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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has sworn in a  Six-Man Tingno-Chobo Judicial Commission of Inquiry to investigate the recent civil unrest in four communities of Tingnon Dutse, Tito, Sabon Layi and Bagasi in Lamurde Local Government Area. Those sworn as members of the Tingno-Chobo probe panel include Justice Hafsatu Abdurrahman as Chairperson, while Barrister Aji Kamale, Akanmodu Abayomi, Professor Kalip Bulus Filli, Yakubu Sambo and Aliyu Mohammed will serve as members. The governor enumerated among other...

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Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa state has commended the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) in the state for building a petrol station to boost its sources of revenue going by the dwindling economic resources in the country and across the globe. Fintiri who made the commendation during a ceremony to flag off Adamawa NUT Petro Gas Nigeria Limited, along Federal Housing in Girei local government area, described the initiative as the  ‘’right steps  in...

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The Ogun State government has announced a relaxation of the lockdown it imposed a week ago. Governor Dapo Abiodun disclosed this in a statement, adding that it was not a full re-opening of the economy but a mere easing of the lockdown which would allow residents more time to conduct their businesses. “Relaxation windows will now be observed on all 5 working days (Monday to Friday), but the FG-directed curfew from 8pm (night) to 6am...

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President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate and the House of Representatives, seeking validation for a new loan of $5.513 billion. In a letter read at the plenary on Thursday by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, the president said the loan was to finance the 2020 budget deficit, financing of critical projects, and supporting some states of the federation. Another letter, read by Senate President Ahmad Lawan during the Senate...

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The Kogi state government has rejected the COVID-19 result published by the National Centre For Disease Control (NDCD), saying the state has recorded no case. In a statement, Saka Haruna Audu, Kogi health commissioner, stated that the state has developed “full testing capacity” and “conducted hundreds of tests” which have come back negative. “Kogi State till this very moment is Covid-19 free. We have developed the full testing capacity and have conducted hundreds of tests...

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Following the ban Lagos State government imposed on Okada and tricycle operating on major roads in the State in February, the government plans to roll out what it calls First Mile and Last Mile (FMLM) mobility solutions to replace the banned means of transport. This was revealed by the State’s Commissioner for Transportation, Frederick Oladeinde, at the 2020 ministerial press briefing at Ikeja. “Following the restriction of motorcycles and tricycles for commuter operations in some...

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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 Presidential Task Force On COVID-19 said it is validating three out of numerous claims of COVID-19 local cure. Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman of Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 disclosed this on Wednesday during the daily briefing of the Task Force. “As a measure of the importance attached to research and development of local capacity for finding a cure to the COVID-19, the Federal Ministry...

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For every COVID-19 test carried out on suspected persons, Lagos, Nigeria’s epicenter of the viral infection with a population of over 20 million, spends between N40,000 and N50,000 ($102.56 – $128.21), Professor Akin Abayomi, Lagos State Commissioner for Health disclosed. The revelation by Prof. Abayomi highlights the magnitude of the burden of the disease and raises questions about the sustainability of the fight against COVID-19. With an estimated population of 200 million and a virus...