The world is still in the shadow of COVID-19. But there is a shift from what obtained at the beginning of the outbreak. The difference now is the general belief that those who have not fallen to the virus must work to find a way out of the health crisis. So, scientists are locked up in the laboratories in different parts of the world, desparately researching for vaccine to combat the virus. The excitement in Russia is like the country had struck gold. The feeling is no different from what the leadership inthe US and Madagascar are passing through. The question on the lips of patriotic Nigerians is whether experts at home can stand up to be counted in this competition.
Our findings show that Nigerians scientists are also busy in the laboratories. The story by Anayochukwu Agbo, general editor and Abuja Bureau chief, bears a message of hope and pride. Pride that some initiative is coming out of the Nigerian soil. The pride is in the story, TAMING COVID-19…Can Nigeria Rise up to the Challenge?
The special report is a presentation by a renowned economist on how to manage the impending economic crisis in the country. The story, Managing the Coming Tsunami is a seminar piece by Professor Akpan Ekpo, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Uyo. He was director general of the West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management, WAIFEM and ormer director at the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.
In this edition is a pull-out on the achievement of Governor Godwin Obaseki in Edo State. The segment, THE SILENT ACHIEVER…Building Edo Better, provides an encounter with a technocrat in public office who believes in working quietly for posterity. Adekunbi Ero, executive editor led the TELL team which includes Emmanuel Obe, associate editor to put on record the achievements of the governor since assuming office in 2016.
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