Health

FG partners pharmaceutical companies to pare drug prices

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-General of the National Agency for Food and...

Nigeria, 15 other countries receive $36.5m funding to combat Trachoma

With Africa ranked as the most affected continent by trachoma, Nigeria and...

NAFDAC bans ‘Dex luxury bar soap’, recalls toxic cough syrup, benylin

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control has banned the...

Gavi pledges $250m grant for Nigeria’s vaccine initiatives

In a bid to strengthen Nigeria’s healthcare system, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance,...

Weight loss can put Type 2 diabetes in remission ‘for at least five years’

By Neil Murphy Losing weight can put Type 2 diabetes in remission for at least five years, new data suggests. Figures from the...

Some restaurants lacing their foods with drugs, health expert raises alarm

A Neuropsychiatrist, Dr. Ifedilichukwu Uchendu, has disclosed that some restaurants in Nigeria are now lacing their foods with drugs to get patrons addicted...

Brain drain: Can 5-year compulsory service bill curb Nigerian medical doctors’emigration to other countries?

What the proposed legislation may achieve if passed into law would be to increase the pool of unemployed and disenchanted Nigerians rather than...

International group launches proposal to ban surrogacy worldwide

A group of lawyers, doctors, psychologists, and others from five continents gathered in Casablanca, Morocco, on March 3 to call for the repeal...

No cases of Marburg virus yet in Nigeria, says NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has allayed the fears of Nigerians that there are currently no cases of Marburg Virus disease...

60,000 covid related deaths recorded in China since early December

China has recorded nearly 60,000 coronavirus-related deaths since restrictions were lifted in early December, Persecondnews.com gathered Sunday. The Chinese national health authority after  repeated...

Entertainment

WCQ: We’ll fight hard to qualify for World Cup, Super Eagles assure Nigerians

The Super Eagles of Nigeria have pledged to fight hard till the end to ensure they qualify for the 2026 World Cup...

Mr. Ibu: Family plans befitting burial for late actor, denies soliciting funds

The family of the late Nollywood actor John Okafor, popularly known as Mr. Ibu, has refuted claims that they were soliciting funds...

Seeing my dad, an addicted smoker, cough, discourages me from smoking – Korede Bello

Former Mavin Records star, Korede Bello, has opened up about his personal journey towards wellness, shedding light on the critical moments that...

Hanks Anuku refutes insanity rumours, says I’m not a madman, not on drugs

Veteran Nollywood actor Hanks Anuku has addressed the viral videos that falsely depicted him as mentally unwell, clarifying that he was merely...

World News

UN Security Council approves ceasefire between Israel, Hamas

The United Nations Security Council has passed a resolution calling for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, with Russia abstaining from the vote while 14 other nations vote in favour...