When Nigeria became independent in 1960 and inherited the well-run Electricity Corporation of Nigeria (ECN), which was established in 1951 by the then colonial administrators, many probably, did envisaged that the country’s power sector would end up as an albatross.
COVID-19 hand washing protocol: A nation dependent on unconventional water sources
The rising number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nigeria calls for strict observance of all extant health and safety guidelines advised by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
‘Treating Inter-tribal marriages with disdain has long-term repercussions’
The International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria says since inter-tribal marriages, among other things, help to integrate citizens, build bridges and blend strengths against weaknesses
Schools lockdown: Private owners, teachers recount woes as uncertainty lingers
Proprietors of private schools in the country have been in the vanguard of the advocacy for the reopening of schools, which have remained shut for about four months now as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
‘Our teachers have started hawking facemasks due to hardship’
It hasn’t been very easy I must confess. As we all know, the lockdown was effected towards the end of the second term and many schools were yet to collect full school fees from parents and since then...
Rafsanjani: Shoddy handling of Magu’s arrest casts slur on Nigeria, may hamper asset repatriation
This depends on an enabling legal framework for independent leadership, implementation of strong ethical guidelines with standardised operational procedures...
Unending search for incorruptible anti-graft czar
The doubt, which many expressed about the capacity of the Nigerian government to fight corruption to a standstill, appears to be gaining grounds.
Rising brutality: Weighing the potency of Nigeria’s child rights laws
The Nigerian child, especially one from a poor home, is insecure almost on all fronts. With his parents unable to appropriately cater to his/her needs and no social safety net from government, he/she starts life on a sour note hoping that it ends in bliss. Some people in this category are molested by their own…
Social investment scheme: Lofty in design, poor in execution
Nothing best illustrates the fact that all is not well with the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIPSs) of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government than the recent condemnation of the Modified Home Grown School Feeding Programme..
Wanted! Lifeline for a near-comatose power sector
Save for the timely and suave intervention of the leadership of the National Assembly, Nigerians would have started paying more for electricity since Wednesday, July 1, this year.