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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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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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Covid-19’s socio-economic threats for Nigerian women

COVID-19, similar to most public health risks and disease outbreaks, has raised significant gender concerns. Would the disease affect men and women differently? How would the pandemic change or exacerbate existing gender concerns? Early evidence already suggests that there are varied implications of COVID-19 for the human rights and wellbeing of men and women, the […]

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Nigeria is unprepared for the worst crisis since independence

In the age of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the world is facing an unprecedented health crisis and no country is spared. As social distancing takes precedence in most countries around the world, COVID-19 has evolved from a health crisis into an economic disaster. Economic activities, for instance, have reduced sharply in just two months since COVID-19 […]

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Lagos’ size and slums will make stopping the spread of COVID-19 a tough task

Economic inequalities have consequences for access to health and health seeking behaviour. Over 60% of the residents of Lagos are poor and live in the over 100 slums and informal settlements scattered across the city. They lack water, sanitation and other basic services. This makes them particularly vulnerable during a health crisis.

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Coronavirus, Face Masks and Hand Sanitisers — A Story of Supply and Demand in Nigeria

When the demand for any commodity goes up, there are more people bidding for the same commodity, the price of that commodity goes up. Ignoring this law is like ignoring the law of gravity, you do so at your own peril. The law does not end there; it goes on to dictate that when the […]