154,225 patients recover from COVID-19 in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that a total of 154,225 patients have recovered from Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) since its outbreak in the country in 2020. The NCDC disclosed this on its official Twitter handle on Tuesday.…

Chinese COVID-19 vaccine efficacy is ‘not high,’ top health official admits

The efficacy of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines is “not high” and authorities are weighing options to bolster protection – including mixing different shots, China’s top disease control official has said. “The protection rates of existing vaccines are not high,” Gao Fu,…

More than 1 in 4 US adults are fully vaccinated against COVID-19

As the US aims to ramp up inoculations to win the race against Covid-19 variants, more than 1 in 4 adults are now fully vaccinated.While more than 66 million people have received two doses,more than a third of Americans — or 112…

Easter: Pope Francis slams weapons spending in time of COVID-19

Pope Francis urged countries in his Easter message on Sunday to quicken distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, particularly to the world’s poor, and called armed conflict and military spending during a pandemic “scandalous”.  Coronavirus has meant this has been the second…

I wish my husband could read tributes of those he criticised – Odumakin’s widow

Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, the wife of the late spokesman for Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, has reacted to the outpouring of tributes in honour of her late husband. She said she wished her husband could hear what those he criticised were saying…

Yinka Odumakin’s death a big blow – Afenifere

The Pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere, said it is devastated by the death of its Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yinka Odumakin. Its Secretary-General, Basorun Sehinde Arogbofa, said “It’s a terrible blow. A terrible blow to me as a person because we’ve been…

World University Games in China postponed until 2022

The World University Games that were due to open in China in just over four months have been postponed until next year, the governing body the FISU said on Friday. The Switzerland-based FISU said COVID-19 and travel restrictions prompted the…

Doctors’ strike paralyses hospitals, patients groan

There are fears the poor health indices recorded by the country and the spread of COVID-19 may get worse as the ongoing strike by resident doctors paralysed activities in 98 per cent of government hospitals nationwide. When The Guardian reporters…

UK agency fines Oyakhilome’s TV N65.6m over COVID-19 misinformation

The Office of Communications in the United Kingdom, better known as Ofcom, has sanctioned religious channel, Loveworld, owned by Nigerian Pastor, Chris Oyakhilome. Ofcom said in a statement that the station was fined £125,000 (N65.6m) for breaching the country’s broadcasting…

5 Rangers players banned after attending party during lockdown

Five Rangers players have been banned for six games for breaching Covid-19 regulations last month. Nathan Patterson, Bongani Zungu and Calvin Bassey, plus academy players Brian Kinnear and Dapo Mebude, who is currently on loan at Queen of the South,…

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