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Effects of COVID-19 on the Sustainable Development Goals

Since COVID-19 broke out from Wuhan in China earlier this year, it has drastically changed the way the world interacts. Since COVID-19 broke out from Wuhan-China early this year, it has crossed over to almost 190 countries and has become a global nightmare. It has drastically changed the way we interact and,. according to World […]

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As African countries lock down, how will the next epidemic look like?

Egypt reported Africa’s first case of COVID-19 on 14th, February, 2020.  Thereafter, almost all African countries (excluding Comoros and Lesotho) have reported cases. As of writing, the World Health Organisation Africa regional office had reported 13,240 confirmed cases with 3,432 and 613 recoveries and deaths respectively.  As the crisis unfolds elsewhere and in their own […]

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How a pandemic is increasing national coordination in Nigeria

Private organisations, religious groups, and the government are working together for the first time in 21 years of democracy. All it took was a global pandemic.

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In Nigeria, the COVID-19 coronavirus means more years of economic turmoil

The Nigerian economy is shrouded in the same level of complexity as the global economy; a multi-faceted environment in which every policy measure has various arguments with positive and negative effects. We have fought inflation, crawled out of a recession and commenced a battle against a plateauing demand. Unemployment is the war that no administration […]

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Violence: Another brewing outbreak during Nigeria’s lockdown

It wasn’t until Sunday, March 29, when President Muhammadu Buhari announced a 14-day lockdown in three major cities – Lagos, FCT and Ogun state – to help curb the spread of COVID-19 in Nigeria, that the urgency of the situation became apparent to many. Before then, from conversations with people whose world did not revolve […]

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COVID-19 and the perils of being poor in Nigeria’s Informal Sector

While COVID-19 is predominantly a public health crisis, it has severe social, political and economic implications. In fact, it is already threatening the livelihoods of millions of people in Africa, with a disproportionate impact on poor households and informal businesses. It is also redefining the way people interact and engage in the modern world.  The World […]

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Praying through the pandemic

Pentecostalism in Nigeria preaches that prayer, not political action, is the solution to COVID-19. On February 28, as COVID-19 spread across the globe, Enoch Adejare Adeboye, General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), posted a short video online to his millions-strong following across Nigeria. “I want to assure you,” he announced to the camera in his […]

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Notes from Nigerians

That Downward Spiral

In Notes by Nigerians, we are looking at how life has changed; perhaps forever. The first time I was depressed was in 2014 was when a f​riend​ committed suicide. I might be wrong and I only call it the first time because it was the first time I called it that name – depression. I […]

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Trying in vain to write about COVID-19

In Notes by Nigerians, we are looking at how life has changed; perhaps forever. Instructions arrive to work from home on the morning of March 19th as it begins to appear that Lagos would be the gallery of COVID-19’s highly-publicized incursion into Nigeria. By the time we got our index patient, warnings had been given, […]

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Domesticity; by force, by fire.

In Notes by Nigerians, we are looking at how life has changed; perhaps forever. 30 years ago, my mother singlehandedly started a catering business from scratch. With a degree in Industrial Science and Management from UNILAG, her job search was not forthcoming, so she started cooking for small groups and parties to make a living. […]