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Portugal will send 5% of its COVID-19 vaccine shots to a group of Portuguese-speaking African countries and to the tiny nation of East Timor in the second half of the year, Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva said on Wednesday.
Ghana received Wednesday the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free, as the world races to contain the pandemic.
A flight carrying 600,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India landed in Ghana’s capital Accra, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), said in a joint statement.
Presidential advisor on health, Dr. Anthony Nsiah Asare, who made this known says the move will help with monitoring and also encourage more Ghanaians to avail themselves for the vaccination, which comes at no cost.
The Senator representing Anambra South and National Leader of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has called on the federal government to urgently checkmate the exorbitant increase and unjustifiable shipping fees charged by shipping companies on Nigerian bound cargoes particularly containers.
Ghana through the Ministry of Health has authorised the registration and use of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against coronavirus.
The Catholic Church has asked President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to immediately shut down the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender and Queer Individuals (LGBTQI) office in Accra.
Cross-border digital payments service, World Remit has described the move by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, mandating commercial banks to open dollar accounts for customers who do not have as timely and apt.
The World Health Organisation, WHO has recommended the use of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine as African countries gear up in earnest to begin rollout of COVID-19 vaccines.
The Minister of Communication and Digital Economy, Dr. Isah Ali Pantami says Nigeria must embrace digital Agriculture if the country must address future hunger challenges.
Foreign investors’ low patronage of the Nigerian stock market has been attributed to scarcity of foreign exchange (FX) as well as concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
The national secretary of Fulani socio-cultural group, Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, Alhaji Saleh Alhassan, has vowed that the group is ready to retaliate the killing of Fulani herders in any part of the country.
Herdsmen under the aegis of Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore have vowed to resist any plan to evict them out of South-West, saying they have rights to live anywhere in the country.
Reigning African champions Nigeria will land in Antalya on Monday to participate in the fifth edition of the Turkish Women’s Cup taking place 15th – 24th February.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has appointed Major General Francis Adu Amanfo (rtd) as the new National Security Coordinator following the death of Joshua Kyeremeh.
Professional golfers from four African countries will next month converge in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, for the first Bayelsa State Governor’s Cup International Golf Tournament.
INEC had said it planned to create the new polling units because the extant 119,973 polling units and 57,023 polling points were grossly in adequate for the 84,004,084 voters in the country as at 2019 general election.
Immunologist Dr Yaw Bediako has dismissed claims by a former Provost of the College of Health Sciences of the University of Ghana, Rev. Emeritus Prof. Andrews Seth Ayettey, that hydrogen peroxide works in the prevention of coronavirus.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has taken into custody two suspects linked with the SAR3.1million (Saudi Arabian Riyal) seized at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Monday.
FBN Holdings PLC has announced the appointments of Mr. Seni Adetu and Mrs. Juliet Anammah as Independent Non-Executive directors, while Mr. Otu Hughes has been appointed as a Non-Executive director. These appointments are subject to the approval of the Central Bank of Nigeria (“CBN”).
The Police Command in Abia has killed four suspects and arrested eight others over the attack on the Abayi Police Station in the early hours of Tuesday in Abia.
Kaduna state government has said security agencies have reported a sequence of attacks by armed bandits on soft targets in Igabi and Chikun local government areas killing 18 residents.
Chelsea goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy, has described manager Thomas Tuchel as a good motivational strategist.
Prosecutors in Malta charged two men on Wednesday with supplying the bomb used to kill journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
Alisson joined Liverpool in 2018 from Roma and was voted FIFA men's goalkeeper of the year in 2019. His younger brother Muriel is a goalkeeper for Brazilian side Fluminense.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has disclosed that the Federal Government is not going to pay ransom to secure the release of the abducted pupils and members of staff of Government Science College, Kagara, Niger state.
Governor Ortom who addressed a press conference in Makurdi on the back of life-threatening message received of aggrieved bandits accused Mohammed of being part of a “terrorist Fulani organisation, terrorising Nigerians.”
Farmers, who spoke to newsmen in Jos on Sunday, said that because many of the farmers could not bear the rising cost of the feeds, they “are gradually opting out of business.’’
Iran’s decision to end snap inspections by U.N. inspectors on Feb. 23 would not mean abandoning its 2015 nuclear deal, but the United States must still lift sanctions on Tehran to rescue the pact, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday.
The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately proscribe the Miyetti Allah groups existing in the country as was done to IPOB as the first step to ending the raging herdsmen crisis in the country.