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The African nation which became the basis for the Hollywood blockbuster Black Panther is in a miraculous position during the COVID-19 pandemic as the rest of the continent battles the virus. The Kingdom of Lesotho is a small country within the borders of South Africa, with a population of more than 2 million people. As the rest of Africa faces the prospect of the coronavirus pandemic getting worse before it gets any better, Lesotho has...

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The fact is, COVID-19 apparently has come to stay, and frankly, there may be no such thing as post-COVID-19 except to the extent that we are prepared to create new reality moving on, notwithstanding. The latest events from South Korea leaves indelible lessons on how post-COVID-19 may likely be created. South Korea is one of the leading lights in the fight against COVID-19 and among the first countries to reopen after swift repression of the...

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On March 29, President Mohammed Buhari ordered the cessation of movement in Abuja, Lagos and Ogun state to contain the spread of Covid-19. With the figures from International financial and monetary organizations that show Nigeria as the world poverty capital, one can conclude that  Nigeria cannot stand the test of the lockdown as the country’s economy faces headwinds from the deepening oil price. In less than a week, other states felt the necessity as Ogun...

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Despite the ominous signs that were coming out of China late in 2019 the entire world now seems taken unawares by the novel virus (Coronavirus) that is currently ravaging the entire planet as we know it. There is no cure as we have been told, there is no remedy and all that the medical science could offer is for everyone to retreat into their respective holes and stay quarantined in place until this pandemic subsides....

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It actually started late February in Aba – a major commercial town in the eastern part of Nigeria known for product innovation and creativity. Individual tailors competed on production of unique designer masks and face caps. By the end of March, designer facemask became a trend in major African countries. Currently in this continent, fashion designers are agog with commendably striking styles of masks for use against the coronavirus pandemic. With Love from Algeria Tackling...

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With Covid-19 cases on a sharp rise in Tanzania, there is now widespread speculation that three of its lawmakers who died in a space of 11 days might have contracted the virus. It’s a concern which has prompted the country’s leading opposition party Chadema to call for a suspension of parliament. Chadema told its MPs to self-isolate for two weeks and stay away from parliamentary buildings in the capital Dodoma and main commercial City of...

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Before social distancing became a trend, we were all planning our social calendars for the Spring and Summer seasons. Over the past two months, major conferences, concerts, festivals, and weddings have been canceled or postponed. Attending the Offshore Technology Conference was the norm and personally, I have always anticipated attending the notable CERAWeek to hear the new trends in energy and discuss the future scope of oil and gas from top leaders in the industry....

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Speculation is still brewing over the mysterious cases of death of many prominent Kano state citizens and residents floating around the media landscape. Last week, the West African Pilot News (WAP) received reports which described grave happenings in Kano, one of Nigeria’s largest commercial and important historic cities. The names on the casualty list read like a roll call of the top echelon of the northern political elite. Enough to call attention to not only...

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Anambra state government just announced its decision to relax the lockdown and stay at home order, which has been on for over four weeks. Within these weeks, Anambra recorded only one case of COVID-19 positive, tens of contacts were also traced to the index case. Nonetheless, last week the index case was released after testing negative to coronavirus twice. In his address four days ago, the governor of Anambra state Chief Willie Obiano had said...

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If you are a state governor in Nigeria and you are not already working round the clock, night and day, you are playing with fire.  Red-hot, napalm FIRE! Here is your reality.  Bonny Light (Nigeria’s crude oil) is trading at about $11. This is half the cost of producing the barrel. Even at that price, Nigeria is not able to sell her crude oil.  She has tens of millions of barrels of crude oil in...