Author: Odimegwu Onwumere

ODIMEGWU ONWUMERE explores the efforts of scientists in advancing genomics and molecular medicine in Nigeria, prompted by their own realization of the lack of accurate diagnostic tools on the continent that negatively affect the health of patients. The report showcases 54Gene’s ability to harness their scientific, regulatory, and operational expertise to provide innovative, flexible, and cost-effective clinical trial solutions. It also highlights the organization’s dedication to bringing precision medicine to both Africans and the global population by bridging the gaps in genomics knowledge When Nigeria was caught unprepared for the virus at all levels, from the early detection of the…

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ODIMEGWU ONWUMERE examines in this report that despite the growing concern about cyber security, Nigeria still lags far behind the rest of the world when it comes to enforcing privacy and security laws for businesses. Similarly, the attack’s persistence and widespread nature affect small, medium, and large businesses. The article traces that less than 10% of underwriters offer cyber-insurance policies through international brokers. It, therefore, calls on stakeholders and regulators to swiftly establish a regulatory framework to domesticate cyber-insurance in Nigeria in order to necessitate the use of reinsurance, which will facilitate the expansion of cyber-insurance businesses in the country While addressing the…

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The Advocacy Network on Religious and Cultural Coexistence (ANORACC) has criticized His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammed Sa’ ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto, for stating that Nigerians should understand Fulani people’s “Point A to Point B” movement. The Director of the Civil Society Organization, Odimegwu Onwumere, stated on November 26, 2022, in Port Harcourt that the Sultan was playing the ostrich with his statement while supporting the invariably highhandedness of his people across the country. His Eminence, Alhaji Muhammed Sa’ ad Abubakar III, Sultan of Sokoto, recently requested help from the leadership of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria…

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In this report, ODIMEGWU ONWUMERE centers on Nigeria’s poorly coordinated reaction to pandemics and states that reinforcing the general health framework will shield the soundness, everything being equal. He likewise cautions that putting resources into general epidemic readiness is fundamentally more affordable than putting resources into the monetary effect of a pandemic. The article traces why it will be right that Nigeria shares responsibility with states in order to guarantee investment and preparedness success, adding that these methods of financing combine stronger health systems, sustainability, and affordability “When you invest in something, you tend to pay more attention to it.…

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ODIMEGWU ONWUMERE writes in this report that the lack of healthy food in schools and communities is a major issue for general well-being, which Nestlé is addressing through school, partnership, and workshop education programs As he greeted his guests at the Agbara factory, which is in the well-known Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, close to Lagos State, Mauricio Alarcon, a Country Manager for Nestlé Nigeria, stated that Nestlé was prepared to continue working with the relevant government agency and other partners to address some of the areas of identifying baselines and work on nutrition solutions to improve Nigeria’s nutrition indicators. It…

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Hotels in Nigeria have gained notoriety as a result of the numerous alleged murders of hotel guests by the property managers or other guests. On the other hand, ODIMEGWU ONWUMERE reports that hotel owners are offended by the incident and promise to work to stop it What was once a place where guests, visitors, or strangers could be welcomed with open arms and entertained, has perhaps evolved into a venue for the absurd, with tales of murders committed out of jealousy or rituals. When the first two hotels in history, known as Ryokans, were registered in Japan in the early…

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Experts consider waste pollution to be one of the world’s most pressing environmental issues right now. Oceans, waterways, and numerous urban areas around the world are affected. Nigeria alone generates approximately 32 million metric tons of waste each year, with Lagos accounting for approximately 10,000 metric tons. Perhaps the world of reproachful analysts did not believe Nestlé when it stated in a public presentation that none of its post-packaging waste would enter waterways or the ocean and that it aimed to achieve its goal by developing eco-friendly new packaging designs in collaboration with manufacturers and other stakeholders in the packaging…

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By Odimegwu Onwumere Senator Magnus Abe, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) flag bearer for the 2023 Rivers State governorship election, has spent years in and around the political corridor, which speaks to his ocean of political experience. Abe is also an orator in the likes of Walter Ofonagoro, a Nigerian scholar, politician, and businessman who is a former Minister of Information and Culture. Abe’s astute oratory prowess is comparable to that of Bill Clinton of the United States, whose oratory analysts say marries argument and passion; and twenty-five years after he was elected president, no one surpasses his speechmaking.…

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While the charge up to the elections in Ekiti state by 2022 is gathering momentum with politicians and political analysts spilling over with permutations, Governor Kayode Fayemi of the state said that the future will determine his next political movement. Without a doubt, the mind of Fayemi of Ekiti is stretched by a new idea or sensation on how to develop the state every now and then (beyond his stay in office). His government has shown a rare commitment to a nontoxic and abounding Ekiti, by working harder to achieve impactful governance to all in the state. What has endeared…

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In this report, ODIMEGWU ONWUMERE writes that youths seem to prefer informal politics to formal politics upon global reformation for their involvement in the later How to engage youths in democratic politics has become a headache of a sort to social crusaders, political scientists, media practitioners and so many other groups in Nigeria and by extension, international. This question has continued since 1999 the country started to practice after 35yrs the military held sway in the leadership of the country. Since the democratic dispensation, the country has spent billions of Dollars in electoral processes. Likewise, some international unions like the European Union,…

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Only those with great brainpower like a former Governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan lookup forward, not pulled back by politics of brickbats, but believe in shared value, to help humanity anytime, any day, irrespective of political hiccups that might have been here or there.  This was evident on January 25, 2017, when the ever-forgiving Uduaghan said that he would continue to work for peace and mankind in Delta state. He didn’t look at paid tantrums from some quarters against him when he left power as governor (2007 to 2015). Today, Uduaghan has kept his promise of continued help…

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I have met people in this world. Some are handsome and beautiful and the others, financially rich and poor, schooled and educated and what have you. Many of these people that I have met needed someone to trust, rely on, and love them. But only a minute number had the qualities they wanted from others. So, when they wanted someone to trust, they knew who to go to. To them, this person was a fool, because he was not given to the ramshackle nature of the modern world, where sincerity is attributed as foolishness, but waywardness has all that can…

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Representation of youths in Nigerian democracy without a doubt still remains a tall dream and this affects their behaviour towards political settings. ODIMEGWU ONWUMERE unearths that youths are sidelined in Nigerian democratic system by factors like unemployment, poverty, illiteracy, unfavourable legal architectures, low economic conditions, different discriminatory practices, gender bias, ethnic sentiments, corruption, godfatherism and sundry issues Youth-friendly policies of the AU and homily by the UN that countries should take youths into their policies seem not applicable to youths in Nigeria. Not garnering the political will they needed, youths in the country believe that a youthful president will benefit the country and enhance the electoral…

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Over-regulations were once seen as the bane of micro-insurance in Nigeria which hardly allowed foreign investment. But this seems to be no more as regulators have established reengineered micro-insurance in the country with timeless benefits for low income earners, to enable them handle their risks. ODIMEGWU ONWUMERE however traces experts’ suggestions stating that the bar for financial inclusion should be raised, mobile money enhanced and regulators should intensify micro-insurance incursion, escalate access point in the country, for effective penetration “Micro-insurance is not just a scaled down version of regular insurance… the product and processes need to be completely reengineered to…

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Expectations are heightening among inhabitants and political watchers of Bayelsa state politics as the state gubernatorial election slated for November 16 draws nearer. The query is centred on whether the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) should continue to rule the state or there should be a change of party. In another insight, many are not inclined to supporting any political party to produce the next governor of Bayelsa state, but an individual whom they believe will embody them very well. If the postulations of people should be anything to go by, then Chief David Lyon, the flagbearer of the All Progressives…

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The Deputy Governor of Delta State, Barrister Kingsley Otuaro is a man that can be trusted, especially in this era, where and when some governors and their deputies, political Godsons and Godfathers, political allies and friends and sundry are in loggerhead. Observing the steadiness in Otuaro, the Delta State Governor, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa on April 16 2019, described Otuaro as a competent man, during the occasion marking Otuaro at 51. Okowa, who was on leave during the period under review, also commended Otuaro who was acting governor, for the salient role he played in the ‘Smart Agenda’, which was geared…

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It is on public notice that there are people and groups frightening the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 2019 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Their tactics is by asking him to sheathe the legal battle he is instituting to reclaim the supposedly mandate given to him by the Nigerian electorate that was brazenly robbed by the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. It would be disservice to hundreds of millions of Nigerians if Atiku gets down not to reclaim this mandate that the APC is brandishing whereas there are posers…

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