Opinion

Pantami-Danbatta Squabble: Averting A Communication Sector Crisis, By Yushau A. Shuaib

In the presence of President Muhammadu Buhari, the minister allegedly broke the protocol three times, while attempting to stop the NCC boss from mentioning the Commission's achievements in a speech. There is also the allegation that a day Pantami had cautioned Professor Danbatta to remain silent while The aftermath of…
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Opinion

COVID-19 Lockdown: No To Torture Of Citizens By Security Agents, By Inibehe Effiong

While urging Nigerians and aliens alike to be responsible and adhere to the directives of the government in the overall public interest, those who are accused of contravening the extant regulations should be afforded fair hearing and the due process of law. Troubling videos showing policemen, military officers and other…
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Opinion

COVID-19: Making History Through Virtual Governance, By Lagos State Ministry of Information

The idea of the online meeting was mooted by Governor Sanwo-Olu, who directed the Ministry of Science and Technology to facilitate it. The special adviser, Innovation and Technology, Mr. Olatunbosun Alake, moderated the meeting, reading out the dos and don’ts of the session, which Science and Technology commissioner, Hakeem Fahm…
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Opinion

After This Pandemic We Can Do Better, By David Griffiths

We must seize the chance to strengthen healthcare systems and reclaim the idea of health for all – backed by adequate resources. This crisis is already laying bare the fragility of health systems around the world, including those which mostly rely on the ability of individuals to access and afford…
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Opinion

Containing COVID-19: The Opportunity Which Nigeria Blew, By Taopheek Babayeju

The government should have proactively shut down the borders of the country over a month ago, even before any case was detected, and made special arrangements to quarantine Nigerian citizens returning into the country, in order to curb the spread of the virus. On January 11, China reported the first…
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Opinion

Tackling Coronavirus Aggressively: The Need To Declare a State of Emergency, By Jude Feranmi

As though in a war with an external aggressor where we have to survive on the basis of what we can produce internally, we have to look within and create a healthcare industry overnight. This is how we stop the virus and make gains after the pandemic. As an advantage,…
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Opinion

COVID-19: The Legality and Limits of the President’s Emergency Powers, By Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri

As clearly seen from the letters of the law, President Buhari’s order for a total cessation of movement, except for essential supplies, in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT do not seem to align with the constitutional requirements laid down in Section 45 and 305. President Buhari did not declare any…
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Guest Columns

Between COVID-19 and Constitutional Encroachment, By Wole Soyinka

So far, the anti-COVID-19 measures have proceeded along the rails of decentralised thinking, multilateral collaboration and technical exchanges between The universal imperative and urgency of this affliction should not become an opportunistic launch pad for a sneak RE-CENTRALISATION, no matter how seemingly insignificant its appearance. Constitutional lawyers and our elected…
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Opinion

Nigeria Must Not Waste the Opportunity Called COVID-19 Crisis, By ‘Tope Fasua

This COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant shutdowns and global panic offer us an opportunity to throw away the box in which we have imprisoned our minds for too long as a people; as it pertains to our economics that is. Why have all the indices come up short for us.…
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