Global response to the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Africa has been remarkable, especially following fears that should the virus take hold, its impact on the continent could be catastrophic.
All Progressives Congress (APC) is on the cusp of an implosion. The crisis in the party has reached a frightening crescendo. It has been a gradual but steady plummet for the party since its 2015 unanticipated triumph. I believe, the APC is in the thrall of a curse – the success curse.
It is tough being a Nigerian. Every aspect of the Nigerian life, from the existential to the political is charged with presumptions and assumptions and suspicion. Buying anything on the street attracts deep anxiety; appointing anyone to any position draws deep skepticism. And all these are to be expected in a state whose foundation was laid on historical animosity and current distrust.g
On 17th April, 2020, my world came crashing down and my heart shattered into a billion pieces. Upon receiving the news of my father’s passing, I immediately felt the most excruciating pain – a pain I would not wish on my worst enemy. My biggest fear in the world had materialised.
This is a piece around and about what I have seen about Coronavirus in Nigeria, from a sociological perspective, and not a report of any pathogenic experience. It has been more than a month since the Federal Government placed Lagos and Ogun states, and the Federal Capital Territory on a lockdown on account of the spread of COVID-19 in those three parts of the country.
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.
Address By H.E. Muhammadu Buhari, President Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria On The Cumulative Lockdown Order Of Lagos And Ogun States As Well As The Federal Capital Territory On Covid-19 Pandemic At The State House, Abuja Monday, 27Th April, 2020
Mallam Abba Kyari died on Friday 17th of April, 2020 at the age of 67 years. The patriot died the way he would have preferred, at the very front line of service, sadly seized by a plague against which he was defending his beloved fatherland, Nigeria.
When I started editing my book, “Doctor Strangelove” in 2005, I had over thirty chapters to work with. But then the Lord said to me: “Femi, this book will have eighteen chapters.” I took that as a prophecy. I kept my eye on it and was excited when, through editorial work, the book finally shrank to eighteen chapters. I had run with the vision and fulfilled it. Or so I thought.
Mallam Abba Kyari, who died on 17th April, 2020, at the age of 67 from complications caused by the Coronavirus, was a true Nigerian patriot. My loyal friend and compatriot for the last 42 years – and latterly my Chief-of-Staff – he never wavered in his commitment to the betterment of every one of us.
The threats hanging over the African continent with regard to the spread of Covid-19 demand our individual and collective attention. The situation is critical. Yet this is not about mitigating another African humanitarian crisis, but to diffuse the potentially damaging effects of a virus that has shaken the global order and put under question the bases of our living together.
As many people are now aware, the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID–19) in China has rapidly permeated and profoundly changed the world.
Something must definitely be wrong with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) if they would-as they did yesterday- dismiss the important national broadcast by President Muhammadu Buhari as “disappointing,” a speech for which the European Union, through their Ambassador to Nigeria, congratulated the President, describing it as ‘‘a very powerful address to the nation last night.”
The world was awoken from slumber concerning the global health challenge posed by COVID-19 pandemic not too long ago which was first reported in Wuhan in faraway China.
Nigerian boxer Efe Ajagba has added another victory to his name after he overcame his American opponent, Jonnie Rice, in a keenly-contested bout Saturday night at The Bubble in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The Nigerians in Diaspora Organisation (NIDO), Ghana chapter, said on Saturday, that it would organise a webinar as part of events to celebrate Nigeria’s sixtieth independence anniversary.
FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says he does not wish to have any more disputes with club captain Lionel Messi.
Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) in partnership with the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) has concluded plans to rebrand the nation’s legislative arm.
Retired General Evangelist of the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC), Prophet Samuel Abiara, has called for caution among Nigerians over the Company and Allied Matters (CAMA) 2020 Bill recently assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Apple has responded to Epic’s demands that the iPhone-maker restore Fortnite to the App Store in new legal filings, arguing that the company’s injuries are “entirely self-inflicted” and that Fortnite can return to iOS at any time — just as soon as Epic removes the custom in-app payment system that triggered the game’s removal in the first place.
The police in Adamawa State has paraded 36 suspected criminals including kidnappers, armed robbers and rapists.
The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has created a digital result collation portal for the Imo North Senatorial District election scheduled to hold on October 31.
The Delta State Government says tertiary institutions in the state are free to reopen between now and October 2, depending on the school’s arrangements to ensure safety of their students.
Youths of Agbidiama Community in the Ekeremor Local Government Area of Bayelsa State staged a protest on Thursday and shut down the Clough Creek flow station operated by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria.