Thursday, 1st June 2023


27 Apr
British drugmaker AstraZeneca on Thursday posted soaring net profit in the first quarter as significant one-off costs were not repeated. Robust sales of cancer treatments, offsetting a slump in demand for Covid-related treatments, helped also to boost profits after tax. Net earnings leapt almost five-fold to $1.8 billion (1.6 billion euros) in the three months…
16 Sep 2022
AstraZeneca's Evusheld drug has been recommended for marketing in the European Union to treat patients at risk of death from Covid, the British pharmaceutical group said Friday.
5 Aug 2022
World Health Organisation (WHO), yesterday, offered an explanation why healthy life expectancy in the African region increased on average by 10 years per person between 2000 and 2019.
29 Jul 2022
Covid-vaccine maker AstraZeneca said Friday that profits fell sharply in the first half on ballooning costs linked to its takeover of US biotech firm Alexion.
21 Jul 2022
Scientists have made recommendations on how Nigeria can match the United States (U.S.), United Kingdom (U.K.), China and Japan in development of Science and Technology.
22 Apr 2022
The world's largest vaccine maker, the Serum Institute of India, has halted production of the locally made version of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine due to falling demand, its chief executive said Friday.
3 Mar 2022
As Nigeria marks the one-year anniversary of the first shipment of COVID-19 vaccines to the country today through the COVAX facility, efforts are being made to ensure
23 Dec 2021
British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca said Thursday that a third, or "booster", dose of its Covid-19 vaccine Vaxzevria "significantly" lifted antibody levels against the Omicron strain in a laboratory study.
8 Dec 2021
Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire has reacted to media reports alleging that about 1 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine expired in Nigeria last month.
12 Nov 2021
British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, which is selling its Covid vaccine at cost price, said Friday that it had fallen into a loss in the third quarter.
11 Oct 2021
British pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca on Monday revealed more positive results from a trial of a treatment for Covid-19 symptoms. The drug, made from a combination of two antibodies, achieved a "statistically significant reduction in severe Covid-19 or death" in non-hospitalised patients with mild-to-moderate symptoms, AstraZeneca said in a statement. The group's treatment, known as AZD7442,…
17 Sep 2021
The Ekiti State Government has debunked the rumour that some COVID-19 vaccines are spoilt due to the lack of electricity supply in the state.


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The Upper Sharia Court of Appeal No 1 sitting in Bauchi has issued a bench warrant on the Imam of Dutsen-Tanshi Jumma’at Mosque Dr Idris Abdul’aziz following his failure to appear before the court. Abdul’aziz is standing trial over allegation of incitement of public disturbance of peace and blasphemy. He was alleged to have passed…
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A Russian court imposed a fine on US messenger service WhatsApp on Thursday for failing to delete banned content. The three-million-rouble ($37,000) fine was the first imposed on WhatsApp for such an offence. WhatsApp's parent company, Meta, was banned and branded "extremist" by Russian authorities last year. Meta's other platforms, Facebook and Instagram, were blocked…
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Eight Croatians held in Zambia for nearly six months on child trafficking charges were acquitted on Thursday and will return home as soon as possible, the government in Zagreb said. The group, comprising four couples, were arrested in early December while trying to leave Zambia along with four children from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.…
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The Election Petitions Tribunal in Ondo State on Thursday dismissed the petition filed by the House Representatives candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Ilaje/Ese-Odo Federal Constituency, Tunji Balogun, challenging the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Donald Ojogo, who won the March 18 poll. The petition was dismissed by the…
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Ethnic Serbs gathered again in a flashpoint town in north Kosovo on Thursday at the site of clashes earlier this week with NATO-led forces, as Washington urged both Belgrade and Pristina to diffuse tensions. In the northern town of Zvecan, some 70 protesters -- significantly fewer than crowds seen on previous days -- rallied outside…