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WHO says $28.5bn urgently needed to finance COVID-19 tools accelerator

The WHO says 28.5 billion dollars is urgently needed to finance the access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator  to ensure equitable and worldwide access...

Vatican offers free coronavirus tests to the poor in Rome

The Vatican has been offering free coronavirus swab tests as part of its charity for the poor in Rome, it said in a statement...

COVID-19: CBN says it expends N3.5 trillion to enhance economic growth

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),  says it has so far made a total of N3.5trillion disbursements to cushion the effect of COVID-19 pandemic...

South African pharma firm signs deal to produce COVID-19

South African pharmaceutical company Aspen Pharmacare on Monday signed a deal with two subsidiaries of Johnson and Johnson to manufacture the multinational firm’s candidate...

COVID-19: FG approves N4bn bailout for indigenous airlines

The Federal Government has approved N4 billion as a bailout fund to airlines to cushion the effects of the impact of the devastation of...

Pope Francis dedicates All Souls prayers to victims of COVID-19

Pope Francis on Monday offered his All Souls prayers especially for those who lost their lives due to the coronavirus pandemic. “Today we pray for...

FG arraigns 2 Nigerians involved in multi-dollar COVID-19 PPE fraud

The Federal Government on Monday arraigned two Nigerians who allegedly cloned a Dutch company to defraud it of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPP) worth...

WHO DG contracts COVID-19

Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Ghebreyesus has tested positive for COVID-19. He announced the status in a series of tweet on...

Angry youths storms Covid-19 palliative warehouse in Osun, cart away food items

Some angry and hungry Nigerian youths in Osun on Friday stormed a warehouse in Ede town, where Covid-19 palliatives were allegedly stored, and carted...

COVID-19: FCTA decentralises emergency operation centre

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has concluded arrangements to move COVID-19 Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to its six Area Councils with a view...

COVID-19: CBN introduces healthcare intervention scheme

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as part of its policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic, introduces the Healthcare Care Sector Research and Development ...

Nigeria records 136 new COVID-19 cases, total cases now 58,460

Nigeria recorded 136 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total infections to 58,460. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known on its official...
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