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Law Mefor Buries Mother Today in Anambra

The family of the Late David Chigbogu Okafor-Mefor of Umudunu Agbaja Abatete, Idemili North LGA, Anambra State, will today (January 5, 2021) bury their matriarch, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, mother-in-law and aunt, Mrs. Celina Ifesinachi Okafor-Mefor (aka Nneokwukwe, London, Ononaenyi).  This was contained in a statement by Dr. Law Mefor,

WHO, FG Restate Commitment to Tackle Tobacco Smoking in Nigeria

*Tobacco smokers at higher Risk to developing severe COVID-19 complications and death Godsgift Onyedinefu The federal government and World Health Organization (WHO) have renewed their pledge to tackle the menance of tobacco consumption which has claimed millions of lives in Nigeria and across the world. Dr. Osagie Ehanire, minister of health,

How popular is China in Africa? New survey sheds light on what ordinary people think

By  Folashade Soule, University of Oxford, and Edem E. Selormey, Centre for Democratic Development Ghana It’s been 20 years since the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation was first held. Another summit is planned for September 2021 in Dakar, Senegal. Meanwhile, Chinese and African officials are reviewing and reflecting on their two-decade relationship. China’s growing engagement with Africa has

China Loses Trust Internationally over Handling of COVID-19 Pandemic

*YouGov-Cambridge Globalism Project shows most people believe China was not transparent Patrick Wintour and Tobi Thomas China appears to have comprehensively lost the international battle for hearts and minds over its handling of coronavirus with most people believing it was responsible for the start of the outbreak and was not transparent about the problem

COVID-19: NCDC to Conduct Household Survey in Four States

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Nigeria Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) will conduct household surveys in four states in Nigeria to better understand the burden of COVID-19 infection in Nigeria. The seroprevalence surveys will be carried out in Gombe, Enugu, Nasarawa and Lagos States between September

COVID-19 Pandemic and the Nigerian Tax Policy Responses

By Oluwole Osagie – Jacobs It is common knowledge that the Nigerian economy is passing through perilous times. The economy which is the engine of the government has dipped precipitously due to the significant drop in the international price of crude oil and the COVID19 pandemic. Statistics from the Nigeria

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