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19 Apr
The Philippines has lifted a suspension on the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for people under 60, an official said Monday, arguing "the benefits outweigh the risk" as the country battles record infections.
6 Apr
The EU's drug regulator said Tuesday it is still deciding whether the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine causes blood clots, after one top official said there was a clear link.
6 Apr
Nigeria’s rollout of the coronavirus vaccine had begun – and almost 300,000 of us are already considerably safer as a result. This should be grounds for national pride and renewed optimism- but 1 in 4 Nigerians don’t trust the government enough to get vaccinated. A recent survey from the Africa Centre for Disease Control and…
31 Mar
Notwithstanding heightened division in opinion, negative propaganda and the deepening conspiracy theory against COVID-19 vaccine, Nigeria took delivery of 3.92 million doses of the vaccine on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
22 Mar
Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara on Monday at the Government House, Gusau, received his first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine against Coronavirus (COVID-19).
21 Mar
The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), has advised Nigerians to ensure the Astrazeneca vaccine
21 Mar
The arrival of long-awaited Coronavirus vaccines from reputable pharmaceutical companies across the world was greeted with a sigh of relief.
17 Mar
The Director-General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, had said that AstraZeneca Vaccine is safe. Ihekweazu stated at the Alex Ekwueme Federal Teaching Hospital (AE-FUTHA) in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, during the commissioning of a molecular Laboratory built by the NCDC noted that no medical intervention in the world can save more than…
13 Mar
The World Health Organization said there was no reason to stop using AstraZeneca's Covid-19 jab after several countries suspended rollout over blood clot fears, while the hard-hit United States exceeded 100 million doses of vaccine administered to its people.
11 Mar
Italian medicine agency AIFA Thursday said it has banned the use of a batch of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine after the death of a serviceman. The Italian news agency ANSA said the serviceman died in Sicily. ANSA reported that AIFA banned doses from the ABV2856 batch being given as a precautionary measure after reports of "serious…
5 Mar
Dr Ngong Cyprian was the first person to be vaccinated as Nigeria on Friday began COVID-19 vaccination at the National Hospital in Abuja. Meet the first set of health care workers to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine also included Faith E. Eragbai, who is a nurse and doctors Nuru Joseph Thairu Yunusa. “It’s a momentous occasion…
2 Mar
The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has declared as safe and efficacious, AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, as Nigeria takes delivery of 3.92 doses of the vaccine.


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 The latest global passport index has ranked Nigeria 103 out of 116 countries with the most powerful international passports in the world. Nigeria is sharing the 103rd position with Ethiopia in the 2021 Henley Passport Index. A Nigerian passport, according to the report only guarantees visa-free access to 45 countries of the world. The…
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A Kenyan police officer on Tuesday shot dead six people, including his wife, and wounded two others before turning the gun on himself, police said.
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A massive fire ripped through an overcrowded prison in Burundi before dawn on Tuesday, with fears of heavy casualties as many inmates were still sleeping at the time, witnesses said.
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Lagos State Police Command has arrested three students of Dowen College over the death of Sylvester Oromoni jnr. Lagos police commissioner Hakeem Odumosu disclosed that three out of the five students are already in custody. Before his death, Oromoni had named five students who he claimed attacked him in his dormitory, inflicting on him multiple…
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The United Arab Emirates is slashing its official working week to four-and-a-half days and moving its weekend to Saturday and Sunday in a major shift aimed at improving competitiveness, officials said on Tuesday.