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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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Anger As Labour Leaders Abort Strike, Mass Protest

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Nigerians are demanding to know why labour leaders suspended the anticipated nationwide strike which was to protest against recent fuel pump price increase and electricity tariff hike.

Leaders of organized labour suspended the industrial action early on Monday after a meeting with federal government officials in Abuja.

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Conference of Nigeria political parties, alliance for surviving covid-19 and beyond, and the joint action force all expressed disappointment with labour. Some critics say Labour leaders should have reported to their members and their allies before shelving the planned action.

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Cnpp says in the last five years, NLC and TUC have remained toothless bulldogs and a compromised arm of the federal government.

Former vice president of the Lagos Chapter of the NBA Monday Ubani says organized labour just betrayed the Nigerian people.

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INEC Begins Experimentation Of Electronic Voting

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INEC Begins Experimentation Of Electronic Voting

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun experimenting with automatic voting system.

INEC says this is to replace manual voting, and as part of the efforts to migrate fully to electronic voting as soon as enabling legislation is put in place.

INEC national chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, says the commission is ready to take a decisive step towards full automation of the electoral process.

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Yakubu confirmed INEC has invited 40 manufacturers of electronic voting machines from around the world to demonstrate how the machines work, preparatory to full migration.

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He also explained that the introduction of some portals has facilitated the seamless nomination of candidates for elective offices by political parties as well as the accreditation of observers and the media.

Yakubu further said the INEC register of voters is the largest database of citizens in Nigeria, and the combination of biometric voters’ cards, commonly known as the permanent voter’s card and the smart card reader have revolutionized the accreditation of voters during elections.

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Court Fines Senator Elisha Abbo N50 Million For Assaulting A Woman

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Court Fines Senator Elisha Abbo N50 Million For Assaulting A Woman

An FCT high court has found Adamawa North senator, Elisha Abbo, guilty of assault, and slapped him with a fifty million naira fine.   Abbo was caught on camera in July last year physically assaulting an adult toy store clerk in Abuja.

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An armed mobile police officer, who looked on while Abbo perpetrated the act, attempted to arrest the victim.

Despite video evidence, a magistrate, Abdullahi Ilelah upheld the no-case submission filed by the lawmaker and dismissed the case.

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But the victim, Osimibibra Warmate filed a fundamental rights lawsuit in which she has now prevailed at the FCT high court.

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