COVID-19: Oxford Trial Suspended

The COVID-19 vaccine developed by the University of Oxford has now been halted following discovery of side effects on test subjects. According to Bloomberg, the pause, first reported by Stat on Tuesday, occurred due to a suspected serious adverse reaction in a single person participating in the trial in the UK. The health problems experienced by the individual has not been disclosed, however, the situation will add steam to the concerns of health experts calling for caution in the race for a vaccine for the highly contagious COVID-19. The pause…

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Fayose v. EFCC; Trial Stalled For Witness Absence

According to a report by PUNCH, the N2.2bn fraud trial of a former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, and a firm, Spotless Investment Limited, was stalled on Monday over the inability of the prosecution to bring its witness to court. The prosecuting counsel for the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN), told Justice C.J. Aneke of the Federal High Court in Lagos that a relative of the witness scheduled to come had been admitted into a COVID-19 isolation centre. Jacobs urged the judge to consequently adjourn…

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WHO Begins Solidarity Drug Trial In Nigeria

The World Health Organisation has commenced the solidarity trial for  the treatment of COVID-19 in Nigeria.   This was disclosed by the WHO Representative in Nigeria, Fiona Braka,  on Monday during the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in Abuja.   In April, Lagos, FCT, Ogun, Kaduna, Sokoto and Kano states signed up to participate in the WHO solidarity trial to help find an effective treatment for Coronavirus in the shortest possible time.   In her words; “The solidarity trial is a large multi-country effort that is…

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Hydroxychloroquine Trial May Commence In The Coming Week As Statistics Reveal An Estimated 120,000 Cases For Lagos State In July

Lagos Projects 120,000 COVID-19 Cases By July.     News has it that the number of COVID-19 cases in Lagos may rise to 120,000 by July.   This was revealed by Professor Akin Abayomi, the State’s Commissioner for Health on Friday, the 8th of May, 2020 during a press briefing.   He said the prediction is based on the government prototype following the reported cases documented in one day.   The COVID-19 cases in Lagos surged by 183 as at Thursday, the 8th of May, 2020. This according to record…

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The Oxford Vaccine Passed First Trial Stage

The Oxford vaccine had seemingly passed the first phase of its trial. It emerged that six rhesus macaque monkeys all stayed infection-free four weeks after being exposed to the virus having used the vaccine. This possibly could be the end of the global pandemic and Britain’s nightmare. A pharmaceutical giant agreed to mass-produce the Oxford University’s groundbreaking coronavirus vaccine. Drug conglomerate AstraZeneca signed a non-profit deal to “scale” the revolutionary jab after it sailed through the first round of testing on monkeys and humans. The British Health Secretary Matt Hancock…

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COVID-19 UK: Oxford University To Start Vaccine Trial On Thursday

-YOMMY AYILARA. COVID-19-UK , Oxford University to start vaccine trial on Thursday Imperial College London has asked for people to take part in the study to test if a new potential vaccine is active in tackling COVID-19. The vaccine developed at the University of Oxford will be tested on humans in the UK starting Thursday, the 23rd of April, this week. Those who take part in the Imperial trial could be paid up to £190 to £625 reimbursement for their time. Anyone who is healthy and aged between 18 and…

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A Trigger-Happy Soldier Who Killed In Abia Is Dismissed And Awaiting Trial

Soldier Accused Of Killing Abia Resident Dismissed and Awaiting judgement -YOMMY AYILARA. The Abia State government has condemned the killing of one of its inhabitants by a soldier in the Umuokereke Ngwa area of the state. Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s Chief of Staff, Dr A. Agbazuere, corroborated the occurrence in a statement on Monday where he announced that the soldier in question had been dismissed from the Nigerian Army and remanded at a correctional facility. Agbazuere stressed that the prosecution of the erring security operative would serve as an impediment for other…

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