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The statement disclosed that the injectable Ebola vaccine, Ervebo, is manufactured by Merck.

WHO: Four African countries license Ebola vaccine

Three months after the World Health Organization (WHO) pre-qualified the use of Ebola vaccines, four African countries have licensed the vaccine for use in their countries.
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Coronavirus: WHO supports federal government’s effort to scale up preparedness

Dr Clement Peter, Officer-in-Charge of World Health Organisation (WHO) in Nigeria, says the agency is supporting Federal Government’s effort at scaling up preparations in handling coronavirus.
The Federal Ministry of Health through the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has formally announced the inclusion of three new laboratories into the national yellow fever-measles-rubella laboratory network 7

Coronavirus: NCDC releases second advisory to Nigerians

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has released the second public health advisory on the novel coronavirus 2019 (nCoV), to Nigerians.=
A new Chinese coronavirus, a cousin of the SARS virus, has infected hundreds since the outbreak began in Wuhan, China, in December.

China virus toll hits 170, as countries step up evacuation plans

China reported its biggest single-day jump in novel coronavirus deaths on Thursday, as confirmation that three Japanese people evacuated from Wuhan, the outbreak’s epicentre, were infected deepened fears about a global contagion, and more countries announced plans to bring their citizens home from the hard-hit city.
In its effort to curtail the spread of a deadly new virus, Coronavirus, the Chinese government has expanded travel restrictions for two more cities, Huanggang, Ezhou after the Wuhan city was put in lockdown.

WHO: Coronavirus not yet global emergency

Despite the fast spreading rate of the new coronavirus, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has decided that the outbreak is yet to attain the status of Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

WHO mulls declaring coronavirus a global health threat

Following the announcement by China’s national health body that the new coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person, the World Health Organisation (WHO) will hold a meeting on Wednesday to decide if it (ailment) should be declared a global health emergency.

NFF supremo Amaju Pinnick removed as CAF 1st vice president

Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) president Amaju Pinnck has been removed as Confederation of African Football (CAF) 1st vice president.
[FILE] An attendant charged to handle the access to the Ebola security zone disinfects hands of a Doctors Without Borders (Medecins sans frontiere - MSF) team member outside the Wangata Reference Hospital in Mbandaka, northwest of DR Congo on May 20, 2018.Three new Ebola cases have been confirmed in the Democratic Republic of Congo's sprawling northwest taking the number of suspected infections to 43, the health minister said in a statement seen on May 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JUNIOR KANNAH

Experts call for emergency declaration on Congo’s Ebola

An international group of public health experts on Monday called on the World Health Organization to convene an emergency committee to consider declaring Congo's Ebola outbreak an international public health emergency.

NFF orders NNL Super 8 to hold latest January 3

The Nigeria Football Federation has instructed the management of the Nigeria National League to organise and conclude the Super 8 play-offs before January 3, 2019.

WHO convenes emergency meeting as Ebola spreads in Congo

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is convening an emergency meeting on Friday over the latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Amaju Pinnick dissolves NFF standing c’ttees, sets up anti-corruption unit

The committee also resolved to comply with government’s due process and procedures, and as a way of further entrenching accountability and transparency in the execution of its business approved the composition of an Anti-corruption and Transparency Unit in the NFF.

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The Federal High Court in Kano on Friday dismissed the preliminary report of the state Public Complaint and Anti-corruption Commission (PCACC) which recommended the suspension of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II.

Court voids report recommending Emir Sanusi’s suspension

The Federal High Court in Kano on Friday dismissed the preliminary report of the state Public Complaint and Anti-corruption Commission (PCACC) which recommended the suspension of the Emir of Kano, Muhammad Sanusi II, pending investigations into alleged financial misappropriation of the emirate’s funds.
Jordan Henderson is set to miss at least “three weeks” of action with a hamstring injury, depriving Liverpool of their captain and one of their most in-form players for a minimum of four games.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson out for three weeks

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will be sidelined for up to three weeks after suffering a hamstring injury against Atletico Madrid, the Premier League leaders announced on Friday.
A bus departing from the South Korean city of Daegu is disinfected as the number of Covid-19 infections rise. China’s coronavirus cases have risen over 75,000. YONHAP-AFP via Getty Images

Coronavirus: 500 Chinese prisoners infected

Authorities on Friday said the new coronavirus has infected about 500 people in China’s prisons, almost half outside the province at the centre of the epidemic.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has deployed 1,400 corps members to Gombe State for the 2019 Batch B Stream II orientation course.

NYSC corps members sensitise Oyo community on waste disposal

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members in Oyo, the ancient town of Oyo State, have sensitized the people of the community on waste disposal in their various environments.
Prof. Isaac Adegun of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ilorin, has warned against over slimming of the body and tummy protrusion beyond certain limit.

Professor warns against ‘over-slimming’ of body

Prof. Isaac Adegun of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Ilorin, has warned against over slimming of the body and tummy protrusion beyond certain limit.