JAMES BIGILA'S BLOG

Students are to return to school on Monday after an enforced summer break because of Ebola, but with lingering fears about the virus and calls for a further delay by a major teachers’ union.

Candidates writing the UTME at the University of Abuja, Saturday.

Eight people have died from the 20 who have contracted the haemorrhagic fever in Nigeria.

Last month the government postponed resumption of classes at all public and private schools until October 13. But as the rate of confirmed cases began to slow, ministers brought forward the start of term to September 22.

There have now been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Nigeria for 10 days, although some 350 people remain under watch for symptoms of the virus in the financial capital, Lagos, and oil city of Port Hartcourt.

Yet concerns remain about the disease — spread through close contact with bodily fluids of a person displaying symptoms — which has claimed more than 2,630…

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