President Trump – An American phenomenon

GUEST COLUMNIST By Dr. Bisi Olawunmi President Donald Trump, the 45th president of the United States, took America by storm in 2016, culminating in the election to the White House of a political outsider who worsted the professional politicians of both major parties. With his supporters storming the symbol of American democracy – The U.S.… Continue reading President Trump – An American phenomenon

Nigeria gave WHO cholera vaccine in 1971, lame against Covid-19

GUEST COLUMNIST By Ikenna Emewu I had been wondering why it is impossible for Nigeria or any African country to make vaccine to cure and stop Covid-19 that is ravaging the world when I came across a document that made my heart sink. I honestly never believed Nigeria hasn’t the capability to make vaccines to… Continue reading Nigeria gave WHO cholera vaccine in 1971, lame against Covid-19

Yearender: In 2021, world awaits new dawn after long dark night

VIEW FROM ABROAD By Xinhua News Agency As the year 2020 comes to a close, the world is still struggling to handle the ravaging COVID-19 pandemic as well as the deep economic recession caused by massive lockdown measures. Risks and uncertainties will undoubtedly remain in the coming new year, as mounting protectionism, bullying practices and… Continue reading Yearender: In 2021, world awaits new dawn after long dark night

How China is battling poverty across counties

VIEW FROM ABROAD By Xinhua BEIJING, Dec. 3 (Xinhua) — China has vowed to eliminate absolute poverty by the end of this year, 10 years ahead of the poverty-eradication schedule set by the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. As the clock ticks towards the deadline, what progress has China achieved? How is poverty… Continue reading How China is battling poverty across counties

Has the mic been turned off on NASS N81bn probe of NDDC?

GUEST COLUMNIST By Fredrick Nwabufo By Fredrick Nwabufo Probe. This is another word for political manoeuvring, horse-trading, chicanery and blackmail – in the Nigerian milieu. Probes are launched here not for righteous ends but for some predetermined recidivist motives. In particular, the so-called ‘’corruption probes’’ are themselves felonious panels set up to exact vengeance, broker… Continue reading Has the mic been turned off on NASS N81bn probe of NDDC?

Between agenda and governance

GUEST COLUMNIST By Jerome-Mario Utomi With the prevailing harsh economic situation in the country, a state of depression (or is it a recession) that has been designed by yet to be established architects, coupled with the EndSARS protest by the youth which locked the nation’s socioeconomic activities for close to two weeks but enjoyed the… Continue reading Between agenda and governance

FOCAC at 20 and beyond: Issues and Prospects

GUEST COLUMNIST By Charles Onunaiju The inaugural meeting referred to as the first ministerial conference of the Forum on China Africa Cooperation FOCAC was held in China’s capital Beijing, on October 10th 2000. Nigeria, which has just then, ended decades of military rule was conspicuously present at the inaugural forum of FOCAC and its delegation… Continue reading FOCAC at 20 and beyond: Issues and Prospects