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A full-page ad by magazine publisher Takarajimasha, with message reading 'No vaccine, no medication. Are we supposed to fight with bamboo spears? If things continue as they are, politics are going to kill us,' is seen on a newspaper in Tokyo, Japan May 11, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan’s coronavirus vaccine booking system crashes

Technical problems derailed Japan's coronavirus vaccination booking system on Wednesday, compounding frustration over the government's handling of new outbreaks of infections and an inoculation drive that critics say has been woefully slow.
A man suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19) receives treatment as a Syringe Infusion Pump, donated by France is seen next to his bed, inside the emergency room of Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, India, May 7, 2021. REUTERS-Adnan Abidi

Rich Indians flee country as coronavirus crisis worsens

According to Daily Beast, private jets, often used primarily by Bollywood glitterati and business moguls who left weeks ago, are now being booked by the middle class who are spending their life savings to save their lives.
A medical worker tends to a patient suffering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as a Syringe Infusion Pump, donated by France is seen next to his bed, inside the emergency room of Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, India, May 7, 2021. REUTERS

Indian states impose stricter lockdowns as coronavirus deaths hit record high

India's health ministry reported 4,187 fatalities over the past 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to just under 240,000. Cases rose by 401,078, increasing the total since the start of the pandemic to 21.9 million.
A woman wearing a protective face mask, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, walks in a local shopping street in Tokyo, Japan, May 7, 2021. REUTERS-Kim Kyung-Hoon

Japan extends coronavirus emergency in Tokyo

Japan extended on Friday a state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas until the end of May to stem a surge in novel coronavirus cases, but Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga reiterated that it was still possible to host the Tokyo Olympics just months away.
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 62 new coronavirus infections

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known via its verified Twitter handle.
The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus: NPHCDA vaccinates new 9,255 people in Nigeria

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says additional 9,255 people received their first dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines in Nigeria on Saturday.
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.
The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

NPHCDA: 1.13 million AstraZeneca shots administered in Nigeria

No fewer than 1.13 million shots of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the 36 States of the Federation and the FCT.
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

Borno governor receives coronavirus vaccine jab

The Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum, on Sunday received his first shot of the Oxford Astrazeneca vaccine.
4. 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.

AstraZeneca vaccine: 8,439 mild, adverse effects occur – NPHCDA

The federal government has said a total of 8,439 cases of mild, adverse effects have occurred over the application of Astrazeneca vaccine in the country.
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).
Yemi Osinbajo

NPHCDA: Coronavirus vaccines delivered to 35 states, FCT

A Federal Government agency has told the National Economic Council, NEC, that the COVID-19 vaccines have now been distributed across 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, leaving just one state out.
The Kwara Government, on Tuesday night, received its own consignment of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Coronavirus vaccines received by all states except Kogi

Thirty-five of the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory have received their respective doses of COVID-19 Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines. The only state that has not received its doses of the vaccine is Kogi, as the state is yet to repair its cold-chain store where the vaccine would be kept.
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

Africa urged ‘not to lose faith’ in AstraZeneca jabs

A senior World Health Organization (WHO) official has urged African governments not to lose faith in the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, after several European countries suspended use of the jab. ­
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.
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

Dane who died from blood clot after AstraZeneca shot had unusual symptoms – agency

A 60-year old Danish woman who died of a blood clot after receiving AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine had “highly unusual” symptoms, the Danish Medicines Agency said late on Sunday.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Lagos official: You may still contract coronavirus after vaccination

The Lagos State Government has warned its residents not to jettison observance of COVID-19 guidelines, saying they might still contract the deadly virus after vaccination.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is a Ghanaian politician currently the President of Ghana, in office since January 2017.

Ghana’s president: Taking coronavirus vaccine will not alter your DNA

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo urged citizens of the West African state on Sunday to ignore conspiracy theories surrounding coronavirus vaccines ahead of the launch of its nationwide inoculation campaign against the virus on Tuesday.
A medical worker prepares the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at Sao Jose Hospital in Lisbon, Portugal, January 19, 2021. REUTERS-Pedro Nunes

Portugal to share coronavirus vaccines with its former colonies in Africa, East Timor

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.
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.

South Korea cuts first-quarter coronavirus vaccination plan, restricts use of AstraZeneca shot

South Korea said on Monday it will not use AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine on people aged 65 and older, reversing an earlier decision, and scaled back initial vaccination targets due to delayed shipments from global vaccine-sharing scheme COVAX.
Unidentified staffers assist a visitor with directions at Mpilo Central Hospital on January 28, 2021 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. (Photo by KB Mpofu-Getty Images)

Zimbabwe pledges to start Covid-19 vaccination campaign next week

Zimbabwe will begin its Covid-19 vaccination campaign next week, the health ministry said on Friday, potentially positioning it as the first southern African country to start inoculating citizens.
FILE PHOTO - Vials with a sticker reading, COVID-19 - Coronavirus vaccine - Injection only and a medical syringe are seen in front of a displayed AstraZeneca logo in this illustration taken October 31, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-File Photo

Australia urges calm over AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine after South Africa suspends use

Australia on Monday moved to reassure its citizens over the efficacy of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine after South Africa suspended use of the shot because data showed it offered limited protection against a new strain of the virus.

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Manchester United are close to signing Aston Villa goalkeeper Tom Heaton, according to The Telegraph.

Manchester United on verge of signing Tom Heaton

Sergio Romero is set to leave this summer, while Lee Grant’s contract expires in a month leaving Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needing a replacement.
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Eid-el-Fitr: Katsina, Daura emirates suspend Durbar

The Katsina Emirate Council has cancelled Sallah Durbar, popularly called ‘Hawan-Sallah’.
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Kogi: Bridge collapses days after completion

A multi million Naira bridge constructed in Kogi State has collapsed about a week after it was completed. The Kogi State Government has frowned at the development insisting the Contractor must reconstruct the bridge.
A full-page ad by magazine publisher Takarajimasha, with message reading 'No vaccine, no medication. Are we supposed to fight with bamboo spears? If things continue as they are, politics are going to kill us,' is seen on a newspaper in Tokyo, Japan May 11, 2021. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan’s coronavirus vaccine booking system crashes

Technical problems derailed Japan's coronavirus vaccination booking system on Wednesday, compounding frustration over the government's handling of new outbreaks of infections and an inoculation drive that critics say has been woefully slow.
The order was given by the chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, during a public hearing on the alleged invasion of the Federal High Court. According to the lawmakers, all parties must submit a written account of what happened within 24 hours, adding that their memorandum would enable them to give report to the Senate.

Southern senators laud governors on security steps

The forum disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement jointly signed by its Chairman, Secretary-General and Publicity Secretary, Senators Opeyemi Bamidele (APC-Ekiti), Matthew Uroghide (PDP-Edo) and Chukwuka Utazi (PDP-Enugu).

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Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has tested positive for the deadly Coronavirus days after he returned from the United Kingdom.

NIS chief: Immigration job not for sale

The Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has warned job seekers paying money out of desperation to secure employment, that immigration job was not for sale.
The bill for the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Certified Fraud Examiners of Nigeria has scaled the First Reading in the House of Representatives .

House urge federal government to suspend 2021 population, housing census

The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to immediately suspend the proposed 2021 population and housing census to be conducted by the National Population Commission (NPC), due to insecurity.

My ‘wife’ ran away five days after we got married – man tells court

A Kubwa Grade I Area Court, Federal Capital Territory (FCT), recently ordered a 17-year-old housewife, Khadija Akarami, to return to her matrimonial home.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

Eid-el-Fitr: House speaker calls for prayer, peaceful coexistence

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, has tasked Nigerians, especially Muslims, on peaceful co-existence with other Nigerians and prayer to overcome the country’s challenges, at this period of Eid-el-Fitr.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Ogun: We are battle-ready for hoodlums – police

The police in Ogun have warned hoodlums planning to attack stations in the state to shun such intentions in order not to face the wrath of the law.