Opinion

The Grand Coronavirus Cover-Up In Kwara, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19 is keen to announce to every listening hear that there is no case of the virus in the It appears this committee and some powerful forces at UITH are more concerned about painting Kwara as COVID-negative than enabling an environment for isolation and…
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Opinion

Acute Infection and the Immune System in the Age of Novel Coronavirus, By Mukaila Kareem

In the age of coronavirus, the most popular two words around the world are “social distancing”. While these are new words, to avoid predation from physical weakness and to prevent the experience of calorie-gulping sickness from acute infection, man has been practicing the concept of the “behavioral-immune system” for centuries…
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Columns

How This Pandemic Is Changing Everything, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Currently, the harmful side-effects of the coronavirus have had the most immediate showing in the loss to businesses. Airlines, the hospitality and retail sectors largely have seen their custom evaporate. Governments may be trying to lockdown bankruptcies. COVID-19 has taken a severe toll. Deaths? Yes. And across the globe. “Older…
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Opinion

Communicating Covid-19 Messages, By Tajudeen Kareem

In communication theory and practice, the medium is as good as the message. The efficacy and fidelity of any message is largely influenced by the choice of the medium employed. It remains unclear and quite surprising why officials of government believe that messages on coronavirus are best communicated to Nigerians…
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Opinion

From Government To COVID-Security: Kill Them Before the Virus Does, By Chidi Odinkalu

The only response that has made any sense is the deployment of uniformed security assets instructed to take out their frustrations on Nigerians whom they seem to have instructions to force to choose between the virus and hunger, which kills them first. It may yet end up being a clever…
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Columns

Fiction, Faction and Presidential Marabouts As COVID-20, By Festus Adedayo

In discussing the above topic, permit me to begin from a seemingly intangible occurrence that happened during the week that just ended. Yoruba Waka music singer, Salawa Abeni caused a stir on the information highway last Wednesday when she released her own nude pictures on social media. The 58-year-old musician was being…
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Guest Columns

The Pandemic Is No Time For Fiscal Distancing, By Akinwumi Adesina

In the face of this pandemic, we must put lives above resources and health above debt. Why? Because developing economies are the most vulnerable at this time. Our remedies must go beyond simply lending more. We must go the extra mile and provide countries with much-needed and urgent financial relief…
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Opinion

COVID-19: Is Nigeria Deceiving Itself and Risking the World?, By Auwal Sani Anwar

What Nigeria must realise is that the credit it got for handling the Ebola virus disease does not give it a license to be a risk to the rest of the world this time through the coronavirus. Until a vaccine is developed, which may take about nine months to one…
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Columns

Inhumanity In the Season of Human Tragedies, By Owei Lakemfa

It is a sick and inhuman political calculation which hopes that a combination of punishing sanctions and a death harvest by COVID-19 will bring down the Iranian government and return the country to its pre-1979 subservience to the United Logically, a global pandemic requires a global response and solution, because…
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