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Breakthrough As Scientists In Nigeria Unveil COVID-19 Vaccine

Recent report in Nigeria confirmed that some Scientists in Nigerian universities under the aegis of COVID-19 Research Group yesterday announced the discovery of a vaccine for the prevention of COVID-19.

Addressing a news conference at Adeleke University in Ede, Osun State, Dr Oladipo Kolawole, leader of the team, said the vaccine was being developed locally in Africa for Africans.

Kolawole, a specialist in Medical Virology, Immunology and Bioinformatics at Adeleke University however said the vaccine would also work for other continent when unveiled.

He said the study, which led to the discovery of the vaccine, had enjoyed initial funding by the Trinity Immunodeficient Laboratory and Helix Biogen Consult, Ogbomosho, to the tune of about N7.8 million.

Kolawole said the group had been working extensively by exploring the SARS-CoV-2 genome from African countries to select the best possible potential vaccine candidates.

He said after trying out some selected processes of vaccine development, the researchers had been able to choose the best potential vaccine candidates for the SARS-CoV-2 and had made the possible latent vaccine constructs.

On how soon the unnamed vaccine would be unveiled to the public, Kolawole said that it would take a minimum of 18 months.

According to him, this is because a lot of analysis and studies as well as approvals by medical authorities were still required.

COVID-19: Lockdown Continues In Plateau State – Dan Manjang

Gov. Simon Bako Lalong, Plateau State Governor

COVID-19: Lockdown Continues In Plateau State – Dan Manjang – Daily Watch Press

Mr. Dan Manjang, the Hon. Commissioner,
Information and Communication, Plateau State in a statement signed today, reminded the public where he said that:

“You will recall that there is an existing lockdown order in Plateau State with regards to COVID-19 which specifies that the lockdown should be observed on Mondays to Wednesdays, while Thursdays to Sundays are allowed for partial lockdown.

You will also recall that a press release was issued last week outlining the programme of events to commemorate this year’s democracy day and the 5th anniversary celebration of the Rescue administration under the able leadership of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Simon Bako Lalong, KSG.”

He further reiterate on the issue of lockdown that:

“In order to abide by the existing lockdown order, the time table for the inspection and Commissioning of Projects has now been adjusted to when the lockdown is relaxed within the week.

In the light of the above therefore, Government wishes to reaffirm that the lockdown will resume from Midnight of Sunday 7th June, 2020 in line to the existing routine.”


“However, Governor Simon Bako Lalong assures the good people of Plateau State that Government is aware of the inconveniences the pandemic is having on livelihoods and is taking every step to ensure that there is relief.
There is an ongoing engagement with critical stakeholders that will pave the way forward.
While this is being done, citizens are advised to continue to abide by the existing order as security agents will continue to enforce compliance.

The Governor of Plateau State, Rt. Hon. (Dr.) Simon Bako Lalong, KSG, once more thanks all and sundry for standing by the government in these trying times.” Mr. Manjang concluded.