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Index cases across nigeria

Index cases across nigeria

The Federal Government of Nigeria late last year chose to acknowledge the immense contributions of a score and three Nigerians who robustly added values to the services of the country. Expectedly, Professor Is-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede, Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, made the list of superlatively productive individuals. This did not come as a surprise to Nigerians and oth... »

Covid 19 issue arising across the globe

Covid 19 issue arising across the globe

The Federal Government of Nigeria late last year chose to acknowledge the immense contributions of a score and three Nigerians who robustly added values to the services of the country. Expectedly, Professor Is-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede, Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, made the list of superlatively productive individuals. This did not come as a surprise to Nigerians and oth... »

Baseball history,and rural america

Baseball history,and rural america

The Federal Government of Nigeria late last year chose to acknowledge the immense contributions of a score and three Nigerians who robustly added values to the services of the country. Expectedly, Professor Is-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede, Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, made the list of superlatively productive individuals. This did not come as a surprise to Nigerians and oth... »

When Did People Start Eating in Restaurants?

When Did People Start Eating in Restaurants?

The Federal Government of Nigeria late last year chose to acknowledge the immense contributions of a score and three Nigerians who robustly added values to the services of the country. Expectedly, Professor Is-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede, Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, made the list of superlatively productive individuals. This did not come as a surprise to Nigerians and oth... »

The Ibrahim Gambari I Know By Festus Ogun

The Ibrahim Gambari I Know By Festus Ogun

Continued from last week Wednesday The judiciary has sold their prestige for a mess of pottage. A few example would suffice. The judiciary has been thoroughly politicized that I am afraid that it may now be unsalvageable. The purpose of an election in a democracy is to be free to choose who would be leaders and who will rule us. There may be some wobbles along the way but nothing can trump the iss... »

Hingham students excel in national history contest

Hingham students excel in national history contest

Continued from last week Wednesday The judiciary has sold their prestige for a mess of pottage. A few example would suffice. The judiciary has been thoroughly politicized that I am afraid that it may now be unsalvageable. The purpose of an election in a democracy is to be free to choose who would be leaders and who will rule us. There may be some wobbles along the way but nothing can trump the iss... »

MHS students qualify for national history competition

MHS students qualify for national history competition

Continued from last week Wednesday The judiciary has sold their prestige for a mess of pottage. A few example would suffice. The judiciary has been thoroughly politicized that I am afraid that it may now be unsalvageable. The purpose of an election in a democracy is to be free to choose who would be leaders and who will rule us. There may be some wobbles along the way but nothing can trump the iss... »

Museum Day: Enjoy country’s most stunning museums

Museum Day: Enjoy country’s most stunning museums

Continued from last week Wednesday The judiciary has sold their prestige for a mess of pottage. A few example would suffice. The judiciary has been thoroughly politicized that I am afraid that it may now be unsalvageable. The purpose of an election in a democracy is to be free to choose who would be leaders and who will rule us. There may be some wobbles along the way but nothing can trump the iss... »

HK politicians to propose correcting anti-mainland education at national two sessions

HK politicians to propose correcting anti-mainland education at national two sessions

Continued from last week Wednesday The judiciary has sold their prestige for a mess of pottage. A few example would suffice. The judiciary has been thoroughly politicized that I am afraid that it may now be unsalvageable. The purpose of an election in a democracy is to be free to choose who would be leaders and who will rule us. There may be some wobbles along the way but nothing can trump the iss... »

Nigeria and the rule of law – Part 2

Nigeria and the rule of law – Part 2

Continued from last week Wednesday The judiciary has sold their prestige for a mess of pottage. A few example would suffice. The judiciary has been thoroughly politicized that I am afraid that it may now be unsalvageable. The purpose of an election in a democracy is to be free to choose who would be leaders and who will rule us. There may be some wobbles along the way but nothing can trump the iss... »

COVID-19 impact on legal system in Nigeria is devastating, says Etomi

COVID-19 impact on legal system in Nigeria is devastating, says Etomi

George Etomi is the first Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Section on Business Law and Principal Partner of George Etomi & Partners. In this interview with YETUNDE AYOBAMI OJO, he spoke about the impact COVID-19 is likely to have on the legal system, going forward and how it may likely change the face of Nigeria’s democracy. What do you think about the lockdown on some states as... »

Nigeria’s Anti-Piracy Law Misses the Mark

Nigeria’s Anti-Piracy Law Misses the Mark

Nigeria’s June 2019 law on piracy and other maritime offences is an important step in securing the country’s coastline and seas. But the legislation fails to account for the links between piracy and other crimes, especially at the transnational level. According to the ICC International Maritime Bureau, actual and attempted piracy and armed robberies against ships on Africa’s West... »

The Health Crisis is Changing Peruvian Politics

The Health Crisis is Changing Peruvian Politics

15021 LIMA, Peru – It took me 10 years of living in Lima and the coronavirus lockdown to finally tour downtown on my bike. As anyone who knows this chaotic and heavily congested city can attest, drivers here are among the most impatient and reckless in the Western Hemisphere, and a huge deterrent for those limeños who want to get around on two wheels. But now, with private vehicles banned from cir... »

Analyzing the political pressures of COVID-19 will help us understand what a post-pandemic world might look like.

Analyzing the political pressures of COVID-19 will help us understand what a post-pandemic world might look like.

Appreciating the politics of the pandemic  DONATEFR HOT TOPICS SPECIAL FEATURES MULTIMEDIA EVENTS ABOUT Published by Analyzing the political pressures of COVID-19 will help us understand what a post-pandemic world might look like. Marie-Eve Desrosiers, Philippe Lagassé May 8, 2020  SHARE STORY The pandemic is political. While COVID-19 is essentially a public health crisis with massive economic eff... »

What the Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Reads While She Works Image

What the Novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Reads While She Works Image

Adichie, whose 2006 novel “Half of a Yellow Sun” is being rereleased in paperback, likes to read poetry while writing, “as a way of immersing myself in language, of luring back my own words.” What books are on your nightstand? “One Day I Will Write About This Place,” by the late Binyavanga Wainaina, a great prose stylist and one of my closest friends in the world, is kept always on my bedside beca... »

Black Novelist Colson Whitehead Enters Elite Literary Territory With His Second Pulitzer as Three African-Americans Win on Same Day

Black Novelist Colson Whitehead Enters Elite Literary Territory With His Second Pulitzer as Three African-Americans Win on Same Day

Black novelist Colson Whitehead has become the fourth writer to have won two Pulitzer Prizes for fiction, and on the same day The New York Times reporter Nikole Hannah-Jones and California music professor Anthony Davis also were African-Americans honored by the Pulitzer committee. Whitehead was the recipient of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for fiction on Monday for his 2019 novel “Nickel Boys.” The nov... »

Oil price crashes into negative territory for the first time in history amid pandemic

Oil price crashes into negative territory for the first time in history amid pandemic

Oil price crashes into negative territory for the first time in history amid pandemic Stephanie Kelly NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. crude oil futures collapsed below $0 on Monday for the first time in history, amid a coronavirus-induced supply glut, ending the day at a stunning minus $37.63 a barrel as desperate traders paid to get rid of oil. Brent crude, the international benchmark, also slump... »

Let Africa into the market for COVID-19 diagnostics

Let Africa into the market for COVID-19 diagnostics

‘. The first case of COVID-19 in Africa was reported in Egypt on 14 February 2020. Since then, 52 countries in Africa have reported more than 30,000 cases and about 1,400 deaths from the new coronavirus. This count is likely to be an underestimate; Ethiopia has run about 11,000 tests — only 10 for every 100,000 people. Much-richer South Africa has run about 280 per 100,000. For Australia, th... »

Knowledge and attitude of reproductive age group (15–49) women towards Ethiopian current abortion law and associated factors in Bahir Dar city

Knowledge and attitude of reproductive age group (15–49) women towards Ethiopian current abortion law and associated factors in Bahir Dar city

Unsafe abortion accounts for nearly 60% of all gynecologic admissions and almost 30% of all obstetric and gynecologic admissions. Studies on abortion in Ethiopia have given less attention to women’s perceptions and experiences of abortion laws. Although the 2005 revised abortion law allows women to access safe abortion services, still unsafe abortion is one of the leading causes of pregnancy-relat... »

ACF Blocks Provides Assortment of Blocks Built from Advanced Custom Fields Pro

ACF Blocks Provides Assortment of Blocks Built from Advanced Custom Fields Pro

Over the weekend, Munir Kamal released version 2.0 of his ACF Blocks plugin, a project that creates a suite of blocks for the editor. The plugin offers 18 custom blocks in its free version and 15 more in the pro upgrade. It is built on top of Advanced Custom Fields Pro (ACF Pro). The latest update of the plugin added support for typography, including options for using various Google Fonts for in-b... »

New Microsoft Teams Partner Advanced Specializations: Calling and Teamwork Deployment

New Microsoft Teams Partner Advanced Specializations: Calling and Teamwork Deployment

  As Microsoft Teams continues to rapidly grow, Microsoft has announced two new Microsoft Partner Advanced Specializations. Microsoft award partners with “competencies”, such as a gold partner in X, then on top, “Advanced Specializations”. A competency measures a partner’s broad technical capability in a Microsoft product or technology. An advanced specialization measures more in-depth capabi... »

Exercises for Sex: 15 Moves to Get Your Blood Flowing to All the Right Places

Exercises for Sex: 15 Moves to Get Your Blood Flowing to All the Right Places

Before we get started, we want to make something very clear: Folks of all body shapes, sizes, fitness levels, and abilities can have great sex (despite what you see in mainstream porn). “There are plenty of pleasurable sexual activities and sex positions that don’t require a ton of strength, mobility, or stamina that are still intimate and orgasmic,” says clinical sexologist Megan Stubbs, EdD. The... »

On Politics: What Reopening Really Means

On Politics: What Reopening Really Means

Where things stand Internally, the Trump administration is projecting that the coronavirus could kill as many as 3,000 people a day by the start of next month. Externally, President Trump is pressuring states to reopen. This all raises a question that can feel hard to even ask out loud: Is the administration prepared for more Americans to die as it seeks a quicker economic recovery? The private pr... »

On Politics: Dissolving the Coronavirus Task Force

On Politics: Dissolving the Coronavirus Task Force

. President Trump said on Tuesday that the White House would soon dissolve its coronavirus task force, which has been the administration’s main source of expert advice on the pandemic and the central planning body for its response. “We will have something in a different form,” Trump said as he toured a Honeywell mask manufacturing plant in Arizona. Already, the president has stopped tying his dail... »

Why Warlike One-Upmanship Works to Russia’s Benefit

Why Warlike One-Upmanship Works to Russia’s Benefit

Winston Churchill’s truism that Russia is “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma” remains as acute as it was when he articulated it during an October 1939 BBC radio address. It verges on impossible to forecast what Moscow will do tactically. What it will do strategically, however, is more intelligible and thus more predictable. Perhaps, added the future prime minister, “there is a key” to... »

Why are US-Russia relations so challenging?

After the USSR collapsed, many in the United States assumed that once the Russians had thrown off the shackles of Soviet communism they would want to join the West and become more like Americans and Europeans. The U.S sent political and economic advisers to work with officials and people in the nascent private sector to promote democracy and markets. But it turned out that centuries of Russian and... »

This Day In History – May 5

This Day In History – May 5

1862: Mexican army defeats invading French forces in the Battle of Puebla. May 5 is now Mexico’s National Day, Cinco de Mayo. OTHER EVENTS 1494: During his second voyage to the Western Hemisphere, Christopher Columbus first sights Jamaica. 1570: Turkey declares war on Venice for refusing to surrender Cyprus. Spain comes to Venice’s aid, but the Turks conquer Cyprus fully three years la... »

Russian author defends gulag-era story as TV series provokes backlash

Russian author defends gulag-era story as TV series provokes backlash

Russian writer Guzel Yakhina Show caption Russia Russian author defends gulag-era story as TV series provokes backlash Literary star Guzel Yakhina shocked by emotional ‘cabin fever’ response to dramatisation Andrew Roth in Moscow Sun 3 May 2020 03.30 EDT Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via Email The Russian novelist Guzel Yakhina had learned to live with the persistent buzz of controversy s... »

He Found One of Stalin’s Mass Graves. Now He’s in Jail.

He Found One of Stalin’s Mass Graves. Now He’s in Jail.

SANDARMOKH, Russia — The day began, like many others in her childhood years, with hours of tramping through an insect-infested forest with the family dog while her eccentric father, Yuri Dmitriev, wandered off to hunt in vain for corpses buried among the trees. On that day more than 20 years ago, however, Mr. Dmitriev, an amateur but very determined historian, finally found the gruesome prize he h... »

Africa has a question for Beijing: will you forgive us our debt?

Africa has a question for Beijing: will you forgive us our debt?

Analysts say China needs to be careful in how it responds to calls for debt relief in Africa or risk losing influence. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen Diplomacy Africa has a question for Beijing: will you forgive us our debt? Chinese state banks have poured billions into the continent as part of the controversial belt and road infrastructure scheme But it is unclear how Beijing will respond to calls for... »

Opinion: COVID-19 highlights need to boost resilience of Africa’s rural poor

Opinion: COVID-19 highlights need to boost resilience of Africa’s rural poor

Farmers at work in Lisungwi, Malawi. Photo by: Melissa Cooperman / IFPRI / CC BY-NC-ND The current COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to contain it are significantly impacting countries around the world, regardless of their level of income or economic development. Apart from the novel coronavirus’ tragic toll in terms of human health and lives lost, government-imposed rules and restrictions on movement... »

The remarkable resurgence of Ben Enwonwu who was already Africa’s greatest contemporary artist

The remarkable resurgence of Ben Enwonwu who was already Africa’s greatest contemporary artist

A few recent discoveries of long-lost works by Africa’s greatest contemporary artist, Ben Enwonwu, are leading to a reexamination of his legacy. How is it that the works of a man who in 1949 would be named Africa’s greatest contemporary artist by Time magazine, would decades later be gathering dust, long-forgotten in an apartment in London or in a family house in Texas? At the height of his career... »

COVID-19, locusts and floods: East Africa’s triple dilemma

COVID-19, locusts and floods: East Africa’s triple dilemma

A desert locust swarm in Kipsing, near Oldonyiro, Isiolo county, Kenya. The current situation in East Africa remains extremely alarming as hopper bands and an increasing number of new swarms are forming in Kenya, southern Ethiopia and Somalia. ©FAO/Sven Torfinn, used with permission. COVID-19, desert locusts or torrential rains and floods — where should East Africa focus its attention among this “... »

Could Sadio Mane become Africa’s greatest of all time?

Could Sadio Mane become Africa’s greatest of all time?

The Liverpool star’s rise to the pinnacle of European football has been admirable, but could he go down as the outright best ever in Africa? Article continues below Mane’s journey from the streets of Bambali, Senegal to one of the historic clubs in the world has certainly been admirable. The attacker probably never imagined just how much he’d achieve when he began his professional career, and espe... »

OBITUARY: Akinjide, ‘legal mathematician’ whose ’12 two-thirds defence’ sealed Shagari’s victory

OBITUARY: Akinjide, ‘legal mathematician’ whose ’12 two-thirds defence’ sealed Shagari’s victory

On September 26, 1979, weeks after the presidential election that saw the emergence of Shehu Shagari of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) as president, Richard Akinjide stood before a panel of seven supreme court justices and convinced them that two-thirds of 19 states was ”12 two-thirds”, and not 13. As the counsel to Shagari whose victory was being challenged by Obafemi Awolowo of the Unity Pa... »

crisis spells doom for Putin’s dreams of rebuilding the Soviet empire

crisis spells doom for Putin’s dreams of rebuilding the Soviet empire

The tide of history ebbs and flows, with decades of relative stability interspersed by periods of rapid and dramatic change. We may now be entering one such period, with the disruptive role of the coronavirus crisis creating new realities across the planet. This is particularly true of the former Soviet world, where the crash in energy prices caused by the pandemic poses existential challenges to ... »

Why the Chernobyl disaster is resonating loudly 34 years on

Why the Chernobyl disaster is resonating loudly 34 years on

Radiation safety expert, Professor Roger Uren, takes the TODAY team through the continuing clean-up thirty years after Chernobyl. Barbs and outrage are flying thick and fast over different world governments’ responses to the coronavirus crisis – but another disaster in recent history should have provided a salient lesson in dismissing a problem. This week saw the 34th anniversary of th... »

What was ordinary life like in the USSR?

What was ordinary life like in the USSR?

Arkady Shaikhed/MAMM/MDF “Thank you, Comrade Stalin, for our happy childhood!” This phrase coined at an athletic parade on the Red Square in 1936 soon became one of the most memorable Soviet propaganda slogans. Indeed, childhood in the Soviet Union was not without its merits. Parental leave in the USSR was only six months long before it was extended to 18 months in the 1970s. Children had to socia... »

10 Years Later: Metro Crash That Killed Nine Was an ‘Unbelievable Nightmare

10 Years Later: Metro Crash That Killed Nine Was an ‘Unbelievable Nightmare

10 Years Later: Metro Crash That Killed Nine Was an ‘Unbelievable Nightmare’ It’s been a decade since the deadliest incident in Metro’s history By Carissa DiMargo, Adam Tuss, Matthew Stabley, Tracee Wilkins, NBC4 staff and Associated Press • Published June 20, 2019• Updated on June 21, 2019 at 3:53 pm Radar: 2:30 p.m. Gerald Herbert/AP Investigators and officials look over the collisio... »

The 25 Moments From American History That Matter Right Now

The 25 Moments From American History That Matter Right Now

The dates most Americans remember (July 4, 1776, for example) work as shorthand for signal events. Change takes place across decades, but individual moments remind us what came before and how we got to where we are. So, with Americans celebrating their country at a time of widespread disagreement about what it stands for, TIME asked 25 acclaimed experts in U.S. history to nominate moments that res... »

Breaking Down Paul George’s Evolution Into A 3-Point Sniper

Breaking Down Paul George’s Evolution Into A 3-Point Sniper

As a 24-year-old and the best player on the 2014 Pacers, a title-contender desperately trying to get over the hump, Paul George was on the cusp of stardom. He was already in the same room as LeBron James and other MVP candidates by the sheer respect he earned across the league, but he wasn’t sitting at the same table. Ad While the end of Indiana’s run as East powerhouses left a sour taste in peopl... »

Berlin Wall fall: The unbelievable moment that changed the world forever

Berlin Wall fall: The unbelievable moment that changed the world forever

Berlin Wall fall: The unbelievable moment that changed the world forever Berlin Wall fall: The unbelievable moment that changed the world forever The night of November 9th 1989 was a hist Ahead of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th, we looked back at the moment the unbelievable happened – and how it changed the world. Günter Schabowski scratches his head, puts on h... »

Texas’ African American studies course was approved without rancor because we are finally seeing how valuable it is

Texas’ African American studies course was approved without rancor because we are finally seeing how valuable it is

. Pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman stands on the wheel of a plane in this 1920s photo. Coleman gave exhibition flights in the United States as well as Europe. She’s an example of a lesser-known figure in Texas history who might be featured in a newly approved African American studies course. Pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman stands on the wheel of a plane in this 1920s photo. Coleman gave exhibit... »

What’s Fact and What’s Fiction in Mrs. America

What’s Fact and What’s Fiction in Mrs. America

. Mrs. America, the new FX miniseries from creator Dahvi Waller, tells the story of the women’s liberation movement through the compelling and contentious women who shaped it. The nine-episode historical drama, whose first three episodes are now streaming on Hulu, focuses primarily on the political struggle surrounding the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment and the unexpected backlash led ... »

Stone Cold Blows Up DX Express and the Most Outlandish Stunts in WWE History

Stone Cold Blows Up DX Express and the Most Outlandish Stunts in WWE History

WWE CEO Vince McMahon has never shied away from emphasizing the entertainment element of professional wrestling, realizing that hooking in audiences through larger-than-life stories and feats is as important as the in-ring action. As a result, WWE has been home to some of the most unforgettable stunts in wrestling history. From vehicular assaults to jaw-dropping displays of strength, fans have wit... »

MCSWAIN THEATRE OFFERS TREASURED HISTORY OF AMERICAN ENTERTAINMENT

MCSWAIN THEATRE OFFERS TREASURED HISTORY OF AMERICAN ENTERTAINMENT

ADA, Okla. – Like a sentinel standing at the corner of Main and Townsend Streets for a century, the grand McSwain Theatre and the community it serves have experienced many changes. However, the original mission continues – to provide quality family friendly entertainment. Longtime Ada resident Billie Floyd has witnessed many of those changes — from childhood memories of performing on t... »

The Most Famous Man Nobody Knows

The Most Famous Man Nobody Knows

Newspapers in the 1890s reported that John Banvard was living in humble circumstances in Watertown, Dakota Territory. Humble was a far cry from circumstances to which Banvard once was accustomed. Banvard (1815-1891) had built a mansion, met the Queen of England and had been the richest artist in the Western World. Banvard built his reputation and fortune as the creator of the largest painting in t... »

The Pandemic Will Accelerate History Rather Than Reshape It Not Every Crisis Is a Turning Point By

The Pandemic Will Accelerate History Rather Than Reshape It Not Every Crisis Is a Turning Point By

A doctor puts on protective goggles before entering an isolation ward in Wuhan, China, January 2020 China Daily / Via Reuters We are going through what by every measure is a great crisis, so it is natural to assume that it will prove to be a turning point in modern history. In the months since the appearance of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, analysts have differed over the ... »

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Trailer Breakdown; Viking History, Story, Hidden Blade, And More

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Trailer Breakdown; Viking History, Story, Hidden Blade, And More

Ubisoft devs did their own breakdown of the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla trailer and we have all the details here. Within the wave of news amid the official announcement of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, developers at Ubisoft did their own breakdown of the reveal trailer. The four-minute cinematic trailer showcases the game’s Viking era setting, story premise, and what’s to come f... »

No God Is Punishing Us With COVID-19

No God Is Punishing Us With COVID-19

Among the many different Nigerian interpretations of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I have extracted three. First is the Minister of State, Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, who claimed God allowed the disease to afflict the human race “only to redirect our steps back to Him.” He urged us to beg God for forgiveness to end the global epidemic. Second is Apostle Johnson Suleman of the Omega Fire... »

Football brotherhood, friends for life –The story of 1977

Today, again, I am going back in history to an unforgettable day in the calendar of Nigerian football. I don’t know the exact dates, but the two matches took place between October and November of 1977. As a mark of how important those dates and matches were, some three years ago, I was invited by Mr. Benson Ejindu, a patron of Rangers International Football Club, based in Atlanta, Georgia, as a sp... »

Workers’ Day like no other

Workers’ Day like no other

a Today is Workers’ Day, also widely known as May Day. In the past, it was celebrated with much fun and pageantry, with workers all over the world organising lectures, march pasts, get-togethers and other activities. But this year’s May Day, the first time in the history of Workers’ Day, will be celebrated like no other. There is not going to be any march past, no lecture, celebration nor gatherin... »

Odegbami: Nigeria’s Sports Hall Of Shame!

Odegbami: Nigeria’s Sports Hall Of Shame!

Most countries in the developed world have a Hall of Fame. This is a structure housing memorials to heroes and famous individuals in a particular sector. The best known is in Sports. It is the highest honour for an athlete to be inducted into his country’s Hall of Fame. Nigeria did not have any such institution until 1998, when the Federal Government established the first ever Sports Hall of Fame ... »

11 burning questions about 5G answered

11 burning questions about 5G answered

  Just a few days into the lockdown on major cities in Nigeria, a lot of persons have gradually settled in on life without the usual daily commute in a bustling city like Lagos, Nigeria. Consequently, the Internet has become a lot more important as several services shifted online. So far, there’s been no slashing of data prices by telcos. On the contrary, network services have largely stayed ... »

5G, COVID-19 and history without end

5G, COVID-19 and history without end

Last week, I started a satirical illustration of how a novel 5G network has been wrongly connected to the outbreak of Covid19 pandemic. The satire comes with a lot of humour, pointing out how we allow legacy absurdities to rub us of opportunities to plan significantly for the future as we pursue mysticisms. This is the concluding part: Watching Trump make this declaration were Ajit Pai, Chairman o... »

Paradox of Leadership Failure in NDDC, Nigeria

Paradox of Leadership Failure in NDDC, Nigeria

Emmanuel Ekong, a Policy Advisor vents his frustration at the Federal Government for not being assertive and taking steps that would make Nigeria stop being used in country case studies of why nations fail I was taught at the Harris School of Public Policy (Kelly Center) University of Chicago that the very essence of public policy is to improve and ensure the best outcomes for common good. The sch... »

Nigeria’s silent killer: the deadly price of oil

Nigeria’s silent killer: the deadly price of oil

IN DEPTH Nigeria’s silent killer: the deadly price of oil Nine years ago, after publishing a comprehensive survey of the damage, the UN Environmental Programme (UNEP) called for the launch of a $1bn fund to clean up decades of oil spills there. It is a 600 square kilometre area full of shut-off oil wells and a labyrinth of ageing pipelines converge. The UN believed the environmental damage to Ogon... »

Paying tribute to Nigeria’s top scorer Rashidi Yekini

Paying tribute to Nigeria’s top scorer Rashidi Yekini

The Super Eagles’ all-time marksman’s place in the pantheon of football in the country and on the continent is unlikely to be forgotten Article continues below It’s rare that a goal celebration proves to be more iconic than what precedes it; yet, Rashidi Yekini’s outpouring of emotion after scoring Nigeria’s first against Bulgaria in 1994 was a shift from the norm. The Super Eagles’ number nine ha... »

Full text of President Buhari’s third national broadcast on coronavirus

Full text of President Buhari’s third national broadcast on coronavirus

I will start by commending you all for the resilience and patriotism that you have shown in our collective fight against the biggest health challenge of our generation. As at yesterday, 26th April 2020, some 3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been recorded globally with about 900,000 recoveries. Unfortunately, some 200,000 people have passed away as a result of this pandemic. The health sy... »

Deaths in Nigerian city raise concerns over undetected Covid-19 outbreaks

Deaths in Nigerian city raise concerns over undetected Covid-19 outbreaks

Nigeria’s president has announced an immediate two-week lockdown in Kano, the largest city in the north, after local reports of a big rise in deaths in recent days. The federal government would deploy “all the necessary human, material and technical resources” to support Kano state, Muhammadu Buhari said on Monday night. Doctors in Kano say they have seen a surge in fatal cases of pneumonia. But l... »

Nigeria in 1min: Economic, Business and Financial Headlines

Nigeria in 1min: Economic, Business and Financial Headlines

On the 27th of April 2020, 64 new confirmed cases and no deaths were recorded in Nigeria No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours. Till date, 1337 cases have been confirmed, 255 cases have been discharged and 40 deaths have been recorded in 32 states and the Federal Capital Territory The 64 new cases are reported from five states- Lagos (34), FCT (15), Borno (11), Taraba (2), Gombe (2... »

COVID 19: Impact and Opportunities for Financial Services Agents in Nigeria

COVID 19: Impact and Opportunities for Financial Services Agents in Nigeria

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on the global economy, with surging infections, cities under lockdown, businesses shutting down, travel restrictions, and staff layoffs. Forbes recently reported on the four basic ways the virus is impacting the world. First, supply chain failures because of the impact of the pandemic on China. The second harm results from the direct effects of illness in lost... »

Recognising opportunities in COVID-19 crisis

Recognising opportunities in COVID-19 crisis

  The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word ‘crisis’. One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger – but recognise the opportunity. (John F. Kennedy) ‘Close scrutiny will show that most crisis situations are opportunities for either advance or stay where you are’. (Maxwell Maltz) ‘Crisis and deadlocks when they occur have at leas... »

Plights of academics in Nigeria’s public universities

Plights of academics in Nigeria’s public universities

. As a matter of universal principle from John Lock and Thomas Hobbs perspectives, the primary responsibility of government all over the world is to protect her citizens, provide for her citizens and promote the welfare of her citizens. Failure to do these may suggest that the government is irresponsible and inconsequential. Workers are the engine house of the economy of every nation. Karl Marx pu... »

Oloyede, JAMB and the Verve of Marathoner

Oloyede, JAMB and the Verve of Marathoner

The Federal Government of Nigeria late last year chose to acknowledge the immense contributions of a score and three Nigerians who robustly added values to the services of the country. Expectedly, Professor Is-haq Olanrewaju Oloyede, Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, made the list of superlatively productive individuals. This did not come as a surprise to Nigerians and oth... »

JAMB and the quest to end admission fraud in varsities

JAMB and the quest to end admission fraud in varsities

Denying graduates opportunity to enrol for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), due to irregular admission process committed by their various institutions of higher learning, many academics affirm is like using a sledgehammer to crack a nut, writes UJUNWA ATUEYI. It all started in 2017, when the leadership of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) declared that it would no longer ... »

We shouldn’t be held responsible for students’ failure to enter law school, others –Adamu, NOUN VC

We shouldn’t be held responsible for students’ failure to enter law school, others –Adamu, NOUN VC

‌ The Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria, Prof Abdalla Adamu, speaks to OLALEYE ALUKO on the controversies over its law graduates’ ability to attend the Law School and other issues What would you describe as your challenges – the biggest one in recent times? Our biggest challenge last year was hackers. There are people who hack into our system. You see, NOUN has elevated it... »

I studied at hospital, police station, everywhere- Abiru, Nigerian Law School overall best student

I studied at hospital, police station, everywhere- Abiru, Nigerian Law School overall best student

‌ Mayowa Abiru was the overall best student of the six campuses of the Nigerian Law School in the 2018/2019 academic session. The 22-year-old, who is a graduate of Babcock University in Ogun State, tells TUNDE AJAJA his plans for the future and how he moved from having a second-class degree at the university to being the best law student in the country How best would you describe your recent acade... »

Nigeria, Others Turn To SWF Savings To Mitigate Oil Price Slump

Nigeria, Others Turn To SWF Savings To Mitigate Oil Price Slump

  Nigeria, Norway, Iran and other oil-producing countries have resorted to drawing down on savings in their sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) to help mitigate the impact of the global slump in crude prices largely induced by the COVID-19 pandemic. Oil price volatility has been worsened in the last few months owing to a supply glut due to low demand occasioned by the pandemic and price war among s... »

Greenwich Schools Chief Academic Officer to Join CT Dept of Education

Greenwich Schools Chief Academic Officer to Join CT Dept of Education

  Education Commissioner Dr. Miguel Cardona announced on Thursday that Greenwich Schools Chief Academic Officer Irene Parisi has joined the CT State Dept of Education to serve as Chief Academic Officer. Parisi will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the State Dept of Education’s Academic Office in the areas of Standards Implementation and Curriculum, Instruction, and working in p... »

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