Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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    Inner cities and local communities:  The critical battle grounds in the war against Covid-19

Inner cities and local communities:  The critical battle grounds in the war against Covid-19

BY NN’EMEKA MADUEGBUNA A few days ago, I stumbled upon a commercial on CNN by the Coalition Against Coronavirus (CACOVID). Althougha good commercial, it got me worried which led  to a tweet I made, enquiring  if the CACOVID communications campaign is also targeted at the inner cities and local communities. I do not yet have an answer to my poser. I am [...]

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    Coronavirus: A pandemic, a monster and many opportunities

Coronavirus: A pandemic, a monster and many opportunities

BY OLUMIDE DEJI OKE-OLAWUYI Suddenly, so suddenly, the world has changed, our lifestyles are re ordered, and things may never be the same again. Suddenly, so suddenly our political, economic and social realities have become disrupted. Never in recent history has the world been so hard hit by a pandemic like it is viciously being plundered by the Covid 19. It [...]

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    COVID-19 and the inevitable teaching dynamics

COVID-19 and the inevitable teaching dynamics

BY MUDASIRU OLALERE-YUSUF Necessity is said to be the mother of invention, and invariably it fuels action. The 2018 Spanish flu and its twin, the second world war which started the same year, led to the robust believe that the film will supplant the contemporary education. Thomas Edison in 1922 gleefully proclaimed that “the motion picture is destined to revolutionize our [...]

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    Inner cities and local communities: The critical battle grounds in the war against Covid-19

Inner cities and local communities: The critical battle grounds in the war against Covid-19

BY NN’EMEKA MADUEGBUNA  A few days ago, I stumbled upon a commercial on CNN by the Coalition Against Coronavirus (CACOVID). Although a good commercial, it got me worried which led to a tweet I made, enquiring if the CACOVID communications campaign is also targeted at the inner cities and local communities. I do not yet have an answer to my poser. [...]

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    Interrogating Nigerians’ deadly desires for their leaders

Interrogating Nigerians’ deadly desires for their leaders

BY ONYEMA OMENUWA The death of Abba Kyari, the President’s Chief of Staff (CoS), on April 17, 2020, throws to the fore, again, the peculiar way Nigerians respond to such deaths. Whenever a Nigerian public official, particularly a political officeholder, suffers any kind of misfortune, many a Nigerian responds with jubilation. As intriguing as this is,it has largely remained a constant, [...]

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    ECOWAS and COVID-19: Dressing ‘Ceasar’ in borrowed robes

ECOWAS and COVID-19: Dressing ‘Ceasar’ in borrowed robes

BY RAYMOND NKANNEBE As though the humiliation of Nigerians by the absent leadership they have been forced to contend with under President Muhammadu Buhari since the country recorded its index case of the Covid-19 global pandemic wasn’t enough, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) ─ a sub-regional political and economic organization (which has Nigeria as one of its prized [...]

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    Femi Fani-Kayode a spy? Really?

Femi Fani-Kayode a spy? Really?

BY SOLOMON MUSA The Article “Femi Fani- Kayode: the Spy Who Fooled Us” by one Dr. Bolaji O. Akinyemi captured my attention. Femi Fani-Kayode a Spy?A Spy? Really?. I gobbled the article quickly searching for proofs of betrayal. The author “exposed” FFK as “Judas Iscariot… with 30 pieces of silver in his pocket”. The proofs: that FFK is heir apparent of [...]

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    COVID-19: Nigeria and the price of incompetence

COVID-19: Nigeria and the price of incompetence

BY TURAKI HASSAN Nigerians, arise and pray. All people of faith, let’s pray for divine intervention against the ravaging scourge of #covid19. A new reality has dawned in our country. The reality of the looming danger and anarchy is already here as the reported daily cases of the lethal virus is now well above hundred despite lack of mass testing. Nigeria only [...]

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    Need to review Nigeria’s fight against coronavirus

Need to review Nigeria’s fight against coronavirus

BY ABUBAKAR D. UMAR As the second  segment of the two weeks lockdown of some states and the FCT expires it is not evident what other measures the FGN and some of those states will adopt to control and stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Total lockdown is an effective measure that can ensure social distancing but it is also not [...]

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    Need to engage our worthy rivals

Need to engage our worthy rivals

BY MIKE NDUKWE While I appreciate and congratulate Government and the NCDC for taking us this far, I think we should swallow our pride now and engage Ghana/South Africa on how to make our testing more efficient. That is the most sensible thing to do right now if we dream of flattening the infection curve anytime soon or relaxing the lockdown. [...]

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    Demographic lockdown: How Nigeria can keep its economy running while battling COVID-19

Demographic lockdown: How Nigeria can keep its economy running while battling COVID-19

BY EMEKA OBI Earlier this week, I had a conversation with a friend of mine and I relayed to him that my attention is presently on a project I hope to tidy up before the lockdown is relaxed next week. From nowhere he snorted "Obi, do you think this lockdown would end soon?" "Don't you know that it will probably be [...]

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    COVID-19 and its impact on achievement of the sustainable development goals

COVID-19 and its impact on achievement of the sustainable development goals

BY OYETOLA ODUYEMI When the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were unveiled in 2015, they were lauded as arguably the most robust and inclusive set of goals ever designed for global development, and certain to move the needle closer towards wide-ranging international advancement than ever before. Following publication of the SDGs Report 2019 and the SDG Summit 2019 and , a flurry [...]

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    As the numbers climb, 39 million Nigerians may be at risk of contracting COVID-19

As the numbers climb, 39 million Nigerians may be at risk of contracting COVID-19

BY SOLA AFOLAYAN The year 2020 brought with it high hopes that is typical of every new year. But right on its heels, was a virus-severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which caused the coronavirus disease. Given the high rate of transmission and no official cure or vaccination in sight, a global pandemic was declared. The disease, also known as COVID-19, [...]

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    Revisiting Soludo’s position

Revisiting Soludo’s position

BY KEN NJOKU Prof Soludo's corona thesis is quite detailed and remarkable, as usual. I couldn't read to the end but I did go far enough to grab the juice of his argument. He says the western world is attempting to eliminate the pandemic by trial and error. He opines that America is throwing any and everything at the menace. He holds [...]

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    COVID-19 and the lessons from Police Trust Fund

COVID-19 and the lessons from Police Trust Fund

BY ABDUSSAMAD DASUKI A recent development in our national life has reminded me of the foresight of the 8th National Assembly, and it’s important to restate it. This is the challenge that necessitated the passing of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund Bill into law. The bill was designed to tackle the uncertainty of funding Nigeria Police Force, and to serve as [...]

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    Abba Kyari: A rare gem with courage of personal conviction

Abba Kyari: A rare gem with courage of personal conviction

BY JALAL ARABI The Almighty Allah has decreed that “every soul shall taste death.” Indeed that has come to pass for Ya’ Abba and for us his loved ones and admirers world over. This is more pronounced in the encomiums showered on him and eulogies delivered at every opportunity of condolence. Indeed, the demise of Ya’Abba has brought to fore [...]

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