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Covid-19 has revealed waning strength of government –Oseloka Obaze

Federal and state governments have responded constructively to the Covid-19 pandemic within the scope of their governance abilities. But as a nation our overall response has been very weak. Some …

Interview: Nigerians Skeptical About Covid-19 Donations, Disbursements and Infection Figures – Obaze

AWKA – 12 May 2020: Mr. Oseloka H. Obaze is a diplomat, writer, public policy and governance expert and politician. He was the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the …

Selonnes Policy Tidbits: | NCDC needs to square the circle and connect the dots on community transmission 

Unfolding Covid-19 community transmissions in Abuja, Lagos and Kano outlying areas, while possibly traceable to untested asymptomatic carriers; possibly have a nexus to domestic and support staff and acolytes of …

Guest Policy Topic:  | First we need to fix this key thing. Then we can reopen

Jeffrey Sachs | April 24, 2020 | CNN.com    (CNN) With the US surpassing the grim toll of 50,000 confirmed Covid-19 deaths, perhaps our nation will now properly address the …

Selonnes Policy Tidbits: | NCDC & FGN must urgently focus on Kano, possibly Nigeria’s next Covid-19 ground zero. 

Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) need to shift focus urgently to Kano, possibly Nigeria’s next Covid-19 ground zero and investigate the spate …

Policy Brief 73/20 | Lack of Resilience Strategy Hobbles Nigeria

Ejeviome Eloho Otobo and Oseloka H. Obaze* A well-worn cliché states that those who “Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail.” That has been Nigeria’s fate in battling the Covid-19 pandemic. …

Selonnes Policy Tidbits: Nigeria needs to walk back her Covid-19 response strategy 

As the Covid-19 pandemic rages, the vast discussion of the scope of Nigeria’s response remains largely informal. It is now time to re-evaluate and walk back our national response policy …

News Track: | COVID-19: Prepare For The Worst, Diplomat Tells Nigerians

Independent 2:13 pm , Tue, 7 April 20 (https://www.independent.ng/covid-19-prepare-for-the-worst-diplomat-tells-nigerians/)  Awka – Former diplomat and Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2017 Governorship election in Anambra State, …

Selonnes Policy Tidbits: | From the ED Frontline – Covid 19 management

Note: Lots of healthcare providers across the globe are compiling and sharing data from global hotspots. Here is an instructive post from a Diaspora doctor close to home who is …

Selonnes Consult Policy Tidbits: |  Use Scientific and Evidence-based measures to contain Covid-19

Solutions to mitigating the Covid-19 pandemic will be scientific and evidence-based. Social distancing, self-isolation, stay home orders and quarantine of the infected is the way to go; the public policy …