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Buhari reveals Nigeria developing COVID-19 vaccine

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Image Credits: Screengrab. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that Nigeria is working to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. He disclosed this in a televised interview on Thursday. “We are working very hard with the Ministry of Health to develop vaccines,” Buhari said in the interview broadcast on NTA. “We shouldn’t make noise about it until Read More…

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African PR practitioners condemn travel ban on African countries

Reading Time: 2 minutes African public relations practitioners have lent their voices to the cry against the travel ban on African countries as a result of the onset of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. The PR practitioners under the aegis of the African Public Relations Association (APRA) aligned with the position of African Development Bank President, Dr. Read More…

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Africa steps up Omicron variant detection as COVID-19 cases rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: WHO. African countries are stepping up measures to detect and control the spread of the Omicron variant. This became necessary as weekly new COVID-19 cases in the continent rose by 54 per cent due to an upsurge in southern Africa, said the World Health Organisation in a statement released on Thursday. According to Read More…

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Nigerian research scientist says Omicron variant in Africa exciting news, blessing in disguise

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Nigerian research scientist has said that African innate immunities may have weakened the efficacy of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Dr Jonathan Obaje, a Nigerian Research Scientist based in Singapore, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that based on preliminary clinical data coming from South Africa on the “Omicron” variant of the COVID-19 virus, African Read More…

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COVID-19: Two travellers from Nigeria, first Omicron cases in Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo. There are two confirmed cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in Ottawa, the Ontario government announced Sunday. “Today, the province of Ontario has confirmed two cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in Ottawa, both of which were reported in individuals with recent travel from Nigeria. Ottawa Public Read More…

COVID19 Health Nigeria Top Story

Nigeria plans mass vaccination drive, considers booster shot

Reading Time: 2 minutes Image Credits: WHO. ABUJA, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Nigeria will start a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign later this week, aiming to inoculate half of its targeted population by the end of January, government officials said. Africa’s most-populous country has a goal to vaccinate 111 million people to reach herd immunity. Under the initiative to start Read More…

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Nigeria administers 5.7 million COVID-19 vaccines, targets 112 million by 2022

Reading Time: 4 minutes Image Credits: WHO. Abuja, Nov. 8, 2021(NAN) The National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), has vaccinated 5,770,899 eligible persons with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination while 3,146,885 have taken the second dose (fully vaccinated). The Director, Planning Research and Statistics, NPHCDA, Dr. Abdullahi Bulama Garba, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja, at the Read More…

Health Metro

Do not expose your drinks in plastic bottles to the sun, LASCOPA warns

Reading Time: 3 minutes Producers, distributors and consumers of plastic bottled drinks have been warned by the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency (LASCOPA), of the harmful health effects of exposing drinks in plastic bottles to direct sunlight. Addressing participants at a stakeholders’ parley tagged: “Exposure of Plastic Bottle Drinks to Sunlight: Effects on Consumers Health”, and held in Alausa Read More…

Health Metro

Lagos employs 400 health workers, engages 1500 more

Reading Time: 2 minutes Over 400 health workers have been employed and 1500 engaged by the Lagos State Government to fill existing vacancies in State-owned secondary health facilities between the last quarter of Y2020 and the second quarter of Y2021. The Chairman, Lagos State Health Service Commission, Dr. Atinuke Onayiga, disclosed this today after reviewing the report of the Read More…