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Senate Passes Bill To Control Sickle Cell Disease In Nigeria

The Senate has passed a bill seeking to control and manage sickle cell anaemia, a genetically inherited disease in Nigeria. The passage of the bill followed the consideration of a report by the Committee on Health (Secondary and Tertiary). Chairman of the Committee, Senator Yahaya Oloriegbe (APC, Kwara Central), in his presentation, explained that sickle…

FG Approves Deployment of 5G Network

The Federal Executive Council has approved the National Policy on Fifth Generation (5G) Networks for Nigeria’s Digital Economy. The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Pantami, who disclosed this yesterday while speaking with newsmen at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, also revealed that the Council…

NCDC Confirms Case of Highly Transmissible COVID-19 Delta Variant In Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has detected a confirmed case with the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, also known as lineage B.1.617.2. The Head of Communications, NCDC, Dr Yahya Disu, who announced the development in a statement on Thursday, said the variant was detected in a traveler to Nigeria, following the routine travel test required…

FG Assures Nigerians of Astrazeneca Vaccine Safety

The Federal Government has assured its citizens that there is no cause for fear regarding the batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine delivered to the country recently. The government insists that Nigeria did not receive any dose from the batch of vaccines in contention, adding that all side effects reported so far in Nigeria had been mild.…

Nigeria Receives First Batch Of COVID-19 Vaccines

Nigeria has received its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines. The NAFDAC-approved Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines arrived in the country around noon on Tuesday, through an Emirates airline. Present at the airport to receive the vaccines were the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 and Secretary General to the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha, the Minister for…

Ivory Coast becomes second country to receive COVAX vaccines

Ivory Coast becomes the second country to benefit from the COVAX vaccine-sharing facility, a program meant to ensure fairer distribution amid a global scramble for the vaccine against the pandemic. The country on Friday at the commercial capital Abidjan received a shipment of 504,000 COVID-19 doses. By the end of this year, COVAX plans to…

Ghana Receives 600,000 Doses Of Free WHO COVAX Vaccines

Ghana on Wednesday announced the arrival of 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. This was disclosed by World Health Organisation (WHO) Accra, Ghana via its Twitter handle.COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access, abbreviated as COVAX, is a…

NAFDAC Warns Nigerians Of Fake COVID-19 Vaccines

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is pleading with Nigerians to beware of fake vaccines reported to be in circulation as no COVID vaccines have been approved by the agency. The Director-General of the Agency, Prof Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye who disclosed this on Friday revealed that those fake vaccines can…

COVID-19: CA-COVID Launches Next Phase Of Grassroots Awareness Campaign

The Coalition Against Covid19 (CA-COVID), the umbrella body of organised private sector operators, supporting Nigerian government’s efforts to fight the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, has called for sustained individual commitment  in the effort at curbing the Community transmission of the pandemic The Coalition made the call during the flag-off in Lagos of the second…