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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Columns

Kano Against COVID-19, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...Kano stakeholders and community leaders came together to establish the citizen initiative – Kano Against COVID-19. Its objectives are to engage in advocacy and mobilisation along the three tiers of government, within the community, the private sector, civil society and international partners, to combat the pandemic; identify the key problems…
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Opinion

Before We Implement the Oronsaye Report On Public Sector Streamlining, By ‘Tope Fasua

A few governments have come and gone since the Oronsaye Report was submitted. But Nigeria has now hopefully arrived at a junction where we need to do the needful. With a collapsed revenue profile in the middle of a global health and economic meltdown, Nigeria has hopefully finally received the…
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Opinion

COVID-19: How Is Nigerian Government Helping Students With Disabilities?, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

This is probably the best time for the federal government to formulate a national policy on inclusive education. Since COVID-19 is teaching us to do things differently, government should also seize the opportunity of the pandemic to effect positive and lasting changes in its education sector. It should be intentional…
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Opinion

Sultan of Sokoto: Kindly Offer the Uncommon Leadership In this Dire Times, By Chiamaka Okafor

Your Eminence, Alhaji Muhammadu Sa'adu Abubakar IV, the Sultan of Sokoto, Assalaamu’alaikum warahmatullaahi wabarakaatuh. I offer you greetings on the holy month of Ramadan; may Allah fill our hearts with courage and make our way closer to the victory. May Allah always be with us. Your Eminence, it is no…
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