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The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, Dr Sani Aliyu, says restriction measures like social distancing, and wearing of face masks need to continue during the period of Ramadan, which is around the corner.

Nigerian government mandates schools to conduct weekly assessments

As the nation prepares for the reopening of schools, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, has mandated schools to carry out weekly risk assessments while states and local governments are to conduct monthly and quarterly risk assessments.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police warn NANS against planned protest

The State Police Command, Ogun state, has threatened to deal with any member of the National Association of Nigeria (NANS) who tries to protest the recent hike in fuel price as well as the increase in electricity tariff.
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.

My husband forced me to have 15 abortions – woman tells court

A nurse, Shukurat Adewumi, on Monday sought the dissolution of her 17-year-old marriage to husband, Adewale, in a Customary Court sitting at Mapo in Ibadan on grounds that he forced to have 15 abortions.

Delta government disowns new academic calendar for schools

The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education in Delta says it has not released any new academic calendar for the 2020/2021 session.

ASUU faults Nigerian government’s plan to reopen universities

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has faulted the plan by the Federal Government to reopen public universities in the country.

NAPTIP nabs teacher for ‘sodomising’ two boys

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has arrested a 35-year-old teacher, Ibrahim Mohammed, of Unguwar Kadawa Quarters in Kano State for allegedly sodomising two underaged boys.

Preventing sexual violence starts with what parents teach boys about girls – experts

Experts on Friday said preventing sexual violence starts with what parents teach young boys on girl-child sexual rights.

Ondo university reduces school fees

“I write on the directive of the Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga E. Ige, to inform returning students of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko that following an earlier appeal by students, and in view of the economic effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on parents and students, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has directed that the university should consider a reduction in school fees in a way that quality education can still be sustained.
Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, says it is imperative for teachers in the Post-Primary School in Lagos State to invest in themselves.

Lagos governor’s wife charges teachers to be proactive

Wife of Lagos State Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, says it is imperative for teachers in the Post-Primary School in Lagos State to invest in themselves.
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Nearly two million Nigerians living with HIV/AIDs – expert

A Paediatric Nurse and HIV Counselor, Mrs Roseline Solarin, has disclosed that no fewer than 1.9million Nigerians are living with HIV/AIDs.
Philip Shaibu

Edo deputy governor meets security agencies, submits petition against Adams Oshiomhole

Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has submitted a petition to the Nigeria Police Force and the Department of State Services (DSS).

NGO ‘recruits’ Kaduna community leaders for exclusive breastfeeding campaign

Civil Society-Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigerian, CS-SUNN, has mobilised religious and traditional leaders to promote exclusive breastfeeding practices among nursing mothers and women of childbearing age in Kaduna State.
The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed 476 new cases of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the country.

Nigeria confirms 476 new virus cases

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC), has confirmed 476 new cases of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in the country.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Police nab rape suspect in Sapele after CCTV evidence

The Police in Delta have confirmed the arrest of a 30-year-old man identified as Jomaph who allegedly raped an 11-year-old girl in Sapele town, Sapele LGA of Delta.
Matthew Ashimolowo

Pastor Ashimolowo: You can learn from everyone, even the devil

The Senior Pastor of Kingsway International Christian Centre, Matthew Ashimolowo, says a wise person learns from everyone, “even from the devil”.
The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has removed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the school.

UNILAG governing council removes Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as vice chancellor

The governing council of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) has removed Oluwatoyin Ogundipe as the vice-chancellor of the school.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said on Monday that 46 persons died in road accidents at the Old Toll-Gate corridor on the Abeokuta-Lagos expressway between January 2014 and May 2020.

Hit-and-run driver kills woman in Onitsha

A hit-and-run driver on Wednesday, killed a woman who was crossing the expressway at Okpoko Junction Onitsha, on Onitsha-Awka Expressway.

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The governorship election in Edo begins peacefully with impressive voters’ turnout in most wards across the state.6

Edo election: Presiding officers, observer commend electoral process

Some Presiding Officers in the Sept.19, governorship election in Edo and an international Observer team, Centre for Strategic Conflict Management, have commended the peaceful electoral process in Oredo Ward 4.
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NDLEA clarifies stand on drug integrity test for intending couples

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has shed light on the “drug integrity test” for intending couples.
Tale of vote buying flying all over the place within the Emokpae Model Primary on Mission Road, where Governor Obaseki is waiting to vote.

Edo election: Tension over alleged vote buying in Governor Obaseki’s polling unit

This is the case for the two major parties; a prospective voter who does want to be quoted said she will collect the money and vote for the candidate of her choice