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POST-COVID-19: Lagos State Govt Assign Nollywood Actress Joke Silva and Others on Special Assignment.

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Nollywood Joke Chairman appointed post-COVID-19 Chairman

POST-COVID-19: Lagos State Govt Assign Nollywood Actress Joke Silva and Others on Special Assignment.

Joke Silver and some other Nollywood stars have been appointed by the Lagos state government and she has been made the Chairman of the Post-COVID-19 Review Committee.

Lagos state government inaugurated the state’s Post-COVID-19 pandemic Review Committee and Veteran Nollywood actress, Joke Silva was made chairman to head the committee on Thursday, May 22.

The talented Nollywood star shared the news via her Instagram page, much to the excitement of her fans and followers.

According to Peco Hub media who broke the news, the committee was inaugurated to reactivate the tourism, arts, and culture sector of the state.

Commissioner for tourism, arts, and culture, Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, during the inauguration, spoke on the state’s creative industry’s dormancy, following the coronavirus pandemic.

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She added that the committee was to draw more attention to the development of domestic tourism in order to revive the industry.

It was also reported that Ali Baba was given a special assignment by the Lagos government as well.

The coronavirus pandemic has already caused great changes in many parts of the world as governments in different countries to try to come up with different ways to handle its effects and to also flatten the curve.

Legit.ng a while ago, gathered that the Nigerian president, Muhammad Buhari, has approved the appointment of some Nigerian celebrities to a committee of creative industry stakeholders during this pandemic.

According to Vanguard, ace comedian, Ali Baba, has been appointed as the chairman of the committee while Anita Eboigbe of the News Agency of Nigeria has been appointed as the secretary.

In other news, these are certainly good times for Nigerian music as more and more artistes continue to gain international recognition. Currently on the Billboard’s spotlight are Tiwa Savage, Davido, and Mr. Eazi.

The top Nigerian singers recently featured on the May 2020 issue of the international entertainment magazine and they are ecstatic, rightfully so.

The three hitmakers joined Billboard for a video conference to speak candidly about the opportunities African artistes have now, the stereotypes they still face, and how they’re staying true to their culture as they bring a slice of Africa to the rest of the world.

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Nigeria Records Highest COVID-19 Cases in Almost Five Months

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Nigeria Records Highest COVID-19 Cases in Almost Five Months

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has on July 29, reported the highest case load of covid 19 in almost five months.

With 558 new infections recorded on Thursday, the NCDC stated that the cases were reported in 15 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

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Lagos recorded 376 new infections, Oyo 33, Akwa Ibom 26, and the FCT 22

Others are Imo with 15 new cases, Bayelsa – 13, Ekiti – 13, Kano – 12, Ogun – 11, Plateau – 11, Delta – 9, Jigawa – 6, Rivers – 4, Zamfara – 4, Edo – 3, and Ebonyi – 1.

Two deaths were recorded on Thursday bringing the total number of deaths to 2,141, with total confirmed cases in the country put at 178,821, and 164,930 recoveries.

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U.S. to ship 4 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Nigeria, 5.66 million to South Africa

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Vaccines Effective Against Variants but Overseas Travel Still Not Safe Says WHO

The U.S. government Wednesday will ship nearly 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to two of the most populous African countries – Nigeria and South Africa – as the continent battles a third wave of infections, White House officials said.

Four million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will go to Nigeria and 5.66 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine to South Africa, the officials said.

The South Africa shipment is the single largest sent by the United States since it began sending vaccine shots overseas, one of the officials said. The latest shipments bring the total number of U.S. vaccine doses sent to Africa to 16.4 million.

The urgently needed help comes as amid growing concern about vaccination rates in Africa, which lag far behind those of advanced economies.

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Experts worry that the highly contagious Delta variant could pose another setback, if countries begin requiring booster shots for fully-vaccinated individuals, a move that would slow shipments of urgently needed vaccines to developing countries.

The White House said equitable global access to safe and effective vaccines was essential to ending the pandemic.

“We are working to get as many safe and effective vaccines to as many people around the world as fast as possible,” one of the White House officials said in a statement.

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Nigeria Expects 29million Doses of J&J COVID Vaccine in August

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Nigeria Expects 29million Doses of J&J COVID Vaccine in August

Nigeria expects to take delivery of 29 million doses of Johnson & Johnson covid-19 vaccine in August, allowing it to ramp up its vaccination programme just as a third wave of infections takes hold, the health minister said.

Health Minister Osagie Ehanire told reporters on Monday, that the single-dose vaccine would be advantageous for Nigeria, given its partly nomadic population and weak systems for keeping track of people and arranging for second doses.

Ehanire said Nigeria was also expecting four million doses of the Moderna vaccine, 700,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine and an unspecified quantity of Pfizer and Sinopharm doses. He said all of those were expected in the third quarter.

The minister also warned that the covid-19 infection numbers were rising due to the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant, noting that 216 people had tested positive in the last 24 hours, most of them in Lagos and Akwa Ibom.

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With an estimated 200 million citizens, Nigeria has so far vaccinated a tiny fraction of its population. The most recent data, in June, showed that 2 million people had received one dose and 700,000 had received two. In total, Nigeria has so far taken delivery of under 4 million doses.

The government had announced in March it was hoping to secure 70 million doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccine this year through an African Union programme, with an initial batch of 30 million to be delivered in the third quarter.

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