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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 initiates audio/visual learning programmes

As parts of measures to control the spread of Coronavirus, the Lagos State government is set to launch learning media programmes to keep children busy while schools are closed indefinitely.
Nigeria has confirmed 12 new casesof coronavirus with total number of cases in the country rising to 151.

Coronavirus-positive man escapes from isolation centre

A commercial driver who tested positive to coronavirus in Niger State has escaped from the isolation centre in Bida where he was being managed.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers virus committee activates social media platforms

The 5-man Rivers State Inter-ministerial Committee on Enlightenment and Awareness Creation on coronavirus says in continuation of its aggressive campaign, it will activate all its social media platforms, and carry out sensitisation to car parks and markets.
Rivers State Government has denied social media news claiming that Governor Nyesom Wike insulted the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for protesting against the Supreme Court verdict on Ihedioha Vs Governor Uzodinma of Imo State.

Rivers shuts largest weekly market in Port Harcourt

The Rivers State Government has closed down the biggest weekly market in the state, popularly known as the Oil Mill market with effect from today, Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

NGO wants inclusive education for Nigerian teachers

Daughters of Charity, a Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), has stressed the need for Nigerian teachers in both government and private schools to be trained on inclusive education for the benefit of children with disabilities.

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. =
Gbenga Omotoso

Lagos shuts down schools over coronavirus

The Lagos State Government has ordered that all public and private schools in the state be shut from Monday, March 23, 2020.

Lagos council presents N2.1 billion budget proposal

Mr Samson Olatunde, the Chairman of Olorunda Local Council Development Area (LCDA) Iworo, Badagry, Lagos State, on Tuesday presented the 2020 budget estimate of N2.1 billion to the council’s legislative arm.
Gbenga Omotoso

Coronavirus: Lagosians must remain vigilant – commissioner

The Lagos State Government has urged residents of the state to remain vigilant in the wake of another case of the deadly coronavirus in Lagos.
Pastor Funke Kasali of Foundation of Truth Assembly

Pastor Kasali: Women deserve more representations in politics, boardrooms

As Nigerians join the rest of the world to celebrate the International Women’s Day, Pastor Funke Kasali of Foundation of Truth Assembly, has called for more representations for women in politics and on boardrooms, saying the more women have role models, the better they were able to aspire and achieve.
Health Minister Zweli has confirmed the first positive case of the coronavirus in South Africa.

South Africa reports first coronavirus case

South Africa on Thursday confirmed its first case of the novel coronavirus, a 38-year-old male who travelled to Italy, health ministry announced.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Man arrested for ‘serially defiling’ 8-year-old girl

A 25-year-old man, Jude Jatau, has been arrested for allegedly defiling an eight-year-old girl on many occasions.

Coronavirus: Schools in Lagos begin preventive measures to protect pupils, students

Some schools in Lagos have started implementing preventive measures to protect their pupils and students against contracting infectious diseases like COVID-19.

Fear grips Ogun residents over outbreak of coronavirus

Residents of Ewekoro, Abeokuta and adjourning communities in Ogun State are now living with fear over the outbreak of the deadly disease, Coronavirus, which was confirmed yesterday by medical personnel.

Kano prohibits Almajiri children from street begging

Kano State Government has banned street begging by Almajiri children in a bid to fully consolidate the free and compulsory primary and secondary schools education policy in the state.
The Kayode Fayemi administration in Ekiti State says it has defrayed inherited debts to the tune of 31 billion naira since assumption of office.

Ekiti governor distributes N109 million worth of science equipment to schools

The Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has distributed science equipment worth N109 million to public schools pledging his administration’s commitment to more investment in the education sector.

Emir Sanusi tells beggars to beg government, not individuals

The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, on Saturday called on people who beg for alms or other forms of assistance from individuals and relatives to instead direct their begging to the government.

Akwa Ibom withholds teachers’ salaries for alleged misconduct

The Akwa Ibom State Government has withheld the salaries and regular promotion of public school teachers for allegedly engaging in various acts of misconduct.

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Some Aba residents on Tuesday flouted the stay-at-home executive order of the Abia government, which is meant to check the possible spread of Coronavirus into the state.

Lockdown: Aba residents flout stay-at-home order

Some Aba residents on Tuesday flouted the stay-at-home executive order of the Abia government, which is meant to check the possible spread of Coronavirus into the state.
Barcelona are ready to sell Antoine Griezmann, less than one year after signing him from Atletico Madrid, according to Sport.

Barcelona begin Manchester United swap deal talks ahead of summer transfer window

Barcelona are holding internal talks about possibly swapping players with Manchester United and Juventus this summer, it has been claimed.

WHO appreciates front-line health workers in Nigeria

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Office in Nigeria, Abuja on Tuesday appreciated the contribution of front-line health workers fighting the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world.

Ondo PDP senator commends governor for paying predecessor’s appointees entitlements

Sen. Nicholas Tofowomo, representing Ondo South Senatorial District at the National Assembly, has thanked Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu over the payment of two months entitlements of all political appointees under former Gov. Olusegun Mimiko.
Kemi Adepoju, a dressmaker, sews a dress with a sewing machine in her shop amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lagos, Nigeria April 5, 2020. REUTERS-Seun Sanni

Lockdowns: Saving lives, but ruining livelihoods in Africa

In a dark ground-floor room in Lagos, dressmaker Kemi Adepoju gazes at a pile of dresses she has made but which cannot be collected due to the lockdown in force to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.