Ehi Braimah

    Our COVID-19 scorecard and the way forward

Our COVID-19 scorecard and the way forward

We have now crossed the 10,000 milestone of COVID-19 cases in Nigeria since our first index case was recorded on February 27, 2020. On Sunday May 31, 2020,307 new cases were recorded in a single day in 14 states,taking our tally to 10,162 cases; 3007 discharged and 287 deaths over a period of three months (March – May). With a [...]

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    George Floyd’s horrifying death in Minneapolis

George Floyd’s horrifying death in Minneapolis

There is understandable global outrage just as anger reached boiling point in Minneapolis, a major city in Minnesota, USA, over the heart breaking death of 46 years old black American George Floyd recently. Floyd, a former professional football player, died as a result of the barbaric, vicious, wicked and heartless attack by Derek Chauvin, a mad dog and murderer who [...]

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    The amazing potential of Nigeria’s untapped blue economy

The amazing potential of Nigeria’s untapped blue economy

One of the primary objectives of the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) launched by the federal government three years ago was aimed at diversifying the economy. With the price of oil in the global market always going up and down like a yo-yo, we do not need a prophet to tell us that the time has come for us [...]

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    How the booming demand for Zoom is changing our virtual world

How the booming demand for Zoom is changing our virtual world

It is Saturday morning (May 23, 2020) and I have just finished using Zoom, the hottest app in town, to participate in a training session facilitated by Olumide Ajomale; a coach, mentor, management consultant and fellow parishioner of Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral (AVMCC), GRA, Ikeja, Lagos. The training which focused on how you can creatively transform your business through [...]

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    Wike, slow down and take it easy

Wike, slow down and take it easy

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has been in the news lately for his exertions to contain the spread the spread of coronavirus in the state, and he has supporters on both sides of the aisle for his actions. Let me be clear: Wike, in my view, has good intentions for his people but his methods and style usually give [...]

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    Dele Momodu, my publisher, at 60

Dele Momodu, my publisher, at 60

Writing a special tribute in honour of Bashorun Dele Momodu as he clocks 60 years can fill a book because of his versatility, prodigious talents and multi-dimensional nature: husband, father, man of style, journalist, friend, teacher, mentor, fashionista, motivational speaker, networker, humanist, entrepreneur, writer, media consultant, politician and publisher of Ovation, an international celebrity magazine, which is loud for a [...]

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    How illegal mining is sabotaging the Nigerian economy

How illegal mining is sabotaging the Nigerian economy

The Honourable Minster of Mines and Steel Development, Arc Olamilekan Adegbite, blew the whistle on some “powerful and influential” Nigerians recently during a media briefing in Abuja. What was the story? According to Arc Adegbite, these economic saboteurs – that’s what they are – have been putting pressure on the federal government to free Chinese nationals arrested for illegal mining [...]

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    Relaxed lockdown chaos and the days after

Relaxed lockdown chaos and the days after

When the notice lasting seven days for easing the lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States was given by President Muhammadu Buhari in his third consecutive nationwide broadcast on COVID-19, it may have been received with mixed feelings. As the President read his speech, you could sense from his body language and the general mood in many homes that he [...]

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    Survival anxiety arising from COVID-19 pandemic

Survival anxiety arising from COVID-19 pandemic

After over four weeks of compulsory isolation, the lockdown order was partially lifted by the authorities after multiple entreaties were considered. During his third nationwide broadcast on COVID-19 pandemic, President Muhammadu Buhari approved easing of the lockdown in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun States. Expert advice had indicated that a prolonged lockdown will create more hardship, emotional torture and social unrest [...]

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    Embracing remote learning and working after COVID-19 as our new reality

Embracing remote learning and working after COVID-19 as our new reality

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is still on the war path, ravaging the land and killing people. However, we are consoled by the fact that whatever has a beginning will surely have an end and the human race will continue to endure from generation to generation. In challenging times, empathy matters; we have to remain resilient, hopeful, confident, optimistic and thoughtful [...]

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    Abba Kyari: An enigma even in death

Abba Kyari: An enigma even in death

When Abba Kyari, the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, announced that he tested positive to COVID-19, the last thing on my mind was his death because of encouraging reports of recoveries from the deadly virus in Nigeria and around the world. Kyari had just returned from a trip to Germany on national assignment and he was unlucky [...]

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    Boss Mustapha’s unforced error

Boss Mustapha’s unforced error

The news media made headlines recently when Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) and head of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, admitted – honestly, I dare say -- that he didn’t know our healthcare system was completely broken and on life support; even the ventilators supplying the much needed oxygen were borrowed. It was like [...]

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    Understanding the importance of social distancing to save lives

Understanding the importance of social distancing to save lives

When the governor of Bauchi state, Alhaji Bala Mohammed, tested positive to COVID-19, he went into self-isolation and treated himself. Before then, the governor had interacted with several dignitaries and his staff upon his return from an overseas trip – and the spread of the virus obviously continued unchecked. We are thankful to God that Mohammed has now tested negative [...]

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    Coronavirus, your days are numbered

Coronavirus, your days are numbered

The fear of the unknown is looming large all over the world because coronavirus is trending as front page news for the wrong reasons. People are dying every day due to infections from COVID19 but we are hopeful that scientists who are working round the clock would soon develop a vaccine to tackle corona, the ultimate virus that has caused [...]

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    Coping with the deadly coronavirus

Coping with the deadly coronavirus

All of sudden, boundaries around the world have collapsed because of an invisible and deadly enemy known as coronavirus. The feeling you get is that the world is coming to an end because of the panic, fear mongering, a sense of hopelessness and the rising number of infected persons usually announced side by side with the casualties recorded on a [...]

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    A global brand positioning strategy for Nigeria

A global brand positioning strategy for Nigeria

When my article, ‘How to build a great brand’ was published recently, I received an email from an unlikeliest source. It came from Al Ries–one of the world’s best known marketing strategists -- all the way from Atlanta, Georgia, United States, after reading the article in TheCable. Al is 93 years old and he began his working career at General [...]

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