Opinion

Polio Eradication: Lest We Forget, By Abdulhamid Babatunde

In the midst of the widespread national hysteria over the COVID-19 pandemic, news that Nigeria has finally achieved a polio-free status is indeed a silver lining that raises optimism about the ultimate victory of humanity in the inescapable battle against virulent viruses. Conquest of the wild polio virus is particularly…
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Opinion

2020 Edo Election: A Poll Defined By Strong-arm Tactics and Violence, By Yiaga Africa

The competition has been reduced to a contest between personalities, as opposed to issue-based campaigns. The WTV long term observers reported incidences of violent verbal and physical attacks, identity-based violence, and hate-speech rhetoric as campaign strategies employed by both parties for campaigns. The observers also reported the repositioning of cult…
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Opinion

Promoting Sustainability and Climate Resilience During a Pandemic, By Khaled El-Dokani

As we think of enhancing the resilience of our communities and the economy amidst the economic turbulence unleashed by the new coronavirus pandemic, our actions as individuals and corporate organisations must be geared towards a better future for humanity and the environment – the earth, humans and animals alike. As…
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Columns

Why the New Unemployment Numbers Are Not Good, By Uddin Ifeanyi

...the challenge for a government that wants to return its economy to the path of growth is clear ― turn this circle virtuous! Government, as part of this process, may not employ every labourer in our space. Indeed, it cannot. Better, therefore, to make it easier for private persons to…
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Opinion

Benedict Peters: A Personal Testament To An Indomitable African Entrepreneur, By Odion Omonfoman

In the over fourteen years that I worked closely with Benedict on multiple transactions, there are several traits of his that I’ve admired deeply. One of such traits is Benedict’s fearless can-do attitude, backed up by his strong Christian faith, as well as a knack for meticulous planning and diligent,…
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Opinion

#NBADecides 2020: The Election of Unintended Consequences, By Chidi Odinkalu

...#NBADecides2020 may ultimately have been determined by two curveballs outside the control of the Association, its organs or the candidates - the misguided sense of professional entitlement of one Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and a criminal indictment by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). It was arguably a…
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Opinion

Reopening: What Happens To Final Year Students In Private Universities?, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

From all indications, private universities are better equipped to comply with safety procedures that have been put in place by the PTF. We should also remember that the students we are referring to here are in their final year. They are older than the pupils sitting for the WASSCE and…
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Opinion

Osun: ‘Nurturing’ Health Complications For Women In the Face of COVID-19, By Raheemat Adeniran

...I could not help but wonder how things could have turned out if I had any complications. In most cases, doctors on call are often not available in cases of emergencies. The hospital seems to have no active emergency services. I witnessed a couple of instances where the nurses had…
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