Godfatherism and financing in Nigerian politics

If NIGERIANS are determined to nurture their nascent democracy, it's expected of them to keenly and extensively look inwards to unearth ‘built-in’ encumbrances that...

Godfatherism and financing in Nigerian politics

If NIGERIANS are determined to nurture their nascent democracy, it's expected of them to keenly and extensively look inwards to unearth ‘built-in’ encumbrances that...

Let’s think before doctors’ strike

WE ARE on the verge of a disaster. Amid escalating COVID-19 we are talking activism, politics and aggrandizement not health. What we...

Umuchu as the cradle of confederation

UMUCHU, my hometown, offers the world a fundamental legacy of unity in confederation.  A large and populous town of...

Clarifications on Anambra’s COVID-19 relief accounts

1. Since the launch last week of the Anambra State COVID-19 account in the determination to fight the spread of the coronavirus...

Anambra Health Insurance and solidarity with human family

SINCE its re-launch on September 14, 2018, and subsequent enrolment which started on November 5, 2018, over 81,000 persons have registered with...

Chemicals like PFAS can increase risk of severe COVID-19

NEARLY a year before the novel coronavirus emerged, Dr. Leonardo Trasande published “Sicker, Fatter, Poorer,” a book about connections between environmental pollutants...

Reasons for optimism in anticipation of COVID-19 vaccine early

AS FALL approaches rapidly, many are wondering if the race for a vaccine will bear fruit as early as January 2021.

‘Mororomoros’ brings the best in us

WHAT is in a name?  A rose by any other name will smell as sweet, according to Act-II, Scene-II of Shakespeare's play,...

Africa needs a unique response to COVID-19

AS OF 29 March 2020, there have been more than 680,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 disease in 203 countries around the world.

COVID-19: Lessons for history in a crisis

WRITING in the heady days of new antibiotics and immunizations, esteemed microbiologists Macfarlane Burnet and David White predicted in 1972 that “the...

Crowther Memorial School: Beyond the many lies

THE Office of the Governor of Anambra State has noted, with dismay, the recent protest by some priests from the Anglican Diocese on the...

Majek Fashek (1963 – 2020)… treasure lost

HE  SANG well. His vocalisation was arguably the best in his era. His lyrics were out of the world. He was outstanding...

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....
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Encroachment on EEDC licensed area by Ariaria Independent Energy Distribution Network

...Setting the record straight   By Emeka Ezeh   THE attention of the Management of Enugu Electricity Distribution Plc (EEDC) has been drawn to a recent publication in...

Why masks are religious issues

ALMOST everyone has an opinion on masks: when to wear them, how to wear them, which ones are best and even whether...

Tears, tension as gunmen kill two tourists in Kaduna, 11 in Benue

SUSPECTED kidnappers in the early hours of Saturday invaded a resort in the Kajuru Local Government Area of Kaduna State and shot dead two...

Africa on COVID-19 path

IN South Sudan, all schools and churches have been closed to promote social distancing. In South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a...

How religion affects global pandemics

PEOPLE sometimes see religion as an unwelcome infection affecting the secular politics of international relations. Such attitudes easily present themselves in consideration...

Strengthening hospitality industry to boost tourism in Anambra

HOSPITALITY industry, if well harnessed, will boost state revenue effort and increase internally generated revenue (IGR).This is crucial at this time the president has...

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