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Felix Onuah

Nigeria to seek COVID-19 vaccines less dependent on cooling facilities -official

Jan 19 2021

ABUJA Nigeria will seek to procure vaccines that are less dependent on cooling facilities, the head of the country's primary healthcare agency said on Tuesday, adding that talks were in progress with Russia and India to procure such vaccines.

Nigeria requests 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses from African Union

Jan 19 2021

ABUJA Nigeria has written to the African Union to request 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to supplement the COVAX programme and has allocated $26 million for licensed vaccine production, the health minister said on Monday.

Nigeria aims to get 42 million COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX scheme

Jan 06 2021

ABUJA Nigeria hopes to get 42 million COVID-19 vaccines to cover one-fifth of its population through the global COVAX scheme, said Faisal Shuaib, head of the country's primary healthcare agency, on Tuesday.

Nigeria expects to get its first COVID-19 vaccine doses in January

Dec 16 2020

ABUJA Nigeria expects to receive its first doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in January, the country's health minister said on Wednesday, but officials do not yet know which one they will get.

Nigeria warned of possible new COVID-19 wave, authorities eye vaccine in early 2021

Dec 10 2020

Abuja ( Nigeria may be on the verge of a second wave of COVID-19 infections, the health minister warned on Thursday, as another official said the country expects to roll out a vaccine by April next year.

Nigeria may be on verge of second wave of COVID-19 infections warns health minister

Dec 10 2020

Abuja, Dec 10 (Nigeria may be on the verge of a second wave of COVID-19 infections amid rising number of confirmed cases in Africa's most populous country over the last few weeks, the health minister said on Thursday.

Nigeria should sanction CNN for report on shooting of protesters: minister

Nov 19 2020

ABUJA Nigeria should sanction CNN for a report that the country's military shot and killed protesters demonstrating against police brutality, a minister said on Thursday, but the U.S. channel defended its reporting.

Nigeria's president vows to prevent repeat of anti-police brutality protests

Nov 17 2020

ABUJA Nigeria's president will do what it takes to prevent a repeat of demonstrations against police brutality last month that led to unrest in which dozens of protesters and police were killed and more than 200 buildings torched, the police minister said.

Nigeria's Buhari signs law to create credit tribunal to improve loan recovery

Nov 13 2020

ABUJA, Nov 13 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a law to create a credit tribunal that will improve loan recovery and strengthen the regulatory framework for managing failing or distressed lenders, the presidency said on Friday.

Nigerian police mobilize to quell worst unrest in two decades

Oct 24 2020

ABUJA/LAGOS Nigeria's police chief ordered the immediate mobilisation of all force resources on Saturday to try to control the worst street violence in Africa's most populous country in two decades stemming from protests against police brutality. | Video

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