Editorial

COVID-19: Beyond travel ban, closure of schools, airports

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last week, cases of the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria spiked exponentially, forcing authorities to impose a travel ban on at least 13 countries, mostly epicen [...]

Mon, 23 March 2020


Implication of Nigeria’s epileptic power supply

In 2013, the Nigerian government ceded most part of the its power sector to private hands, with the hope of improving power generation and distribution, and to in the long run, end the myriad of problems bedevilling the sector.

 

 

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Mon, 16 March 2020


Failure of states to access UBEC fund

For six years, Kwara State in North Central Nigeria, failed to access N7 billion periodic allocation received from the nation’s consolidated revenue through the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, for the purpose of developing primary and junior secondary schools.

With an estimate [...]

Sun, 23 February 2020


Coronavirus: Nigeria’s preparedness

At least 565 people have been said to have lost their lives to the deadly Coronavirus since the virus resurfaced in December 2019, with the number of confirmed cases rising to 28,000 globally and several suspected cases being recorded daily.

 

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Sun, 09 February 2020


Worsening insecurity: Time to fire service chiefs

For once, since Nigeria’s descent into domestic terrorist attacks, the mist over the actual state of its national security disappeared last week, when the Senate openly affirmed the country’s deteriorating security situation.

 

 

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Sat, 01 February 2020


Public utility and vandalism in FCT

In what now appears a singsong of sorts, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, lamented the rate of wanton destruction of public utilities in the nation’s capital territory. At every opportunity since he became minister, he has not failed to raise [...]

Thu, 23 January 2020


Operation Amotekun and matters arising

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Governors in the South West Zone recently launched the Western Nigeria Security Network, WNSN, to help tackle the growing security challenges bedevilling t [...]

Sat, 18 January 2020


Nigeria’s education sector in 2019

For decades, Nigeria’s struggle to overturn poor educational indices led efforts in its school system. But despite an array of roadmaps and action plans, the country has disappointingly recorded poor outcomes in access and quality as nearly a third of its school-age children remain out of school [...]

Fri, 10 January 2020


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