COVID-19 as accelerator of digital transformation

THE COVID-19 pandemic has brought massive and unexpected life twists, but it did not grind everything to a halt. While it is...

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...

The Imo debacle and Obiano’s power of turning the other cheek

ALTHOUGH we may never admit it but the recent naked dance of power in Imo State has amplified the power of silence...

Fixing COVID-19 vaccine scheduling

IF YOU'VE tried to get a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, you know how frustrating the process can be. People are spending hours obsessively...

51 years of conquests by Rangers International of Enugu

WHEN the Nigeria-Biafra war ended on January, 12, 1970, there was gloom in Igboland.   This is even as...

COVID-19 mutations in animals can affect humans

THE importance of commercially raised animals in the COVID-19 pandemic has received much attention in the past few weeks, when a new...

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...

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