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

Halima Abubakar resurfaces in style

Nollywood star Halima Abubakar has made a triumphant return to the spotlight, sharing radiant photos of herself on social media and declaring...

Banky W narrates cancer ordeal

Nigerian singer-turned-politician, Bankole Wellington, popularly known as Banky W, has opened up about his resilient battle against cancer, with his wife, actress...

I’m the most bankable actor in Africa, Timini boasts

Nollywood actor Timini Egbuson has boldly asserted himself as the most bankable actor in Africa, attributing his claim to a string of...

Flavour loses dad, puts European tour on hold

Nigerian music star Chinedu Okoli, otherwise known as Flavour, is mourning his father, who passed away on Wednesday evening. According to reports...

World News

History made as ECOWAS Parliament elects first female speaker

Daniel Okejeme The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Parliament has, for the first time in history, elected a female speaker to head the parliament. The 2024 Second Extraordinary...