COVID-19

The Nigerian Government has been called upon to put in more effort in Covid-19 research and the purchase of vaccines, rather than wait on the international community for donations, as the country prepares for a possible third wave of the disease.  The call was by the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, the umbrella body for pharmacists, which also […]

Nigeria has received 699,760 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccines from the United kingdom. Acting British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Gill Atkinson said the donation from the UK government is part of the 80 million doses the country had pledged to support the Covid-19 fight. The vaccines, which were delivered through the COVAX facility, an organization […]

The four million doses of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine donated to Nigeria by the United States government through the COVAX facility have been certified safe and efficacious for administration on Nigerians. Speaking at the bi-weekly ministerial press conference yesterday in Abuja, NAFDAC’s Director General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, observed that the agency painstakingly monitored all incoming vaccines. […]

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that 32 Delta variant cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been reported in five states across the country. Director-General of the NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, who gave the confirmation at the resumed briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee, yesterday, in Abuja, cited Akwa Ibom State as having […]

No fewer than 57 persons have died of complications from COVID-19 in Ogun State. 12 new cases of the virus were recorded in the State on Sunday, even as government makes efforts to flatten the curve of the pandemic. Commissioner for Health, Dr Tomi Coker, yesterday said a total of 4,793 COVID-19 cases were recorded […]

Lagos governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has stressed the restriction order on religious and other mass gatherings in the state as cases of COVID-19 rises. Sanwo-Olu said the situation at hand requires reactivation of full compliance with all COVID-19 protective protocols already outlined by the State Government. He said this while giving an update on the coronavirus […]

On the 6th of April 2021, 58 new confirmed cases were recorded in Nigeria. Till date, 163,388 cases have been confirmed, 153,630 cases discharged and 2,058 deaths have been recorded in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja 58 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria; Lagos-32Kaduna-5Enugu-4Kano-4Edo-3FCT-3Osun-3Abia-1Bauchi-1Gombe-1Rivers-1 163,388 confirmed153,630 discharged2,058 deaths pic.twitter.com/cC6pc0pMlk — NCDC (@NCDCgov) April […]

The Benue State Government has said that the Covid-19 vaccine, is not mandatory for its residents who have personal rights to decide whether or not to take it. Since it took delivery of the 50,000 doses of the astrazeneca exactly a week ago, no public administration of the vaccine has been made on any Government […]

As the 2021 Africa U-18 Girls and U-19 boys Volleyball Nations Cup tournaments get underway, the confederation of Africa volleyball, CAVB, and the Nigerian volleyball federation, NVBF, have expressed regret over the inability of the Egyptian teams to honour the tournament because of COVID-19. CAVB Delegate, Bai Dodon Jallow and NVBF President Musa Nimrod who […]


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