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Bill Gates thinks most countries will fight COVID-19 with interview-based contact tracing and a central database to track exposure.

Bill Gates: Coronavirus vaccine coming sooner than later

U.S. billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates, said a vaccine for the rampaging COVID-19 disease may come between 18-24 months.

Microsoft launches ‘Plasma Bot’ to recruit coronavirus survivors to help treat sick ones

Microsoft is launching a self-screening tool for people to check whether they qualify to donate their plasma in the hopes of creating a treatment for those with COVID-19, according to a company blog post. The tool is part of the company’s work with a group called the CoVig-19 Plasma Alliance.
The U.S. government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledged Wednesday to jointly invest $200 million over the next four years to achieve affordable gene therapy-based cures for sickle cell disease (SCD) and HIV.

Gates Foundation: Northern Nigeria has weakest overall health infrastructure

The Chief Executive Officer of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mark Suzman, has alarmed that Northern Nigeria has the weakest overall health infrastructure in the country and is prone to facing health challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Sunday announced that it is immediately committing $10 million in emergency funds and corresponding technical support to help frontline responders in China and Africa accelerate their efforts to contain the global spread of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

Gates Foundation pumps more fund in coronavirus battle

The world largest private foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a further 150-million-dollar commitment to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Bill Gates asks G-20 members to fund development of anti-coronavirus vaccine

In order for the world to better contain the spread of the coronavirus, leaders of the Group of 20 (G-20) major economies should provide more funding to develop a vaccine, Bill Gates said.
Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, is stepping down from the board of the company.

South Korean leader, Bill Gates agree on coronavirus vaccines, treatment in phone talks

President Moon Jae-in and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates agreed on Friday to expand cooperation in efforts to develop vaccines and treatments against the new coronavirus during their phone talks, Cheong Wa Dae said.
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

How coronavirus tricks its way into human body

The coronavirus tricks its way into the human body like a “wolf in sheep’s clothing” by disguising itself in sugars, new research has suggested.
Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, is stepping down from the board of the company.

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board

Bill Gates, co-founder and former CEO of Microsoft, is stepping down from the board of the company. Gates previously served as CEO of Microsoft until 2008 when he stepped down from the position in order to spend more time on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Bill Gates: Coronavirus could be a ‘once-in-a-century pathogen’

The world’s richest man, Bill Gates, believes the new coronavirus could be a “once-in-a-century pathogen we’ve been worried about.”
United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF)

UNICEF, Bill Gates, Aliko Dangote hail Yobe’s progress in primary healthcare

The achievement made by Yobe State Government in Primary Healthcare delivery particularly in routine immunization and primary healthcare delivery has received commendations from their major partners; Bill Gate, Aliko Dangote and Unicef.
Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, Director General, NAFDAC

NAFDAC hosts African medicine quality forum

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) volunteered last year at the last meeting in Morocco to host the Third African Medicine Quality Forum (AMQF) meeting. The meeting will take place at the Transcorp Hilton Abuja from the 24th – 28th February, 2020.
Telecommunications remains the best enabler in expanding the frontiers of financial inclusion in Nigeria, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta, has said.

Telecoms holds greatest promise for financial inclusion in Nigeria – NCC chief

Telecommunications remains the best enabler in expanding the frontiers of financial inclusion in Nigeria, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Umar Danbatta, has said
However, Nigeria is not among nine countries that are on track to surpass the FP2020 goals set for growth in modern contraceptive use. Countries on track are Mozambique, Chad, Cameroon, Kyrgyz Republic, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Sri Lanka.

Expert: Kano records 5.8 percent modern contraceptive use

An expert on reproductive health, Habib Sadauki, disclosed this on Thursday at high consultative meeting on family planning in the state.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Kano government approves N79 million counterpart fund to improve healthcare delivery

Kano State Government has approved N79 million as a contribution for the implementation of 2019 Health Work Plan.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari pledges new reforms in key sectors

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday pledged new reforms in the nation’s education, healthcare and water sanitation.

Nasarawa PHCs in shambles despite $500,000 funding from Bill Gates

Primary Health Care centres across Nasarawa State are in a deplorable state, with most facilities ill-equipped and inadequately staffed, according to an investigation.
Aliko Dangote, president of the Dangote Group and chief sponsor of the Dangote Foundation, says he wants to be like Bill Gates and try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.

Nine governor in roundtable meeting with Gates, Dangote foundations

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto State and other eight other governors are currently in Seattle, United States of America (USA).
Bill Gates

Bill Gates: I’ve paid over $10 billion in taxes, more than anyone else

Bill Gates, the world’s richest man for nearly two decades, says he has paid over $10 billion in taxes, adding that he is willing to pay as much as $20 billion.

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Medical council validates four coronavirus test kits – registrar

The Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria (MLSCN) says it has validated four Rapid Test Kits to determine their suitability for testing SAR-COV-2 infection popularly known as COVID-19 in the country.
Legendary reggae artiste, Majekodunmi Fasheke, aka Majek Fashek is dead. The artiste died in a New York hospital after a protracted illness on Monday about 5-45pm. He was aged 71.

Nigerian celebrities mourn deceased Majek Fashek

Nigerian celebrities have taken to their social media platforms to mourn the death of Music Legend, Majekodunmi Fasheke, a.k.a Majek Fashek.
Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.

Rwanda set to announce new coronavirus restrictions

Rwanda says it will announce new restrictions on containing the coronavirus Tuesday, a stark reversal of the country's plan days ago to ease restrictions, including motor vehicle travel throughout the country.
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Nigeria declares telecoms facilities critical national Infrastructure

In response to the yearnings of industry stakeholders to declare telecom facilities Critical National Infrastructure, President Muhammadu Buhari, has finally approved and also directed that necessary physical protective measures be put in place to safeguard telecommunications infrastructure deployed across the country.
President Muhammadu Buhari has again, addressed Nigerians on the efforts of its government to contain the coronavirus pandemic (covid-19) that is ravaging the country 4

ASCAB: President Buhari’s speech underestimate Sani Abacha’s $5 billion loot

Alliance for Surviv­ing COVID-19 and Beyond, (ASCAB), a group led by prominent Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has said that President Mu­hammadu Buhari’s claim that late dictator, Sani Abacha, stole $1 billion con­tradicts the figures earlier released by his own officials.