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President Buhari Expresses Excitement Over Freedom Of Abducted Katsina Schoolboys

The schoolboys of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara in Katsina State, who were abducted by gunmen that raided their school last Friday have eventually been released after nearly a week in captivity. According to Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari who confirmed their release, the boys are presently kept safe in Tsafe, a local government area in Zamfara state…

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Lagos Secondary Schools To Vacate December 18 For Christmas, New Year Holidays

The Lagos Ministry of Education has directed public and private schools in the state to shut down for holidays on Friday, December 18, the Director-General, Office of Education Quality Assurance Abiola Seriki-Ayeni said in statement Thursday. According to her, the 2020/2021 first term academic session for public and private schools comes to an end on Friday 18th December…

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Lagos’ Curfew Now Between 6am And 8pm, Public Schools To Remain Shut Down

The Lagos State Government has further eased the statewide curfew which was earlier imposed on Tuesday, October 20. The curfew will now run from 8 pm to 6 am while movement will be allowed between 6 am and 8 pm. This was disclosed by Gbenga Omotoso, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, on Sunday, October 25,…

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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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Nigeria’s Frank Nweke Elected As President Of Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Association

A former Minister of Information in Nigeria, Frank Nweke Jnr, has been elected as the President of Harvard Kennedy School Alumni Association of Nigeria (HKSAAN). Nweke served as Minister of Inter-governmental Affairs; Special Duties and Youth Development; and later Information and Communications under former President, Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration. He emerged president alongside Aminu Mukhtar Dan’amu who is…

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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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Update: US Revokes Plan To Reject Visas Of Foreign Students

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have reversed its controversial order to deport foreign students in the country whose courses move online due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The reversal in the decision comes one week after the initial policy was announced and follows a lawsuit instituted by Harvard University and…

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Buhari Lifts Ban On Interstate Movement, Approves Limited Reopening Of Schools

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the limited reopening of schools for students of graduating classes. Schools have been closed since March in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID). However, during a Monday press briefing by the chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, he disclosed that the…

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COVID-19: FG Urges Schools To Create Isolation Spaces Before Reopening

On Tuesday, June 23, the Federal Ministry of Education proposed that schools should have isolation spaces and have fully-equipped clinics before reopening. This was contained in the “Guidelines for schools and learning facilities reopening after COVID-19 pandemic closure”, submitted to the National Assembly. According to the guidelines, each school is “required to create temporary isolation spaces…

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Presidential Task Force Warns States On Reopening Schools, Viewing Centres + Other COVID-19 Updates

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has frowned upon the reopening of schools, television viewing centres and other areas of public interest amid the escalating cases of the pandemic. PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this during a live briefing on Monday in Abuja, the nation’s capital…

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