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The first batch of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has arrived Nigeria The news of the arrival of the vaccine was made public by Bashir Ahmad, personal assistant on new media to President Muhammadu Buhari, through his Twitter handle on Tuesday. JUST IN: The first batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines has arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, …

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) on Monday disclosed that Israeli researchers have developed a kidney-on-chip platform to test the effectiveness of drugs. The innovative technology enables the rapid development of drugs with the help of bionic chips, without the need for animal testing.The platform, developed in a new study published in the journal Science …

As the second wave of the dreaded corona virus continues to bite harder, chairman of the presidential task force (PTF) and secretary to the government of the federation, Boss Mustapha says Nigeria will receive four million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. Mr Mustapha made this disclosure in a message on Saturday night. Similarly, …

The Ondo Government on Tuesday faulted the figures for the COVID-19 situation in the state released by the Nigeria Centre For Disease Control (NCDC).The rejection is contained in a statement issued by the Acting Commissioner for Health, Dr Jibayo Adeyeye in Akure. “The NCDC report created an impression that the state was now the most …

South Africa’s efforts to combat the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic has suffered some setbacks on Sunday with the country suspending the use of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine after evidence showed that the vaccine did not protect clinical-trial participants from mild or moderate illness caused by the more contagious COVID-19 virus variant ( B.1.351) that …

Following the news making the rounds which claimed that the World Health Organization (WHO) has disqualified Nigeria from accessing covid-19 vaccines from the COVAX facility, the world health body has denied the reports saying the country is well on track to receive its first share this month. Dismissing the news is the WHO Regional Director …

Nollywood Actor Chukwuemeka Ani Begs For Financial Assistance From Sick Bed The actor who is currently battling with chronic sore of the anus and diabetes is pleading for financial support from Nigerians. The ailing actor has been at Dr. Lugard Hospital in Owerri, Imo state, since the 7th of December till date. The cost of …

Actress and former backup singer for masked musician Lagbaja, Yinka Davies, has lost her first son, Jeremiah. The sad event happened on Saturday, January 30, 2021, according to an insider who spoke to The Sun on grounds of anonymity, Jeremiah whom Yinka had with arts impresario, Ayo Bankole, twenty-eight years ago, had been battling with …

A Delta State High Court judge, Anthony Okorodas, has cried out after he allegedly discovered that three children he had with his ex-wife were not his biological offspring. The judge in the statement, said his former wife, Celia Juliet Ototo, left the marriage when the youngest child, now 17 years old, was just six. He …

The Executive Director, National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, says the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 will take all the necessary steps to overcome supply challenges.Shuaib also said the PTF would ensure an efficient roll-out of COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria. He gave the assurance on Monday in Abuja at the PTF …