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UNICEF: Over 1.2 million children yet to be immunised in Nigeria

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says no fewer than 1.2 million children in Nigeria are yet to be immunised.
WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus

WHO: Coronavirus pandemic long way from over

The Director-General of the WHO, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said transmission of the COVID-19 virus was being driven by what he described as confusion, complacency, and inconsistency in public health measures.
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.

Botswana probes deaths of two people who took AstraZeneca shot

Botswana is investigating the deaths of two among thousands of people who had been given doses of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine to see if there is any link, the health ministry said.
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.
2. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun has become the first governor to receive a dose of coronavirus vaccine publicly.

Vaccine shortages hit poor countries as global deliveries stall

As many as 60 countries, including some of the world’s poorest, might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global programme intended to help them are blocked until as late as June.
The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors has called on the state governors to domesticate and start the full implementation of Medical Residency Training Act.

Strike continues as resident doctors insist demands not met

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has said that the ongoing strike action by its members will continue as most of their demands were not yet met.
Online publications linked to Russian intelligence agencies have been spreading false or misleading information about coronavirus vaccines, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing an official at the US Department of State’s Global Engagement Center

China administers nearly 140 million coronavirus vaccines

China has administered 139.97 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by April 4, 2021, said the country’s National Health Commission (NHC).
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 highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Indonesia reports coronavirus case with ‘Eek’ mutation

Indonesia has reported its first case of a more transmissible new variant of the coronavirus known for reducing vaccine protection, but the government on Tuesday said vaccines being used in the country could withstand the mutation.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says 75 healthcare workers tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week across the country. Its Director-General, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, made this known at the national briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.

Cholera: NCDC monitoring situation in eight states for suspected cases

The national multi-agency cholera Technical Working Group (TWG) at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is monitoring situation in eight states, where there are reports of suspected cholera cases.
The Kwara Government, on Tuesday night, received its own consignment of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Kogi gets 16,900 doses of coronavirus vaccine

The Federal Government has delivered 16,900 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to Kogi State.
Senior Pastor of Trinity Church, Ituah Ighodalo, has cautioned pastors against scaremongering and misinforming their congregation about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Pastor Ighodalo faults pastors opposed to coronavirus vaccines

Senior Pastor of Trinity Church, Ituah Ighodalo, has cautioned pastors against scaremongering and misinforming their congregation about the COVID-19 vaccines.
FILE PHOTO - Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer on Epiphany, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Vatican, January 6, 2021. Vatican Media-­Handout via REUTERS-File Photo

Pope Francis celebrates Easter Sunday Mass

Pope Francis celebrates Easter Mass for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ and offers the “Urbi et Orbi” blessing from St Peter’s Basilica on Sunday.
The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

NPHCDA: Abia, Taraba record lowest coronavirus vaccinations

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has identified Abia and Taraba states, as having the lowest number of COVID-19 vaccinated people, even as over 800,000 people had so far been vaccinated in the country, the NPHCDA said on its official Twitter handle on Thursday.
A handout picture provided by Saudi Ministry of Media on August 2, 2020 shows Muslim pilgrims circumambulating around the Kaaba, Islam’s holiest shrine, at the centre of the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca, while mask-clad and along specific pre-ordained rings as measures due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, on the final day of the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage. – Massive crowds in previous years triggered deadly stampedes during the ritual, but this year only up to 10,000 Muslims are taking part after millions of international pilgrims were barred because of the covid-19 pandemic crisis. (Photo by – / Saudi Ministry of Media / AFP)

Hajj: No coronavirus vaccination, no pilgrimage – Kano board chair

The chairman of the Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Abba Adam Koki, says intending pilgrims for the 2021 Hajj must take the COVID-19 vaccine before traveling to Saudi Arabia.
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it has not approved any drug or vaccine for the treatment of COVID-19.

NAFDAC: Illegally-imported substances behind strange illness in Kano

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has presented a preliminary result of clinical tests it conducted on the substances that caused the recent strange illness in Kano state.
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 says 2021 global trade recovery rests on vaccines

Global trade is set to grow by eight percent in 2021, the World Trade Organization (WTO) said Wednesday, stressing that the route out of the Covid-19 crisis rested on the rapid rollout of vaccines.
The Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, has assured Nigerians that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) will collaborate with other security services to flush out bandits and all forms of criminality in the country.

NAF airlifts coronavirus relief materials to 14 West African countries

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, has commenced the airlift of COVID-19 medical relief materials donated by the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, with the support of donor partners like Team Europe, the German government, United Nations Development Programme & Deutsche Gesellschaft Fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ.
11. 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.

Nigeria records 121 new coronavirus cases, seven deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has recorded 121 new cases of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), taking the total number of infected people in the country to 162,762.
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 48 new coronavirus infections, total now 162,641

Nigeria has recorded 48 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 162,641.
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.

Experts raise concerns over India’s stoppage of AstraZeneca vaccine exports

India, one of the world’s largest producers of vaccines, last week temporarily halted all exports of the AstraZeneca vaccine that it manufactures, citing the need to prioritise its own domestic needs in the face of rising COVID-19 cases in the country, the Serum Institute of India, SII, which produces Novavax and AstraZeneca vaccines also warned that raw material shortages were affecting their production.
The highly infectious variant of the novel coronavirus that is predominant in the United Kingdom may be up to 70 percent more deadly than previous strains, according to a report by the government’s scientific advisers.

Czech lab discovers new coronavirus mutation

The Elisabeth Pharmacon Lab has discovered a new strain of the coronavirus, Czech biologist Omar Sery, who is the company’s founder said on Twitter.

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Windstorm kills 1, displaces 575 in Imo community

A windstorm which occurred on Wednesday in Umuejem Community in Owerri West Local Government Area of Imo has killed a middle aged man and injured three others.
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Safin De Coque: I’m glad people still celebrate my father

Safin De Coque, one of the sons of the late legendary highlife singer, Oliver De Coque, has expressed joy that people still celebrate his father who died on June 20, 2008, at the age of 61.
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Police deploy 17,500 personnel for Rivers council election

The Police Command in Rivers has deployed no fewer than 17,500 personnel for Saturday’s Local Government elections in the state.

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Bayelsa resolves land dispute involving Nigerian Navy

Following the intervention of the Bayelsa State government, the dispute between some landlords and the Nigerian Navy at Agudama-Epie community has been peacefully resolved.
Youth members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the South-West have urged the leadership of the party to pick Rivers State’s Governor Nyesom Wike as Vice-Presidential Candidate in the 2023 elections.

Rivers government bans meeting of Igbo group in Oyigbo

The Rivers State Government has stopped a planned meeting of some Igbo residents in the Oyigbo Local Government Area, citing fears that the gathering could spark fresh unrest in the area.

PDP schedules South West congress for Monday

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has scheduled the South West congress of the party for Monday, April 12 in Oshogbo, Osun.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday commended the early response of the military and the Kaduna State Government towards the rescue of 180 students and eight staff members of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, Afaka, in Igabi LGA.

Ramadan: President Buhari tasks Nigerians on peace, unity, charity

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the beginning of Muslims’ holy month of Ramadan, which marks the commencement of 30 days of fasting.
An attorney representing families of passengers killed in a Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia said on Friday he will seek sworn evidence from a Boeing engineer who claims the company rejected a proposed safety upgrade to the 737 MAX because it was too costly.

Boeing’s 737 Max has new problem that will ground some of the jetliners again

Boeing announced a new problem with the troubled 737 Max — this time, the issue is with its electrical system.