Opinion

COVID-19 In Nigeria: End the Lockdowns Now, By John Adeoti

End lockdowns and save the economy. Now is the time to open factories, businesses, schools, roads, and all activities that provide people with opportunities for work. Nigeria needs to move fast in a highly competitive global economy. We cannot afford to be a laggard in the emerging post-COVID world order.…
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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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Opinion

COVID-19: Can Africa Afford Lockdowns?, By Chukwuma Charles Soludo

Can Africa really afford lockdowns, and can they be effective? Put differently, given the social and economic circumstances of Africa and the impending ‘economic pandemic’, can Africa successfully and sustainably defeat COVID-19 by copying the conventional trial-and-error template of the Western nations? From Johannesburg to Lagos, Cairo to Dakar, Kinshasa…
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