Education

Lagos State Government pegs entry age into JSS1 at 12 years

The Lagos State Government will from the next academic session enforce the entry age of 12 years for pupils seeking admission into junior secondary school (JSS1) to check the registration of under-aged kids. Also, a fine of N50,000 for first offenders, N100,000 for second offenders as well as warning letters to close the school in …

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UNICEF sensitizes communities on hygiene, sanitation to fight COVID-19

United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) says it has embarked on community awareness creation activities to promote good personal hygiene habits to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. Maulid Warfa, Chief of UNICEF Field Office, Kano, stated this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Kano. Warfa, who is the …

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Oyo state government announces the provision of 500 megabyte Internet service to students

The Oyo State government has announced the commencement of the provision of up to 500 megabyte free internet daily for students in the state to have access to educational materials on the website of the state Ministry of Education. This was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Education, Mr Olasunkanmi Olaleye, on Saturday in Ibadan, …

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Digital Nigerian programme

His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, launched the Digital Nigeria Programme on the 19th of March, 2020 as “one of Federal Government’s key initiatives that will empower innovators and entrepreneurs with skills required to thrive in our emerging digital economy”. In furtherance to this, the Honourable Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Ali …

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WHY WE EMBARKED ON STRIKE DURING CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – ASUU

  The Academic Staff Union of Universities says it ordered its members, who are lecturers across universities, to embark on strike during the coronavirus pandemic because there would never be a time approved for such an action. The President, Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, on Tuesday, also inaugurated ASUU COVID-19 intervention in …

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Osun state confines 3 New cases in isolation centre

Three new cases of coronavirus confirmed by the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) in Osun State have been moved to the State Specialist Hospital, Asubiaro, Osogbo, the state capital, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor Mr Ismail Omipidan has said. The state government has isolated 120 Cote d’Ivoire returnees to the Ejigbo community …

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Ministry of Power speaks on tarrif, palliative measures for the power sector

As part of the Federal Government efforts to ameliorate the current challenges occasioned by the ravaging COVID – 19 pandemic, The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission today issued an Order that included a 3-month delay in the implementation of tariff measures. The 3-month delay in the implementation of tariff measures is consistent with His Excellency the …

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Akwa ibom governor signed Covid-19 restriction law

Gov. Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom, has signed the restriction of movement order for 30 days and the quarantine and treatment of persons with COVID-19 into law. This was contained in press statement signed by the Commisioner of Information, Mr Charles Udoh, and made available to newsmen in Uyo on Tuesday. Udoh said that the …

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Gombe state government procured Covid-19 testing machines

Gombe State Government says it has ordered for the supply of Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Machine to enhance testing for suspected cases of Coronavirus. Prof. Idris Mohammed, Chairman Task Force committee on Coronavirus, made the disclosure during an advocacy visit to the Emir of Gombe, Abubakar Shehu-Abubakar, on Monday in Gombe. According to him, there …

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