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NEWS in Nigeria This Afternoon, 2nd of October 2020

BREAKING: FG orders Unity Schools to reopen Oct 12

The Federal Government on Friday announced that all Unity Schools in Nigeria should resume with effect from October 12.

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, stated this during a press conference in Abuja.

According to the minister, schools across the country, are at liberty to fix resumption dates and ensure adequate safety measures.

Adamu warned that schools who fail to adhere to outlined COVID-19 safety protocols, risk closure if there is an outbreak from such institutions.

He said, “We have consulted widely with all stakeholders in the education sector. Our eyes and ears are opened to the international media.

It’s irresponsible to allow Kaduna refinery die – Niger gov

The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Bello, has bemoaned the state of the Kaduna refinery, saying it was irresponsible to allow the refinery to die.

Bello, who made this known in Minna while fielding questions from journalists, said the present state of the refinery is responsible for many Nigerians being out of job.

He said, “Kaduna refinery alone can give people job, and people will earn their living from it. Now if you go to Kaduna refinery, it is like a city of its own; I am not talking about activities but all those investments overtime we have irresponsibly allowed them to die.

Imo schools to resume October 5

Imo State Government has given approval for the resumption of schools on Monday.

The resumption is, however, subject to the adherence to the recommendations by the committee responsible for ensuring that COVID-19 safety protocols headed by the Deputy Governor, Prof. Placid Njoku.

The decision to reopen the schools was reached at the State Executive Council meeting on Wednesday, which was presided over by Governor Hope Uzodimma.

Commissioner for Information and Strategy Declan Emelumba, who briefed reporters, also said the council gave approval for the school system to be fully automated and digitalised to capture pupils and students enrollment; teachers, pupils and students personal data; payment of school fees; examination details and other relevant information concerning schools.

The reason for automation, the commissioner said, is to make it easy for government, parents, teachers, students, pupils and the public to access information on schools as well as data of anyone who passed through such schools.

Police warn of bandits attack in Ekiti

the alarm that some bandits were planning to invade the state and wreak havoc. The command said it had intelligence report that that the bandits would pose as law-abiding citizens before launching attacks on their host communities after settling down.

Police Commissioner Babatunde Mobayo, in a statement, on Wednesday, warned residents to beware whom they harbor.

Mobayo said the armed hoodlums have concluded plans to start entering the state in batches.

”It has come to the notice of Ekiti State Police Command through intelligence gathering that some group of persons suspected to be armed hoodlums and criminally-minded aliens have concluded their plans to enter Ekiti State in their large numbers in order to unleash evil, cause havoc and create apprehension.

Edo governorship election defeat: Ize-Iyamu to seek redress

INDICATIONS emerged late Thursday that the Edo State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu would approach the courts to contest the outcome of the election that gave victory to Governor Godwin Obaseki of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

In a congratulatory message he sent to the people of the state to mark the nation’s 60th Independence anniversary, he said since after the election many people have sought to know from him his next line of action but said if the Obaseki and the PDP could institute 13 cases against him, then his approaching the courts would not be out place.

He said: “Suffice it to say that, with due sensitivity to the feelings of our people, we are busy collating our facts. Only after, can we speak and speak authoritatively, in the best tradition of rule of law, fairness to all, and due process. We will brief you all in a good time and that time is near.

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