Category: Editorial

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THE TUBERCULOSIS SCOURGE

The authorities should do more to contain the epidemic The United States Centre for Disease Control said recently that no fewer than 18 people die in our country every hour… Read more »

STILL GROPING IN DARKNESS

The pricing system aids inefficiency in the sector Almost six years after the privatisation of the power sector, Nigerians are yet to know the difference between the old discredited regime… Read more »

POLICE AND THE WASTE OF MANPOWER

The authorities should stop wasting police officers trained at great expense It has become fairly routine in the Nigeria Police Force to retire senior officers immediately an acting Inspector-General of… Read more »

IGP Adamu and The Task Ahead

Mohammed Adamu needs to rekindle public confidence in the police. That will be a struggle Following the unceremonious retirement of Mr Ibrahim Kpotum Idris as Inspector- General of Police (IGP)… Read more »

CRITICAL ISSUES IN THE NHIS ACT

The National Health Insurance Scheme should be comprehensive and compulsory Most of the countries that have made appreciable progress in achieving universal health coverage (UHC) have also implemented some form… Read more »

2019 POLLS: ON YOUR MARKS…

The INEC should ensure that the elections are free and credible With the release last week by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the final list of eligible candidates… Read more »

EAT AND DIE!

MONDAY EDITORIAL There is need to ensure that the food we put on the table is good enough for consumption The recent claim by a Professor of Food Science and… Read more »

FATALITIES ON OUR WATERWAYS

The authorities must ensure that minimum safety standards are enforced No fewer than 40 persons died recently in a boat accident along River Katsina Ala in Buruku local government area… Read more »

THE STATE OF FEDERAL ROADS

Many major roads across the country are in deplorable condition From its 2017 budget, the federal government allocated a total of N555.99 billion to the Ministry of Power, Works and… Read more »

THE THREAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE

There is an urgent need to pay adequate attention to the environment The recent declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari that climate change has become an existential threat to Nigeria’s progress… Read more »