Coronavirus – Nigeria: Use of Face Shields preferred by the General Public

Following evolving evidence on the transmission of COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) provided recommendations for the wearing of face masks by the general public. This is especially important where there is ongoing widespread transmission and physical distancing is difficult, such as in public transport, markets, and confined or crowded environments. In Nigeria, the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 mandated the use of face masks or coverings in public spaces, on the 27th of April 2020. The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) published advisories on the use of face…

The ‘Honorable’ from Abuja

…Of all the businesses engaged by the ‘honorable’ the most potent is the business of ‘self deceit and duplicity’ – You are either deceiving yourself and wasting your precious time following these shady characters, soliciting for their assistance or you are being goaded by greed and ignorance. By Njoku SaintJerry A The small city of Abuja, home to Nigeria’s capital is littered with sets of men and women addressed as “Honorable.”The acronym is a popular nomenclature attributed to elected officials at both the Upper and Lower Chamber of the National…

Suspend the ‘honour awards’ party

…I hold the opinion that Nigeria political office holders do not deserve any award for the services they were elected or appointed to do. – If they serve their community well, let the award and honorary recognition be limited within their jurisdiction of office By Njoku SaintJerry A.  I was at a honor awards party and virtually all awardees were either a governor, senators, government agents both present and pasts, then good enough not even any of them was in attendance, either the ‘honor plaque’ was received on their behalf…

Are agriculture and economic development still antithetical?

Reflections for a post-COVID recovery plan Despite decades of rhetoric on the merits of diversification, oil still represents more than 90 percent of the total value of Nigerian exports, Marco Castradori If evidence were still required, the coronavirus pandemic and the consequent nosedive of oil prices has once more reminded us of the shortcomings of Nigeria’s oil dependence. Despite decades of rhetoric on the merits of diversification, oil still represents more than 90 percent of the total value of Nigerian exports, and more than half of all government revenue, thus…