The African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Disease (ACEGID) has been selected as the winner of the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) 2021 Gold Medal Prize for Life Sciences. Announcing the award winner at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Chairman, NAS Science Prize Committee, Dr Sonny Kuku, said the centre was selected…
The World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday, said the Omicron variant was reaching more African nations, as weekly COVID-19 cases on the continent surged by 93 per cent. However, there are signs of hope, as preliminary data indicate that hospitalisations across South Africa remain low.
18 Oct 2021
Two Nigerians, Dr. Christian Happi and Dr. Chinwe Ochu, have been enlisted in a 26-man World Health Organisation (WHO) team of scientists to probe origins of the COVID-19 pandemic and other emerging diseases.
28 Dec 2020
A researcher who identified a novel coronavirus variant in Nigeria has cautioned against automatic assumptions that it poses similar risks to strains that have emerged elsewhere.