COVID-19: Lagos Permanent Secretary Wants Schools To Sustain E-learning Beyond COVID-19 Era

By:  Idris Tele-Olukoya Dr. Mrs. Olufolayimika Abiose Ayandele, Tutor General/Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Education District III, has called on the federal and state governments to sustain electronic learning they introduced in schools in the face of a novel coronavirus, to further preserve knowledge. Ayandele told Waka About Africa, in Lagos, that knowledge was priceless. ”The current electronic means of teaching and learning is beautiful and innovative in the face of the pandemic ravaging the world. ”This should be sustained. Recorded knowledge is priceless, and we have come to appreciate this…

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COVID-19: The Trade And Economic Perspective On Africa

By: Idris Tele-Olukoya Africa, home to the richest man in human history, Mansa Musa, one of the eight continents of the world and the cradle of civilization with over 50 countries has had her fair share of the global pandemic, coronavirus. Various national governments on the continent are on high alerts in putting strategic measures in place to contain and stop the spread of the deadly virus. As a matter of world humanitarian emergency, Private organizations and NGOs have also been helpful in putting in massive supports to complement government…

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COVID-19: Air Peace To Downsize, Reduce Flights From 100 To 42

The Managing Director, of Air Peace Allen Onyema, has stated that the airline would downsize its operations on the resumption of flights in the country. This is just as he also informed the airline would reduce flights from 100 to 42 flights and stop in-flight service on a domestic route. He disclosed this while speaking at a webinar organized by Aelex partners with the theme, “Survival Strategies for Nigerian Airlines” yesterday The Managing Director hinted that few of the airline’s its aircraft would be deployed on resumption and that this…

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EID-EL-FITRI: FAAN Felicitates With Nigerians

As Muslim faithful across the world prepares for the Eid-el-Fitri celebration, which connotes the end of the Ramadan fasting, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has felicitated with Nigerians on this occasion. Felicitation to Muslims faithful in the country was conveyed in a statement signed by the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs. Henrietta Yakubu. “The Ramadan season signifies a period of retrospection, self-evaluation, and renewal of our commitment to all that is good. “It re-emphasizes our collective will to always strive to be the best we can, even…

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Elumelu Says Covid-19 Presents Opportunity To Reset Africa

Advocates Martial Plan to Boost Electricity And Ease Debt Burden Wants Youths Prioritised as SMEs are Empowered  The Chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Tony Elumelu, has stated that the Coronavirus Pandemic currently ravaging the world presents an opportunity to reset the African continent so that Africans can be empowered to become more productive and self-reliant. He said this today at the high-level Roundtable discussions made up of African leaders including Dr. Ngozi Okonjo – Iweala, the Special Envoy of the African Union on Covid-19 and Tidjane…

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COVID-19: Arik Air Donates Palliative Items To Lagos Communities

From left: Chairman Abolaji/Osundeyi CDA, Otunba Nathaniel Osho; Arik Air’s Head of Business West & Central Africa, Sylvester Egogo and Ola Adebanji, Manager, PR & Communications at the presentation of COVID-19 palliative items to the people of Mafoloku/Ewu Tuntun in Lagos state.   Arik Air has donated palliative items to some communities in Lagos state to cushion the effect of the lockdown occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic. The items donated were mainly food items such as rice and beans. The areas covered by the donation were Ewu-Tuntun/Mafoluku community around the…

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Medview Airline MD Appeals To FG For Urgent Intervention For Airlines

…Asks Government To Encouraged Private MRO Such As Aero’s The Managing Director, Med-View Airline, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, has appealed to the Federal Government to provide early its intervention plans for airlines in the country to sustain the safety already achieved in the industry in the past few years. This is just as he advised the Federal Government to invest in Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) facility in a bid to save foreign exchange for airline operators. Bankole stated these today in an interview in Lagos. The Medview boss stated that…

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Return Almajirai To Their States Of Origin – Punch

An alarming exodus of the almajirai to the South of Nigeria is setting nerves on edge in many places. These days, hordes of almajirai are being intercepted in virtually all the southern states in a manner never witnessed before. In response to this, Southern governors have been repatriating these children to their states of origin. Not surprisingly, this policy has triggered a chain of divisive reactions from the North and reopened the North-South fault lines. In spite of this, the influx has not abated, generating waves of tension between the…

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Rivers State Resumes Total Lockdown

The Rivers State Government has resumed another round of total lockdown after giving Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor residents four days to restock their houses with food and essential commodities. The lockdown, which began by 8 pm on Sunday, forced residents of both areas to rush home in order to beat the deadline and avoid being arrested by the police and members of the state task force on COVID-19. On Monday, shops were closed as residents stayed indoors, while only those on essential duties were allowed to move on the road.…

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Orji Kalu Hires Six SANs, Six Others To Secure Release From Prison

Former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has hired the services of 12 lawyers, including six Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) to secure his release from prison. The Supreme Court had nullified his trial where he was jailed for 12 years over money laundering to the tune of N7.65 billion and ordered a fresh trial. But Kalu was still being kept in prison despite the Supreme Court’s judgment. However, the former governor filed a motion on notice against the Federal Government at the Federal High Court in Lagos, seeking to…

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