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,...

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,...

Diagnostics, best weapon against infectious diseases

THE history of our world is deeply intertwined with the trajectory of infectious diseases. For centuries, infectious diseases have been among the...

Community empowerment during COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the economic condition of the world community becoming destroyed, social empowerment of the community is said to...

COVID-19 flaws volunteer, tourism business

WITH borders closed and airlines grounded for almost six months, COVID-19 effectively shut down the global tourism industry at a scale never...

Good nutrition can keep COVID-19 away

THE connection between the pandemic and our dietary habits is undeniable. The stress of isolation coupled with a struggling economy has caused...

COVID-19 vaccine requires public trust

THE coming months are going to be crucial for vaccine development and decisions around how we distribute COVID-19 vaccines equitably, who gets...

Towards safe, accessible COVID-19 vaccine programme in Nigeria

TO ensure the timely supply of a COVID-19 vaccine, the Nigerian government recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Russia.     

The Anambra spirit

IT IS a good thing to be proud of one's state, and I am. Anambra is perhaps one of...

Artificial Intelligence crucial in Africa’s fight against COVID-19

COVID-19 and its grave impact worldwide has emphasised  how critical it is for African countries to develop their healthcare systems. For the...

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Nigeria records 1,964 new COVID-19 cases

Highest daily toll on record THE second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic worsened in Nigeria yesterday as the...

Anambra guber aspirants urged to court voters not play to gallery

AHEAD of the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, Gov. Willie Obiano has called on aspirants from all parties to make...

US launches $1.9t global war plan against COVID-19

UNITED States yesterday said it would resume its funding for the UN's health agency as President Joe Biden shifts towards greater international...

Police rededicate to crime-free Anambra

THE Anambra Police command has restated its commitment to provision of security through crime prevention and detection.   Commissioner...

Buhari approves N6.45b for new oxygen plants

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has approved N6.45 billion for the setting up of gas plants in 38 locations nationwide in a bid to...

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