Finally, FDA authorizes emergency use of remdesivir for coronavirus drug

14 ViewsThe Food and Drug Administration on Friday issued an emergency use authorization for remdesivir, in a bid to help patients get quicker access to the first antiviral to show promise against Covid-19 infections. The authorization comes two days after data from a government trial suggested the experimental drug can help patients recover faster and may reduce death rates compared to a placebo. The nation’s top infectious disease doctor, Anthony Fauci, said the results make remdesivir the new standard of care as researchers continue to develop more effective options. But…

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COVID-19: Lockdown Ogun state defy Buhari’s orders to continues till May 9 – Gov Abiodun

6 ViewsGovernor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State said the COVID-19 lockdown in the state will now end on May 9. Abiodun disclosed this on Friday, at a press conference he addressed at the Okemosan Governor’s office, Abeokuta. In his reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari’s order that lockdown be relaxed on May 3 in Ogun, Lagos and Abuja, Abiodun said “for us in Ogun State, the extension will now end on Sunday, 9th May, that is, taking into consideration the initial one week of grace granted us by Mr. President.” However,…

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FG to disband FRSC, Christians Pilgrimage, Hajj Commission, five other agencies listed for repeal in Oransaye’s report

12 ViewsFOLLOWING President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to consider the recommendations of Stephen Oransaye-led report on Restructuring and Rationalisation of the Federal Government’s Parastatals, Commissions and Agencies, there are seven major government agencies considered for scrap. These agencies are the Fiscal Responsibility Commission, National Poverty Eradication Programme, Utilities Charges Commission (UCC), National Economic Intelligence Committee, Nigerian Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). In the 103 pages of the white paper, the report stated that the Act establishing the listed agencies…

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COVID-19: WHO to commence vaccine trials in Nigeria,

13 ViewsThe World Health Organisation (WHO) has disclosed Nigeria has indicated interest to be part of the solidarity trial of a vaccine for coronavirus (COVID-19) and that efforts are underway to start the process in the country. The WHO Country Representative in Nigeria, Dr Fiona Braka made this disclosure at the daily briefing of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 of which she is a member. According to her, there are rigorous processes involved in approving a vaccine for any disease adding that 89 vaccines are currently in development globally. Braka…

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Abia Govt Relaxes Lockdown, Reopens Churches, Keke Operations

9 ViewsThe Governor of Abia State, Gov Okezie Ikpeazu has relaxed the lockdown occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic in the state, four weeks after it was announced. The Governor made this announcement on Friday 1st of May, 2020 while briefing newsmen in Umuahia. Recall that the lockdown was part of the measures taken by the government to check the spread of Coronavirus in the state. Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu, who announced the easing of the lockdown while briefing newsmen at the government house umuahia however, said that all borders in the state…

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COVID-19: Ganduje playing politics with his own people, Rejects Kwankwaso’s Hospital As Isolation Center

10 ViewsKwankwasiyya Foundation has disclosed that Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduhe, has rejected the former Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso’s donation of a newly-built 60-bed capacity hospital as isolation center for Coronavirus patients in the state. “Millions of lives are at stake but Ganduje is playing politics with the donation of the hospital by Kwankwasiyya Foundation. “Gov. Ganduje refused to take a donation of a hospital as an isolation center from Kwankwaso in order to save lives in Kano because of a mere political grudge,” the foundation wrote.  

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BREAKING: Founder of DAAR Communications, 7 Family Members Test Positive For Coronavirus

13 ViewsThe founder of DAAR Communications Plc, High Chief Raymond Dokpesi and his daughter-in law along with six members of his family have tested positive for Coronavirus. This is coming 3 days after his son and Chairman of the board of the company, Raymond Dokpesi Jnr also tested positive for the virus. A test conducted by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, on the Dokpesi family came out positive for eight members of the family. High Chief Dokpesi and the affected family members have been evacuated by the Nigeria…

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COVID-19: BA To Sack 12,000 Workers

30 ViewsBritish Airways is set to slash up to 12,000 jobs as part of a restructuring plan forced on the carrier by the fallout from the novel coronavirus, its parent company IAG said on Tuesday. The firm said its plans were still under consultation but it was “likely that they will affect most of British Airways’ employees and may result in the redundancy of up to 12,000”. Passenger demand would take “several years” to return to 2019 levels, it added. International Airlines Group, which also owns Iberia and Vueling, saw…

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Breaking News: Ex-Vice President, Atiku, Sacks 46 Staff On May Day

11 ViewsAs many as 46 staff of media outfit owned by Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, have been sacked. Atiku Abubakar Forty-six staff of Gotel Communications, a media outfit owned by Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, have been sacked by the organisation. Gotel Communication is a  television and radio broadcast conglomerate transmitting from Yola, the Adamawa State capital. The affected staff were handed their respective sack letters on Friday, being Workers Day. It was signed by the General Manager, Mohammed El-Yakub. A copy of the sack letter seen…

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States Nasarawa To Repatriate 35 Almajarai To Kogi

15 ViewsNasarawa State Government has concluded plans to return 4,443 Almajarai to their states of origin. According to a reliable source, the Almajirai from outside the state will be transported and reunited with their families, adding that buses have been arranged for the exercise, which will kick off in few days. The Almajirai are from nineteen states and the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) Abuja, the source added. The distribution is as follows: Adamawa 207, Bauchi 701, Benue 34, Borno 24, Enugu 1, Gombe 55 and Jigawa 273. Others are: Kaduna…

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