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Nigerians React to News of FG's Receipt of Covid-19 Vaccine from Russia
Nigerians React to News of FG’s Re...

Nigerians React to News of FG’s Receipt of Covid-19 Vaccine from Russ...

When the news broke today that the Federal Government had taken delivery of Covid-19 samples from Russia, Nigerians reacted with a lot of pessimism and even scorn. While Nigeria’s minister for health, Osagie Ehanire, said that the country indicated interest in the vaccine as a way of... read more »

Nigerian Government Approves Phased reopening of Schools
Nigerian Government Approves Phased reop...

Nigerian Government Approves Phased reopening of Schools

Reviews curfew from 12am to 4am Lifts ban on market, cinema and gym Approves reopening of NYSC orientation camp   The Nigerian government has ratified the phased reopening of educational institutions across all states of the federation after schools were closed in March as a measure to... read more »

FCT Doctors Embark on Indefinite Strive, See Reason
FCT Doctors Embark on Indefinite Strike,...

FCT Doctors Embark on Indefinite Strike, See Reason

The Association of Resident Doctors in the Federal Capital Territory Administration, ARD-FCTA, have embarked on an indefinite strike action from September 1, 2020 to protest unfavourable work conditions. This was contained in a statement signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the association,... read more »

Enugu Airport Reopens After 370 Days Closure as South East Leaders Commend Buhari
Enugu Airport Reopens After 370 Days Clo...

Enugu Airport Reopens After 370 Days Closure as South East Leaders Commend ...

The federal government of Nigeria on Sunday commissioned the rehabilitated Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, for flight operations. The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) had closed the airport on August 24, 2019 for rehabilitation after its runway had become deplorable. In his... read more »

Students Urge Government to Provide Palliatives to Private Schools as Schools Are Set to Reopen in Lagos
Students Urge Government to Provide Pall...

Students Urge Government to Provide Palliatives to Private Schools as Schoo...

Muslim students in Lagos State have appealed to government to provide palliatives for private schools to avert job losses occasioned by adverse effect of COVID-19 on private schools. The call comes after Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu had on Saturday directed tertiary institutions to open... read more »

A third of Africa’s Children Missed Virtual Learning, says UNICEF

A third of Africa’s Children Missed Virtual Learning, says UNICEF

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has said the COVID-19 induced school closure has created a global education emergency occasioned by the inability of a third of children to... read more »

FG Discloses Plans for Resumption of Tertiary Institutions

FG Discloses Plans for Resumption of Tertiary Institutions

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has said private universities are more prepared for resumption than government owned tertiary institutions. He disclosed this on... read more »

Lagos Health Commissioner, Abayomi Tests Positive for COVID-19

Lagos Health Commissioner, Abayomi Tests Positive for COVID-19

Akin Abayomi, Commissioner for Health in Lagos State has been diagnosed of COVID-19. This was confirmed by commissioner for Information and Strategy Gbenga Omotoso in a tweet on Twitter on... read more »

Rwanda Discloses Plans for School Resumption

Rwanda Discloses Plans for School Resumption

The government of Rwanda has said schools will remain shut till comprehensive risk assessment is conducted which will determine period and method of resumption. The decision on school... read more »

FEC Approves N8.49bn For Purchase of COVID-19 Testing Kits

FEC Approves N8.49bn For Purchase of COVID-19 Testing Kits

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has today ratified the sum of N8.49bn for the procurement of 12 items for the testing of deadly COVID-19 by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control... read more »