Opinion

Moment of Truth For the Nigerian Research and Development Sector, By Olobayo O. Kunle

The moment of truth has arrived. It has revealed that we are incapable of helping ourselves in critical areas; it has shown that our army of intellectuals are not equipped to solve our urgent needs. It has revealed that if we do not seize the moment and change a number…
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Columns

Does the Minister Work For A Chinese Company?, By Azu Ishiekwene

Except if the minister runs errands for the CCECC as side hustle, I’m bereft that he abandoned his post at the daily Presidential Task Force briefing on COVID-19 and instead, zoomed off to the airport to receive guests of a private company at a time of national emergency. Health minister,…
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Opinion

COVID-19: Nigeria Needs To Think Global But Act Local, By Olorunda Rotimi

...the COVID-19 Nigeria is comparatively at an early stage and we can learn lessons from the experiences of countries that have been battling with the virus. The government, in conjunction with the people, should act promptly, thinking globally but acting locally, and begin to implement measures that have been shown…
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Opinion

Onabamiroi Agoiwoyensis: Distilling the Facts from the Myth, By Simbo Olorunfemi

He has been credited by some Nigerians with discovering the cause of the Guinea worm disease, whose cyclops, "Tropocyclops Onabamiroid", was named after him, and that two other cyclops which he discovered were named after his friend, Dr. Mellamby, and the other after his home-town, Ago-Iwoye. My present findings do…
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Opinion

The Shadow Pandemic: Importance of Data In Curbing Gender-based Violence, By Ayisha Osori & Chitra Nagarajan

Even during times of relative normality, gender-based violence has been a pandemic in Nigeria. Gender-based violence will not end with the lifting of government restrictions on the COVID-19 situation. The economic, social, and political ramifications of the pandemic will fundamentally change how we interact. Tensions and frustrations wrought by these…
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Opinion

Still on Ambassadorial Appointments of Career Diplomats, By Shittu Yunus Shittu

Much ado about Nigeria’s Ambassador-Designates has been on Social Media and the Press. This is obviously the handiwork of disgruntled elements or vested interest seeking to discredit the Foreign Service as well as the President of Nigeria on every appointment he makes. In this particular instance, the recent appointment of…
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Opinion

Driving Stronger Outcomes Across Nigeria’s Development Intervention Sector, By Omotayo Suleiman

Altogether, integrity of purpose and fervency of commitment must remain the hallmark of a true call to social entrepreneurship and development advocacy. When set against an all-pervading self-absorption on the part of Nigeria's own rent seeking elite, deep rooted fixation with the human be the defining motivation that propels development…
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Opinion

Who Said Churches, Mosques and Synagogues Are Not Essential Services?, By ‘Tope Fasua

Why do people think religious houses are NOT ESSENTIAL, while these other centres of mass gathering (markets, malls etc.) are essential for a time like this? Do we really understand what people get when they visit their religious houses and how important they see these contacts? Are we being merely…
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