Opinion

The COVID-19 Riddle, Africa and the Anikulapo Factor, By Simbo Olorunfemi

Experts are looking at all sorts - genetics, climate, culture, public policy and all that for The answer to the riddle is perhaps in the riddle. Africa is perhaps the proverbial Anikulapo, with death in her pouch, dodging the bullets of projections directed at her fragile belly. Just as she…
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Columns

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 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

COVID-19: Credible Information As A Vaccine Against Misinformation?, By Hawa Ba and Ayisha Osori

...governments, the media and civil society must intensify communications aimed at sharing factual information on coronavirus prevention and cure; building and keeping trust; and defusing existing and new prejudices. The right communication tailored for multiple audiences could be the difference between life and death. During this social media age, information…
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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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Opinion

COVID-19: Denying Responsibility, While Blaming China and WHO, By Simbo Olorunfemi

There is little doubt that in some parts of the world, there is an unwillingness to take responsibility; there has to be a fall-guy. While countries such as South Korea, Singapore, Germany and even Nigeria picked themselves up and came up with a containment strategy, others have been more interested…
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Columns

America’s Pointless Battle Against WHO, By Owei Lakemfa

In its silly and inane battles with the WHO, the Trump administration is behaving like a child who proclaims that because he is quarrelling with his head, he would henceforth wear his cap on his navel. The World Health Organisation (WHO), which is coordinating and leading humanity’s war against the…
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