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Ghana to Receive World’s First Doses of Free Covax Vaccines -UNICEF
Ghana to Receive World’s First Doses of ...

Ghana to Receive World’s First Doses of Free Covax Vaccines -UNICEF

Ghana is scheduled to receive Wednesday the first shipment of Covid-19 vaccines from Covax, a World Health Organization-backed effort to procure and distribute inoculations for free to poor countries. “These 600,000 Covax vaccines are part of an initial tranche of deliveries of the AstraZeneca /... read more »

Anambra Govt Introduces Curfew to Curb the Spread of COVID-19, Among Other Measures
Anambra Govt Introduces Curfew to Curb t...

Anambra Govt Introduces Curfew to Curb the Spread of COVID-19, Among Other ...

The Anambra State government has announced the introduction of curfew in the state, to help curb the spread of COVID-19 virus. The curfew which will last from 9 pm to 6 am daily, will start on Monday, 8th February, 2021 (today) until further notice. This was disclosed by The Secretary to the... read more »

Man Excretes 86 Wraps of Cocaine at Abuja Airport
Man Excretes 86 Wraps of Cocaine at Abuj...

Man Excretes 86 Wraps of Cocaine at Abuja Airport

A suspected drug trafficker intercepted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, has excreted 86 wraps of cocaine, according to the agency. NDLEA’s spokesperson, Jonah Achema, said the suspect, Oluchukwu Onu Friday, aged 39, was arrested... read more »

WHO Disqualifies Nigeria From Global Vaccine Bid
WHO Disqualifies Nigeria From Global Vac...

WHO Disqualifies Nigeria From Global Vaccine Bid

Nigeria’s bid to acquire COVID-19 vaccine has suffered a setback as the World Health Organisation-led COVAX global initiative has failed to shortlist the country for the Pfizer vaccines over its inability to meet the standard requirement of storing the vaccines at the required -70 degrees... read more »

Paternity Scandal: How I discovered Three Children With My Ex-Wife Aren’t Mine – Judge
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Paternity Scandal: How I discovered Three Children With My Ex-Wife Aren’t M...

Anthony Okorodas, a High Court Judge in Delta State has said DNA tests disclosed that three children he had with his first wife are not his. He said the discovery was made after he had sponsored the university education of two of them while the third one was already 17 years old. Okorodas said he... read more »

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Egypt Set to Receive COVID-10 Vaccines Today

Egypt Set to Receive COVID-10 Vaccines Today

Egypt is set to receive its first set of the COVID-10 vaccine developed by Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca on Sunday (today). According to the Egyptian authority in charge of the... read more »

Northern Govs to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine in Pubic

Northern Govs to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine in Pubic

The Governors of the 19 Northern States in the country have reached an agreement to take the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine that the country will receive to take away fears surrounding the vaccine. This was contained in the address of the Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, during a webinar organised by the Sir... read more »

Buhari Criminalizes Non-use of Face Masks Among Other R...

Buhari Criminalizes Nonuse of Face Masks Among Other Regulations

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the Coronavirus Disease Health Protection 2021 which made the use of face masks in public places compulsory among... read more »

Enugu Red Cross Trains 20 Volunteers on COVID-19 Risk C...

Enugu Red Cross Trains 20 Volunteers on COVID-19 Risk Communication

The Nigerian Red Cross Society has trained over 20 selected Red Cross volunteers in Enugu State on COVID-19 risk communication and community engagement. The... read more »

Govs Disown Yahaya Bello COVID-19 Claim

Govs Disown Yahaya Bello COVID-19 Claim

Members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have dissociated themselves from the reported claim by Kogi Governor Yahaya that coronavirus vaccines are meant... read more »

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Ogun Police Arrest Nine Suspected Land Grabbers

Ogun Police Arrest Nine Suspected Land Grabbers

Men of Ogun State Police Command on Sunday arrested nine suspected members of a notorious land-grabbing syndicate for unleashing violence on the people of Agbogun village in Ewekoro Local Government... read more »

NDLEA Seizes Cocaine Worth N28bn From Hair Stylist, Others at Lagos Airport

NDLEA Seizes Cocaine Worth N28bn From Hair Stylist, Others at Lagos Airport

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, recovered cocaine worth N21bn from a hairstylist, identified as Jennifer Onyejegbu at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Reports say the operatives also discovered another drug confirmed to be cocaine worth N7bn in luggage abandoned at the E-arrival hall of the airport... read more »

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FCMB MD Proceeds on Leave as Paternity Scandal Probe Begins

FCMB MD Proceeds on Leave as Paternity Scandal Probe Begins

Adam Nuru, the Managing Director of First City Monument Bank Limited, has been embarked on leave to enable the bank duly investigate his indictment in the paternity scandal involving a former... read more »

Red Cross Symbol Not a Religious Sign – Says Red Cross Secretary as the Group Seeks Muslim Community’s Collaboration

Exclusive: Red Cross Symbol Not a Religious Sign – Says Red Cross Secretary as the Group Seeks Muslim Community’s Collaboration

The Red Cross Society in Enugu has paid a courtesy visit to the Chief Imam of the Central mosque in the state to introduce and seek the collaboration of the Muslim community in addressing humanitarian challenges facing the state. Speaking during the visit, the organization’s Branch Secretary, Mr Tony Udegbu, described the Red Cross Society as a... read more »

Red Cross Trains Over 80 Volunteers on Safety, Security

Red Cross Trains 80 on Safety, Security

Over 80 volunteers of the Nigerian Red Cross Society in Enugu have been trained on volunteer safety and security, African News Today has gathered. The... read more »

Red Cross Advocates for Safe Motherhood as Women Conclu...

Red Cross Advocates for Safe Motherhood, as Women Conclude August Meeting

The Nigerian Red Cross Society in Enugu State have sensitised women of Agulu, Umana community in Ezeagu Local Government Area (LGA) on safe pregnancy practices... read more »

Nigeria: Lawmaker Says Society Can Be Freed From Drug A...

Nigeria: Lawmaker Says Society Can Be Freed From Drug Abuse If

A member of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbolahan Yishawu representing Eti-Osa constituency 02 has said the country can be freed from drug abuse and... read more »

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Yello Fever: Red Cross Trains 140 on Risk Communication

Following the outbreak of yellow fever in Enugu State, the Nigerian Red Cross Society has trained over 140 volunteers of the organisation in the state on yellow fever risk... read more »

Insecurity Deserves More Attention Than COVID-19 - Bafarawa

Insecurity Deserves More Attention Than COVID-19 – Bafarawa

Dalhatu Bafarawa, erstwhile Governor of Sokoto State has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to channel the proposed N400bn for the procurement of COVID-19 vaccines to tackle the deteriorating... read more »

PTF Urges Nigerians to Avoid Second Lockdown

PTF Urges Nigerians to Avoid Second Lockdown

Boss Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force, PTF, has admonished Nigerians to intensify efforts to avoid a second lockdown due to COVID-19 in the country. He disclosed this on... read more »

Nigeria Has Adequate Facilities to Store COVID-19 Vaccine – NPHCD Boss

Nigeria Has Adequate Facilities to Store COVID-19 Vaccine – NPHCD Boss

Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director of National Primary Health Care Development Agency, has said Nigeria had adequate facility to store the 100,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine which the... read more »

Reps Propose Three-month Postponement of School Resumption

Reps Propose Three-month Postponement of School Resumption

The House of Representatives has frowned at the decision of the Federal Government to allow schools to resume on Monday despite a spike in cases of COVID-19. The Green chamber alleged that the... read more »