Highlights from Reuters coverage of Nigeria over the last seven days

Domestic flights restarted from Abuja and Lagos this week with other airports set to reopen nationwide later this month

In this week’s round-up: central bank devalues the naira, corruption boss suspended over investigation, domestic flights restart, and revised budget signed into law.

  • And the government dropped a plan to allow some pupils to return to school because of a continued increase in the number of COVID-19 infections, the education minister said. Last week the presidential taskforce on the new coronavirus had said pupils due to graduate this year would be able to go back to school to prepare for exams, though other children would remain barred from attending. “We will not open soon for examinations, or for any reason, unless it is safe for our children,” Education Minister Adamu Adamu told reporters in the capital, Abuja, after a cabinet meeting. “Our schools will only open when we believe it’s safe for our children and that is when the situation is right, not when the incidence of the infection is going up in the nation.” Adamu did not specify the reason for the policy shift.

Nigeria bureau chief for Reuters. Ghanaian family, British accent. Ex-BBC, before that newspapers.