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The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has approved the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Nigeria.  NAFDAC’s approval is coming a few months after it gave a nod for the use of the Oxford-Astrazeneca vaccine.

The Director-General of the agency, Mojisola Adeyeye announced this during a virtual meeting today in Abuja. She says the vaccine is for emergency use.


In Abuja, the police have launched an operation to clamp down on the use of unauthorized covered number plates and tinted vehicles. They say it is part of efforts to rid the FCT of criminality. Police Public Relations Officer in the Federal Capital, ASP Mariam Yusuf, revealed that criminals now make use of tinted vehicles and covered number plates for their activities. She says defaulters will be prosecuted.

The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team says it’s on the Baba Ijesha sexual assault case. The team has also stated its support for the victim’s foster parent.
Baba Ijesha is still in police custody for allegedly sexually violating a minor.

Laycon says music is the only thing he can make sacrifices for. The 2020 BBNaija Winner told Cool FM on ‘Next Show’ that he loves to create music that people can relate with. The ‘Wagwan’ crooner, who just released his debut album ‘Shall We Begin?’ wants listeners to enjoy the music with an open mind.

 

Port Harcourt Airport has resumed international flight operations. This is after several months of being shut down. Let’s remind you that activities in all the airports were suspended as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. But Lagos, Abuja and Kano resumed operations couple of months back.  

General Manager of Corporate Affairs, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, Henrietta Yakubu says health authorities have inspected the airport to ensure Covid-19 protocols are in place. 

 

Police in Lagos is investigating the alleged murder of a woman by her husband.  Destiny Adaeze Ikpeama, a lawyer, was reportedly six months pregnant when she was allegedly beaten into coma by her husband Anthony Ikpeama in their Ajah home. She was rushed to a hospital where she was fitted with an oxygen mask.  

The Police says Ikpeama unplugged the oxygen mask, leading to her death. It was gathered, with the help of the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone II, Onikan, Ahmed Iliyasu, that detectives were able to fish out the suspect from his hideout where he was arrested. 

 

Nigerian Bar Association Women Forum has condemned the alleged murder of their colleague, Adaeze Ikpeama by her husband, Anthony Ikpeama.  The lawyers are demanding that the relevant security agencies carry out a thorough investigation and the culprit prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

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