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South-East Governors Order COVID-19 Test On Teachers Before School Reopening

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Classes Resume For Final Year Students In Nigeria

One of the most affected sector amid the Coronavirus pandemic is the education sector, so many teachers are left with nothing to do since the beginning of lockdown restrictions, now in the South-Eastern part of Nigeria, governors in the region have stated that COVID-19 tests must be conducted on teachers before schools in the region reopen.

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At a media briefing on Sunday, the South-East Governors Forum led by the Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi made the disclosure saying there were fears for kindergarten and primary school pupils who do not understand what is social distancing.

He asked “how many of our schools have running water and how many sanitisers have been provided for them?”

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The governor added that it is the rainy season and most schools are bushy due to abandonment since the coronavirus outbreak.

Umahi also disclosed that ahead of the federal government’s decision on re-opening of schools, the forum would review school infrastructure to support Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) guidelines.

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On Sunday, Nigeria’s COVID-19 cases exceeded 40,000 after the NCDC confirmed 555 new cases.

The country has so far 17,374 patients have been discharged while 858 deaths have been recorded so far.

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30 Injured, 23 Buildings, 15 Vehicles Destroyed In Lagos Explosion – Officials

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30 Injured, 23 Buildings, 15 Vehicles Destroyed In Lagos Tanker-Gas Explosion - Officials

Thirty persons are confirmed injured in a Lagos gas explosion that occurred on Thursday in Iju-Ishaga and Iju-Ajuwon communities in Ifako-Ijaiye council area of Lagos State.

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National Emergency Management Agency southwest coordinator, Ibrahim Farinloye says the tanker was trying to enter a gas plant when it exploded.

NEMA says 23 buildings and 15 vehicles were burnt.

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No deaths were reported.

Residents of the area have appealed to the state government to relocate gas plants away from residential areas.

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Ekiti APC Crisis Worsens As Faction ‘Suspends’ Fayemi From Party

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Ekiti APC Crisis Worsens As Faction 'Suspends' Fayemi From Party

The crisis in Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has worsened as the party suspends the state governor Kayode Fayemi for what it called anti-party activities.

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A party statement accused Fayemi of playing a contrary role to the provisions of the party in the recently concluded Edo governorship election.

APC executives claim that five days before the Edo election, Gov Fayemi hosted PDP big wig Femi Fani- Kayode in the government house in Ado Ekiti and planned a coup against Edo APC.

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The party also said governor Fayemi played a role in the gubernatorial election in Oyo state and supported the PDP candidate to defeat that of APC.

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Bauchi Govt Update On Devastating Effects Of Flood, As NEMA Warns State, Others

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Bauchi State governor, senator Bala Abdulkhadir Mohammed, says the recent flooding in the state had claimed at least 25 lives while seventeen others sustained varying degrees of injuries. The governor gave the update when a delegation of the National Emergency Management team, NEMA, visited him at the government house in Bauchi.  The delegation was led by NEMA’s director-general, retired air vice marshal Muhammad A. Muhammad.

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The governor said as many as thirty-five hundred houses and more than two thousand farmlands worth nearly one billion naira were destroyed by flooding.

The governor was represented by his deputy, senator Baba Tella who said 16 of the 20 local government areas of Bauchi State experienced flood this year.  He said the flooding was caused by unusual rainfall experienced so far.

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The governor has called on the federal government to do more to mitigate the effects of flood.

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