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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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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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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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Will Necessity Cause The Cancellation Or Stoppage Of Hajj Pilgrimage?, By Murtadha Gusau

In The Name Of Allah, The Beneficent, The Merciful 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. Dear brothers and sisters, as Hajj pilgrimage…
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COVID-19: The Strong Are Not that Strong Without Good Governance, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Today the world is waking up to the reality that the United States is very weak in catering to the interests of its own people. The country runs the most expensive health care system in the world with two key characteristics, over 30 per cent of the people are not…
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COVID-19: Altering Our Perspective On Education Forever, By Adetola Salau

As a scientist and an ardent researcher, I can’t help but see that we are part of the world’s biggest edtech experiment ever It will redefine what schooling looks like going forward, what education involves and what learning entails. The coronavirus pandemic is leading teachers, students, parents and the community…
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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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