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COVID-19: NAFDAC certifies AstraZeneca vaccines safe for use in Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has certified AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine safe for use in Nigeria. Dr Osagie Ehanire, the Minister of Health, made this known on Friday at an event held at the National Hospital in Abuja. Ehanire explained that the government agency cleared the vaccine for use in […]

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Niger govt makes fertility, genotype, HIV/AIDS tests before marriage compulsory

Niger Governor, Abubakar Sani-Bello, on Wednesday, signed into law, the bill against Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and the bill for Premarital Medical Examination. The bills were sponsored by Binta Mamman and Malam Shuaibu Liman, representatives of Gurara and Suleja constituencies in the House of Assembly. Bello said the GBV law gives relevant agencies the legal backing […]

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Nigeria submitting to COVID-19, not winning the war – Experts

On Wednesday, February 24th 2021, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC as usual, released the figure for COVID-19 cases in the country. The figures, especially the number of positive cases for Wednesday, put at 655, followed a trend that has been consistent for days; lower figures. The NCDC has continued to declare lower figures […]

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COVID-19: NCDC confirms 571 fresh cases, more deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC has recorded 571 fresh cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in 20 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The new data brings the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 153,187. The health agency made the announcement yesterday night while giving a report on its official website. […]

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Gregory University Uturu : Winning The War Against Covid-19

Sequel to the threat posed by the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic in the first quarter of 2020, management of Gregory University Uturu reacted appropriately, thus evolving multiple approaches geared towards preventing and mitigating the harsh consequences of the global scourge. With the immediate establishment of a COVID-19 research team constituted by erudite scholars with many years […]

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COVID-19: NAFDAC approves AstraZeneca vaccine for use in Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, has approved Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for use in Nigeria. NAFDAC Director-General, Dr. Mojisola Adeyeye disclosed this while briefing journalists on Thursday, in Abuja. She said that the vaccine can be stored at 2 to 8-degree centigrade. AstraZeneca vaccine was recently approved by the World […]

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Group backs move by National Assembly to ban bleaching cream

The Yoruba Youth Socio-Cultural Association (YYSA), on Thursday, expressed support for the move by the National Assembly to ban importation and production of bleaching cream in Nigeria. In a statement by its National President, Hammed Olalekan, the group said it was happy that the Federal Legislature “is intending to regulate the importation and production of […]

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Covid vaccine update: Those that work – and the others on the way

By James GallagherHealth and science correspondent Covid vaccination campaigns are now under way in the UK and across the world. A range of vaccines is being used to reduce people’s chances of getting sick, needing hospital treatment or dying. Two more vaccines have also just been shown to work in large-scale clinical trials. Why do […]

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Israel invents inhaler that heals Coronavirus

Vaccines are claimed to be the biggest hope in getting out of the coronavirus pandemic and returning to normality. However, they may not be the only solution, or even the best one. In Israel, professor Nadri Aber has invented a miracle inhaler which can cure COVID-19 in just five days. His inhaler has an efficacy […]

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COVID-19 infection: Abia reinstates ban on public gathering, others

Abia State Government has reinstated the ban on public gatherings, and compulsory wearing of face masks in public places as the second wave of COVID-19 takes its toll on Nigeria. Following this, the state is set to map out a day in the coming days to observe Abia COVID-19 Awareness Day with the purpose of […]

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