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Netflix to promote Nigeria’s creative industry on the global stage

World’s leading streaming entertainment service provider, Netflix, has expressed commitment to partner with talented Nigerian practitioners in the creative industry to showcase their stories on the global stage.

NMA laments security maltreatment of members

The Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), on Wednesday, lamented the maltreatment of its members on essential duties by security personnel and has directed doctors to leave all official duty and close when it is exactly 4 pm daily.
Catholic Archbishop of the Metropolitan See of Lagos, Most Rev. Alfred Adewale Martins

Archbishop Martins tells Nigerian government to allow herbal remedies for coronavirus

Archbishop Alfred Adewale Martins of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos has appealed to the Federal Government to allow traditional medicine practitioners to use local herbs and roots as a cure for COVID-19.
Ace Nigerian actor, Yul Edochie, on Monday decried what he called the “drop” in the quality of Nollywood movies.

Yul Edochie: Quality of Nollywood movies have dropped

Ace Nigerian actor, Yul Edochie, on Monday decried what he called the “drop” in the quality of Nollywood movies.
Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, Director General of NCDC, disclosed this on Monday on Channels Television, Programme “Sunrise Daily”, while, speaking on COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

Medical practitioners in Akwa Ibom commend NCDC chief’s professionalism

Medical practitioners in Akwa Ibom State have commended the Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, for his display of professionalism and sincerity in handling COVID-19 pandemic in the country, describing him as an upright man.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC harps on need to promote local manufacturers

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has restated the need for Nigeria to promote local manufacturing sector.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as said that its staff in Jos Branch, on Tuesday averted what would have been another major fire disaster in the country.

Central bank to offer grants in race for coronavirus vaccine

The Central Bank says it is developing a framework to offer grants and credit to researchers, science institutions and biotechnology firms to develop a vaccine against Covid-19.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Speaker Gbajabiamila tasks media to rise to the challenge of fake news amid coronavirus...

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has called on the media to rise to the challenge of fake news in Nigeria amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Three men drink disinfectant after Donald Trump’s comment

Last week the US president said scientists should explore whether inserting light or disinfectant into the bodies of people infected with Covid-19 might help them treat the respiratory illness caused by the virus.

Centre: Herbal medicine can prevent, manage coronavirus symptoms

The Chief Executive Officer of Quincy Herbals Naturopathic and Wellness Centre, Mrs Olasumbo Ayodele, has said herbal medicine could be used to prevent and manage COVID-19 symptoms.

Ekiti health workers seek establishment of more isolation centers

As part of the efforts to win the war against Coronavirus spread in Ekiti State, Coalition of Health Professional Associations and unions have called for the immediate establishment of more centres at the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti and the Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido Ekiti.

Ooni, Ayeni partner on herbal cure for coronavirus

The Chairman of Yem-Kem International, a herbal medicine production outfit, Prince Akintunde Ayeni, has urged government not to see Western medicines as the only means through which the COVID-19 pandemic can be contained.
Nigerian Dental Association - NDA

NDA: 80% of private dental clinics shut for lack of safety kits

The Nigerian Dental Association, NDA, has raised the alarm that over 80 per cent of private dental clinics have shut down due to their inability to procure the requisite safety kits due to the Coronavirus disease outbreak even as it appealed to the Federal Government to provide Basic Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to all private and public dental facilities to enable practitioners to sustain the delivery of emergency dental services to Nigerians as well as prevent the spread of Coronavirus disease through such procedures.
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, yesterday asked Health Minister, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, the whereabouts of visiting Chinese medical personnel, saying their activities in the country must the oversighted by the parliament.

Nigeria to shut down unaccredited hospitals treating coronavirus

The Federal Government has warned that it would henceforth take steps to close any hospital that goes into treatment of Covid-19 patient without proper accreditation.

Coronavirus: NUJ commends Nigerian health workers

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) described as outstanding and courageous, the excellence and professionalism so far demonstrated by Nigerian medical doctors, nurses and other health workers in managing the Coronavirus pandemic since the case was reported in the country.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi embarks on production of 200,000 face masks

Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has ordered for immediate production of over 200,000 face masks to be distributed in the thirteen Local Government Areas of the state as a way of curtailing the spread of coronavirus.

FCT NUJ inaugurates committee on coronavirus pandemic

The FCT Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has inaugurated a seven-man sensitisation and monitoring committee on the coronavirus pandemic.
Ghana international Christian Atsu has joined Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o and former Cote d'Ivoire ace Didier Drogba to condemn suggestions of first testing anti-coronavirus drugs in Africa.

Christian Atsu hits out at French doctors over coronavirus comments

Ghana international Christian Atsu has joined Cameroon legend Samuel Eto'o and former Cote d'Ivoire ace Didier Drogba to condemn suggestions of first testing anti-coronavirus drugs in Africa.

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The Federal Government has approved the appointment of Prof. Ikpeme Ikpeme as the new Chief Medical Director (CMD), University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, Calabar, Cross River.

UNICAL teaching hospital confirms five positive coronavirus cases in Cross River

The University of Calabar Teaching Hospital, UCTH, has confirmed five positive coronavirus cases in the state.
Manchester United have likely taken a bigger financial hit from the COVID-19 pandemic than their rivals and it is unclear what funds will be available to sign players in the next transfer window, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Manchester United have ‘a point to prove’ despite easy run...

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insists Manchester United still have ‘a point to prove’ despite their upturn in form and a seemingly easy run of fixtures as the club look to secure a top four finish and Champions League qualification.
Inter have demanded €90 million plus Arturo Vidal on a permanent basis as well as Antoine Griezmann on loan from Barcelona, in return for Lautaro Martinez according to a report aired moments ago by Italian broadcaster Sport Mediaset.

Barça’s negotiation with Inter Milan over Lautaro Martínez in a crucial stage

Reportedly, Barcelona still has a long way to go in order to sign Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez. The price of the player is unclear and the Barça players who could possibly enter the deal aren’t decided yet.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Ekiti APC elders urge party members to withdraw suits

Ekiti State All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders Forum has appealed to aggrieved members to withdraw their court cases against the chapter.

Akinwumi Adesina: US lauds AfDB’s decision to conduct independent review

The United States has expressed satisfaction with the decision of the African Development Bank Governors to conduct an “independent review” of its Ethics Committee report on allegations levelled against its President, Dr Akinwumi Adesina.