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Politics and Nigeria’s Electricity Sector by  Reuben Abati 

  While Nigerians are busy with the management of COVID-19 and its many fall-outs, fire has been burning in other aspects of national life which require equal attention both now and after COVID-19 – the increasing spate of insecurity in...

Grieving Your Losses – Oge Modie

  View this email in your browser   Oge, Chief of Staff to the  former Honourable Minister of State, Petroleum Resources and she was also the ex- Coordinator of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources’ Project Management Office. She is a prolific writer...

Africa, Eid-al-Fitr and The Virus by Reuben Abati 

        This year's eid-al-fitr, the Muslim festival marking the end of the month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast for 29 or 30 days, in observance of one of the Five Pillars of Islam, was celebrated on Saturday and Sunday May 23/24,...

Dealing with the deadly concoction of disease and disaster By Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary-General

  By Patricia Scotland, Commonwealth Secretary-General Today in India and Bangladesh, millions of people are hunkered down in shelters, many with masks on their faces - a chilling reminder of the COVID-19 outbreak that still grips the densely populated countries. Forced...

COVID-19 and Nigerian Banks by  Reuben Abati 

  The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the entire world – the future of everything and the world of work, but perhaps the most visible effect of this disruption is most felt in the financial services sector, the markets and the...

Akinwumi Adesina: Best Man for the AfDB By Reuben Abati 

        The Board of Governors and the Ethics Committee of the African Development Bank (AfDB) have given Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, the Bank's President, a clean bill of health in a report dated May 5, wherein it is stated that Adesina...

We must leverage the ‘Commonwealth Advantage’ to counter the economic fallout of COVID-19 By Patricia Scotland,Secretary-General

  The world is bracing for a massive hit to the global economy in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Experts have warned of a US$1-2 trillion shortfall in global income this year, while world trade could contract by...

Abba Kyari: A Death By  Reuben Abati 

        Aso Villa, Nigeria's seat of presidential power is bereaved. On Friday, April 17, 2020, it recorded its first major casualty of the Corona Virus disease, in the person of the President's Chief of Staff, Malam Abba Kyari. With Kyari's...

Now That Abba Kyari is Dead

  By Simon Kolawole On January 18, 2020, when I first read of the new coronavirus on the BBC website, my heart missed a beat because of what China means to the world. The headline was: “New virus in China ‘will...

ABBA Kyari: Demonizing A Good Man

  Article was first published July 4, 2019.   By Idris Mustapha A day after some so-called APC Concerned Stakeholders staged a protest in Abuja calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to do away with his former Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, I...
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Another teenage female student gang-raped, stabbed to death in Ibadan

  Barely a week after a female university student was gang-raped and murdered in Benin City, Edo State, another student...
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Hunger Games – The Socioeconomic Divide and the Response to Disease Outbreaks

  By Dr Adaeze Oreh   The global count of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has since passed the six million mark, close to half a million families...

Looking beyond COVID-19: Developing Nigeria’s healthcare system

  By Daniel Obaseki The current COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm and shaken the health systems worldwide. Nations that apparently had advanced and...

After self-isolation, Abia Gov. Ikpeazu says test negative for COVID-19

        After some days in self-isolation for being unwell, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State says he has tested negative for COVID-19.   The governor also said...

COVID-19: FG lists guidelines for reopening of churches, mosques

    guidelines are baseline for states, free to introduce other conditions Ahead of the reopening of churches and mosques nationwide, the Federal Government on Tuesday released...