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NAFDAC Approves Malaria R21 Vaccine for use

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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says the agency has approved the provisional use of the R21 malaria vaccine.

The Director General of the Agency Professor Mojisola Adeyeye stated this while briefing newsmen in Abuja.

The R21 Malaria vaccine is an adjuvanted protein vaccine presented as a sterile solution. A dose which is 0.5ml is composed of R21 Malaria antigen ready-to-use liquid formulation for intramuscular injection.

Professor Adeyeye confirmed that the vaccine has passed through the rigorous test in line with global standards, and the outcome of the tests was satisfactory, before the approval for use

Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, noted that the approval of the R21 malaria vaccine makes Nigeria the second country in the world to approve its use after Ghana.

She told Newsmen that Nigeria expects to get at least 100,000 doses of the new vaccine in donations before the market authorisation.

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NASS to suspend legislative activities to honour late colleague

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The national Assembly has suspended all legislative functions in honour of late Ekene Abubakar Adams .

Until his death on Tuesday morning after a brief illness, Adams was chairman, House Committee on Sports, and representing Chikun/Kajuru federal constituency of Kaduna State.

Adams’ close friend, Mr Mike Obasi, confirmed the death to our reporter via a WhatsApp message.

Hon. Adams, a former general manager of Kada City FC and Remo Stars, was elected into the House of Representatives on the platform of Labour Party (LP) in 2023. With his sports background as a former athlete and administrator, he was appointed the Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Sports, the position he occupied until his death on Tuesday morning, July 16, 2024.

LEADERSHIP reports that Adams’ death was the second to hit the House within a week following the death of Hon. Olaide Akinremi (Jagaban) from Oyo State, who passed away on Wednesday, July 10.

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Female Journalist needs N5 million for brain surgery, appeals for assistance

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By David Odama

A 38-year female journalist in Bauchi State, Hafsat Abdulhamid Adebayo is seeking a financial assistance to enable her undergo brain surgery.
Adebayo has been
battling to raise N5 million is said to have been suffering from brain tumour.

Sources said she has been bedridden for the last four years since diagnosed with a brain tumor at the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) after several efforts at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital Bauchi.

Her elder sister, Aishat Abdulhamid said Hafsat’s sickness started four years ago, adding “She has really suffered a lot, we have spent all our savings; friends, family and colleagues have really tried. She had a surgery last year with the intervention of the Bauchi State Government where the tumour was evacuated and was recovering at home.

“We are currently at the JUTH. We were told that she has to undergo another emergency surgery. As we speak, for more than a week, she cannot eat, talk and walk. The consultant told us that she will have the operation this week. We appeal to Nigerians to assist us, may God bless.”

Hafsat Adebayo, a mother, can be reached via: 0802 625 7016, 0903 070 6524 or through her account details; 0100070850 Access Bank Hafsat Abdulhamid Adebayo

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PDP, Lawmakers, Journalists, others eulogize Ex -NOA DG at 60

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By David Odama

Stakeholders, Opposition People’s Democratic party, Journalists and other Nigerians have called for recognition and celebration of Nigerian who have paid their dues by contributing to the unity and growth of the nation.

Speaking while rejoicing with the former National Orientation Agency NOA Director General, Mike Omeri at 60 said recognition of eminent Nigerians who have paid their dues would not only encourage hard work, unity of purpose and growth but spur others to put in there best in there field of endeavours.

Chairman of the People’s Democratic party PDP in Nasarawa state, Hon. Francis Orogu in a congratulatory message to Dr mike Omeri, regretted that rather than glorifying Nigerians especially those saddled with higher responsibilities, have been celebrating mediocres and those he said have brought sorrows, hardship to the country.

“We have celebrated enough mediocres in the past those who have contributed and sacrifice their time working for the unity, growth and togetherness of of our country should recognized and celebrated.
This will not only spur others to put in their best and moke Nigeria a better place to live in”, Orogu stated.

While praying God to give the former NOA DG more rewarding years, Orogu also wished him ample and adequate strength to forge ahead in sound health, more wisdom, guidance and protection.

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Also felicitating with Dr Omeri on his 60th birthday, PDP Lawmakers in the Nasarawa state House of Assembly called on the people of the state to continue to pay tribute to leaders who have exemplified themselves in their life time. succeed.
According to the Lawmakers, the achievements and important life moments deserve to be recognized and celebrated adding that Mike’s contribution to the stability of the state would continue to linger in Nasarawa state.

They however acknowledged the support the support they received during their electoral campaigns and prayed God to give him a peaceful life in his remaining time on earth.

While describing NOA former DG as a broad-minded Nigerian who has continually embraced unity, peace, tolerance and oneness in his public and private life which has earned him admirers widely, called on Omeri to continue to live a life full of admiration.

Some Journalist who spoke on the former information commissioner in Nasarawa state described him as an outstanding media practitioner, a politician and a dogged fighter for democracy

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