Magnus Onyibe

    A clarion call to declare World War III against COVID-19 pandemic

A clarion call to declare World War III against COVID-19 pandemic

To protect our lives and livelihood, let’s declare World War III against Covid-19 pandemic. The assertion above is underscored by the fact that until medical scientists find a vaccine, which we are told could take between 6-18 months, it must be clear to all that Covid-19 pandemic poses the threat that would be with us for some time so it [...]

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    Nigeria’s strategy for combating COVID-19: How we can change from go-slow to go-smart?

Nigeria’s strategy for combating COVID-19: How we can change from go-slow to go-smart?

To avert community spread of the coronavirus, on March 29, president Muhammadu Buhari locked down the FCT, Lagos and Ogun states for 14 days. On Monday, April 27th, Mr President announced the extension of the shut down by another two weeks to May 4th, 2020. When the lockdown became partially lifted , the total number of days People in FCT, Lagos and [...]

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    COVID-19: Do Nigerians need celebrity enlightenment on CNN?

COVID-19: Do Nigerians need celebrity enlightenment on CNN?

Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, co-chairman of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the world’s second richest man, is unarguably one of the foremost philanthropist of our time. Were it not for the current outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, how many people knew that, after the USA which contributes roughly half a billion dollars annually to the financial resources utilized [...]

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    COVID-19 pandemic: 8 ways to avoid lockdown leading to breakdown in Nigeria

COVID-19 pandemic: 8 ways to avoid lockdown leading to breakdown in Nigeria

Most Western and Asian industrialized countries that locked down their economies to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 pandemics are waiting for the curve to flatten before lifting the lock down order. In the absence of a vaccine to curb the previous plagues especially the Spanish flu or influenza of 1918 , social distancing was the most efficacious panacea until a vaccine [...]

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    Emefiele’s post COVID-19 Marshall Plan for Nigeria: Trick or treat?

Emefiele’s post COVID-19 Marshall Plan for Nigeria: Trick or treat?

When under the auspices of the federal Govt of Nigeria, the CBN Governor,  Godwin Emefiele influenced the banning of 45 items/products that he reckoned could be produced locally in Nigeria from being imported and pilling needless pressure on the foreign exchange reserve , he became the butt of the jokes of prominent Western media  organizations, particularly the  Economist magazine of [...]

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    Covid-19 and the dark sides of the medical world

Covid-19 and the dark sides of the medical world

According to preliminary test trial reports, of 350 patients administered with a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin medication in the state of New York , within 3-4 hours, breathing was restored, zero intubation, zero hospitalisation and zero death. If the above very encouraging statistics coming out of New York turns out to be authentic, then governor Andrew Cuomo, who damned the [...]

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    Nigeria at 59: Are our leaders mad?

Nigeria at 59: Are our leaders mad?

There is a popular aphorism that goes thus: ‘A fool at 40 is a fool forever’ With Nigeria remaining in socioeconomic doldrums at age 59, which is only one year shy of 20 years of exceeding the proverbial 40 years threshold for being a fool, does it mean that Africa’s most populous country is now certainly a fool forever? By way of [...]

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    Abba Kyari: APC’s Mr Fix It?

Abba Kyari: APC’s Mr Fix It?

It’s not all the time that people who can fix things up especially in politics show up on the radar. Sometimes people with such skill set and competency are like the meteor or comet that appear once in a life time. They are the likes of Karl Rove, a USA political consultant. After George W. Bush’s election in 2000, of which Rove was [...]

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    Xenophobia in South Africa leaves a question mark on the efficacy of Truth & Reconciliation Commission

Xenophobia in South Africa leaves a question mark on the efficacy of Truth & Reconciliation Commission

We are all aware of former USA First Lady Michelle Obama‘s famous phrase — “When they go low, we go high” — because it has become something of a slogan for exercising restraint in the face of frustration. Owing to the aptness of the  statement which was first  uttered by the former First Lady in 2016, it quickly caught on [...]

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    As Nigerians become endangered specie at home and overseas, what next?

As Nigerians become endangered specie at home and overseas, what next?

At the last count about a week ago, at least 1,460 Nigerians have lost their lives to herdsmen/bandits machetes and bullets in 7 months within the shores of our country. That’s according to media reports credited to the permanent secretary, Special Services in the office of the secretary to the government of the federation, Amina Shamaki. That’s how grim and dangerous [...]

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    Buhari’s ministers: winners and losers

Buhari’s ministers: winners and losers

After President Muhammadu Buhari released his ministerial list a couple of months ago, pundits went to town with speculations on who might be assigned to each of the 43 ministries. On August 21 /8/2019, the shadow chasing was over as Mr President assigned portfolios to the ministers. Apart from the expectations that all the returning ministers would be assigned their original portfolios [...]

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    Insurgency and banditry: How Nigerian military can win the peace

Insurgency and banditry: How Nigerian military can win the peace

For too long concerned Nigerians have been expressing loss of faith in the security architecture of our country. The complainants justify their gripe with the fact that there has not been any time in the history of Nigeria, apart from the period preceding and during the civil war,  that more human lives were lost owing to religious insurgence or violent [...]

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    Corruption as a peculiar mess besetting Nigerian politics

Corruption as a peculiar mess besetting Nigerian politics

A famous unlettered lbadan politician is associated with part of the title of this article when he famously pronounced the term Peculiar Mess as PENKELEMES. But that parody is not the focus of this piece which is aimed at identifying and advising against allowing allegations and counter allegations of corruption against the APC and PDP presidential candidates seize the political atmosphere. As [...]

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    Election 2019 and the meaningless campaign slogans

Election 2019 and the meaningless campaign slogans

Sloganeering and symbolism are very effective and critical tools used by marketing experts to attract and retain the attention of their targeted audience. They  are conceived with a view to ingraining messages into the memories of targeted audience through its catchy or clever appellation.  As such, it is not by sheer happenstance that the most globally recognizable products and services  such [...]

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    Connecting the dots in the Buhari body-double scam and Atiku Abubakar corruption hoax

Connecting the dots in the Buhari body-double scam and Atiku Abubakar corruption hoax

Sometimes when our beloved country is referred to as a land of the absurd where anything can happen, it is conspiracy theories such as the subject of this article that validates such outrageous and negative labeling. As preposterous as the allegation appears, some gullible Nigerians might have been actually led to believe that President Muhammadu Buhari passed away in a [...]

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    Metele Massacre: Isn’t it time for military chiefs to voluntarily retire?

Metele Massacre: Isn’t it time for military chiefs to voluntarily retire?

My heart goes out to the families of the slain gallant soldiers in Metele, Borno State, north east, Nigeria. I feel obligated to write this essay because my late father, David Ebiye Onyibe, was a soldier. As such, I have affection for men and women in uniform who have for obvious reasons continued to occupy a special place in my heart . [...]

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