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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday slammed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for not standing up for embattled Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Rivers reopens schools October 5

The Rivers State Government has approved the reopening of universities, other tertiary institutions, as well as secondary and vocational schools in the state, with effect from Monday, October 5, 2020.

Caleb University holds virtual convocation

The 10th convocation ceremony of Caleb University has been scheduled to hold online on Friday just as it has appointed Chief Edwin Clark, as Chancellor of the institution.
Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi

Enugu announces phased reopening of schools

The Enugu State Government has announced the phased re-opening of all primary and secondary schools in the state for 3rd term academic activities, on Monday, September 28, 2020.
The Katsina State Government says it will not order the reopening of primary and secondary schools in the State until the Federal Government makes a definitive pronouncement on the issue.

Katsina schools to remain closed – official

The Katsina State Government says it will not order the reopening of primary and secondary schools in the State until the Federal Government makes a definitive pronouncement on the issue.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday presided over a virtual meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

VP Osinbajo: Nigerians gifted with exceptional confidence, resilience, mental acuity

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says Nigerians are gifted with exceptional attributes of confidence, resilience and mental acuity.
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.
The Commissioner of Education in the state, Prof. Badamasi Lawal, made this known during media briefing in Katsina on Thursday.

Katsina spends N3 billion on WAEC, NECO fees in five years

The Katsina State Government has spent more than N3 billion on payment of Senior School Certificate Examination fees for 320,058 candidates who sat for the examination between 2015 and 2019.

Ebonyi commences junior WAEC exams September 21

The Ebonyi State Ministry of Education has approved the commencement of the 2020 Basic Education Certificate Examination, widely known as Junior WAEC, across the 13 Local Government Areas of the State from September 21.
Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom

Benue schools to resume September 21 – official

The Commissioner for Education, Dennis Ityavyar, a professor, told journalists on Wednesday in Makurdi that both public and private primary, secondary and tertiary institutions would resume on that day.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Oyo governor orders reopening of public, private schools

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has approved the resumption dates for public and private primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in the state.
Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

NABTEB exams: Kano directs re-opening of six technical colleges for exit class students

Kano State Commissioner for Education, Malam Muhammad Sanusi Sa’id Kiru, has directed for the immediate re-opening of six technical colleges in the state to enable students in the exit classes to participate in the forthcoming NABTEB examinations.
Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo has warned parents against allowing their wards to patronize private tutorial centres during the period of schools closure.

Lagos announces phased resumption for secondary schools

Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, on Sunday, announced phased resumption for secondary school students in both public and private schools in the state after the lockdown of schools as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Oyo State chapter of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) says Governor Seyi Makinde disappointed himself for failing to fulfil the promises made to the party few days to the 2019 gubernatorial election.

Oyo cancels virus curfew, to issue advisory to night clubs

The Task Force, however, specifically warned operators of Night Clubs to desist from accommodating persons in closed areas within their premises, adding that research has confirmed that the virus spreads faster when people cluster in closed venues.
Four coronavirus patients have recovered and will soon be allowed to go home to their families. This was revealed on Friday 3 April 2020 by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos.

Lagos tasked to create budget line for education of children with disabilities

The Lagos Civil Society Participation for Development, a network of Civil Society Organisations, has called on the Lagos State Government to create a budget line that would cater for the provision of learning aids and accessibility needs of children with disabilities in all the 44 inclusive schools across the State.
The Chief of Staff to Lagos State Governor, Mr. Tayo Ayinde, has expressed the commitment of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s led administration to deploy feasible strategies to achieve its campaign promises to residents.

Official: Lagos’ll deploy feasible strategies to achieve campaign promises

The Chief of Staff to Lagos State Governor, Mr. Tayo Ayinde, has expressed the commitment of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s led administration to deploy feasible strategies to achieve its campaign promises to residents.
Akwa Ibom State Governor Udom Emmanuel says it is unsafe to reopen schools in the state in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Akwa Ibom governor warns school principals against illegal fees, exams malpractice

As final year secondary students begin their school certificate examinations on Monday, Akwa Ibom governor Udom Emmanuel has warned school principals against collecting illegal fees to aid examination malpractice.
Adegboyega Oyetola

WASSCE: Osun begs former N-Power teachers to resume

Osun State Government on Monday pleaded with former N-Power teachers handling Senior Secondary School Three classes before they were exited from the scheme, to return to schools for revision classes.
Governor David Nweze Umahi

Exam malpractice: Coronavirus will check cheating among students – Governor Umahi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has said that COVID-19 will help in checking ‘giraffing’ among students during examinations.

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The Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi, Mr Philip Maku, has warned criminals operating in the state to repent from their evil ways or leave the state.

#EndSARS: Police confirm attack on station in Ebonyi

The Police Command in Ebonyi has confirmed Thursday’s attack on Uburu Police Station in Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state by suspected hoodlums.
President Muhammadu Buhari

#EndSARS: President Buhari urged to probe Lekki shootings

A coalition of women groups, Mothers United and Mobilised (MUM), has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to constitute a transparent panel of inquiry into alleged shooting of unarmed EndSARS protesters in Lekki on Tuesday.
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has condemned what it called the silence of President Buhari over protests against operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS, a unit of the Nigeria Police Force, in the past two weeks.

#EndSARS: Institute invites protesters for dialogue

The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR) has invited the youths currently protesting against police brutality with the hashtag, #ENDSARS for a dialogue with officials of the institute.
The nominees for the Premier League’s Young Player of the Year award have been named and it is unsurprising to see the list dominated by Manchester United stars.

Manchester United in buoyant mood ahead of clash with Chelsea

Manchester United will approach Saturday’s home English Premier League (EPL) clash with Chelsea in buoyant mood rather than in trepidation.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian speaks at the daily media briefing in Beijing on April 8. GREG BAKER-AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

China threatens retaliation over US-Taiwan arms sale

China on Thursday threatened to make a “legitimate and necessary” retaliation over the US sale of $1 billion worth of missiles to Taiwan as Beijing becomes increasingly strident over its claims to the self-ruled island.