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NECO Exams Resume On Monday, 9th November 2020
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NECO Exams Resume On Monday, 9th November 2020

PRESS RELEASE RESUMPTION OF THE 2020 SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATIONS (INTERNAL) The National Examinations Council (NECO) wishes to inform candidates, schools and other stakeholders of the resumption of the 2020 Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) in all states and the FCT from Monday 9th November 2020. The Council was constrained to postpone the examinations indefinitely on Monday 25th October 2020 due to security challenges occasioned by the ENDSARS protests, which disrupted the smooth conduct of the examinations in some parts of the Country. Following the return of normalcy in the states and FCT, the examinations will now continue with a new Time-Table from Monday 9th November, 2020 to Saturday 28th November, 2020. This new Time-Table will be made availa...
Sanwo-Olu Directs Level 12 Civil Servants, Others To Resume
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Sanwo-Olu Directs Level 12 Civil Servants, Others To Resume

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved the resumption of all civil servants on salary grade one to 12. This was contained in a circular by the by the Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, on Saturday. In the circular with Ref. No: CIR/HOS/20/Vol.1/115, the civil servants were asked to resume on Monday, November 2, 2020. The PUNCH reports that civil servants on grade level 12 and below had been asked to work from home since March in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the state. The circular read, “Sequel to the informed recommendation of the Presidential task Force (PTF) on Covid-19 and the state ministry of health advisory on same, it is hereby notified for general information that Mr. Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved that all public serva...
Lagos Public And Private Schools To Resume On Monday
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Lagos Public And Private Schools To Resume On Monday

The Lagos State Government has approved the re-opening of schools for all classes in public and private schools across the State beginning from Monday, 2nd of November, 2020 while boarders in public schools are to resume on Sunday, 1st of the same month. Disclosing this today, Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs Folasade Adefisayo said that this has been an unprecedented year with the recent happenings that have regrettably led to frequent closure of schools with attendant learning disruptions faced by all children. “We pray and hope that there will be no more disruptions in the academic calendar. However, the State Government will always regard the safety of pupils/students, parents and all staff as a matter of priority.” She stressed. “We recommend that when schools r...
We Are Ready To Resume – ASUU
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We Are Ready To Resume – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), on Thursday, gave an indication that the union will suspend its prolonged strike very soon, as its President, Prof Biodun Ogunyemi, declared that the varsity lecturers are ready to go back to school. The ASUU President gave the hint even as the Federal Government, through the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, assured it would meet the union demands within time frame it stipulated. Prof Ogunyemi, who was speaking at a meeting between the Federal Government, led by the Labour Minister and ASUU leadership, led by the President, said their members are willing to resume because it is a matter of national interest. He points out that their members also have their children at home, like all other parents who have thei...
Etihad Airways Gets FG’s Nod To Resume International Flights
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Etihad Airways Gets FG’s Nod To Resume International Flights

‌Following the decision of the United Arab Emirates to begin visa issuance to Nigerians, Etihad Airways has been approved to operate international flights into Nigeria Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made this announcement on Thursday during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, which held in Abuja. He noted that the foreign carrier was already talking with the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority regarding the process. Similarly, Emirates Airlines are also scheduled to operate flights into the country starting with Abuja and Lagos. He said, “UAE has commenced issuance of visas today. Consequent upon that, Emirates Airlines will begin operations from tomorrow. They are allowed to start daily flights into Abuja and Lagos. “Their sister company from the sa...
Anambra Schools Resume With Strict COVID-19 Safety Checks (Photos)
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Anambra Schools Resume With Strict COVID-19 Safety Checks (Photos)

Schools in Anambra State have resumed with strict COVID-19 checks, six months after students were forced to vacate schools because of COVID-19 scares. Public and private schools in Anambra State resumed academic session with strict COVID-19 safety checks as mandated by the government and healthcare providers. The phased resumption which excludes creche and nursery pupils, is a follow-up to earlier partial opening of schools to allow students in exist classes take their exams. In some of the schools that was captured this morning by IgbereTV , students, teachers and every other individual coming into the vicinity were checked with infrared thermometers, while those who do not have their face masks and hand sanitizers were sent back. Water tanks and soaps were also placed at st...
‘We Are Ready To Resume’ – A Group Of Lecturers Tell FG
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‘We Are Ready To Resume’ – A Group Of Lecturers Tell FG

Lecturers under the aegis of Congress of University Academics have asked the Federal Government to reopen tertiary institutions in the country. CONUA is a breakaway faction of the Academic Staff Union of Universities. CONUA made this known in a press statement on Wednesday after its National Executive Council meeting held in Abuja. The statement, which was signed by CONUA’s National Coordinator, Niyi Sunmonu, was titled ‘Stop intimidation of CONUA members’. The lecturers urged FG to reopen universities as soon as possible. The statement added, “The meeting called on the government to reopen universities as soon as possible as CONUA members are ready to resume work. “It however added that everything necessary in terms of COVID-19 protocols must be put in place before ...
78 Private Universities Ready To Resume – Minister Of State For Education
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78 Private Universities Ready To Resume – Minister Of State For Education

The Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, says no date has been fixed yet for full schools’ resumption even though the Federal Government had continued to engage stakeholders. Nwajiuba said this during the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja. The minister, however, expressed optimism that the date for resumption was “around the corner”, adding, that “we are not going to be brandishing dates.” He disclosed that he and the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, met some stakeholders in tertiary education earlier in the day on the issue. Nwajiuba said “about 78 privately-owned universities are insisting that they were ready for resumption” while the response from government-owned universities was still “50-50”.He said that a...
COVID-19: Schools Including Tertiary Institutions Will Resume When It Is Safe – FG
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COVID-19: Schools Including Tertiary Institutions Will Resume When It Is Safe – FG

As Nigeria battle with the novel corona virus pandemic the Federal government has given fresh update on school resumption. The FG through the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, during daily press briefing, on Tuseday, said schools including Tertiary institutions would resume when it is safe to do so. The Sun reports that Mustapha made this statement in response to the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) at the briefing of the task force on Monday, August 17. Recall that the students' association had earlier noted that though the pandemic hit many nations across the globe, Nigeria should take appropriate steps to remedy the situation and let the society run as seamless as possible. ...
House of Representatives Complex Shut Down for Fumigation
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House of Representatives Complex Shut Down for Fumigation

The management of the National Assembly has shut down the House of Representatives Complex for a routine fumigation exercise. During the two-day exercise, staff of the the house are expected to stay away from the complex. They've been directed to resume normal duties on Monday June 22, but it is still not clear if scheduled House committee functions will go ahead or not. It is also not known if the exercise has anything to do with COVID-19 pandemic. A circular referenced NASS/HR/MSD/ClR/003/IV138 and signed by Titus Jatau, a Deputy Director of the management read; “Approval has been granted for the 2nd quarter fumigation exercise to be carried out tomorrow Thursday, 18th and Friday. 19th June, 2020. “In the light of the above, all staff are requested to stay away during thi...
Kogi govt Gives Clarification on Reopening Schools
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Kogi govt Gives Clarification on Reopening Schools

<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; display: block !important;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> The Kogi State government has made clarification on a directive making the rounds that schools in the State should immediately reopen. Reports emerged on Monday, particularly on social media, that the government has directed schools principals and teachers to resume on Monday, 15th June 2020. However the Executive Chairman, Kogi State Science, Technical Education and Teaching Service Commission (STETSCOM), Mrs. Cecilia Cook denied the report, describing the rumour as the handiwork of mischief makers. Speaking through the Information Officer, Mr. Onighaye Talabi, she said that the c...
COVID-19: Domestic Flights Won’t Resume June 21 – FG
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COVID-19: Domestic Flights Won’t Resume June 21 – FG

The Federal Government has said domestic flight operations will not resume on June 21, contrary to ealier report. National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Dr. Sani Aliyu, said yesterday that the domestic airlines were given a window of three weeks to prepare, saying, “we did not say flights would definitely start on June 21.“ Aliyu had said on June 1 that “the aviation industry is requested to start developing protocols to allow for domestic flights to resume anytime from June 21.” However, while responding to a question asking for an update on the preparation, Aliyu said the PTF was yet to receive any update from the aviation sector on its preparedness to restart flight operations. He said: “What we said to the aviation authorities is; you need to let us ...
Cross River Public Schools To Resume June 16 As Government Mass Produces PPE
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Cross River Public Schools To Resume June 16 As Government Mass Produces PPE

All public schools in Cross River State will resume June 16 as the State government plans a special protective measures for children and others. So far the state remains the only state in the county without the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and poised to maintain that standard, the State government is braising the trail again as it has commenced the mass production of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for trial resumption of public schools The State governor, Senator Ben Ayade announced this in a statement made available to some newsmen in Calabar yesterday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Christian Ita as he (Ayade) unveiled the PPE made at the state owned garment factory. The protective gears, which include face shields and PPE overalls, according to Ayade w...
Orji Kalu Arrives National Assembly To Resume Duties As  Senate Chief Whip
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Orji Kalu Arrives National Assembly To Resume Duties As Senate Chief Whip

The Nigerian Senate, Tuesday, was on stand still as Chief Whip of the Senate , Senator Orji Uzor Kalu and former Governor of Abia State resumed for his Senatorial duties at the Red Chambers. Orji Kalu’s resumption could be described as a “triumphal” entry as he was greeted with thunderous cheers from hundreds of staff , security personnels , lawmakers and other well wishers who gathered to catch a glimpse and welcome the Chief Whip after his 6 months absence. The Chief Whip arrived the Senator building at exactly 9:00AM , spent minutes acknowledging greetings and cheers from people. When asked by Journalists to comment on his experience at the Kuje correctional centre , he responded “Keep Hope Alive”. Recall that, Senator Kalu was released after over 6 months of incarcerati...
Lagos Directs Civil Servants From Level 13 To Resume Monday
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Lagos Directs Civil Servants From Level 13 To Resume Monday

Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered civil servants from Grade Level 13 to resume work effective Monday, June 8. The governor stated this on Thursday during a briefing at the Government House, Marina. He said, “As regards public service, we are asking all of our officers on Grade Level 13 and 14 on the unified public service to resume work from Monday, June 8, 2020. “We are still holding back from Grade Level 1 -12 till further notice.”
EPL Clubs to Play Friendlies Before Season Restarts
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EPL Clubs to Play Friendlies Before Season Restarts

The Premier League has given clubs permission to play friendly matches ahead of the planned resumption of the season, according to Sky Sports. However, the venues must be no more than 90 minutes away and players must travel in their own cars. Club coaching staff will officiate the matches, as PGMOL referees and assistants are yet to be tested for COVID-19. If played at a stadium, players will enter via the players’ entrance and walk straight onto the pitch, before warming up. Dressing rooms will not be used. Top-flight clubs were given the go-ahead to resume contract training last week, paving the way for competitive action to resume June 17.
FG Orders 50% Passengers Reduction As Domestic Flights Set To Resume June 21
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FG Orders 50% Passengers Reduction As Domestic Flights Set To Resume June 21

The Federal Government on Monday announced that domestic flights would resume on June 21 and directed airlines to take between 50 and 70 per cent of passengers on any flight. It also stated that the aircraft of most airlines were currently being serviced in preparation for the June 21 resumption date for domestic flights. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, made the announcement at Monday’s briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVD-19 in Abuja. Sirika further stated that the airfares of flights should be appropriate to the issues at hand. He said, “The modality of operations by airlines and the passenger numbers will certainly drop and the load factor will also drop. “Only 50 or 70 per cent of the passengers should be taken. These are some of the things that we ...
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Resumption Date for Spanish Top-flight League Finally Revealed

Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sanchez has disclosed that La Liga will be able to resume from June 8. DAILY POST recalls that La Liga had been suspended for the past two to three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sanchez disclosed this on Saturday afternoon during a press conference, in which he assured “the worst is behind us” after COVID-19 deaths and new cases fell significantly in recent weeks in Spain. He said: “La Liga can begin again from June 8. “The ball will roll with all the necessary health and safety conditions in place.” The Prime Minister also announced that the borders were opening up again to tourists from July onwards. Meanwhile, the German Bundesliga had already resumed last weekend.
‘It is too early’ – Mayor Khan says London shouldn’t host Premier League matches yet
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‘It is too early’ – Mayor Khan says London shouldn’t host Premier League matches yet

The English top flight is eyeing a return to the pitch next month after going on hiatus in March due to the coronavirus pandemic London Mayor Sadiq Khan has thrown a potential wrench into the Premier League's proposed return, saying that it is too soon to play matches in England's capital. The Premier League has been suspended since March amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but is eyeing a return next month. On Monday the government cleared the league to resume play on June 1, outlining the plan in a 50-page document for lifting the coronavirus-enforced lockdown in England.
Hazard, Ramos, Bale, Modric And Others Resume Training For Real Madrid
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Hazard, Ramos, Bale, Modric And Others Resume Training For Real Madrid

Real Madrid Stars returned to training early this week. The Real Madrid players took part in individual training sessions at the club's Valdebebas training complex on Monday It's been reported that the Players have been allowed back into Real Madrid's Valdebebas training complex to do individual exercises after two months break due to coronavirus outbreak. The players were divided into two groups on different shifts. Eden Hazard who was initially ruled out of the season after having an operation on his ankle on March 5 but due to the temporary suspension of football in Europe, the Belgian is back in training. Hazard is on course to feature for Los Blancos should La Liga return in June 12th just like the president Javier Tebas Real Madrid fitness coach, Gregory Dupont led th...
Orji Kalu Set To Resume At Senate Tomorrow After 5 Months In Prison
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Orji Kalu Set To Resume At Senate Tomorrow After 5 Months In Prison

Barring any last-minute changes, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, who was released from a correctional facility in Kuje, Abuja on Friday is set to resume at the Senate tomorrow, Daily Trust reports. It could be recalled that the former Abia State governor was jailed in December 2019 over allegation of misappropriation of Abia’s state funds to the tune of N7.6 billion during his tenure; between 1999 and 2007. He pleaded not guilty. The lawmaker, who represents Abia North in the Senate under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), heaved a sigh of relief when the Supreme Court, last Friday, quashed the judgement of the lower court that convicted him to a 12-year jail term. Kalu and co-defendants, Slok Nigeria Ltd and a former Director of Finance of the Abia State Government Hou...
German Chancellor, Angela Merkel Authorizes The Bundesliga To Resume This Month
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German Chancellor, Angela Merkel Authorizes The Bundesliga To Resume This Month

It will become the first major league in Europe to return to competition, with a date for resumption to be confirmed by the German Football League (DFL) on Thursday. All matches will be played behind closed doors. With nine games remaining, Bayern Munich are top of the table, four points above Borussia Dortmund. Bayern chairman Karl Heinz Rummenigge said: "I would like to thank the politicians for giving today's decision [and for] the opportunity to finish the Bundesliga season. "We are now looking forward to resuming play, ideally from mid-May. This ensures that the sporting decisions are made on the pitch. "I appeal to everyone involved to follow the requirements, which are the basis for resuming games, in an exemplary and extremely disciplined manner." Christian Se...
COVID-19: Manchester  United Players Asked to Return
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COVID-19: Manchester United Players Asked to Return

Manchester United have asked their players outside the UK to return, although there are no plans to resume training yet, ESPN reports. Members of the squad who have been isolating with their families have been told to fly back this week. They have, however, not been ordered to report to their Carrington training base which has been closed since the Premier League was suspended on March 13. Bruno Fernandes, Fred, Victor Lindelof and Sergio Romero were some of the players given permission to leave England. The club does not expect that players arriving from overseas will have to enter quarantine beyond the measure already put in place by the UK government. The Premier League is planning to resume the current campaign in June at n...
Obiano Orders Compulsory Use Of Face Masks As Workers Resume Monday
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Obiano Orders Compulsory Use Of Face Masks As Workers Resume Monday

Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has ordered civil and public servants in the state, including primary and secondary school teachers to resume work on Monday, May 4th, 2020. The announcement was contained in a statement signed by Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, Secretary to Anambra State Government. He stated that pupils and students should still remain at home and follow Anambra Teaching On Air through state-owned media outfit, ABS radio, TV and online platforms. According to the statement, all workers in the state, and indeed all residents should procure protective face masks as this is now compulsory in Anambra State.
FG Orders Civil Servants To Resume Monday
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FG Orders Civil Servants To Resume Monday

The Federal Government has ordered civil servants from Grade level 14 and above to resume on Monday. In circular by Head of Service of the Federation Dr. Folashade Yemi-Esan, it said the Federal secretariat complexes have been decontaminated while efforts were ongoing to do same in other public offices. The circular reads: “Further to Mr President’s broadcast on a phased and gradual easing of the lockdown measures occasioned by COVID-19, officers on GL 14 and above and those in essential services are hereby directed to resume work with effect from Monday, 4th of May, 2020 in the first instance.“ Offices are to open three times a week – Monday, Wednesday and Friday – and close at 2:00pm on each day.” The circular further advised affected officers to limit the number of visit...
Obiano Directs Anambra Teachers To Resume On Monday
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Obiano Directs Anambra Teachers To Resume On Monday

Anambra State Governor, Willie Obiano, has directed all workers in the state to resume work on Monday, May 4. The workers were ordered home by the state government about a month ago as a measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus. But in a statement by the Secretary to the State Government, Prof Solo Chukwulobelu, obtained by our correspondent on Thursday, the workers were asked to be on their duty posts on Monday. The statement included teachers amongst the category of workers that would resume work on Monday but stressed that primary and secondary school pupils in the area would remain at home. The statement read in part, “The Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, has directed that civil and public servants in the state, including primary and secondary school teache...
Students wear social distancing headgears to class as schools resume in China
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Students wear social distancing headgears to class as schools resume in China

Life in China is now returning to normalcy since the outbreak of Coronavirus.   With some schools slowly reopening after the long hiatus, one school in the city of Hangzhou have enforced social distancing by letting students wear DIY hats with 3-foot-long horizontal plumes. Duke University professor, Eileen Chengyin Chow shared photos showing first graders at the Yangzheng Elementary School sitting in a classroom with desks arranged in single rows.     In the pictures, the students were also pictured wearing face masks and colourful headgear with extended plumes made out of cardboard and, in one case, balloons. According to Chinese outlet, The Paper, students at the school are allowed to wear the headgear to remind them to keep their distance from each...
Boris Johnson To Resume Work On Monday After Recovery From COVID-19
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Boris Johnson To Resume Work On Monday After Recovery From COVID-19

Boris Johnson, who is the British Prime Minister, has announced his resumption to work on Monday after recovery from COVID-19, a Downing Street spokeswoman confirmed this on Saturday. The disease sent him into intensive care for three nights in early April, but he overcame it. Johnson was taken to St Thomas’s Hospital in central London suffering from COVID-19 symptoms on April 5, and spent April 6-9 in intensive care.
Obiano Relaxes Lockdown In Anambra, Asks Churches To Resume Activities
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Obiano Relaxes Lockdown In Anambra, Asks Churches To Resume Activities

The Anambra State governor, Willie Obiano, has relaxed the lockdown on the state and has asked churches to commence full activities, MCI reports. The governor stated this in a broadcast to the people of the state on Saturday evening. Before the Saturday broadcast, church activities had been restricted for 14 days as one of the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But on Saturday, Obiano asked the churches to resume full service, stating that the worshipers must wear face masks and observe the World Health Organisation’s guidelines about the pandemic during worship. He listed the protocol to include regular hand washing, avoiding handshakes, application of hand sanitizers, and social distancing. The Governor announced that movements around the state were not...
Italian Serie A Games to Resume Back in late May – Italian FA Chief, Gabriele Gravina
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Italian Serie A Games to Resume Back in late May – Italian FA Chief, Gabriele Gravina

On Friday, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said that club matches should resume “in late May, early June”,. Also, saying those who are pushing for the season cancellation “dislike football, or Italians”. Furthermore, Gabriele Gravina, the president of the FIGC, said it would take three weeks to prepare after the end of the coronavirus lockdown in the country, currently scheduled for May 4. In his words, he stated: “So at the end of May, early June, we can start,” he told Italian radio on Friday. “Those who talk today about cancelling the season do not like football or Italians because they take away hope for the future and for recovery,” Gravina said. “There will be a monitoring period to guarantee that all those taking part are free of the virus. If they...
Football To Resume In Coronavirus Hit Italy By The End Of May
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Football To Resume In Coronavirus Hit Italy By The End Of May

Football Authorities in Italy have laid down plans for the the game make a return at the end of May after the season was halted following the outbreak of Coronavirus. According to Football Italia, Football Chiefs have a date in place for the resumption of football, with the Coppa Italia semi finals to be played on the 27th and 28th of May as the Serie A would follow suit days later. It would be recalled that football like in most parts of Europe have been on suspension since early March due to the spread of Coronavirus. The deadly disease have killed 21,645 people in the country since it broke out – With Italy being one of the country most hit by the crisis However, with the lockdown restriction imposed by the nation’s a Government being eased, there are renewed hopes that ...
Man Utd Players Set Date To Resume Training
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Man Utd Players Set Date To Resume Training

Manchester United players set to resume training on April 10, the UK Mirror reports. Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer grant his squad leave last week, with individual fitness programmes for each player. Their AON training centre at Carrington was then closed due to the spread of the Coronavirus. Solskjaer has met with coaches Michael Carrick, Mike Phelan and Kieran McKenna, to work through plans for the coming weeks. They all reached a decision to give the players another three weeks in effective self-isolation, managing their own fitness and training before bringing them back to Carrington on April 10. United’s fitness team believe that would give them the required time to prepare players for the resumption of the Premier League in early May. “It’s being reviewed weekly ...
Court Sets Aside Ruling Suspending Oshiomhole as APC Chairman
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Court Sets Aside Ruling Suspending Oshiomhole as APC Chairman

A judgement passed by the Federal High Court in Abuja which suspended Adams Oshiomhole as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been set aside by a Federal High Court which sat in Kano on Thursday March 5. Though it is unclear if the court has the jurisdiction to set aside the previous ruling, it was however gathered that Justice Lewis Allagoa who gave the judgement ordered the police and Department of State Service (DSS) to provide security for Oshiomhole to resume in his office. Vanguard reported that Justice Lewis Alagoa who ordered that the status quo ante Bellum be maintained, added that pending the hearing of the motion on notice by the applicant Aliyu Muhammad Rabiu, the defendants (the APC, Oshiomhole, IG of Police, INEC and DGSS) should not gi...
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Electricity Workers Threaten To Resume Suspended Strike

There is a chance that Nigerians could experience a nationwide blackout as some electricity workers under the aegis of National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) are threatening to resume their recently suspended nationwide strike. The workers said they might resume the strike if the government fail to implement the agreement reached with them, The Nation reports. The workers accused the Bureau of Public Enterprise (BPE) of failing to fully pay the over 2,000 disengaged workers of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) since 2013. They also claimed that the BPE has illegally transferred schools built by the NUEE union to investors and that there was underpayment of severance of over 50,000 ex-PHCN staff. Comrade Joe Ajaero, the general secretary of NUEE, de...
FG To Resume Expansion Joints Replacement On Lagos Bridges
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FG To Resume Expansion Joints Replacement On Lagos Bridges

The Federal Controller of Works in Lagos State, Mr Adedamola Kuti, on Sunday said that materials being imported for replacement of expansion joints on the Alaka Bridge in the state had arrived Nigeria. Kuti told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the materials were currently being cleared at the port for the contractor to immediately mobilise to site to begin second phase replacement of damaged expansion joints. “Important materials for the repairs of the expansion joints has arrived and we are at the point of clearing them at the Wharf. “We would look at the very critical expansion joints and change them. The contractor has replaced two of the joints just recently,” he said. The controller said that materials needed for replacement of expansion joints were not available...
Atiku Vs Buhari: Tribunal To Resume Hearing After Bulkachuwa’s Withdrawal
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Atiku Vs Buhari: Tribunal To Resume Hearing After Bulkachuwa’s Withdrawal

The Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal will resume sitting on the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and its candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23 election. The hearing notices to this effect have been issued to all parties to the petition, according to The Sun newspapers. Bulkachuwa’s withdrawal from the five-man panel was based on the allegation of bias levelled against her by the PDP and Atiku. Bulkachuwa said she decided to stand down from the tribunal for “personal reasons” even after the tribunal had in a unanimous ruling dismissed the application. Atiku and PDP had last week, written to Bulkachuwa reminding her of her promise to appoint a replacement on the panel to enable th...
INEC Announces Plan To Resume Distribution Of PVCs
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INEC Announces Plan To Resume Distribution Of PVCs

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, said it will resume the distribution of 11,228,582 uncollected permanent voter cards (PVCs) this month. Festus Okoye, the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, made this known during an interview with newsmen. He also noted that all the uncollected PVCs were still locked up at the Central Bank of Nigeria as promised by the Commission until after the elections. “All the uncollected PVCs are still locked up because we promised to resume after the elections and, so far, we have concluded some of the elections. The last bit of elections will be done in Rivers State this weekend. “Immediately after we are sure we have concluded some of these elections, the collection of PVCs will resume. So,...
Imo: PDP In A Hurry To Resume Looting – Okorocha
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Imo: PDP In A Hurry To Resume Looting – Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo state has accused his would-be successor, Emeka Ihedioha, and members of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) of “being in a hurry to resume looting after eight years of being out of power.” Okorocha, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, said instead of telling Imo people what they would do for them in terms of surpassing his achievements, the incoming administration is dissipating energy on inanities. He said, “Members of the People’s Democratic Party in the State are obviously in a hurry to resume their usual looting of the treasury and properties of the State, reading their body languages and considering their utterances especially when they have stayed out of Power for eight years without reprieve. “S...
CUPP Dares INEC, Asks Opposition Parties To Resume Campaign For Atiku
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CUPP Dares INEC, Asks Opposition Parties To Resume Campaign For Atiku

The Coalition of United Political Parties on Sunday asked member parties to shun the directive by the Independent National Electoral Commission and resume campaigns ahead of the Saturday’s presidential election. Chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, had during an interactive session with stakeholders in Abuja on Saturday said political parties could not resume campaigns despite the postponement of the presidential election earlier scheduled for February. Answering a question raised by a former Minister of Aviation, Osita Chidoka, who represented the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party at the session, Yakubu had said since campaign for the election ended last Thursday, parties could not resume campaign again. But CUPP, in a statement by its national spo...
Election Postponement: Oshiomhole Dares INEC, To Resume Campaigns Despite Restriction
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Election Postponement: Oshiomhole Dares INEC, To Resume Campaigns Despite Restriction

Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has said he is resuming political campaigns for his party despite the restriction placed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Mr Oshiomhole stated this on Saturday while addressing newsmen at a press conference called by the electoral body at the International Conference Center (ICC), Abuja, to explain why it rescheduled the general election to next week Saturday. At the event, the chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, while responding to a question from Osita Chidoka, a campaign spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on continuation of campaigns, said political campaigns remained closed at the moment. Constitutionally, political campaigns are concluded 24 hours before the e...
CCT To Resume Onnoghen’s Trial On February 4th
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CCT To Resume Onnoghen’s Trial On February 4th

Information reaching the our newsdesk this afternoon reveals that the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) will resume the trial of Justice Walter Onnoghen on February 4, 2019. Onnoghen, who was suspended by President Muhammadu Buhari on January 25, 2019, on a directive issued by the CCT, will face trial over allegations of a fraudulent declaration of assets. It will be recalled that Onnoghen had filed a suit at the Court of Appeal challenging his trial but his case was dismissed on the ground that the suit was "brought in a vacuum".
19 Children Die In Boat Accident In Kwara
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19 Children Die In Boat Accident In Kwara

A boat accident in Kwara State on Saturday December 1st 2018, has left 19 children dead. The Kwara boat mishap happened in Lafiagi, Edu local government area of the state. 19 children die in boat accident in Kwara According to reports, 22 people, mostly children, were on board when the accident happened. An eye witness said “As at yesterday evening, four corpses had been recovered from the river. Effort would resume today to ensure that others are also found. Both men of the Nigeria police and the state fire service were there yesterday in the rescue mission. Unfortunately only two of them survived”. The remains of those bodies that have been recovered have been deposited in the morgue while efforts are still ongoing to recover the bodies of those still in the river.
Minimum Wage: NLC, ULC Threaten Nationwide Strike November 6
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Minimum Wage: NLC, ULC Threaten Nationwide Strike November 6

Following the failure to reach an agreement with the government over a new minimum wage, the NLC, ULC has threatened to resume its suspended strike. The labour unions in Nigeria say they would commence a nationwide, indefinite strike from November 6 if government does not meet their demands. The President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, and that of the United Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero, stated this in a press statement on Sunday. The labour unions are angry at government’s stance on new minimum wage for workers. The federal government insists it will could only increase the minimum wage from the current N18,000 to N24,000, claiming no amount was agreed with the labour leaders at a meeting of a tripartite committee also involving the private sector. T...
NASS To Resume On Tuesday Amidst Tension
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NASS To Resume On Tuesday Amidst Tension

The National Assembly would Tuesday resume plenary amidst tension, as the All Progressives Congress (APC) plots to take over leadership. Recall that before the National Assembly went on break about eleven weeks ago, there were attempts by the APC to impeach the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki after he defected to the PDP. The subsequent defection of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara to the PDP just like Saraki, would this week add tension to the already charged atmosphere as the APC lawmakers were already threatening brimstone and fire on the excuse that the opposition party cannot control the National Assembly. While the two presiding officers in the Senate, Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu belong to the PDP with just 48 senators out of 10...