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Buhari appoints Prof. Obioma as new NECO Registrar

Professor Godswill Obioma has been appointed as the new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the National Examinations Council (NECO) by President Buhari.   Prof. Obioma who was Ebonyi State Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, officially took over the affairs of the Council from the former Acting Registrar Mallam …

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Nigerian govt directs NAFDAC to assess herbal mixture as possible COVID-19 treatment

The federal government has directed the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) to carry out tests on plant-based cough mixtures, as possible treatment for Coronavirus.   In a memo titled ‘Formulation of a Phyto-Medicine-Based Cough Mixture/Syrup for the Management of COVID-19 Patients by Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine …

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Infectious disease bill will go through public hearing – Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila says after his bill incited a controversy

Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representative, Femi Gbajabiamila has disclosed that the “Infectious disease bill” he is sponsoring alongside Chairman of the House Committee on Health Institutions Pascal Obi and Chairman of the House Committee on Health services Tanko Sanunu, will go through public hearing.   The bill had ignited controversy in …

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Senate introduces Infectious Disease Control Bill

The Infectious Disease Control Bill was introduced in the Nigerian senate today May 5, under a new name “National Health Emergency Bill”.   The bill sponsored by the Chairman Senate Committee on Communicable Diseases and Primary Healthcare, Senator Chukwuka Utazi (Enugu North) scaled its first reading on Tuesday.   Former Deputy Senate President, Senator …

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