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Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine has 92% efficacy in trial

Russia’s Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine gives around 92% protection against Covid-19, late stage trial results published in The Lancet reveal. It has also been deemed to be safe – and offer complete protection against hospitalisation and death. The vaccine was initially met with some controversy after being rolled out before the final trial data had […]

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Breaking: Billionaire Alhaji Umar Saro dies from Covid-19

The deadly Covid-19 virus has yet again claimed the life of another wealthy businessman on January 31, 2021. This time, it is billionaire industrialist, Alhaji Umar Saro. The Ilorin born, Lagos based business mogul passed on this evening after battling the virus at a private hospital in Victoria Island, Lagos, according to reliable sources. Very […]

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Demand for oxygen increases, as Lagos records more cases

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said that the demand for oxygen by coronavirus patients has increased to 400 cylinders per day. Sanwo-Olu made this known on Sunday in a statement while updating residents on the management of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the State. He reiterated that oxygen was free in all Lagos State-owned COVID-19 treatment […]

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B117 strain of COVID-19: CJ shuts courtroom, orders staff to work from home

The Chief Judge of Osun State, Justice Adepele Ojo has ordered that court staff below level 12 should work from home and courtrooms be shut with immediate effect. This is coming barely 24 hours after five cases of the deadly B117 strain of COVID-19 were recorded in Osun State. The Chief Justice in a release […]

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Prof Gregory Ibe: Nigerian Don Endows $1 million for COVID-19 Research

Nigerian academic, entrepreneur and inventor Prof. Gregory Ibeh has endowed $1 million for the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Ibeh will also help facilitate the research via his Abia-based Gregory University Uturu, which announced the move in a statement on January 19. According to Rosemary Igboekwe, Registrar of Gregory University Uturu,the endowment fund, which […]

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Pope Francis looses personal doctor to COVID-19

The personal doctor of Pope Francis, Fabrizio Soccorsi, has died from coronavirus complications. The 78-year-old physician was earlier admitted at Rome’s Gemelli Hospital for a previous health issue on December 26. He, however, contracted the virus but later passed away due to his health issues, the Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reports. In August 2015, Pope […]

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COVID-19: We lost 5 VIPs in two weeks – Gov Lalong makes clarifications on ‘another lockdown’

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has said that it is difficult to talk about another lockdown as states strive to contain the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. He also said that his state had lost Very Important Personalities (VIPs) to Coronavirus. Lalong said this on Thursday while speaking with State House correspondents after a […]

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COVID-19: NCDC reports more deaths, 1565 new infections in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), has reported 1565 new COVID-19 infections in the country. NCDC disclosed this via its verified Twitter account on Thursday night. The health agency stated that the country sadly recorded six additional deaths in the last 24 hours, raising the overall total in the nation since the start of […]

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COVID-19: Immigration issues advisory to air travellers

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has appealed to travellers to comply with the clearance procedures at the airports to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. NAN reports that the appeal was contained in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by NIS Public Relations Officer, Mr Sunday James.He stated that NIS Comptroller General, Mr Muhammad […]

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Covid-19: Nigeria records more deaths

Nigeria, on Wednesday recorded four COVID-19 related deaths and 147 new infections in the country. The Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC), announced this in a tweet on Wednesday night. The public health agency said that Lagos has the highest number of infections with 82 cases, while FCT confirmed 20 cases, Rivers had 9 cases […]

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