Following the expiration of one million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19 has announced that the country will no longer accept vaccines with short-shelf  life as it mounts to undue pressure on health workers to administer them. The Executive Director/CEO of National Primary Healthcare Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal […]

  The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) says more than three million eligible Nigerians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Executive Director, NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib, said this at the bi-weekly briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on Monday in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this represented […]

  Edo State Government has announced plans to make COVID-19 vaccination a Compulsory requirement for access into public and private places, including bank halls, event and worship centers. The State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, who made the announcement on Monday in Benin, while flagging off the second phase Coronavirus vaccination exercise, added that the restriction […]

  Nigeria has received four million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the United States as it steps up efforts to battle a third wave of infections. The doses, which arrived on two planes on Sunday, were received by UNICEF officials on behalf of Nigeria at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, according to […]

  The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, has said a total of 3.4 million doses of Oxford AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine doses have so far been utilized for the 1st and 2nd rounds. This he said was approximately 88 per cent of the total COVID-19 vaccine stock in the country. […]

  AstraZeneca reported Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine provided strong protection among adults of all ages in a long-anticipated U.S. study, a finding that could help rebuild public confidence in the shot around the world and move it a step closer to clearance in the U.S. In the study of 30,000 people, the vaccine was […]

  Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, says the Astrazeneca vaccine recently inaugurated and distributed to states to treat COVID-19 has no side effect. Adeyeye, who stated this on Thursday in Abuja, shortly after she got vaccinated, said that NAFDAC went through the application dossier […]

  Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Monday resumed duty as the director general of the World Trade Organisation, weeks after her appointment was endorsed by the United States and approved by the trade organization. Her appointment was ratified on February 15. “WTO members have just agreed to appoint Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as the next director-general,” the global […]


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