Columns

World Health Organisation and the Exit of America’s Leadership, By Osmund Agbo

The truth is that America has never suffered this degree of humiliation before. The coronavirus has come to expose the worst notion of leadership there is, in the worst possible way. Trump’s America has now achieved an international pariah The United States has become the first casualty of a terribly…
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Opinion

Akinwumi Adesina: A Pawn In the Struggle of Two Elephants?, By Femi Kehinde

The AfDB is the key institution in the continent for trade and investment. For Steven Dowd, China is outpacing the in investing in Africa, and this must be curtailed by the United The President Donald Trump and the Treasury Secretary Steven Munchin are ready allies in this operation to demolish…
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Columns

A Vaccine, a Seat Across From the IMF, and the Economy, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Effective policy responses will matter. But an autarkic mindset, a staple of our policy pronouncements to date, will hurt. Either way, neither offers a useful answer to the question: “How long, therefore, before we are again across the table from the IMF?” However this question is answered, one fact is…
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Opinion

China, Africa and the World After COVID-19, By Kingsley Moghalu

Africa’s current relationship with China is not advancing our strategic interest. That interest is to become productive economies with a manufacturing industrial base. The China-Africa “special relationship” is preventing this interest from being realised. The coronavirus crisis has created a welcome opportunity for us to reassess the relationship between China…
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Columns

In Africa, Trump’s Fate Is Worse Than A Laughing Stock, By Azu Ishiekwene

Even in Nigeria where Trump had a sizable following among evangelicals who believed Barack Obama was the anti-Christ (mainly because of his stance on gay rights), the president’s mismanagement of COVID-19 has left his reputation in shreds. And Nigeria’s president, whose encounter with him in Washington Trump once described in…
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Opinion

COVID-19 Pandemic: When Solidarity and Cooperation Is the Most Potent Weapon, By Zhou Pingjian

...China firmly supports Nigeria’s fight against the coronavirus outbreak and stands ready to assist, if needed, to the best of its ability. Be it experience-sharing or medical supplies delivery, China will continue to prove itself a good friend, partner, and brother of Nigeria through concrete actions. This joint battle against…
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Opinion

War Against Coronavirus In Nigeria: Of Kano, Cuba and China, By Jiti Ogunye

In the circumstances, when all hell appears to have been let loose in Kano, with the local public healthcare delivery system appearing to have been overwhelmed or to have collapsed, the direct intervention of the federal government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) to re-emplace the waning or…
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