COVID-19: Can Africa Afford Lockdowns?

Chukwuma Charles Soludo, CFR This piece summarizes my contribution to an African debate. From Johannesburg to Lagos, Cairo to Dakar, Kinshasa to Kigali, Nairobi to Accra, etc the debate on how Africa should respond to…

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Nation State

By Ayodele Aderinwale and Heinrich Bergstresser The undeniably global nature of the COVID-19 crisis will once again substantially confirm that crises are the real driving force for change. During and after the crisis humankind is…

COVID-19 PANDEMIC CASE AGAINST THE LOCKDOWN

There has been a lot of debate recently about the effectiveness of the lockdown in Lagos state, Ogun state and the FCT during the current Covid-19 Pandemic, and I believe our government needs to review…

The war for the cure

International rivalries and empire-building are shaping the response to the pandemic in Africa Serial financial crises and political meddling have weakened the operations of the World Health Organisation for decades but the rivalries between the…

Coronavirus: Between Buhari And Trump

I queried a friend who was in church on Sunday. What happened to all the lessons in social and physical distancing, events and congregate settings avoidance? A senior media person who knew the implications of…

ENJOY YOUR COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

Adeyemi Adefulu, MFR So many people who have called me are busy worrying over this stay at home period and getting stressed up. I guess some are,effortlessly, developing hypertension. This is I dare say is…

Life after Oil

DIALOGUE WITH NIGERIA BY AKIN OSUNTOKUN, Email: akin.osuntokun@thisdaylive.com First, my sympathies to the peoples of the Niger Delta. They are, in a manner of speaking, a tragic micro victim of a macro Nigeria victim. Alongside…

A Message to Nigeria’s Elite: We Need to…

Back in the 1990s while growing up in my parents’ house, we had a gateman called Fatai whom I found very interesting, to their noticeable disapproval. Fatai was seemingly the antithesis of everything I was…

Covid-19 and the conspiracy theories

On Friday 31st January 2020, this column made a first excursion into the domain of what has now become the most expensive, most dreaded, and most discussed topic all over the world. The piece was…