Opinion

Lockdowns Have Changed Us — And It Is Not All Wretched, By Muazu Jibril Muazu

Today is not yesterday. -- We ourselves change -- How was - then, can our habits, works and thoughts? Change, indeed, is inevitable and painful. All great changes are disagreeable of long continuance to the human mind, especially those changes that are attended with calamities, difficulties and uncertain situations. Even…
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Opinion

‘We can’t breathe:’ George Floyd and the Rest of Us, By Saka Aliyu

“Revolution is not a one-time event.” Audre Lorde The world is agog with rage against the murder of George Floyd. A murder that cannot be denied because it was recorded in full glare and seen all over the world. It has generated protests and rightly so all over the US…
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Opinion

Okonjo-Iweala, WTO and Africa’s chances, By Reuben Abati

The announcement of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Nigeria’s nominated candidate for the position of the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) which would now be vacant by September 1, 2020, and not 2021, following the incumbent’s decision to take his exit a year earlier was received with great…
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Opinion

Absence of geo-mapping, disease modelling and therapeutics development derail Nigerian response to Covid-19, By Prof. Malachy Ifeanyi Okeke

It is no longer news that Covid-19 is a highly contagious virus with a clinical spectrum that is probably more diverse than any other virus. Plagued with a virus that has a reproduction number, R0, of 3 and above, it not surprising that the virus has successfully spread to all…
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Opinion

What Nigerians should not know about the Control Of Infectious Diseases Bill, 2020, By Kingsley Chinda

Introduction I should start this analysis by commending the Sponsors of the Bill for the idea that there is need to review and update our public health laws as they relate to infectious diseases to meet the changing times. What I call the spirit behind the law is very laudable…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s COVID-19 communications needs to be more inclusive, By Omorinsola Balogun

Since 27th February, when Nigeria confirmed its first case of the coronavirus, there have been varied efforts to inform and educate citizens on the disease and its prevention. At the fore of these efforts to make information available to Nigerians was the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), mainly through…
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Opinion

Kano’s loss, Nigeria’s gain: Three-point agenda for HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II, By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

(views expressed in this piece are strictly personal) The dethronement of His Royal Highness Muhammadu Sanusi II is a huge loss for my home state of Kano, but what appears to be Kano’s loss might become Nigeria’s gain. I have followed the ugly drama of his unfortunate dethronement from the…
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Opinion

Discos and the Tantrums of an ‘Abiku’ By Felix Oboagwina

From April 1, consumers in Nigeria should brace up to cough out more money to electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) who have wangled another tariff hike, no thanks to an industry watchdog habitually pandering to the tantrums of the corporations like a doting parent panders to the demands of an Abiku.…
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