Buhari seeks debt relief for African countries, says PPP will reduce corruption, speed growth

President Muhammadu Buhari Tuesday in Paris, France, called on European countries and global financial institutions to consider reducing devastating effect of the Coronavirus pandemic on African economies by restructuring debt portfolios, opting for complete reliefs, and releasing vaccines to the continent, which is still behind in protecting majority of its citizens. The President, who spoke at the Financing Africa Summit held at Grande Palais Ephemere … Continue reading Buhari seeks debt relief for African countries, says PPP will reduce corruption, speed growth

Biden’s COVID warning: Unvaccinated ‘will end up paying the price’

…60% of Americans have received at least one vaccine shot, he said President Joe Biden highlighted on Monday that for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic swept the nation early last year, cases of COVID-19 “are down in all 50 states.” But in a pitch to encourage unvaccinated Americans to get their shots, the president warned that “those who are not vaccinated will end up paying the price.” … Continue reading Biden’s COVID warning: Unvaccinated ‘will end up paying the price’

COVID-19 vaccination commences for youth corpers

In line with the commitment of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to the welfare of Corps Members, the FCT and State Secretariats of the Scheme, in collaboration with the National Primary Health Care Department Agency have commenced the vaccination of Corps Members against Coronavirus. A statement from the NYSC said “The exercise which is currently ongoing across the country is a fallout of the … Continue reading COVID-19 vaccination commences for youth corpers

Moderna to supply 500 million vaccine doses to WHO’s struggling Covax initiative

Moderna will supply a vaccination campaign backed by the World Health Organization with up to 500 million doses of its coronavirus vaccine starting late this year, a much-needed boost to a global initiative that has been plagued by stark inequity, funding shortfalls and a severe supply crunch. The agreement, announced Monday soon after the WHO approved the company’s messenger RNA vaccine for emergency use, comes amid growing … Continue reading Moderna to supply 500 million vaccine doses to WHO’s struggling Covax initiative

Speech by Buhari at the COVID-19 vaccination ceremony(Full Text and photos)

SPEECH OF HIS EXCELLENCY, MUHAMMADU BUHARI, PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, AT THE COVID-19 VACCINATION CEREMONY HELD AT THE BANQUET HALL OF THE STATE HOUSE ON SATURDAY, 6TH MARCH, 2021 Dear Compatriots,​ Since the beginning of the year 2020, humanity has remained under the burden of COVID-19 pandemic, an unseen but very potent enemy around the world. Infection from the virus has resulted … Continue reading Speech by Buhari at the COVID-19 vaccination ceremony(Full Text and photos)

Lagos pacifies intending Christian pilgrims, calls for patience

The Lagos State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board (LSCPWB) has appealed to all intending pilgrims to remain patient, stressing that as soon as there is clearance from the holy cities for the pilgrimage exercise all pilgrims will be airlifted. The Board Secretary (LSCPWB), Mrs. Florence Yetunde Gbafe, made the appeal on Monday at the Old Secretariat, GRA, lkeja, during her interaction with some of the intending … Continue reading Lagos pacifies intending Christian pilgrims, calls for patience

U.S. reaches 500,000 deaths from the coronavirus

…The number of dead rivals the population of Atlanta or Sacramento, California. The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 500,000 on Sunday,according to an NBC News tally — a milestone that underscores the grave threat the virus still poses nationwide even as more Americans get vaccinated. The coronavirus has claimed the lives of more than 2,462,000 people worldwide, according to data compiled by Johns … Continue reading U.S. reaches 500,000 deaths from the coronavirus

Pfizer and BioNTech say final analysis shows coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective with no safety concerns

A final analysis of the Phase 3 trial of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine shows it was 95% effective in preventing infections, even in older adults, and caused no serious safety concerns, the company said Wednesday.The company counted 170 cases of coronavirus infection among volunteers who took part in the trial. It said 162 infections were in people who got placebo, or plain saline shots, while eight … Continue reading Pfizer and BioNTech say final analysis shows coronavirus vaccine is 95% effective with no safety concerns

Moderna says its vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing Coronavirus

said preliminary phase three trial data shows its coronavirus vaccine is more than 94% effective in preventing Covid-19 — a result CEO Stephane Bancel called a “game-changer.” The analysis evaluated 95 confirmed Covid-19 infections among the trial’s 30,000 participants. Moderna, which developed its vaccine in collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said 90 cases of Covid-19 were observed in the placebo group versus 5 … Continue reading Moderna says its vaccine is 94.5% effective in preventing Coronavirus

Boris Johnson self-isolating after MP tests positive for Covid-19

Boris Johnson is self-isolating after meeting an MP who later tested positive for Covid-19. The prime minister said he was contacted by NHS Test and Trace on Sunday but is not showing symptoms. Mr Johnson on Thursday spent about 35 minutes with Ashfield MP Lee Anderson who has since tested positive. The news came as No 10 said Mr Johnson would make “critical announcements” about … Continue reading Boris Johnson self-isolating after MP tests positive for Covid-19