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Amazon received Food and Drug Administration authorisation for a Covid-19 test made by itssubsidiary STS Lab Holdco, and it plans to use it for its onsite coronavirus testing programs.

Amazon gets FDA authorisation for at-home coronavirus test kit

Amazon received Food and Drug Administration authorisation for a Covid-19 test made by itssubsidiary STS Lab Holdco, and it plans to use it for its onsite coronavirus testing programs.
A girl gets inoculated with an Ebola vaccine in Goma, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Pamela Tulizo/AFP via Getty Images

DR Congo starts countdown to end of Ebola outbreak in east

The Democratic Republic of Congo, where the deadly Ebola virus first emerged in 1976, has begun a countdown to the official end of its latest outbreak, this time in the east of the country, health authorities said on Tuesday.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

New coronavirus variant discovered in Nigeria, 15 countries

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has said that a new variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Nigeria and 15 other countries.
FILE PHOTO - People wearing face masks descend a stairwell following the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Shanghai, China January 26, 2021. REUTERS-Aly Song

China refused to provide WHO team with raw data on early COVID cases –...

China refused to give raw data on early COVID-19 cases to a World Health Organization-led team probing the origins of the pandemic, one of the team’s investigators said, potentially complicating efforts to understand how the outbreak began.
A French lab will start producing Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in March, while another will begin making the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech in April, Industry Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher said Wednesday.

French labs to produce Moderna, Pfizer coronavirus vaccines

A French lab will start producing Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine in March, while another will begin making the vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech in April, Industry Minister Agnès Pannier-Runacher said Wednesday. President Emmanuel Macron pledged Tuesday...
Security members keep watch outside Wuhan Institute of Virology as members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) arrive for a visit in Wuhan on Wednesday [Reuters]

WHO-led coronavirus probe team in China visits Wuhan virus lab

A team of investigators working on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO) has visited a major virus research laboratory in China’s central city of Wuhan and is scheduled to meet a top virologist, as they continue to seek clues to the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Niger has commended the efforts of Mr Hamzat Adekunle with state code number NG-19C-1696, for conducting free diabetes tests for 65 persons in the camp.

Official: 13 corps members test positive to coronavirus at NYSC camp

Cross River State on Sunday recorded 20 cases of COVID-19 infection, the highest so far in the state.
After a judge handed down a 30-month sentence for bribery and other charges, Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay Y. Lee is expected to return to the same prison where he had spent a year in 2017-2018.

Samsung heir Jay Lee returns to familiar prison after ruling

After a judge handed down a 30-month sentence for bribery and other charges, Samsung Electronics vice chairman Jay Y. Lee is expected to return to the same prison where he had spent a year in 2017-2018.
Image - The new claims centre around the Wuhan Institute of Virology

US claims Wuhan lab researchers had coronavirus symptoms before first reported cases

The US says it has intelligence that researchers in a Wuhan lab became sick with COVID-19-like symptoms in autumn 2019 - before the first identified case of the outbreak.
FILE PHOTO: Visitors attend an exhibition on the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Wuhan Parlor Convention Center that previously served as a makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients in Wuhan, Hubei province, China December 31, 2020. REUTERS/Tingshu Wang/File Photo

China doubles down on coronavirus narrative as WHO investigation looms

As a team from the World Health Organization (WHO) prepares to visit China to investigate the origins of COVID-19, Beijing has stepped up efforts not only to prevent new outbreaks, but also shape the narrative about when and where the pandemic began.
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdulahi Gana Mohammadu, on Friday in his office received Covid 19 testing equipment (Polymerase chain reaction CPR machines) and personal protective equipment which he ordered for, to help fight coronavirus.

NSCDC receives coronavirus testing equipment

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdulahi Gana Mohammadu, on Friday in his office received Covid 19 testing equipment (Polymerase chain reaction CPR machines) and personal protective equipment which he ordered for, to help fight novel coronavirus.
Turkey’s health minister has announced a plan to start using an experimental Chinese COVID-19 vaccine later this month amid a surge in infections and deaths.

Turkey announces vaccination plan for Chinese CoronaVac

Turkey’s health minister has announced a plan to start using an experimental Chinese COVID-19 vaccine later this month amid a surge in infections and deaths.
A Chinese space probe on Wednesday began drilling on the surface of the Moon hours after landing, in an ambitious attempt to bring back the first lunar samples in four decades.

Chinese probe lands on moon to gather lunar samples

A Chinese space probe on Wednesday began drilling on the surface of the Moon hours after landing, in an ambitious attempt to bring back the first lunar samples in four decades.
The green light for drugmaker Regeneron came after REGEN-COV2, a combination of two lab-made antibodies, was shown to reduce Covid-19-related hospitalizations or emergency room visits in patients with underlying conditions.

US approves Regeneron antibody treatment given to Donald Trump

A Covid-19 antibody therapy used to treat President Donald Trump was approved by the US drug regulator on Saturday for people who aren’t yet hospitalized by the disease but are at high risk.
Elon Musk took to Twitter Thursday night to say that he has received mixed results after being tested for COVID-19 and is currently experiencing symptoms of a common cold.

Elon Musk says he’s tested positive (and negative) for coronavirus

Elon Musk took to Twitter Thursday night to say that he has received mixed results after being tested for COVID-19 and is currently experiencing symptoms of a common cold.
Osagie Emmanuel Ehanire (born 4 November 1946) is a Nigerian medical doctor and politician. He was appointed as the Minister of State for Health in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in November 2015.

Minister: Multi-sectoral team of specialist departs for Kano Saturday

The Federal Government on Monday has hinted that arrangements have been concluded for a multi-sectoral team of specialists comprising of Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), National Primary Health Development Agency (NPHCDA), Department of Family Health amongst other will leave for Kano Saturday morning to support the State in all areas of response to the Covid-19 outbreak.
Tunisia's confirmed coronavirus cases reach 922

Tunisia’s confirmed coronavirus cases reach 922

“Following a total of 438 lab tests, 34 cases tested positive, of which four were new cases and 30 were previously confirmed cases who were still infected with this virus,” said the ministry in a statement on Friday night.
The Copa América has been suspended, Conmebol have confirmed on Tuesday.

Copa América moved to 2021

The Copa América has been suspended, Conmebol have confirmed on Tuesday.
President Lenin Moreno of Ecuador wrote on Twitter that Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Colombia, Peru, Guyana, and Ecuador have agreed to ‘unify measures for the entry of people into each country’.

South American countries unite to combat coronavirus

Eight South American countries have agreed to a regional alliance ”PROSUR” to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference after an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, August 14, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

WHO worries over Africa as coronavirus spreads

The World Health Organisation has warned that African health systems would be ill-equipped to respond to the rapid COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak should cases start to proliferate on the continent, even as it pledged to support African countries on joint preparedness and response strategy.
President Muhammadu Buhari with President Alpha Conde of Guinea Conakry,

Guinea’s Alpha Conde celebraates Eid el-Kabir in Daura with President Buhari

President of Guinea, Prof. Alpha Conde was on Saturday accorded a warm welcome by President Muhammadu Buhari and members of Daura community in Katsina State.

Teen mum in Guinea gives birth during exam, returns to finish

Nothing, not even childbirth, deterred teenager Fatoumata Kourouma Conde from completing the exam for which she had spent the past year preparing.

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Former Gov. Abdul’aziz Yari of Zamfara says the All Progressives Congress (APC) remains strong and intact in the state in spite of losing the political leadership of the state.

EFCC quizes ex-Zamfara governor

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) yesterday interrogated former Governor of Zamfara State, Hon. Abdulazeez Yari, over his alleged handling of transactions relating the Paris Club Fund refund while he served as chairman of Nigeria Governors’ Forum.
William Troost-Ekong is in buoyant mood following Watford’s impressive 1-0 away win against Norwich City on Tuesday.

William Troost-Ekong celebrates as Watford take big step towards Premier League promotion

Xisco Munoz’s side bounced back from a shock defeat at neighbours Luton in the best possible fashion as Dan Gosling’s second-half goal earned them a priceless victory.

Presidency brushes off secessionists’ threats, says no need for confab

The Presidency yesterday shrugged off threats of Nigeria’s balkanisation by advocates of Biafra and Oduduwa Republics, saying that President Muhammadu Buhari cannot be bullied into giving in to their demands.
OPEC and its oil allies reached agreement Sunday to cut global production by 9.7 million barrels a day starting May 1, to shore up the world price in the face of a significant drop in the demand for oil because of the coronavirus pandemic.

OPEC+ may downgrade ministers’ meeting, leave output unchanged

The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies are discussing downgrading next week’s the full-scale ministerial meeting, delegates said, a signal the coalition may stick with plans to gradually revive oil production.
The Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) has advised the Federal Government to always consider its economic policy choices, before taking decision, in order to FastTrack economic growth, its recently launched 2021 Economic Outlook has said.

NESG: Nigeria’s business environment over-regulated

Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) has described the business space in Nigeria as over-regulated, and urged the federal government to navigate the economy from the current doldrums.

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Anthony Joshua’s blockbuster undisputed heavyweight title fight with Tyson Fury is reportedly on course to take place in Saudi Arabia in August.

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury ‘to take place in Saudi Arabia in August’

Anthony Joshua’s blockbuster undisputed heavyweight title fight with Tyson Fury is reportedly on course to take place in Saudi Arabia in August.

Ohanaeze: Igbo needs northern Nigeria to maintain financial strength

Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has stressed that the people of the South-east need to stay in the North and other parts of Nigeria to do business so that they can maintain their financial strength.
Paul Pogba admits playing for Manchester United “is not easy”, but he is keeping his sights set on “the big stuff” after enduring more semi-final heartache at the hands of rivals Manchester City.

Juventus inform Paul Pogba he must accept cut on Manchester United wages

Juventus have informed Paul Pogba they want to bring him back to Turin – though not on his current Manchester United wages.
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 to engage governors on autonomy for judiciary

The House of Representatives Committee on Judiciary is to engage the Nigerian Governor’s Forum and all relevant stakeholders with a view to ensuring judicial financial autonomy.
Iyabo Fakunle-Okieimen, the state Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, said this in a statement issued in Ado Ekiti on Sunday.

Ekiti to start testing vehicles, generators for harmful emissions

The Ekiti government says it is set to commence emission tests on vehicles, generators, other petrol and diesel engines in the state.