Thursday, Aug 21

Is civil society to blame

The failure, so far, to achieve the promise of Nigeria, the fractured and fragmented nature of Nigerian society and polity; and the leadership lacuna in Africa as a result of Nigeria’s declining strategy value, has been blamed on many things. Not often cited, yet determinedly central to all of this is civil society.

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Ebola in a season of uncertainty

Sitting in the train cabin last week in Netherlands, the Dutch man who sat across from me looked eager to start a conversation, he got a chance when I looked hurriedly across the train platform to see if it was my stop, this is Delft, where are you going he asked.

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Who is Marilyn Ogar working against?

By tomorrow, Friday, August 22, the kidnapped girls of Chibok would have been unwitting ”guests” of Boko Haram for 130 days. Between their kidnap and frightful escapes, the recurring line from the relevant security agencies has been, “We know where they are”! Ironically, every Nigerian knows where they are too: With Boko Haram!

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Chibok girls, terror and the challenge of democratization in Nigeria

There is still a real threat to the present democratic experience in Nigeria despite minimal gains. The glocalized version of terrorism in Nigeria, Boko Haram, poses as much a threat to Nigeria’s de...

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One lesson for Ebola from HIV…

As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa persists, some parallels are being drawn between the virus and HIV/AIDS. Both are spread by quite specific human behaviour which is under conscious control: HIV by unprotected sex, Ebola by unsanitary burial practices, and both by contact with the bodily fluids of an infected person.

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Let’s use Ebola to kill Polio!

If there is anything good that the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak has done for Nigeria, it is bringing out – very strongly – the truth that we have abysmally abused the environmental health sub-sector of this country. Everybody is guilty.

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What Osun poll further reveals

Last Saturday’s gubernatorial election in Osun State was fought almost like a war and at the end only the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) came out looking good. Despite all the prov...

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Ode to Adadevoh who stopped Ebola in Nigeria

Early this April, Lagos State Health Ministry and Commissioner, Dr. Jide Idris, appealed to all health practitioners to watch out for patients presenting symptoms of Ebola so that Nigeria would be delivered from the endemic disease already spreading through in Guinea.

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Wednesday, Aug 20
Tuesday, Aug 19

Why Ebola might be a scam

I know you already have your reservations against my caption, but you might want to keep them under bucket until you get to the end of this article, just follow closely and let’s review this together.

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