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Flattening the Curve Of Our Economy’s Ailment, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Time now to build an economy worth that name. Not the autarkic construct that seems currently to be preferred by our policy makers – we have North Korea’s example as potent argument against this path. But one that leans heavily on the most important resource that the Nigerian nation has…
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Majek Fashek and the Curse of Drug Addiction, By Festus Adedayo

...hundreds of musicians and emerging stars, especially in Nigeria, are trapped in waltz of drugs. Their excuse is that it is a performance-enhancer. They however fail to come to terms with two facts: One, that you could perform resplendently without drugs and second, drugs could cut your life short at…
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Taking Analgesics For Another Person’s Headache, By Owei Lakemfa

...the childishly wails that the petroleum products were stolen by the Iranian government from the Iranian people and given illegally to Venezuela. If this weird claim were true, how is it America’s business? How is it in America’s place to cry on behalf of Iranians, who in the first place…
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COVID-19 Infection Rate: The Numbers Game, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The tragedy today is that too many states are playing politics with COVID-19, significantly increasing the risk of infections and death in their communities for the silly image-improving deception that their numbers are down, so that normal life can resume. The story of COVID-19 has always been about the numbers…
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Racism and Self-hate: Why Africa Is Not Innocent, By Majeed Dahiru

Just as it was an enabler of the trans-Atlantic slave trade and colonialism, tribalism has also manifested in post-colonial Africa in the form of divisive, exclusionist, conflicting and destabilising politics of ethno-geographic identity, which has proven to be an anathema to the collective development of black African states in the…
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COVID-19: What Nigeria and Its Higher Institutions Can Learn From Their Obvious Failures, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

We have reached the point where the NUC may have to mandate all lecturers to prepare their lecture notes in modules for online delivery. Of course, lecturers should be trained in the use of ICT for the delivery of online teaching. In the same vein, university ICT departments should be…
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The Unravelling of America: You’ve Gotta Watch To Cry, By Azu Ishiekwene

Trump’s America is worse than anything I have seen in a banana republic. With him, it promises worse. If America lived racism in whispers and pretence before, Trump’s presidency has put it on open display and he’s doubling down. I first watched the movie during the lockdown. At the beginning,…
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The Missing Gap In the Pantami-Dabiri Feud, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

Much as I detest Abike Dabiri Erewa’s gender recourse to explain Pantami’s alleged deed, because it is both escapist and cheap, the problem is neither with her nor with Patami, but the system that threw both of them up. Truth be told; there is no cohesion and coordinated approach to…
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