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We are yet to resume Dubai flights because Emirates and other airlines gave us conditions that were not acceptable to us – Sirika
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We are yet to resume Dubai flights because Emirates and other airlines gave us conditions that were not acceptable to us – Sirika

Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika has explained why the country is yet to resume flights to United Arab Emirates. Speaking during the briefing by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Hadi Sirika said Emirates and other airlines gave the federal government conditions that were not acceptable. According to the Minister, Dubai authorities insisted that all passengers intending to visit the country must use Emirates airline or spend two weeks in the alternative carrier’s country before entering Dubai. He stated that the protocol appeared to be targeted at only Nigerians and was not backed up by scientific reasons. Talks are reportedly ongoing to resolve the issue. Sirika said; “Emirates in particular and other airlines, including KLM, gave us some conditions that were no...
Euro 2020: Details of Eriksen’s Chat with Denmark team-mates in hospital emerge
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Euro 2020: Details of Eriksen’s Chat with Denmark team-mates in hospital emerge

  Denmark playmaker, Christian Eriksen, FaceTimed his teammates urging them to resume their Euro 2020 clash with Finland, the UK Mirror reports. Eriksen collapsed during the first half in Copenhagen, sparking distressing scenes on the pitch. The 29-year-old was seen receiving CPR, while his teammates formed a barrier between him and any cameras. He was down on the pitch for over 10 minutes, before being stretched away and rushed to hospital. Eriksen is now awake and stable. The player even contacted the others, telling them to finish the game as they look for a winning start to the tournament. They eventually lost 1-0 to Finland.
JUSUN Suspends Strike
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JUSUN Suspends Strike

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) has resolved to call off its over two-month strike, effective from Monday June 14. The decision was taken at the group's National Executive Council (NEC) meeting which just ended in Abuja. It is however coming after the National Judicial Council (NJC), in a meeting with JUSUN leaders and the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad on Tuesday June 8, appealed to the striking court workers to put an end to the industrial action in the interest of the country and the suffering court users. JUSUN which is demanding for judicial autonomy among other things, said they will resume the strike after two or three months if Governors fail to do the needful.
Issuance Of New SIMs To Resume April 19 – FG
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Issuance Of New SIMs To Resume April 19 – FG

The Federal Government says the issuance of new SIM cards will resume on April 19. Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, made this known in a statement released by Femi Adeluyi, his technical aide (information technology), on Thursday. In December 2020, the government suspended the activity as it embarked on an audit of the subscriber registration database. Pantami announced that the country is set to implement a revised national digital identity policy for SIM card registration, adding that the national identification number (NIN) is mandatory at all levels. “The policy includes guidelines on new SIM Acquisition and Activation, SIM Replacement, New SIM Activation for Corporates and Internet-of-Things/Machine-to-Machine (IoT/M2M), amongst others,” the...
Resident Doctors Suspend Strike for one Month
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Resident Doctors Suspend Strike for one Month

The National Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) has called off its 9-day old strike. The resident doctors reached the decision to end the strike at a virtual National Executive Council (NEC) meeting which ended on Saturday evening, April 10. Confirming the suspension to newsmen, the President of NARD, Dr. Uyilawa Okhuaihesuyi said the association had resolved to resume work following positive consideration of the agreement reached with the federal government at their meeting that held on Friday, April 9. He said all house officers who are yet to be paid will be paid on Monday, April 12. Okhuaihesuyi said the strike has been suspended for one month and that doctors working in isolation centres will resume at 8am on Sunday, April 11 while resident doctors in other hospitals ...
2023: INEC Fixes Date To Resume Registration Of Voters
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2023: INEC Fixes Date To Resume Registration Of Voters

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed June 28 to resume the continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise ahead of the 2023 elections. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, announced the date at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. The commission earlier targeted the resumption of the exercise in the first quarter of 2021. But Yakubu said the target was not met as a result of some activities such as the introduction of new systems to ensure the registration is in line with COVID-19 guidelines, expansion of voter access to polling units and introduction of new voter registration equipment and technology. “Effective from Monday 28th June 2021, the CVR exercise will commence nationwide and carried out continuously for over a year until the third quarter of...
Niger State Government Directs Schools to Reopen on Monday
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Niger State Government Directs Schools to Reopen on Monday

The Niger state government has directed public schools in the state which were shut down following the abduction of 27 students from the Government Science College, Kagara, Niger state on February 10, to reopen on Monday March 29. The state commissioner for education, Hannatu Salihu said schools with day students will resume on March 29, while boarding secondary schools in urban areas will reopen on April 6. Schools in the state were also directed to immediately form a formidable Security team, comprising of School Officials, Security Personnel, PTA, SBMC and Vigilante with active community participation to allow for strong security presence in and around the Schools. She said; “All public day secondary schools are to reopen on Monday, March 29, 2021. All boarding secondary s...
Holland to Send 200 People on Eight-day Holiday to Greece as an Experiment to See if Tourism is Feasible During Pandemic
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Holland to Send 200 People on Eight-day Holiday to Greece as an Experiment to See if Tourism is Feasible During Pandemic

The Dutch government is planning to send 200 people on holiday to Greece for eight days as an experiment to see if tourism is feasible during the pandemic. About 25,000 people are said to have applied for the free trip and the trial will see travellers enjoy an all-inclusive holiday in Rhodes, costing £342 (€399) per person, BBC reports. During the experiment, hosted by holiday firm Sunweb, the selected holiday-goers will not be allowed to leave the resort and will be expected to quarantine for ten days when they return back to Holland. According to RTL Nieuws, those selected must be aged 18-70 and will all be staying at the Mitsis Grand Hotel in Rhodes where they will be the only guests. In the experiment, which has been given the go-ahead by public health authorities ...
Northern Traders To Resume North To South Movement As Yahaya Bello Intervenes
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Northern Traders To Resume North To South Movement As Yahaya Bello Intervenes

After about six days, the Leadership of Cattle and Foodstuff dealers under the aegis of Amalgamated Union of Foodstuff and Cattle Dealers of Nigeria, on Wednesday, agreed to resume the movement of food supplies from the northern part of the country to the southern region. It was gathered that the agreement was reached when the leadership of the trade union met with Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State in Abuja. Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode was also at the meeting. About a week ago, northern traders had embarked on strike over the alleged killing of their members in the southern part of the country. Prices of food commodities like pepper, tomatoes, beef, yam, garri, amongst others, had gone over the roof with many southerners groaning and complaining about the incr...
Workers On GL 12, Below Should Not Resume – FG Warns Ministers, Agency Heads
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Workers On GL 12, Below Should Not Resume – FG Warns Ministers, Agency Heads

The Federal Government on Monday warned Ministries, Departments and parastatal Agencies (MDAs) not to compel workers on Grade Level (GL) 12 and below to resume work. Boss Mustapha, Secretary to the Government of the Federation gave the warning at a briefing on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja. Mustapha, Chairman of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) cited reports of MDAs compelling their workers in the categories to report for work. “For the avoidance of doubts, all employees from GL 12 and below shall continue to work from home. “No agency is allowed to vary this instruction. Permanent Secretaries and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) are to ensure strict compliance,” he said.
FG Bans Assemblies, Overcrowding, Visiting Days As Schools Resume On Monday 18
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FG Bans Assemblies, Overcrowding, Visiting Days As Schools Resume On Monday 18

The Federal Government, on Thursday, banned overcrowding and large gatherings such as assemblies and visiting days, as schools reopen on Monday. It also put limitations to class sizes and hostel occupancy and asked the schools to ensure compulsory wearing of face masks by all students, teachers and workers, as well ensure temperature checks and put hand washing facilities in strategic locations in all schools The government also asked the school authorities to ensure constant supply of water and sanitisers, and make available functional health clinics with facilities for isolation and transportation of suspected cases to medical facilities. The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, gave the conditions in a statement by the Director of Press in the Federal Ministry of Educ...
UNILAG To Resume January 25, 2021
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UNILAG To Resume January 25, 2021

The authorities of the University of Lagos have approved January 25 as the resumption date for academic activities. Head of the Media Unit of the university, Mrs Olufadeke Akinleye, said the institution would commence online classes on the announced date due to the second wave of COVID-19. The PUNCH reports that the Federal Government had approved January 18 for schools to reopen across the country. But branches of the Academic Staff Union of Universities had said that varsities were not ready for reopening. When contacted, Vice Chancellors of some state and federal universities said they were ready to reopen their institutions as directed by the Federal Government. Meanwhile, the University of Ilorin and some universities have started online lectures. The management of...
ABU Zaria To Resume On 25 January 2021
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ABU Zaria To Resume On 25 January 2021

The management of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Kaduna State has fixed Monday, January 25th, 2021 as the date for the reopening of the institution for academic activities. However, the Director of Public Affairs of the ABU, Mallam Auwal Umar, said in a statement that the resumption date was subject to review by the Federal Government. The statement titled, ‘Ahmadu Bello University fixes January 25 for reopening,’ said the resumption date was approved by the Senate of the University at its 501st (Special) Meeting on Tuesday The statement read, “The 2019/2020 academic session would be completed based on the adjusted calendar as approved by the Senate. “The decision to reopen the University followed the suspension of ASUU strike, and the directive by National Universitie...
Anambra Schools To Resume 1st February, 2021 – Governor Obiano
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Anambra Schools To Resume 1st February, 2021 – Governor Obiano

Anambra state government has announced that schools in Anambra will resume on the first of February, 2021. Governor Willie Obiano who made the announcement during a statewide broadcast on the ravaging second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, said that the new resumption date is to give school managers enough time to make adequate arrangements and preparations before resumption. According to the Governor, the second wave of the virus is more deadly, as one hundred and ten positive cases have been recorded between 7th December 2020, and 11th January 2021 in the state, emphasizing that his administration anticipated the rise because ndi Anambra who are well travelled came back from various parts of the world for Christmas and new year celebrations. Governor Obiano however expressed ...
Schools Resume January 18 Until Further Directive – PTF
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Schools Resume January 18 Until Further Directive – PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, on Tuesday, said schools in the country will resume on January 18 until the Ministry of Education announces further directive. PTF National Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, stated this while featuring on a television programme monitored by The PUNCH. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had on Monday, said the Federal Government would review the January 18 earlier date fixed for resumption of schools across Nigeria. The minister, who spoke at a PTF briefing in Abuja, attributed the decision to the second wave of COVID-19 currently ravaging the country. Speaking further on the issue on Tuesday, the PTF coordinator said the minister did not say the date has been changed. Aliyu said, “As regards schools, I just want to make a clarifica...
Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume
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Vice Chancellors Counter ASUU, Say Universities Can Resume

Vice-Chancellors of some federal and state universities in Nigeria have expressed readiness to reopen schools. Though the Academic Staff Union of Universities had said that varsities were not ready for reopening, the VCs said they had planned to reopen their institutions as directed by the Federal Government. One of the VCs of a federal university in the South-West told our correspondent that it was wrong for ASUU to claim that there were no guidelines for reopening varsities. Apart from the scare arising from the second wave of COVID-19, another VC said some of them (VCs) had planned to stagger resumption. “I think ASUU should begin to speak to facts. Inasmuch as we do not want the COVID-19 outbreak on our campuses, we had our plans. Some academic activities can resume for c...
UNIBEN To Resume Academic Activities January 30th, 2021
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UNIBEN To Resume Academic Activities January 30th, 2021

The management of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), on Monday, announced that the institution will resume full academic session on January 30, 2021. The announcement was contained in a statement signed by Benedicta Ehanire, PhD, Public Relations Officer of the University. The statement read, “The University of Benin has released an amended calendar for the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 Academic sessions. “At the end of a meeting of the University's Senate on Monday 4th January, 2021, it was resolved that old Students of the Institution should come into residence on the 30th of January for the continuation of First Semester lectures on Monday 1st of February, 2021. “The Semester is expected to run until the 1st of April, 2021, while Second Semester is billed to commence on April 5, ...
NECO Exams Resume On Monday, 9th November 2020
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NECO Exams Resume On Monday, 9th November 2020

PRESS RELEASE RESUMPTION OF THE 2020 SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATIONS (INTERNAL) The National Examinations Council (NECO) wishes to inform candidates, schools and other stakeholders of the resumption of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) in all states and the FCT from Monday 9th November 2020. The Council was constrained to postpone the examinations indefinitely on Monday 25th October 2020 due to security challenges occasioned by the ENDSARS protests, which disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some parts of the Country. Following the return of normalcy in the states and FCT, the examinations will now continue with a new Time-Table from Monday 9th November, 2020 to Saturday 28th November, 2020. This new Time-Table will be made availa...
Sanwo-Olu Directs Level 12 Civil Servants, Others To Resume
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Sanwo-Olu Directs Level 12 Civil Servants, Others To Resume

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all civil servants on salary grade one to 12. This was contained in a circular by the by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, on Saturday. In the circular with Ref. No: CIR/HOS/20/Vol.1/115, the civil servants were asked to resume on Monday, November 2, 2020. The PUNCH reports that civil servants on grade level 12 and below had been asked to work from home since March in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The circular read, “Sequel to the informed recommendation of the Presidential task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 and the state ministry of health advisory on same, it is hereby notified for general information that Mr. Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved that all public serva...
Lagos Public And Private Schools To Resume On Monday
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Lagos Public And Private Schools To Resume On Monday

The Lagos State Government has approved the re-opening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the State beginning from Monday, 2nd of November, 2020 while boarders in public schools are to resume on Sunday, 1st of the same month. Disclosing this today, Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo said that this has been an unprecedented year with the recent happenings that have regrettably led to frequent closure of schools with attendant learning disruptions faced by all children. “We pray and hope that there will be no more disruptions in the academic calendar. However, the State Government will always regard the safety of pupils/students, parents and all staff as a matter of priority.” She stressed. “We recommend that when schools r...
We Are Ready To Resume – ASUU
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We Are Ready To Resume – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Thursday, gave an indication that the union will suspend its prolonged strike very soon, as its President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, declared that the varsity lecturers are ready to go back to school. The ASUU President gave the hint even as the Federal Government, through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, assured it would meet the union demands within time frame it stipulated. Prof Ogunyemi, who was speaking at a meeting between the Federal Government, led by the Labour Minister and ASUU leadership, led by the President, said their members are willing to resume because it is a matter of national interest. He points out that their members also have their children at home, like all other parents who have thei...
Etihad Airways Gets FG’s Nod To Resume International Flights
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Etihad Airways Gets FG’s Nod To Resume International Flights

‌Following the decision of the United Arab Emirates to begin visa issuance to Nigerians, Etihad Airways has been approved to operate international flights into Nigeria Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this announcement on Thursday during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, which held in Abuja. He noted that the foreign carrier was already talking with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority regarding the process. Similarly, Emirates Airlines are also scheduled to operate flights into the country starting with Abuja and Lagos. He said, “UAE has commenced issuance of visas today. Consequent upon that, Emirates Airlines will begin operations from tomorrow. They are allowed to start daily flights into Abuja and Lagos. “Their sister company from the sa...
Anambra Schools Resume With Strict COVID-19 Safety Checks (Photos)
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Anambra Schools Resume With Strict COVID-19 Safety Checks (Photos)

Schools in Anambra State have resumed with strict COVID-19 checks, six months after students were forced to vacate schools because of COVID-19 scares. Public and private schools in Anambra State resumed academic session with strict COVID-19 safety checks as mandated by the government and healthcare providers. The phased resumption which excludes creche and nursery pupils, is a follow-up to earlier partial opening of schools to allow students in exist classes take their exams. In some of the schools that was captured this morning by IgbereTV , students, teachers and every other individual coming into the vicinity were checked with infrared thermometers, while those who do not have their face masks and hand sanitizers were sent back. Water tanks and soaps were also placed at st...
‘We Are Ready To Resume’ – A Group Of Lecturers Tell FG
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‘We Are Ready To Resume’ – A Group Of Lecturers Tell FG

Lecturers under the aegis of Congress of University Academics have asked the Federal Government to reopen tertiary institutions in the country. CONUA is a breakaway faction of the Academic Staff Union of Universities. CONUA made this known in a press statement on Wednesday after its National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja. The statement, which was signed by CONUA’s National Coordinator, Niyi Sunmonu, was titled ‘Stop intimidation of CONUA members’. The lecturers urged FG to reopen universities as soon as possible. The statement added, “The meeting called on the government to reopen universities as soon as possible as CONUA members are ready to resume work. “It however added that everything necessary in terms of COVID-19 protocols must be put in place before ...
78 Private Universities Ready To Resume – Minister Of State For Education
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78 Private Universities Ready To Resume – Minister Of State For Education

The Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says no date has been fixed yet for full schools’ resumption even though the Federal Government had continued to engage stakeholders. Nwajiuba said this during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja. The minister, however, expressed optimism that the date for resumption was “around the corner”, adding, that “we are not going to be brandishing dates.” He disclosed that he and the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, met some stakeholders in tertiary education earlier in the day on the issue. Nwajiuba said “about 78 privately-owned universities are insisting that they were ready for resumption” while the response from government-owned universities was still “50-50”.He said that a...
COVID-19: Schools Including Tertiary Institutions Will Resume When It Is Safe – FG
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COVID-19: Schools Including Tertiary Institutions Will Resume When It Is Safe – FG

As Nigeria battle with the novel corona virus pandemic the Federal government has given fresh update on school resumption. The FG through the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, during daily press briefing, on Tuseday, said schools including Tertiary institutions would resume when it is safe to do so. The Sun reports that Mustapha made this statement in response to the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) at the briefing of the task force on Monday, August 17. Recall that the students' association had earlier noted that though the pandemic hit many nations across the globe, Nigeria should take appropriate steps to remedy the situation and let the society run as seamless as possible. ...
House of Representatives Complex Shut Down for Fumigation
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House of Representatives Complex Shut Down for Fumigation

The management of the National Assembly has shut down the House of Representatives Complex for a routine fumigation exercise. During the two-day exercise, staff of the the house are expected to stay away from the complex. They've been directed to resume normal duties on Monday June 22, but it is still not clear if scheduled House committee functions will go ahead or not. It is also not known if the exercise has anything to do with COVID-19 pandemic. A circular referenced NASS/HR/MSD/ClR/003/IV138 and signed by Titus Jatau, a Deputy Director of the management read; “Approval has been granted for the 2nd quarter fumigation exercise to be carried out tomorrow Thursday, 18th and Friday. 19th June, 2020. “In the light of the above, all staff are requested to stay away during thi...
Kogi govt Gives Clarification on Reopening Schools
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Kogi govt Gives Clarification on Reopening Schools

<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; display: block !important;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> The Kogi State government has made clarification on a directive making the rounds that schools in the State should immediately reopen. Reports emerged on Monday, particularly on social media, that the government has directed schools principals and teachers to resume on Monday, 15th June 2020. However the Executive Chairman, Kogi State Science, Technical Education and Teaching Service Commission (STETSCOM), Mrs. Cecilia Cook denied the report, describing the rumour as the handiwork of mischief makers. Speaking through the Information Officer, Mr. Onighaye Talabi, she said that the c...
COVID-19: Domestic Flights Won’t Resume June 21 – FG
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COVID-19: Domestic Flights Won’t Resume June 21 – FG

The Federal Government has said domestic flight operations will not resume on June 21, contrary to ealier report. National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, said yesterday that the domestic airlines were given a window of three weeks to prepare, saying, “we did not say flights would definitely start on June 21.“ Aliyu had said on June 1 that “the aviation industry is requested to start developing protocols to allow for domestic flights to resume anytime from June 21.” However, while responding to a question asking for an update on the preparation, Aliyu said the PTF was yet to receive any update from the aviation sector on its preparedness to restart flight operations. He said: “What we said to the aviation authorities is; you need to let us ...
Cross River Public Schools To Resume June 16 As Government Mass Produces PPE
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Cross River Public Schools To Resume June 16 As Government Mass Produces PPE

All public schools in Cross River State will resume June 16 as the State government plans a special protective measures for children and others. So far the state remains the only state in the county without the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and poised to maintain that standard, the State government is braising the trail again as it has commenced the mass production of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for trial resumption of public schools The State governor, Senator Ben Ayade announced this in a statement made available to some newsmen in Calabar yesterday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Christian Ita as he (Ayade) unveiled the PPE made at the state owned garment factory. The protective gears, which include face shields and PPE overalls, according to Ayade w...
Orji Kalu Arrives National Assembly To Resume Duties As  Senate Chief Whip
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Orji Kalu Arrives National Assembly To Resume Duties As Senate Chief Whip

The Nigerian Senate, Tuesday, was on stand still as Chief Whip of the Senate , Senator Orji Uzor Kalu and former Governor of Abia State resumed for his Senatorial duties at the Red Chambers. Orji Kalu’s resumption could be described as a “triumphal” entry as he was greeted with thunderous cheers from hundreds of staff , security personnels , lawmakers and other well wishers who gathered to catch a glimpse and welcome the Chief Whip after his 6 months absence. The Chief Whip arrived the Senator building at exactly 9:00AM , spent minutes acknowledging greetings and cheers from people. When asked by Journalists to comment on his experience at the Kuje correctional centre , he responded “Keep Hope Alive”. Recall that, Senator Kalu was released after over 6 months of incarcerati...
Lagos Directs Civil Servants From Level 13 To Resume Monday
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Lagos Directs Civil Servants From Level 13 To Resume Monday

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered civil servants from Grade Level 13 to resume work effective Monday, June 8. The governor stated this on Thursday during a briefing at the Government House, Marina. He said, “As regards public service, we are asking all of our officers on Grade Level 13 and 14 on the unified public service to resume work from Monday, June 8, 2020. “We are still holding back from Grade Level 1 -12 till further notice.”
EPL Clubs to Play Friendlies Before Season Restarts
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EPL Clubs to Play Friendlies Before Season Restarts

The Premier League has given clubs permission to play friendly matches ahead of the planned resumption of the season, according to Sky Sports. However, the venues must be no more than 90 minutes away and players must travel in their own cars. Club coaching staff will officiate the matches, as PGMOL referees and assistants are yet to be tested for COVID-19. If played at a stadium, players will enter via the players’ entrance and walk straight onto the pitch, before warming up. Dressing rooms will not be used. Top-flight clubs were given the go-ahead to resume contract training last week, paving the way for competitive action to resume June 17.
FG Orders 50% Passengers Reduction As Domestic Flights Set To Resume June 21
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FG Orders 50% Passengers Reduction As Domestic Flights Set To Resume June 21

The Federal Government on Monday announced that domestic flights would resume on June 21 and directed airlines to take between 50 and 70 per cent of passengers on any flight. It also stated that the aircraft of most airlines were currently being serviced in preparation for the June 21 resumption date for domestic flights. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the announcement at Monday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVD-19 in Abuja. Sirika further stated that the airfares of flights should be appropriate to the issues at hand. He said, “The modality of operations by airlines and the passenger numbers will certainly drop and the load factor will also drop. “Only 50 or 70 per cent of the passengers should be taken. These are some of the things that we ...
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Resumption Date for Spanish Top-flight League Finally Revealed

Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez has disclosed that La Liga will be able to resume from June 8. DAILY POST recalls that La Liga had been suspended for the past two to three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sanchez disclosed this on Saturday afternoon during a press conference, in which he assured “the worst is behind us” after COVID-19 deaths and new cases fell significantly in recent weeks in Spain. He said: “La Liga can begin again from June 8. “The ball will roll with all the necessary health and safety conditions in place.” The Prime Minister also announced that the borders were opening up again to tourists from July onwards. Meanwhile, the German Bundesliga had already resumed last weekend.
‘It is too early’ – Mayor Khan says London shouldn’t host Premier League matches yet
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‘It is too early’ – Mayor Khan says London shouldn’t host Premier League matches yet

The English top flight is eyeing a return to the pitch next month after going on hiatus in March due to the coronavirus pandemic London Mayor Sadiq Khan has thrown a potential wrench into the Premier League's proposed return, saying that it is too soon to play matches in England's capital. The Premier League has been suspended since March amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but is eyeing a return next month. On Monday the government cleared the league to resume play on June 1, outlining the plan in a 50-page document for lifting the coronavirus-enforced lockdown in England.
Hazard, Ramos, Bale, Modric And Others Resume Training For Real Madrid
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Hazard, Ramos, Bale, Modric And Others Resume Training For Real Madrid

Real Madrid Stars returned to training early this week. The Real Madrid players took part in individual training sessions at the club's Valdebebas training complex on Monday It's been reported that the Players have been allowed back into Real Madrid's Valdebebas training complex to do individual exercises after two months break due to coronavirus outbreak. The players were divided into two groups on different shifts. Eden Hazard who was initially ruled out of the season after having an operation on his ankle on March 5 but due to the temporary suspension of football in Europe, the Belgian is back in training. Hazard is on course to feature for Los Blancos should La Liga return in June 12th just like the president Javier Tebas Real Madrid fitness coach, Gregory Dupont led th...
Orji Kalu Set To Resume At Senate Tomorrow After 5 Months In Prison
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Orji Kalu Set To Resume At Senate Tomorrow After 5 Months In Prison

Barring any last-minute changes, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, who was released from a correctional facility in Kuje, Abuja on Friday is set to resume at the Senate tomorrow, Daily Trust reports. It could be recalled that the former Abia State governor was jailed in December 2019 over allegation of misappropriation of Abia’s state funds to the tune of N7.6 billion during his tenure; between 1999 and 2007. He pleaded not guilty. The lawmaker, who represents Abia North in the Senate under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), heaved a sigh of relief when the Supreme Court, last Friday, quashed the judgement of the lower court that convicted him to a 12-year jail term. Kalu and co-defendants, Slok Nigeria Ltd and a former Director of Finance of the Abia State Government Hou...
German Chancellor, Angela Merkel Authorizes The Bundesliga To Resume This Month
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German Chancellor, Angela Merkel Authorizes The Bundesliga To Resume This Month

It will become the first major league in Europe to return to competition, with a date for resumption to be confirmed by the German Football League (DFL) on Thursday. All matches will be played behind closed doors. With nine games remaining, Bayern Munich are top of the table, four points above Borussia Dortmund. Bayern chairman Karl Heinz Rummenigge said: "I would like to thank the politicians for giving today's decision [and for] the opportunity to finish the Bundesliga season. "We are now looking forward to resuming play, ideally from mid-May. This ensures that the sporting decisions are made on the pitch. "I appeal to everyone involved to follow the requirements, which are the basis for resuming games, in an exemplary and extremely disciplined manner." Christian Se...
COVID-19: Manchester  United Players Asked to Return
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COVID-19: Manchester United Players Asked to Return

Manchester United have asked their players outside the UK to return, although there are no plans to resume training yet, ESPN reports. Members of the squad who have been isolating with their families have been told to fly back this week. They have, however, not been ordered to report to their Carrington training base which has been closed since the Premier League was suspended on March 13. Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Victor Lindelof and Sergio Romero were some of the players given permission to leave England. The club does not expect that players arriving from overseas will have to enter quarantine beyond the measure already put in place by the UK government. The Premier League is planning to resume the current campaign in June at n...
Obiano Orders Compulsory Use Of Face Masks As Workers Resume Monday
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Obiano Orders Compulsory Use Of Face Masks As Workers Resume Monday

Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has ordered civil and public servants in the state, including primary and secondary school teachers to resume work on Monday, May 4th, 2020. The announcement was contained in a statement signed by Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, Secretary to Anambra State Government. He stated that pupils and students should still remain at home and follow Anambra Teaching On Air through state-owned media outfit, ABS radio, TV and online platforms. According to the statement, all workers in the state, and indeed all residents should procure protective face masks as this is now compulsory in Anambra State.
FG Orders Civil Servants To Resume Monday
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FG Orders Civil Servants To Resume Monday

The Federal Government has ordered civil servants from Grade level 14 and above to resume on Monday. In circular by Head of Service of the Federation Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan, it said the Federal secretariat complexes have been decontaminated while efforts were ongoing to do same in other public offices. The circular reads: “Further to Mr President’s broadcast on a phased and gradual easing of the lockdown measures occasioned by COVID-19, officers on GL 14 and above and those in essential services are hereby directed to resume work with effect from Monday, 4th of May, 2020 in the first instance.“ Offices are to open three times a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday – and close at 2:00pm on each day.” The circular further advised affected officers to limit the number of visit...
Obiano Directs Anambra Teachers To Resume On Monday
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Obiano Directs Anambra Teachers To Resume On Monday

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has directed all workers in the state to resume work on Monday, May 4. The workers were ordered home by the state government about a month ago as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus. But in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, obtained by our correspondent on Thursday, the workers were asked to be on their duty posts on Monday. The statement included teachers amongst the category of workers that would resume work on Monday but stressed that primary and secondary school pupils in the area would remain at home. The statement read in part, “The Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has directed that civil and public servants in the state, including primary and secondary school teache...
Students wear social distancing headgears to class as schools resume in China
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Students wear social distancing headgears to class as schools resume in China

Life in China is now returning to normalcy since the outbreak of Coronavirus.   With some schools slowly reopening after the long hiatus, one school in the city of Hangzhou have enforced social distancing by letting students wear DIY hats with 3-foot-long horizontal plumes. Duke University professor, Eileen Chengyin Chow shared photos showing first graders at the Yangzheng Elementary School sitting in a classroom with desks arranged in single rows.     In the pictures, the students were also pictured wearing face masks and colourful headgear with extended plumes made out of cardboard and, in one case, balloons. According to Chinese outlet, The Paper, students at the school are allowed to wear the headgear to remind them to keep their distance from each...
Boris Johnson To Resume Work On Monday After Recovery From COVID-19
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Boris Johnson To Resume Work On Monday After Recovery From COVID-19

Boris Johnson, who is the British Prime Minister, has announced his resumption to work on Monday after recovery from COVID-19, a Downing Street spokeswoman confirmed this on Saturday. The disease sent him into intensive care for three nights in early April, but he overcame it. Johnson was taken to St Thomas’s Hospital in central London suffering from COVID-19 symptoms on April 5, and spent April 6-9 in intensive care.
Obiano Relaxes Lockdown In Anambra, Asks Churches To Resume Activities
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Obiano Relaxes Lockdown In Anambra, Asks Churches To Resume Activities

The Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, has relaxed the lockdown on the state and has asked churches to commence full activities, MCI reports. The governor stated this in a broadcast to the people of the state on Saturday evening. Before the Saturday broadcast, church activities had been restricted for 14 days as one of the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But on Saturday, Obiano asked the churches to resume full service, stating that the worshipers must wear face masks and observe the World Health Organisation’s guidelines about the pandemic during worship. He listed the protocol to include regular hand washing, avoiding handshakes, application of hand sanitizers, and social distancing. The Governor announced that movements around the state were not...
Italian Serie A Games to Resume Back in late May – Italian FA Chief, Gabriele Gravina
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Italian Serie A Games to Resume Back in late May – Italian FA Chief, Gabriele Gravina

On Friday, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said that club matches should resume “in late May, early June”,. Also, saying those who are pushing for the season cancellation “dislike football, or Italians”. Furthermore, Gabriele Gravina, the president of the FIGC, said it would take three weeks to prepare after the end of the coronavirus lockdown in the country, currently scheduled for May 4. In his words, he stated: “So at the end of May, early June, we can start,” he told Italian radio on Friday. “Those who talk today about cancelling the season do not like football or Italians because they take away hope for the future and for recovery,” Gravina said. “There will be a monitoring period to guarantee that all those taking part are free of the virus. If they...

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