Monday, October 19, 2020

COVID-19 Guide for Dummies by Simon Kolawole

Have you heard any of these statements before? They did not even give me any medication yet they said I had COVID-19. What they treated me for was malaria. Patients at isolation centres in Nigeria are eating, drinking and dancing while patients in other countries are on ventilators. If indeed there is coronavirus disease...

CDD FACT CHECK: Did el-Rufai sign an anti-christian law in Kaduna?

A post alleging that in Kaduna, pastors will no longer be able to preach unless they possess a licence renewable every year. The post further claimed that any preacher who refuses to obtain this licence will be charged and if found guilty will be liable to 2 years imprisonment or pay a...

he National Assembly: whatever project it cannot corall must die by Femi Orebe

Only those unfamiliar with the history of the National Assembly since the return of democracy in 1999, would marvel, or be surprised to see its members literally fighting to the death over their attempt to insinuate themselves into how the Executive branch goes about executing a programme that was captured in the national budget. The...

Growing up in a Christian home shaped my outlook on life – Kayode Ajulo

With the status and influence he wields in the society, only cynics would attempt to underrate the personality of upwardly mobile and cerebral lawyer, Kayode Ajulo. His towering image readily dwarfs any untoward mischief anyone might want to play with it. The wide acceptance the amiable dandy dude enjoys did not fall on his...

Gambari steps in

After 27 days hiatus, Prof. Ibrahim Agboola Gambari took office yesterday as Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari. He replaced the late Mallam Abba Kyari, the last occupant, who died of Coronavirus complications at a private hospital in Lagos on April 17. Gambari, 75, is a retired diplomat who was External (Foreign) Affairs minister between...

COVID-19 and Nigerian Banks by Reuben Abati

The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the entire world – the future of everything and the world of work, but perhaps the most visible effect of this disruption is most felt in the financial services sector, the markets and the global economy. In this regard, the banking sector is one of the most gravely impacted....

How Corruption Destroyed Our Health System by Ms Obibi

Our state television channels have been inundated with claims by state governors of beautifully constructed and equipped hospitals they have built and excellent healthcare delivery services being offered to the people in their respective states. The mirage of twin mirrors is all too real because when you appear at the designated hospital location the...

Okonjo-Iweala, WTO and Africa’s Chances by Reuben Abati

The announcement of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Nigeria’s nominated candidate for the position of the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) which would now be vacant by September 1, 2020, and not 2021, following the incumbent’s decision to take his exit a year earlier was received with great excitement among Nigerians. This...

Between ACU Vice Chancellor and agitating parents – Folu Olamiti

Vice Chancellor of Ajayi Crowther University (ACU), Oyo, Mr Dapo Asaju, a professor and Bishop of the Anglican Church, was in the news recently in what could be described as an altercation between the university and some parents over some rules and regulations introduced by the institution to ensure discipline and smooth...

COVID-19 : Give Negative Test Certificate Before Granting Access to Premises of Public Institutions Ajulo tell FG/NCDC

“It is pertinent to recall that sometime last week, Wednesday, the 29th day of April, 2019, as a Counsel representing two appellants/convicts in two criminal appeals to ensure the setting aside of their convictions and their eventual release, I was in a premises of public institutions for the conduct of my assignment and in...

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