By: on May 21, 2020
The story you are about to read is about a Nigerian who shook the whole world and the pharmaceutical industry in his days. However, his constituency-Nigeria forgets him. But let's celebrate him today because if he had been alive today, he would probably offer solution to covid 19. Enjoy your reading and don't forget to pass your comments. Alabukun, one of the oldest drugs in Nigeria and even still very relevant and popular today. However, not many know the Jacob Odulate aka Blessed Jacob, a N...
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By: on May 19, 2020
Do you know that? 1. The River Niger Bridge at Onitsha was constructed between 1964 and 1965 by Dumez- a French construction company and cost £5 million. 2. Patience Jonathan is one of Nigeria’s most-educated First Ladies, with an NCE, a B.Ed, and a Ph.D from University of Port-Harcourt. 3. The highest peak in Nigeria is located in Taraba and is called Chappal Waddi which means “The Mountain of Death”. 4. There are 196 countries in the world and at least one Igbo person from Nigeria lives in...
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By: on May 12, 2020
Many young people are increasingly getting disillusioned with the institution of matrimony. Some have seen situations in other marriages, and even in their young marriages, that they did not bargain for and they tell you that marriage is a scam or fraud. Today, we want to interrogate marriage and find out if it is actually a scam. Many years ago, a man was obsessed with a beautiful young girl. From age 14, he started hovering over the girl. He was worried that another man would deflower her!...
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By: on May 12, 2020
IT is no longer news that SARS-CoV-2, renamed COVID-19 by the World Health Organisation on February 11, 2020, has taken the world by storm, transcending borders and geographical landscapes, defying orthodox treatments and holding several economies, first-world and third-world alike, to ransom. Besides its dire health implications, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a major offset in the financial, economic, religious, social and political structures world-over as evinced by a near collapse of the...
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By: on May 12, 2020
Following the collapse of crude oil prices, Nigeria is in dire need of resources to fund the budget and development expenditure. It is estimated that the funding gap for 2020 is about $14bn and this has led the country to go cap in hand to international financial institutions like the International Monetary Fund and multilateral lending institutions. This discourse seeks to point out leakages in the federal financial system and what can be done to plug the leaking pipes as well as save cost. ...
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By: on May 12, 2020
Last week, a Citizen Dialogue event was hosted by the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Budget to examine the fallout from COVID-19 and the implications for the budget and management of the economy. The outcomes from that exercise seem to have passed largely unnoticed by the informed public. I have always taken the view that the social and economic consequences of the global pandemic far outweigh its real epidemiological impact. The novel coronavirus pandemic has thrown the world economy out of ...
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By: on May 12, 2020
The Northern Governors’ Forum under the chairmanship of Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, had unanimously agreed to return all almajiris to their respective states of origin across the region. Thereby dousing a stone-blind into the legality and constitutionality of their action as to whether the decision is within the ambit of their power and in line with the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to forcibly return a citizen in their country as a measure to contain the spread ...
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By: on May 7, 2020
DYING is nothing; choosing the right time to die, if we can, means a whole lot. This coronavirus season is a very wrong time to go – undisturbed. You die now, you leave importunate questions blowing in the air. The Emir of Kaura-Namoda in Zamfara State died on Sunday morning. Was he a victim of COVID-19, the current world champion? That question rang through the nation as he was buried with fanfare. When an emir in northern Nigeria dies of a contagious disease, you can imagine how many of his pe...
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By: on May 7, 2020
On Monday, April 27, 2020, British oil and gas giant, BP, became the latest in a growing number of energy firms to declare a massive quarterly loss. Their loss was in the region of $4.4 billion dollars. Bear in mind that this was a conglomerate that posted a $2.6 billion profit in the corresponding quarter of 2019. The challenges that are already engulfing the oil and gas sector will continue to plague that industry for at least the rest of the year, and may reach apocalyptic levels sooner th...
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By: on May 7, 2020
In June 2019, there were alarming reports of “dozens of children dying” in Wusar, a town in Kaduna State. Like most areas in that region, there had been no functional health care facility in Wusar for several years, and it had low immunisation rates and a high number of malnourished children. The cause of the outbreak was determined to be measles, which remains one of the world’s most infectious diseases. That year, Nigeria experienced one of the world’s largest outbreaks. To prevent its fur...
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By: on May 7, 2020
Some reactions to the behaviour of people in Abuja and Lagos post-COVID-19 lockdown on Monday exposed the dishonesty of Nigeria’s political elite. I use the word dishonesty advisedly given that some of these comments in fact tend towards outright hypocrisy. An argument put forward by one political gladiator took a hit at the Nigerian and his considered propensity for hypocrisy. It posited that Nigerians clamoured for the relaxation of the lockdown and that the President, Major General Muhamma...
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By: on April 30, 2020
A cursory survey of the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the world’s environmental sector, so far, would show that it has a positive influence on the ecological well-being of our dear Earth. Because of the lockdown, many companies are shut, and others on essential duties have cut down on their emissions. The skies of China and India are cleaner than they used to be. There are remarkably less cars on the roads; airplanes are in the hangar, boats on anchor. The world is not spewing carbon as...
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