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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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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