Saturday, September 18, 2021


September 14, 2021

Rep proposes compulsory drug tests for policemen, soldiers, students, politicians

The House Committee on Narcotic Drugs chairman says he will sponsor a bill that will allow NDLEA to carry out compulsory drug tests on security agents, students, and politicians.

September 14, 2021

NCDC warns of COVID-19 spread as school resumes

NCDC has called for vigilance and adherence to safety regulations in the face of COVID-19 as students return to school.

Students writing exams used to illustrate the story. [CREDIT: Naira Metrics]
September 13, 2021

UAE’s strict COVID-19 protocol targeted at Nigeria: FG

The FG accuses the UAE of setting a separate protocol for Nigeria different from other West African countries.

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika
September 13, 2021

COVID-19: U.S. trains Nigerian health workers on public health emergencies

The programme aims to strengthen Nigeria’s preparedness against further outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic.

September 13, 2021

COVID-19: New Zealand’s biggest city on lockdown after 33 new cases

Measures taken by New Zealand include border closures, lockdowns, and testing. So far there have been 955 reported cases.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
September 13, 2021

Nigerian women kick against legalising cannabis

“As Nigerian women, we say no to the legalisation of cannabis sativa. We already have lots of challenges in the country that are associated with drugs abuse.”

National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) and Cannabis
September 13, 2021

UK begins trial of Grail Inc’s blood test for cancer

Britain on Monday began the world’s biggest trial of Grail Inc’s flagship Galleri blood test that can be used to detect more than 50 types of cancer before symptoms appear.

September 12, 2021

COVID-19: NCAA reviews rules for international travellers

This measure is expected to ease the difficulty experienced by international travellers whose PCR codes are not immediately generated after paying statutory fees.

Int'l travellers
September 12, 2021

Jigawa targets 57,145 children for polio immunisation

A total of 57,707 children got vaccinated against the disease in the last round of exercise.

September 12, 2021

COVID-19: Nigeria records two deaths, 547 new cases Saturday

Nigeria’s total infections now stand at 198,786, while the fatality toll is 2,590.