Opinion

Help the Needy In This Trying Time, And Secure the Protection of Allah, By Murtadha Gusau

In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Bestower of Mercy All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that Muhammad (Peace be upon him) is His servant and Messenger. Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)…
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Opinion

Judgement Day: COVID-19 and the Nigerian Ruling Elite, By Sylvester Odion Akhaine

A social media posting is more appropriate: “the corona virus is carefully picking its targets one by one in Nigeria. It’s like it is fighting corruption more than EFCC”. It is judgement day for the crop of rulers running the country, who denied tomorrow; who as Fela Anikulapo-Kuti put it,…
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Opinion

Improved Service Delivery – The Key to Unlocking Cost Reflective Retail Electricity Tariffs, By Odion Omonfoman

The implementation of the service delivery model in determining cost reflective retail electricity tariffs will be beneficial to the power sector. It will put an end to the perennial complaints of non-cost reflective tariffs by DisCos, a complaint that has plagued the power sector since the conclusion of the privatisation…
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Opinion

Pantami-Danbatta Squabble: Averting A Communication Sector Crisis, By Yushau A. Shuaib

In the presence of President Muhammadu Buhari, the minister allegedly broke the protocol three times, while attempting to stop the NCC boss from mentioning the Commission's achievements in a speech. There is also the allegation that a day Pantami had cautioned Professor Danbatta to remain silent while The aftermath of…
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Opinion

COVID-19 Lockdown: No To Torture Of Citizens By Security Agents, By Inibehe Effiong

While urging Nigerians and aliens alike to be responsible and adhere to the directives of the government in the overall public interest, those who are accused of contravening the extant regulations should be afforded fair hearing and the due process of law. Troubling videos showing policemen, military officers and other…
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Columns

Countering Insurgency: Exploring A Different Narrative Strategy, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...in 2015, when Operation Safe Corridor was initiated by the government, the antagonists of the programme where quite vehement. However, five years after, the story is different. Besides, my visit to their camp in Malam Sidi in Gombe State recently was revealing. The programme has not only changed the narrative…
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Opinion

COVID-19: Making History Through Virtual Governance, By Lagos State Ministry of Information

The idea of the online meeting was mooted by Governor Sanwo-Olu, who directed the Ministry of Science and Technology to facilitate it. The special adviser, Innovation and Technology, Mr. Olatunbosun Alake, moderated the meeting, reading out the dos and don’ts of the session, which Science and Technology commissioner, Hakeem Fahm…
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Opinion

After This Pandemic We Can Do Better, By David Griffiths

We must seize the chance to strengthen healthcare systems and reclaim the idea of health for all – backed by adequate resources. This crisis is already laying bare the fragility of health systems around the world, including those which mostly rely on the ability of individuals to access and afford…
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Opinion

Containing COVID-19: The Opportunity Which Nigeria Blew, By Taopheek Babayeju

The government should have proactively shut down the borders of the country over a month ago, even before any case was detected, and made special arrangements to quarantine Nigerian citizens returning into the country, in order to curb the spread of the virus. On January 11, China reported the first…
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