WHO warns against use of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 treatment

The World Health Organisation on Tuesday warned against the use of convalescent plasma in the treatment of COVID-19. This was contained in a statement titled, ‘WHO recommends against the use of convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19’, where the organisation noted…

*Lagos urged to intervene in chieftaincy tussle (Nation)*LCCI elects Olawale-Cole as 24th President (Vanguard)

Lagos urged to intervene in chieftaincy tussle (Nation) Members of the Hassan Royal Family at Okoole in Ibeju-Lekki Local Government of Lagos State have urged Lagos State government to intervene in the chieftaincy tussle rocking the town. Two prominent members…

*Masked gunmen kill Lagos director, steal phone, files (Punch)*Why boys must be involved in curbing gender/domestic violence (Nation)

Masked gunmen kill Lagos director,  steal phone, files (Punch) Aggrieved family members of a civil servant, Abiodun Adenuga, have called on the Lagos State Police Command to track down the gunmen who shot him at the Sindende Guest House in…

Meet people stuck in vaccine limbo

People who accepted non-EU approved shots, such as Sputnik or Sinopharm, are being shut out from public life. When Duccio Armenise, an Italian, decided to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in Russia, the only jab he could receive was Sputnik. “We…

Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu appointed assistant DG of WHO

The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Chikwe Ihekweazu, has been appointed as the Assistant Director General of Health Emergency Intelligence at the World Health Organisation (WHO). Ihekweazu’s appointment – which comes into effect on November…

Scientists discover new gut bacteria that “makes you thin”

For anyone wishing to lose weight, a huge obstacle is to find a method that not only works, but one that sticks. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), some 13% of the adult population were classified as obese in…

Ebola-like Marburg virus found in Guinea

Guinea health officials have confirmed West Africa’s first case of Marburg, a highly infectious disease in the same family as the virus that causes Ebola. The World Health Organisation (WHO) said the virus needed to be “stopped in its tracks”.…

3rd wave scare: Lagos inspects Synagogue ahead of Joshua’s burial

Days after the World Health Organisation (WHO) warned that the Delta variant of COVID-19 continues to spread massively around the world, up to 96 countries as of June 29, a delegation from the Lagos State Government led by the Commissioner…

*Man, 42, docked for allegedly defiling neighbour’s 12-year-old daughter (Guardian)*Pastors seek compensation for demolished Lagos churches (Punch)

Man, 42, docked for allegedly defiling neighbour’s 12-year-old daughter (Guardian) A 42-year-old man, Joseph Ikegwu, on Thursday appeared in a Badagry Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly defiling his neighbour’s 12-year-old daughter. The defendant is facing a three-count of defilement, unlawful…

Sahara Power tackles carbon emission through cycling in Egbin Power

Sahara Power Group has reiterated its commitment to reducing carbon emission through support for cycling at its sprawling Egbin Power facility and environmentally sustainable projects. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), walking and cycling can reduce the risk of…

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