Columns

Inside the Kano Animal Farm, Where the Law Is Below Governor Ganduje, By Majeed Dahiru

...governors of the Muslim north have cleverly held on to their privileges of purportedly administering the "lesser mortals" of their states, under a religious inside the Kano Animal Farm, the Muslim Sharia law is below Governor Ganduje and only a poor and weak fellow like the convicted Kano singer is…
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Opinion

Healthcare Collaboration With America: Africa Facing Existential Threat, By Danny Domingo

...African countries are facing huge threats and challenges as the result of their fragile healthcare systems, insufficient public health prevention and control capacity. Some African countries would like to rely on Western countries such as the , but the problem is that these Western powers always play cards of dominance…
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Opinion

Ese Oruru: When A Nigerian Court Proclaims God As Not a Child Molester, By Chidi Odinkalu

...the conviction of Yunusa Yellow is a signal moment for legal and social policy and for the protection of coexistence in the enjoyment of the right to freedom of conscience and religion in Nigeria. Those who don’t get this may need to be reminded: the Almighty may be a lot…
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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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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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Bámidélé Upfront

COVID-19 Pandemic: Between Optimism and Denial, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

The way the pandemic and its fallouts have been handled so far, shows that life and death decisions in the political arena are part of the executive's responsibility. Those who are supposed to rally the republic and be in a Churchillian mode are behaving as if this is a temporary…
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Opinion

“Mysterious” Deaths In Kano, Ganduje and Nigeria’s Leadership Crisis, By ‘Tope Oriola

It seems the Lagos State government is gradually passing its own test. Other state governments must rise to the occasion. To Governor Ganduje: Duty calls. Thou shall not live by dollars alone. The governor of Kano, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, is in the eye of the storm. Reports of purported “mysterious”…
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Opinion

Contracting COVID-19: The Impending Risk To Millions of Nigerians, By Sola Afolayan

It is projected that with a change from the current targeted testing approach and the availability of more testing kits and centres, the number of confirmed cases will not only go sky-high in Nigeria, so would the causalities. Unfortunately, the longer this takes to happen, the slimmer the opportunity to…
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Columns

COVID-19: The Wicked State, Kano and the Age of Citizen Action, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...the lesson is that governments around the world are not really interested in saving the people from the pandemic, the core objective they have is to pretend that they are. The salvation for the people lies in engaging in citizen action to cajole, fight, expose and shame them into action…
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