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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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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Kano Set To Deport Another 2,000 Almajirai

About 2,000 Almajirai pupils who underwent isolation in three quarantine centres in Kano are now ready to be deported to their respective states of origin. The Kano State Commissioner for Education and Chairman Almajiri Repatriation Committee, Alhaji Sanusi Kiru, disclosed this on Sunday when he led a delegation of women in Da’awah and some civil society organizations who inspected two quarantine centers at Kiru and Karaye respectively. He said the Almajirai pupils were isolated to ensure that they were in good health before being sent back to their states of…

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Interstate lockdown: Abia State Intercepts 40 Northern Youths In Goods Truck

Over 40 youths, claiming to be from the northern part, were intercepted at the Umudike Junction of Aba Road, Umuahia, yesterday, in a goods truck by men of Traffic and Indiscipline Management Agency of Abia State (TIMAAS) with support from men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force It was gathered that TIMAAS operatives, who received intelligence report that a truck carrying the youths was approaching the area from the Akwa Ibom State axis of the border, immediately mounted surveillance. On sighting the truck, the officers flagged it down and inquired…

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National Bureau Of Statistics Says 82.9m Nigerians Are Poor

The National Bureau of Statistics says more than 82.9 million Nigerians are poor by national standards. The NBS made this known in its report on Poverty and Inequality in Nigeria 2019, released recently. It explained that the figure showed that 40.1 percent of the total population was classified as poor, adding that in other words, an average of four out of 10 individuals in Nigeria had real per capita expenditures below N137,430.00 per year. This means the monthly income of an individual in this category is less than N11,500, while…

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Lockdown: Interstate Travel Fuels COVID-19 Spread, Says El-Rufai…As Kwara, Oyo, Rivers Arrest 251

Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai has said illegal interstate travel is spiking coronavirus spread in the state. El-Rufai, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Media and Communication, Muyiwa Adeyeye, in a statement on Friday, said the majority of COVID-19 cases in the state had travel history. El-Rufai said the development had increased the danger of community transmission “now being recorded in some mainly rural local governments as the borders of the state”. The statement said, “The Standing Committee, on COVID-19 appeals for the vigilance and active involvement of all citizens in the effort to avert this peril.”…

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Gov. Wike In showdown With Police For Sabotaging Lockdown Order, Over 200 People Arrested So Far.

Governor Nyesom Wike has lampooned the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Rivers State Police Command for sabotaging the lockdown order through the issuance of illegal letters to companies. Wike, who monitored the lockdown in parts of Obio-Akpor and Port Harcourt local government areas, disclosed that the level of compliance was up to 95 percent. He said: “I want to commend Rivers people for the level of support they have shown. The level of compliance is quite satisfactory. It is more than 95 percent within the two Local Government Areas.” “It is…

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COVID-19: Dr Ojeih Warns FG To Stop Playing Games, And Call For The Cure.

On March 3rd, 2020, I got a call from The Honorable Minister of Information Alhaji Lai Mohammed. It was a 5 minutes call. The call was centered on Iris medical foundation Drugs and it’s effectiveness in treating the Coronavirus. I was blunt with the minister,  I told him the truth I asked him to do you people in Abuja want the Cure or you guys just want to be making billions from grants from America,  WHO, and other international agencies. The truth is COVID 19 is a curable viral infection…

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Four People, Including Three Siblings killed By One-Way Motorist In Lagos

Four people, including three siblings, have died after a driver took the wrong lane in Sangotedo, Ajah, Lagos State. According to reports, the siblings were in the area to visit their mother when they were killed on April 21. A video from the scene of the carnage shows blood splattered on the road and a mangled car hanging on a gutter where it ended up following the accident. Three children of the same parents and four others lost their lives after being knocked down by a vehicle plying one-way in…

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Lagos To Mandate Face Mask Use In Public Places

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Monday says the state will begin the enforcement of compulsory wearing of face masks in public places from next week as coronavirus bites harder. Just yesterday, Lagos recorded 70 new cases of Coronavirus, the biggest it has recorded in a single day. Speaking at a news conference at the State House, Marina, the governor stated that one million of locally made face masks had been contracted to tailors and would be distributed during the week. the governor said ” from next week, we are…

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