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A coronavirus vaccine developed by Britain’s University of Oxford and the pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca has shown successful results in early trials. If it is approved by regulators, the vaccine appears suitable for a fast rollout around the globe.
More cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the past four weeks than in the first six months of the pandemic, the UN health agency chief told journalists on Friday as he launched a new report on the threat posed by antimicrobial resistance.
The compound thymoquinone selectively kills prostate cancer cells at advanced stages, according to a new study published in Oncogene. Led by researchers at Kanazawa University, the study reports that these cells with a deletion of the SUCLA2 gene can be therapeutically targeted.
Pfizer Inc said it would apply to U.S. health regulators on Friday for emergency use authorisation (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine, the first such application in a major step toward providing protection against the new coronavirus.
A final analysis of the Phase 3 trial of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine shows it was 95% effective in preventing infections, even in older adults, and caused no serious safety concerns, the company said Wednesday.
The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Ahmed Kuru, attested to the efficacy of the processes of receivership and winding up procedures as amended in the 2019 AMCON Act, which President Muhammadu Buhari signed into law last year.
Niger on Tuesday received a consignment of herbal tea that Madagascar’s president Andry Rajoelina has touted as a powerful remedy against the novel coronavirus.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, said yesterday it has not approved any vaccines for clinical trial for coronavirus disease in the country.
Prof Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, PhD, FAS, Director General of National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has ordered manufacturing of Chloroquine, an old antimalarial, for emergency stock for possible clinical trial treatment of of Coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has sealed 22 bakeries and 25 “sachet water” factories during routine inspection in Maiduguri.
The Federal Government on Monday reiterated its position that it has “largely depreciated the efficiency and efficacy of Boko Haram” insurgents.
The Pharmacists Council of Nigeria (PCN) at the weekend shut down over 321 pharmacies and patent medicine stores in Bayelsa State.
The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has handed over the Afam Power Plant in Oyigbo Local Government of Rivers State to Transcorp Power Consortium, which emerged the preferred bidder of the power asset, with a bid offer of N105 billion.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has provided dry season farm inputs to 14,250 households for the 2020-2021 dry season farming in troubled Borno State.
The outgoing administration of US President Donald Trump issued a new temporary rule that could require tourist and business travellers from two dozen countries – most in Africa – to pay a bond of as much as $15,000 to visit the United States.
Rising from its monthly meeting held at the country home of its national leader, Pa Reuben Fasoranti in Akure, the Ondo state capital, the Group opposed the proposed rail line and an N30bn highway to connect the Niger Republic with Nigeria.
StarTimes GO, an e-shopping channel on pay-TV platform StarTimes, has partnered top retail and tech brands on Black Friday Sales on November 27.
More than two-thirds of the over 58 million people infected by COVID-19 across the world have recovered from the disease after treatment.
Proceedings at the Lagos State EndSARS panel continued Saturday with the panel Chairman, Justice Doris Okuwobi (rtd) directing that the CCTV footage of the protest at the Lekki Toll Gate captured by Lekki Concession Company CCTV camera be played for parties to watch.
A lecture organised to mark what was called the 10th anniversary of progressive governance in Osun State has been cancelled by the organisers following the interventions of the party leaders at the national level.
An Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) instructor and a female student pilot died when a training plane they were flying developed a technical fault and crashed on the outskirts of Gweru in the Midlands Province on Tuesday, state media reported Wednesday.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday said that 138 members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) had so far tested positive to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.