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The African Union is backing calls for drugmakers to waive some intellectual property rights on Covid-19 medicines and vaccines to speed up their rollout to poor countries, the head of its disease control body said on Thursday.
The World Health Organisation, WHO and GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, CEPI, came up with the COVAX initiative to ensure that low and middle-income countries have access to vaccines.
Super Falcons won their second group game at the Turkish Women’s Cup and they were even more impressive today against Uzbekistan than they were in their opening game against CSKA Moscow.
Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the newly appointed Director-General of the World Trade Organisation says her performance at the organisation will open doors for Africans and women to head international organisations.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the new director-general of the World Trade Organization (WTO), says she was surprised to learn that the US administration led by Donald Trump blocked her selection as WTO DG.
A truth and reconciliation commission could help Mexico come to terms with a legacy of African slavery, civil rights activist Martin Luther King III said during a visit to the Latin American country.
Desire Oparanozie has said she was not shocked she was left out of the Super Falcons squad for the Turkish Cup, while hinting it may not be unconnected by a pay strike at the 2019 World Cup.
The World Health Organisation has urged all Africans to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as the vaccines are available in their countries.
Nigeria is set to receive the largest allocation of 16 million doses out of the 88 million AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine doses allocated to African countries in the first phase by the end of February instead of the initial 100,000 Pfizer doses earlier expected, the World Health Organisation (WHO) hinted on Saturday.
The African Centre for Justice and Human Rights, ACJHR, has expressed delight at the recent policy introduced by the nation’s apex bank, the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, that asked deposit money banks, non-financial institutions, and other financial institutions not to do business in crypto and other digital assets.
A total of 4982 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon are set to return as the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, NCFRMI, has begun moves to that effect.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, lauded the establishment of the Coronavirus African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team to accelerate the financing and procurement of Coronavirus vaccines for the continent.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are over 93,000 deaths of COVID-19 recorded on the African continent.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said it had allocated about 320,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to four African countries – Cape Verde, Rwanda, South Africa, and Tunisia.
He described Kanu as a hero, noting that Kanu is fighting for the emancipation of Africans. His words: “Today is not his birthday but I choose to celebrate this great man today. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. A Hero who is grossly misunderstood. But all he truly wants is for Africans to wake up and take serious decisions that will bring lasting peace in Africa. Live long great man. May Chukwu Okike Abiama be with you always.”
Afreximbank has disbursed 250 million dollars as part of its support for Trans Niger Oil and Gas Ltd (TNOG) to acquire 45 per cent stake in Oil Mining Lease (OML) 17 onshore oilfield.
The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General of Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, Alh. Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, on Wednesday, advised the government not to mount pressure on Nigerians to accept the COVID-19 vaccine.
Mr Timi Frank, former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on the U.S. President, Joe Biden to take a stronger position against corrupt Nigerians and politicians.
The Nigerian Diaspora Movement (NDM) on Saturday expressed optimism that Africa could benefit significantly from the new administration in the U.S. led by President Joe Biden.
Following yesterday’s inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States of America and Vice President Kamala Harris, a US-based Nigerian intellectual, Prof. Okey Ndibe, has called on Nigerian electorate to draw lessons from the US elections, where the electorate stood firmly behind their political choices, and voted for the right candidates.
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has assured motorists that there is enough Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), also known as petrol, in the country, urging them to stop panic buying.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded a public apology from Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe over his negative utterances against Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi.
Victor Oladipo reportedly turned down a two-year, $45.2 million contract offer from the Houston Rockets.
Cross River Health Insurance Agency plans to use drones to deliver health materials to rural areas, the Director-General, Mr Godwin Iyala, said in Calabar on Monday.
At least, seven female pupils of Universal Basic Education (UBE) Junior Secondary School in Nyiman layout of Makurdi in Benue State have been sent home to their parents after they suffered a spiritual attack popular referred to in Tiv parlance as ‘Iyor genen.’
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has directed the National Broadcasting Commission to implement the Broadcasting Code provision that mandates television stations to deploy sign language interpreters on their major news bulletin, for the benefit of persons living with a disability.
U.S. air strikes against Iran-backed militias in eastern Syria killed at least one fighter and wounded several others in what U.S. officials said was a calibrated response to rocket attacks against American personnel in Iraq.
Samuel Kalu found the back of the net while John Boye provided an assist as Metz secured a 2-1 victory over Bordeaux in Saturday’s Ligue 1 game.
Relatives of more than 300 girls abducted by gunmen from their boarding school in northwest Nigeria endured an agonising wait for news amid rumours that they had been released, while security forces continued their search on Sunday.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Thursday assured Nigerians that the Petroleum Industry Bill, which is before the National Assembly, will change the fortune of the country by the time it becomes law.