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Senegal institute wins $50m in boost to Africa’s vaccine capacity

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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI) will invest up to $50 million over 10 years to help Senegal's Institut Pasteur expand...

China’s relaxed zero COVID policy and the world in 2023, By...

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This piece may appear alarmist but the truth is that once bitten, twice shy, as an adage says. The world cannot afford to be...

A letter to Sam, By Azu Ishiekwene

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Dear Chairman, It was about this time eight years ago, wasn’t it? I’m talking of course of when you took what was perhaps the most...

Will Ghanaian President survive this storm? By Azu Ishiekwene

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Not so long ago, he was the poster boy of what looked like an African renaissance. Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo didn’t only know what to...

COVID-19: Again, NPHCDA appeals to Nigerians to get vaccinated

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By ADEROGBA GEORGE ABUJA- The National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) has again appealed to Nigerianswho are yet to be vaccinated to get the...

China hands over pharmaceutical warehouse to Zimbabwe

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By UMMUL IDRIS HARARE- China has handed over a multi-million dollar pharmaceutical warehouse to the Zimbabwean government. The pharmaceutical warehouse is expected to boost Zimbabwe’s drug...

Japanese PM starts working remotely after contracting COVID-19

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By CECILIA ODEY TOKYO- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida began working remotely Monday after testing positive for COVID-19 a day earlier, the government’s top spokesperson...

COVID-19: Lagos leads as NCDC records 144 new cases

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By ABUJAH RACHEAL ABUJA- Lagos State is ahead of other states of the federation in the latest COVID-19 cases,  the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control...

COVID-19: Akwa Ibom leads as NCDC confirms 517 new cases

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By ABUJAH RACHEAL ABUJA- Akwa Ibom is driving Nigeria’s latest COVID-19 surge as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) confirms 517 additional infections between...

Osinbajo upbeat on new Nigeria

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By CHIJIOKE OKORONKWO ABUJA- Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says a Nigeria free of its past, current challenges and engaging the future with the best tools in...

U.S. President Biden has COVID-19, experiencing ‘very mild symptoms’

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WASHINGTON- U.S. President Joe Biden has been diagnosed with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and is experiencing “very mild symptoms,” according to a White House statement on...

NAPTIP, Foundation begin rigorous training for anti-human trafficking task force

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By ADEROGBA GEORGE ABUJA- The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) began a four-day intensive training for members. The Bootcamp was organised...

IPMAN wants petroleum authorities to enforce approved price on private depot...

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By ZUBAIRU IDRIS KANO- The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has urged the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) to mandate...

AIB begins investigation into Overland aircraft ‘accident

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By YUNUS YUSUF IKEJA- The Accident Investigation Bureau Nigeria (AIB-N) has begun preliminary investigation into the accident involving Overland aircraft on its approach at the...

World Blood Donor Day: Donating one unit of blood can save...

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By FRANCA OFILI ABUJA- The World Health Organisation (WHO) says that donating just one unit of blood can save the lives of up to three...

Buhari-led administration best at enriching democracy – SGF

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By EMMANUEL OLONIRUHA and EMMANUEL MOGBEDE ABUJA- The administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is best at sustaining the momentum of entrenching democracy in this country,...

Court sentences murders of Fasoranti’s daughter to death by hanging

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By OLUWAFEMI OJO AKURE- An Ondo State High Court has sentenced three out of four suspected killers of the 58-year-old daughter of the national leader...

President Buhari departs Madrid for Abuja after 3-day official visit

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By ISMAILA CHAFE Madrid- President Muhammadu Buhari departed Madrid on a return journey to Abuja on Friday at the end of a three-day state visit.The...

Obansanjo, Dangote to feature at 29th Afreximbank Annual meetings

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By OKEOGHENE AKUBUIKE ABUJA- The 29th Afreximbank Annual Meetings holding in Cairo, Egypt, will feature former President of Nigeria, Dr Olusegun Obasanjo and Mr Aliko...

Mixed reactions trail FG’s plan to impose tax on phone calls

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By ABUJAH RACHEAL ABUJA- A cross section of Nigerians have reacted against a new Federal Government directive to impose tax on telephone calls, according to...