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10. The NCDC and partners, with leadership from the Federal Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is putting in place measures to strengthen the public health response to the pandemic.

Coronavirus: NCDC discharges 65, total recoveries now 154,643

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.

US: CDC committee backs Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine

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.
4. The NCDC and partners, with leadership from the Federal Ministry of Health and Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 is putting in place measures to strengthen the public health response to the pandemic.

AstraZeneca vaccine: 8,439 mild, adverse effects occur – NPHCDA

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.
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

NIDS: Vaccination most effective to combat coronavirus

The Nigeria Infectious Diseases Society (NIDS) has described vaccination as a most effective way to prevent infectious diseases like COVID-19.
Johnson & Johnson's single dose COVID-19 shot is the fourth to be endorsed for use in the EU after vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca-Oxford University and Moderna.

South Africa suspends J&J vaccine rollout

South Africa on Tuesday suspended the rollout of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine over potential blood clot risks reported by the United States, the health minister said.
Pharmacists prepare syringes with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine for Covid-19 in Detroit on Monday.Nicole Hester/Ann Arbor News, via Associated Press

U.S. calls for pause on Johnson & Johnson vaccine after clotting cases

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.
The UK medical regulator said Saturday that out of 30 people who suffered blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, seven have died.

EU and UK regulators still recommend AstraZeneca shot despite possible link to blood clots

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.

Seven deaths in UK among AstraZeneca jab recipients after blood clots – medical regulator

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.

UK records 30 blood clotting cases from 18 million AstraZeneca jabs

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.
As total coronavirus infections in Nigeria hit 24,077, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has warned against abandoning face masks in favour of face shields.

Nigeria records 96 new coronavirus infections

Nigeria recorded no death from COVID-19 on Wednesday, the sixth day in the past nine days that nobody died from the disease.
The number of coronavirus-associated deaths in Lagos State increased to 181 on Wednesday with four more fatalities, said the state’s Health Commissioner, Prof Akin Abayomi.

Official: 46,369 persons receives coronavirus vaccine in Lagos

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.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

No link between AstraZeneca vaccines, blood clot in Ghana yet – agency

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has said that there is currently no link between the AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clot yet in Ghana.
Namibia plans to go ahead with the roll-out of the AstraZeneca vaccine even after South Africa stalled its use because trials showed it’s less effective against mild infection of a Covid-19 strain dominant in the region.

Venezuela rules out AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine

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.
FILE PHOTO - Vials labelled Astra Zeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine and a syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo, in this illustration photo taken March 14, 2021. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration-File Photo

Dane who died from blood clot after AstraZeneca shot had unusual symptoms – agency

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.

Argentine fans demonstrate to demand ‘justice’ for Diego Maradona

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.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Diego Maradona’s off-field antics don’t matter

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.

Diego Maradona had greatness in him but no sportsmanship – England legend

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.
Former Super Eagles chief coach and captain, Sunday Oliseh, has paid tribute to football great Diego Maradona, who passed away on Wednesday.

Sunday Oliseh: Diego’s death pains me in a strange way

“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.
Argentinian former football player Diego Armando Maradona and his gilfriend Rocio Oliva react during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between France & Argentina at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 30, 2018. - AFP - Roman Kruchinin

Lionel Messi bids emotional farewell to Diego Maradona

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.”
Diego Maradona

Diego Maradona discharged from hospital following surgery

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, Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, 65, has been rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke, newspapers in her native Madeira reported today.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum suffers stroke, rushed to hospital

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother, Dolores Aveiro, 65, has been rushed to hospital after suffering a stroke, newspapers in her native Madeira reported today.

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

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Ramadan: Israel donates food items to support Nigerian Muslim families

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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.
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Akwa Ibom governor donates N60 million to families of slain policemen

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Villarreal star Samuel Chukwueze was forced out of his side's Europa League encounter at Arsenal on Thursday in what could be a major blow for the Yellow Submarine.

Samuel Chukwueze faces fitness race for Europa League final

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PANDEF: Nigeria may collapse under insecurity

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Voters flock to British premier’s party as Labour loses northeast stronghold

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Former PSG coach Philippe Bergeroo has declared that former Nigerian captain Austin Jay Jay Okocha was one of the best players he had ever worked with.

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