FG confirms clinical trial of new COVID-19 drug dexamethasone | 5 Things that Should Matter Today


The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has announced that it will allow clinicians to add dexamethasone, the life saving drug recently discovered by a team of researchers from the United Kingdom, to their treatment regimen for trial. The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire who made the announcement during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday June 18, said dexamethasone is not a “drug you should be using but a medicine that the doctor is to use.”

We will bring you more updates on dexamethasone in coming stories.

NCDC confirms new cases of coronavirus

Invictus Obi pleads guilty to internet fraud

Obinwanne Okeke, the owner of Invictus Group, who was arrested in the United States last year for computer-based fraud, has pleaded guilty to $11 million (N4.2 billion) fraud. The 32-year-old Nigerian businessman admitted to American prosecutors that he was involved in computer-based fraud between 2015 and 2019.

EFCC says Hushpuppi is Nigeria’s most wanted hacker 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has described Hushpuppi as “Nigeria’s most-wanted hacker” who has a case to answer with the agency.

In a statement released yesterday by its spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, the agency said it is working with the FBI to trace the victims of Hushpuppi’s alleged fraudulent transactions as well as trace other fraudsters that might have direct involvement with him.

AU disqualifies Okonj-Iweala from contesting for World Trade Organization DG

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been disqualified from contesting for the office of the Director General of the World Trade Organisation by the African Union. The disqualification is coming after President Buhari withdrew the nomination of Fedrick Agah and replaced him with Okonjo-Iweala.



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