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COVID-19: Femi Fani-Kayode And His Conspiracy Theory -A Physician’s Rejoinder By Dr. Osy Agbo

“Simply put the Illuminati and the agents of Satan are at work. The whole thing was planned and contrived over the centuries and they are firmly on course. They are trying to destroy us all and establish a new world order in the name of Lucifer and place us under the rulership of Beelzebub and the Prince of Darkness. Coronavirus or “Covid-19” is part and parcel of that unholy and evil agenda. It is a ravenous beast and an unrelenting, evil plague. It is a demonic spirit that they cultivated…

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Nigeria’s Unhealthy Healthcare In Eye Of Coronavirus By Runcie C.W. Chidebe

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is here to teach us a lesson; I hope we learn. Nigeria’s healthcare is unhealthy. But instead of fixing it our rulers have been busy flying up and down to benefit from other country’s productive health system. With Coronavirus, reality is upon us. No more running overseas for medical vacation. Our rulers cannot travel to the United Kingdom, United States of America or India anymore for medical care. These countries are also hanging on their last breath, battling to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.  In 2017, President Muhammadu Buhari…

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COVID-19: In This Time Of Uncertainty, Government Cannot Leave People To Their Fate By Seun Awogbenle

With over 700,000 confirmed cases and about 40,000 deaths so far recorded globally, it is sad to conclude that these are indeed perilous and extraordinary times only equal in dimension to the apocalypse fantasy and myth. Hence, when President Muhammadu Buhari in his nationwide broadcast on Sunday announced the cessation of movement in Lagos, Ogun and the FCT for an initial period of 14 days, it simply came across as a normal course of action, since COVID-19 has now become a matter of public health emergency. With the growing realization…

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You Sit On Your Silence By Evans Ufeli

You sit on your silence, running your thoughts through the pigmentation of constructive epiphany – the best harvest of your imaginative invention after years of weak mental erection to reclaim marginal redemption. For if there is no doubt when you look to yourself, there are doubts when you look to the government and your countrymen. You sit on your silence, with your fate trapped down your feet and your trust, Lingering on the pendulum of discordance, With wrapper tied around your waist, Slowly breaking lose to fetch air into your…

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COVID-19 Shutdown: Sober Reflections On Nigeria’s Political Leadership By Favour Morenike Olawumi

With the government-ordered lockdown in full and partial effect nationwide, it is unsurprising that countless reactions are being raised by Nigerians that directly bear on the quality of life in Nigeria.  I watched popular Nollywood actress, Ada Ameh, rant bitterly about the inadequacy of power supply amidst the compulsory order in place given by the government. As I rose from my bed, my concerns and appraisal of this country took on a reflective curve, and I’d like to share a few thoughts.  It is instructive that complaints such as the…

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COVID-19: Tackling Misinformation, Conspiracy Theories And Occult Imputations In Nigeria By Leo Igwe

The Advocacy for Alleged Witches(AFAW) commends all health workers in Nigeria for the great work that they have been doing following the outbreak of the pandemic. The Nigerian public owes health workers a huge debt of gratitude for the selfless service and sacrifice. AFAW appreciates the risks and dangers that health workers are facing daily especially at a time that the country is grappling with a deadly virus. Meanwhile, AFAW wishes to draw the attention of health authorities and the Nigerian public to the spread of misinformation about the cause,…

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COVID-19 Pandemic — Some Things Are Beyond Us By Achike Chude

Oh Man! Where is thy sting? Are all thy feats, nuclear warheads, scientific breakthroughs, accomplishments, shrunk to these little measures? Fear, anxiety, panic, paranoia, helplessness, hopelessness, confusion, disbelief and unbelief reign supreme across the seven continents of the globe. Ordinary people, the poor, the rich, politicians and electors, presidents and statesmen, craftsmen and professionals, clerics, religious and lay people, terrorists and bandits, activists and pacifists, all are inexorably linked by an unusual, contradictory and unprecedented bond of human solidarity. All, are driven by the same passion, the same inclination described…

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Buhari: An Illiterate Jubril? By Ozodinukwe Okenwa

“President Buhari is an illiterate, he does not know what restructuring means, he is less concerned about the future of Nigeria, he is only bothered about his cows.”— Pa Ayo Adebanjo, Afenifere Chieftain and elder Nigerian statesman. Illiteracy is defined by the dictionary simply as the inability to read and write. Someone unable to read or write could express themselves orally but when it comes down to putting pen to paper or reading a book or newspaper, for instance, their disability is exposed to their shame. Nigeria boasts of millions…

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Illegal Enforcement Of COVID-19 Regulations By Armed Troops Must Stop By Femi Falana

In the March 29, 2020 national broadcast of President Muhammadu Buhari and the COVID-19 Quarantine Regulations issued thereafter to curtail the spread of Coronavirus pandemic, members of the armed forces were not authorised to enforce the regulations. But out of sheer impunity, the Defence Headquarters announced plans of the armed forces to implement the presidential order on the restriction of the movement of the Nigerian people. In my reaction to the illegal plan of the Defence Headquarters to involve armed troops in the enforcement of the regulations, I issued a…

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Diary Of A Lockdown By Azu Ishiekwene

When I left Abuja at short notice nine days ago, the city was already emptying out. The single biggest factory and business centre there – the National Assembly – was on the verge of closure.  Before the closure was announced, though, things were already slowing down but there was still just enough time left for the lawmakers to take delivery of their brand new SUVs to drive any virus out of town.  Lagos was by far more affected than was Abuja. The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had reported…

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