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FILE PHOTO: A man carrying wood walks past the funeral pyres of those who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during a mass cremation, at a crematorium in New Delhi, India April 26, 2021. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

U.S. pledges sustained help for India in tackling coronavirus crisis

Senior U.S. officials on Tuesday pledged sustained support for India in helping it deal with the world’s worst current surge of COVID-19 infections, warning the country is still at the “front end” of the crisis and overcoming it will take some time.
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.
A study in the United States, shows AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine provides strong protection against coronavirus and eliminates hospitalizations and deaths from the disease across all age groups, the company announced on Monday.

Germany decides against AstraZeneca for second jab for under-60s

People under 60 in Germany who were given the AstraZeneca vaccine as their first dose will switch to a different vaccine for the second dose, German federal and state health ministers have decided.
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.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 24, 2020 a person unpacks a special refrigerated box of Moderna Covid-19 at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) in Boston, Massachusetts on December 24, 2020. – An American pharmacist who allegedly destroyed hundreds of coronavirus vaccine doses last month was an “admitted conspiracy theorist” and believed in a baseless rumour about their safety, authorities have said. Steven Brandenburg removed 57 vials of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, each containing around 10 doses, from refrigerators at the Aurora Medical Center in Grafton, Wisconsin, in an attempt to destroy them because he believed — wrongly — that they were dangerous and could alter human DNA. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP)

Moderna vaccine rolled out in England as country hits target

The vaccine, which is the third one to be approved by the regulator in Britain, started being administered in England on Tuesday, nearly a week after it was rolled out in Wales.
FILE PHOTO - Empty vials of the second dose of the Sputnik V (Gam-COVID-Vac) vaccine are pictured at the San Martin hospital, in La Plata, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina January 21, 2021. REUTERS-Agustin Marcarian-File Photo

India approves Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine as coronavirus pandemic worsens

India’s drug regulator has confirmed the approval of a third coronavirus vaccine – Russia’s Sputnik V – as the country battles a deadly wave of the pandemic that saw it logged over 161,000 new infections on Tuesday.
People sit in a waiting area to receive a dose of COVISHIELD, a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India, at a vaccination centre in Ahmedabad, India, April 2, 2021. REUTERS-Amit Dave

India coronavirus vaccination crosses 100 million doses

India says it has become the “fastest country in the world” to administer more than 100 million doses of coronavirus vaccines, amid a deadly second wave of infections.
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 Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger: Coronavirus is very much with us

The Niger state government has warned it citizen that despite arrival of the Coronavirus vaccine, the pandemic has not been defeated hence the need for the people to celebrate Easter, the ressurction of Jesus Christ with caution and adhere Strictly to the COVID-19 protocol as spelt out by health professionals.
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.

Nigeria aims to get 70 million J&J coronavirus vaccines through African Union

Nigeria hopes to receive up to 70 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine this year through the African Union (AU), its primary healthcare chief told Reuters, amid concerns about delayed deliveries of AstraZeneca shots.
A specialist collects a swab sample from a rabbit at a laboratory in Vladimir, Russia, during the development of a COVID vaccine for animals

Russia registers ‘world’s first coronavirus vaccine for animals’

Clinical trials of Carnivac-Cov started in October and involved dogs, cats, foxes, mink and other animals, the country's agriculture safety watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor said on Wednesday.
Chinese police have uncovered a number of cases involving production and distribution of fake COVID-19 vaccines with doses up to 58,000, the country’s prosecutor general’s office said on Wednesday.

Single coronavirus vaccine dose gives improved protection to elders – researchers

A single dose of a coronavirus vaccine has given substantial protection to elderly care home residents in England, researchers have said.
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

Coronavirus: Bauchi vaccinates 35,600 residents

The Bauchi State Government says it received 80,570 doses of the coronavirus vaccine and 35,600 residents have vaccinated against the disease in the last one week.
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

AstraZeneca: Coronavirus vaccine 79% effective in US trial with no safety concerns

AstraZeneca has said that its vaccine is 79 percent effective in preventing symptomatic COVID-19 in Phase III US testing with no safety concerns found.
Marvelous Marvin Hagler, who dominated boxing’s middleweight division in the 1980s, has died at the age of 66, his wife Kay Hagler said on Saturday.

Peter Oboh: Boxing world will miss Marvin Hagler

Former British and Commonwealth boxing champion. Peter Oboh has expressed grief over the passing of former undisputed middleweight champion ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler, saying, “the world will miss Hagler, we will all miss him”.
Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he attends an art class at St Mary’s and All Saints Primary School in Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire on October 11, 2019. (Photo by Alastair Grant - POOL - AFP)

British premier defends AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine over blood clot fears

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday defended the safety of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine, after several European countries halted its rollout over blood clot fears.
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

Nigerian government insists AstraZeneca vaccine safe for residents amid Europe suspension

The Presidential Tasks Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has insisted that the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine is safe for Nigerians despite the growing global concerns over possible side effects.
Britain said on Wednesday it was helping Kenya prepare to roll out the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Astrazeneca and Oxford University, as African nations race to ensure their populations are inoculated.

Italy’s Piedmont region temporarily suspends AstraZeneca shots

Italy’s northern region of Piedmont said on Sunday said it would temporarily suspend AstraZeneca coronavirus shots after a teacher from the town of Biella died following his vaccination on Saturday.
A healthcare personnel receives the first dose of the AstraZeneca-Oxford coronavirus vaccine at the EKA Kottebe hospital as vaccination process begins in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on March 13, 2021.

Ethiopia starts coronavirus vaccine jabs amid ‘alarming’ rise in cases

Ethiopia gave out its first coronavirus vaccine doses on Saturday, as the health ministry warned of an "alarming" increase in cases.
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.

AstraZeneca: ‘No evidence’ of higher blood clots risk from coronavirus vaccine

UK-based pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca insisted on Friday its coronavirus vaccine was safe after some countries suspended its use in response to concerns about a potential link to blood clots.
8. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

Ogun governor, others get coronavirus vaccine jab

Abiodun posted on his Twitter page he got the COVID-19 vaccine jab in Abeokuta under the Ogun state health commissioner’s supervision, Omotomilola Coker, on Tuesday.
The State Commissioner for Health, Lar Ndam, who confirmed the death in an interview with newsmen, said late Dewus had been in coma for two weeks at the Jos University Teaching Hospital due to some health complications and not COVID-19.”

Official: Plateau receives 105,600 doses of coronavirus vaccine

The Plateau Government has received 105,600 doses of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine.

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has listed what Nigeria should do to have access to $12 trillion “dormant funds”.

Ex-President Obasanjo: If Nigeria breaks up, minority groups will be exterminated

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Wednesday described calls for the disintegration of Nigeria as unmindful and insensitive to the plight of the minority groups in the country.
Hotel owners in Abia State under the aegis of Hotel Welfare Association (HWA) and others have lauded the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali over his appointment of AIG Etim Eneh Okon to head the Police Zone 9 command, Umuahia.

South-east group hails re-organisation in Nigeria Police Force

The Coalition of South East Youth Leaders has expressed delight over the recent re-organisation in the Nigeria Police Force.
Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.

UNICAL security apprehends suspected cultists with hard drugs on campus

Security operatives in the University of Calabar, UNICAL, have arrested two suspected cultists for being in possession of packs of 100mg of tramadol on campus.
Wife of Akwa Ibom State’s Governor Udom Emmanuel, Dr. Martha Emmanuel, on Wednesday led over 3,000 women from different walks of life on a solidarity march to protest the gruesome murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.

Akwa Ibom first lady leads women’s protest on raped, murdered job seeker

Wife of Akwa Ibom State’s Governor Udom Emmanuel, Dr. Martha Emmanuel, on Wednesday led over 3,000 women from different walks of life on a solidarity march to protest the gruesome murder of Miss Iniubong Umoren.
The task of projecting African football onto the global stage has begun following the election of Patrice Motsepe as CAF President by acclamation during the 43rd CAF Congress, which has taken place in Rabat, Morocco.

CAF president launches pan-African inter-school championship with own $10 million

The South African billionaire and president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Patrice Motsepe, on Tuesday in Abidjan announced that he will personally finance the pan-African inter-school football championship, which will be launched “between 2022 and 2023”, in collaboration with FIFA.

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2. President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 43rd virtual Federal Executive Council, meeting at the First Lady Conference Room, Presidential Villa Abuja.

President Buhari approves pension increase after NUP protest

Following the long protests and agitation by the Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP), President Muhammadu Buhari has finally approved the consequential adjustment in the pension of retirees under the defined benefit scheme.
Chad police clash with opposition demonstrators in N'Djamena Issouf SANOGO / AFP

The ‘good lad’ who died for political change in Chad

A printed sheet of paper bearing a photo of Adoussouma hung on the crumbling wall at the Komeissou family home in Chad's capital N'Djamena, marking his death on Tuesday in protests against the new military junta.
The worst that people feared about the missing Akwa Ibom woman has happened, Iniobong Umoren, the Philosophy graduate of the University of Uyo, who left her home for a supposedly job interview in the outskirt of Uyo, has been raped and killed.

House mandates IGP to take over Iniubong Umoren’s rape, murder case

House of Representatives on Tuesday mandated the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Alkali Baba, immediately commission and take over the investigation and prosecution of the suspect’s killers or Miss Iniubong Ephraim Umoren in Akwa Ibom State.
On Monday, FIFA published the 2020 edition of the FIFA Global Transfer Market Report.

FIFA relegates Kenyan premiership club over match manipulation

Zoo FC have been relegated from the Football Kenya Federation Premier League after being found guilty of match manipulation by world football governing body Fifa.
FILE PHOTO - Incoming World Trade Organization President (WTO) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala speaks during an interview with Reuters in Potomac, Maryland, U.S., February 15, 2021. REUTERS-Joshua Roberts

WTO chief appoints four deputies

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Tuesday announced the appointment of four Deputy Directors-General.