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A researcher holds a test tube rack containing cells to be infected with Covid-19 during coronavirus vaccine research work. Adrienne Surprenant-Bloomberg

Brazil to become testing ground for coronavirus vaccine

Brazil may be struggling in its battle against the coronavirus, but it is on the cutting edge of vaccine development with large-scale trials and the production of millions of doses on the horizon.
If the tests on the macaques go well, human trials should start in October, said Dr. Kiat Ruxrungtham, chair of the Chula Vaccine Research Center at Chulalongkorn University.

Thailand races to produce cheaper coronavirus vaccine, starts trials on monkeys

Thailand is conducting tests on macaque monkeys as it races to produce a cheaper, alternative coronavirus vaccine it hopes will be ready by 2021, a top researcher said Monday.
A vaccine for COVID-19, the viral illness caused by the novel coronavirus, may be within reach sooner than many experts predicted.

Oxford University to begin clinical trial of coronavirus vaccine on 6,000 people

The Oxford University’s Jenner Insititute believes it has produced an effective Coronavirus vaccine, and plans to carry out clinical tests on 6,000 people before the end of May.
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 20: Registered nurse Heather Hoppe receives a flu vaccination in the trial clinic at Sir Charles Gairdner hospital on April 20, 2020 in Perth, Australia. Healthcare workers in Western Australia are participating in a new trial to test whether an existing tuberculosis vaccine can help reduce their chances of contracting COVID-19.PERTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 20: Registered nurse Heather Hoppe receives a flu vaccination in the trial clinic at Sir Charles Gairdner hospital on April 20, 2020 in Perth, Australia. Healthcare workers in Western Australia are participating in a new trial to test whether an existing tuberculosis vaccine can help reduce their chances of contracting COVID-19. Paul Kane/Getty Images

Oxford University pushing science to the limit in vaccine hunt

Oxford University is launching a human trial of a potential coronavirus vaccine, with the daunting aim of making a successful jab available to the public later this year.
Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE secured approval for Germany’s first human clinical trials of a possible coronavirus vaccine, entering a global race to develop a defense against the pandemic.

German coronavirus vaccine set for human testing

A possible vaccine for Coronavirus, developed by German firm BioNTech and US drug giant Pfizer, has been given the green light for human testing.
A woman holds a mobile phone while the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 19, 2020. REUTERS-Steven Watt

European scientists and researchers raise privacy concerns over coronavirus contact tracing apps

A rift has opened up over the design of smartphone apps to trace people in Europe at risk of coronavirus infection, potentially hindering efforts to curb the pandemic and ease crippling travel restrictions.
“At this stage of the crisis we are absolutely focused on sticking to the guidance,” Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak told reporters.

Britain defends coronavirus lockdown amid fears of ‘second peak’

The British government defended the continuation of its near-lockdown on Monday against calls to publish an “exit strategy,” saying it fears a second peak of COVID-19 infections if it eases the lockdown too soon.
Simon Lalong

Plateau governor congratulates resident for winning Rhodes Scholarship

Gov. Simon Lalong of Plateau State has congratulated Nwangele Godwin, a 25-year-old Nigerian winner of the 2020 Rhodes Scholarship for West Africa who was born and brought up in Jos.
(CNN)The 2019 Nobel Prize for Medicine has been jointly awarded to William Kaelin Jr., Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza for their pioneering research into how human cells respond to changing oxygen levels.

Trio win medicine Nobel for work on how cells adapt to oxygen

Two Americans and a Briton won the 2019 Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for discovering a molecular switch that regulates how cells adapt to fluctuating oxygen levels, opening up new approaches to treating heart failure, anaemia and cancer.
Boris Johnson is said to have formed a ‘war cabinet’ of six ministers to deliver Brexit in October ‘by any means necessary’. WPA Pool-Getty Images

Brexit ordeal unmasks Boris Johnson’s ruthless side

Boris Johnson had forged an image of himself as a jovial, wisecracking mophead but after a few weeks as Britain’s Brexit Prime Minister, the winning smile gave way this week to a scowl and a wagging finger as his ruthless streak emerged.
UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin hits out at Arsenal and Chelsea Europa League final backlash.

Aleksander Ceferin: English clubs are losing popularity

The popularity of English clubs across Europe is being damaged by complaints over the decision to hold the Europa League final in Azerbaijan, according to UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.
UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin, has defended the decision to hold this year’s Europa League final in Baku and criticised English clubs over persistent complaints.

UEFA president slams “mad” Premier League clubs

UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin, has defended the decision to hold this year’s Europa League final in Baku and criticised English clubs over persistent complaints.
Arunma Oteh

Ecobank names Arunma Oteh as a non-executive director

Ecobank Group has appointed Arunma Oteh, former treasurer of the World Bank, to its board of directors as a non-executive director.
Arunma Oteh

Arunma Oteh leaves World Bank

Ms. Arunma Oteh, a former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) DG and current World Bank vice president, will leave her position at the Bank to join Oxford University as an academic scholar.

N-Power: Federal government to train 10 million graduates by 2023

The Federal Government has set a target of training 10 million graduates in Nigeria under the N-Power programme by 2023, even as it has extended payment of stipends of the scheme’s 2016 Batch 1 beneficiaries beyond the expiry month of December 2018.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Friday attended the funeral service of late Pastor Oluwayemisi Adeloye of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

Yemi Osinbajo: Grand corruption, obstacle to development

Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said that grand corruption remained the most endemic obstacle stifling Nigeria’s development.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo: ERGP focuses on investing in Nigerians

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has explained that the focus of President Muhammadu Buhari administration’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) was directed at investing in Nigerians.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Presidency: 10 million Nigerians to benefit from N-Power by 2023

Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that N-Power programme, which has provided jobs for 500,000 young Nigerian graduates in the last two years, has a target of training 10 million Nigerians by 2023.

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Respite has come the way of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), as they are in the coming days to receive $500,000 (about 200 million Naira) from FIFA as a palliative for the Coronavirus Pandemic.

FIFA confirms 2022 World Cup match schedule

The Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA) has confirmed the match schedule for the 2022 FiFA World Cup in Qatar.
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CAN: Igbo presidency will be Nigeria’s political solution

The Imo State Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Dr. Divine Eches Divine, has said that Igbo presidency in 2023 is incontestable, arguing that it will be Nigeria’s political solution.
MTN Nigeria Plc (MTN) has announced the trial of e-SIM services on its network based on approvals received from the Federal Government.

Nigerian government approves e-SIM trial for MTN

MTN Nigeria Plc (MTN) has announced the trial of e-SIM services on its network based on approvals received from the Federal Government.
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has announced the appointment of six new Permanent Secretaries in the States Civil Service.

Lagos government opens recruitment portal for doctors, health workers

The State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said that approval was given for the Health Service Commission to employ over 760 health workers of which 400 would be doctors in line with the government’s commitment towards addressing the shortage of health workers across the state.
Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale reacts after missing a goal oportunity during the Spanish league football match between Athletic Club Bilbao and Real Madrid CF at the San Mames stadium in Bilbao on September 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE

Dimitar Berbatov advises Gareth Bale to leave Real Madrid

Former Bulgaria striker Dimitar Berbatov believes Gareth Bale’s time with Real Madrid is up after his disrespectful behaviour during his team’s 2-0 win over Alaves in La Liga on Saturday.