The Downside of COVID-19 on Humanity

Coronavirus has led to reduced pollution, re-emerging wildlife and plunging oil prices and shown the size of the task facing humanity. But once eradicated, Covid19 will leave long, profound marks of its destructive passing; the epidemic will have damaged worldwide economy for many years and marked our memories forever. I’m convinced that we shall speak of a “Pre–Coronavirus” era and an “Post-Coronavirus” era. Secondly, I’m sure that our behavior will remain marked by the trauma that it must have provoked and by the changes of behavior it will have caused.…

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Urhobo, Biafra, Oduduwa And The Sins Of Old

  By Sunny Awhefeada That Nigeria is tending towards centrifugalism is only not realized by those who are numb and insensitive to the reality of the moment. What began as a call for adherence to the ideals and tenets of federalism from the Niger Delta states at the onset of the present millennium took on different modes of agitation that even culminated in armed struggle ala militancy. Two national conferences took place in 2005 and 2014 respectively. Then the buzzword restructuring took over and it is now being substituted by…

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Opinion: Ned Nwoko STARS University Will Transform His community, Delta State-Evbie

  Medical Director of the prestigious Williams Clinic and Diagnostic Centre and Chairman Evbie Andrew Foundation, Evang. Evbie Andrew has stated that the Hon. Ned Nwoko STARS university when in full operations will transform his community of Idumuje-Ugboko and delta state in general. Evbie who made the assertions in a personally signed press statement, thanked Hon. Ned Nwoko for bringing such gigantic project to delta state, adding that this is what every well to do deltan especially the billionaires should emulate. According Evbie, the STARS university which all week has…

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Opinion: FUPRE, A Dream Delayed Or Denied?

  By Sunny Awhefeada     The Federal University of Petroleum Resources, (FUPRE), Effurun, Delta State was founded in 2007 and it caught news headline as Nigeria’s nay Africa’s first specialised university, dedicated to the study of petroleum resources.   The idea of FUPRE was novel and many thought that in no distant time the university will take its place in the global commune of scholarship, technological innovation and economic advancement. Since it bears the imprimatur of petroleum, which spews forth dollars, many had imagined that the university will approximate…

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COVID-19: Cloth Mask, the beauty and the DANGERS

By Larry Dada The world has come to place where humanity is not alien to tragedies: be it from environmental catastrophe, to social wars and even the nearest form of pandemic outbreak. In all cases, people are attacked, economies are shut and at extreme cases lives are lost. The recent outbreak of novel corona virus called COVID-19 in Wuhan City of China has spread with a deadly speed that many nations cannot control. Over 170 nations have recorded confirmed cases ranging from tens to hundreds of thousands, within four mouths…

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How to pull Nigeria from the brink

On Monday, April 27, 2020, British oil and gas giant, BP, became the latest in a growing number of energy firms to declare a massive quarterly loss. Their loss was in the region of $4.4 billion dollars. Bear in mind that this was a conglomerate that posted a $2.6 billion profit in the corresponding quarter of 2019. The challenges that are already engulfing the oil and gas sector will continue to plague that industry for at least the rest of the year, and may reach apocalyptic levels sooner than we…

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Opinion: NED AND GINA, THE DAY THE GREATEST LOVE STORY WAS ANNOUNCED

  BY  IDI PRESLEY On Saturday, the 27th of April 2019, a year ago it’s now but for three reason this date lingers still in memory, first it was on the morning of this date my adorable daughter was birthed and this story i have told already, today is for another one of those other two! On this fateful day, the quiet town of Ugbomro home to the prestigious Federal University on Petroleum Resources (FUPRE) was shaken to its core, the vibration so strong indigenes of neighbouring communities scampered for…

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Covid-19 Pandemic: Time For Nigerian States To Refocus And Grow- Prof Anyiwe 

By Victor Bieni ASABA- A Professor of Economics, University of Benin and Founder/Chief Executive Director,  Centre For Human Development And Educational Research, Professor Mercy Ada Anyiwe  has said that this period of the on-going global Covid-19 Pandemic is a time for Nigeria to refocus, look inwards and grow its Economy through viable applications of the needed micro and macroeconomic policies, restructuring and diversification. Professor Anyiwe disclosed this to our reporter while fielding questions from some group of Journalists in Asaba, Delta State capital on what Nigerians should do to circumvent…

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The Death of Abba Kyari—Nigerians Hardly Learn

By  Charles Apoki In the first lesson of COVID-19, we considered the prediction of a dynamic decade between 2020 and 2030 where many events will take place, and nobody will be certain of what to do. It will be overwhelming for several nations and people, because they have not prepared for or anticipated such events in such magnitude. Abba Kyari was the Chief of Staff to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He was one of the politicians that we mentioned in the first post. From information gleaned from…

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Running from God’s prophecies of the coronavirus

When I started editing my book, “Doctor Strangelove” in 2005, I had over thirty chapters to work with. But then the Lord said to me: “Femi, this book will have eighteen chapters.” I took that as a prophecy. I kept my eye on it and was excited when, through editorial work, the book finally shrank to eighteen chapters. I had run with the vision and fulfilled it. Or so I thought. Dilemma However, I later discovered that two of the chapters did not work. It appeared I had squeezed them…

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