Is Nigeria aware of the fact that Indonesia has enjoyed some success in using guava as a potential cure for coronavirus?

By Ayo Akinfe

(1) I am sure you are all tired of hearing about how Nigeria is sitting on several goldmines but alas refuses to tap into their potential. Do you know Nigeria’s is the world’s 10th largest guava producer with an annual crop of about 800,000 tonnes?

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El-Rufai says parents who allow their children to become almajiris in future will face jail terms

GOVERNOR Nasir El-Rufai has warned that any parent who sends their offspring to an almajiri school in Kaduna State from henceforth will be charged to court as his government battles to control the spread of coronavirus which they bring with them.

 

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Nigerian traditional medicine practitioners submit 19 coronavirus drug applications to Nafdac

NIGERIAN health officials have revealed that they are considering applications from 19 different local firms that have produced herbal drugs which they claim can cure the dreaded coronavirus.

 

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Thai scientists court controversy by carrying out Covid-19 vaccine trials on macaque monkeys

THAILAND has raised ethical questions over its attempts to develop a vaccine for the Covid-19 virus after its scientists began carrying out tests on macaque monkeys in an bid to produce a cheap and effective drug.

 

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Worshipper collapses and dies at Eid prayers in Kano amid fears he was another coronavirus victim

HEALTH officials in Kano State have reported the death of man from the Unguwar Sharada district of the state capital who slumped and died after observing Eid-El-Fitr prayers at the prayer ground on Sunday.

 

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Chris Ngige drops hint that he may vie for APC's presidential ticket come 2023 elections

LABOUR and employment minister Dr Chris Ngige has hinted that he may throw his hat into the ring for the 2023 presidential race by seeking the nomination of his party the All Progressives Congress (APC).

 

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Muslim Rights Concern calls for impeachment of governors who allowed Eid prayers to hold

ISLAMIC human rights organisation Muslim Rights Concern (Muric) has called on lawmakers in several states to impeach their governors for defying the lockdown order and allowing Eid-el-Fitr prayers to take place within their domains.

 

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Nigeria got another Covid-19 $1.5bn loan from the World Bank yesterday but it is tantamount to throwing good money after bad because of the following 10 reasons


By Ayo Akinfe

(1) Even if you gathered all the world’s magicians together in Nigeria and got them to wave their wands at the same time, there is no way they could make a budget of $28.8bn stretch enough to cover 200m people

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South East Governors Forum slam IG for reneging on post-Amotekun community policing agreement

INSPECTOR-general of police Mohammed Adamu has come under fire from the South East Governors Forum for reneging on an agreement to establish community policing across the geo-political zone which they entered into in February.

 

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World Bank agrees to loan Nigeria $1.5bn in late July to fund Covid-19 recovery plan

NIGERIA is to receive a World Bank loan of $1.5bn in late July to augment a recent $3.4bn handout got from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) aimed at enabling the government meet fund its 2020 budget in the wake of the global economic meltdown.

 

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