Columns

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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Opinion

How Sanity Is Returning To the Free Zones Sector In Nigeria, By Edward Alibo

...the matter that was interpreted by the attorney-general and minister of Justice is about the implementation of the provisions of a subsisting Act, which has nothing to do with the issue of the restructuring and rationalisation of federal government parastatals, commissions and agencies, which the government already rejected and discarded.…
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Opinion

The Burden of Unpaid Care Work Amidst COVID-19, By Busola Ajibola

The time to ramp up advocacy on caregiving as a gender-neutral work that must, at all times, be distributed is now. The advocacy should focus on reorienting men, boys and other members of the family to take up fair shares of care work. Testimonies of such interventions designed by Action…
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Columns

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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Columns

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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Opinion

Bayelsa Governorship Election: Salvation Pastor Could Take It On A Silver Platter!, By Ugoji Egbujo

With less than 2000 votes, in an election which Lyon won with over 300,000 votes, Pastor Diriyai of Salvation Ministries could salvage victory and become the governor of Bayelsa State. It would be more than a miracle. If the courts uphold the prayers of the pastor, his 2000 votes would be…
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Opinion

How Effective Is Online Teaching Now?: My Experience, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

If my experience in those classes is anything to go by, I don’t see the reason why higher institutions in Nigeria should still struggle to deliver enriching virtual lectures to their students. What are the vice chancellors, rectors and provosts of various public higher institutions in our country doing to…
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Opinion

Tobacco Control Campaign During A Pandemic: Lessons and Opportunities, By Hilda Ochefu

The current pandemic (COVID-19) slowly sneaked into the world through Wuhan-China late 2019 and then took us all by surprise. In January, governments, corporations and organizations were very busy developing their strategies and fine-tuning what the year was going to look like and in their optimist predictions, never imagined that…
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