trial of offenders of Quarantine and Restriction of Movement Regulations, 2020.

Akwa Ibom lifts lockdown order for two days

Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state has again directed that the ongoing lockdown order aimed at curtailing the spread of COvid-19 pandemic be carefully lifted on Friday and Saturday this week to enable residents re-stock foodstuffs and any prescribed medications.

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