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UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD DEVELOPS CHEAPER COVID-19 VACCINE

The University of Oxford has developed a cheaper coronavirus vaccine with an easier mode of storage following Pfizer and Moderna. The UK prime minister Boris Johnson applauded the development adding that the UK government has pre-ordered a hundred million doses of the vaccine, which is enough to immunize fifty million …

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PERU ELECTS NEW INTERIM PRESIDENT

Peru’s congress has elected a new interim president after two days without a head of state as the country reels from an intense week of pro-democracy protests marked by accusations of police brutality. Francisco Sagasti, an industrial engineer and member of the only political party that voted against the ousting …

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FG TO ACQUIRE $750M WORLD BANK TO SUPPORT ECONOMY AND VULNERABLE HOUSEHOLDS

The Federal Government is in the process of accessing a $750m World Bank loan for states. The Minister of Finance, Budget, and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this in Abuja yesterday at the inauguration of the Federal Steering Committees of the Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus, also …

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NIGERIA AND USA TO LEAD GLOBAL COALITION AGAINST TERROR GROUP….OFFICE OF THE NSA

The Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA) says Nigeria and the United States of America are committed to lead a global coalition against ISIS and other terrorist groups in the world. A statement by Office of the National Security Advisers ONSA in Abuja, today Saturday, disclosed that the decision …

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PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI CONDOLES WITH PEOPLE OF GHANA OVER THE LOSS OF THEIR FORMER PRESIDENT JERRY RAWLINGS

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the government and people of Ghana over the passing of the country’s former President, Jerry Rawlings, at the age of 73. A statement by his spokesman Mr. Femi Adesina said that President Buhari believed the passion, discipline, and moral strength that the former Ghanaian …

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AUTHORITIES ARREST OPPOSITION LEADER PASCAL AFFI N’GUESSAN FOR CREATING RIVAL GOVERNMENT

Ivory Coast opposition leader and former Prime Minister Pascal Affi N’Guessan have been arrested by the country’s prosecutors for creating a rival government after President Alassane Ouattara’s third term re-election. A spokeswoman for Affi N’Guessan Genevieve Goetzinger said on Twitter he was arrested in the southeastern town of Akoupe while …

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ASUU INSISTS RENEGOTIATION OF 2009 AGREEMENT WITH GOVERNMENT

Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU), Abuja zone has insisted it will not back down until government implements the agreements it entered into with the union. The zone comprising of the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Federal University of Lafia, and …

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ETHOPIA TO SUBDUE AUTHORITIES IN TIGRAY

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed has ordered a military offensive to subdue the authorities in Tigray state, following an alleged attack on an army base. Mr. Abiy Ahmed accused the region's ruling party, the Tigray People’s Liberation Front, TPLF, of launching the attack. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, while addressing journalists …

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PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE ON COVID-19

The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force, Dr., Sani Aliyu, has disclosed that Fifty (N50) billion naira has so far been released to states to enable them to push for increased testing of coronavirus and improved surveillance.Dr., Aliyu, urged governors to use the resources for the purpose the federal government …

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FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES PLANS TO SET UP A A MODERN VACCINE PRODUCTION COMPANY IN THE COUNTRY

Federal Government has announced plans to set up a modern vaccine production company in the country to encourage licensed indigenous production of the Coronavirus vaccines. The Minister of Health, Dr., Osagie Ehanire disclosed this at the PTF’s usual briefing in Abuja. Doctor Ehanire said that the ministry is preparing to …

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