Opinion

Who Is Afraid of Historical Reckoning?, By Moses E. Ochonu

#BlackLivesMatter has opened the floodgates. It should not end in America. It should travel to Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. This wave of uncomfortable historical conversations should especially travel to Nigeria, which is a minefield of many unresolved historical questions. These questions have for far too long been denied or…
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Columns

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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Professor Gambari: A Unique Encounter That Changed My Life, By Steve Ogidan

...others are entitled to their opinions but this was my experience. Professor Gambari intervened at a critical point in my life and gave a crucial lift to a young person he barely knew for absolutely selfless reasons. Later in life, I discovered that I was not alone in this experience.…
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Opinion

Tackling the COVID-19 Infodemic In Africa, By Adebayo Fayoyin & Akin Jimoh

The information crisis underscores the role of fact-checking in information dissemination. Even if we can’t have ‘gatekeepers’ in the truest sense of the word on social media, we all need to pay attention to fact-checking at the individual and institutional The ongoing coronavirus infection, which has afflicted at least 206…
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Opinion

COVID-19: Of Chinese Experts, Encouraging Recovery Data, and Breakthrough Therapies, By Yushau A. Shuaib

The rate of recovery of coronavirus disease patients in Nigeria is quite encouraging. In fact, a number of high-profile personalities who had tested positive to the infection have since recovered and been given a clean slate of health within a short period of time. They include Governors Bala Mohammed of…
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Opinion

China, America, COVID-19 and the Mindless Conspiracy Theories, By Simbo Olorunfemi

...there little or nothing in form of evidence in support of the claim that COVID-19 was genetically engineered in the laboratory. Dr. Trevor Bedford, a leading expert in the field, dismissed the claim of genetic engineering, telling Financial Times that the mutations in the virus “are completely consistent with natural…
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Opinion

COVID-19: Escalating Our National Resiliency, Now!, By Oseloka H. Obaze

The COVID-19 challenge to Nigeria will demand collective national leadership that is assertive and robust. Nigerians need to see President Muhammadu Buhari and VP Osinbajo personally leading that campaign. Presently Nigeria is on the lower rung of the COVID-19 spiraling totem pole. The extrapolation and increase will definite come, if…
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Opinion

When A President’s Silence Isn’t Golden, By Banji Ojewale

There would be less shock that since PREMIUM TIMES unveiled the seething power tussle among the president’s men, there’s been no word from the president himself or any of the horde of spokespersons. All is calm. The government believes in the old adage: speech is silver, silence is golden. Silence…
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