Bámidélé Upfront

COVID-19 Pandemic: Between Optimism and Denial, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The way the pandemic and its fallouts have been handled so far, shows that life and death decisions in the political arena are part of the executive's responsibility. Those who are supposed to rally the republic and be in a Churchillian mode are behaving as if this is a temporary…
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Insult As Treason and Other Nigerian Idi Amin Dada Stories, By Festus Adedayo

If one may ask, since when did it become a crime or an offence to insult a holder of political office?.. To charge three Nigerian citizens for breach of the provisions of Cyber Crime Act, simply because they told Buhari and Masari that their alleged acts of not taking care of…
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Ramadan In A Time of COVID-19: Feeding the Poor and Less-privileged, By Murtadha Gusau

Friday, Ramadan 8, 1441 AH (01/05/2020) In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, Bestower of Mercy All Praise is due to Allah, and may the Salah and Salam be on Prophet Muhammad, his household, and the noble Companions and those who follow them until the Day of Resurrection. Dear brothers…
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COVID-19: The Wicked State, Kano and the Age of Citizen Action, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...the lesson is that governments around the world are not really interested in saving the people from the pandemic, the core objective they have is to pretend that they are. The salvation for the people lies in engaging in citizen action to cajole, fight, expose and shame them into action…
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Kano Conundrum: Why It Matters, By Azu Ishiekwene

The extension of the lockdown in Kano by President Muhammadu Buhari will mean nothing if the unfortunate deaths of last week are not properly investigated and the outcome published. It would mean nothing if more test centres are not opened and testing, tracing and treatment are not aggressively pursued. Following…
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Coping with Coronanomics, By Reuben Abati 

The long and short of it is that the economics of coronavirus or coronanomics, shows the interconnectedness of everything, that is the value chain of human existence from biology to economics, politics, technology, trade, investment, race, culture, identity and everything else. In the face of such infinitude, what is most…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Will Nigeria Waste the Lessons of the COVID-19 Crisis?, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

It is a nightmare scenario out there. President Buhari should level with Nigerians and let them know that hard times are here If we get creative and commit to looking inwards and developing the real sector, we can emerge from this stronger. In all of these, there is one big…
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