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Meet a new generation of African researchers

Meet a new generation of African researchers

KATE OKORIE, BIRD STORY AGENCY GOODNESS Odey had barely completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Calabar in southern Nigeria when the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunisation (GAVI) featured her research work. Her work shed light on the impact of COVID-19 on period poverty.  Responding to the surprise mention by the world vaccine body, she celebrated her contribution in a long LinkedIn post, writing; “The work I do is significant. It is making a difference.”  The recognition has continued for the twenty-four-year-old Odey, who joins a wave of fellow African changemakers. Earlier this year, she received the 2022…
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At least 31 die in church stampede in Nigeria

At least 31 die in church stampede in Nigeria

TIFE OWOLABI AT least 31 people died in Nigeria during a stampede at a church in the southern Rivers state, a police spokesperson said. Hundreds of people who had turned up to receive food at the church early on Saturday broke through a gate, causing the stampede, Grace Iringe-Koko, police spokesperson for Rivers state said. "People were there earlier and some got impatient and started rushing, which led to stampeding. The police are on the ground monitoring the situation while the investigation is ongoing," said Iringe-Koko.
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