If oestrogen can save women from COVID-19, they should be given it

TAKE the compelling case of the effect of oestrogen, the female hormone, on the coronavirus. Quite simply, research suggests that women with...

In Ekiti, G- level two to 12 workers to resume Monday

EKITI State Government has directed all public office holders from Grade Level two to 12 to resume work on Monday, March 8,...

WHO: One in four people may develop hearing issues by 2050

World Health Organisation, (WHO), has today cautioned that one in four person of the world's population will suffer from hearing problems by...

Merkel warns against COVID-19 mutation as Germany’s death toll surpasses 70,000

MORE than 70,000 people have died from COVID-19 in Germany, according to official figures.   The country's agency for...

J&J COVID-19 vaccine distribution begins tomorrow

BIDEN Senior administration officials has said that the first shots of Johnson & Johnson's coronavirus vaccine could be administered as early as...

New York’s movie theaters to reopen

MOVIE theaters in New York City will partially reopen next month, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday, the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions...

Austria hopes to contain COVID-19 through millions of tests

WHILE Austria has struggled to contain the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, it is fast emerging as a world leader in...

Nigeria seizes Vietnam bound pangolin scales

NIGERIA has seized pangolin scales and tusks and bones from endangered species allegedly bound for export to Vietnam, a senior customs official...

Real Madrid coach, Zidane tests positive for COVID-19

REAL Madrid Football Club, Spain has today announced that Head Coach, Zinedine Zidane has tested positive for COVID-19.  ...

Biden reverses Trump’s visa ban on Nigeria, other countries

NEWLY inaugurated US President, Joe Biden has reversed Donald Trump's policy restricting the granting of immigrant visas to Nigerians.

Pope appoints Bishop Kukah into Vatican’s human rights’ body

THE Holy Father, Pope Francis has appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Sokoto, His Lordship, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, as a Member...

Duration of isolation, precautions for adults with COVID-19

CONCENTRATIONS of SARS-CoV-2 RNA measured in upper respiratory specimens decline after onset of symptoms, Centre for Disease Control  data 2020 reveal.

Twitter suspends QAnon-Linked US lawmaker’s account

A NEWLY elected Republican congresswoman known for promoting QAnon conspiracy theories Marjorie Taylor Greene has accused Twitter of censorship after her account...

NIN mandatory for foreign diplomats – FG

THE federal government has disclosed that the National Identity Number (NIN) is mandatory for foreign diplomats who will reside in Nigeria for...

LASU medical students to self-isolate after three COVID-19 positive tests

LAGOS State University says three students of the state's University College of Medicine (LASUCOM) tested positive for COVID-19, leading the institution to...

Christmas without fears

ACCORDING to National Executive Council's resolution, all physical gatherings and instead opt for virtual meetings, whenever possible. If physical meetings must be...

U.S congressmen to get COVID-19 vaccine in first round – Experts

MEMBERS of the U.S. Congress may take next priority in vaccination for COVID-19 as the distribution of the first tranche of vaccine...

Allergy forces U.S to revise COVID-19 vaccine protocol

THE US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said yesterday it was working with Pfizer to revise a fact sheet for recipients of...

COVID-19 vaccines: Teachers should be priority – UNICEF

THE head of the UN children's agency, UNICEF, today called for teachers to be among those given priority access to COVID-19 vaccines.

Jordan approves Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

JORDAN announced yesterday that it had approved emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, as the United States kicks off a mass vaccination...

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Lockdowns, curfews vital to break Germany’s third wave Merkel

GERMAN Chancellor, Angela Merkel has urged lawmakers to approve new powers that would allow her to force coronavirus lockdowns and curfews on...

China ready to step up climate change cooperation with France, Germany

CHINA is willing to strengthen cooperation with France and Germany to cope with climate change, President Xi Jinping has told his French...

Food prices soar in West Africa amid conflicts, COVID-19 – WFP

ACCORDING to World Food Programme (WFP), food prices in West Africa have jumped more than 30% since last year to their highest...

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AUSTRALIA has today reported its first fatality from blood clots in a recipient of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shot, and its regulator said there...

Lightening kills eight-yr-old pupil in Bayelsa

AN EIGHT-year-old student of Matha Day Secondary School, Imiringi, in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Master Stephen Akana, has been...

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