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“Onitsha Tanker Explosions A Coordinated Terror Attack By Northerners” — Nnamdi Kanu

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Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has alleged that the petrol tanker explosions recorded in Onitsha, the commercial hub of Anambra State, on Wednesday and Friday, is a “coordinated terror attack by the Muslim terrorist Alimajiris from Northern Nigeria.”

It would be recalled that Onitsha on Wednesday experienced a tragedy when a tanker laden with petroleum products had a break failure and reportedly rammed into a building, thereby spilling its contents which resulted to a heavy explosion.

The fire which started precisely at Upper Iweka travelled down to Ochanja market where it destroyed shops and goods. The inferno also left a woman and her child burnt to death at Ochanja.

Regrettably, barely 48 hours after the explosion at Ochanja market, another tragedy occurred after a tanker laden with fuel, fell at Omaba Phase 2, Onitsha.

Reacting to the two explosions on Twitter, via his personal handle on the micro-blogging site, @MaziNnamdiKanu, the IPOB leader described the explosions as a terrorist attack which he said was carried out “against the Judeo-Christian people of Biafra, to cripple the economic and human resource base of Biafra.”

“Another day, another fuel tanker explosion in Biafraland. What we are seeing in Omaba is a coordinated terror attack by the Muslim terrorist Alimajiris from Northern Nigeria against the Judeo-Christian people of Biafra, to cripple the economic & human resource base of Biafra,” Kanu tweeted.

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Nigeria Records 499 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Now 30,748

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Nigeria has recorded 499 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 30,748.

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) made this known via its Twitter handle on Thursday.

“499 new cases of #COVID19; Lagos-157 Edo-59 Ondo-56 Oyo-31 Akwa Ibom-22 Borno-21 Plateau-19 Kaduna-18 Katsina-18 Bayelsa-17 FCT-17 Delta-14 Kano-11 Rivers-10 Enugu-8 Ogun-6 Kwara-4 Imo-3 Nasarawa-2 Osun-2 Abia-1 Ekiti-1 Niger-1 Yobe-1.”

499 new cases of #COVID19;

Lagos-157

Edo-59

Ondo-56

Oyo-31

Akwa Ibom-22

Borno-21

Plateau-19

Kaduna-18

Katsina-18

Bayelsa-17

FCT-17

Delta-14

Kano-11

Rivers-10

Enugu-8

Ogun-6

Kwara-4

Imo-3

Nasarawa-2

Osun-2

Abia-1

Ekiti-1

Niger-1

Yobe-1

30748 confirmed

12546 discharged

689 deaths

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WAEC Can’t Determine When Schools Will Reopen — FG

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Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, has said that Nigerian schools will not reopen any time soon until it is safe to do so because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

He has therefore said that final year students preparing for the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) will not be allowed to return to school contrary to what had earlier been believed.

Addressing State House correspondents after the virtual meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) in Abuja on Wednesday, Adamu stated that the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) cannot determine the resumption date of schools for Nigeria.

He said he would prefer that Nigerian students lose an academic year than to expose them to dangers.

He appealed to States that have announced the resumption of school in their states to reconsider their position so as not to jeopardize the lives of the students, adding, “It is not safe to reopen schools now.”

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BREAKING: Nigerian Students Won’t Write 2020 WAEC — FG Declares

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Final year secondary school students in Nigeria won’t participate in the forthcoming West African Examination Council(WAEC) examinations, the Federal Government has declared.

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday after the week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, also said there is no date for school resumption yet.

He said he would prefer Nigerian students lose an academic year to expose them to dangers.

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