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Resumption: Lagos schools comply with COVID-19 protocols

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Secondary Schools in Lagos State are complying with the COVID-19 prevention protocols, as students in exit classes resume.


The News Agency of Nigeria correspondents, who visited some schools in the state, report that water, soaps , alcohol-based hand sanitisers and infrared thermometer were provided by the schools.

Also, compulsory wearing of nose masks and social distancing in classrooms were observed by students and teachers.

A big banner displaying World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines was seen at the entrance of the Honeyland Schools, Ipaja.

At the Senior High School, Alimosho, students wore face masks or shields while receiving lectures in their classrooms.

Mr Oluyemi Faleke, Principal of Honeyland Schools, said that SS3, students of the school were ready for the West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Faleke said that during the COVID-19-induced lockdown, the school engaged its students through virtual learning.

He said that participation was compulsory.

“We do not just collect money from parents, we make sure students get good quality education.

“We have many classrooms for students to practise social distancing , it is possible for five students to sit per class during the examination,” he said.

Kehinde Fadaka, Head Boy of Honeyland Schools, said that he was ready to write the examination.

He said that he studied hard with the assistance of the school’s virtual learning and personal timetable.

“The classes we are having now are to help me revise all I have read and prepare me for further.

Miss Opeyemi Hamzat, SS3 students of Senior High School, Alimosho, said that she was very happy to resume.

Hamzat said that she read everyday during the lockdown and participated in the WAEC revision programme aired on television by Lagos State Government.

Mrs Betty Attah, Executive Director, Mandate Schools, Akerman in Alimosho said that the school followed the COVID-19 prevention guidelines.

Attah told NAN that the students would resume as boarding students during WASSCE.

”We have prepared our boarding facilities for all SS3 students, the arrangement will accommodate three students instead of 10.

“We have six students in each class in order to practise social distancing,” she said,”Attah said.

Mrs Grace Ikazan, Principal of Sophem High School, Ipaja – a private school, said that the school was doing revision for SS3 students.

Ikahan said that only SS3 students resumed, adding that the students’ temperatures were being checked regularly and social distancing observed.

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Edited By: Ijeoma Popoola (NAN)

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Lagos Speaker greets Oluremi Tinubu at 60

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The Speaker, Lagos House of Assembly, Mr Mudashiru Obasa, on Monday felicitated Sen. Oluremi Tinubu on the occasion of her 60th birthday celebration.


Obasa, who is also the Chairman, Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria, disclosed this in a congratulatory message in Lagos.

The speaker described Mrs Tinubu as a priceless gift to Lagos State and a great source of inspiration for women.

He said: “Your tenacious and resilient commitment to the cause of girl-child education is widely acknowledged.

“You have continued to work hard for the well-being of others with unquantifiable zeal, and with zest for the less privileged.

“You have been doing this with a large heart pulsating with care and compassion for all, regardless of class or creed.

“Your motherly disposition to societal welfare is legendary and your exemplary character is worthy of appreciation and emulation.”

Obasa prayed that Almighty God would continue to bless Sen. Tinubu, be with her and grant her divine enablement in her unrelenting quest for a better life for all.

Edited By: Oluyinka Fadare/Wale Ojetimi
Source: NAN

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International Peace Day: Commission calls for collective action to promote peace in Kaduna 

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The Executive Vice Chairman,  Kaduna State Peace Commission, Priscilla Ankut, has called for collective action to promote peace and security in the state.


Ankut made the appeal in a statement issued in Kaduna on Monday, to mark the International Day of Peace.

The theme of the International Peace Day is ‘Shaping Peace Together in the COVID-19 era.’

She said residents must enthrone actions, individually and collectively, for peace and justice to thrive in the state.

“Today’s event offers the people of Kaduna State an opportunity for further reflection on actions that can be taken together to shape peace and justice in the state in the COVID-19 era.

“Despite the existing security challenges in flash point local governments of Birnin Gwari, Igabi, Chikun, Kajuru, Kaura, Kauru, Jemaa and Zango Kataf, the Commission, joined by stakeholders and well-meaning residents of Kaduna state, have continued to persevere and sustain the momentum of peace-building.”

Ankut regretted that the commemoration was taking place at a time when the state is experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic, insecurity and criminality which have led to avoidable loss of precious lives in the state and Nigeria in general.

She, however, said that with the support of government, security agencies, NGOs, CBOs, women and youth groups, traditional and religious leaders, the commission has been shaping the peace and transforming the narrative from one of violence to one of sustainable peace and development.

“The resilience of peace artisans, especially in our local communities have been a source of encouragement.

“The commission believes that with further commitments and efforts, creativity and resourcefulness, the match toward peaceful and harmonious coexistence will be achieved sooner than later,’’ she said.

Ankut urged individuals and groups across communities, especially those that have been affected by violence, not to relent in their quest for peace and harmonious coexistence.

“This is because sustained community-driven initiatives are the most reliable and lasting instruments of building peace.

“Today, should remind us of where we are coming from, and the possibility that we are heading toward overcoming and containing insecurity, criminality, mutual misunderstanding and mistrust in our communities.

“Together, we will ensure a just, secure and peaceful environment for everyone in our dear state,’’ she added.

Edited By: Ifeyinwa Okonkwo/ Maharazu Ahmed
Source: NAN

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Health

Expert calls for more awareness on dementia

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Dr Idris Giwa, a general practitioner in Lagos, has called for creation of more awareness on dementia in order to ensure healthier living by the elderly.


Giwa who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday, said that stigmatistion and lack of information surrounding dementia, remained a global problem that called for a global action.

Dementia is a group of progressive neurodegenerative condition characterised by impairment in at least two brain functions such as memory loss, thinking, problem solving and cognition which interferes with daily function.

“Dementia is common in the elderly over 65 years, but it can also occur in those younger.

He said that about 60 per cent to 80 per cent of alzheimer disease, the most common form of dementia cases was a progressive disease that involved memory disorders and loss of other cognitive functions.

“Vascular dementia the second most common cause of dementia is due to blood vessels leakage into the brain,” he said.

Giwa explained that the brain had many distinct regions responsible for different functions, and added that when cells in a particular region were damaged, the region would not carry out its functions normally.

The general practitioner said most changes in the brain from dementia were permanent and worsened over time.

He however said that memory loss and thinking impairment caused by other conditions like vitamin deficiencies, thyroid problems and excessive intake of alcohol could be reversed.

Giwa further said that aging and genetics were the most important risk factors in dementia.

He added that lifestyles like healthy diet, regular exercise as well as smoking and alcohol cessation, might decrease the risk of cognitive decline and dementia.

Edited By: Olawunmi Ashafa/Ejike Obeta
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NHRC inaugurates COVID-19-compliant primary school building in Imo

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), on Monday, inaugurated and donated a COVID-19-compliant primary school classroom block in Imo.


The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the classroom block has six modern toilets, a borehole and a power generating set.

NAN also reports that the inauguration was performed by the NHRC Executive Secretary, Mr Tony Ojukwu at Central School, Ezi- East (Old St. Dominic’s Primary School) in Umueleagwa, Onicha Ezinihitte Local Government area of the state.

Speaking at the ceremony, Ojukwu described the three-classroom block as part of efforts by the commission to give the children in rural areas access to education in response to the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic.

Ojukwu, himself an alumnus of the primary school, said that with the provision of six modern toilet facilities, running water, with hand washing basins and hand sanitiser, the school was ready for reopening.

“This inauguration ceremony is part of the yearly festivities to mark the feast of St. Dominic’s, which was the first primary school in the locality, by the old boys and girls.

“The NHRC is committed to rural education at the primary level, even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“With the provision of these amenities, the old St Patrick’s Primary School has become one of the first rural schools in the state that will meet the COVID-19 protocols for reopening anytime government decides to reopen primary schools in Imo,” Ojukwu said.

Also speaking at the occasion, the Transition Committee Chairman of Ezinihitte Mbaise Local Government council, Mr Francis Onyeberechi, thanked NHRC for executing and inaugurating the project, calling on other sons and daughters of the state to emulate the gesture.

Onyeberechi, who was represented by Mr Chukwuma Emeghali, added that well-aerated classrooms as well as amenities to meet up with COVID-19 protocols, as required by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), was an indication that normal academic life would soon be restored in the state.

Also, the Head teacher of the school, Mrs Jacintha Chukwu, thanked the alumni of the school for synergising with the state government to create an enabling environment for the execution of the project.

She urged parents in the community to bring their children to the school upon resumption, stressing that the school was equal to the task of containing the pandemic.

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