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26.5 million Nigerian children do not have enough water to meet daily needs – UNICEF

As the world commemorates 2021 World Water Day, a new analysis by the United Nation Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has shown that 26.5 million Nigerian children are experiencing high or extremely high water vulnerability. UNICEF, while describing the trend as worrisome, explained that nearly one third of children in Nigeria do not have enough water to […] Read Full Story

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Sultan urges political leaders to publicly take COVID-19 vaccine

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Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, has called on all political office holders to publicly take the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in order to deepen acceptance. The Sultan, who is also the president-general of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), said this at a sensitisation meeting for Muslim scholars and Imams on COVID-19 vaccination, […] Read Full Story

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NAFDAC destroys fake drugs, food products worth over N2bn in Kano, Anambra

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has destroyed falsified and counterfeit drugs, vaccines, cosmetics, and expired food items worth over N2 billion in Kano and Anambra states. While counterfeit drugs and spurious food products worth over N1.4billion seized from both the South East and South-South zones were destroyed in Awka, […] Read Full Story

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Global politics, distribution bottlenecks may impede Nigeria’s Covid-19 vaccination quest

Nigeria’s quest to vaccinate its citizens against Covid-19 and attain herd immunity is now hugely threatened by looming disruptions in the global supply chain on the back of ongoing vaccine politics, hesitancy as well as local distribution bottlenecks, experts warn. There are concerns that although Nigeria has rolled out vaccination after receiving nearly 4 million […] Read Full Story

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FG allays fears over AstraZeneca vaccines as Austria, others suspend rollout

The Federal Government through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has reassured Nigerians that the administration of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in the country has so far not thrown up any adverse effect, urging citizens to continue to make themselves available for vaccination. This comes following precautionary concerns that have been raised regarding […] Read Full Story

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Buhari, Osinbajo get COVID-19 jabs

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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have each received a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. The president was administered the dose by Shuaib Sanusi, his chief personal physician, on Saturday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, while the vice president was administered by his own personal physician. Nigeria’s vaccination kicked off on […] Read Full Story

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COVID-19 vaccination to begin after NAFDAC’s validation, says FG

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The Nigerian government says the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines which were received on Tuesday will be deployed for vaccination after the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) tests them to ensure that what Nigeria received meets the expected quality and standard. Nigeria received a total of 3,924,000 doses of the vaccines manufactured […] Read Full Story

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Nigerians seek equitable distribution, efficient handling of COVID-19 vaccines

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After Nigeria on Tuesday received the much-awaited COVID-19 vaccines, citizens are urging the government to keep to its word and ensure that the vaccines are properly handled and distributed fairly, with the most vulnerable getting the jabs first as promised. The 3.94 million doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India […] Read Full Story

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Nigeria receives about 4m doses of Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines

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Nigeria on Tuesday received about 4 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. The vaccines arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja onboard Emirates Aircraft Boeing 777-300 ER and were received by the ministers of health, information and other government officials who handed same to NAFDAC for evaluation The delivery of the AstraZeneca vaccine is […] Read Full Story

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Covid-19: Faced with a new normal, Nigerian schools forcefully embrace digital learning

The outbreak of Covid -19 pandemic early last year has redefined learning in Nigeria’s education system. Many institutions at all levels are increasingly adopting a combination of the traditional style of in-person learning and digital learning, as they put up structures to cope with the new realities. Like many other other countries, the pandemic brought […] Read Full Story

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Côte d’Ivoire recieves 504,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines from COVAX

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Côte d’Ivoire has become the second country in West Africa to receive the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines from COVAX facility, after Ghana. Flight EK787 landed in Abidjan, bearing a shipment of 504, 000 doses of COVAX vaccines for people in Côte d’Ivoire”, CEPI Vaccines announced in a tweet on Friday. Read Also: Nigeria to receive 4m vaccine doses […] Read Full Story

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FG creates e-registration link for COVID-19 Vaccination

The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), on Thursday announced that a self e-registration link that will enable Nigerians to personally register themselves, obtain their pre-vaccination numbers and schedule their preferred date and time for vaccination has been created. The Executive Director/CEO, NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, announcing this in a statement signed by Mohammad Ohitoto, […] Read Full Story

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Covid-19: Uncertainty trails Nigeria’s Vaccine quest as African countries take the leap

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While smaller African countries have started taking delivery of Covid-19 vaccines, Nigeria- Africa’s most populous and largest economy is not yet sure of when it will receive and even commence vaccination. This is particularly worrisome following the comments by the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire after the Federal Executive Council Meeting on Wednesday, which suggests […] Read Full Story