Nigeria has received nearly four million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, shipped via the COVAX Facility, a partnership between CEPI, Gavi, UNICEF, and WHO.   COVAX shipped three point nine four million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, from Mumbai to Abuja via Emirates Charter flight   According to […]

A World Health Organization-led team investigating the origin of COVID-19 today left a quarantined hotel in Wuhan to begin fieldwork. The team had arrived at the Chinese city two weeks ago on a fact-finding mission on how the virus started. The mission has been plagued by delays, concerns over access, and bickering between China and […]

About twenty-four point three million poor Nigerians are to get five thousand naira each for a period of six months. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, announced this at the inauguration of the Federal Government’s emergency intervention database for the urban poor. Farouq said the intervention would serve as cushion […]

Federal Government says it hoped to get forty-two million doses of  COVID-19 vaccines to battle coronavirus in the country. Executive Director of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, Faisal Shuaib, who stated this at  the press conference of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja, said one hundred thousand doses of the vaccines would […]

All public activities in Delta state are on partial lockdown due to the second wave of COVID-19. Secretary to the State Government, Chiedu Ebie, made the announcement in a circular based on the advice of medical experts on the resurgence of the pandemic, which has a new variant. According to the circular, all public gatherings, […]

The Federal Controller of Works Lagos, Mr Olukayode Popoola on Tuesday announced a 72-hour total closure of the Third Mainland Bridge to cast concrete on the expansion joints.   With effect from Christmas midnight, Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos state will be totally shut for seventy-two hours. The closure, according to the Federal Controller of […]

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