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When is the right time to take drugs: Before, after or with meal?

Experts speak about the appropriate relationship between drugs and food.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo casting his ballot at Ward 11, Unit 022, Olusomi Compound, Totoro/Sokori, in Abeokuta on Saturday (9/3/19). 02033/9/3/2019/Babatunde Atolagbe/BJO/NAN

ANALYSIS: Obasanjo and the humbling of Nigeria’s number one kingmaker

Mr Obasanjo has endorsed the presidential ambitions of at least three successive presidents.

Obi Adigwe, Director-General of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD).

INTERVIEW: Over 10,000 Nigerian indigenous plants have ethno medicinal value – Adigwe, DG, NIPRD

The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development conducts research on indigeneous plants for development of drugs, biological products and pharmaceutical raw materials.

Karishi General hospital

PEP: The HIV ‘prevention drug’ many Nigerians don’t know about

Despite the availability of these preventive drugs in hospitals, many Nigerians continue to get infected with the dreaded ailment.

Sniper Insecticides used to illustrate the story (Photo Credit: Haleemah Yahaya)

Sniper-related Suicides: Death prowling on the streets?

Sniper, an insecticide, has, unfortunately, become a tool of choice for Nigerians contemplating suicide.

Ward 1, unit 1 at Ogboko Village in Ideato south, Imo state, Election process yet to start.INEC officials are still setting up the Centre, addressing the voters.

Reporter’s Diary: Imo governorship election was between electorate and Ohaji Boys

It may take Mr Okorocha and his allies many election cycles to fully recover.

INEC office signpost

What to know about the inconclusive elections in six states

Violence, over-voting, hijack of electoral materials are the main reasons elections were problematic in many places.

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

ANALYSIS: INEC, PDP’s lead and the burden of inconclusive elections

Of the six states where elections were declared inconclusive, the PDP was leading in five.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki

ANALYSIS: How Nigerian political ‘godfathers’ were humbled in 2019

The aspirations of at least six notable political godfathers were defeated during the elections.

Taiwo Oyerinde

INTERVIEW: My life as a woman firefighter in Nigeria

Mrs Oyerinde also speaks on sexual harassment and the challenges of her job.

Pius Adesanmi

OBITUARY: Pius Adebola Adesanmi (1972 -2019): Deploring An Untimely Transition

Words were Pius Adesanmi’s weapon of choice, apparently compelled by a conscience stitched to truth, and regularly giving wings to his angst.

Retd. Captain Iniobong Ekong, security aide to Governor Udom Emmanuel

INTERVIEW: How Army unjustly detained me for 13 days so I won’t take part in elections – Governor’s Aide

The former army captain says he was detained because of elections.

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.

ANALYSIS: Enugu: Why Governor Ugwuanyi seems poised for easy re-election

A protracted crisis in the Enugu APC has given the PDP an almost unassailable lead.

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor

ANALYSIS: How PDP’s Ihedioha may gain from APC’s ‘civil war’ in Imo

Of the four main Imo governorship contestants, three were in the APC up till last year.


ANALYSIS: In Plateau, a retired general plots to unseat an incumbent governor

There are 21 candidates cleared to contest the Plateau governorship election.

INTERVIEW: How we’re handling challenges of conducting violence-free elections – Rivers REC

INTERVIEW: How we’re handling challenges of conducting violence-free elections – Rivers REC

EDO NORTH ETSAKO CENTRAL Ughiogwa ward 1, polling unit 3 Total reg number of voters is 608 The citizens are already voting here, all the officials, party agents and security personnels are around. There was a small argument because preference was given to the elderly people.

10 ways politicians rig elections in Nigeria

From PREMIUM TIMES’ observation of Nigeria’s most recent election, here are ten possible ways politicians have rigged and could rig elections in the country.

Governor of Kano state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

ANALYSIS: How Kano governorship election could determine fate of Kwankwaso, Ganduje

The outcome of the elections may not only determine the next governor, but also the fate of the major actors in Kano politics.

Bauch State Governor, Mohammed Abubakar

ANALYSIS: Opposition groundswell in Bauchi threatens to sweep incumbent governor

A virulent ‘ghost’ seems prepared to strip the incumbent governor of his political future. But he has vowed to do whatever it takes to exorcise the belligerent spirit.

The Zimbabwean government recently shutdown the internet by ordering mobile companies to withhold mobile data. [EPA-EFE/STF]

Shutting down the internet doesn’t work — but governments keep doing it

The Zimbabwean government recently shutdown the internet by ordering mobile companies to withhold mobile data.

Rochas Okorocha campaigning. [PHOTO CREDIT: Official Twitter handle of Rochas]

ANALYSIS: Inside the politics of religious denomination in Nigeria’s Southeast

It appears that Abia and Ebonyi States are the two Southeast states where the denomination of politicians is not critical to their electoral success.

Chibok schoolgirls freed from Boko Haram captivity shown in Abuja, Nigeria in 2017. [Photo: Olamikan Gbemiga/AP]

Once captives of Boko Haram, these students are finding new meaning in their lives in Pennsylvania

All four students were among the more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted by Boko Haram in April 2014.

L-R: Jimi Agbaje of the PDP and Babajide Sanwo-olu of the APC {Thisdaylive}

ANALYSIS: APC, PDP battle for control of Lagos

The contest in Lagos is expected to be between the leading parties.

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Usman Nafada

ANALYSIS: Governorship Election: It’s a two-horse race in Gombe

Analysts opine that the APC may now have all it takes to edge out the PDP and produce a governor in the state that defied the Buhari “Tsunami” in 2015.

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu (Photo credit: thewillnigeria.com)

ANALYSIS: Abia Governorship: It’s PDP vs ex-PDP

About 29 political parties have fielded candidates to vie for the office of the governor in Abia.