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The policy change was announced in a statement by Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

US: Foreign students won’t be admitted for online programmes

The United States announced Friday it will not take in any new foreign students seeking online-only study, after rescinding a hotly contested order to expel those already here and preparing for that because of the pandemic.
The Enugu North Local Government Council of Enugu State has shut down the tomato section of Akwatta in Ogbete Main Market, Enugu, until further notice.

Agricultural economist laments astronomical rise in prices of food items

The Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economists (NAAE) has expressed concern over astronomical rise in prices of food items across the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Lagos State Government on Monday said two foreign nationals suspected to be infected with coronavirus (COVID-19) have tested negative.

College seeks decentralisation of testing centres

As Nigeria continues its battle against coronavirus, the College of Nigerian Pathologists, CNP, has called for decentralisation of testing centres in the country.

Cross River declares state-wide total lockdown

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State has declared a total lockdown in the state, as part of measures to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the state.

Coronavirus: Ondo shuts down public, private schools

Few hours after a suspected case of Coronavirus in Ondo State, the State Government, on Thursday, announced the closure of all public and private schools in the state, effective from Friday, March 20, 2020, until further notice. =
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UN: Coronavirus disrupting education of 849.4m worldwide

The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting the education of an eye-popping 849.4 million people worldwide, the monitoring arm of the United Nations’ Cultural and Education Agency (UNESCO) said yesterday.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Bill to establish Southwest commission scales second reading at Senate

A bill that seeks to establish South West Development Commission (SWDC) has scaled second reading at the Senate.
ASUU National President, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, made the assessment in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday.

ASUU warns on mushrooming of schools without quality, equipment

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that the education sector witnessed growth without development in 2019, likening the situation to ‘motion without movement’.

Konga introduces hassle-free payment plan to own laptops

E-commerce platform, Konga, has rolled out a special deal that will afford educational institutions, students and workers the opportunity to own any brand of laptop or computers of their choice through its novel instalment payment plan.

FCTA decries indiscriminate dumping of construction waste

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), on Thursday in Abuja expressed concern over indiscriminate dumping of the construction wastes within the Capital City centre.

Kogi guber: Heroic welcome for Wada in Lokoja/Kotokarfe

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Musa Wada, has promised to fix all infrastructure inherited from the past administrations by Governor Yahaya Bello, some of which have either been vandalised or left to rot away.

SERAP gives Abuja council chair 14 days to withdraw life pensions for ex-officials

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, (SERAP) has sent an open letter to Mr Abdullahi Adamu Candido, chairman of the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), urging him to use his good offices and leadership position to “urgently withdraw and revoke the bill/edict for the unconstitutional and illegal payment of life pensions to former chairmen, vice-chairmen, speakers and other officials of AMAC.”
Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA)

ECWA set to review educational curriculum

The Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA) says it will review the curriculum of its educational institutions across the country to make more impact in the world of science and technology.
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu

Ramadan: APC, PDP task Nigerians to resist divisive agents

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) have urged Nigerians, particularly Muslim Ummah, to seize the holy month of Ramadan fast, pray for the peace, security and development of the country.
All Progressives Congress (APC) National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu

Ramadan: APC urges Nigerians to pray for the country

In observance of 2019 Ramadan fast, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Muslim faithful to use the Holy Month to pray for the peace, security and development of the country.
This photo illustration shows a logo of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur on February 13, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN - AFP)

Huawei funded by Chinese state security – US intelligence

US intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, adding to the list of allegations against the company, Reuters reports

US warns citizens to ‘reconsider travelling to Nigeria’

The United States of America department of state has cautioned its citizens to reconsider travel to Nigeria because of violent crimes recorded in different parts of the country.

Babatunde Fowler: VAT designed to support the poor

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has stated the Value Added Tax (VAT) is a consumption tax primarily designed to support poor people, and not to create hardship for them.

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President Buhari, Governor Masari meet at Aso Villa

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, met with the governor of his home state, Katsina, Aminu Masari.The agenda of the meeting held inside the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, has yet to be made public as of the time of filing this report.

Family issues/crises, predispose individuals to drug abuse – psychologist

A Clinical Psychologist with the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Mrs Ijeoma Laluwoye, says family issues and crises could predispose individuals, especially adolescents and youths, to drug abuse.

INEC to conduct first election under coronavirus

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said the Nasarawa Central state constituency bye-election in Nasarawa State next Saturday will be used to test-run the conduct of governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states.

Ogoni clean-up: We’ve restored five sites in three local councils – HYPREP

The Hydrocarbon Pollution Remediation Project handling the clean-up of Ogoniland said it has restored five polluted sites out of the 21 it started in January 2019.

Protesting varsity workers, security officers clash in Benin

Protesting Staff and Pensioners of the College of Education, now Tayo Akpata University of Education, Ekiadolor, clashed with security officers at Edo Government House in Benin, during a peaceful protest.