International Widows Day: Women lawyers felicitate with widows

A widow with her son

The African Women Lawyers Association of Nigeria (AWLA) felicitates with Nigerian widows as they commemorate the International Widows Day celebration. The AWLA Coordinator, Mrs Cordelia Eke, in a statement to newsmen in Lagos, on Tuesday, eulogised the widows for being steadfast in playing double roles as both fathers and mothers to their children. “AWLA felicitates with the special category of women known as widows. “Today we salute your courage, strength and resilience in the face of the challenges faced on the demise of your beloved spouses. “We salute you for…

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COVID-19: FG kicks over reopening of schools in Oyo

Children in a classroom learning

The Federal Government on Monday kicked against the reopening of schools in Oyo State amidst COVID-19 pandemic, describing such as insensitive to the health of the people. Mr Emeka Uwajiuba, Minister of State for Education, said this at the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 daily news conference in Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gov. Seyi Makinde of Oyo State had earlier ordered the reopening of schools across the state. According to the minister, it is expedient to recognise the fact that Oyo State is a government…

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Buhari urges caution on ECOWAS Common Currency

Buhari attends ecowas virtual meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja cautioned that the ambition for Ecoregional currency can be in ‘serious jeopardy,’ unless member states complied with agreed processes of reaching the collective goal. The president also expressed concern over the decision of francophone countries that form the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) to replace the CFA Franc with Eco ahead of the rest of Member States. Mr Femi Adesina, the President’s spokesman, in a statement, said the president delivered Nigeria’s position on the new regional currency at a virtual extraordinary…

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