The Federal Ministry of Education on Monday announced that secondary schools for exit classes will resume on August 4th.
This was announced in a statement signed by its Director Press and Public Relation, Ben Goong.
Ben Goong said the decision was reached at a virtual consultative meeting between the Federal Ministry of Education of the 36 states, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, the proprietors of private schools and the Chief Executive of examination bodies.
According to Ben Gooong, SS3 students will have two weeks within which to prepare for the West African Examinations (WAEC) examination.
The police in Oyo state have arrested 26-year-old Shagbada Erigga for allegedly killing his girlfriend, Happiness Winifred, 30, for refusing to have sex with him
Parading the suspect before newsmen today June 30, the Oyo state Commissioner of Police, CP. Chuks Enwonwu, said that the suspected murderer, Erigga invited Happiness, a mother of three, to his home to spend the night with him on June 21. They got into a heated argument after she refused to have sex with him. He punched her three times. She slumped and died and then he dumped her body inside a well in the Ojoo area of Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
The police boss said men of the Ojoo Police Station began an investigation after one Mr. Agu Benson, a resident of Oritoke Area of Ojoo, Ibadan came to the police station to report that he went to fetch water in the well in his compound on June 25 and discovered a floating body.
When interrogated, Shagbada confessed to the crime but said he “accidentally” killed Happiness.
“On that faithful day of the incident, we were showering together and I asked her the reason she has been denying me of sex but she was raising her voice on me and I slapped her and to my surprise, she slapped me back and I gave her just three blows at the mouth and another one on her neck. Next thing I knew, she fell slumped and died.
When I discovered that she has died, I quickly carried her corpse and threw her inside a well in my compound because I was afraid and I didn’t want people to suspect me that I responsible for her death.
But a few days later, her corpse was discovered by my neighbour who wanted to use the well and he reported the case to the police and I was arrested.
I regret my actions. I don’t have intentions to kill her. She used to be my girlfriend. She had told me that she is a runs girl, that she already had three kids and I said no problem, and I promised to take her as my wife before that misunderstanding came up between both of us,”
Items recovered from him include one hand bag, one Andriod Phone, a pair of underwear, a pack of condoms, a key, and slippers.
There is a trending news that the former Governor of oyo state Abiola Ajimobi who was recently appointed as the Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress by the National Working Committee of the party is dead due to Coronavirus complications.
Recall that Blinkypeey.com reported that he tested positive to Coronavirus and was reported to be in a critical condition .
He was reported dead while some other sources debunk his death rumor.
The question on the lips of the masses is how true is this reported death rumor.
The Oyo state government has reviewed the curfew order issued to curb the spread of Coronavirus in the state.
The Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Taiwo Adisa said the curfew would now run from 10pm to 4am. Churches and mosques were directed to operate at 25 per cent capacity; public gathering in the state are to have not more than 25 persons.
The state government also announced the resumption of classes for Primary Six, JSS3 and SS3 students from Monday June 29; and the resumption of work by all category of workers at the state secretariat from June 22
The statement read;
“The schools are to observe the COVID-19 protocols as released by the Task Force, ensure that stations for washing of hands are provided in all schools, while all students are to compulsorily wear face masks.
“Schools are to provide hand wash points with the support of their Parents/Teachers Associations (PTA).
“The resumption of critical classes at the end of June 2020, would be two clear weeks ahead of the state’s drop-dead date of July 15. By that date, it would be decided whether other categories of students will return to the classes.
“Mosques and Churches are to reopen and operate at not more than 25 per cent capacity. The situation will be reviewed within the first two weeks. All worshippers are to compulsorily wear face masks.
“Night clubs are to remain shut even though the existing curfew, which used to run from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. is being aligned with that of the Federal Government, which runs from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
“The Task Force will not mind shutting down everywhere if evidence emerges that the COVID-19 safety protocols are being violated, or should there be an explosion in the number of cases; however, the state government will intensify enlightenment campaigns to ensure the safety of our people.”
The Oyo state government said he has not lifted the ban on religious gathering ahead of Eid-l-Fitr,
Governor Seyi Makinde said that the circulating reports that the state has followed the way of some northern states ahead of Eid, are untrue and that Churches and mosque are advised to obey existing restrictions order.
In a tweet by the governor on Thursday, May 21, Makinde cleared the circulating reports that the state has followed the way of some northern states ahead of Eid, a Muslims festival marking the end of Ramadan fasting period.
Governor Seyi Makinde urged members of the public to disregard the misinformation, saying the ban on gathering in both churches and mosques due to coronavirus still remains intact.
According to him, the state is still carrying out situational risk analysis on the ban and the general public will be communicated should there be a different development different from the position contained in a press release of Monday, May 18.
Seyi makinde said:
“A statement is circulating in the Press purportedly from me, stating that we have lifted the restrictions on social distancing regarding places of worship including mosques and churches. This information is FALSE and should be completely disregarded,“
Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State says ban on religious gathering in the state can not be relaxed now due to advice from medical experts that COVID-19 transmission occurs more easily in enclosed places.
Seyi Makinde made the explanation on Monday during the briefing by the state Task Force on COVID-19, at the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan.
The governor said that he had received request from some religious leaders to relax the ban so that religious services could hold.
“Experts’ advice is that we can not, at this point in time, relax the directive.
“However, they (experts) are carrying out a situation analysis and will be sending in their reports before the end of May.
“This will determine our next step,”
On the confirmation of 38 COVID-19 cases in an organisation in Ibadan in the last two days, Seyi Makinde said the task force withheld the name of the organisation so as to allow the Emergency Operations Centre to gather intelligence and complete investigation.
He said the identity of the organisation would be revealed on Tuesday, “so that those who had visited the company recently will be able to present themselves for testing.”
On management of COVID-19 cases, Makinde said the task force would continue to allow confirmed cases who were isolating at home to do so, in order not to overrun the capacity of isolation centres.
He said the task force would, however, keep tracking those self-isolating through the use of technology, to prevent spread.
He further said that the task force would ensure that the state isolation centres would be available for those who would need hospitalisation.
Giving advisory on foods and natural products useful as preventive measures against COVID-19 and other viral illnesses, Makinde urged the people to eat bitter cola, tumeric, ginger, garlic, zinc and citrus fruits as well as bitter leaves.
He said all the items were readily available in “our environment,” but emphasised that the items were not cure or treatment for COVID-19.
It was reported that 11 new cases reported on Sunday night brought the total number of COVID-19 confirmed in the state to 118.