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No Covid-19 Vaccine for Nigerians Under Age 18- Minister of State for Health- Dr Mamora

Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has said that Nigerians under the age of 18 years will not receive the COVID-19 vaccines in the country. The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunnimbe Mamora, said that the Federal Government planned to cover 70 per cent of…

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NAFDAC Warns Against The Use Of Fake COVID-19 Vaccines In Nigeria

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned the public to be wary of using the fake COVID-19 vaccines circulating in Nigeria, saying they can cause COVID-like illnesses and other serious diseases that could kill. Adeyeye, who raised the alarm while briefing journalists on the…

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Nigeria Sets Another Highest Single-Day Record Of COVID-19 Cases

Nigeria on Friday recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases in one day. The country’s foremost public agency, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirmed 1,867 infections in their daily update via social media. The figure which was hundreds more than 1,664 cases recorded ten days ago also set the latest record of all-time highest single-day infection…

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Nigeria’s Osaremen Okolo Appointed As Joe Biden’s COVID-19 Policy Adviser

US President-elect, Joe Biden, has appointed Osaremen Okolo, a Nigerian-American, as a member of his COVID-19 response team. Okolo, born to a Nigerian parents, was among the 100 names announced as additional members of the White House staff by the Biden transition team. Biden is expected to be sworn-in on January 20 as the 46th…

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Ini Dima-Okojie Shares Her Struggle With Fibroid After Undergoing Surgery

Ini Dima-Okojie is going public with her struggle with fibroid. The 30-year-old Nollywood actress revealed she was diagnosed with fibroid in 2017 and shared her experience battling the ailment since then Wednesday on Instagram. After several attempts to remove it, she underwent a successful surgery in November to remove the fibroid. In her moving post, Ini chronicled…

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Lagos Discourages Crossover Services, Curfew Defaulters To Pay Heavy Fines

The Lagos State government has insisted that gathering in large numbers should be discouraged by residents, especially as it relates to the conduct of crossover service by churches in the state. It explains that this is necessary to curb the further spread of COVID-19 as the state and Nigeria, in general, begin to see an…

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Oyo Approves Crossover Church Services Under Strict COVID-19 Guidelines

Seyi Makinde, Oyo state Governor, has approved the conduct of the crossover service by churches in the state, rescinding on its earlier decision of suspending the annual religious gathering. Makinde, in a statement issued on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, however, warned worship centres to hold their services in strict compliance with COVID-19…

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Nigerian Government Suspends Passports Of Passengers Evading Post-Arrival COVID-19 Test

Effective from January 1st, 2021, passports of the first one hundred passengers that have failed to take their post-arrival COVID-19 test will be published in the national dailies and suspended till June 2021. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr. Boss Mustapha made the announcement in Abuja on Tuesday during a briefing.…

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Nigeria Records 1,016 New COVID-19 Cases, 11 More Deaths Amid Second Wave

Nigeria recorded 11 deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday taking the total death toll to 1,278. In the past 12 days, there have been 66 recorded deaths from the coronavirus, data from Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, shows. The NCDC in an update on its microsite Wednesday night said 1016 new cases were discovered across 21…

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