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The UK medical regulator said Saturday that out of 30 people who suffered blood clots after receiving the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, seven have died.

EU and UK regulators still recommend AstraZeneca shot despite possible link to blood clots

European and British regulators said on Wednesday they had found possible links between AstraZeneca’s vaccine and very rare cases of blood clots, but reaffirmed its importance in protecting people against COVID-19.
A nurse prepares a dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine at a NHS mass coronavirus vaccination centre at Epsom Race Course in Epsom, Surrey, Britain January 11, 2021. Dominic Lipinski-Pool via REUTERS

Data on AstraZeneca vaccine and South African variant should come soon – UK expert

Data on the highly contagious COVID-19 variant identified in England do not suggest that vaccines will be less effective against it, while data on the South African variant should be available within weeks, a top British vaccines expert said.

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In a dramatic late turnaround, Renan Lodi pulled the hosts level on 82 minutes before Luis Suarez struck the winner with two minutes left to play.

Atletico Madrid on the brink of La Liga title after Osasuna win

Atletico Madrid are on the brink of claiming the LaLiga title after a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Osasuna on Sunday evening.
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Kaduna: DisCo begs NLC to shelve planned strike

Kaduna Electric has urged the Kaduna State Government (KDSG) and the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) to resolve their impasse amicably to avert the planned strike by NLC.
Cyril Olisema says Enyimba can reach the final of the CAF Confederation Cup after their impressive performance against Orlando Pirates on Wednesday.

CAFCC: Pyramids thrash Enyimba 4-1 in Cairo

Enyimba lost 4-1 to Pyramids FC of Egypt in the first leg of their CAF Confederation Cup quater-final tie in Cairo on Sunday.
The Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAP) has urged Security Agencies to probe Prof. Banji Akintoye’s claim of alleged plans by some terrorists to attack the South West.

Security agencies urged to probe Banji Akintoye’s letter on ‘plans’ to attack Southwest

The Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAP) has urged Security Agencies to probe Prof. Banji Akintoye’s claim of alleged plans by some terrorists to attack the South West.
The Catholic Bishop of Issele-Uku Diocese of Delta State, Michael Odogwu Elue on Sunday, urged journalists to always be on the side of truth.

Catholic bishop urges journalists to be on the side of truth

The Catholic Bishop of Issele-Uku Diocese of Delta State, Michael Odogwu Elue on Sunday, urged journalists to always be on the side of truth.

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The Nigerian Army on Tuesday clarified that its Armoured Fighting vehicle which caught fire and exploded in Damaturu on Monday, thereby causing panic and led to residents scampering for their lives was a result of electrical failure.

Nigerian government plans more military assets deployment in South-East, South-South

The federal government has concluded plans to deploy more military assets, including troops, intelligence personnel and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to the South-east and South-south, investigation has revealed.
Leicester City midfielder Wilfred Ndidi said he is very proud of his compatriot Kelechi Iheanacho’s scoring feat after he grabbed a goal in their 3-0 win over West Bromwich Albion.

Leicester City prepare for ‘big task’ ahead

Leicester City have a big week coming up as they look to give their Champions League hopes a major boost as well as make club history by lifting the FA Cup.
Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has pledged to abide by the peace pact he made with political opponents in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ebonyi: APC, PDP bicker over abduction of opposition chieftain

The kidnap of Amos Ogbonnaya, of a former Coordinator of Anuagata Development Centre, in the Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State by hoodlums, on Thursday evening, has continued to generate mixed reactions from various segments of the state.

Policeman beaten to death in Eid clashes in Congo

A police officer in Congo's capital Kinshasa was beaten to death and 46 others were wounded as rival Muslim groups clashed during Eid celebrations on Thursday, a police spokesperson said.
Bitcoin hit a record-high above $43,000 on Monday after electric carmaker Tesla invested $1.5 billion in the digital currency.

Bitcoin falls after Tesla stops car purchases with cryptocurrency

The price of Bitcoin, the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, has witnessed a significant fall after Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, tweeted on Thursday that the electric vehicle maker would suspend car purchases using Bitcoin.