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A Vaccine, a Seat Across From the IMF, and the Economy, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Effective policy responses will matter. But an autarkic mindset, a staple of our policy pronouncements to date, will hurt. Either way, neither offers a useful answer to the question: “How long, therefore, before we are again across the table from the IMF?” However this question is answered, one fact is…
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Amaechi’s Theory of the Monkey and Nigerian Politicians, By Festus Adedayo

Away from the ravages of COVID-19 and the dispiriting news of multiple infections and rising deaths, the interview granted last week by Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to the Punch newspaper made an interesting reading. In the interview, Amaechi revealed a lot about himself, the nature of Nigerian politics,…
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Africa Shall Have Its Day, By Owei Lakemfa

...Africa’s main challenge is implementing the AU 2063 Agenda, which promises a shared prosperity and well-being, unity and integration, freedom and expanded horizons, realisation of the potentials of youth and women, and freedom from fear, diseases and want. Africa’s Day shall come! Africa, the content from which humanity fanned out…
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Bidding Farewell To The Blessed Month Of Ramadan, By Murtadha Gusau

Friday, Ramadan 29, 1441 AH (22/05/2020) 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.…
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COVID-19: Multiplying Narratives, As Nigeria Moves Towards Herd Immunity, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The results of serological tests in the countries most affected however show that no country has had much more than 5 per cent of its population infected, while herd immunity would require at least a 60 per cent infection rate. In other words, COVID-19 will be the core problem for…
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COVID-19: A Golden Opportunity To End the Almajiri Culture, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

...we now have a golden opportunity to change the narrative and put the plague behind us once and for all. Leaders at all levels must lead the way in liberating the almajiri and ending a system that is anachronistic to everything normal, ideal, decent and modern. By the time the…
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