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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.

COVAX: Unity is delivering for the world

The breakthroughs achieved by science in developing highly effective vaccines against COVID-19 are nothing short of extraordinary. What once took up to a decade has been done in less than a year. This is primarily a result of remarkable international cooperation.
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 Navy Reference Hospital (NNRH), Ojo says it has not recorded any adverse effect from people vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine in its facility.

Coronavirus vaccination: We’ve not had any serious side effects – Navy hospital

The Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital (NNRH), Ojo says it has not recorded any adverse effect from people vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine in its facility.
The Nasarawa State Government has begun the vaccination of its frontline medical workers against the COVID-19 pandemic.

WHO hails Africa for vaccinating seven million people in two weeks

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has commended Africa for progress made in vaccinating its citizens against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa

WHO: Nearly 7 million doses of coronavirus vaccines administered in Africa

Nearly 7 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Africa, where after months of waiting on the side-lines for vaccines, many of the first wave of countries to start campaigns are rapidly vaccinating high-risk groups.
Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) on Wednesday explained why its Director-General, Dr Dakuku Peterside, could not personally appear before a National Assembly (NASS) Joint Committee in Abuja on Tuesday.

Nigerian women can lead

In the year 2008, I co-edited a book, African Women Can Lead, published by Kachifo Limited under its prestige imprint. The book is a collection of essays and presentations made for three editions of the Development and Leadership Institute (DLI)’s “Women in Politics and Leadership” programme. We chose the book’s title after a rigorous debate by the advisory board of the programme.

ECOWAS suggests compensation for coronavirus vaccine adverse reactions

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Vaccine Taskforce has recommended compensation for citizens who suffer side effects or injury from the COVID-19 vaccination.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Nigerian minister expresses concern over coronavirus vaccines financing, delivery

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, has expressed concern over the financing and delivery of COVID-19 vaccines for Africa noting that the process has been difficult to navigate.
Nigeria on Tuesday received 3.94 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Assess Facility, COVAX.

First coronavirus vaccines arrive in Nigeria

Nigeria received its first COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday to kick off an inoculation programme in Africa’s most populous nation, delivered under the international COVAX scheme.
Nigeria on Tuesday received 3.94 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Assess Facility, COVAX.

Nigeria receives 3.94 million coronavirus vaccines doses

Nigeria on Tuesday received 3.94 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Assess Facility, COVAX.
Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday became the world’s first recipient of a coronavirus vaccine from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free for poorer countries.

Ghanaian president becomes world’s first recipient of free Covax jab

Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo on Monday became the world’s first recipient of a coronavirus vaccine from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free for poorer countries.
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.

Ghana receives world’s first doses of free Covax vaccines

Ghana received Wednesday the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from Covax, a global scheme to procure and distribute inoculations for free, as the world races to contain the pandemic.
FILE PHOTO - A UNICEF logo is pictured outside their offices in Geneva, Switzerland, January 30, 2017. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse

UNICEF sends syringes to Maldives, Ivory Coast for COVAX vaccine rollout

The U.N. children’s fund UNICEF said on Tuesday it had sent an initial 100,000 syringes for COVID-19 vaccines to the Maldives in preparation for first deliveries of Pfizer and AstraZeneca shots under the COVAX vaccine-sharing plan.
The Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, has said that peace and harmony have returned to the National Health Insurance Scheme, NHIS.

Minister: When Nigeria receives coronavirus vaccines doesn’t lie in our hands

The World Health Organisation, WHO and GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, CEPI, came up with the COVAX initiative to ensure that low and middle-income countries have access to vaccines.
U.S. President Joe Biden will visit the State Department on Thursday and deliver his first foreign policy speech as president.

U.S. to release $4 billion for vaccines to 92 poor countries

“The United States will provide an initial $ 2 billion contribution to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance for the COVAX Advance Market Commitment, the innovative financing instrument of the COVAX Facility, which supports access to safe and effective vaccines for 92 low- and middle-income economies,” the White House said in a fact sheet released ahead of the virtual summit.
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.

WHO: Use AstraZeneca vaccine even if new coronavirus variants are present

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.
France has received its first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech Coronavirus vaccine.

Reports: North Korea attempted to steal Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine technology

North Korea allegedly tried to hack into Pfizer’s systems and steal COVID-19 technology and treatment.
As candidates jostle for the Director-General position of the World Trade Organisaion, WTO, Female Parliamentary in Nigeria, Friday, threw weight behind former Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to occupy the number one position of the organization.

Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala makes history as head of WTO

Three months after the Trump administration rejected her, former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is set to receive unanimous backing on Monday to become the first woman and first African director-general of the World Trade Organization.
FILE PHOTO - Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala poses outside a Nigerian diplomatic residence in Chambesy, near Geneva, Switzerland, September 29, 2020. REUTERS-Emma Farge-File Photo

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to make history as WTO chief

Three months after the Trump administration rejected her, former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is set to receive unanimous backing on Monday to become the first woman and first African director-general of the World Trade Organization.
FILE PHOTO - A pharmacist holds a vial with the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine on the opening day of a vaccination center at the Festhalle in Frankfurt, Germany, Germany January 19, 2021. Boris Roessler-Pool via REUTERS

UK: Nigeria to receive 16 million free doses of coronavirus vaccines

The UK Government on Tuesday said that the Global Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) had announced that Nigeria would be one of the first countries to receive 16 million free doses of COVID-19 vaccines through the COVAX Global Vaccines Facility.
A new variant of the coronavirus, which appears to be more transmissible, has been discovered in South Africa and is being blamed for a new surge in Covid-19 cases in the UK.

Africa’s coronavirus deaths hit 93,000, as it takes vaccine delivery in February

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.
FILE PHOTO - Bill Gates, Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gestures as he speaks during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 25, 2018. REUTERS-Denis Balibouse

Bill Gates advises Nigerian government against paying high price for coronavirus vaccines

American Philanthropist, Bill Gates, has advised the Nigerian Government against diverting its limited health fund into trying to pay a high price for COVID-19 vaccines.

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The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has instructed the Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, to return Nigeria back to the olden days when people could travel freely on the roads.

NSCDC commences selection, psychological evaluation for all-female squad

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has commenced the selection process into its proposed female squad from the female personnel drawn from various state and the Federal Capital Territory commands.
Super Eagles and Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho has signed a new deal with the Club, keeping him at King Power Stadium until at least 2024.

Kelechi Iheanacho: Leicester City must fight to reach FA Cup final

Kelechi Iheanacho says Leicester City must display a fearsome determination to win when they take on Southampton at Wembley Stadium in the Emirates FA Cup Semi-finals on Sunday.
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Kwara APC faction protests against senator, governor’s sister in appeal committee

A faction of the All Progressives Congress in Kwara State has said it will not accept the inclusion of Senator Khairat Gwadabe and Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq’s elder sister in the 61-member APC National Revalidation/Registration Appeal Committee.
Big Brother Naija 2019 winner, Mercy Eke, has opened up concerning rumours that she tested positive for COVID-19.

Mercy Eke: No man is responsible for my success

In a video uploaded to her YouTube channel, the reality star said, “In this part of the world, people believe a man is behind the success of a woman, whether she is married or single. I work hard for everything I own today. When people say a man is behind these things, I find it appalling. However, it does not get to me anymore because what else would one say? It only shows that my success is visible.”
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2023: INEC to put polling units in hospitals, courts

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday said it would bring polling units in overcrowded areas closer to the people, particularly to public places like schools, courts and hospitals ahead of the 2023 general elections.

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Iran nuclear talks to last several days then pause – EU official

Talks on rescuing Iran's 2015 nuclear deal will carry on for several days before breaking so that Iranian and U.S. officials can return home for consultations, a European Union official said on Friday.

9mobile offers cloud-based solutions for lecturers, students

The partnership with MyClassConnect, a cloud-based single educational technology platform that facilitates both virtual and physical learning efficiency in higher institutions in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa, is another avenue 9mobile is exploring to continue to provide innovative options for the academic community to continue teaching and learning while keeping safe during and after the pandemic.
The five governors of the Southeast region, on Sunday, launched Ebubeagu regional security to fight terrorism in the zone. The governors in attendance were, Governor of Abia State, Okezuo Ikpeazu, Anambra, Willie Obiano, Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Ebonyi, Dave Umahi and the host governor, Hope Uzodinma.

Gunmen attack Ebonyi community hours after South-east governors’ security meeting

The Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi, Aliyu Garba, confirmed on Monday that gunmen attacked another community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state on Sunday hours after South-east governors met to deliberate on rising insecurity in the region.
Former Nigeria international and Athletics coach, Deji Aliu, has stated that Athletics at the just concluded National Sports Festival was very encouraging after personally assessing the timing and output of athletes at the Athletics events of the festival.

Deji Aliu: National Sports Festival produced new talents for Nigeria

Former Nigeria international and Athletics coach, Deji Aliu, has stated that Athletics at the just concluded National Sports Festival was very encouraging after personally assessing the timing and output of athletes at the Athletics events of the festival.
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.