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The Diaspora Chapter of Government Girls' Secondary School/Methodist Girls' High School Alumni Association has donated one thousand Clinical Face Masks to the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital in Port Harcourt.
 

Student and Exchange Visitors Program 

SEVP modifies temporary exemptions for nonimmigrant students taking online courses during fall 2020 semester
 

An Open Letter To Jagabban by Femi Fani-Kayode

"Even the obstacles on my way, I predict them before those that will bring them will start to think about them. I plan for betrayal, I plan for backstabbing, I also plan for reunion & forgiveness long before they happen.I expect nothing, I expect anything, I expect everything"- Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
 
The recent revelation by the Borno State Commissioner for Information Babakura Jato that  about 1,400 repentant Boko Haram suspects have been released in three tranches by the military and re-integrated into the society since Operation Safe Corridor, the government’s de-radicalization programme started in 2016, has generated a lot of angst, not just among the civilian population but also among the soldiers fighting the terrorists.  Vincent Akanmode, writing in The Nation of February 15 2020 captured the feeling of most Nigerians over that announcement thus: “True repentance is a matter of the mind and not of the mouth. Unless they are laying claim to the clairvoyance of a witch, the military has no way of ascertaining the genuineness of the purported penitence of the pardoned Boko Haram members.” 
 
 
It is simply heartless and insensitive for a news medium in the cadre of Sahara reporters to make a callous mistake in a manner it misrepresented a clean hearted and grass rooted gesture to the rural community women in Bauchi State. It is almost juvenile for the news medium to descend to such low without cursory checks to ameliorate rudimentary mistakes.
 

The Psychology of COVID-19 by Reuben Abati

Nigeria announced its first COVID-19 case on February 27 - an Italian who came into the country on February 24 and displayed symptoms of the disease while visiting Lafarge Cement Company in Ewekoro, Ogun State. He has been treated and discharged. Since then Nigeria has recorded a total of 111 cases, as at the time of this writing, with two reported deaths. The Nigerian government has introduced a number of measures: monetary measures by the Central Bank of Nigeria, and fiscal measures by the Federal Ministry of Finance. State governments and the private sector are also taking steps to contain the virus, treat the affected and prevent an escalation of the disease. But of all the measures taken so far, it seems to me that not enough attention is being paid to the psychological impact of COVID-19 and its effect on the mental health of Nigerians. Psychology is very important to our management of the pandemic. I am beginning to observe very unusual behaviour among Nigerians. People are responding to the Corona Virus pandemic in very unusual manners that may have a worse effect than the pandemic itself, such that long after the disease may have receded, we could have a large population of damaged persons who may be struggling with the after-effects.
 

Will history be kind to Buhari as he wished?

I never thought President Buhari cared about posterity or how he would be evaluated when he leaves office because his actions now betray any reflection on the future. I also never thought he was a ‘’philosopher president’’ who ponders and asks ‘’why’’; again, because his actions have been that of a sciolist.