Nigerian govt investigates drug stores over COVID-19 drugs price hike

Federal authorities in Nigeria are investigating some drug stores in the country over outrageous hiking of prices of hydroxychloroquine, a controversial anti-malaria drug used for COVID-19 treatment. PREMIUM TIMES reported how one drug store in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, Ebus Pharmacy Limited, was selling hydroxychloroquine at an exorbitant price of ...

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Major fuel price increase looms in Nigeria

The approved price of petrol in Nigeria for August will increase, by up to 18 per cent according to estimates, as consumers await the release of the new retail price for the commodity by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA). The current approved petrol price, as announced by the ...

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FG raises hate speech fine to N5 million

The federal government has raised the fine for hate speech from N500,000 to N5 million. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, disclosed this Tuesday while unveiling the Reviewed Broadcasting Code. He had earlier last year announced the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari for the increase of the fine. ...

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Magu: Again, IGP redeploys senior police officers from EFCC

The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, has ordered a fresh round of redeployments involving senior police officers initially deployed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), PREMIUM TIMES can confirm. The 16 affected senior officers include eight Assistant Commissioners of Police (ACPs) and eight Chief Superintendents of Police (CSPs). ...

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PPMC fixes ex-depot price of petrol at N138.62 per litre

The downstream subsidiary of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Petroleum Products Marketing Company (PPMC), has fixed the ex-depot price of premium motor spirit (PMS), known as petrol at N138.62 per litre. PPMC disclosed this in a memo signed by its Manager, Sales, Mohammed Bello, in Abuja, on Tuesday. The ex-depot ...

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73 dead, 2,750 injured in Lebanon explosion, UN reacts

The United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres, has reacted to the massive explosion in Beirut, Lebanon, which has left 73 people dead and 2,750 injured, according to a CNN report. PREMIUM TIMES earlier reported that a massive explosion, Tuesday evening, hit central Beirut, shattering windows, knocking down doors and shaking ...

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NDDC paid ‘scholarship grants’ to MD, directors – Senate report

Top officials of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) paid themselves scholarship grants at a time hundreds of deserving scholarship beneficiaries had not been paid for years and were stranded in different countries, a report has shown. The report by lawmakers joins the other revelations that emanated from the National ...

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Nigeria records 14 new coronavirus deaths

Nigeria recorded 304 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control has said. The agency said the figure, one of the lowest in the last two weeks, raised the total number of cases in the country to 44,433. Despite the recent decline, the number of deaths ...

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Massive explosion in Beirut injures many, destroys buildings

A massive explosion, Tuesday evening, hit central Beirut, Lebanon, shattering windows, knocking down doors and shaking buildings several hundred feet away. The blast also injured dozens of people and damaged buildings in the nation’s capital Beirut and its suburbs, officials said. Footage seen on social media showed a huge mushroom-like ...

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Insecurity: ‘You are doing your best’, Buhari tells Service Chiefs

Amidst worsening insecurity across the country and separate resolutions by the National Assembly demanding the sack of military chiefs, President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said he is convinced the security chiefs are ‘doing their best’ to address the challenges. The president said this at the National Security Council meeting held ...

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