Nigeria’s federal government has reversed its earlier announcement on the resumption of schools.
It also said no Nigerian school will participate in the West African Senior School Certificate Examinations earlier scheduled for August 5 to September 5.
This year’s examination, administered by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC), was postponed indefinitely in April after it was earlier scheduled to commence in May. It was postponed after schools were shut down across the country in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19 cases exceed 30,000
Nigeria crossed the 30,000 mark Wednesday, with a total of 30,249 coronavirus infections now confirmed across the country.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announced 460 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, while the fatality toll increased with another 15 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Wike sacks permanent secretary for ‘flouting COVID-19 guidelines‘
The governor of Rivers, Nyesom Wike, has fired permanent secretary, Sunny Okere, establishment, for “flouting COVID-19 guidelines”.
The governor announced this in a statewide broadcast on Wednesday, saying the sack of the permanent secretary would serve as a lesson to others.
Passengers want sustainability of COVID-19 protocol as flights resume
After three months, the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, resumed commercial operations on a slow note. Except for some VIPs shuttles, the nation’s airspace was on lockdown since March 30.
By 9:00a.m. yesterday, passengers started trickling in their numbers to board the 11:00a.m. Arik flight to Lagos. As required, they complied with the safety protocols at the entrance of the terminal building by first washing their hands under running water, followed by usage of hand sanitiser, after which their luggage were disinfected, and their temperature checks were done, among other health measures.
Nigeria Women League 2019/20 Season Cancelled
The management committee of the Nigeria Women Football League have opted for the cancellation of the 2019/2020 season across its three tiers.
The management Committee, headed by Aisha Falode, in conjunction with women clubs’ owners and managers said they agreed on the cancellation for the sake of protecting the health of the players and officials in the various clubs, in line with the Covid-19 protocols.