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    Historiography and tale of two Awe towns

    By Prof Tunji Olaopa, The recent deposition of Emir Lamido Sanusi II has thrown up many issues both locally within the Kano metropolis and nationally and surely will be a topic for discussion for some time to come. However, my concern in this article is really not the deposition itself but an affiliated issue; the town to which the former emir was banished after the deposition. Seemingly more...

    • 2 hrs ago
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    Renewed march to reposition the NDDC

    IN his continuing effort at delivering a more development-driven Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, President Muhammadu Buhari on March 10, 2020, inaugurated the Advisory Committee of the Commission. Similarly, the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, had also inaugurated the Presidential Monitoring Committee of the NDDC as set up by President Buhari. Also recently, the President...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    COVID-19 pandemic: Breaking the cycle of transmission

    By Tayo Ogunbiyi INITIALLY, we did not really bother about it. Some of us thought it was a problem for the Chinese. Somehow, it broke the Chinese barriers, made a foray into Asia and got the whole of the continent entangled in its deadly claws. Having done sufficient damage in Asia, Europe, precisely Italy, became the next target. From Italy, Europe caught the fatal bug and from there the...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Beyond COVID-19 pandemic

    By Ikechukwu Agada If painful, purposeful activity is the steering that pilots the vehicle of existence, then passion is the fuel that keeps it moving. As usual, the political establishment is out in full force to contain the dreaded hydra-headed novel monster called Covid-19 (Coronavirus) threatening the world, signposting that sports and common challenge(Crisis) unite Nigerians faster than religion, ethnicity and the...

    • 14 hrs ago
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    Emelumba returns to a familiar turf

    By Innocent Kalu Emelumba He almost died of boredom for the eight years he represented Oru West State Constituency in Imo State House of Assembly. The activities in the House were boring, a direct opposite of his restless mien. A man with boundless energy and creative zealousness; he needed real action compatible with his training as a political scientist and professional calling as a journalist. It is really...

    • yesterday
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    COVID-19 and cancer: Nigeria's unique quadruple jeopardy

    Illustrative, Medical staff The Covid-19 pandemic has created several tragi-comic double jeopardies which are peculiar to Nigeria - the politician or elite who previously felt too "big" to attend local hospitals, but is now forced to either eat humble pie or die; the doctor whose job puts him at the greatest risk of contracting the virus and so cannot enjoy an "I told you...

    • yesterday
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    Videos: Newly launched isolation centre in Lagos, Onikan Stadium

    Lagos State is the epicentre of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria. The Nigerian mega-city was the first state in the country to record a case of the pandemic. The state has recently launched an isolation centre at the Onikan Stadium. https://www.vanguardngr.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Isolation-centre.mp4 ...

    • 2 days ago
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    COVID-19 and FAAN: Avoiding a looming disaster

    .A call to emulate Trump in saving Lagos, Abuja, Enugu, PH, Kano The Federal Airports Authority (FAAN) By Chris Aligbe The Covid-19 pandemic as declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO) is no longer a tale but a stark reality. Its global impact on all facets of human existence, from the social to the economic and from physical life itself to the spiritual, is as alarming as it is bewildering....

    • 2 days ago
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    Letter to my Christian Brothers

    By Chekwube Adaba Dear Christians, Good day and happy Saturday to you all. Hope my letter is meeting you in good health? Hope the Coronavirus has not bitten you? We thank God for his mercies. Now straight to the point. My fellow Christians, please why do we allow ourselves to be fooled and hypnotized by businessmen turned pastors? Why do we fail to use our God-given brain to reason things out? When our pastors...

    • 2 days ago
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    Every contact leaves a trace: The basis of forensics

    Trace. Source: DreamsTime By Avril Eyewu-Edero Every time we shake someone, go into a room, use a computer, or kill a person, there is a high probability that you will leave either a biological, digital, trace or physical evidence of yourself at the crime scene. Every contact leaves a trace. Sir Edmond Locard's (French criminologist) principle of exchange which is the basis of forensic...

    • 2 days ago

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