CDC advisers urge Pfizer booster for children ages 5 to 11

Kids ages 5 to 11 should get a booster dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, advisers to the U.S. government said Thursday. If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention agrees, as expected, it would open a third COVID-19 shot to…

*Why we released Dowen College housemaster, others — Police (Tribune)*Gunshot: It could’ve been a different story, Teni breaks silence on Rivers’ event (Punch)

Why we released Dowen College housemaster, others — Police (Tribune) The police in Lagos State have explained the reason for the release of a housemaster of Dowen College and other members of staff of the school who were held in…

*Depression responsible for my husband’s death, wife of man who plunged into lagoon (Guardian)*Evans demanded $2m, got $420,000 before releasing my husband – Witness (Punch)

Depression responsible for my husband’s death, wife of man who plunged into lagoon (Guardian)  Ms Sofiat Amusa, wife of the 25-year-old man who committed suicide by jumping into the lagoon in Epe, attributed her husband’s death to frustration, depression and…

*UK changes travel rules for fully vaccinated travellers from Nigeria (Sun)*2face Idibia threatens Brymo with N1b defamation suit (Guardian)

UK changes travel rules for fully vaccinated travellers from Nigeria (Sun) Respite, yesterday, came the way of Nigerian travellers as the United Kingdom (UK) changed travel rules for fully vaccinated travellers from Nigeria. The British High Commission, Abuja, disclosed the…

Pfizer and BioNTech says Covid-19 vaccine is safe for kids aged 5-11

Pfizer and BioNTech said trial results showed their coronavirus vaccine was safe and produced a robust immune response in children aged five to 11, adding that they would seek regulatory approval shortly. The vaccine would be administered at a lower…

*Lagos landlords protest against demolition of 400 buildings at Ibeju-Lekki (Punch)*FG’s cash grant: Gbajabiamila launches programme in Surulere (Vanguard)

Lagos landlords protest against demolition of 400 buildings at Ibeju-Lekki (Punch) Many displaced landlords at Oke-Egan community, Kayetoro, Eleko, Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos on Friday protested at the state House of Assembly against what they described as unlawful demolition of…

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases rise by 1,056 to 141,447

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 1,056 new infections of COVID-19 Tuesday. In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 141,447 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus…

Lagos finalises vaccine strategy, hopeful of fair deal from FG

The Lagos State government is finalising its own COVID-19 vaccine strategy, even as it expects fair distribution of the Pfizer therapy from the Covax Facility being expected this month by the federal government. In an update yesterday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu…

Nigeria records 152 COVID-19 new cases and 2 deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 152 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 64,336 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel…

Nigeria announces 94 COVID-19 new cases and 4 deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 94 new cases of COVID-19 Monday. In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 64,184 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus…

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