Opinion

What Nigerians should not know about the Control Of Infectious Diseases Bill, 2020, By Kingsley Chinda

Introduction I should start this analysis by commending the Sponsors of the Bill for the idea that there is need to review and update our public health laws as they relate to infectious diseases to meet the changing times. What I call the spirit behind the law is very laudable…
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Opinion

Nigeria’s COVID-19 communications needs to be more inclusive, By Omorinsola Balogun

Since 27th February, when Nigeria confirmed its first case of the coronavirus, there have been varied efforts to inform and educate citizens on the disease and its prevention. At the fore of these efforts to make information available to Nigerians was the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), mainly through…
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Columns

How Not To Prevent Businesses From Furloughing Staff, By Uddin Ifeanyi

In a sense, the CBN has not strayed too far from this path. The snag is just that the non-inclusion of a sun-set clause in its communication on the ban on banks’ firing their staff will make for an unwieldy policy environment post-pandemic. When, recently, footage of the chief executive…
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Opinion

A Mother’s Reflections on Education In a COVID-19 Pandemic Era, By Nkemdilim Ilo

My children are privileged to have facilities that enable online learning available to them, but how many Nigerian children have this access? How do we promote equality in the learning opportunities available to all Nigerian children? This is our new reality and it is time we begin to renegotiate and…
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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

Dear John, EKSUTH Actually Made A Valiant Effort, and Wasn’t At Fault, By ‘Kayode Fayemi

Re: Open Letter To Fayemi - How Negligence, Lack of PPE and Oxygen killed my Mum at EKSUTH Dear John, Your open letter on the above stated was brought to my attention. First, I commiserate with the entire Oluwadero family on the demise of your mum, Mrs. Oluwadero Deborah Bolanle…
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Opinion

COVID-19: In Northern Nigeria, States Scapegoat the Usual Suspects, By Hannah Hoechner & Sadisu Idris Salisu

In their response to the pandemic, state governments have singled out Qur’anic schools, not for epidemiological but political reasons. On April 21, the governors of Nigeria’s northern states logged on to discuss the growing spread of the coronavirus. By the end of the call, they unanimously agreed that classical Qur’anic education in their…
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Columns

Keeping Children Emotionally Resilient During the COVID-19 Pandemic, By Adetola Salau

We need to understand that children are particularly susceptible to the emotional and psychological impact of COVID-19 due to their desire for security and comfort. Their inability to fully comprehend what has been taking place all across the world is also another issue. Given their need for security and comfort…
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Opinion

COVID-19: An Almajiri Time Bomb Waiting To Explode In Jigawa, By Abubakar Dambatta

Jigawa State can no longer contain the spread of the virus. The masses would revolt against the lockdown as a result of the government’s failure to provide enough palliatives to sustain the people. Just like in Kano, an invisible enemy would begin sweeping away innocent souls owing to government’s negligence…
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