Opinion

The Grand Coronavirus Cover-Up In Kwara, By ‘Fisayo Soyombo

The Kwara State Technical Committee on COVID-19 is keen to announce to every listening hear that there is no case of the virus in the It appears this committee and some powerful forces at UITH are more concerned about painting Kwara as COVID-negative than enabling an environment for isolation and…
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Columns

How This Pandemic Is Changing Everything, By Uddin Ifeanyi

Currently, the harmful side-effects of the coronavirus have had the most immediate showing in the loss to businesses. Airlines, the hospitality and retail sectors largely have seen their custom evaporate. Governments may be trying to lockdown bankruptcies. COVID-19 has taken a severe toll. Deaths? Yes. And across the globe. “Older…
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Opinion

Communicating Covid-19 Messages, By Tajudeen Kareem

In communication theory and practice, the medium is as good as the message. The efficacy and fidelity of any message is largely influenced by the choice of the medium employed. It remains unclear and quite surprising why officials of government believe that messages on coronavirus are best communicated to Nigerians…
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Opinion

From Government To COVID-Security: Kill Them Before the Virus Does, By Chidi Odinkalu

The only response that has made any sense is the deployment of uniformed security assets instructed to take out their frustrations on Nigerians whom they seem to have instructions to force to choose between the virus and hunger, which kills them first. It may yet end up being a clever…
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Opinion

COVID-19: Is Nigeria Deceiving Itself and Risking the World?, By Auwal Sani Anwar

What Nigeria must realise is that the credit it got for handling the Ebola virus disease does not give it a license to be a risk to the rest of the world this time through the coronavirus. Until a vaccine is developed, which may take about nine months to one…
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Columns

COVID-19: The Strong Are Not that Strong Without Good Governance, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Today the world is waking up to the reality that the United States is very weak in catering to the interests of its own people. The country runs the most expensive health care system in the world with two key characteristics, over 30 per cent of the people are not…
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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

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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