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Nigeria schools to reopen in a week's time

The Nigerian government has ordered the reopening of all schools in the country.
Education Minister Adamu Adamu made the announcement on Friday morning.

The minister's spokesperson Bem Goong clarified to the BBC that post-primary schools owned by the federal government - locally known as unity schools - would reopen on 12 October.

State and private schools will determine their own modalities of reopening, according to Mr Goong.

He said the bodies regulating the various tertiary institutions including universities, colleges and polytechnic in the country will come up with their own resumption schedules after putting in place structures for adherence to the Covid-19 guidelines.

Some states reopened primary and secondary schools last month.BBC

Bright Philip Donkor writes: How long can Ghanaians bear the brunt of Floods?

Undoubtedly, flooding is one of the global natural disasters with the most debilitating effects on both humans and other things alike. It's the leading and most frequent cause of natural disaster fatalities worldwide. It's become such a global concern that developed and developing countries give much attention to it in finding ways of mitigating, if not preventing its effects.
In Ghana, when there's a heavy downpour around this time of the year, it is not only places or communities that get flooded, the media space too gets flooded with stories about how properties are destroyed, people are displaced and lives are maimed and lost.

Honestly, it has become a boring chore writing flood stories because no matter the number of stories written, the situation still persists year after year. The frequent occurrences and catastrophic consequences of floods can be curbed but not completely avoided.

It is therefore, no wonder that some communities in the West Mamprusi district of the N…

Miss Metropolitan Ghana Finals slated for Sunday, October 4

The grand finale of this year’s edition of the annual Miss Metropolitan Ghana pageant comes off on Sunday, October 4, 2020 at the new Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) conference hall.
The beauty pageant in its fourth year will see 12 ladies, who have made it to the finals, representing the respective 6 metropolitan cities namely Accra, Tema, Kumasi, Tamale, Cape Coast and Sekondi-Takoradi, battle it out for the crown, a trip to Kigali, Rwanda and other consolation prizes.
The event, which is under the theme: “The Role of the Ghana Woman in Fighting Covid-19” promises to be fun packed with a performance from Femi DeBankbouy and would be aired live on Pan African TV. 
All 12 contestants will go through three stages that is talent, speech and answer questions from judges in order to determine who gets crowned as Miss Metropolitan Ghana 2020.
According to Mr Dennis Glah, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Miss Metro Foundation, the foundation is a non-governmental orgainisation (NGO) …

Former Ugandan university lecturer sentenced for sexually molesting female student

A former Makerere University Senior Administrative Assistant, Edward Kisuze has been sentenced to a fine of Shs4m or two years in prison for sexually molesting a former student, Rachael Njoroge.

Edward, a registrar in the College of Computing and Information Science, was convicted on the count of indecent assault by the Buganda Road Chief Magistrate, Miriam Akello on Wednesday, September 30. According to the Chief magistrate, there was enough evidence from the prosecution that proved the case of indecent assault against Kisuze.“The judgement based on evidence adduced by prosecution. All ingredients of indecent assault were proved beyond reasonable doubt by the prosecution witnesses. The accused is hereby sentenced to a fine of Shs4m or in default serve two years in jail,” Ms Akello said.
Kisuze’s problem started in 2018 after a photo where he was assaulting Ms Njoroge went viral on social media. However, the magistrate acquitted Kisuze of attempted rape.

In her testimony in court, Ms Njor…

We Cannot Return To Incompetence After 4 Yrs Of Stellar Leadership – VP Bawumia’

“The past three and half, almost four years of the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo administration has seen massive transformations take place in Ghana. Every single Ghanaian has been positively impacted by the policies and programmes of this Government. From education, to health, the economy, everywhere. Nana Akufo-Addo has displayed stellar, competent leadership.
“Now contrast that with the preceding 8 years under the NDC and John Mahama. The sheer incompetence which run the economy into the ground and brought healthcare to its knees. The economy that could not pay even Teacher and Nursing Trainee allowances. That could not employ graduates. That had no credibility so had to run to the IMF for cover. That is the alternative. That alternative is empty. That alternative is scary.

“After almost four years of stellar, decisive competent leadership, we cannot go back to the era of incompetent, visionless leadership. We owe ourselves and generations unborn a duty to ensure the NPP is given anoth…

Trump, Melania test positive for coronavirus, president vows to bring quarantine 'immediately'

President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus, a stunning development that came hours after he confirmed one of his longest-serving aides with whom he had recently traveled also received a positive test result.
The revelation had implications for the president's health, the administration's response to the pandemic and also the Nov. 3 election, during which Trump has leaned on states to reopen and has claimed that the nation is "turning the corner" on the virus."Tonight, @FLOTUS and I tested positive for COVID-19," Trump tweeted early Friday morning. "We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!"

The president has often claimed the U.S. has the pandemic "under control," but his own positive test result – assuming it is accurate – is certain to raise questions about the reopening of schools and businesses when the virus could not be contained within the White House, argua…