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    COVID-19 and that flight from Abuja

COVID-19 and that flight from Abuja

The trip was not planned. As concerns over the spread of COVID-19 grew and the country inched more and more towards the abnormal, I figured travel might be restricted before the end of the week. A call that Tuesday morning confirmed that feeling: I decided to travel out of Abuja immediately. What I saw at the airport and on the flight [...]

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    Governor Wike, COVID-19 and ‘doctrine of necessity’

Governor Wike, COVID-19 and ‘doctrine of necessity’

Let me begin by saying that the views expressed in this article are not solely targeted at governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State. It extends to the federal government and all governors in Nigeria that have taken restrictive actions similar to the fiat issued by Wike banning entry into and exit from Rivers State by air, land or sea. I [...]

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    The charlatan-in-chief in coronavirus pandemic

The charlatan-in-chief in coronavirus pandemic

In a serious time of Coronavirus (COVID-19), when red alert is placed on increase risk of cross-border and community transmission by the world leaders, President Muhammadu Buhari's storied absent leadership and tradition of ducking responsibility for tough decisions, is to blame for the surge in the number of cases across the country. In another sign of incompetence that resonates with how [...]

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    Ensuring hunger does not kill more people than COVID-19 in Africa

Ensuring hunger does not kill more people than COVID-19 in Africa

With the global spread of the COVID-19, and gradual lock downs in cities and countries across Africa, I have new fears - that starvation and hunger are mounting threats for people across continent. These fears are hinged on the realization that it is planting season in most parts of the Continent, and yet farmers are being asked to sit at [...]

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    Coronavirus pandemic: An exposé of falseness at the highest level in Nigeria

Coronavirus pandemic: An exposé of falseness at the highest level in Nigeria

A few minutes ago, I heard over the news that a lawmaker of the Federal Republic of Nigeria passed on last night in the United Kingdom (UK). How many foreign leaders come here to die? I guess she died because they stopped attending to her, because United Kingdom is very busy attending to its citizens. This should serve as a [...]

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    A letter to Abba Kyari in isolation

A letter to Abba Kyari in isolation

Dear Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, I have not come to gloat over your affliction by coronavirus (COVID-19); I have come to sympathise with you and to wish you strength as you pull through this deadly infection. But I will not express my sympathies without some censuring. Really, I believe coronavirus is an inevitable doom. It has [...]

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    Tribute to Prince Ajibola at 86

Tribute to Prince Ajibola at 86

I am honoured to pay this tribute to a man with whom I am proud to identify as his first child (apologies to my brother Segun Ajibola SAN!), a friend and a priceless mentor, H.E. Judge Bola Ajibola SAN, KBE, Nigeria’s pioneer and one of its foremost arbitrators, one time President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Hon. Attorney General and Minister of Justice [...]

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    Corona chronicles

Corona chronicles

This is my third commentary on the Corona virus pestilence (see “E ku Corona o” – ThisDay, March 3, and “Amala and the Corona virus patient” – ThisDay, March 10), and now, three weeks later, the most important subject still remains this mysterious plague that has changed the way we live, the way we think, the nature and character of [...]

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    Covid-19 and the fake news virus

Covid-19 and the fake news virus

Have you heard the news? If you chew heaps of garlic, gulp litres of chloroquine, drink water every 15 minutes, stay in saunas for one hour, take hot bath every two hours, stop eating ice creams, swallow vitamin C tablets every minute, slurp bowls of lemon water at every opportunity, and smoke marijuana more than Fela, Bob Marley and Peter [...]

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    Absentee president in a season of coronavirus

Absentee president in a season of coronavirus

If citizens of the world didn’t know that they lived in a global village, the COVID-19, otherwise known as the Corona Virus, has demonstrated this starkly. Virtually all parts of the world have paused on account of the ravaging pestilence, with very earth-shaking implications for the global economy. Even world leaders with war-like inclinations have come to realize, to their [...]

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