LASG Debunks Social Media Report on Third Term Resumption

The Lagos State Ministry of Education has debunked a social media report alleging that a decision had been purportedly reached with an unnamed “Honourable Commissioner for Basic Education” regarding a new set of guidelines for schools resumption in the State. A release issued today by Mr. Kayode Abayomi, Head of the Public Affairs Unit in the Ministry, refuted the claim that such a decision has been reached, insisting that the write-up did not emanate from the State Ministry of Education and should be disregarded. He pointed out that there is…

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COVID-19: Lagos Issues Guidelines for Reopening Markets

The Lagos State Government has issued new guidelines for the reopening of markets and shopping malls in the State as part of efforts to curb the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, following Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s announcement on the gradual easing of the lockdown in Lagos from next week Monday. Speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting held on Thursday in Alausa, Ikeja, the Honourable Commissioner for Local Government and Community Affairs, Dr. Wale Ahmed reiterated that all markets and stores in the various Local Governments/Local Council Development Areas across the metropolis will…

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US Approves Remdesivir For COVID-19 Patients

The experimental drug remdesivir has been authorized by US regulators for emergency use against COVID-19, President Donald Trump announced Friday. It comes after the antiviral made by Gilead Sciences was shown in a major clinical trial to shorten the time to recovery in some coronavirus patients, the first time any medicine has had a proven benefit against the disease. “It is really a really promising situation,” Trump said at the White House, where he was joined by Gilead’s CEO Daniel O’Day. “We are humbled with this first step for hospitalized patients,”…

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Ogun Extends Lockdown Till May 9, Fixes New Relaxation Periods +Full Text of Gov’s Address

The Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has announced the extension of total lockdown in the state till May 9, 2020. Abiodun made the announcement in a special address to indigenes and residents of the state on Friday. According to the governor, the new extension becomes imperative owing to the fact that Ogun State commenced the initial total lockdown ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari a week behind Lagos State and the FCT, having pleaded with the President for a week grace for indigenes and residents of the state to get…

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