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Nigeria is now the largest producer of cassava in the world, Karima Babangida, a director in the national federal ministry of agriculture declared Wednesday in Bauchi at a workshop on cassava production organised by the ministry.
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 World Health Organisation has urged all Africans to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as the vaccines are available in their countries.
Deaths from COVID-19 across Africa have increased by 40 per cent in the last 28 days compared to the previous 28 days, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa in Brazzaville, Congo, says there are over 93,000 deaths of COVID-19 recorded on the African continent.
The World Health Organization (WHO) said it had allocated about 320,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to four African countries – Cape Verde, Rwanda, South Africa, and Tunisia.
The World Health Organisation has suspended Nigeria from the list of recipients for its global COVAX scheme, which provides free coronavirus vaccines to indigent countries.
The number of cancer cases in Africa has doubled in the past 20 years, the Regional Director of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Matshidiso Moeti, has said.
The Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC), on Thursday said that African countries do not have an adequate oxygen supply to treat all patients during the second wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The United Kingdom has extended a travel ban to travelers from 11 African countries in order to contain the new strain of the virus identified in South Africa.
The International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) for the improvement of soil health and plant nutrition in West Africa.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for the unconditional release of all the children abducted by gunmen at the Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.
As investors’ confidence is gradually returning to the Nigerian capital market despite the lull in economic activities, the United Capital Plc, leading fund manager in Nigeria has recorded another landmark with the launching of the nation’s first designated mutual fund for N1.0 billion Sukuk Fund.
Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa says Africa Infodemic Response Alliance (AIRA) will fight COVID-19 misinformation in the continent.
Joshua Wong, 24, one of Hong Kong’s most prominent democracy activists, was jailed on Wednesday for 13-1/2 months for his role in an unlawful anti-government rally in 2019, the toughest and most high-profile sentencing of an opposition figure this year.
The Minister of Women Affairs, Mrs Pauline Tallen, has urged women to embark on regular HIV/AIDS screening to know their status and access free medical services.
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, says the rights of women and girls, and gender equality, must be the focus to stop new HIV infections.
With 1 million people infected and 440,000 lives lost to AIDS in the African region in 2019, the World Health Organization, WHO, has raised the alarm that new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths were not reducing fast enough to meet the Sustainable Development Goal target of ending AIDS epidemics by 2030. In the region.
China has decided to impose sanctions on four people with U.S. institutional links who have acted viciously on issues related to the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).
South Africa has signed an agreement with Johnson & Johnson to secure 11 million COVID-19 vaccine doses and will ease restrictions due to a decline in new cases, President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United are being negatively influenced by opposition managers referring to their penalty record after being denied a spot-kick in a 0-0 draw at Chelsea on Sunday.
Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State has said that the abducted students of Government Science Secondary School, Jangebe, will be released very soon.
The Leader of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church, Primate Elijah Ayodele, has once again knocked the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, over the unsecured state of the country.
Following the gale of abductions of school children in the Northern part of the country, the National Association of Nigerian Student (NANS), has advised the federal government to list bandits perpetrating such horrendous crime as terrorists.
The Oyo State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to restore the state eight constituencies in line with a Federal High Court Judgment.
The wife of the Katsina State Governor, Dr. Hadiza Bello Masari, has donated medical equipment and hospital consumables worth millions of naira to Dutsen Kura Primary Healthcare Centre in Kafur Local Government Area of the state.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared all the 17 Chairmanship seats at the Saturday’s Yobe local government council election.
The Olu of Ilaro and Paramount ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, at well as the Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, on Monday declared their support towards the vision of the South West Agenda 2023 for promoting the candidature of Senator Ahmed Bola Tinubu as the rightful candidate to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
Nigeria is moving in the right direction economically but its movement is not fast, the United Nations has said.