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Nigeria set to receive 1.4 million doses of MTN-donated vaccines

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The Federal Government has declared that Nigeria is going to get 1.4 million portions of antibodies gave by MTN. The FG additionally declared that India intends to give 100,000 immunizations to Nigeria.

This was revealed by the Health Minister, Dr Osagie Ehanire, at the every day PTF instructions on COVID-19, in Abuja.

The Minister said that the principal bunch of the MTN antibodies would be conveyed before the month’s end, and the rest would be finished by March 2021.

“The equilibrium of 900,000 dosages for Nigeria is normal before the finish of March 2021. Different wellsprings of immunizations are under arrangement,” he said.

The Minister likewise revealed that the Indian Government wanted to give 100,000 immunizations to Nigeria.

“I got a message from His Excellency, the High Commissioner of India, giving 100,000 AstraZeneca or covishield antibody dosages, additionally by the Serum Institute of India, as an endowment of the public authority of India to Nigeria.

“These offers of altruism and association are valued by individuals of Nigeria,” he said.

The Minister asked that all antibodies entering the nation should go through the Federal Government.

“Stress that all COVID-19 antibodies convey a specific measure of danger and any immunization not endorsed by the Federal Ministry of Health through its offices can’t be utilized in Nigeria.

“The public authority won’t be answerable for the wellbeing or viability of antibodies given external the structure of the public authority. All the requirements of Nigeria have been painstakingly determined by NPHCDA and it is conceivable to oblige all interests in the system,” the Minister said.

He added that Nigeria had finished its record opening with the African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team.

“With respect to the African Vaccine Acquisition Task Team, AVATT, Nigeria toward the beginning of today finished her record opening.

“It was endorsed by two authorities each, of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning, at Afrexim Bank as a prerequisite for admittance to immunizations on that stage,” he added.

What you should know

MTN reported a month ago that it made a gift of US$25 million to help the African Union’s COVID-19 inoculation program.

The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, had prior reported that the principal group of 15 million dosages of Covid-19 immunizations, which is from AstraZeneca under the COVAX program, is relied upon to be accessible from February.

This is coming after the African Union (AU’s) African Vaccines had distributed 42 million portions of Covid-19 immunizations to Nigeria.

Likewise, the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Faisal Shuaib, said the Nigerian government expected more than 41 million immunizations from the African Union before the finish of April, as it additionally expected to source antibodies from India and Russia.

The UK Government has uncovered that the Global Vaccine Alliance (GAVI) had declared that Nigeria would be one of the principal nations to get 16 million free dosages of Covid-19 antibodies through the COVAX Global Vaccines Facility.

BUA Group uncovered that it had bought 1,000,000 dosages of AstraZeneca COVID-19 antibodies for Nigeria, with conveyance to be made soon.

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Rage as Fela Kuti is not among the inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021 class

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Godfather of Afrobeat, Fela Anikulapo Kuti who received the posthumous honour to be among those vying to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2021 some few months back, sadly failed to secure a spot despite being top two on the voting polls.

Fela Kuti gets shunned from the inductees despite being top two.

Today, May 12, the committee announced the inductees by means of a 3-minute video through president and CEO, Gregg Harris. Fela was nominated in the Performers Category, amassing a total of 545,000+ votes, making him the second most voted act after Tina Turner (548,000+ votes) but to the surprise of the masses, Fela was not included in the list of inductees.

Shockingly included are performers like rap icon and mogul – JAY-Z and LL Cool J who failed to secure a top five spot on the poll, infact, they were the least voted acts when voting concluded.

Although, quite frankly there is a disclaimer on the website were the poll was conducted, stating that votes do not guarantee induction but for a Top 2 voted act in Fela Anikulapo Kuti, that should not even be the case and Nigerians have taken to Twitter to express their disappointment at the ‘rigging’, ‘clout chasing’ and inconsiderate conduct regarding how the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame committee unjustly treated the voting polls and Fela Kuti.

On what might have transpired regarding the voting stage and selection of inductees, Fela’s first son, Femi Kuti had this to say:

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Funny tweets, memes and videos from Twitter NG for “Happy 420”

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Today’s date, April 20, stylised as 4/20 is a day worldwide commemorated by stoners or smokers of weed to celebrate marijuana. In short, it is treated as a public holiday for weed/marijuana and termed—Happy 420.

Twitter NG i.e users of Twitter in Nigeria, as it is the yearly custom are trending “Happy 420” as the number one topic in the country. While many really used the medium to share their unwavering love for weed, others have taken it upon themselves to make funny tweets, memes, skits and share several videos in relation to weed smoking and “Happy 420” as an entity.

While some tweeps take jab at those who don’t smoke weed but indulge in the “woke” culture by wishing stoners a “Happy 420”, others in their own way intentionally misinterpret certain scriptural verses for comedic purpose in order to aid and bait their smoking habits, still others take it upon themselves to disperse various memes which for sure will bring a smile upon your face. That’s not all, though, for we have some tweeps who did brainstorm to form some of the best puns concerning weed and stoners jokes ever. Well we can say irrespective of the way they passed their message regarding “Happy 420”, they all ended on a high note. Enjoy!

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