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Five takeaways from Virtual Colloquium on contentious COVID-19 measures

Is washing the hand with water and soap better than using hand sanitizers and gels? How safe and effective are disinfectant tunnels? These were some interesting questions that sprung heated arguments during the virtual colloquium aimed at debating divergent opinions on measures adopted by relevant authorities to curb the spread ...

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Air Peace to recall some sacked pilots after minister’s intervention – Official

Air Peace will recall some of the pilots it sacked after the intervention of the aviation minister, Hadi Sirika, an official statement noted. The airline laid off some of its pilots due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nigerian airports were shut for over three months for both ...

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Russia approves COVID-19 vaccine — first country to do so

President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday that Russia had become the first country in the world to grant regulatory approval to a COVID-19 vaccine after less than two months of human testing, a move hailed by Moscow as evidence of its scientific prowess. The development paves the way for the ...

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LIVE UPDATES: JAMB, NDA, PREMIUM TIMES hold colloquium on measures against COVID-19

A virtual colloquium aimed at debating divergent opinions on measures adopted by relevant authorities to curb the spread of coronavirus in Nigeria is starting today by 10:00 a.m. Organized by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), in collaboration with the Nigerian Defence Academy and PREMIUM TIMES, the virtual event ...

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COVID-19: FG directs civil servants on levels 12, 13 to resume work

The Nigerian government has directed federal civil servants on Grade Levels 12 and 13 as well as those on essential duties to resume full duties. The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Folashade Yemi-Esan, gave the directive in a circular on Monday in Abuja. Currently, only workers on ...

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WAEC: What to expect if centres fail to meet COVID-19 protocols – Official

The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) has vowed strict observance of the protocols against the spread of coronavirus disease to protect the candidates and its staff during the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). The examination body’s head of its Nigeria national office (HNO), Patrick Areghan, said this in ...

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Fayemi suspends principal over absence at school inspection tour

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, on Monday ordered the suspension of a secondary school principal over his absence at the school reopening inspection tour conducted by the governor on Sunday. The state government viewed the school head’s absence as an act of insubordination. Mr Fayemi had visited some ...

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Weekly Review: Nigeria records highest COVID-19 recoveries last week

Nigeria recorded more recoveries from COVID-19 last week that any previous week since recording its first case of the virus in February, a PREMIUM TIMES review of official data shows. A total of 12,957 persons recovered from the disease and were discharged last week, a 312 per cent increase compared ...

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OBITUARY: Finally, Buruji Kashamu’s battle against extradition to U.S. ends

Buruji Kashamu fought his extradition to face drug-related charges in the United States for years. He did legally and at a point, spent six days in the toilet, trying to hide from law enforcement agents. On Saturday evening, the former senator took his last breath at First Cardiology Consultants hospital, ...

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How COVID-19 test levy, school fees defaulters, impacted first week of resumption in Ogun

Resuming back to school after three months at home was a dream come true for SS3 students in Ogun State but the first week was marred by the controversial COVID-19 test levy and private schools chasing students for outstanding fees. The state, where the index case of COVID-19 in Nigeria ...

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