The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has adjusted the dates of the completion of the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination, saying the exercise would end in the early days of next week as against Saturday, April 4, on the schedule. JAMB said the move was to address the public panic over the coronavirus scare whereby schools and other public places were shutting down across the country. The JAMB Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in…"UTME ENDS NEXT WEEK, NOT APRIL 4, SAYS JAMB."
The Federal Ministry of Education has ordered the immediate closure of tertiary institutions, secondary and primary schools nationwide over the outbreak of the coronavirus in the country and as part of measures to contain the spread. The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr Sonny Echono, confirmed this in Abuja on Thursday. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, noted that in carrying out the directive, all the principals of the 104 unity colleges should fast-track the…"CORONAVIRUS: FG ORDERS CLOSURE OF VARSITIES AND SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE."
The Federal Government has ordered the immediate closure of the ongoing National Youth Corps Service camps nationwide over coronavirus fears. The 2020 Batch A Stream One NYSC members arrived on camp on March 4 and are expected to leave on March 29. But the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, today, said the NYSC members would be released to resume at their places of primary assignment. He tweeted that the closure was a…"FG SHUTS NYSC CAMPS NATIONWIDE OVER CORONAVIRUS FEARS."
The Federal Government has barred all government officials, including public and civil servants, from travelling abroad. The Presidential Task Force on Coronavirus announced the decision after a closed-door meeting in Abuja today. The Secretary to the Government of the Federation and chairman of the committee, Boss Mustapha, said the ban commenced immediately till further notice."CORONAVIRUS: FG BARS OFFICIALS FROM FOREIGN TRIPS."
The Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said the state has placed 63 persons under surveillance following the confirmation of an index case being isolated at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba. Abayomi made this disclosure at a press briefing on Wednesday, calling on the public not to panic. Meanwhile, the National Centre for Disease Control on Wednesday confirmed that 103 people had been killed by Lassa fever in the country since the…"Lassa Fever: Lagos Places 63 Under Surveillance."
A trader, Anthony Okolie, who was arrested by the Department of State Services and detained for 10 weeks, has sued the DSS for N500m. Okolie, in a suit filed before the Federal High Court in Asaba, Delta State, by his lawyer, Tope Akinyode, also demanded N500m from Hanan Buhari, the daughter of the President, Muhammadu Buhari, as well as a telecommunications company, MTN. The suit, with number FHC/ASB/CS/3/2020, is seeking an order to compel the…"SIM Card: Man Sues Buhari’s Daughter, DSS, Demands N500m."
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday said Nigeria is blessed with an energetic and resourceful youth population that could partner global technology giants to excel in any field. He spoke in Abuja when he received a group of Chinese technology entrepreneurs at the Presidential Villa. The delegation was led by the co-founder of AliBaba Group, Jack Ma, on a visit as part of the Nigerian Government’s move to promote technological innovation among youths in the country.…"Nigeria Is Blessed With Creative Youths, Says Osinbajo"
The House of Representatives has okayed compulsory genotype tests for intending couples as part of measures to prevent sickle cell disease. The House charged government registries, churches and mosques to demand for the tests before joining persons as husband and wife. This is part of the resolutions passed by the lawmakers at the plenary on Thursday when they unanimously adopted a motion moved by Umar Sarki, titled ‘Call on the Federal Ministry of Health to…"Reps Okay Compulsory Genotype Test For Intending Couples."
The Federal Government and oragnised labour will today meet to discuss consequential increase in the salaries of workers as a result of the new minimum wage of N30,000. The meeting is coming after another meeting on Monday where labour submitted its preferred percentage on the consequential increase in workers’ salaries as a result of the new minimum wage of N30,000. Today’s (Tuesday) meeting was a response to labour’s threat of indefinite strike if government refused…"Minimum Wage: FG, Labour In Make-Or-Break Meeting Today."
A fresh crisis on Monday erupted at President Muhammadu Buhari’s home as his wife, Aisha, battled the family of Mamman Daura, the President’s nephew. Daura’s daughter, Fatima, in an interview with the BBC Hausa Service on Monday owned up to a video shot at the Presidential Villa. In the video, the President’s wife, was heard asking questions and making comments about being locked out of a room and demanding that some people should pack their…"Fresh Crisis In Buhari’s Home, Aisha Battles Daura Family."