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...

COVID-19… evolving digital financial inclusion

THE COVID-19 pandemic could be a game-changer for digital financial services. Low-income households and small firms can benefit greatly from advances in...

Many cut corners in race for COVID-19 antibody test

DURING the pandemic, COVID-19 tests have provided a rich source of media coverage. Most of us now know a bit about how...

Let’s get real… no vaccine will work like magic, return us to ‘normal’

AT THE end of any summer we brace ourselves – for back to school, returning to work and even for Christmas plans....

Deforestation helps viruses jump from animals to humans

THE coronavirus pandemic, suspected of originating in bats and pangolins, has brought the risk of viruses that jump from wildlife to humans...

How COVID-19 could cause a new digital divide­

WHILE a teleworking revolution had been predicted intermittently for over four decades, it never really materialised. Indeed, figures from representative labour force...

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...

Lessons from COVID-19 for gender-equal world

EVIDENCE shows that disease outbreak affects women and men differently, that pandemics exacerbate inequalities for girls and women, who are also often...

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...

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.

Anambra Airport in perspective

YOU have probably seen on social media the "Onye Ije" airline video mocking the Anambra airport venture as a mirage embarked upon...

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...

Any worry for declining antibodies and immunity to COVID-19?

MOST people are aware that testing for antibodies in a person's blood can show if someone has had a specific disease, such...

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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...

Great footballer, Pelé, turns 80 today

EDSON Arantes do Nascimento known as Pelé is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as a forward, widely regarded as the...

#EndSARS: Kaduna youths make 12-point demand

Hundreds of youths in Zango Kataf Local Government Area of Kaduna State, on Thursday, took their protests to the counsel secretariat in...

Trump, Biden woo voters in final presidential debate

PRESIDENT Donald Trump and his  challenger, Joe Biden's final debate on Thursday, was a starkly more civil affair than their messy first...

Ebonyi proscribes ASUU, NASU, others

THE Ebonyi State Government yesterday, announced the proscription of Academic Staff Union of Universities, Non-Academic Staff Union and others at the Ebonyi...

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