Opinion

A Time For Strategic Leadership, By Obasanjo, Sirleaf, Motlante & Oppenheimer

...it is critical that leaderships, and their populations, don’t take the wrong long-term message from this. It is important not to double-down on isolation. Don’t use this opportunity to wriggle out of overdue economic reforms. The world faces an unprecedented crisis. The full health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are…
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Opinion

Governor Wike, COVID-19 and the “Doctrine of Necessity”, By Inibehe Effiong

Governor Wike and others cannot just wake up and ban entry into and exit from a state through executive fiat. Similarly, lockdown cannot be enforced without legal basis. Freedom of movement is a fundamental right guaranteed by Section 41 of the Constitution. It is not a right that can be…
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Opinion

COVID-19: Should Education Hit A Pause Or Are We Just Unprepared In Nigeria?, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

No doubt, COVID-19 has exposed Nigeria’s unpreparedness for e-learning. But we can’t afford to remain where we are. That is why it is important for every institution to start thinking of how to deploy available technology in the world for the good of their students at this critical period. Universities…
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Editorial

EDITORIAL: COVID-19: Calling On Nigeria’s Billionaires and Religious Leaders To Step Up

We are not sufficiently afraid and it may be our undoing. Nigerians still believe that less than 60 people have the virus and are therefore not observing social distancing guidelines. If we don’t act quickly and decisively, we may all get the virus. But a holistic response will be expensive.…
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Opinion

How China got to zero new domestic COVID-19 cases By Tom Fowdy

On Thursday, China's National Health Commission reported that there were zero new domestic cases of the coronavirus in the country, including Wuhan - the epicenter of the outbreak in China, a monumental shift from months ago when new cases were adding up in thousands. The claim was a bold one…
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Opinion

COVID-19 and Hard Lessons In Economic Diversification, By ‘Tope Fasua

I just hope we are learning stark lessons from the ongoing melee. It should not just be about the frenzy and sensationalism. For after the health scare, comes the economic downspiral. Someone said hunger kills more people than coronavirus. I think they are correct. We have always talked about economic…
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Opinion

COVID-19: The Nigerian Dream Cure, By SKC Ogbonnia

A dream cure for COVID-19, therefore, is a revolutionary approach that can sufficiently address the Nigerian short and long-term healthcare needs. Besides any mitigation measures or cure for the COVID-19, Nigeria must, without any delay, equip and modernise eight existing university teaching hospitals to international standards. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic…
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