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Nigeria mulls production of local vaccines

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Also to start manufacturing smart automobiles by 2023

We are starting by telling you that President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria will collaborate with German-based vaccine manufacturer, BioNTech, toward the local production of vaccines.
Buhari sought commitment from the company to expand collaboration to achieve Nigeria’s goal of developing capacities for research, development and manufacturing.

The Federal Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Israeli and Japanese companies to commence assembling and manufacturing of environmentally friendly smart automobiles by 2023.
The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure entered into partnership with the Israeli, Japanese and Nigerian companies yesterday in Abuja.

The Chairman of the Nigeria Diaspora Commission Abike Dabiri-Erewa has urged Nigerians in Diaspora not to be afraid to invest in the country because of insecurity.
She said the commission recorded over $20 billion in diaspora remittances for 2021.
Abike Dabiri said this while addressing State House correspondents in Abuja.

The Group Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Ltd,  Mele Kyari says resolving the security challenge in the Niger Delta will bring back investments to the oil and gas sector.
Kyari said the NNPC is working with security agencies and other stakeholders to address the issue of oil theft which was hindering Nigeria’s ability to meet OPEC quota.
Almost two tonnes of methamphetamine have been seized by Australian police - the biggest bust of the drug in the country's history.
Police found 1,800 kilograms of what is known locally as ice inside shipping containers at a Sydney port.
The record haul was concealed in marble and has a street value of more than $1.1billion