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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has discharged additional 65 people after testing negative to the COVID-19 virus following treatment in the country.
The United States should resume use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine for all adults, an independent advisory committee to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said today. There is a small risk of a rare type of blood clot in women under 50, and health officials should warn patients of that risk, the committee stressed during its deliberations.
The federal government has said a total of 8,439 cases of mild, adverse effects have occurred over the application of Astrazeneca vaccine in the country.
The Nigeria Infectious Diseases Society (NIDS) has described vaccination as a most effective way to prevent infectious diseases like COVID-19.
Federal health agencies on Tuesday called for an immediate pause in use of Johnson & Johnson’s single-dose coronavirus vaccine after six recipients in the United States developed a rare disorder involving blood clots within about two weeks of vaccination.
European and British regulators said on Wednesday they had found possible links between AstraZeneca’s vaccine and very rare cases of blood clots, but reaffirmed its importance in protecting people against COVID-19.
The UK medical regulator said Saturday that out of 30 people who suffered blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, seven have died.
Thirty cases of rare blood clotting have been recorded in Britain among more than 18 million people who have had the AstraZeneca vaccination, the national medicines regulator said Friday.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, says 46,369 persons have been vaccinated in the state as at March 19, 2021 with Eti-Osa Local Government Area leads with the highest number of persons vaccinated.
The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has said that there is currently no link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clot yet in Ghana.
Venezuela will not authorise the COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca due to “adverse effects’’ around the globe, the Foreign Ministry cited Vice President Delcy Rodriguez said.
A 60-year old Danish woman who died of a blood clot after receiving AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine had “highly unusual” symptoms, the Danish Medicines Agency said late on Sunday.
Hundreds of Argentine football fans demonstrated on Wednesday in Buenos Aires to demand justice for superstar player Diego Maradona, who died on November 25 in circumstances under investigation.
Diego Maradona's off-field antics don't matter in terms of his lasting legacy as a footballer and a human being, according to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Peter Shilton was "saddened" to learn of the death of Diego Maradona but remains vexed by the Argentina legend’s 'Hand of God' goal against England at the 1986 World Cup.
“Sad day not just for football but for Mankind as we loose arguably the best player ever to play football. So how Diego’s death pains me in a strange kind of way, I can’t seem to understand right now. May his blessed soul Rest in peace” he wrote.
Barcelona star Lionel Messi has paid an emotional tribute to the late Diego Maradona: “He leaves us but he does not leave, because Diego is eternal.”
Argentine football legend Diego Maradona left hospital on Wednesday, eight days after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother, Dolores Aveiro, 65, has been rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke, newspapers in her native Madeira reported today.
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).
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.
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said that the government would continue to demolish shanties across the state.
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.
Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom has donated N60 million to families of slain policemen by unknown gunmen in the state.
Super Eagles and Villarreal star Samuel Chukwueze faces a major battle to be fit in time for their Europa League final against Manchester United.
The efforts by the private sector Coalition Against Covid-19 led to the provision of N25bn relief materials to affected households, the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has said.
The Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) has raised the alarm that Nigeria’s collapse is inevitable if the spate of insecurity across the country continues unabated.
Voters in an opposition stronghold turned en masse to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives, boosting his parliamentary majority on Friday despite a high COVID-19 death toll, last year's record economic slump and cronyism charges.
Super Eagles legend Jay-Jay Okocha has confessed that he would have loved to play in the current Paris Saint-Germain team, alongside superstars such as Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria.