Historic go-ahead for malaria vaccine to protect African children

Children across much of Africa are to be vaccinated against malaria in a historic moment in the fight against the deadly disease. Malaria has been one of the biggest scourges on humanity for millennia and mostly kills babies and infants.…

WHO horrified over sexual exploitation by aid workers in DR Congo

World Health Organization (WHO) staff were among 83 aid workers who sexually abused women and girls while tackling the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a report finds. The abuses, which included nine allegations of rape, were committed…

*Chelsea fan, two others die, many injured as hoodlums clash in Ikorodu (Vanguard)*Lagos-Badagry Expressway, shame of the nation – Anglican Bishop (Guardian)

Chelsea fan, two others die, many injured as hoodlums clash in Ikorodu (Vanguard) A Chelsea fan popularly known as “Drogba” and two other residents of Igbo-Olomu, Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Lagos State, were reportedly shot dead while…

*Kidnapped Pastor: My husband’s health is bad, police should help secure his release – wife cries out (Vanguard)*Ogun businesswoman disappears on way to vigil in Lagos (Punch)

Kidnapped Pastor: My husband’s health is bad, police should help secure his release – wife cries out (Vanguard) Wife of the kidnapped Deeper Life Pastor, in Ondo State, Yinka Ogedengbe has cried out that the health condition of her husband…

*6 months after #EndSARS, commuters bear brunt of burnt Oyingbo BRT Terminus (Guardian)*LASEMA, police disagree over cause as fire destroys 100 shops in textile market (Punch)

6 months after #EndSARS, commuters bear brunt of burnt Oyingbo BRT Terminus (Guardian) Though Nigeria has moved on aftermath the #EndSARS protest that shook the country to its foundation, especially its commercial capital, Lagos, where the damages were more. However,…

VAX LIVE: Global Citizen announces concert to reunite the world

International advocacy organisation Global Citizen, known for its advocacy work and impactful campaigns in support of pressing social issues has launched its latest appeal calling on world leaders to ensure the equitable distribution of vaccines around the globe. According to…

Nigeria receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccines

Nigeria has taken delivery of the 3.92 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, making it the third West African country to take delivery under the COVAX scheme, after Ghana and Ivory Coast. “I AM HERE, NIGERIA,” National Primary Health Care Development…

*Police invited us to Abuja over killing of cow – Ondo chiefs (Punch)*Sanwo-Olu inaugurates refurbished Ajeromi-Ifelodun Local Government Secretariat (Guardian)

Police invited us to Abuja over killing of cow – Ondo chiefs (Punch) Ifon community chiefs in the Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State say they have been invited to Abuja by the police for allegedly killing a cow…

COVID-19 claims 9 more lives, as NCDC announces another 574 cases

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 574 new infections of COVID-19 Monday. In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 146,928 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus…

Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases rise by 1,005 to 144,521 with 24 deaths

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported 1,005 new infections of COVID-19 Friday. In a Twitter update via its verified handle, the government agency said there are now 143,516 confirmed cases of the disease caused by the novel coronavirus…

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