Tag Archives: Covid 19

COVID-19 Vaccine: Lagos Targets 60 Per Cent Rollout, Engages Pfizer, Other Vaccine Developers

•Sanwo-Olu Reveals Lagos’ Plans Towards Ending Pandemic On Live TV Interview Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has revealed the State Government’s plan on Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine rollout and the effort to bolster mass vaccination of residents in the State. Lagos, Sanwo-Olu disclosed, is aiming to achieve 60 per cent vaccine rollout when the vaccination programme commences in the coming ...

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Development Of A Nigerian COVID-19 Vaccine Underway — Osinbajo

…says we’re making significant progress in public health sector  Due to the diligent work of Nigeria’s health workers and experts across the nation, the country has expanded its public health response capabilities and is making a progress in the public health sector since after the nation’s first COVID-19 case last year. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, stated this on Friday ...

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COVID-19 Conspiracy Theories: NGF Dissociates Self From Gov Bello

The Nigeria Governors Forum has dissociated itself from a statement by a member and Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, about coronavirus conspiracy theories. It also set up a committee of experts headed by Prof. Oyewole Tomori to advise members on the procurement and administration of coronavirus vaccines expected to arrive in Nigeria in February. The decision was taken after the ...

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Africa’s COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate Surpasses Global Level

Africa’s coronavirus case fatality rate has risen alarmingly to 2.5%, higher than the global level of 2.2%, the head of the continent’s disease control body said on Thursday. Earlier in the pandemic, Africa’s rate had been below the global average, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) head John Nkengasong told reporters. “The case fatality rate is beginning ...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Meant To Kill Us, Says Gov Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has cautioned Nigerians to beware of the COVID-19 vaccines, claiming that they were meant to kill people. Governor Bello, who is aspiring to become Nigeria’s President by 2023, raised the alarm ahead of today’s meeting of all the 36 governors to decide on the commencement of the vaccination exercise across the country.  The Federal Government ...

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Consider Malaria-Like Symptoms As COVID-19 Unless Until Proven Otherwise, Says Sanwo-Olu

•Says 24,000 Students Yet To Report In Public Schools •Demand for Oxygen Jumps From 70 To 350 Cylinders Per Day In IDH – Governor Following the increase in number of recorded cases of coronavirus in Nigeria, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday said that any malaria-like symptoms should henceforth be considered as COVID-19 virus infection unless and until ...

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Anxiety As Schools Resume Amid COVID-19 Fears

Anxiety and fears have gripped teachers, parents and other stakeholders as schools resume today amid the spike in the second wave of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) and Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), yesterday, expressed fears about the safety of their members returning to classrooms nationwide against the backdrop of the frightening number ...

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COVID-19: Do Wise Men Still Come From The East?

Casmir Igbokwe When Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judea, the wise men who came to pay him homage were from the East. The South-East people of Nigeria are also considered wise. But considering the way they have handled the COVID-19 pandemic, one wonders what is happening to that wisdom God endowed them with. I was in the South-East of ...

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Sanwo-Olu Mourns Former Lagos Administrator, Ndubuisi Kanu

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has expressed sadness over the death of the chairman of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) and former Military Administrator of Lagos State, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu (retd) on Wednesday. Ndubuisi Kanu, a retired Naval Officer and former military governor of Imo State between 1976 and 1977, died at a hospital in Lagos on Wednesday morning at ...

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Osinbajo Welcomes COVID-19 Research Group’s Report On Likely Prevention & Treatment Drug

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has welcomed efforts by a team of Nigerian professors and scientists investigating the effectiveness of, and roles that Ivermectin drug can play in the treatment of the Coronavirus disease. The team, which is composed of Nigerian scholars at home and abroad, has also submitted their report on the usefulness of the drug to the World Health Organisation ...

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