Kayode Alabi, Kwara’s Deputy Governor and Chairman of the State Technical Committee on COVID-19, and his wife, Abieyuwa, have tested positive for the virus. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that both the deputy governor and his wife submitted themselves for the test after they showed slight symptoms of...
The Federal Government has donated N67 million worth of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to aid the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic in Sao Tome and Principe. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, disclosed this on Monday during a briefing by the PTF in...
Trafficking in Persons has been identified as one of the major factors capable of heightening the spread of Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), and HIV infections globally. Speaking on Friday in Abuja, Executive Director, UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Dr Natalia Kanem, said traffickers preyed upon the poor and the vulnerable, binding...
A group, Safe Mamahood, on Friday urged nursing mothers to exclusively breastfeed their children for six months as the best source of nutrition for the infant. The coordinator of the initiative, Ms Vivian Agomuo, speaking in Lagos ahead of the 2020 World Breastfeeding Week, which starts from August 1 to...
China has rejected charges that hackers linked to its government targeted biotech firm Moderna Inc, a leading US-based coronavirus vaccine research developer, to steal data. The accusations are baseless and without evidence and China does not need to and does not engage in technology theft, foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin...
Google’s $2.1 billion bid for fitness tracker maker Fitbit will face a full-scale EU antitrust investigation next week, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Alphabet Inc unit Google this month offered not to use Fitbit’s health data to help it target ads in an attempt to address EU...
Eli Lilly and Co said on Thursday it had started mid-stage testing of one of its experimental treatments for COVID-19, as the drug-maker reported second-quarter sales that missed estimates due to the pandemic. The company has been working on two antibody treatments, LY-CoV555 in partnership with Canadian biotech AbCellera, and...
The Federal Government has been called upon to follow through on a pledge it made in 2016 and make the treatment of hepatitis affordable all over the country, in order to kick the illness out of the country. The call was made by the Centre for Information and Development (CFID),...
E.ON will work with SAP to develop a platform aimed at standardising data of its vast network of gas and power grids. First outcomes from the collaboration are expected in mid-2022, E.ON said in a statement, adding that cloud solutions would reduce costs by more than 40% in the long-term. “This...
Acronis adds DeviceLocks leading device control and endpoint data leak prevention solutions to its list of capabilities in order to deliver an even higher level of cyber protection to every business. Global leader in cyber protection, Acronis, on Sunday announced the acquisition of DeviceLock Inc., a leading provider of endpoint...
Autonomobike autonomy and driver assistance company Velodyne has announced a three-year sales agreement with leading provider of traffic management and speed measurement systems, Parifex, to improve roadway safety. Parifex uses Velodyne Lidar sensors in its traffic monitoring solutions which can help reduce road accident rates and enhance roadway safety. Also, Parifex...
The National Hospital, Abuja, on Saturday, said that 10 coronavirus patients have so far died at its isolation centre. The hospital’s Spokesperson, Dr Tayo Hastrup, announced the figure when a non-profit organisation, the District Grand Lodge of Nigeria, came to donate face masks and hand sanitiser to the hospital in...
Young people interested in coding will get the opportunity to be part of a six-week, online, immersive, entrepreneurial, creative and problem-solving bootcamp to build their coding capacity and proficiency. An IT company, Derasoft Consulting, says it is partnering with Whistler Communications Limited to organise the bootcamp dubbed ‘#CodeCamp for Youths’. A statement...
The Federal Government has officially inaugurated the implementation of the second phase of the Partnership for Expanded Water Sanitation and Hygiene (PEWASH) to improve access to safe water supply and sanitation in 10 states. The PEWASH programme started in two pilot states of Kano and Ogun, while the new partnership...
Leading AI and digitalization company, DGWorld, says it has launched the new version of its humanoid robot at the Ai Everything Summer Conference which held on July 16, 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The humanoid, WIZO, serves a multi-functional purpose in pushing beyond the boundaries and limitations of...
Widespread coronavirus vaccination could begin in the middle of next year, the chief scientist of the World Health Organisation, Soumya  Swaminathan said. She expressed cautious optimism about the state of the research and development process in an interview with dpa. “We have now over 20 candidates in clinical studies. “So we are...
By our Taraba correspondent  As part of efforts to tackle community transmission of the novel Corona Virus in Taraba State, the State Primary Health Development Agency (TSPHCDA) in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) have begun strengthening community structures to create more awareness and spread useful information in...