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April 19, 2021

Mouka Flags Off ‘Mums in Business Challenge’, Calls For Entry

To celebrate this year’s Mother’s Day in May, Mouka has rolled out the ‘Mums in Business Challenge’ to reward female entrepreneurs with cash grants for their ventures. The initiative is in line with the brand’s mission of adding comfort to life and falls under its CSR pillar of “skills for life”. In May of 2019, Mouka ran a similar online competition, organised in partnership with AGS Tribe, a firm that […]
April 7, 2021

World Health Day: WHO Urges Nigeria, Others To Build A Fairer, Healthier World Post-COVID-19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has enjoined countries to address barriers and inequalities that hamper access to quality healthcare in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement to mark this year’s World Health Day, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa said COVID-19 has unfairly impacted some people more harshly than others, exacerbating existing inequities in health and welfare within and between countries. “Within countries, illness and […]
April 6, 2021

Moderna To Profit $43 Billion From COVID-19 Vaccine Sales By 2023, More than BioNTech/Pfizer and AstraZeneca Combined

According to data presented by Aksje Bloggen, an estimated 9.5 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be produced in 2021, nearly twice the volume of all vaccine types made worldwide before the pandemic struck. In the early stages of the global COVID-19 vaccine race, it was not clear how many would work or which manufacturers would score successes. However, over the last few months, pharma giants have drastically ramped up […]
April 5, 2021

LGBTQ: Austrian Catholics Endorse ‘Same-sex Unions’

The Catholic church of the parish of Hard is one of many in Austria which decided to fly the rainbow flag in solidarity with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) community after the Vatican ruled last month that the Church couldn’t bless same-sex partnerships. The powerful Vatican office responsible for defending church doctrine, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), handed down a ruling that same-sex […]
April 1, 2021

#EndSARS: Claims Of Alleged Killings Of Protesters By Soldiers At Lekki Tollgate Not Verified ― US Report

US Department of State has said claims that some #EndSARS protesters were killed at Lekki Toll Gate on October 20, 2020 could not be verified. Recall that many Nigerians especially youths in October held protests in major cities, demanding the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the police and end to police brutality. The SARS, which was dissolved days into the protest, was notorious for extra-judicial killings, harassment […]
April 1, 2021

COVID-19: FG to Spend N396bn on Vaccination – Finance Minister

The Federal Government has stated that it is proposing to spend the sum of N396 billion for COVID-19 vaccination exercise across the country between 2021 and 2022. Minister of Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Wednesday after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting, which was presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Ahmed explained that the figure may significantly reduce as the Federal Government receives more donations […]
March 30, 2021

Nigeria: President Buhari Leaves For ‘Routine Medical Check Up’ In London

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will on Tuesday embark on a medical trip to London. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled “President Buhari billed for a routine medical check-up in London.” Adesina said Buhari was expected back in the country in the second week of April after what he called “a routine medical check-up.” The statement […]
March 29, 2021

No Fake COVID-19 Vaccines In Nigeria – FG

The Federal Government has dispelled the possibility of any fake COVID-19 vaccines being administered or sold by unauthorised institution in the country. This is contained in a circular by Dr Adebimpe Adebiyi, the Director, Department of Hospital Service, Federal Ministry of Health, on behalf of the Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire in Abuja. The circular followed a letter from the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 regarding the arrest […]
March 29, 2021

Nigeria Government Raises Alarm over Fake COVID-19 Vaccines from China

The Federal Government over the weekend raised an alarm over fake COVID-19 vaccines currently in circulation in Africa. It stated that about 3,000 of the fake vaccines, which were Africa-bound from China, have been intercepted. The Director of Hospital Services of the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH), Dr. Adebimpe Adebiyi, made these known in a letter dated March 26, 2021, to the Chief Medical Directors/Medical Directors of Federal Tertiary Health […]
March 25, 2021

Coronavirus: AstraZeneca Releases Revised COVID-19 Vaccine Data, claims 76% Efficacy

AstraZeneca has released revised efficacy data from a Phase 3 clinical trial of its coronavirus vaccine after U.S. health officials questioned information that the company provided earlier this week. In a news release Thursday, AstraZeneca said a primary analysis of the trial – which involved more than 32,000 participants in the United States, Peru and Chile – found that the two-dose vaccine was 76% effective at preventing symptomatic COVID-19. Additionally, […]