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A Civil Society Group has decried the plans by educational institutions across the country to resume academic activities without adequate safety measures to contain the devastating impacts of the second wave of COVID-19.

Group expresses worry over school resumption amidst coronavirus surge

A Civil Society Group has decried the plans by educational institutions across the country to resume academic activities without adequate safety measures to contain the devastating impacts of the second wave of COVID-19.
Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu (born June 25, 1965) is a Nigerian politician and the current Governor of Lagos State.

Coronavirus: Lagos schools to maintain shift system as resumption nears

As primary and secondary schools in Lagos State resume for the second term of the 2020/21 academic year, government-owned schools are to still maintain the shift-system introduced last year when they reopened for the first term of the year.
Osun State Govenror Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun: Schools to resume January 18

Osun State government has announced again that schools across the state should reopen on Monday, January 18 for the continuation of the first term of the 2020/21 academic calendar.
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Foreign Affairs Secretary Dominic Raab arrives at BBC Broadcasting House in London, Britain December 13, 2020. REUTERS-Simon Dawson

UK hopes to be able to consider lockdown easing in March – minister

Britain’s government hopes it can meet its target for rolling out COVID-19 vaccines and be able to consider easing lockdown restrictions by March, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Sunday.
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, has released the lists of Primary Six Pupils for placement into public Junior Secondary Schools (JSS).

Parents canvass two shifts system in schools to forestall coronavirus spread

A cross-section of Enugu parents, on Saturday, advocated two shifts for academic activities in primary and secondary schools, reduce overcrowding and thus wide-scale transmission of COVID-19 within schools.
FILE PHOTO - Soccer Football - Premier League - Burnley v Manchester United - Turf Moor, Burnley, Britain - January 12, 2021 Manchester United's Marcus Rashford Pool via REUTERS-Jon Super

Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford wins school meal assurance from UK premier

British soccer player Marcus Rashford said he had received assurances from Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday that problems with the meagre food parcels being offered to young English schoolchildren would be resolved.
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, on Sunday, admitted that the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram exists in many parts of the state and are threat to over six million people in the state.

Borno enrols 1,163 IDP children in school

On the third and final day of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum’s humanitarian trip to Damasak, in the shores of Lake Chad, a total of 1,163 children of Internally Displaced Persons were enrolled into primary school after the governor supervised the enrollment campaign.

Delta schools to resume on January 18

The Delta State government announced on Saturday that schools in the state would resume academic session on Jan. 18, a week’s delay in the Jan. 11 resumption date earlier announced.

Delta government shifts resumption date for schools

The Delta State Government has shifted the resumption date for primary and secondary schools for the second term academic session to January 18.
Parents of 11-year-old, Don-Davies Archibong, JSS1 student of Deeper Life High School, Idoro Uyo, have demanded the sum of one hundred million naira compensation for the inhuman torture their son was allegedly subjected to in the school.

Police arraign Deeper Life School head teacher, six others for felony

The police in Akwa Ibom State have arraigned the suspended Head Teacher of Deeper Life High School, Uyo, Mrs. Ndidi Solomon and six others for their roles in the alleged sexual abuse and mistreatment of an 11-year-old pupil.

SUBEB: Ekiti has paid N7.3 billion counterpart funding for UBEC projects

The Chairman of the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Prof. Femi Akinwumi, yesterday disclosed that the state government had paid the sum of N7.3 billion as counterpart funding to Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) for the execution of projects in public primary and secondary schools in the last two years.

SUBEB: Ekiti prioritises basic education, pays N7.3 billion UBEC projects fund

Ekiti state government, on Tuesday, said that its payment of N7.3bn Universal Basic Education (UBEC) counterpart fund was part of its intervention to reposition the education sector.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 250 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the nation’s confirmed cases to 53,727.

Coronavirus: Nigerian government rules out lock-down for now

The Federal Government, yesterday, said that the economic and social implications may make it difficult for it to impose another lock-down in the country.
People queue at the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination centre at the Treptow Arena in Berlin, Germany January 4, 2021. REUTERS-Hannibal Hanschke

Germany heading towards extension of hard lockdown

The German government and the country’s 16 federal states have agreed to extend a strict lockdown until Jan. 31 in an effort to bring coronavirus infections under control, Bild newspaper reported on Monday, without providing a source.

Nigerian doctors knock states for reopening schools

Pupils are resuming in some states on Monday despite the caution by the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Control that schools should remain shut to contain the Corovnavirus spike.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Rivers reopens primary, secondary schools January 4

The Rivers Government on Sunday approved the reopening of all public and private nursery, primary and secondary schools in the state, with effect from Jan. 4.
Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq has imposed a 24-hour curfew on the State.

Governor AbdulRazaq: Kwara’s infrastructural renewals, digital reforms in education to gulp N14 billion

The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has said that the upcoming infrastructural renewals and digital reforms of the education sector in the state will gulp N14 billion in the next two years.
Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa is at odds with a business tycoon who could help Zimbabwe. Jekesai Njikizana -AFP

Zimbabwe shuts schools as it braces for cyclone

Zimbabwe has postponed the re-opening of schools planned for next week, the government said on Wednesday, due to a surge in Covid-19 infections and a tropical storm sweeping through the region.

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Three persons were reportedly killed weekend, at Dyom village near Senga community in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, when armed men in military camouflage, said to be loyalists of late militia leader Terwase Agwaza also known as Gana, invaded.

Late Gana’s loyalists raid Benue community, kill 3, raze houses

Three persons were reportedly killed weekend, at Dyom village near Senga community in Katsina-Ala Local Government Area of Benue State, when armed men in military camouflage, said to be loyalists of late militia leader Terwase Agwaza also known as Gana, invaded.
According to a statement signed by the commissioner of homeland affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the order comes into effect on April 9.

Bandits kill ward head, others in Kaduna

Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner, Ministry of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Kaduna State said on Sunday, that the armed bandits invaded the village and raided several homes.
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Delta: NEMA, SEMA distribute relief materials to 2020 disaster victims

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA in collaboration with Delta State Emergency Relief Agency, SEMA, weekend commenced direct distribution of relief items to victims of the 2020 flood in 16 Local Government Areas of the State.
A protestor gestures as he takes part in a demonstration in Durban, South Africa, on May 30, 2019 during a Freedom March for Biafra held worldwide and organised by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mark the anniversary of the unilateral declaration of independence in 1967 that sparked a brutal 30-month civil war in Nigeria. (Photo AFP)

2023: We’ll not support Nigerian President of Igbo extraction – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday gave reason for its refusal to support Nigerian President of Igbo extraction, saying that all the people being prepared for the position are stooges that will be used against the interest of Ndigbo, Biafrans and the Biafra agitating groups.
Lorenzo Insigne scored twice and set up another as Napoli thumped Fiorentina 6-0 on Sunday to move into third in Serie A.

Serie A: Napoli thrash Fiorentina 6-0 to go third

Napoli got back to winning ways in their newly-named Diego Armando Maradona Stadium after falling to promoted Spezia in their last home match.