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Nigeria Plans to Approve Covid-19 Vaccine Early Next Year

  • Africa’s most-populous nation expects doses from Covax program
  • Regulator is ready to speed up licensing of proven shots
A patient undergoes testing at a hospital in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

A patient undergoes testing at a hospital in Maiduguri, Nigeria.

Photographer: Audu Marte/AFP via Getty Images

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Nigeria expects to license by April one of the vaccines under development globally for Covid-19, the West African nation’s drugs regulator said.