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Omicron: FG meets Saudi Arabian envoy, seeks reversal of travel ban

    Omicron: FG meets Saudi Arabian envoy, seeks reversal of travel ban

The federal government has asked the kingdom of Saudi Arabia to lift its travel ban on Nigeria. Zubairu Dada, minister of state for foreign affairs, made the request when he

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Oil price plunges to $73 a barrel amid Omicron uncertainties  

    Oil price plunges to $73 a barrel amid Omicron uncertainties  

The price of crude oil dipped on Friday amid surging cases of Omicron coronavirus variant, raising concerns that new restrictions may affect fuel demand.  Brent crude futures plunged by 1.61

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Pfizer: Our COVID pill effective against Omicron variant

    Pfizer: Our COVID pill effective against Omicron variant

Pfizer announced on Tuesday that its experimental oral pill for COVID-19, PAXLOVID, worked against the Omicron variant in laboratory studies. Pfizer had announced in November that the pill helps to

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Omicron: We’ve initiated steps to make countries reverse travel ban, says FG

    Omicron: We’ve initiated steps to make countries reverse travel ban, says FG

The presidential steering committee (PSC) on COVID-19 says it has initiated diplomatic steps to make countries that placed travel restrictions on Nigerians reverse their decision.  Following the cases of the

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COVID-19: Infections surge as Nigeria records 612 cases in 24 hours

  COVID-19: Infections surge as Nigeria records 612 cases in 24 hours

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed 612 new coronavirus infections in seven states and the federal capital

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COVID-19: Get vaccinated or lose your job, MTN tells staff

  COVID-19: Get vaccinated or lose your job, MTN tells staff

MTN Group says it will enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all its employees from January 2022. In a

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COVID: Nigeria logs 54 new cases — 72% drop in 24 hours

  COVID: Nigeria logs 54 new cases — 72% drop in 24 hours

Nigeria’s daily count of coronavirus infections recorded a drop on Saturday — with 54 new cases confirmed in nine states.

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Activate measures to prevent spread of Omicron COVID variant, reps tell FG

  Activate measures to prevent spread of Omicron COVID variant, reps tell FG

The house of representatives has asked the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to activate measures to prevent the spread

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Daily COVID Tracker: NCDC reports 110 new infections, one death

  Daily COVID Tracker: NCDC reports 110 new infections, one death

Nigeria on Sunday recorded 110 cases of COVID-19. Here are five updates about the pandemic this Monday. Thirteen persons arriving

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