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#EndSARS protests: Sanwo-Olu orders indefinite closure of Lagos schools

Lagos State Government, on Monday, ordered the indefinite closure of public and private schools in the state. Head of Public Affairs, Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi, announced this in a statement titled, ‘Lagos directs students to stay at home.’ It quoted the Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, as saying that the schools were shut down over “tension generated by… Read More
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#EndSARS protests: Sanwo-Olu may shut down Lagos schools again

Lagos State Government on Monday says it may ask students to stay at home following the violent dimension the #EndSARS protests have assumed across the country. Head of Public Affairs of the state Ministry of Education, Kayode Abayomi, disclosed this as academic activities were grounded in some schools in the state due to the protests. Abayomi hinted that the Ministry… Read More
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NECO postpones exam over #EndSARS protests

Paper I Computer Studies Practical of the National Examination Council scheduled forMonday, October 19, 2020 has been postponed to November 16. Head, Information and Public Relations Division, NECO, Azeez Sani, announced this in a statement on Sunday. Sani said the decision was taken because of the ongoing #ENDSARS protests, affecting the human and vehicular movement. He explained that the protest had affected… Read More
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FG bent on implementing IPPIS, despite talks, ASUU alleges

…accuses govt of sending officials to campuses for capturing lecturers • FG, ASUU’s meeting continues Wednesday Academic Staff Union of Universities on Friday accused the Federal Government of being adamant on implementing the controversial Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System inspite of the ongoing discussions with the union. ASUU alleged that FG sent officials from the office of the Accountant-General of… Read More
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World Bank to bolster Nigeria’s health, education sectors

World Bank Group says it will work with the Nigerian government to strengthen the health and education sectors. President, World Bank Group, David Malpass, made this known on Thursday during a press briefing at the 2020 Annual General Meeting. Malpass said, “For Nigeria, the vital steps are to strengthen the health system and the education system, and we try to… Read More
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ASUU strike: FG agrees to pay N30bn earned allowance

Federal Government, on Thursday, agreed to release N30 billion earned academic allowance to the university lecturers. The money will be paid in tranches between May 2021 and February 2022. FG also promised to spend N20 billion on the revitalisation of the education sector as part of concessions meant to end the seven-month strike declared by the Academic Staff Union of… Read More
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Camp reopening: All corps members must undergo COVID-19 tests – FG

All prospective corps members will undergo mandatory COVID-19 tests ahead of the reopening of orientation camps nationwide, the Federal Government has said. The FG also said all National Youth Service Corps orientation camps would reopen effective November 10, 2020. National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this during a briefing in Abuja on Thursday. NYSC orientation… Read More
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ASUU strike: Students recruited for #EndSARS protests – Ngige

The Federal Government has lamented that university students who should be in the classrooms have been “recruited” to join the ongoing #EndSARS protests. It blamed the development on the industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, said this at a reconciliation meeting between the government and ASUU officials… Read More
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85 Garlands for Sir Kesington Adebutu

Idris Katib “Be merciful to those on earth and the One in the heavens will have mercy upon you” –Tirmidhi 1924 The philanthropic gestures of Sir Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu to educational institutions are legendary and are there for all to see. Conspicuously, one can describe the legend as a believer, a supporter, a cheerleader, a friend, a loyalist and a… Read More
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FG reopens NYSC camps Nov 10

Federal Government has approved the reopening of all camps where the National Youth Service Corps orientation exercises hold on November 10. Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, disclosed this in a tweet on Thursday. Dare tweeted, “The Resumption of the NYSC Orientation Camp for prospective Youth Corpers has been approved and opens on November 10th 2020. Full COVID-19… Read More