Bill Gates: Coronavirus vaccine could be ready for large-scale trial by June

Bill Gates, global health advocate and world’s richest man for 18 years, says novel coronavirus vaccine could be ready for large-scale trials by June 2020.  Gates, who is the co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, also added that this virus has started to behave like a once-in-a-century pathogen. In a paper written for the New England Journal of Medicine, Gates said leaders have two equally important responsibilities: solve the immediate problem and keep it from happening again. “The COVID-19 pandemic is an excellent case in point. The world needs to save…

OGBOMOSO: A budding ecosystem of innovation By Okekunle Abayomi

This is Joshua Obi, a JSS 2 student of Anglican Grammar School Ogbomoso. He reached out to us yesterday to inform us about  a remote controlled car he made from empty cartons. We scheduled an appointment with him and met today. During the conversation with him, he shared with us his natural inclination to replicate things he sees around using the resources most accessible to him. Curious about where he got his technical knowledge from, we found that he had been talking to Oladayo Israel Adedeji, one of the winners…

Nasarawa monarch pledges more support for NYSC

The Emir of Lafia, His Royal Highness, Justice Sidi Bage (Rtd) has promised to give more support to National Youth Service Corps in it’s quest to continuously contribute to the promotion of national unity, integration and all-round development. The Chairman, Nasarawa Traditional Council stated this while receiving the NYSC  Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, who was at his palace on a courtesy visit.   The monarch who expressed delight with President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing one of the illustrious sons of his state as the Director-General of NYSC said that…

CORONAVIRUS : Niger Govt to set up Emergency treatment centres ……as Gov Sani-Bello re-introduces monthly environmental sanitation

The Niger state Governor ,Abubakar Sani Bello has directed that Corona virus emergency centre be set up in the State to prepare ahead of any eventuality since a case has been reported in Lagos. The Governor while addressing the newsmen in the state capital,Minna further directed the state Ministry of Health to ensure that it establishe coronavirus emergency centres in Minna, Bida, Kontagora, Suleja and New Bussa. The Governor who noted that the country has been grappling with the fight against malaria, Lassa fever and now coronavirus got the Ministry’s assurance of…