Opinion

China or the West: When Will Nigeria Quit the Feeding Bottle?, By ‘Tope Fasua

It is also most important that we get worried that we are still on the feeding bottle, even though this country is now 60 years old today. We cannot do anything on our own. We even speak of borrowing as if it’s an achievement. We have no hand in the…
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Opinion

Using Mathematics To Understand and Control the Coronavirus Pandemic, By Abba B. Gumel

By using rigorous mathematical analysis, coupled with data analytics to parameterise the models, the models can be used to first reproduce the observed trajectory of the disease (, the model can be validated by showing that it reasonably mimics the observed data, vis a vis the initial number of cases,…
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Opinion

COVID-19: Face Masking and Keeping Healthy, By Kayode Ojewale

...non-medical face masks should be sun-dried or iron-pressed alternatively after washing. The heat, as a form of sterilisation, is believed to keep any virus still stuck at bay. Some health experts also advise that a facemask wearer should remove it from their face with two hands at the same time.…
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Opinion

COVID-19, NAFDAC and the Extended Lockdown, By Kayode Ojewale

...in these additional days of the extended lockdown period, we shall get it better and the Nigerian government will truly address the plight of its citizens with various stimulus packages being distributed. There needs to be even distribution in the society and the right the packages intended to relieve their…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Northern Nigeria: The Futility of Fighting Modernity and Development, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

- A technology Hackathon in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Perhaps, the North should also be told that the pre-Sokoto Jihad mindset cannot work anymore. The Muslim world has moved on. Saudi Arabia, the custodian of Islam, has its citizens studying in the best universities in the world. And, the great citadels…
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Opinion

Herbal Drugs: Bridging the Gap Between Tradition and Academia, By Kayode Ojewale

With the guiding regulatory and research support from NAFDAC and NIPRD, herbal medicine practitioners and manufacturers are well positioned to champion the coming together of tradition and academia in Nigeria for the delivery of scientific herbal medicare alternatives. Nature itself is the best physician – Hippocrates (460 - 370 BC)…
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Columns

The Return of Krest and Tuketuke, By Louis Odion

...proclamation” is also euphemistic of “Tuketuke” politics rebranded, with some of the partisans obviously chaffing under the yoke of disrupted “stomach infrastructure” and the rupture of juice pipelines, now preferring to dance naked and barefoot at the communal square, not ashamed to flaunt necklaces made of a glutton’s teeth. After…
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Opinion

A Deadly Feud Between Two Federal Agencies, By Kayode Ojewale

It is therefore hightime the ministries supervising these agencies stopped the needless media war between NAFDAC and NAQS over the use or ban of methyl bromide as fumigant. Since human health is involved, the argument over whose purview it is to announce the ban of such poisonous pesticide is unacceptable.…
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