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Obaseki imposes 10-day dusk-to-dawn curfew on Edo

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Obaseki made the announcement on Sunday through his official twitter handle.

According to him, the curfew will prohibit movement of people from 7 pm. to 6 am. within the period.

The governor said that the curfew would be reviewed after the 10-day period within which government must have increased screening and testing for the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

He said that the decision was to ensure strict compliance with all the measures aimed at curbing the spread of the deadly virus in the state.

“Dear Edo people, to ensure strict compliance with measures to curb the spread of #COVID-19, I have given an order prohibiting movement of people in Edo state from 7 pm. to 6 am.

“This order will be reviewed after 10 days when we have increased screening and testing,” the governor said in the handle.

Obaseki said that the state government’s decision to impose partial lockdown was to ensure that the economy of the state was not totally shutdown.

According to him, it is also not meant to expose the people of the state to hardship and fatal incidents that might follow a total lockdown.

Recall that the state had recorded 15 confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 and discharged six, with one death and eight active cases.

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ASUU chapters at loggerheads after FG offer to end 8-month strike.

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The controversy generated by the ongoing strike between the federal government and the leadership of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is yet to abate despite the pleas from Nigerians.

The Nation reports that some branches of ASUU were divided over whether to accept the federal government’s offer and call off their eight-month-old strike. Legit.ng gathered that the union would harmonise the positions of zones and branches at a meeting in Abuja on Friday, November 27. The minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, addressing the leadership of ASUU in Abuja over the strike. The report said while some branches insisted that the government must meet all the demands before the strike is called off, the union may put the decision to a vote. It was learnt that the Ahmadu Bello University branch agreed with the government on the N40 billion Earned Academic Allowance (EAA).

The branch, however, called for payment of the allowance before the strike will be called off. The newspaper noted that the lecturers at the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Delta state, said negotiations with the federal government must be concluded before the strike is called off. The chairman of ASUU at the university, Ezekiel Agbalagba, said the congress on Wednesday, November 25, accepted the EAA, but rejected the N25 billion for the revitalisation of the varsities.

He said:

“We are willing to suspend the strike, but some of those contending issues should be thrashed and thrashed once.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the authority of the University of Calabar (UNICAL) directed all non-teaching staff of the institution to resume work on Friday, November 27, with cutlasses, hoes, brooms, and buckets to clear overgrown grass, sweep offices as well as keep the environment clean.

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