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COVID-19 and recalcitrant faith leaders

COVID-19: Lockdown in Delta is a necessity — Aniagwu

The way leaders react to situations of emergency defines the character of such leadership. Take for instance, this raging new Coronavirus pandemic. Italy, Saudi Arabia and Iran are home to some of the holiest religious sites in the world. When COVID-19 hit, the city of Rome on March 12, 2020, temporarily closed all churches till
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COVID-19: Lockdown in Delta is a necessity — Aniagwu

Halt all political activities now

MANY people at the level of leadership in Nigeria continue to display acts of crass irresponsibility in spite of frenzied worldwide efforts to scale down group activities to curb the spread of the new Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic. Over the past weekend, many religious groups ignored government orders to shut down places of worship and encouraged
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BREAKING: CBN technically devalues naira in I&E window

Looking inward for our survival

IT is hardly surprising that the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, under Governor Godwin Emefiele, has once again taken a significant step which should guide the actions of the Muhammadu Buhari administration to look inwards for much of the solutions to our economic problems. At the bank’s forum in Abuja on Wednesday last week, Emefiele
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COVID-19, Sports

COVID-19: We need radical measures

THE new Coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic which is shellacking even the most sophisticated health systems in the world has left the Nigerian health sector completely exposed. We are now left to pray that what is happening to China, Italy, Spain, France, the United States, the United Kingdom and others will not come near us. If the
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Reps’ anti-electric cars stance

WE vehemently disagree with the House of Representatives’ call on the Federal Government to foot-drag on the acceptance and production of electric cars in Nigeria. Rather, all stops should be pulled to align our country with the new worldwide trend of transiting from oil-powered vehicles and machinery to electric ones. The House, while deliberating on
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Education for internally-displaced children

THE National Commission for Refugees, Immigrants, and Internally Displaced Persons, NCFRMI, recently announced plans to enroll more Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in schools in parts of the country with significant IDP populations. Speaking during a recent visit to the Local Education Authority, LEA Primary School, Gwarimpa, Abuja, where she monitored the progress of some internally
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Abule Ado Explosion: Archbishop Martins confirms death of School Administrator

Unravelling the Abule Ado blast

ONCE again, death and massive destruction of property came calling in Lagos in the morning hours of Sunday, March 15, 2020 when an explosion with an impact of epic proportions tore through Abule-Ado district in Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area. About 25 people lost their lives with scores more injured, while over 50 houses and
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Social media bill will protect human dignity — Lawmaker

Day Nigerians said no to social media bill

MONDAY, March 9,  2020, went down as another day when Nigerians rose with a strong voice to reject another of the series of attempts by anti-democratic forces to usurp, through legislative impunity, part of our hard-won fundamental liberties. On that day, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa’s “Protection From Internet Falsehood And Manipulations and Other Related Matters
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Laughable Bill to ban generators

  IT used to be a subject discussed partly as a joke and partly as an indictment of the failure of successive regimes (military and civilian) to provide Nigerians with adequate power supply in spite of the huge amounts sunk in the effort. A senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Bima Enagi, has taken it
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