A bill seeking to replace the Quarantine Act with a Control of Infectious Disease Act that quickly passed first and second readings at the House ... of Representatives in April, is causing outrage in Nigeria.
Enforced lockdowns across the world to stop the spread of COVID-19 has led to the slowing down and even halt of several economies, wreaking havoc ... on the global economy. According to the IMF, the world is now in a recession. How will Nigeria fare in the midst of all of this?
It is too soon to assess the full economic impacts that COVID-19 lockdowns will have on developing countries. But early research indicates that ... many African economies are significantly impacted and that poorer households are struggling.
The last couple months can only be characterized as unprecedented, as many countries and markets went from indifference of the pandemic to visible ... panic. In many emerging markets, the flight of capital coupled with slowed investments has further complicated fragile situations. Yet these unexpected and difficult times still present opportunity for investment.
Despite Nigeria's federal government and its task force against COVID-19 putting measures in place against the spread of the coronavirus, certain ... state governments have taken matters into their own hands to the benefit or detriment of their local population.
While the numbers of infections and deaths continue to rise across the African continent, North African countries have begun a gradual lifting ... of restrictions, but will that leave the region vulnerable to the pandemic?
With just months to go to the end of his first term, Tanzania's president John P. Magufuli is making global headlines once again, as his administration ... continues its somewhat questionable approach to controlling COVID-19 within its borders.
In a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus that has infected over 3000 people and killed over 100 people in Nigeria, a five week lockdown in ... Abuja, Lagos and the neighboring Ogun state was in effect. But as the number of people out in the street came to a near halt; the price of food took off, creating a difficult situation for many Nigerians.