EDUCATION

NUC Begins Assessment of Universities Towards Resumption_Raphael Bichene

The National Universities Commission (NUC) said it is collecting data from universities to assess their readiness for resumption of academic activities. The commission also said efforts are ongoing to resolve the strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities’ (ASUU) that threatens to further delay the resumption of academic activities in the universities. The Executive… Continue reading NUC Begins Assessment of Universities Towards Resumption_Raphael Bichene

TRAVELS

FG to Evacuate 30 Rescued Nigerians in Lebanon Alongside 150 Evacuees_Ada Nkong

The Nigerians in Diaspora commission says, 30 Nigerians seen in a video appealing for help have been rescued by the Nigerian Mission in Lebanon , and have been relocated to a more conducive apartmentA statement by Gabriel Odu of NIDCOM's media department says they will be part of One Hundred and Fifty others trafficked and… Continue reading FG to Evacuate 30 Rescued Nigerians in Lebanon Alongside 150 Evacuees_Ada Nkong

SPORTS

Players to Get Red Card Warning For Deliberate Coughing in Football_Ada Nkong

As part of Covid-19 measures, footballers can now be sent off for couging deliberately at opponents or match officials say the sport’s rule-makers and England’s Football Association. The International Football Association Board (IFAB) say the referee is to judge whether the cough was an abusive gesture. IFAB now classifies deliberate coughing as similar to “using… Continue reading Players to Get Red Card Warning For Deliberate Coughing in Football_Ada Nkong

Aviation

Air Peace Sacks Pilots, Cuts Wages_Ada Nkong

Air Peace, a key player in Nigeria's aviation sector said Tuesday ,it had laid off a number of pilots and cut salaries in order to cope with the impact of the coronavirus on its operations. The number of pilots affected, were not disclosed but sources say about 70 are affected. Air Peace, a private airline… Continue reading Air Peace Sacks Pilots, Cuts Wages_Ada Nkong

HEALTH

Further Decline in Covid-19 Cases as NCDC Reports 288 New Cases_Ada Nkong

In a pleasant turn of events, new cases of Covid-19 have continued to decrease with 288 cases reported by NCDC. In previous weeks, the figures had ranged from 500 to 700. So far, 44129 cases have been confirmed, 20663 have been discharged while 896 cases of death occurred. Lagos has 88, Kwara 33,Osun 27 and… Continue reading Further Decline in Covid-19 Cases as NCDC Reports 288 New Cases_Ada Nkong

WORLD NEWS

NY Prosecutors Say Trump Investigation Extends Beyond Hush Money_Ada Nkong

Manhattan prosecutors on Monday asked a federal judge to dismiss President Donald Trump's lawsuit challenging a subpoena for his financial records, emphasizing that their investigation extends beyond hush-money payments and pointing to public reports of "extensive and protracted criminal conduct" at the Trump Organization. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance's lawyers have previously said the probe… Continue reading NY Prosecutors Say Trump Investigation Extends Beyond Hush Money_Ada Nkong

EDUCATION

Lagos State : Not More Than 20 Students per Class_Ada Nkong

The Lagos State Government in its bid to ensure compliance of public and private schools to Covid-19 protocols and guidelines for schools reopening paid a random visit to some schools across the State. Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo led a monitoring team to assess the process in which the students were received, ensuring… Continue reading Lagos State : Not More Than 20 Students per Class_Ada Nkong

WORLD NEWS

Norway Restricts Cruise ship Arrivals After Coronavirus Outbreak_Ada Nkong

Norway will stop all cruise ships with more than 100 people on board from disembarking at Norwegian ports following an outbreak of COVID-19 on a Hurtigruten cruise ship, the Norwegian health minister has said. The announcement on Monday by Bent Hoie came hours after the cruise line said it would be halting all trips and… Continue reading Norway Restricts Cruise ship Arrivals After Coronavirus Outbreak_Ada Nkong

POLITICS

Shoprite Imminent Closure: Nigerians Show Mixed Reaction

Mixed reactions have trailed the news that broke on Monday that South Africa retail giant, Shoprite is making plans to leave Nigeria. Channels Television reported that the company, which is one of Africa’s largest supermarket chains, had begun a formal process to leave Nigeria 15 years after it began operations in the country. According to… Continue reading Shoprite Imminent Closure: Nigerians Show Mixed Reaction