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Oshiomhole: Further humiliation awaits the humiliator-in-chief

           By Tony Afejuku Let me state urgently that I am dwelling on the current topic very much against my good sense of judgment. I had promised myself as far back as Friday, August 9, 2019, that I would no longer comment on Edo politics, particularly on the bad quarrel between Adams Oshiomhole and Godwin Obaseki …

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Retooling the Almajiri

By Felix Oboagwina Covering the transition programme of the Third Republic in the 1990s meant I travelled much. Prior to that time, I never crossed the River Niger Northwards, although Dad and Mum told me they took me as a baby up to Bacita and Jebba in Kwara State during my father’s many transfers under G. Cappa Nigeria Limited, the …

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COVID-19: The Decline of Global Remittances Puts Rural Families at Risk

By Pedro de Vasconcelos The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic could push rural families even deeper into poverty and threaten global prosperity and stability The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the loss of millions of jobs in the developed and developing world. Migrant workers are among the most directly affected. They work in economic sectors …

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IF COVID PERSISTS AFTER 3 DAYS, CONSULT…

By Felix Oboagwina True story: My friend, Bunmi A.F., living in Ire-Akari Estate Lagos had sensations of what he feared related to COVID-19 symptoms and immediately embarked on self-isolation from his wife and two kindergarten kids in a portion of their three-bedroom flat. He dialled the publicised hotline of the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), asking for immediate evacuation …

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Tony Enahoro: A Noble Life of State Pardons

By Peter Enahoro (Peter Pan) Older heads in the Enahoro clan know enough about political state pardons not to get excited by it. It is not a pension annuity, not a war decoration or a medal for exceptional services to society. You don’t even get to have a handshake with the President. What’s to celebrate? You don’t get a State …

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Death, The Ultimate Leveller

By Joseph Okonmah  With the death on Friday, April 17 ,2020 of Mallam Abba Kyari, the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammad Buhari, at a highbrow hospital in Lagos, it is very obvious that death is the ultimate leveller of mankind. According to James Shirley in his poem, Death the Leveller, he depicted death in the third stanza as …

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Social distancing is imperative now. Fiscal distancing is not – Akinwumi Adesina

The African Development Bank estimates that Covid-19 could cost Africa a GDP loss between $22.1 billion and $88.3 billion in the worst case scenario These are very difficult days, as the world faces one of its worst challenges ever: the novel coronavirus pandemic. And it seems almost no nation is spared. As infection rates rise, so does panic across financial markets, …

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