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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Kano and the COVID-19 challenge: Memo to Governor Ganduje

With 174 confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in last three days, Kano is rapidly becoming the epicenter of the virus in Nigeria. Considering the economic centrality of Kano, this can be a significant risk to the rest of northern Nigeria and other neighboring West...

The Deceit Of Doing business in Nigeria

By Dr. Biodun Ogungbo There are times like this that I wonder how we will ever get back to an honest society. Two stories told below highlight just how low our dear society has sunken. The first story I was at Dunes Shopping centre in Abuja where...

Tracking the $9 Trillion Global Fiscal Support to Fight COVID-19

By Bryn Battersby, W. Raphael Lam, and Elif Ture Governments have put forward swift and significant emergency lifelines to protect people in response to the pandemic. We measured these in the April 2020 Fiscal Monitor and as countries have stepped up their efforts, we have...

Dampening the impact of global financial shocks on emerging market economies

By Damiano Sandri The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting emerging markets through an unprecedented combination of domestic and external shocks. Among the latter, the pandemic has led to a sharp increase in global risk aversion and an abrupt retrenchment in foreign capital flows. Based on historical...

Making Economies More Resilient to Downturns

By John Bluedorn and Wenjie Chen The world is in the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the ensuing Great Lockdown, has pushed many countries into deep recessions—worse than during the 2008–09 global financial crisis. In response, governments and central banks all over the world have...

Navigating Deglobalization

by Mohamed A. El-Erian Appeals to recommit to globalization are highly unlikely to gain traction in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Those keen to preserve globalization would instead be better advised to focus on minimizing the disruption caused by the coming period of deglobalization...

Is COVID-19 Killing Democracy?

GUY VERHOFSTADT Global media are so consumed by the public-health and economic consequences of COVID-19 that they have failed to pay adequate attention to growing political and institutional risks. In fact, if we are not careful, the biggest casualty of COVID-19 could be democracy. BRUSSELS –...

How global pandemics leave the poor even further behind

The COVID-19 crisis is now widely seen as the greatest economic calamity since the Great Depression. In January, the IMF expected global income to grow 3 percent; it is now forecast to fall 3 percent, much worse than during the Great Recession of 2008-09....

Eight Free Education Lessons For “Gambari Progressives Society” On KWASU VC By Farooq A. Kperogi, Ph.D

2020 Today's back-page column in the Saturday Tribune may not appeal to a mass audience but it's important nonetheless. It tackles a group of ignorant, regressive rubes known as "Gambari Progressive Society", who have zero knowledge about how the university works but who are lyrical...

Herbal Claims For COVID-19 Cure… Then What? By Prof Olobayo O. Kunle

The ongoing pandemic has been exceptional in many ways especially in providing us with the kind of time that we could only have dreamt of due to the lockdown by various governments. This has brought out the ingenuity and rekindled the innovative spirit in...