Resolving The NHIS Imbroglio

As if the litany of crises currently plaguing Nigeria is not enough, the country was a couple of weeks ago assaulted with reports of the suspended Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Prof. Usman Yusuf refusing to step aside after being suspended from office by the NHIS Governing Council. The Executive Secretary…

Subsidising fuel amidst crushing poverty

This year, the federal government has bandied several figures as expenditure on fuel subsidy or under recovery as it prefers to call it, since it officially denies that it still pays subsidy on petrol. The current figure we have is from Ibe Kachikwu, the hapless minister of state for petroleum, who, in April avers that…

Gowon’s 2019 poll clarion call

NIGERIA’S longest-serving military ruler, General Yakubu Gowon, has aptly added his voice to the need for aspirants to political offices in 2019 (especially the presidential candidates of the two main parties – the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP) – to accept the result irrespective of the outcome. Continue reading Gowon’s…

Time to eliminate lead paints

SUNDAY, October 21,  2018 marked the beginning of this year’s edition of the week-long International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week which ended on Saturday, October 28,  2018. It is not yet too late for Nigeria to get in the mood and join the fray in efforts to get rid of this deadly substance from paints which…

The poor state of Nigerian roads

The importance of roads in the socio-economic life of a people cannot be overemphasised. That is a fact. Another incontrovertible fact is that countless number of roads in the country are in a terrible state of disrepair. From one end of the country to another, it is the same story.   A few examples will…

Rape, Ochanya’s death and need for justice

The rape to death of a 13-year-old pupil of Federal Government Girls College (FGGC), Gboko, Benue State, Elizabeth Ochanya, by her aunt’s husband and his… The post Rape, Ochanya’s death and need for justice appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers

Futility of ‘no work, no pay’ policy

FACED with the imminence of the return of Organised Labour to perhaps a protracted strike, the Federal Government last week threatened to enforce the “No work, no pay” policy if the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, calls for another work stoppage. Continue reading Futility of ‘no work, no pay’ policy at Vanguard News.

Taming lawyers from forging judgements

  Globally, lawyers are a set of respected people, not only for their knowledge of law, but for ensuring that rule of law and justice becomes the grundnorm of any civilized society. Nigeria is not exempted, especially in the array of eminent and distinguished lawyers it has produced over the years, even before independence. Nigeria,…

APC Govs, Oshiomhole and party supremacy

When former Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole was elected a few months ago as the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), not a… The post APC Govs, Oshiomhole and party supremacy appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers

Who will end violence in Kaduna?

KADUNA State appears determined to reaffirm its long-standing reputation as the nation’s most violent state. Apart from Maiduguri, the epicentre of Boko Haram suicide attacks and insurgency; Kano, which frequently witnesses “blasphemy”-related violence; and Plateau and Benue States, the flashpoints of  herdsmen’s attacks on farming communities, Kaduna takes the cake as the melting pot of…