Rise, global spread of new COVID-19 variants

A NEW variant of coronavirus has swept across the United Kingdom and been detected in the United States, Canada and elsewhere. Scientists...

Healthy food vital in COVID-19 response

WHEN a pandemic hits, questions that immediately arise include what impact there will be on public health, the economy and other aspects...

Why delay restart of all sporting activities in Nigeria?

THE year 2020 was an Olympic year. The games never held. No thanks to the controversial COVID-19 pandemic that ravaged the world,...

The growing Descent to Savagery

WHEN the guns fell silent on the Biafran War, West African markets were flooded by a range of household utensils generally referred...

Trade digitisation supports COVID-19’s economic rebound

THE economic effect of the current global COVID-19 lockdown will be severe. An essential focus for supporting the economic rebound is to...

Building resilient countries after COVID-19 pandemic

IN 2020, the world witnessed what happens when a global risk becomes reality. Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have now passed 95 million...

All that jazz about Stingy Men’s Association of Nigeria

 I HAVE just been consulted to become the National Grand Patron of the newly formed Stingy Men's Association of Nigeria (SMAN).

De-Marketing Anambra State: Corruption is fighting back, but it will fail

THE Anambra State Government received an intelligence report in late 2018 that there were a number of properties in prime locations in...

COVID-19 exposes imbalance in global financial system

TO STEM the economic fallout from COVID-19, developed countries have injected an unprecedented US$9 trillion into their economies.  ...

History of ‘medical racism’ fuelling mistrust of COVID-19 vaccines

AS THE second wave of the pandemic sweeps through many countries, several COVID-19 vaccines are showing positive results in the final stages...

How COVID-19 changed perception of epidemics

THINK back to some of the things you learned about COVID-19 in 2020: information such as “fatality risk” and “incubation period”; the...

Proud to come from Anambra

PEOPLE living in Anambra State may not always appreciate the uniqueness of the state since the last few years until they hear...

COVID-19 immunity, reinfection, precautions

WITH some viruses, once you have been infected and have developed antibodies, you will be immune to that virus for life. Past...

Paying people to get COVID-19 vaccine won’t work

THE first COVID-19 vaccine to gain emergency use authorisation in the U.S. could roll out within days, as Pfizer and BioNTech's candidate...

How COVID-19 changed funding for higher education

THERE is a tendency to make a clear distinction between philanthropy and solidarity. Philanthropy is seen to be private in nature, to...

COVID-19 vaccine’s quick arrival, reason for trust

MOST of us have had endured some very dark days in 2020, whether trying to juggle working from home alongside schooling children,...

What’s promising, problematic about COVID-19 vaccines?

SCIENTISTS are working around the clock to develop and test vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of COVID-19.  ...

Engaging COVID-19 vaccine naysayers

THE COVID-19 vaccines, which are up to 95 per cent effective, have the potential to save millions of lives in the UK...

COVID-19: Pondering safety amid Christian festivities

ONE thing is certain. If more people mix together in enclosed, crowded and stuffy spaces, more people will become infected with COVID-19,...

Informal sector should be part of COVID-19 waste management policy

SOLID waste management is an important public health service because it helps to prevent the transmission of disease. It also has a...

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COVID-19: Cold war between elimination, suppression

A YEAR ago, when the World Health Organization published a report showing that China had shut down a highly contagious virus in...

Nigeria begins COVID-19 vaccination

A 42-year-old doctor,  Ngong Cyprian who has spent the past year treating COVID-19 patients today became the first person in Nigeria to...

Zimbabwe becomes first African country to use Indian COVID-19 vaccine

ZIMBABWE has approved the use of an Indian COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, becoming the first African country to sanction the jab, the Indian...

Plateau varsity to resume March 8 – VC

THE Vice-Chancellor, Plateau State University, Bokkos, Prof. Yohana Izam, has announced that academic activities in the institution will resume on March 8,...

Buhari directs Immigration to rise up to border security challenges

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to improve surveillance and control around the nation's borders.

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