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The demand for new minimum wage

IT appears that May Day, otherwise called Workers’ Day, is now commonly perceived as a mere holiday by Nigerians in general. It is fast becoming a crass opportunity for some leaders of the organised labour […]
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Buhari’s stance on state police, wrong

Buhari’s stance on state police, wrong

Punch Editorial Board President Muhammadu Buhari’s casual dismissal of the clamour for state police before a global audience confirmed his total disconnection with the demands of modern governance. By hiding under the guise of financial implications for the states and constitutionalism, he failed to situate the dire fiscal and security challenges afflicting the country in […] …

The codeine scourge

A video clip from the stable of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) titled Sweet, Sweet Codeine recently went viral on the internet. It depicted the scary, sorrowful and deplorable level to which a considerable part […]
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Arresting Nigeria’s slow, grinding failure

AT two meetings last week, concerned political leaders took up the battle for Nigeria’s restructuring once again. They insisted that restructuring along the line of (true) federalism was the panacea for the current political farce hobbling the country. As a newspaper, we support the ideals of federalism, being that Nigeria is a country with a […] …

Encouraging rapprochement in Korean Peninsula

Encouraging rapprochement in Korean Peninsula

Punch Editorial Board What numerous past conciliatory efforts and frequent sabre-rattling failed to accomplish in the Korean Peninsula over the years is set to materialise. This is after leaders of the rival North and South abandoned their individual differences and met in a historic summit in the truce village of Panmunjom on April 27. Barring […] …

The cancer epidemic

AS Nigerians continue to grapple with severe economic challenges, cancer seems to be wreaking more havoc. There are indications that four out of five sufferers currently die of the scourge. According to the World Health […]
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Unfit teachers: Kaduna’s conundrum

The Kaduna State government’s efforts at re-jigging the foundation of the education system in the North-West state are far from being concluded, even though the journey started in 2017. After laying off the 22,000 primary […]
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Clashes among security agencies, damaging

Clashes among security agencies, damaging

Punch Editorial Board At every critical juncture, Nigeria’s security agencies advertise their impunity and, above all, unhealthy rivalry. A new investigative report, which a Senate ad hoc committee has just submitted to the parliament, lays bare the deep-rooted rivalry in the ranks of the intelligence agencies. In late 2017, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, […] …

FG and the new Department of Traditional Medicine

IN a daring and surprising move, the Federal Government recently announced the creation of a Department of Traditional Medicine in the Ministry of Health to initiate and conduct research into the discovery and application of […]
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