A third of Canadians want to hold off on getting an eventual vaccine for COVID-19, new survey results show — and vaccine experts warn that while the skepticism comes from a “legitimate” place, it could derail efforts to protect society’s most vulnerable from the virus. SourceContinue Reading

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, who went into self-isolation about two weeks ago, have tested negative to the deadly coronavirus disease. WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Tsoho had gone on self-isolation after one of his close aides tested positive to the disease. However, a statementContinue Reading

The Presidency has denied that repentant Boko Haram members who have completed a de-radicalization programme are being absorbed into the nation’s military. In a statement issued by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) in Abuja on Wednesday night, it assured that the administration is consciousContinue Reading

Amnesty International and Afri-Goal Foundation have condemned the arrest and clampdown on peaceful protesters demanding improved governance across Nigeria on Wednesday. The groups also condemned the shrinking of civic space in Nigeria by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, which they also accused of gross abuse of rights of Nigerians. AmnestyContinue Reading

Members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) in Kano State have been directed by the association to sell fuel at N150 per litre. This new directive was contained in a statement by the IPMAN Chairman of Kano chapter, Bashir Danmallam. Danmallam said the directive follows the newContinue Reading

Pro-democracy and human rights group, Concerned Nigerians, has condemned the arrest, harassment and dehumanisation of #RevolutionNow protesters in Abuja and other parts of the country.  The group in a statement by its spokesperson, Agada Abu Theophilus, condemned the high-handedness and unprofessional handling of protesters by security forces.  The statement reads,Continue Reading

The Rule of Law and Accountability Advocacy Centre has condemned the mass arrest, maltreatment and detention of peaceful #RevolutionNow protesters in Abuja, Lagos and other cities in Nigeria. RULAAC in a statement by its Executive Director, Okechukwu Nwanguma, asked security operatives to focus on arresting bandits and corrupt elements withinContinue Reading

When the Trump administration waived most federal hospital inspections and suspended hospital infection reporting in March during the coronavirus pandemic, patient safety advocates warned it could lead to big increases in hospital-acquired infections. Jumps in infections at two hospitals in New York and St. Louis – up to five times higher – suggest theyContinue Reading