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Hijab Controversy: Kwara State Government Orders Immediate Reopening Of 10 Schools

The Kwara state government has announced the immediate reopening, on Wednesday, of the 10 schools recently shut down over hijab controversy even as the government’s peacebuilding efforts continue. This is contained in a statement from the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education and Human Capital Development, Mrs Kemi Adeosun. According to the statement, ”The closure of the schools became necessary to forestall security breaches which may affect lives and properties. ”The government is convinced that its policy to allow willing Muslim schoolgirls to wear their hijab in public schools will lead to sustainable peace and communal harmony anchored on mutual respect and understanding.” ”This path to mutual respect, understanding and peace with regards to hijab had long been ad...
‘Don’t Flout COVID19 Rules and Don’t Block Roads’- Lagos State Govt Warns Residents ahead of the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest
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‘Don’t Flout COVID19 Rules and Don’t Block Roads’- Lagos State Govt Warns Residents ahead of the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest

The Lagos state government has warned residents of the state planning to embark on the #OccupyLekkiTollgate protest scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 13, to desist from flouting COVID-19 regulations or block roads. Some Nigerians who are against the reopening of the Lekki Tollgate have concluded plans to protest the decision to reopen the toll that was shut after the October 2020 gunshot incident. In a statement released today February 11, the Lagos state Commissioner of Justice and state Attorney General, Moyosore Onigbanjo, said the state government will not tolerate any form of violent actions and urged the police to respect the right of citizens. The statement reads “Our attention is drawn to the planned protest scheduled for Saturday February 13, 2021 at the Lekki ...
#EndSARS: No protest will hold at Lekki Tollgate on Saturday – Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu says
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#EndSARS: No protest will hold at Lekki Tollgate on Saturday – Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu says

On Tuesday, February 9, some Nigerians using the hashtag #OccupyLekkiTollgate announced plans to stage fresh protests over plans to reopen the tollgate. The Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry had on Saturday, February 6 gave permission to the Lekki Concession Company LCC take over the tollgates that have been shut since October 2020 after the gunshot incident that reportedly left some EndSARS protesters dead and injured. While the #OccupyLekkiTollgate proponents were making plans for their protests, another group using the hashtag #DefendLagos announced plans to hold a counter-protest at the same Lekki tollgate. Speaking on the development, Odumosu while speaking to newsmen, said no group would be allowed to hold any protest come Saturday, February 13. “Allowing both groups to carr...
#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Nigerians To Protest Over Reopening Of Lekki Tollgate
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#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Nigerians To Protest Over Reopening Of Lekki Tollgate

Nigerians have resolved to stage another protest over the ruling of the Lagos State Judicial Panel allowing Lekki Concession Company to regain possession and reopen the Lekki tollgate. The tollgate has been closed following the shooting and killing of #EndSARS protesters by soldiers and police. The Lagos panel was divided as five of the nine members of the panel led by Justice Doris Okuwobi (rtd), voted in support of the reopening of the tollgate at the last sitting on Saturday. Irked by the decision of the panel, Nigerians have planned a protest at the tollgate stating that the tollgate remains shut until justice is served to the victims of the Lekki shooting. The protest has been fixed for Saturday, February 13, 2021 from 7am. Tweeting in support of the protest, Omoyel...
Peter Okoye and a Human Rights Activist Clash on Twitter over the Reopening of the Lekki Tollgate
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Peter Okoye and a Human Rights Activist Clash on Twitter over the Reopening of the Lekki Tollgate

Singer Peter Okoye and human rights activist, Kenechukwu Okeke, clashed on Twitter today February 7, over the reopening of the Lekki toll gate. TheLagos state panel of Inquiry on Saturday, February 6, gave the Lekki Concession Company LCC the go-ahead to repossess the tollgates that have been shut down since the October 20 gunshot incident. Reacting via his Twitter handle, Peter who is against the move, wrote ''If una like make una go hand over lekki tollgate to Jesus! No justice NO LCC #EndSARS #NoMoreTollGate'' Activist, Kenechukwu who made news last year when he sued Davido, Pastor Adeyemi, Aisha Yesusfu, and others over their involvement in the EndSARS protest, kicked against Peter Okoye's position to the reopening of the tollgate. He wrote ''My attention has been brought ...
Lagos State Government Directs Public and Private Schools to Reopen January 18
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Lagos State Government Directs Public and Private Schools to Reopen January 18

The Lagos State Government has announced January 18, 2021, as the approved date for resumption of academic activities in private and public schools in the state for the second term of 2020/21 academic session. The state's Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, announced this in a statement released today January 4. In the statement which was signed by the Head, Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi, Adefisayo asked schools to make virtual learning available for sick or willing students. She said this was in line with the Federal Government’s directive coupled with the second wave of the COVID19 Pandemic.“ All public and private schools below the tertiary level in Lagos State should be reopened for the second term 2020/21 academic session from Monday, 1...
FG Approves Reopening Of Universities, Polytechnics, Federal Government Colleges On October 12
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FG Approves Reopening Of Universities, Polytechnics, Federal Government Colleges On October 12

Remember that schools were closed down due to the COVID-19 Pandemic in March, The Federal Government had on Friday, announced that Federal Government-owned tertiary institutions in Nigeria, as well as Federal Government Colleges, otherwise known as Unity Schools, will reopen on October 12th for the continuation of academic activities. State and Private universities are also expected to decide on their resumption date and resume accordingly. The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, addressing a press conference in Abuja, said the decision to reopen the schools was due to the fall in the COVID-19 cases across the country. He said: “We have consulted widely with stakeholders in the sector including the Association of Private Schools (NAPPS), Provosts of Colleges of Educatio...
FG Approves Full Reopening Of Schools For Academic Activities
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FG Approves Full Reopening Of Schools For Academic Activities

The Federal Government says state governments and school administrators should start making preparations for the full reopening of schools in the country. Recall that schools in the country had been shut in March as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease. However, the Federal Government announced the resumption of graduating pupils effective August 4, 2020, to write this year’s West African Senior School Certificate Examination from August 17, 2020, through September 12, 2020. But speaking on Thursday, the National Coordinator of the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, during a briefing at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja, said the task force recommends phased return of students. Aliyu said, “For educational institutions whic...
FG’s Decision not to Reopen Unity Schools for WAEC Exams is not Binding on States – Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba
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FG’s Decision not to Reopen Unity Schools for WAEC Exams is not Binding on States – Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba

The Minister of State for Education Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has made a clarification on the federal government's decision of not reopening its 104 Unity Colleges for the forthcoming West African Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination. Nwajiuba who confirmed that Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu's announcement of Nigerian schools not being reopened for the examination scheduled to hold from August 4 to September 5 was in sync with the position of the PTF on reopening of schools, stated that it is not binding on the state governments. He said; “Malam Adamu said the 104 schools are not available, he does not have control over the governors. It will be unconstitutional for anybody to say he can tell the governors what to do. You have heard from the PTF chairman co...
FG Releases Guidelines for Schools Resumption
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FG Releases Guidelines for Schools Resumption

The Federal Government has issued guidelines ahead of the planned resumption of schools in the country. The guidelines, which failed to disclose the date of school resumption, was signed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu and Minister of State (Education), Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba. It was developed in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment, Federal Ministry of Health and health safety experts in the country The guidelines outlined actions, measures and requirements needed for the safe reopening of schools after the coronavirus pandemic. The guidelines released today, July 13, requires that students should be aided to maintain social distancing and stay at least 2 meters apart. The guidelines dealt extensively on plans for school reopening and ...
Guidelines For Reopening Of Schools By Minister Of State For Education
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Guidelines For Reopening Of Schools By Minister Of State For Education

The federal government has rolled out guidelines for the reopening of educational institutions. All primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions in the country were shut in March when the federal government unveiled measures to battle the spread of COVID-19. This is coming as there seems to be a major breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic as dexamethasone, a cheap and widely available low-dose United Kingdom steroid drug, has shown efficacy for preventing critically-ill COVID-19 patients from dying. However, barely three days to the planned reopening of worship centres, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has suspended the plans, citing the rising cases of COVID-19 in the state. The Minister of State for Education, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, r...
Lagos State Government Suspends the Reopening of Churches and Mosques
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Lagos State Government Suspends the Reopening of Churches and Mosques

Lagos state governor, Babatunde Sanwo-Olu, has suspended the planned reopening of religious centers in the state. Recall that on June 4, the state governor announced that religious centers will be allowed to open for worship provided they follow the COVID-19 guidelines. He said Mosques will be allowed to resume worship on June 19 while churches in the state will be allowed to conduct services from Sunday, June 21. However at a press briefing this afternoon, Governor Sanwo-Olu said the reopening of worship centers has been suspended. He said the decision is based on the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the state. With 7319 confirmed cases, Lagos state has remained the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria.
Churches, Mosques Toilets Must be Locked – NCDC
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Churches, Mosques Toilets Must be Locked – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, has directed churches and mosques to ensure that their toilets are shut to members as part of the guidelines for religion center reopening across the country. Also part of the guideline is that children and elderly people aged 60 and above to stay back at home. Disclosing the guidelines for the reopening of places of worship on its website, the NCDC urged churches and mosques to fumigate their halls, car parks and wipe all surfaces with disinfecting agents. According to the NCDC, provision must be made for running water, soap and hand sanitizer at points of entry. The NCDC said, “There should be no entry without face masks; provide disposable face masks where practicable. To help educate on COVID-19, it is recommended for p...
Ukraine’s First Lady Tests Positive for Coronavirus
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Ukraine’s First Lady Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Ukraine's first lady Olena Zelenska on Friday June 12, announced that she tested positive for Coronavirus amid a rise in infections in the country. The First Lady also disclosed that her husband, President Volodymyr Zelensky and their two children tested negative for the virus. Olena added that she is receiving outpatient treatment and is isolated from her family “in order not to put them in danger.” On Friday, the ex-Soviet country reported 29,753 cases and 870 fatalities. This came after Ukrainian authorities said there had been an “alarming” rise in coronavirus cases as the country eases lockdown restrictions. Ukraine has so far reported over 29,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, including 870 deaths. The government started gradually easing lockdown restrictions in late May w...
SA Shuts Schools 4 Days After Reopening, As Covid-19 Strikes 77 Facilities
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SA Shuts Schools 4 Days After Reopening, As Covid-19 Strikes 77 Facilities

Teaching at seventy-seven schools in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa have been affected within four days of reopening - some due to confirmed Covid-19 cases and others as a result of suspected cases. Eastern Cape education department of spokesperson Loyiso Pulumani said 48 of the schools were investigating suspicions of the novel coronavirus, and 29 were closed after positive cases were confirmed. The department, which manages about 5 000 schools, has called for calm. According to the Nationals, 31 of the schools were in the Buffalo City Metro (BCM), incorporating East London, King William's Town, the capital Bhisho and surrounding rural settlements. Eastern Cape chairperson of the National Association of School Governing Bodies, Mongameli Peter, said they had warne...
COVID-19: FAAN gives latest update on reopening Nigerian airports
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COVID-19: FAAN gives latest update on reopening Nigerian airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), on Thursday, held a virtual meeting with the management of Munich International Airport, Germany, to share experiences and compare notes on the effects of COVID-19 lockdown on airports. Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, said in a statement that aim of the meeting was to assess the readiness of FAAN to gradually begin operations, following the Federal Government’s directive for reopening of the four regional airports on June 21. The presentation via Skype simulated from Germany and England was tagged: “Rapid Aviation Plan”. Capt. Rabiu Yadudu, Managing Director of FAAN, said the authority was responding to the guidelines set by NCAA for gradual airport reopening and post COVID-19 operations. ...
Event Centers Remain Shut for now- Lagos State Govt
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Event Centers Remain Shut for now- Lagos State Govt

The Lagos State Government has clarified its position on reopening of event centres in the state, explaining that owners of such places must register their facilities pending issuance of further directives by Governor Sanwo-Olu in respect of their operations. The Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs. Uzamat AkinbiIe-Yusuf, who made the clarification following media reports that owners of event centres could now open for operations, maintained that all event centres and cinemas are to remain shut for now. In a statement released this afternoon, the Commissioner explained that the State government is yet to make any declaration on the date for reopening the event centres, adding that the Governor will make a pronouncement provided that the event centres have met all laid...
NYSC DG meets NCDC Boss over reopening of Orientation Camp
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NYSC DG meets NCDC Boss over reopening of Orientation Camp

The Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim has met with his counterpart of Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, in Abuja. MCI gathered that the aim of the visit is to strategize for safe and efficient conduct the scheme’s operations ahead of lifting of interstate borders. According to a recent report, the NYSC DG said that Orientation camp activities will commence as soon as interstate borders ban is lifted and govt gives a nod for the scheme. Below is the statement that contains details of NYSC DG visit to NCDC Boss As efforts to contain the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the National Youth Service Corps is strategizing for safe and efficient conduct of its operations ahead of further lifting of re...
Israel Shuts Schools As Pupils & Teachers Contract COVID-19 After Reopening
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Israel Shuts Schools As Pupils & Teachers Contract COVID-19 After Reopening

Nine schools across the country were closed on Wednesday after pupils there contracted COVID-19. The Ministry of Education reported that 2,000 pupils and staff members were placed in quarantine or told to self-isolate, bringing the total number of people under quarantine in connection to schools to 6,831. According to the ministry, there are currently 244 pupils and staff with confirmed COVID-19. Three schools in Tel Aviv – Hatarden, Hagalil and Keshet – closed their doors and will move to a remote teaching mode by Friday, after one pupil in each of these schools was found to be sick with the coronavirus. Two high schools in Bat Yam – Milton and Shazar – were closed after three people were found to be sick with COVID-19. All pupils in these schools have been placed under quarantine. One...
Lagos To Decide Reopening Of Schools In Two Weeks
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Lagos To Decide Reopening Of Schools In Two Weeks

The Lagos State Government says the decision to reopen schools in the state will be taken in two weeks. Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said this during a televised press briefing on Thursday. “In two weeks time, we would make a decision on the reopening of schools,” the governor said. He also gave permission to all manufacturing companies to operate between 7am and 6pm. This is as the governor announced that as from June 19 mosques will reopen, while churches can reopen as from June 21.
Church Service Must not Exceed an hour- FG
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Church Service Must not Exceed an hour- FG

The Federal Government has instructed that duration for each church service must not exceed an hour. This was disclosed in a statement by the National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, while rolling out guidelines for the reopening of worship centres, in a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday. “Churches to open from 5am and close by 8pm. For churches, each service should be for a maximum of an hour with an interval of thirty minutes in between services to allow time for disinfection.” he said Similarly, the national coordinator said Friday prayers in mosques should also not exceed one hour. “Mosques may open 15 minutes before and ten minutes after prayers. The total time for Friday prayers should not exceed an hour. “Islamiya schools, Sund...
TB Joshua Makes Statement On FG Reopening Churches, Keeps SCOAN Closed
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TB Joshua Makes Statement On FG Reopening Churches, Keeps SCOAN Closed

STATEMENT FROM PROPHET TB JOSHUA ON REOPENING OF CHURCHES BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT: Viewers, don't forget there was a revelation three times concerning the church closing. Viewers, that same God we are waiting to hear from on when to reopen – when things will go back to normal – as usual. God’s time is the best. We are waiting at His feet for that time. We are tarrying for the Holy Spirit’s instruction. Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Meet us as usual on Emmanuel TV until we hear from God when to reopen, the same God who gave us the prophecy three times about the church closing. It is God’s work, not our work. Here, our thanks go to the authorities for understanding. Jesus is Lord!
No Reopening Of Schools For Now – Presidential Taskforce On COVID-19
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No Reopening Of Schools For Now – Presidential Taskforce On COVID-19

The Federal Government has said that schools would remain closed “for now”. The Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 made this known during its daily briefing on Monday. While giving an update on the PTF announcement, the Personal Assistant on New Media to @MBuhari, Bashir Ahmad, tweeted, “For now, all the schools are to remain closed, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 announces the directive. “The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has requested the Aviation Industry to start developing protocols for domestic flights to possibly resume from June 21. “The interstate travel remains prohibited except for goods and essential travel, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 announces.”
Buhari Govt under Attack for Reopening Churches, Mosques, While Schools Remain Shut
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Buhari Govt under Attack for Reopening Churches, Mosques, While Schools Remain Shut

A cross-section of Nigerians has reacted to the reopening of Churches and Mosques by Nigerian government. DAILY POST had reported that Buhari on Monday lifted the ban on religious gathering across the country but announced that schools should remain closed. Chairman of the Task Force, Boss Mustapha, made the announcement during the briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Monday. Mustapha said Churches are to reopen for the next four weeks spanning 2nd – 29th June 2020, and is subject to review. Reacting on social media, some Nigerians queried why the ban on religious gathering was lifted and schools remain closed. Some of them are of the opinion that the children locked at home will still visit religious centres. Here...
President Buhari Set To Approve Reopening Of Worship Centres
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President Buhari Set To Approve Reopening Of Worship Centres

President Muhammadu Buhari is likely to approve the reopening of churches and mosques from Monday this week. Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Covid-19 and Secretary to Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha says appropriate recommendations on the reopening of worship centres have been forwarded to the President for approval. Mustapha was responding to questions from journalists after he led members of the PTF to brief the President as the first phase of the easing of lockdown restrictions elapses nationwide. He says the states have a critical role to play in the second phase of the gradual easing of the lockdown. After submitting the fourth interim report to President Buhari on the gradual reopening of the economy at the Presidential Villa, the PTF said Nigeria is ...
Daddy Freeze Calls Donald Trump A Complete Joker, After The US President Orders Reopening of Churches and Mosque
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Daddy Freeze Calls Donald Trump A Complete Joker, After The US President Orders Reopening of Churches and Mosque

Controversial Media personality Daddy Freeze has reacted to US President Donald Trump ordering religious houses to reopen amidst the pandemic. According to Trump, America needs more prayer and not less. Reacting to this, Freeze called the president a joker saying if that is what is needed, people can pray in their homes. ”If America truly needs more prayers then people should pray at home, most of the New Testament church gatherings were in people’s homes! – ”Trump is a complete joker, America failed woefully with the response to COVID-19 leading to the highest number of infections and deaths globally, now this??? – ”Why does he want to sacrifice more lives? Pray on Zoom, pray at home this is not worshipping God, this is testing God (Mat4:7). So far, 33 pastors have died o...
Eid-El-Filtr: Ondo State Governor Orders Reopening Of All Markets
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Eid-El-Filtr: Ondo State Governor Orders Reopening Of All Markets

Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has ordered that all major and community markets throughout the State be reopened on Saturday, May 23. The Governor made this known in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olusegun Ajiboye made available to newsmen in Akure on Friday. Akeredolu had earlier banned daily market activities in the State as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The decision is to enable Muslim faithful in the State engage in shopping activities ahead of the Eid-el-Fitr festivities. “Meanwhile, it must be noted that the earlier order restricting business and market activities to Tuesdays and Thursdays in the State resume immediately after tomorrow,” the statement added.
FAAN Fumigates Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt Airports Ahead Of Reopening
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FAAN Fumigates Lagos, Abuja, Port-Harcourt Airports Ahead Of Reopening

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria says it has commenced fumigation of International Airports in Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt ahead of reopening of flight operations in Nigeria. General Manager, Corporate Affairs of FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, made this known on Tuesday in a statement in Lagos. Yakubu explained that the fumigation exercise was in line with the efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world. She said though, it was not yet clear when the ban on flights would be lifted, the authority was taking the proactive steps. “This is to ensure the safety of passengers and other airport users when the airports eventually reopen. “In March this year, the authority embarked on a similar exercise of disinfection and fumigation of all ...
Gradual Lockdown Easing Extended by 2 Weeks in Lagos, Ogun and FCT
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Gradual Lockdown Easing Extended by 2 Weeks in Lagos, Ogun and FCT

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 had said just extended for 2 weeks the gradual easing of the lockdown in Lagos, Ogun, and Abuja to curb spread of Coronavirus. Chairman of the PTF on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, who is also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, while making the announcement said, “​Advisedly, the current phase of eased restriction will be maintained for another two weeks during which stricter enforcement and persuasion measures will be pursued. “The two weeks extension of Phase One of the eased restriction is also to enable other segments of the economy to prepare adequately for compliance with the guidelines, preparatory to reopening in the coming weeks.” https://twitter.com/LailaIjeoma/status/1262443762355232770  
FG Warns Vice-Chancellors Against Reopening Universities
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FG Warns Vice-Chancellors Against Reopening Universities

The Federal Ministry of Education has ordered vice chancellors to maintain the closure of federal, state and private universities in order to keep students and university communities safe from coronavirus. The National Universities Commission gave the directive through a circular by the Director, Directorate of the Executive Secretary’s Office, Chris Maiyaki. The circular read, “Vice chancellors will please recall that following the ministerial directive of March 19, 2020, the NUC issued two circulars on Friday, March 20, to convey approval for the closure of institutions for a period of one month effective from Monday, March 23. “The Federal Ministry of Education has subsequently directed on Friday, March 8, that all schools remain closed as the Federal Government is closely ...
Fleeing Coronavirus Patient Nabbed in Taraba
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Fleeing Coronavirus Patient Nabbed in Taraba

The Coronavirus patient who fled from the Isolation center in Taraba state has been nabbed and returned to the facility. Taraba state's Commissioner for Health and Chairman of the State’s COVID-19 technical committee, Dr Innocent Vakkai made the announcement on Monday May 4. The Commissioner debunked claims of schools and worship centres reopening, as he also disclosed that contact tracing has commenced to curtail the spread of the virus in the state. He said; ”Our schools and worship centres remain closed while members of the public are urged to observe all precautionary measures outlined for safety during the two day window allowed for movement in the state.” Vakkai averred that the state which currently 8 confirmed cases of Coronavirus would not accommodate Almajiris ...
Denmark Begins Reopening Of Schools
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Denmark Begins Reopening Of Schools

Denmark began reopening schools on Wednesday after a month-long closure over the coronavirus, becoming the first country in Europe to do so. Nurseries, kindergartens and primary schools were reopening, according to an AFP correspondent, after they were closed on 12 March in an effort to curb the Covid-19 epidemic. However, classes are only resuming in about half of Denmark’s municipalities and in about 35% of Copenhagen’s schools, as some have requested more time to adjust to health protocols still in place. All are expected to reopen by 20 April. In early April, the country’s government announced that schools would be reopened “on the condition that everyone keeps their distance and washes their hands”. Schools are required to ensure that a distance of two metres is mai...
No Reopening Of Schools Yet, Education Ministry Tells
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No Reopening Of Schools Yet, Education Ministry Tells

The Federal Ministry of Education has urged Nigerians to disregard some false news making the rounds that the Federal Government had directed the reopening of schools. The ministry’s Director of Press, Ben Goong, said on Sunday that there was no such directive from the minister, Adamu Adamu, as everyone had been instructed to work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Goong noted that parents, guardians and stakeholders must not be misled by fake news but should continue to abide by the Federal Government’s regulations to tackle the ravaging pandemic. He said, “On the issue of reopening of schools, the ministry has not directed the reopening of any school at any level. The purported press release by the minister to that effect is a clear forgery as it did not emanate from...
What Determines Reopening Of Nigeria’s Borders – Buhari
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What Determines Reopening Of Nigeria’s Borders – Buhari

He revealed that the reopening the borders would be determined by the report from the Tripartite Committee comprising the governments of Nigeria, Benin Republic and the Niger Republic. The President stated this when he met with President Roch Marc Christian Kabore of Burkina Faso who paid him a visit on Friday at the State House in Abuja. “Our major problem is security – the inflow of weapons, ammunition and drugs,” he was quoted as saying in a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu. President Buhari added, “We have witnessed a decline in banditry using such weapons since the partial closure of the border. “Also, our farmers are now able to sell their rice since we stopped the inflow of foreign rice, usually dumped in the country.” He informed his visitor that Nigeria’s...
No Date Yet For Border Reopening – FG
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No Date Yet For Border Reopening – FG

The Federal Government had yet to decide a terminal date when the country ’ s border would be reopened to neighboring countries . The Federal Government had in August closed its borders to neighboring countries in an exercise code -named operation Exercise Swift Response The action which had resulted in joint border operations by a combined team of security agencies had been greeted by mixed reactions from stakeholders. While some stakeholders had described the border closure as a move in a positive direction, others have described it as a setback for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement . Speaking during a chat with journalists on Monday in Abuja , the Minister of State for Industry , Trade and Investment, Mariam Katagum , said the Federal Government had held strat...
CBN Governor Gives Conditions For Reopening Nigerian Borders
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CBN Governor Gives Conditions For Reopening Nigerian Borders

The Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, on Monday revealed conditions to be met before the country’s borders could be closed. Speaking with the State House correspondents shortly after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, the CBN governor said until neighbouring countries agree to implement mutual anti-smuggling policies, the borders would remain closed. Mr Emefiele stated that Nigerian rice and poultry farmers have particularly been benefiting from the border closure. “In November 2015 President Muhammadu Buhari, the CBN and some state governors went to Kebbi State to launch the Wet Season Rice Farming. “Since then, we have seen an astronomical growth in the number of farmers who have been going into rice farming and our paddy production has gone up also quite ex...

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