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Several Feared Dead as Truck Rams into Schoolchildren in Lagos

Several schoolchildren are feared dead after a truck rammed into some students in the Ojodu area of Lagos State.

The incident occurred at Grammar School Bus-Stop along the Ogunusi Road on Tuesday afternoon when schoolchildren were returning to their respective homes and a driver of the vehicle lost control before hitting the unspecified number of students.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Hakeem Odumosu, confirmed the incident via a telephone interview and said two students have been killed so far and others injured, but eyewitnesses at the scene gave conflicting accounts as they reported that over 13 students died. 

The truck driver attempted to escape after hitting the schoolchildren but was later arrested by operatives attached to the Divisional Police Headquarters in Ojodu who went after him after he fled the scene. 

Travel Ban: Governors Fault Canada and UK, Ask WHO to Intervene

Members of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have condemned the travel ban imposed on the country by authorities in Canada and the United Kingdom over the report of confirmed cases of omicron COVID-19 variant.

In a statement on Tuesday by NGF Chairman and Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, they described the action of both countries, as discriminatory and called for the intervention of the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to the governors, omicron remains relatively unknown globally as it is not yet clear whether it is more transmissible from person to person, compared to other variants, including Delta and they stressed that it was very discouraging to note that several countries have reported cases of omicron with tallies similar to or higher than Nigeria’s, yet travellers there have not been banned from entering the UK and Canada. 

 

COVID-19: Nigeria Confirms Three More Cases of Omicron Variant

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed three more cases of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19.

This was disclosed in a statement on Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases of the Omicron variant detected in Nigeria to six as three cases had earlier been announced on December 1st.

The NCDC and the Federal Ministry of Health, therefore, urged members of the public to continue to take personal and collective responsibility to ensure the safety of all Nigerians and also reiterated that compliance with the travel protocols provided by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 (PSC-COVID-19) is mandatory for all international travellers arriving in Nigeria from any country.

Delta civil servants divided over ASCSN election

The election crisis rocking the Delta State chapter of the Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria has led to the division of its members.

Speaking to newsmen on Tuesday in Asaba, the Chairman of the Association, Nwachukwu Bolum, has condemned the campaign of slander against him, insisting that his executives were re-elected and returned un opposed.

He said the election was in line with the Association’s Constitution rules and regulation in the presence of stakeholders, security agents, authorized delegates, observers and representatives of the national body, including ex-official members.

The Head of Service Delta State Regina Bayoko said the government is currently mediating on the crisis to avoid industrial unrest in the state. 

ASUU strike: Union discloses next line of action as 3-week ultimatum to FG elapses

Following the expiration of the 3 weeks ultimatum issued to the Federal Government by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, the union says it has commenced consultation with its branches across the country to agree on the shutting down of public universities.

ASUU’s National President, Prof. Emmanuel Osodeke on Tuesday, lamented that ASUU had on November 15, issued a 3-week ultimatum to the Federal Government, asking it to meet its demands or will be made to face another strike, but fell on deaf ears as the ultimatum ended on Sunday without a single effort from the Federal Government to address their demands.

According to him, the union is set to take action immediately the ongoing consultation with branches is concluded within the week, and has urged the general public to hold the government responsible for another industrial action if it fails to address their demands, stressing that ASUU is fully committed to upholding academic integrity in Nigerian universities to make them more globally competitive.

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