Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, the minister of federal capital territory FCT, has made some relaxation on some of the restriction imposed on markets as a measure to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This included adding an extra days and opening more sections of the market for operation. This was revealed by the Chief Press Secretary to the minister, Anthony Ogunleye, said Malam Bello had approved the new guidelines when he chaired a joint meeting of the FCT Covid-19 Emergency Response Team and the FCT Security Committee, as part of efforts to curtail the spread of the virus in the FCT.
President Muhammad Buhari has restricted ministers from removing heads of agencies and parastatals they are supervising in Nigeria. According to reports, now in place is a multi-layered procedure that appears to strengthen the role of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation in the disciplinary process, and government circular showing so. The circular, dated May 19 and endorsed by the SGF, Boss Mustapha, related the “concern” of the government about the tendency by some ministers to arbitrarily remove chief executive officers of agencies and its impact on stability and service delivery. For example, In January, the power minister, Sale Mamman, removed Damilola Ogunbiyi and Marilyn Amobi, respectively the chief executives of the Rural Electrification Agency and the Nigerian Bulk
The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu shared latest update on behalf of the federal government asking churches, mosques and organizations in Nigeria to submit guidelines for reopening. Ihekweazu stated this in Abuja at the press conference of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 on Thursday. The NCDC boss disclosed that the center received a draft of guidelines on Wednesday by the Public Transport Owners of Nigeria Association to reopen interstate transportation while curbing the spread of the coronavirus. He added that as the government prepares to ease more phases of lockdown in coming weeks, organizations should come up with similar guidelines to expedite the process of safely reopening the economy. Ihekweazu said, “I was happ
The National Examinations Council (NECO) has gotten a new Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Professor Godswill Obioma. Professor Obioma’s appointment has been approved by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a letter dated 15th May 2020 with Reference No: FME/PS/396/C1/1/134 and signed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, the letter stated that the appointment which is for an initial tenure of five years takes effect from 14th May 2020. In a statement signed by the Head of Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani, the Registrar officially took over the affairs of the Council from the former Acting Registrar, Mallam Abubakar Gana on Friday, 22nd May 2020 at the Council’s headquarters in Minna. The new NECO Registrar is a Professor of Education Measurement an
Prof Godswill Obioma has been approved by president Muhammad Buhari as the new Registrar/Chief Executive of the National Examinations Council (NECO). This was disclosed in a statement released yesterday at Minna by the NECO Head, Information and Public Relations Division, Azeez Sani. According to him, a letter dated 15th May, 2020 with Reference No: FME/PS/396/C1/1/134 and signed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, stated that the appointment which is for an initial tenure of five years, takes effect from 14th May, 2020. Before his appointment he was the Ebonyi State Resident Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission. He has also served as former Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Educational Research and Development Council.
The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has come to a consensus to support state governors in tackling the next phase of COVID-19 pandemic, as they plan for state governors to take ownership of response. PTF National Coordinator, Sani Aliyu, disclosed these during the briefing of the team in Abuja on Thursday. He also disclosed that they will support governors in making decisions and provide them with the best guidance based on the data available, “but we’ll not continue to drive this response centrally from the federal side. “We expect state governments to have their capacity to be able to implement those measures required to safeguard the lives of the people. He said.
As the holy month of Ramadan comes to an end, muslims all over the are expected to celebrate the Eid-el-Fitr soon after, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic current ravaging the world, the traditional eid prayer has been cancelled by the federal government as a measure to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus in the nation. This was disclosed by the The Minister of the FCT, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, in which he says the holy places of worship remains shut even on Eid-el-Fitr day. As an advice from medical experts and guidelines from the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Mosques and churches have been shutdown for the past two months in an effort to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The minister had a meeting with representatives of the FCT Christian and Muslim communities led by t...
I have searched for questions to raise in other to challenge this phase of online examinations in Nigeria with the focal point of the first University to summon courage to address this staying at home by our students in other to enable them continue with their school activities, I couldn't find any. I thought of many options that could inhibit the examination process like lack of laptops or phones or network, then my brain provided me with an answer prompt that all students who attends a school like Al-Hikmah should be able to afford any of the listed gadgets, so that would never be a problem at all. With the use of Zoom(A webinar application) it won't be a problem. Oh!, I thought of something, if the network strength of a particular place is weak, how do you manage to supervise such...
As the premier league prepares to return to action, with all clubs resuming training recently and are being tested alongside the officials before commencement of all league activities. 6 people have tested positive of the COVID-19 virus after the initial general testing in 3 different clubs, in the premier league. “The Premier League can today confirm that, on Sunday 17 May and Monday 18 May, 748 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19,” the league said in a statement. “Of these, six have tested positive from three clubs.” Although the infected individuals remains anonymous. But those who tested positive will remain in self isolation for 7 days the league said.
According to the NCDC, Nigeria has now recorded the sum total of 6,175, with 191 fatalities recorded in the country. As they initially announced 216 new cases and nine new deaths on monday night. In their statement on their two twitter handle they said; Till date, 6175 cases have been confirmed, 4,339 are active cases, 1644 cases have been discharged and 191 deaths have been recorded in 34 states and the Federal Capital Territory The 216 new cases are reported from 15 states- Lagos (74), Katsina (33), Oyo (19), Kano (17), Edo (13), Zamfara (10), Ogun (8), Borno (8), Gombe (8), Bauchi(7), Kwara (7), FCT (4), Kaduna (3), Enugu (3), Rivers (2) 35,345 samples have been tested since the outbreak of the pandemic in Nigeria, and out of the 35,345 samples, 6175 were confirmed positive for