Decentralised security architecture will reduce insecurity – Enekwechi

AN Awka based legal practitioner, GC Enekwechi has commended the federal government for its resolve to reform the police but cautioned that...

Ogbuawa, tribute to quintessential community leader

THE medieval literary icon, William Shakespeare in his literary masterpiece penned an immortal saying that “When beggars die, there are no comets...

Worrisome signs of COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

IT has been nine months since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19, caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a...

COVID-19 vaccine: Vaccinate children to protect the elderly

SEVERAL COVID-19 vaccines are in late-stage clinical trials. So discussion is turning to who should receive these vaccines first, should they be...

COVID-19: Everyone on earth can’t get vaccine

AN ESTIMATED 3 billion people in low-income countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America are likely to lack access to a COVID-19...

Why males may have worse response to COVID-19

IF YOU ask most women about how their male relatives, partners and friends respond to being sick, they'll often tell you with...

COVID-19 reveals how obesity’s harms in real time, not just over lifetime

THE COVID-19 pandemic has thrust the obesity epidemic once again into the spotlight, revealing that obesity is no longer a disease that...

As Okonjo-Iweala’s battle for soul of WTO continues

LAST week, the United States blocked the appointment of Ngozi  Okonjo-Iweala,  former Finance Minister of Nigeria and an ex-managing director at the...

Nigeria to quit membership of Int’l organisations – Onyeama

THE federal government is considering quitting some international organisations over paucity of funds going by the statement of Minister of Foreign Affairs,...

COVID-19, defeatable if countries unite

JUST 10 days after calling a national lockdown “the height of absurdity”, the prime minister announced on Saturday evening a four-week national...

Study suggests coronavirus antibodies fade over time

NEWLY released research suggests that levels of antibodies against the coronavirus have declined across the UK population since testing began. Having randomly...

Health insurers, telehealth and COVID-19 demands

IN less than a year, telehealth has gone from a niche rarity to a common practice. Its ability to ensure physical distance,...

Okonjo-Iweala and Africa’s WTO moment

Yesterday’s news of overwhelming endorsement of Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala by about two third of member countries for the vacant director-general position of...

Understanding ‘aerosol transmission’, key to controlling Coronavirus

IMAGINE you think there are mice in your house. You can see the evidence – mouse droppings; gnawed or damaged skirting boards;...

Statistical literacy and pandemic fatalities

IN the institute where I used to work a few years ago, a rare non-infectious illness hit five colleagues in quick succession....

Time of social communication challenge: Let’s save ourselves

SOCIAL Communication is a very dicey thing. It can finish a thriving society or revive a dying one in one swoop. The...

Media muted women’s voices during COVID-19

COVID-19 has distressed societies to the core. Among the fault lines it has exposed is the fact that gender bias remains rampant...

Scientific rift, distraction in fight against COVID-19

THE cardinal rule of Coronavirus policy is that you must follow “the science”. Or, at the very least, you must say that...

Skills gap for youths in age of COVID-19

WITH the COVID-19 pandemic causing a projected loss of 195 million jobs, dismaying interruptions to education and a disproportionate impact on vulnerable...

COVID-19 compromises gender equality

THE pandemic has without doubt affected men and women in a different manner. It has resulted in affecting adversely the economic, social,...

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FG recoups N416b from companies’ income tax in Q3

FEDERAL government's revenue from Company Income Tax (CIT) rose slightly to N416.01 billion as of the end of the third quartre of...

66% of rural Nigerian children illiterate – FG

FEDERAL government yesterday, disclosed that 66 per cent of Nigerian children in rural areas could neither read nor write.

Senate seeks extra N9b for Nigeria railway

THE Senate yesterday, demanded additional N9 billion for Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) in 2021 budget.   Chairman of Senate...

APGA names Obiano as Ojukwu’s successor

ALL Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) yesterday, nominated Gov. Willie Obiano to be the late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu's successor.

Obiano tasks church leaders on COVID -19 protocols

... Condoles Ekwegbalu, Adinike families ANAMBRA State Governor, Willie Obiano has called on church leaders and managers of...

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