COVID-19:Nigerian governors seek more UN assistance over coronavirus

The Nigeria Governors Forum, on Tuesday, asked the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Nigeria’s Amina Mohammed, to facilitate additional assistance to states in their bid to deal with the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chairman of the forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi, with the company of his Imo and Adamawa State counterparts, Senator Hope Uzodinma and Umaru Fintiri …

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Pfizer CEO sells $5.6m in stock after vaccine announcement

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla sold $5.6 million of his stock in the US pharmaceutical company on the same day it announced promising results for its Covid-19 vaccine candidate, filings showed Wednesday. The company, however, has reportedly said the sale was part of a pre-arranged periodic divestment plan when the stock reaches a certain price. According to a disclosure with US …

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COVID-19 crashed global oil market, this is how super majors are riding out the storm

Coronavirus pandemic has taken a wreaking ball to the finances of big oil companies Share The Coronavirus pandemic has taken a wreaking ball to the finances of big oil companies and now they are clawing back on costs, reallocating resources and diversifying investments to ride out this storm. Chevron, which, last Friday reported its second straight quarter of losses after …

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NAFDAC blacklist Indian company over falsified drugs

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has blacklisted an Indian company for allegedly manufacturing falsified drugs for a pharmaceutical company located in Lagos. According to the agency, the company illegally manufactured variations of ciprofloxacin tablets, instead of the approved formulation for export to Nigeria. The Director-General of NAFDAC, Moji Adeyeye, who made the announcement in a …

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Health workers express sexual harassments by patients, employers

Some female health workers in the country have described how their patients harass them for sex. They also allege that apart from their patients, relations of the people they treat, as well as their superior male officers and employers also press them for sex. The United Nations describes sexual harassment as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, attempted rape …

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I will attend trial when doctor certifies my knee healed – Maina

The Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Task Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, has said he will resume his trial only when his doctor gives him a clean bill of health. Maina, who claimed to be suffering from knee injuries, spoke in a recorded video clip which circulated online on Thursday. The about six-and-a-half-minute-long video clip showed him fielding questions from an …

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PTF says 80 passengers tested positive seven days after arrival

THE Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Tuesday justified the repeat COVID-19 test being conducted on international travellers after seven days of their arrival to the country. The National Coordinator of the PTF, Dr Sani Aliyu, said at the taskforce’s briefing in Abuja that a significant number of 80 out of the 2,403 tests carried out when the exercise began …

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Low compliance to usage of Mask by Lagosian

“The government’s ability to harness public trust is crucial for managing the COVID-19 pandemic and finding ways out of the crisis. A major driver is that the social contract between the Nigerian government and her citizens only seems to come into existence during elections, causing a lack of trust in the government, and widespread skepticism about its coronavirus messaging. A …

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COVID 19 – US breaks jinx with over one million virus tests in a day

The United States set a one-day record with over 1 million coronavirus diagnostic tests being performed, but the country needs 6 million to 10 million a day to bring outbreaks under control, according to various experts. The United States set a one-day record with over 1 million coronavirus diagnostic tests being performed, but the country needs 6 million to 10 …

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Full Church service Reopening: NMA, CAN disagree in Lagos

The Christian Association of Nigeria, Lagos State, has commended the decision of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to fully reopen churches, saying it is the right thing to do. But the Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos chapter, described the decision to fully open worship centres in the state as hasty. The Chairman of CAN, Apostle Alexander Bamgbola, told The PUNCH that prayers were …

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