COVID-19 and Kwara’s capacity to hold its own

By Rafiu Ajakaye — This is no good time for mankind — no thanks to the deadly Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The virus is giving the most powerful of nations a good run for their money, technological know-how, and oft-touted readiness to face down any threat from anywhere. As of 10:37p.m. on March 29, the virus has affected 199 countries across all the continents with at least 718,656 cases (of which 533, 847 are confirmed), and 33,891 deaths. At 9:30p.m. on Sunday, Nigeria had 111 confirmed cases with one death. 

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China to Lagos, the frightening timeline of a deadly virus

By Olusegun Fafore — Fatality rate across the globe since the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Chinese town of Wuhan on December 31, 2019 has signalled that this is not the best of times for humanity.  With about 8, 988 deaths and 220,877 people infected in 176 countries since the first death was recorded in China on January 11, 2020, the pandemic has boisterously announced its immensity.

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2023: A different form of ailment

By Asiwaju Bola Tinubu– Due to alert responses of Lagos and Ogun state governments, actively supported by the federal machinery, Nigeria was able to quickly identify and isolate the two cases of the novel Coronavirus 19. This action, thus far,has stopped the spread of the disease into the wider community as has been seen in other nations. We are grateful to God and to all those involved in the response effort, particularly the brave and committed medical teams on the frontline.

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Immunity for lawmakers will leave Buhari’s anti-corruption agenda in tatters

By Kolawole Olaniyan– When Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari was named by the African Union as its first “anti-corruption champion in Africa” in 2018, he called on member states to “invest in institutions to entrench transparency and accountability.” But the recent push by many lawmakers from his All Progressives Congress (APC) party to grant themselves immunity from prosecution for corruption would seem to leave Mr Buhari’s national commitment to tackle corruption in tatters and fatally undermined.

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Kayode Fayemi at 55: A life wrought in the furnace of service

By Sunday A. Aniyi– When he was born on February 9, 1965 to the illustrious family of Falade Fayemi, the information officer extraordinaire, the family did not think twice to decide his name. He was christened Olukayode Folorunso. The two names signify the mood of the family. He was the one who has brought a redemptive joy, especially to a boy-seeking mother after a row of beautiful girls before him.

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