US doctors claim that Trump’s controversial hydroxychloroquine drug DOES help 91% of coronavirus patients and argue we should not wait for ‘controlled trials’

17 ViewsThe malaria drug hydroxychloroquine has improved the survival and recovery odds for about 90 percent of patients treated with the controversial medication, a physicians group claims. The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) presented data on 2,333 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine – including two supervised by Dr Oz – across the globe that shows 91.6 percent of those who got the drug fared better after treatment. In a letter to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, the group urged that doctors should not wait for results of gold standard tests…

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Sanwo-Olu blames FG late airport, border closures for COVID-19 spread

7 ViewsLagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said the delayed closure of the country’s borders, seaport, and airports, including the failure of returnees to self-isolate, caused the spread of COVID-19. He said this during an Instalive interview with CNN on Wednesday. According to the governor, Lagos was prepared to curb the spread of COVID-19 but had to wait for the Federal Government to shut airport, seaport and land borders. The PUNCH reports that though Nigeria recorded its first COVID-19 death on February 27, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.),…

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Kano overtakes FCT competing with lagos with second highest number of active COVID-19 cases

14 ViewsKano now has the second highest number of active COVID-19 patients in Nigeria, less than three weeks after recording its index case. The active cases refer to the patients that still have the virus, excluding those that have recovered or died from it. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) situation report obtained by TheCable shows that as of Thursday, Kano has 136 persons still infected with the virus, coming second to only Lagos which has 718. The federal capital territory (FCT), which has been trailing behind Lagos, has…

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Premier League Gives Go Ahead To Restart Season

16 ViewsUEFA medical chief Professor Tim Meyer believes it is “definitely possible” to plan for the suspended 2019/20 season to restart. Meyer’s views come just a day after his FIFA counterpart warned against resuming the football season before September. FIFA’s Michel D’Hooghe told Sky Sports on Tuesday that it was not possible to restart before social contact was permitted and that he felt September was a realistic target. But Meyer, chairman of UEFA’s medical committee as well as the newly-formed UEFA medical sub group examining issues around a return to…

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Abia Covid-19 Taskforce, Community Youths Intercept Vehicle Loaded With Bags Of Weeds

10 ViewsThe Abia State combined team of the COVID-19 TASK FORCE and youths of Ogbudiukwu have intercepted a Siena vehicle conveying bags of weeds suspected to be cannabis at Ogbudiukwu, in Umuahia South Local Government Area. Briefing the press on the development, the Secretary to the State Goverment, Barr. Chris Ezem said that investigation has shown the identity of the driver and assured that the law would take its course on the victim. Barr. Ezem disclosed that apart from the suspected hard drugs, they also recovered cash of One Hundred…

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Abia APC rejects Federal Character Commission appointee, tags him stranger

11 ViewsAbia State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the appointment of Henry Ogbulogo into the Federal Character Commission (FCC) by President Muhammadu Buhari. The party described Ogbulogo’s appointment as a massive disservice to its committed, loyal and qualified members, stressing that he is never a member of Abia State APC. It will be recalled that Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday read out the list of appointees as submitted to him in the letter written by President Muhammadu Buhari seeking Senate’s confirmation of the appointments of…

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Abia State COVID-19 Our index cases, Update are stable and receiving care at the isolation facility

10 Views1. Our index cases, both of who were patients of Federal Medical Center (FMC), Umuahia, are stable and receiving care at the isolation facility of the hospital and we are optimistic that even as geriatric patients who are above 70 years old and with underlying medical conditions, God will use the firm and experienced hands of our medics to bring them back to good health 2. In appreciation of the work and sacrifices of the frontline staff of FMC and others involved in the management of the index patients…

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Benue to return 40 Almajiris who sneaked into Makurdi

11 ViewsThe Benue State Government on Wednesday said plans have been concluded to return 40 Almajiris who defied the inter-state travel ban in place in the country to sneak into Makurdi, the state capital. This was disclosed by the state’s Deputy Governor, Benson Abounu, who is also the chairman of the COVID-19 Response Team in the state, in Makurdi during an expanded meeting of the committee. According to Abounu, the Almajiris, mostly teenagers, who were discovered in a one-room apartment in Wadata area of Makurdi, would be sent back to…

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COVID-19: Kaduna govt laments, says all 16 new cases are Almajiris from Kano

12 ViewsKaduna State government has confirmed 16 new cases of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Nasir el-Rufai, who stated this in a post Thursday morning on his official Twitter account- @GovKaduna, said the 16 new cases were all Almajiris, who were sent back into the state from Kano. The governor regretted that the 16 new cases have taken the number of persons infected by the novel Coronavirus from nine to 25. The governor wrote, “KDSG has confirmed 16 new Covid-19 cases in the state. The new cases, all almajiris from…

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Breaking: Another Victory For Wada/Aro as Appeal Court Order Tribunal To Accept CarD Readers Report.

10 ViewsEngr Wada /PDP case receives huge boost as Appeal Court order tribunal to admit Card Reader Report without wasting time in evidence. The Card Reader Report has on it, report of biometric verification in the November 16 2019 Kogi stage Governorship Election. The Tribunal had earlier rejected  custody of the report in a document, marked as an important evidence after it failed to go into evidence through the consent of counsel to Engr MUSA Wada prompting an appeal action. In what seems to be a big victory for Engr…

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