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- The Clerk of the National Assembly (CNA), Alhaji Mohammed Sani-Omolori has been sacked. Sani-Omolori was dismissed by the National Assembly’s Service Commission (NASC) on Wednesday. The clerk was shown the exit door alongside 149 others. Secretary of NASC, Olusanya Ajakaiye was among those sacked as contained in a letter by the Commission.
- The Federal Government (FG) has insisted that it is not yet safe for academic activities to resume in schools across the country. The Minister of state for education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said this while addressing journalists at the end of the eighth virtual federal executive council meeting, on Wednesday. Nwajiuba also disclosed that WAEC is negotiating with other West African countries to look at a possible shifts in date for the 2020 WASSCE.
- The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has explained the circumstances that led to the death of the country’s first female combat helicopter pilot, Flying Officer Tolulope Arotile. In a detailed release by the NAF’s Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, the late young officer was killed by a reversing car driven by an excited former Air Force Secondary School classmate while trying to greet her.
- The suspended acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has been released from detention. Magu was picked up on July 6, 2020 by officials of the Department of State Services (DSS). He spent 10 days in detention. He has now returned to his Abuja residence.
- The six South-West states have expressed readiness to reopen schools for students to sit for the 2020 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). This was part of the resolutions reached by the state governments at the end of a virtual meeting organized by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria, DAWN Commission, in collaboration with the forum of South-West Education Commissioners, Special Advisers on Education and the State Universal Basic Education Board Chairmen on Tuesday.
- The suspended acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, has labelled the allegations levelled against him as “nonsense” and a ‘case of dog eating dog’. Speaking after his release, he expressed shock at the allegations, which he claimed were trumped-up to tarnish his image.
- The Minister of the Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has addressed the allegations of sexual harassment against him by Joy Nunieh, a former Managing Director, Interim Management Committee, IMC, of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. The Minister described the allegation as a cornucopia of false, malicious, and libelous giving instances where he appointed women to other high positions but had never been accused of any form of harassment.
- Students give FG two weeks to announce schools resumption date
Following what they described as Federal Government’s poor handling of schools reopening, students of tertiary institutions have given the government two weeks within which to fix a date for resumption.
They threatened to protest against continued closure of schools if government failed to accede to their demands within 14 days.
The groups, comprising the National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS), National Association of University Students (NAUS) and National Association of Colleges of Education Students (NANCES), at a virtual meeting, decried Federal Government’s approach towards resumption of learning institutions in the country.
- Against the position of the federal government, all the six states in the southwest have agreed to reopen schools for students to participate in the forthcoming West African School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
The six states in the southwest are Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Osun and Ekiti.
The Nation reports that commissioners, special advisers on education and SUBEB chairmen reached the agreement at a virtual meeting convened by the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN) Commission.
- Nigeria has reported 643 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 34,259.
This is according to the latest figures released on Wednesday night in a tweet by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The new cases were recorded in 18 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Lagos State maintained its lead position with 230 new infections while the FCT recorded 51 cases.
The remaining 17 states with new infections are Oyo – 69, Edo – 43, Osun – 35, Rivers and Ebonyi each having 30 cases, Kaduna – 28, Ogun – 27, Ondo – 23, Plateau – 20, Benue – 17, Enugu – 16 and Imo – 10.
Others include Delta – 6, Kano – 4, Nasarawa – 2 with Kebbi and Ekiti each having 1 case.