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...

Distributing COVID-19 vaccine and 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...

Why COVID-19 vaccines shouldn’t be expensive

The world is unequal enough and the Covid-19 pandemic threatens to make things more unequal still. Poorer countries have had to take...

How do we pay off global Coronavirus debts?

COVID-19 has hit the global economy hard. Governments around the world have already injected $11tn in fiscal measures to keep the economy...

Ifeanyi Ubah should go to court or resign from Senate

SENATOR Ifeanyi Ubah claimed at a news conference on Friday, November 21, 2020, that Anambra State lost almost a whopping eight billion...

Coronavirus still evolving

LETTING the virus that causes COVID-19 circulate more-or-less freely is dangerous not only because it risks overwhelming hospitals and so endangering lives...

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...

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China ready to step up climate change cooperation with France, Germany

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Food prices soar in West Africa amid conflicts, COVID-19 – WFP

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AstraZeneca vaccine: Australia reports first blood clot death

AUSTRALIA has today reported its first fatality from blood clots in a recipient of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 shot, and its regulator said there...

Lightening kills eight-yr-old pupil in Bayelsa

AN EIGHT-year-old student of Matha Day Secondary School, Imiringi, in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Master Stephen Akana, has been...

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