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Coronavirus: Madagascar’s Remedy Boosts Equatorial Guinea Recovery By 44% In 5 Days (Photo)

Just the other day we got you news that Equatorial Guinea sent a minister to get Covid Organics cure from Madagascar.

Equatorial Guinea is already smiling for that early step. Covid Organics herbal tea has already boosted the recovery rate in the courageous country by 44%. That is from 9 to 13 recoveries in 5 days.

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Meanwhile Nigeria that is yet to make a significant move to get the anti-coronavirus beverage, we are seeing an alarming rise in infections and deaths.

Lagos Nigeria’s economic capital, which doubles as the 4th largest economy in Africa, got 176 new infections just yesterday.

(This steep rise in Lagos cases is a far cry from the low infection rates when the index case was still around…what changed?)

If just N500 million of the N10 billion the Nigerian Federal Government sent to Lagos for its noticeable efforts to fight coronavirus is used to import the Covid Organics cure from Madagascar, I think we will not just start seeing an increased recovery rate. We will also start seeing a decreased infection rate.

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News Video

Video: Freak Accident As One Car Climbs Another In Lagos

I don’t think any life was lost in this accident. But I can’t help wondering how one car was able to climb on rop of the other.

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Breaking News

Breaking: Explosion At NNPC Filling Station, Ogba (Video)

There has been an explosion at the NNPC filling station at Ogba today April 27,2020 . It is not yet known what caused the it. Reports say 6 houses have been badly affected so far. Details Later. Video loading…

There’s a fire explosion at Nnpc filling station in Ogba Lagos. 💔 I hope no one is hurtpic.twitter.com/EuQYzWo9uV

— BDM | Blogger (@Blackdotmandy) April 27, 2020

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Fact Check

Fact Check: Lagos State Government Never Banned Online Teaching. See Full Text Of Statement

There have been online reports that Lagos State Government has banned online teaching by private schools . These reports are NOT news.

The Lagos State Ministry of Education only clarified that Third Term has not yet until further notice by the government and started and online lessons remain what they are: just online lessons – like holiday lessons.

At no point did the ministry ban online teaching as is widely reported. The ministry merely asked that:

schools consult extensively with parents and find a win-win solution that will be acceptable to all stakeholders.

Here is the press statement in full:

LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

PRESS STATEMENT

The attention of the Lagos State Ministry of Education has been drawn to the plans by some private schools in the State to resume academic activities for the third term of the 2019/20 session by online teaching. This is with effect from Monday, 27th April, 2020.

As we are already aware, the State is presently on lockdown imposed by the Federal Government over the Covid-19 pandemic. The Ministry regards the “resumption” by schools as a strategy for ensuring that students continue to learn while the school calendar continues as planned.

Please, note that the third term resumption remains postponed until directives to the contrary.

Most schools are charging for this online service; often at a discount on existing tuition fees while some schools are charging full fees.

Parents are concerned about the cost to them of this programme, ranging from fees charged by schools to cost of data and devices as well as the cost of fuelling generators to ensure steady electricity power supply. Parents also have to supervise online teachings to guard against the exposure of children to pornography, in addition to online harassment and bullying.

The Ministry calls for continuous dialogue between school administrators and parents. We are aware that most parents are not working and earning money at the moment. We are also aware that schools continue to incur costs as teachers and other members of the staff have to be paid for providing online teaching. Furthermore, the schools, in some cases, will have to purchase devices for teachers and provide them with data to prepare for the daily teaching activities.

In view of the aforementioned, we ask that schools consult extensively with parents and find a win-win solution that will be acceptable to all stakeholders.

The Ministry wishes to state categorically that all schools in Lagos State remain closed and have not yet been opened for the third term. The State continues to offer free teachings on various media, especially radio and television. It will continue to improve on the educational offering of its distance learning programmes. We are pleased that students and pupils across private and public schools are taking advantage of this free service. Plans are also underway to ensure that our children in public schools are able to complete their term whenever the lockdown is lifted.

Signed:
Mrs Folasade Adefisayo
Honourable Commissioner for Education
22nd April, 2020

Recall that some private schools have been organising lessons for students using WhatsApp and Edmodo app.

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Health News

Coronavirus: BUA Pledges Immediate N3 Billion Intervention To Equip Kano, Lagos Treatment Centres

Alh Abdulsamad Rabiu of BUA Group has brought out a whopping N3.3 Billion to support the Lagos and Kano State Governments as they struggle to contain the coronavirus Pandemic. The news was shared by Personal Assistant to President Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad.

Thank you, BUA!