Tag Archives Covid-19

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

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 access virtual leaning. UNICEF said about 1.5 billion children could not access learning at the peak of lockdowns... read more »

FG Discloses Plans for Resumption of Tertiary Institutions
FG Discloses Plans for Resumption of Ter...

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 Monday in Abuja during press briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Nwajiuba said government is... read more »

Lagos Health Commissioner, Abayomi Tests Positive for COVID-19
Lagos Health Commissioner, Abayomi Tests...

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 Monday. Omotoso said, “Subsequent to close contact with persons feeling unwell and testing positive for the... read more »

Rwanda Discloses Plans for School Resumption
Rwanda Discloses Plans for School Resump...

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 reopening is one among other resolutions reached by the cabinet after a meeting on Friday, August 14 in Kigali. The... read more »

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

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 (NCDC). President Muhammadu Buhari gave the approval during a virtual council meeting on Wednesday. The minister of... read more »

Air Peace Reconsiders, Recalls Sacked Pilots as FG intervenes

Air Peace Reconsiders, Recalls Sacked Pilots as FG intervenes

The management of Air Peace Airlines has reconsidered its earlier decision to sack about 70 pilots following the intervention of the Federal. The recall of some of the sacked pilots was... read more »

I Ask for Some Patience With the Acquisition of Equipment – Buhari

I Ask for Some Patience With the Acquisition of Military Equipment – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to be patient with his administration as he strives to equip the military against security threat. Buhari made the call in a tweet on his... read more »

FG Lifts Restriction on Sports, See List

FG Lifts Restriction on Sports, See List

The Federal government of Nigeria has granted permission for the resumption of non-contact sports in Nigeria. This was made known by Dr. Sani Aliyu, National Coordinator of the Presidential... read more »

  FCT Mobile Court Fines Naira Marley Over Jabi Lake Mall Concert

  FCT Mobile Court Fines Naira Marley Over Jabi Lake Mall Concert

Nigerian musician Azeez Fashola, who goes by stage name Naira Marley has been fined N200,000 by an Abuja mobile court over his June 13 concert at Jabi Lake Mall in violation of COVID-19... read more »

Eased Lockdown: PTF Ratifies Gradual Reopening of International Air Flights in Weeks

Eased Lockdown: PTF Ratifies Gradual Reopening of International A...

The Boss Mustapha led Presidential Task Force (PTF), on COVID-19 has signed off on gradual reopening of international air flights and train services across Nigeria in weeks, and not months. The News... read more »