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BREAKING: Nigeria receives Russian COVID-19 vaccine

BREAKING: Nigeria receives Russian COVID-19 vaccine

Russia has sent some samples of its COVID-19 vaccine to the Nigerian Government.

The vaccine was delivered to the Nigerian Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, by Russian Ambassador to Nigeria, Alexey Shebarshin, on Friday.

Ehanire disclosed that the vaccine would be referred to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control as well as the Nigeria Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development, amongst other agencies, for review and possible validation.

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The vaccine which was announced by President Vladimir Putin few weeks back is yet to receive global acceptance with World Health Organisation not pulling along the same direction with Russian authorities.

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