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FILE PHOTO - Bill Gates, Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gestures as he speaks during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 25, 2018. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse

Bill Gates sees 6-8 month lag for poor countries to get coronavirus shots

Poorer countries face a best-case scenario of a 6-8 month lag behind richer nations in getting access to COVID-19 vaccines to protect their populations against the pandemic disease, the philanthropist Bill Gates said on Wednesday.
Sabo Nanono, minister, Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (FMARD), was quoted to have said “The foundation of a solid crop value chain is based on best-bet varieties,”

Nigeria to introduce new cassava varieties

Five new cassava varieties developed with support from NextGen Cassava have been approved for release in Nigeria.
Pfizer and BioNTech are submitting an emergency authorisation request in the US which could allow its coronavirus vaccine to be used to treat high-risk populations in the country by mid-December.

Global access to vaccine can bring $153 billion to 10 major economies

Global equitable access to the vaccine against the coronavirus can result in at least $153 billion worth of profits for 10 major economies, a report by Eurasia Group said.
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MacArthur Foundation produces anti-corruption drama series for EFCC

A total of 156 episodes of anti-corruption radio drama series tagged Shugabanci, produced for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission by Moving Image Limited and funded MacArthur Foundation were on Friday, October 23, 2020 presented to the EFCC management at a brief ceremony in the agency’s headquarters, Abuja.
A Nigerian gender and disability rights advocate, Hauwa Ojeifo, has won the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation changemaker award for 2020.

Nigeria’s Hauwa Ojeifo wins Gates Foundation changemaker award

A Nigerian gender and disability rights advocate, Hauwa Ojeifo, has won the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation changemaker award for 2020.
TIME named Nigerian physician Tunji Funsho to the 2020 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Nigerian doctor named one of TIME’s Most Influential People in the world

TIME named Nigerian physician Tunji Funsho to the 2020 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The full list and related tributes are available now at time.com/time100, and...
Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has donated a mobile testing centre with the capacity to test 400 people for COVID-19 daily, to the Kano State Government.

Aliko Dangote urges increased healthcare funding, as Africa formally receives polio-free certification

Chairman, Aliko Dangote Foundation and Africa’s foremost philanthropist, Aliko Dangote has urged governments across Africa, the Federal Government of Nigeria, and State governments to increase their budget allocations to the healthcare sector, to help ensure improved basic healthcare for the people.
U.S. President Donald Trump wears a protective face mask during a tour of the Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies' Innovation Center, a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant where components for a potential coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine candidate Novavax are being developed, in Morrrisville, North Carolina, U.S., July 27, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Novavax begins mid-stage study of coronavirus vaccine in South Africa

U.S. drug developer Novavax Inc said on Monday that it is starting a mid-stage study of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in South Africa, as the country experiences a surge in coronavirus cases.
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Melinda Gates tasks policymakers on protection of women, girls in fight against coronavirus

In a paper titled “The Pandemic’s Toll on Women and Girls,” Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda Gates, has tasked global leaders and policymakers on the protection of women and girls in the fight against the coronavirus.

Bill Gates: US response to coronavirus pandemic ’embarrassing’

The U.S. response to the coronavirus pandemic is “embarrassing” compared to other countries, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said in an interview with CNN.
Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, in collaboration with the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PSHAN) have unveiled a new initiative geared towards significantly improving Nigeria’s healthcare system at the grassroots level.

PSHAN, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede kick off design phase of PHC adoption programme

Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede, in collaboration with the Private Sector Health Alliance of Nigeria (PSHAN) have unveiled a new initiative geared towards significantly improving Nigeria’s healthcare system at the grassroots level.

Africa’s wild polio-free status to be determined in August

Africa’s wild polio-free status is set to be determined in August by the Independent Africa Regional Certification Commission (ARCC), which is responsible for certifying the eradication of wild poliovirus in the World Health Organisation (WHO) African Region, the UN health agency has said.

Gates Foundation: We didn’t sponsor NCDC bill

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has denied sponsoring the House of Representatives to introduce and pass the Quarantine Act (Repeal and Enactment) Bill 2020 otherwise known as NCDC bill.
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.
Melinda Gates, wife of billionaire businessman and Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, has warned that there will be dead bodies all over the streets of Africa if the world does not act fast enough.

Melinda Gates: Donald Trump’s WHO move makes no sense

Melinda Gates has slammed U.S. President Donald Trump for pulling funding from the World Health Organization (WHO) at a time of coronavirus 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.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus, on Monday arrived in Beijing for talks on the coronavirus outbreak, the WHO office in the Chinese capital confirmed.

WHO launches global research forum against novel coronavirus

A global research and innovation forum led by the World Health Organisation (WHO) was launched on Tuesday to mobilise international action in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that two million children in Nigeria would risk death in the next decade unless more is done to fight pneumonia.

UNICEF: Pneumonia may kill two million Nigerian children in ten years

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said that two million children in Nigeria would risk death in the next decade unless more is done to fight pneumonia.
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).

Coronavirus: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation commits $10 million support funds

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).
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo stated this today while performing the ground breaking of Wagon Assembly Plant at Kajola in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun state.

VP Osinbajo: Data mapping crucial for planning health, financial inclusion, agriculture

The scope and depth of the Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development project also known as GRID3 will enhance Nigeria’s aspirations for financial inclusion, agricultural development and improvement in nationwide school enrollment, amongst others, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
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).

Research shows nearly 800,000 Nigerian children below five years died in 2017

A research published in ‘Nature’, a journal and conducted by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the College of Medicine, University of Washington, has shown that, at least, 789,037 children below the age of five died in Nigeria in 2017.

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De-registration: Supreme Court judgement binding only on NUP – CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has insisted that the recent Supreme Court judgement affirming the de-registration of 74 political parties is only binding on the National Unity Party (NUP).
Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of Israel in Nigeria, Mr Yotam Kreiman, who presented the equipment in Abuja, said the donation was timely, in view of ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

Ramadan: Israel donates food items to support Nigerian Muslim families

The Embassy of Israel in Nigeria on Monday donated some food items to support some Muslim families in the on-going Ramadan fasting in the country.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Lagos to demolish shanties, takeover abandoned buildings

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said that the government would continue to demolish shanties across the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police: 21 officers killed by gunmen in Akwa Ibom

The commissioner of police in the state, Amiengheme Andrew, disclosed this on Monday while briefing Governor Udom Emmanuel who visited the police headquarters in the state to condole with the families of the slain officers and the police over the loss.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akwa Ibom governor donates N60 million to families of slain policemen

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Kano government mulls closure of more boarding schools over insecurity

Kano State government has said that it would not hesitate to shut down more boarding schools if the state of insecurity across the country, especially in some of its neighboring states, worsens.
Jose Mourinho will not be rushing back into management, with the Portuguese claiming that a return to the dugout in 2021-22 may be premature as he continues to mull over his options.

Serie A: Jose Mourinho arrival in Rome marked with ‘Special One’ ice cream

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Stakeholders in the Coalition of United Political Parties, CUPP, Tuesday, unveiled a new agenda aimed at repositioning the organisation into purposeful, focused and result-oriented opposition body that would champion the cause of governance in Nigeria

De-registration: Supreme Court judgement binding only on NUP – CUPP

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Arjen Robben said he would be happy to play for Netherlands at Euro 2020 after an impressive performance for Groningen on Sunday.

Arjen Robben open to playing at Euro 2020 with Netherlands

The 37-year-old made his first start for Groningen since September and pitched in with two assists as his side won 4-0 at Emmen in the Eredivisie.
Hansi Flick gave a vague response on his future at Bayern Munich amid links with the Germany job following their Champions League elimination on Tuesday night.

Oliver Bierhoff: Hansi Flick would be an excellent national coach

Hansi Flick "would make an excellent national coach", according to German Football Association (DFB) national team director Oliver Bierhoff, who has described the outgoing Bayern Munich boss as someone who "brings people together".