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How Nigeria’s Years of Mistakes Present a Tough Future for the Education Sector Post-Covid-19 No one envisaged that five years after world leaders agreed to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities by 2030 — as part of the Sustainable Development Goals — governments will be forced to shut schools over fear of COVID-19 spreading. Data are not looking good for global education. As of March, schools in 168 countries have...

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The bishop died. But the ordinary means of providing a new ordinary — the church’s term for a head bishop — became far from ordinary. The timing of such a transition, as well as the selection of a new bishop, is by custom, up to the pope. In this case, it took 26 months to complete the formal process, but that came nowhere near filling the vacancy. What ensued became a striking example of conflicting...

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World Health Organization (WHO) has been facing a lot of backlash from around the world for varying degrees of accusations bothering on its inability to meet the expectations of different people across the globe in its efforts managing COVID-19.  The US President has accused the WHO of negligence and failing in its duty to alert the world of the seriousness of coronavirus in Wuhan China despite being fully aware of the danger it then poses...

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HARTFORD, Conn. — The U.S. surpassed a jarring milestone Wednesday in the coronavirus pandemic: 100,000 deaths. That number is the best estimate and most assuredly an undercount. But it represents the stark reality that more Americans have died from the virus than from the Vietnam and Korean wars combined. “It’s a striking reminder of how dangerous this virus can be,” said Josh Michaud, associate director of global health policy with the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington. The once-unthinkable toll...

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The Lagos State Government on Wednesday said that it would enforce laws to stop damage to public infrastructure, especially roads. Mrs Aramide Adeyoye, Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Works and Infrastructure, said this while taking questions from newsmen during the 2020 ministerial press briefing. The briefing was also to commemorate first anniversary of the Sanwo-Olu administration. Adeyoye, who lamented excess loading, indiscriminate road cutting and burning, as well as theft of manholes covers,...

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The police on Wednesday confirmed the arrest of the leader of a syndicate who allegedly speacialises in adulterating Nigerian-made fertilisers in Niger. The Command PPRO, ASP Wasiu Abiodun, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday over the telephone that the arrest was made possible following intelligence report. He said the suspect, identified as Alhaji Maikudi Abdullahi, was arrested following intelligence reports of the “surreptitious activities” in his factory called “Farm Centre ”. According...

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The Lagos State Government has called on the Federal Government to assist it with about N400 billion to complete efforts in saving the nation’s coastlines from erosion, already threatening some parts of the state. The Lagos State Commissioner for Water Front Infrastructure Development, Mr Kabiru Abdullahi, made the appeal while taking questions from journalists during the 2020 ministerial press briefing to commemorate the first anniversary of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration. Abdullahi said that the state...

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Oil prices slid for a second consecutive session on Thursday as the U.S. industry data showed a steep and surprising build-up in crude stockpiles, dampening hopes of a smooth demand recovery as the world begins to ease its way out of coronavirus lockdowns. The decline extended losses from Wednesday on uncertainty about Russia’s commitment to deep oil production cuts in the lead-up to a June 9 meeting of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries...

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China’s parliament is expected to discuss and adopt a controversial national security law for Hong Kong on Thursday, in a move that has spurred protests in the financial hub and criticism by the U.S. The law would bypass Hong Kong’s internal legislature to punish acts related to endangering national security and subverting state power in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Beijing would also be able to set up outposts of mainland agencies in Hong Kong to...