Vaccine Geopolitics Could Derail Africa’s Post-Pandemic Recovery by Zainab Usman

If 2020 was the year of the coronavirus pandemic, then 2021 is shaping up to be the year of the vaccine. Yet rightful optimism about the arrival of coronavirus vaccines belies significant barriers to vaccine availability and access in large parts of the world. Familiar patterns of global inequities are resurfacing as the global vaccination …

President Buhari and Unlawful Appointments By Onikepo Braithwaite

I received several telephone calls, asking about my opinion on some of the recent occurrences which have taken place in our land, and why I have made no comment. My response has been that most of the issues which are occupying the front burner today, have happened before in recent times, or we have had …

From SARS to SWAT: Unending police brutality by Punch Editorial Board

THE hasty replacement of the notorious Special Anti-Robbery Squad, a unit in the Nigeria Police Force, with the Special Weapons and Tactical Team, only smuggled in a repackaged old wine in a new bottle. This reality has been irritatingly exposed with the unending police brutality. The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, in October 2020, hurriedly …

Reducing Nigeria’s alarming poverty rate by Nigeria Punch Newspapers Editorial Board

NIGERIA —sloppy, self-styled Africa’s giant— is currently sitting on a powder keg with the increasing number of its impoverished citizens helplessly pushing the poverty index to an alarming tempo. A new World Bank report paints a grim picture, requiring an urgent, pragmatic approach by state actors to determinedly halt the tide of poverty. The report …