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Ogun Schools To Resume September 21 With Automatic Promotion For Students

Ogun State Government has announced September 21 for the reopening of schools for the first term of 2020/2021 session as well as automatic promotion for students excluding those in tertiary institutions. The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin, made the announcement in a statement on Monday in addition to the earlier resumption of students in…

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COVID-19: Ogun Lifts Weekend Lockdown, Reopens Places Of Worship

The Ogun State Government has granted the reopening of worship centres while suspending weekend lockdown in the state. In a statement issued to journalists on Friday, Governor Dapo Abiodun who gave an update on the efforts of the government in combating the COVID-19 pandemic in the state, explained that he took the decision after thorough deliberation,…

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ICYMI: Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Tests Negative For Coronavirus

Over the weekend, former President Olusegun Obasanjo tested for COVID-19 at his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital and his result has been revealed as negative. According to his media aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, the former president had recently received many guests, especially politicians which prompted him to undergo the test. Recall that Obsanajo was also in the news on Saturday…

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Ex-Ogun Senator, Buruji Kashamu, Dies From COVID-19 At 62

Ex-lawmaker representing Ogun-East in the eighth senate and businessman, Buruji Kashamu, has died from coronavirus complications at the age of 62. Kashamu died at the First Cardiology Hospital, Ikoyi, Lagos on Saturday, August 8, 2020, according to fellow politician and businessman, Ben Murray-Bruce who confirmed the news on Twitter. He was reported to have been on a life support…

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Ogun Makes COVID-19 Test Free For Returning Students Following Protests

The Ogun state government has cancelled an initial injunction that COVID-19 test is to be used as a mandatory requirement for returning students in exit classes. This was made known on Monday in a communique which also noted that the test which was earlier pegged at N25, 000 per student, is now free. Recall that parents of the students of…

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COVID-19: CAN Demands Resumption Of Churches In Lagos, Ogun And Others

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has urged authorities in Lagos, Ogun, and other states to permit the resumption of churches in places where worship centres are still on lockdown. CAN President, Reverend Samson Ayokunle on Tuesday, made the call in a statement by his Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Pastor Adebayo Oladeji. He…

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ICYMI: Nigeria’s COVID-19 Toll Spike Over 13,000—Highest Daily Increase Yet

On Tuesday, Nigeria recorded 663 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) making it the highest daily increase since the country started reporting cases of the pandemic in February. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made the report known via Twitter stating that the total number of confirmed cases in Nigeria is now 13,464. According to the NCDC, Lagos…

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Ogun Extends COVID-19 Lockdown As NCDC Records More Cases

The Government of Ogun State has extended the ongoing lockdown imposed by President Muhammadu Buhari due to more cases of COVID-19 being recorded. According to SaharaReporters, the announced was made by Governor Dapo Abiodun while speaking with journalists on Friday. He said that though painful, the lockdown would curb the spread of the virus. He…

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COVID-19: Police To Enforce Orders On Mass Gatherings During Eid el-Fitr In Nigeria

As Muslim faithful prepare to celebrate Eid el-Fitr on Monday and Tuesday, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has warned against mass gathering in Lagos, Kano, Abuja and Ogun. The IGP who issued the warning in statement shared via the Nigerian Police Force’s Twitter handle, advised Nigerians to go about their Eid el-Fitr celebrations…

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