COVID-19: to test or not to test

Posted on Wed 01 April 2020 in Nigeria • Tagged with COVID-19, WHO, pandemic, health, health system, lockdown, Nigerian Government

An aerial view of a new isolation and treatment centre established by the Lagos State government at the main bowl of the state-owned Stadium. Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

Doyin Odubanjo, Nigerian Academy of Science

You can’t fight a virus if you don’t know where it …


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Should Nigeria have released Boko Haram suspects?

Posted on Mon 24 February 2020 in Nigeria • Tagged with Buhari, Boko Haram, terrorism, Abuja, Niger, Cameroon, Chad, President Muhammadu Buhari

Military commanders inspect arms and ammunitions recovered from Boko Haram jihadists. Audu Marte/AFP via Getty Images

Jideofor Adibe, Nasarawa State University, Keffi

The Nigerian government recently announced that it had released about 1,400 Boko Haram suspects. The reason given was they had repented and were to be re-integrated …


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