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Reps oppose school resumption, propose 3-month postponement

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By Oyindamola Ruth

The House of Representatives has kicked against resumption of schools amid the the increasing cases of COVID-19 in the country.

The lower chamber of the national assembly which proposed a postponement of resumption for three months, said government officials did not consult the relevant committees of the National Assembly, contrary to their claim that all relevant stakeholders were consulted before arriving at the January 18, 2021, resumption date.

Chairman of the House Committee on Basic Education and Services, Prof Julius Ihonvbere who spoke to The Punch on Saturday January 16, said;

“They did not consult us; at least in my committee, nobody from the ministry spoke to me. I have been in Abuja. And I am not sure that they spoke to any of my members. They just don’t see us as part of the critical stakeholders.”

In a statement titled “School resumption: Are we truly prepared?” which he also issued on behalf of his colleagues, Ihonvbere wondered why government officials are rushing to reopen schools without adequate verifiable and sustainable arrangements to protect and secure children.

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“The Committee on Basic Education and Services, House of Representatives, has received with concern the decision of the Federal Government to reopen schools on January 18, 2021.

“We are particularly concerned that when the infection rates hovered around 500 and under, schools were closed; but now that it hovers well above 1,000 infections daily, schools are being reopened. Why are we rushing to reopen schools without adequate verifiable and sustainable arrangements to protect and secure our children?”

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TapSwap sets July 1st as new launch date

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The popular crypto-currency platform, TapSwap has officially postponed her launch date from May 30th to July 1st, citing some reason for numerous bots.

This was made known to the public via the official social media platform of the crypto-currency platform on X.com (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday.

It was gathered that TapSwap decided to shift the launch date to July after they discovered some illegal bots are compromises the integrity of the token distribution process, hence enabling users to earn an unfair amount of Shares.

In order to rectify this issue, according to a statement released by TapSwap, they need sometime to identify, stop, and ban these bots, noting that this move will reward those who have earned them honestly.

See the screenshot of their statement below:

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BREAKING: Tinubu signs old National Anthem bill into law

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Nigerian president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has officially signed the old national anthem bill, making it a law.

THE DAILY PAGE recalls that the Nigeria senate on Tuesday passed a bill seeking to revert from the current national anthem to the old national anthem, “Nigeria, we hail thee”.

This was made known to the public by the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio on Wednesday during a joint session of the National Assembly.

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NLC rejects N60,000 new minimum wage proposed by FG

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has proposed N60000 new minimum wage has been rejected by the Nigeria Labour Congress, which claims it is offensive to the sensitivities of Nigerian workers.

According to a report by the Cable Newspaper, the Nigeria Labour Congress and Trade Union Congress rejected an earlier proposal by the federal government for a minimum salary of N48,000. This rejection occurred in as little as two weeks.

THE DAILY PAGE recalls that the National Labor Council (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) had suggested a minimum salary of N615,500 for Nigerian workers, noting the country’s high cost of living. They also gave the federal government until May 31 to complete the process of setting a new national minimum wage.

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