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School Reopening: FG Presents Proposed Guidelines To NASS

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The Federal Government has submitted proposed guidelines for the reopening of schools across the country to the National Assembly .

The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba made the presentation on Tuesday during a meeting with the Senate Committee on Basic and Secondary Education.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria , he intimated the lawmakers of the ministry ’ s plans for students to resume across the country

The FG had in March shut schools across the Federation as part of measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease .

At the presentation today , the minister said , “ In the document provided, we have suggested how we can move our education sector forward during this pandemic .

“ We don ’ t want to make it known at this time so that some people will not take our proposed guidelines for school reopening .

“ Even if the Senate has not called us , we would have come to you to discuss with you because we have already discussed with the House of Representatives .

“ The documents were presented to you so that you can criticise and make inputs as major stakeholders. ”

Vice- Chairperson of the Committee, Akon Eyakenyi, who presided over the meeting , expressed fears that the academic calendar could be distorted in public schools where no visible arrangement was being made to teach pupils and students at home , unlike their private school counterparts.

Eyakenyi said , “ Even when the students in the cities have access to education programmes on radio and television , what of those in the villages ? What do we do so that we don ’ t shut them out ?

“ If the government can give guidelines for the reopening of churches and mosques, stakeholders in the education sector could also hold a meeting with the government to agree on guidelines for school reopening .

“ All we need to do is to come up with measures that would ensure the safety of students and teachers .

Powered by RubiQu “ We can design a plan that would ensure that not all the students resume at the same time . We could probably start with the exit classes.

“ We could have the number of students that would go to school for both morning and afternoon sessions .

“ We have to be innovative in our approach to save our educational sector in this country because nobody knows how long the virus will be with us . ”

 

 

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FG: Domestic Flights To Resume July 8

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The Federal Government on Wednesday says domestic flights will resume effective July 8 .

 

The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika , made this known via his official Twitter handle .
The minister explained that the restart of commercial operations would begin with the Lagos and Abuja airports which would both open on July 8 .

 

Sirika added that four other airports including Kano, Port Harcourt , Owerri and Maiduguri would resume from July 11 .

 

He wrote , “I am glad to announce that Abuja & Lagos airports will resume domestic operations on the 8 th of July, 2020 . Kano, Port Harcourt, Owerri & Maiduguri to resume on the 11 th . Other airports on the 15 th . Date for international to be announced in due course . Bear with us . ”

 

The country’ s airspace and airports had been shut to flight operations in March to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic .

 

Essential flights such as those for evacuation and movement of medical supplies were, however , permitted .

 

 

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FG Increases Petrol Pump Price To N143.80

The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency has announced a new price band of N140.80 to N143.80 per litre for Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol. 

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The Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency has announced a new price band of N140.80 to N143.80 per litre for Premium Motor Spirit, also known as petrol. 

 

Sources at the Abuja headquarters of the agency said the rise in petrol price was primarily due to the increase in global crude oil prices.

 

A circular released on Wednesday July 1, from the PPPRA to marketers reads;

 

“After a review of the prevailing market fundamentals in the month of June and considering marketers’ realistic operating costs, as much as practicable, we wish to advise a new PMS pump price band of N140.80-N143.80 per litre for the month of July 2020.

All marketers are advised to operate within the indicative prices as advised by the PPPRA.”

 

The federal government, in March, announced that the retail price of petrol would be adjusted monthly to reflect realities in the global crude oil market. On May 31, 2020, the PPPRA announced a price band of N121.50 to N123.50 per litre for the product.

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774,000 jobs: Nigerians React To Tinubu’s Daughter, MC Oluomo Being Part Of The Committee To Supervise FG’s Recruitment

Nigerians have reacted to report of Tinubu’s daughter and Iyaloja-General, Folasade Tinubu-Ojo; and the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo being part of the 20-member committee that will supervise the recruitment of 20,000 Lagos youths into Federal Government’s Special Public Works Programme.

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Nigerians have reacted to report of Tinubu’s daughter and Iyaloja-General, Folasade Tinubu-Ojo; and the Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo being part of the 20-member committee that will supervise the recruitment of 20,000 Lagos youths into Federal Government’s Special Public Works Programme.

 

The 774,000 youths who are to be employed by FG for three months across the country, will receive a monthly payment of N20,000. They will engage in unskilled jobs such as sweeping streets, clearing drainages, controlling traffic and road construction among others.

 

Other Nigerians who made the 20-member list for Lagos state include former local government chairman, Kayode Elesin; the Commissioner for Works, Bamgbose Martins; the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Alexander Bamgbola; Commissioner for Rural Development, Cornelius Ojelabi; and APC woman leader for Lagos-Central, Mrs. Fadekemi Otitonaiye, former Chief Whip of the Lagos House of Assembly, Omotayo Oduntan-Oyelodun; a member of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s campaign team, Wale Adelana.

 

Also included on the list are Prof. Tajudeen Gbadamosi; Mrs. Modupe Ola, Ashiru Olakunle, Labrar Folami, Olufeko Adebowale, Serena Edward and Akanni Babatunde.

 

The appointment has been trailed with mixed reaction and here are some below;

 

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