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Members of Parents Teachers Association, PTA, Grace High School, Gbagada, Lagos, have protested the school’s directives that students, who are preparing for the forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, lodge in hotels to meet up with the timing of the exam.

Parents protest as Lagos school asks WASSCE candidates to lodge in hotel

Members of Parents Teachers Association, PTA, Grace High School, Gbagada, Lagos, have protested the school’s directives that students, who are preparing for the forthcoming West African Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, lodge in hotels to meet up with the timing of the exam.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger says 12 people have died in an accident on Sunday at Sawmill village along Mokwa -Makera road in Mokwa Local Government Area of the state.

FRSC: 75% of vehicles plying Third Mainland Bridge‘ll still be captured

Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), says 75 per cent of the vehicles plying the Third Mainland Bridge will still be captured in spite of its partial closure.

Third Mainland Bridge: LASTMA warns against impediments on alternative routes

Mr Olajide Oduyoye, General Manager, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), gave the warning on Saturday in an interview with newsmen in Lagos.
The ministry of power works and hosing has asked Nigerians to be rest assured that the third mainland bridge in Lagos poses no danger to users.

3MB: LASTMA, NURTW collaborate on traffic management

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) says it is collaborating with the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Lagos State Council, to ease traffic movement during the closure of Third Mainland Bridge.
The ministry of power works and hosing has asked Nigerians to be rest assured that the third mainland bridge in Lagos poses no danger to users.

Federal, Lagos governments draw traffic plan towards six months closure of Third Mainland Bridge

Federal and Lagos State Governments on Tuesday announced traffic management plan towards partial closure of the ‘Third Mainland Bridge’ for six months maintenance.
Riot police fire tear gas at the junction between Hennessy Road and Percival Street. Sam Tsang

Thousands protest in Hong Kong over China security law proposal

Police fired tear gas and water cannon at thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters who gathered Sunday against a controversial security law proposed by China, in the most intense clashes for months.
In an effort to control the spread of the new virus ‘Coronavirus’, the Chief Executive of Hong Kong Carrie Lam has ordered on Tuesday that the city would sharply cut the number of visitors from mainland China.

China pushes security law after unrest

China’s parliament said it will introduce a proposal Friday for a national security law in Hong Kong at its annual session, in a move the US warned would “highly destabilising” for the financial hub.
Russian President Vladimir Putin holds his annual press conference in Moscow on December 20, 2018. (Photo by Mikhail KLIMENTYEV - SPUTNIK - AFP)

Russia’s coronavirus cases rise to 87,147, surpass China’s

Russia reported 6,198 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Monday versus 6,361 on the previous day, which took the national tally of infections to 87,147.
The lawmaker representing Lagos Mainland Federal Constituency, Mr. Olajide Jimoh, has urged Nigerians to continue maintaining social distance, as a way of curbing the spread of the Coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Reps member harps on maintenance of social distancing

The lawmaker representing Lagos Mainland Federal Constituency, Mr. Olajide Jimoh, has urged Nigerians to continue maintaining social distance, as a way of curbing the spread of the Coronavirus.
South Korea’s SolGent has secured an order to supply a U.S. government agency with an additional 7,500 kits which can each perform 100 coronavirus tests, the CEO of the biotech firm told Reuters.

Coronavirus: China reports 12 new cases, 8 imported

China reported 12 new confirmed coronavirus cases on April 19, down from 16 a day earlier, with no new deaths, the country’s health authority said on Monday.
Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi, on Tuesday asked the passengers who were on the same plane with the lady to self-isolate as he released hotlines to call should they show any symptoms.

Lagos reveals local council with highest coronavirus cases

The Lagos State Government has identified local governments with the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the state.
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: Six more coronavirus patients recover, discharged

Six more coronavirus patients (five male, one female) have recovered and have been discharged from the Lagos Mainland Infectious Disease Hospital, Yaba. This was revealed this evening, by The Covid-19 Incident Commander, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Chinese health authorities said Friday that they received reports of 42 new confirmed coronavirus cases on the Chinese mainland Thursday, of which 38 were imported.

China reports 42 new coronavirus cases

Chinese health authorities said Friday that they received reports of 42 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Thursday, of which 38 were imported.
The COVID-19 pandemic shows no sign of abating in more than 200 countries as the World Health Organisation’s latest updates put global confirmed cases at least 1,282,931.

Coronavirus is the end of globalisation as we know it – German media

The COVID-19 pandemic shows no sign of abating in more than 200 countries as the World Health Organisation’s latest updates put global confirmed cases at least 1,282,931.
China, the coronavirus pandemic’s original epicentre reported 47 new infections, all of them recent arrivals from abroad.

China reports zero coronavirus deaths over past day

There were also no new locally transmitted infections in the original epicenter of the disease, in Hubei province, and across mainland China, the National Health Commission said.
The Lagos State Government has intesified the disinfection of major bus stops, parks and railings in the metropolis as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Lagos intensifies disinfection of parks, bridges

The Lagos State Government has intesified the disinfection of major bus stops, parks and railings in the metropolis as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Tanzania Mainland Premier League will resume after 30 days, but the remaining matches will be played behind closed doors.

Coronavirus: Tanzania league to resume but in empty stadia

Tanzania Mainland Premier League will resume after 30 days, but the remaining matches will be played behind closed doors.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the emergency powers have never been used before.

Coronavirus: State of emergency declared in parts of Australia

The state of Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) on Monday announced a state of emergency to deal with the spread of the new coronavirus in Australia.

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#EndSARS: Lagos government directs MDAs to forward list of destroyed properties

Sequel to the recent unrest in Lagos State which resulted in wanton destruction to some government properties, items, and valuables, the state government on Friday directed all Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) to send the list of all affected properties, items and other valuables in their domain.
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Liberia launches new national carrier ‘Lone Star Air’

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Africa CDC warns of possible second wave of virus infection

The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) on Friday urged the African continent to brace itself for possible second wave COVID-19 infections.
Ms Comfort Lamptey, UN Women Country Representative to Nigeria, gave the commendation during the launch of activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the UNSCR 1325 in Abuja.

UN lauds Nigeria for implementing programmes on women

The United Nations (UN) has commended the Federal Government on the implementation of its (UN) Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325 programmes on women, peace and security in Nigeria.