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The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has commenced removal of wrecks in Ikorodu channel to improve navigation on the waterways.

LASWA begins wrecks removal from Lagos waterways

The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has commenced removal of wrecks in Ikorodu channel to improve navigation on the waterways.
Campaigners and activists rally outside the Scottish Parliament in support of the Scottish Governments Support For Period Products Bill [Jeff J Mitchell-Getty Images]

Scotland first in the world to make sanitary products free

Scotland on Tuesday made sanitary products free to all women, becoming the first nation in the world to take such a step against “period poverty”.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Chapter, has called on the Edo State Government to intervene and settle the crisis of non-payment of staff salaries in the institution.

Northern students give Nigerian government, striking lecturers one-week ultimatum to resolve dispute

The coalition of 19 Northern states presidents of the Students’ Union Government (SUG) has issued a one-week ultimatum to both the Nigerian government and Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to resolve their problem with ASUU or else the students would turn the streets to their classes.
The state Commissioner for Tourism, Arts and Culture, Mrs Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, recently announced that the Academy was in the recruitment stage.

Lagos Creative Academy begins classes 2021

At the ongoing The Entertainment Fair and Festival (TEFFEST), the founder of EbonyLife Films, Mo Abudu, disclosed that the Lagos Creative Academy is scheduled to begin classes next year; first quarter of 2021 specifically.
Many workers of Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, on Wednesday abandoned their duty posts, as students of the institution, barricaded all entrances to the institution in protest of the ‘sit down’ strike embarked upon by the academic staff Union.

Polytechnic students shut school over lecturers, management faceoff

The students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, last week shut down the institution over a faceoff between the members of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP) and management of the school.
Senegalese children resumed classes on Thursday after the government closed schools in March in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in the West African nation.

Senegal reopens schools after months-long virus break

Senegalese children resumed classes on Thursday after the government closed schools in March in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus in the West African nation.
Many workers of Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, on Wednesday abandoned their duty posts, as students of the institution, barricaded all entrances to the institution in protest of the ‘sit down’ strike embarked upon by the academic staff Union.

Protesting students shut Osun polytechnic over lecturers strike

Many workers of Federal Polytechnic, Ede, Osun State, on Wednesday abandoned their duty posts, as students of the institution, barricaded all entrances to the institution in protest of the ‘sit down’ strike embarked upon by the academic staff Union.
The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday said that the Coronavirus pandemic had shown Nigerians that there was need for prayers.

Governor Sanwo-Olu: Pre-primary classes remain closed in Lagos

The Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that pre-primary classes in public and private schools across the state are to remain closed until further announcements are made.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Ebonyi opens schools for students

The Ebonyi State Government has announced the reopening of schools for primary, secondary and tertiary classes.

ASUU: It’s suicidal to reopen universities now

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, on Monday, warned the Federal Government that attempts to reopen tertiary institutions without taking concrete steps to curb the spread of COVID-19 would be suicidal.
Dozens of doctors' groups on Saturday warned that the Philippines was losing the coronavirus fight, urging President Rodrigo Duterte to tighten a recently eased lockdown as cases surged and hospitals turned away patients.

Philippines delays start of school year as virus surges

The Philippines delayed Friday the start of the school year by another six weeks to October as the country battles surging coronavirus infections and prepares to turn classrooms into quarantine facilities.

Only teachers resume in public secondary schools in Nsukka

Students in exit classes in public secondary schools in Nsukka, Enugu State, were yet to resume classes as only teachers were present in schools visited, newsmen reports.

Issa Aremu: Nigeria should seek extension of WAEC

Vice President, Industrial Global Union, Comrade Issa Aremu, has called on the Federal Government to negotiate an out-of-season date for West African Examinations Council’s (WAEC) Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE), until the COVID-19 curve which is currently on the rise would have been sufficiently flattened.
The Presidential Task force (PTF) on COVID-19 has revealed that 63 per cent of hand sanitiser sold in Abuja, have no NAFDAC registration.

PTF: 63% of hand sanitisers in Abuja not registered by NAFDAC

The Chairman of the PTF and Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF Boss Mustapha, stated this while speaking at the daily briefing of the PTF COVID-19, on Monday in Abuja.
Picture taken on September 27, 2019 shows the facade of the Islamic boarding school where over 300 students of 'different nationalities' were rescued in Rigasa area of Kaduna, in northern Nigeria. STR-AFP

Coronavirus spurs crackdown on Nigeria Quran schools where children fend for themselves

Two dozen boys read verses of the Quran aloud on the dilapidated veranda of one of the thousands of informal Islamic schools studding northern Nigeria's biggest city Kano.
Seventeen states and Washington, DC have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s policy that would prevent international students who are taking online courses from remaining in the US.

16 US states sue Donald Trump administration over new student visa guidelines

Seventeen states and Washington, DC have filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration’s policy that would prevent international students who are taking online courses from remaining in the US.
Students, socially distanced, attend a flag-raising ceremony at a secondary school in Bangkok. AFP

Thailand reopens schools, nightclubs, others

Mask-wearing pupils catching up with friends at one Bangkok high school were quickly told to spread out as they headed back to lessons on Wednesday after months of distance learning due to coronavirus restrictions.

Provost: Kwara college uncovers 2,000 fake certificates

The authorities of the Kwara State College of Education, Ilorin have discovered about 2,000 fake National Certificate of Education purportedly issued in the name of the institution.

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Joe Biden introduces top economic advisers Tuesday, as pandemic threat worsens

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden will formally introduce his top economic policy advisers on Tuesday as his administration prepares to take power amid a slowing economic recovery hampered by the resurgent coronavirus pandemic.
The European Council on Tuesday approved a set of conclusions in response to a call made in October 2020 to prepare a common approach in respect of debt relief for African countries.

European Council approves debt relief efforts for African countries

The European Council on Tuesday approved a set of conclusions in response to a call made in October 2020 to prepare a common approach in respect of debt relief for African countries.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, on has turned the heat on the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) saying football in the country is going backward.

Group hails minister for rejecting N81m to cut Abuja stadium grass

The Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare has been lauded for the disciplined and prudent management of the affairs of the ministry, particularly his rejection of the humongous bill of N81 million presented by Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) for the cutting of grass in MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja.
Babar Baloch, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, told a Geneva news briefing: “Our extreme worry is that we hear about attacks, the fighting near the camps, we hear about abductions and forced removals, so this is very important for us to have that access to go and see what has happened over there.”

U.N. seeks access to 96,000 Eritrean refugees in Tigray where food running out

Babar Baloch, spokesman of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, told a Geneva news briefing: “Our extreme worry is that we hear about attacks, the fighting near the camps,
Syringes are seen in front of displayed Biontech and Pfizer logos in this illustration taken November 10, 2020. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-File Photo

Pfizer-BioNTech seek EU emergency approval for coronavirus vaccine, target December rollout

In their pursuit of a European launch, potentially this year, the partners are neck-and-neck with rival Moderna, which said on Monday it would ask the EU regulator to recommend conditional approval for its shot.