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Moderna Boss Warns Against Omicron Vaccine Struggle

Dec 1 • 01:38
The head of vaccine manufacturer Moderna warned that existing Covid-19 inoculations will struggle against the fast-spreading Omicron variant as countries ramp up vaccination programmes and impose further restrictions in an effort to curb growing concern.
Stephane Bancel, the head of US vaccine manufacturer Moderna, told the Financial Times in an interview that data would b...

OPEC+ To Meet As Omicron Disrupt Price

Dec 1 • 01:42
OPEC and the oil cartel’s allies will hold a key output meeting on Thursday facing new challenges as the Omicron coronavirus variant has roiled markets and other US-led nations decided to tap their strategic reserves.
Peter McNally, an analyst at the Third Bridge think tank says the meeting is shaping up to be one of the most significant since the pandemic demand recovery ...

First Omicron Case Detected In Japan

Dec 1 • 02:09
Japan confirmed its first case of the Omicron coronavirus variant, a day after authorities announced new Covid border restrictions.
Government spokesman Hirokazu Matsuno says regarding the traveller arriving from Namibia, it was confirmed to be a case of Omicron after analysis at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases.
The announcement came a day after Japan tighten...

UN Chief Faults Covid Travel Bans On Southern Africa

Dec 1 • 02:02
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres says he is deeply concerned by travel bans on southern Africa.
The UN chief says the people of Africa cannot be blamed for the immorally low level of vaccinations available in Africa and they should not be penalised for identifying and sharing crucial science and health information with the world.
The UN chief viewed the bl...

Uganda Launches Air Strikes Against Rebel Group ADF

Dec 1 • 01:40
Uganda People’s Defence Forces Spokesperson Brigadier General Flavia Byekwaso says the Ugandan army has launched joint air and artillery strikes against the rebel group the Allied Democratic Forces in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
She says that the operations were carried out with Congolese allies, against ADF camps, but did not give further details on the area...

Subsidy Removal Needed For Nigeria’s Economy

Dec 1 • 02:01
Former Director-General of the Lagos State Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Muda Yusuf, has backed the removal of fuel subsidy, saying the move is necessary for the nation’s economy to stand.
Yusuf condemned a situation, whereby the Federal Government spends N3 trillion annually on fuel subsidies.
He says for this economy to continue to stand, subsidy removal has to happe...

Nigerian Government Condemns Murder Of Policemen

Dec 1 • 01:43
The Federal Government has condemned the recent murder of two policemen in the South-East, warning that those who carried out the killings will be apprehended and brought to justice.
Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, described the abduction of three policemen and the killing of two of them as the most horrific and barbaric, saying it was an unacceptabl...

Nigerian Lawmakers Seeks Investigation Into Incessant Jailbreaks

Dec 1 • 01:52
The Senate has directed its Committee on Interior to commence an investigation to unravel circumstances behind incessant jailbreaks in the country.
The lawmakers during plenary on Tuesday directed the committee to invite the Minister of Interior, the Comptroller General for the Nigeria Correctional Service and the Attorney General of the Federation to investigate the statu...

Nigeria’s Judiciary To Be Purged Of Corruption

Dec 1 • 02:16
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammed has vowed that the judiciary would not rest on its oars until corruption is stamped out of the country.
The CJN says between 2020/2021, over 756 corrupt cases were handled in the country.
He also added that from January to November this year, 1,144 suspects were convicted of various corruption offences and financial crimes inclu...

Nigerian Court Declares Sanusi’s Banishment Unlawful

Dec 1 • 02:22
Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court in Abuja declared as illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional, the banishment of the deposed Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi to Awe, a remote community in Nasarawa State.
The court held that the restrictions placed on Sanusi after his deposition on March 9, 2020, on allegations of insubordination are a clear arbitrary viola...

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