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MSF urges rich countries to back COVID vaccine patent waiver

MSF urges rich countries to back COVID vaccine patent waiver

International medical charity Doctors Without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontieres, or MSF) has urged rich countries to stop blocking a patent waiver plan that could boost the global production of coronavirus vaccines. Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will meet [...]

April 23, 2021 Health issues
Lagos govt opens up on COVID-19 vaccines side effect

Lagos govt opens up on COVID-19 vaccines side effect

The Lagos State Government has admitted that following the administration of the first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, few persons vaccinated experienced what is termed Adverse Events Following Immunisation (AEFI) or Adverse Event of Special Interest (AESI). The state’s [...]

April 23, 2021 Health issues
NEC backs finance minister, says no money printed

NEC backs finance minister, says no money printed

The National Economic Council (NEC) has denied the federal government printed money to boost allocations to states in March, brushing aside explanations by the central bank governor that the bank was within its rights to do so. The government had [...]

April 23, 2021 Finance
Teacher Arrested For Sleeping With Male Pupils

Teacher Arrested For Sleeping With Male Pupils

The Oyo State police command on Thursday paraded a primary school teacher, Ebenezer Olawuyi for sleeping with two of his male pupils.   The 30-year-old, Olawuyi said he lured the pupils to his house to mark examination scripts for him and [...]

April 23, 2021 Crime
Rivers Teachers Protest Non-payment Of 5 Years

Rivers Teachers Protest Non-payment Of 5 Years

Some government primary and secondary school teachers in Rivers State, yesterday, protested non-payment of their five years salaries by the state government. The protesters, who took over the entrance of the Rivers State Government House with placards bearing different inscriptions [...]

April 23, 2021 Human rights