Covid-19: Private school owners beg el-Rufai to reopen schools

October 12, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Private school owners in Kaduna state under the aegis of National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools have appealed to Governor Nasir el-Rufai to reopen schools. The private school owners said they are fully ready for resumption.Kaduna state schools have been shutdown since the aftermath of Covid-19 in March, just like other sectors in the state, but while offices, government and Read More

FCT schools resume Sunday

October 8, 2020 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, Thursday, directed the reopening of all schools in the Federal Capital Territory on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, for 2020/2021 Academic Session. Bello, who made the disclosure at a news conference in Abuja, explained that boarding schools are to resume on Sunday, while Day schools would resume on Monday, Read More

New defence ministry’s perm sec assumes office

October 1, 2020 Tope Sunday 0

The newly appointed Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry Defence, Alhaji Babangida Hussaini, has assumed duties with a pledge to ensure a robust working relationship among the entire staff. The statement issued by the Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Minister for Defence, Mallam Mohammed AbdulKadri, said Hussaini replaced Alhaji Sabi’u Zakari, who retired from the service recently. Read More

In Edo, Obaseki shifts resumption of primary, secondary schools

September 27, 2020 Patrick Ahanor 0

The Edo state government has rescheduled the resumption of primary and secondary schools across the state for the 2020/2021 academic session to Tuesday, October 6, 2020. A statement on Sunday, Special Adviser to the Edo state Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said Primary and Secondary Schools in Edo state will resume for the 2020/21 academic session Read More

Kwara United players, officials undergo Covid-19 test

September 18, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Kwara United Players and officials undergo Covid-19 tests in IlorinThe decision to conduct the test is in line with the protocols and guidelines stipulated by League Management Company ahead of the new 2020/2021 Football season. The test according to reports is aimed at confirming the health status of the players and officials as they prepare for resumption.Covid-19 pandemic has brought Read More

Why I visited acting CNA – Akpabio

September 15, 2020 Joshua Egbodo 0

Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, said his visit to acting Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), Mr. Olatunde Ojo on Tuesday was an extension of President Muhammadu Buhari’s efforts at ensuring harmony between all arms of the federal government. “The National Assembly is supposed to resume today (Tuesday), but it has been postponed and I had intended Read More

NPFL: Nasarawa United postpones resumption date

September 14, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Following the recent announcement by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 that it has not granted waivers for contact sporting activities to resume, the management of Nasarawa United Football Club, Lafia, is announcing the postponement of the resumption date for its players and officials earlier slated for this week Wednesday, 16th September 2020, till further notice. According to the Club Chairman, Read More

A productive way to keep varsity students busy

August 17, 2020 Adewale Kupoluyi 0

Since the coronavirus pandemic began to take its toll on national life, the adverse effect of the pandemic has seriously disrupted academic calendars of many institutions while students have been idling away and becoming unproductive. Aside from a very few institutions that took advantage of technology to engage their students and prevent time loss, a lot of undergraduate and postgraduate Read More

COVID-19: Kaduna spends N200m as 88,000 students prepare for WAEC

August 13, 2020 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

The Kaduna state government said it has spent over N200 million to prepare for the 2020 West African Examination Council (WAEC), as 88,775 SSS3 students prepare to write their final year exam, during the Covid-19 pandemic, starting from next Monday. The state government expressed readiness to ensure a hitch free examination, noting that all Covid-19 protocols have been followed both by the Read More

Kwara distributes face masks ahead school resumption

August 4, 2020 Umar Bayo Abdulwahab 0

Kwara state government Monday gave out 65,000 face masks for distribution across schools ahead of Wednesday’s resumption of students preparing for the secondary school certificate examinations. The face masks are to be distributed to senior secondary class three (exit) students as part of the government’s efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19 transmission in Kwara state. “On behalf of the Read More

New Owerri Concorde model school set to reopen – Principal

July 30, 2020 Chidiebere Iwuoha 0

The Principal, Concorde Model Secondary School, New Owerri, Imo state, Mrs Ogechi Owums, said the school is set for resumption after months of staying at home as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. She said safety protocols advised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) were already in place in the privately owned school to keep Read More

FG reveals what will trigger international flights to resume

July 27, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Minister of Aviation, Mr Hadi Sirika, said Monday that the federal government would open international flights only when it is safe to do so. The minister said this at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19 in Abuja.He said the federal government has lifted the suspension of ExecuJet airline for giving false information and flying Read More

Domestic flights’ operation: FG approves 14 airports

July 26, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The federal government has approved 14 airports to operate domestic flights across the country amid COVID -19 pandemic. Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, made this announcement, Sunday, via his Twitter handle @hadisirika. He said the resumption includes private and charter operations, adding that the public would be informed of other airports in due course. He said the airports include Read More

International flight resumption date is not October – FG

July 21, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The federal government has confirmed that International Flight resumption date is not October, 2020.The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who revealed it on his twitter account on Tuesday said the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) just issued a routine 90 day Notices to Airmen (NOTAM).  He said in liaison with the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Presidential Task Force (PTF) Read More

Schools’ resumption: Mixed reactions as FG reverses self, dashes hope of WASC candidates

The Nigerian  government Wednesday reversed its decision to reopen schools across the country for graduating students to write final examinations. Minister of Education Adamu Adamu  announced this while addressing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. He said no school in the country would participate Read More

Revealed! Why we canceled WAEC exam for Nigerian students – FG

July 8, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has finally stopped Nigerian students from taking part during the forthcoming West African Examination Council (WAEC). Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday after this week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting also said school resumption has been put on hold. Details loading…

FG to decontaminate schools before resumption – Minister

July 6, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government said Monday that it would decontaminate schools across the country against COVID-19 ahead of Tuesday’s planned resumption.Minister of Environment, Mr Muhammad Mahmood, who disclosed this in Abuja at the daily briefing of the Presidential Task Force on the Control of COVID-19, said enough teams are on ground to carryout the disinfection exercise. “Earlier I told you that we Read More

Low turnout, mixed reactions as pupils, students resume school in Oyo

July 6, 2020 Bayo Agboola 0

Primary 6 pupils as well as Junior Secondary School (JSS) 3 and Senior Secondary School (SSS) 3 students across Oyo state on Monday resumed in their various schools as directed by the state government.Blueprint investigations revealed that the turnout in most of the public schools especially in Ibadan, the state capital was low as most parents were still uncertain of the Read More

Why Bayelsa is not ready to resume school – Liverpool

July 4, 2020 Joy Emmanuel 0

Days after the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID -19 eased some restrictions including approving the resumption of pupils and students of graduating classes (Primary 6, JSS 3, and SS 3) in preparation for examinations, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education in Bayelsa state, Comrade Walter Liverpool, has declared that schools in the state were not ready to resume. Liverpool said until Read More

160,000 persons test positive for COVID-19 daily globally – PTF

July 2, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Control of COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha, said Thursday that approximately 160,000 persons test positive for Coronavirus on a daily basis globally. He said recent statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO) indicated that 60% of all COVID-19 cases globally have been reported in Read More

Nadal ‘hesitant’ over US Open

June 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

  Rafael Nadal is hesitant over which tournaments to compete in in 2020 owing to the crowded nature of the tennis schedule following the sport’s resumption after lockdown, according to his uncle Toni. Toni Nadal said the world number two is concerned by the close proximity of the US and French Opens after they were re-arranged due to the enforced Read More

Curbing fake news, the task of every Nigerian

June 24, 2020 Editorial IV 0

The alarming rate of spurious news and information of this era cannot be overlooked. It ranges from individual on the social media to mainstream news media. The race of breaking news has become a gird for many people and news media to the extent that they end up breaking the prestige and probity of their followers, listeners or viewers in Read More

FG makes u-turn, cancels flight resumption

June 18, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has revealed that with the reports it has received from operators, it is not yet feasible to reopen, June 21, 2020 as earlier expected. According to him, they may have to wait a bit longer for reopening of airports as the sector was not yet fully ready to reopen.  The Director-General of the NCAA, Capt. Read More