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NAFDAC: Herbal, traditional medicine potential foreign exchange earners

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has said that sensitising herbal and traditional medicine practitioners on best practices would make the trade earn foreign exchange for the country.

Chris Ngige mourns Dozie Ikedife

Minister of Labour and Employment, Sen. Chris Ngige, has described the late former Ohaneze Ndigbo President General, Dr. Dozie Ikedife, as a ‘consummate and courageous politician’ who was steadfast and diligent in all his live endeavours.
A handout picture provided by the Saudi Royal Palace on November 19, 2018, shows Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attending a speech given by his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz while addressing the Shura council, a top advisory body, in the capital Riyadh. (Photo by Bandar AL-JALOUD / Saudi Royal Palace / AFP) /

Argentina pressed to probe Saudi prince over Yemen, Khashoggi

Argentina has been asked to investigate Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for possible war crimes in Yemen and the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Muhammadu Buhari approves committee on cheaper medicines, livestock drugs

President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the setting up of an inter-ministerial committee to fashion out how medicines and livestock drugs can be made available to the Nigerians at a fraction of the prevailing prices.

Muhammadu Buhari ‘the dead’ and his body double

The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of the man Nigerians elected into office in May, 2015.
Tigers in the water at a tiger park in China. [Stringer-Reuters]

China reverses tiger, rhino decision after outcry

China has reversed a controversial decision to lift a 25-year-old ban on the use of tiger and rhino parts in science and traditional medicine after an outcry from environmental activists.
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China postpones trade of rhino horns, tiger parts

China has postponed the lifting of a ban on the trade of rhino horn and tiger parts for medicine and other uses.
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Mats Hummels blames illness for poor show in Bayern defeat

Mats Hummels has blamed illness for his poor performance in Bayern Munich’s defeat at Borussia Dortmund in Saturday’s Bundesliga showdown that left the defending champions seven points behind in the table.

UNIZIK to partner China in traditional medicine production

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka and Hunam University of Chinese Medicine, China, are to collaborate in the processing and production of traditional medicine.
Suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorist group have killed no fewer than 15 people in an attack on some villages close to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

UN: Eight killed, women kidnapped, houses burnt in Boko Haram attack on IDP camp

The United Nations office in Nigeria on Thursday issued a statement condemning an attack on an internally displaced persons (IDP) camp in Maiduguri during which at least eight persons were killed and some women abducted by suspected Boko Haram gunmen.
Valerii Alesandruk

Nigeria can become hub for Africa’s space development – envoy

The Ukrainian Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Valerii Alesandruk, has said Nigeria has the potential to become a hub for Africa in the area of space development, if she is determined to launch further into space.

Expert advises intending couples to ascertain fertility status before marriage

An Abuja-based Naturopath and fertility expert, Dr Kingsley Onuzuleke, on Friday, advised intending couples to ascertain their fertility status before marriage.

2019: Ifeanyi Okowa challenges opponents to debate

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has challenged his opponents to a debate, stating that his opponents visit the state only at periods of elections.

Police officers wives donate relief materials to IDPs in Edo

The Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) has donated relief materials to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ohogua Community in Ovia North East Local Government Area, Edo State.

Scientists edit mice gene that could prevent human congenital diseases

American Scientists have for the first time performed ‘prenatal gene editing’ to prevent a deadly metabolic disorder in lab animals, offering the potential to treat human congenital diseases before birth.

Nobel Prize season opens without Literature Prize

The announcement on Monday of the Nobel Medicine Prize opens this year’s amputated awards season, with no Literature Prize for the first time in 70 years because of a #MeToo scandal.
A picture shows a flooded cattle market in Kara-Isheri, in the Ogun State in southwest Nigeria, on September 20, 2018. Heavy seasonal rains have caused the Niger and Benue rivers to burst their banks, inundating communities, farms and trapping tens of thousands of people in their homes. / AFP PHOTO / PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Death toll climbs in Nigeria flooding

Nearly 200 people have died in flooding caused by heavy seasonal rains across 12 states in Nigeria, the country's main relief agency said on Thursday.

Adewale Oke: Nigeria has only 40 rheumatologists for 200 million people

The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Adewale Oke, has decried the low number of trained rheumatologists to treat musculoskeletal diseases in Nigeria.

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FAAN: Nigerian airports record 10.9m passengers, 163,646 aircraft movements in nine months

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says a total of 10.9 million passengers passed through Nigerian airports in 163,646 aircraft movements between January and September.
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Francis Uzoho helps Elche secure first win

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Olusegun Obasanjo: How Nigeria can access Africa’s $12 trillion

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Report: Central bank approves Access Bank’s acquisition of Diamond Bank

After several months on intensive discussions, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has approved the acquisition of Diamond Bank by Access Bank.
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Official: Cross River to rake $100 million from cocoa factory

Cross River State Government has said it planned to generate $100million on annual basis into the coffers of the state government from proceeds which will acrue from the state cocoa processing factory set up by the administration of Prof. Ben Ayade in Ikom LGA of the state.