Now that WHO has approved malaria vaccine: Which way Nigeria?

October 18, 2021 Editorial IV 0

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday, October 6, recommended the use of the first-ever produced malaria vaccine, the RTS, S/AS01. The vaccine is an immunological approach against the plasmodium parasite. This vaccine, which showed great results in the phase III trials carried out in 2014 in about 11 African countries, has the potential of reducing global malaria deaths to a Read More

U.S. donates over 3.5m COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria

October 15, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The United States has donated over 3.5 million dozes of COVID-19 vaccine to Nigeria through the worldwide initiative ensuring equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, COVAX. A press statement by US embassy, Thursday, read in part: “The U.S. Mission in Nigeria is pleased to announce the arrival of 3,577,860 doses of Pfizer vaccine for the public health and benefit of the Read More

Mosquito and malaria

Malaria vaccine: Ned Nwoko foundation plans massive roll out in Nigeria

October 12, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The Prince Ned Nwoko Foundation Malaria Eradication Project is to lead other partners in the nationwide promotion and roll out of the new malaria vaccine which the World Health Organization (WHO) recently approved for wide-use in countries.  The Federal Ministry of Health gave the approval following the foundation’s earlier offer to avail its malaria eradication platform for coordination of the Read More

Breaking: Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau wins election

September 21, 2021 AFP 0

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hung onto power on Monday as his main rival conceded defeat, saying he had won a clear mandate to govern although he fell short of his goal for a majority win. Trudeau, in power since 2015 and governing with a minority of House of Commons seats since 2019, decided to gamble on an early vote Read More

Katsina to sustain support for NYSC – Masari

September 11, 2021 Hamidu Sabo, Katsina 0

Katsina state governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, said the state would sustain the tempo of its support for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). He gave the assurance Friday, when the NYSC Director-General, Brig-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Katsina.  Masari, who praised the existing cordial relationship between the state government and the scheme, thanked Read More

Vaccinated man dies of COVID-19 in Edo

September 8, 2021 Patrick Ahanor 0

A United States-based Nigerian has reportedly died from Coronavirus related illness in Edo, months after taking the full doses of the vaccine. Medical records showed that the unnamed man took Johnson and Johnson (J & J) jabs in the United States before visiting Nigeria. The deceased is among the four mortality-related to the virus in the last 24 hours in Read More

Bauchi flags off phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination with 100, 296 doses

August 22, 2021 Najib Sani 0

Bauchi state government on Saturday flagged off the phase 2 of COVID 19 vaccination with 100,296 doses across the 20 local government areas of the state. The state Chairman Task Force on COVID-19 and deputy of Bauchi state Baba Tela, disclosed this during the inauguration of the phase 2 COVID-19 vaccination exercise in Bauchi. He said the state received 100,296 Read More

DG tasks corps members on COVID-19 safety campaign

August 16, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Corps members have been advised to sensitise their compatriots on the non-pharmaceutical safety protocols of COVID-19 as they were deployed to their places of primary assignment.Director-General of NYSC, Brig-General Shuaibu lbrahim, stated this Monday in a virtual address to corps members marking the end of the 2021 Batch ‘B’ Stream One orientation ciourse. He advised them to also present themselves Read More

80 percent of healthcare centers operate below standard – CODE report

August 5, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Connected Development (CODE), has through its social mobilisation and accountability movement in Africa @followthemoney, said 80 percent of the 90 healthcare centres in 15 states of Nigeria, falls short of minimum standard. The group’s leader Ms. Khadija Muhammad Abdulhameed, stated this at a town hall meeting held in Jos, the Plateau state capital. She said finding from the group’s Read More

Ministry, Cuba to partner on vaccine production

July 12, 2021 Binta Shama 0

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu has said Nigeria is working very hard to produce a locally made vaccine to enable its professionals and scientists be involved in the production process. The Minister said this when the Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria, Her Excellency Clara Paulido-Escandell paid a courtesy visit in his office on Monday, in Abuja. Onu Read More

Nigeria, Liberia, Sierra Leone for IAVI €22.8m Lassa vaccine trial

June 28, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) has been awarded €22.8 million by the European & Developing Countries Clinical Trials Partnership and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) to conduct a Phase IIb clinical trial of IAVI’s Lassa fever vaccine candidate among adults and children in Liberia, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. A press statement by the US Embassy, Monday, said: Read More

COVID-19: Nigeria to receive additional 3.92m doses of vaccines

June 16, 2021 Duro Joseph 0

The federal government says it is expecting to receive additional 3.92 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Assess Facility (COVAX). Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this during a media briefing in Abuja on Tuesday. Shuaib said the doses of vaccines are expected in the country Read More

Insurgency: How thousands of Soldiers were maimed – Army

June 13, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The Nigeria Army declared Saturday in Kaduna that several thousands of Soldiers and their counterparts in other sister security agencies have been maimed in the fight against Boko Haram insurgency over the years . This is as the Senate in a show of empathy donated N10 million to some of the Wounded Soldiers In Action (WIA), undergoing treatment at the Read More

Umahi takes second dose of Covid-19 vaccine says no side effect

May 31, 2021 Amarachukwu EgwuAgha, 0

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state Monday took the second dose of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. He had alonge side his wife and Deputy Governor took the first dose in March 2021. A statement by his Media aide, Francis Nwaze said the governor was vacinated at the new Government House, Ochoudo Centenary City Abakaliki on Monday. The statement reads,”Governor David Nweze Read More

Breaking: Buhari receives second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

May 29, 2021 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has received his second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The President took the shot at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The second vaccination which was administered to the President by his personal physician, Dr Sanusi Rafindadi, took place at his residence in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Details loading…

NAFDAC approves use of Janssen COVID-19 vaccine

May 19, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has granted conditional emergency use authorisation for Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. The director general of National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Professor Mojisola Christianah Adeyeye, said this in a statement in Abuja Tuesday. Adeyeye said after a thorough evaluation, the NAFDAC vaccine committee concluded that the Read More

Breaking: Buhari set to storm France, meets Macron on insecurity

May 15, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari would on Sunday, May 16, 2021, depart Abuja for Paris, France, on a four-day official visit to attend African Finance Summit which would focus on reviewing African economy, following shocks from Coronavirus pandemic, and getting relief, especially from increased debt burden on countries. The Summit, to be hosted by President Emmanuel Macron, would draw major stakeholders in the Read More

Xi holds phone conversation with #UN chief

May 7, 2021 Editor 0

Chinese President Xi Jinping held a phone conversation with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday. Noting that the United Nations (UN) has gone through rare and complicated situations in recent years, Xi said multilateralism has received more and more support as a result. Pursuing multilateralism is inseparable from the United Nations, international law and cooperation among countries, Xi said. Read More

Updated – Covid-19: NAFDAC okays Pfizer biotech vaccine for emergency use

May 1, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has disclosed that it had approved the Pfizer Biotech Vaccine for emergency use authorisation for Covid-19 in Nigeria. Its director-general, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, made the disclosure Friday in a live/zoom media briefing in Lagos. “We have approved Pfizer Biotech Vaccine for possible use in the country. Our Covid-19 vaccine Read More

Revealed! When first batch of COVID-19 AstraZeneca vaccines will expire

April 26, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

 The Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 has said that the first  batch of AstraZeneca vaccine received will expire  on June 28, 2021 and July 9, 2021.Chief executive officer of National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr. Faisal Shuaib, said this at a media briefing in Abuja. “The batches of AstraZeneca we received have expiring dates of June 28 and Read More