(FILES) In this file photo taken on December 28, 2020 health workers spray disinfectant inside the Pyongyang Department Store No. 1 prior to opening for business, in Pyongyang on December 28, 2020. - North Korea on May 12, 2022 confirmed its first-ever case of Covid-19, with state media declaring it a "severe national emergency incident" after more than two years of purportedly keeping the pandemic at bay. (Photo by KIM Won Jin / AFP)

Why governments must prepare for pandemics

The rise is mostly driven by the omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5, showing that the pandemic is changing but not over. It is clear that the global community would still feel more
2 years ago

Books’conference: An agenda

All those who write articles for newspapers and magazines and those who labour in the book’s vineyard have every reason to frown today because our nation’s reading habit
3 years ago
Students of Government Migrant Schoo, Ekuri, Calabar in class.

Nigerian child and a choking education system

As Nigeria’s children mark their day on this very occasion, governments at all levels must find ways of addressing most of their nagging problems. Education today has seemingly moved
3 years ago
Ajaokuta Steel Company

Looking under the carpet

Let me tell you about my new hobby. It is called, believe me, looking under the carpet. Sounds rather crazy for a hobby but that is the beauty of it. The carpet
3 years ago
Nigeria flag. Photo: ALJAZEERA

Do we need unviable 32 states?

A report the other day that only four of the 36 states in the country are viable is disturbing and demands urgent action of the governments and people of Nigeria to cause
5 years ago