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COVID-19: Hopes rise as FUOYE dons develop potential herbal drug

covid-19Nigeria may have recorded a major breakthrough to tackling the Covid 19 pandemic as Scientists in the Faculty of Science, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, on Friday disclosed to newsmen that they have developed a herbal mixture: “that has the potential to be active against COVID-19.”

According to a press release signed by the Dean, Faculty of Science Federal University Oye Ekiti, Professor Olayide Lawal, the lead researcher of the Anti-Covid 19 herbal drug team is Dr. Lawrence Okoror of the department of Microbiology who is a consultant to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Prof. Lawal said: ” The mixture had been tested against several viruses before the outbreak of COVID-19 and had shown to be effective against some Adenoviruses, Rhino viruses, influenza and other respiratory viruses as well as effective against tumors. This product of rigorous research output has been submitted to Nigerian Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development.

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“Our Digital Language Laboratory Has 59m Resources”, Says Opoola

dean of artsThe Dean, Faculty of Arts, Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Dr. Tajudeen Opoola has said that the Digital Language Laboratory of his faculty has over 59 million e-books and e-journal.

Dr Opoola disclosed this in a recent interview with FUOYENews on Monday, February 24, 2020. He commended the university management under the leadership of Professor Kayode Soremekun for the generous assistance towards the upliftment of the faculty noting that, “Today the Faculty has one of the best and certainly the latest Digital Language Laboratory available anywhere in Africa for university education. Our language laboratory server is linked to the university’s network backbone”, he further revealed.

Dr Opoola who became the Dean on August 1, 2018 first in an acting capacity is also the Head of Department of Linguistic and Languages. He expresses immense gratitude to the Vice Chancellor, Professor Kayode Soremekun and his management team for the huge and numerous assistances to the faculty in academic program development, human resource development and infrastructural development.

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