Patsy Nwogu

A writer focused on data journalism, health and data analytics.

Africa Needs 20 Million Vaccine Doses Now – WHO

The WHO has revealed Africa would need 20 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine within six weeks if those who have had their first shot are to get the second in time, the WHO said Thursday. Dr Matshidiso Moeti for the World Health Organization, Africa underlined the importance of respecting the recommended interval of eight to […]Read More

10 Richest Countries Vs 10 Poorest Countries In The World

Declared a global emergency in 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic did not only have a detrimental effect on global healthcare systems but the global economy was also affected badly, with countries having to flatten the virus spread curve by shutting down nearly all its revenue-creating sectors. Over a year down the line, the world economy is […]Read More

Malawi Destroys Near 20,000 Vials Of Expired COVID-19 Shots

The health authorities in Malawi have publicly disposed of 19,610 doses of expired AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines. While explaining the reason for the public disposal, Health Minister Kandodo Chiponda expressed that the move would boost public confidence in the country’s vaccine programme. “We are destroying publicly in order to stay accountable to Malawians. The vaccines that […]Read More

20 Killed, 322 Infected As Cholera Outbreak Hits Nigeria Again

Multiple sources have reported a cholera outbreak in northern Nigeria that has killed at least 20 people in the past two weeks. Nigeria records an annual outbreak of Cholera especially towards the rainy season which according to the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) is a result of poor sanitation. The latest cholera outbreak in Bauchi […]Read More

CBN Devalues Naira To Adopt Single Exchange Rate System

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has devalued the naira by 7.6% against the dollar in order to migrate toward a single exchange-rate system for the local currency. The apex bank replaced the fixed rate of N379/$1 used for official transactions with the more flexible Nafex, also known as the investors and exporters exchange rate, […]Read More

France To Deliver 30 Million Covid-19 Vaccines To Africa

President Emmanuel Macron has said France was on track to deliver 30 million COVID-19 vaccination doses to Africa by year-end, part of a total of more than 100 million doses that the European Union plans to deliver to Africa this year. “To help Africa get vaccinated … is, first of all, a duty of solidarity, […]Read More

Timeline Of Military Aircraft Crashes In Nigeria

On Friday, May 21, 2020, a military aircraft crashed in Kaduna State, claiming the life of Nigeria’s newly appointed Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru and 10 other military personnel. Nigeria has lost nearly 200 promising military personnel in non-combat military aircraft mishaps since 1992, a figure experts say is too high by […]Read More

Has The National Youth Service Program Truly Outlived Its Use?

Since 1973, university and polytechnic graduates have been required to compulsorily take part in the National Youth Service Corps Programme (NYSC) for one year. This is known as the national service year. Following the bill to amend the 1999 constitution by the Nigerian Senate, the House Of Representative have offered a new bill to permanently […]Read More

Crypto: Nigeria Soon To Launch CryptoCurrency

The governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has announced the apex bank is in talks with the government to launch Nigeria’s digital currency. Emefiele disclosed this during the 279th monetary policy rate (MPR) meeting held on Tuesday, May 26 in Abuja. The news was a response to questions relating to the crackdown on […]Read More

Mali Military Detain President, Prime Minister And Defence Minister

Multiple sources have reported the forceful detention of Mali’s interim President  Bah Ndaw alongside the Prime Minister and Defence Minister by military officers on Monday, May 24, 2021. Just months after the previous president was ousted through a military coup, the military in Mali have struck again with the detention of the members of the […]Read More