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COVID-19: Multiplying Narratives, As Nigeria Moves Towards Herd Immunity, By Jibrin Ibrahim

The results of serological tests in the countries most affected however show that no country has had much more than 5 per cent of its population infected, while herd immunity would require at least a 60 per cent infection rate. In other words, COVID-19 will be the core problem for…
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Opinion

COVID-19: Of Chinese Experts, Encouraging Recovery Data, and Breakthrough Therapies, By Yushau A. Shuaib

The rate of recovery of coronavirus disease patients in Nigeria is quite encouraging. In fact, a number of high-profile personalities who had tested positive to the infection have since recovered and been given a clean slate of health within a short period of time. They include Governors Bala Mohammed of…
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Opinion

More Islamic Than The Prophet (PHBUH)?: COVID-19 and Islamic Scholars, By Bashir Mundi

Are we more Islamic than the Prophet? Can we say that the Prophet was disobeying Allah by instructing the people to pray at home? God forbid, No! Prayer to Allah is indeed our greatest weapon against this, or any, affliction. Thousands of people are dying in many countries around the…
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COVID-19: As Nigeria Slowly Moves Into Lockdown Mode, By Jibrin Ibrahim

...at the same time that we are confronted with a devastating pandemic threatening our lives, we also have a large army of purveyors of fake news seeking to deceive us and distort the reality we are facing. Moving forward, the government must take proactive measures and decree a total lockdown…
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Sultan of Sokoto: Sarkin Musulumi or Sarkin Fulani?, By Majeed Dahiru

A Sarkin Musulumi is supposed to be an embodiment of the Islamic tenets of mercy, grace, love, tolerance, forgiveness and should abhor the spilling of human blood under whatever guise. The current pan-Fulani posture of the Sokoto only serve the purpose of eroding its relevance among Nigeria’s multi-ethnic Muslim community.…
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Opinion

A Week After the Zaria Massacre, Ibrahim Sanyi-Sanyi

Yesterday, December 20 marked the end of the seven days of mourning over the Zaria massacre, which I declared last Sunday after the Nigerian troops turned their lethal weapons on citizens and visited disproportionate force on several dozens of Nigerians. The carnage that resulted was one of the bloodiest and…
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