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The Nigerian government is set to implement a number of schemes to keep Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, MSMEs, afloat. The schemes are part of efforts to support small businesses in Nigeria to survive the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo stated this on Thursday at the 2020 edition of the Micro […]

The Federal Government has reiterated its decision that schools across the country will remain closed until safety is assured. The Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba said this on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, while addressing journalists at the end of the eighth virtual federal executive council meeting. Despite the demand by parents and the […]

Flying Officer, Tolulope Arotile is dead, eight months after she was commissioned as Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot. This was contained in a statement signed by Air Force spokesman, Ibikunle Daramola. She was just 23. “It is with great sorrow that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) regretfully announces the unfortunate demise of Flying Officer […]

The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill that seeks to protect students, especially the females from all forms of sexual harassment on campus. The bill was sponsored by the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege who represents Delta central senatorial district. Titled, “a bill for an Act to prevent, prohibit and redress sexual harassment of students in […]

The Federal Government has announced that the decontamination of schools against the spread of COVID-19 in preparation for the resumption of class activities will begin on Tuesday, July 7 The Minister of Environment, Muhammad Mahmood, disclosed this in Abuja at the briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. Mahmood also assured that it had […]

The Commonwealth Foundation today announces the regional winners of the world’s most global literary prize. Nigerian author Innocent Chizaram Ilo has won the 2020 Commonwealth Short Story Prize (Africa) for the story, ‘When a Woman Renounces Motherhood’.  The 23-year old, Lagos-based author, beat off competition from a strong field of shortlisted entrants   including fellow […]

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has approved the reconstitution of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) and the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF).  A statement signed on behalf of the Governor by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile explained that the new board appointments, which take immediate effect were necessitated by […]

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has expressed sadness over the sudden death of Sen. Sikiru Adebayo Osinowo, who passed away on Monday at the age of 64. Osinowo, who died after a brief illness, was representing Lagos East Senatorial District at the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly. Sanwo-Olu, in a condolence message signed […]

Lagos State Government has accredited three private hospitals to manage COVID-19 cases in the state. A statement from the Lagos State Ministry of Health quoted the Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, as disclosing this at a news briefing to give situation report on COVID-19 management in the state. Abayomi stressed that one of the […]


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