How funding is affecting research in Nigerian universities and other #COVID-19 updates across Nigeria

Since the COVID-19 pandemic made a major landfall in the country early this year, the Nigerian science community has paved some fitful but significantly innovative paths in the bid to join a global community of peers wrestling with answers to the conundrum posed by perhaps the most transmissible virus in the recent history of the world.

From five corners of the country’s learning centres, virologists and molecular biologists have dived from different directions into the expansive world of COVID-19’s imponderable puzzle.

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COVID-19 test is free in Ogun, but only for public schools

Ogun government has announced that the COVID-19 test requirement for SSS 3 boarding students will be free for state-owned public schools.

This was disclosed in a statement issued Sunday, by Special Adviser to the Governor on Basic and Secondary Education, Ronke Soyombo.

The state had announced Friday, that boarding students in SSS 3 must submit a document certifying them negative for the coronavirus before resumption of schools on August 4.

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Lagos records steady decline in COVID-19 cases

For the first time in two months, Lagos, the epicentre of coronavirus in Nigeria, recorded a steady decline with 65 new samples confirmed positive on August 1.

This is the first time in two months that cases announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) for Lagos will drop below 100 daily for three consecutive days.

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Anxiety in states as schools get ready to re-open

Anxiety is sweeping across the country as senior secondary school class 3 students get ready to resume on Tuesday in preparation for their final examinations.

All schools had been shut in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Airlines panic as FG ‘withdraws’ N27b support

The plight of local airlines has taken a turn for the worse as more become insolvent, struggling to meet financial obligations.

The fate of the beleaguered operators is not helped by the Federal Government’s alleged withdrawal of N27 billion bailout funds that was earlier pledged to the industry.

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