Policy Radar – TheCable https://www.thecable.ng Nigeria's independent online newspaper Fri, 16 Aug 2019 01:49:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 INVESTIGATION: Even with NHIS, Nigerians seeking healthcare are on their own https://www.thecable.ng/investigation-even-with-nhis-nigerians-seeking-healthcare-are-on-their-own https://www.thecable.ng/investigation-even-with-nhis-nigerians-seeking-healthcare-are-on-their-own#respond Wed, 14 Aug 2019 07:46:59 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=359098 The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) was established in 2005 to enable every Nigerian, no matter socio-economic status, walk into a hospital and get treated with little or no money

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PERIOD PAINS: How monthly cycle keeps young girls out of school and kills their dreams https://www.thecable.ng/period-pains-how-monthly-cycle-keeps-young-girls-out-of-school-and-kills-their-dreams https://www.thecable.ng/period-pains-how-monthly-cycle-keeps-young-girls-out-of-school-and-kills-their-dreams#respond Mon, 29 Jul 2019 06:47:29 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=368443 She couldn’t wrap her head around the question being asked of her. She couldn’t fathom the interest in her private business. Try as she may – even with constant nudging

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Abacha Loot: CSOs ask senate to reject Malami over ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee https://www.thecable.ng/abacha-loot-csos-ask-senate-to-reject-malami-over-dubious-15m-lawyers-fee https://www.thecable.ng/abacha-loot-csos-ask-senate-to-reject-malami-over-dubious-15m-lawyers-fee#respond Thu, 25 Jul 2019 12:39:07 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=370535 A coalition of civil society organisations has asked the senate under the leadership of Ahmad Lawan to reject the nomination of Abubakar Malami as a minister.  Malami is one of

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Abacha Loot: Again, FG refuses to give information on ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee  https://www.thecable.ng/abacha-loot-again-fg-refuses-to-give-information-on-dubious-15m-lawyers-fee https://www.thecable.ng/abacha-loot-again-fg-refuses-to-give-information-on-dubious-15m-lawyers-fee#respond Fri, 28 Jun 2019 13:14:04 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=363706 The office of the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) and ministry of justice, has again refused to provide information on payment of lawyers hired for the recovery of Abacha Loot.  

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We’ll address this situation, says Abuja DisCo on village where darkness is killing people https://www.thecable.ng/abuja-disco-reacts-to-village-where-lack-of-electricity-is-killing-people https://www.thecable.ng/abuja-disco-reacts-to-village-where-lack-of-electricity-is-killing-people#respond Wed, 26 Jun 2019 15:21:14 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=363166 The Abuja Electricity Distribution Company (AEDC) says it will address the condition of the residents of Gosa Kpanyi Kpanyi village in the federal capital territory (FCT). The company disclosed this

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Electricity agency speaks on Abuja village where darkness is killing people https://www.thecable.ng/electricity-agency-speaks-on-abuja-village-where-darkness-is-killing-people https://www.thecable.ng/electricity-agency-speaks-on-abuja-village-where-darkness-is-killing-people#comments Tue, 25 Jun 2019 15:55:36 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=362746 The Rural Electrification Agency (REA) says it has directed its project team to look into the plight of residents of Gosa Kpanyi Kpanyi village in the federal capital territory (FCT).

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Abacha Loot: Sept 23 is judgement day in Cable Foundation vs AGF   https://www.thecable.ng/abacha-loot-sept-23-is-judgement-day-in-cable-foundation-vs-agf https://www.thecable.ng/abacha-loot-sept-23-is-judgement-day-in-cable-foundation-vs-agf#respond Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:11:57 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=362788 The federal high court sitting Abuja has set September 23, 2019 to deliver judgement on the case filed against the attorney-general of the federation (AGF) by the Cable Newspaper Journalism

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VIDEO: The Abuja village where lack of electricity is killing people https://www.thecable.ng/video-the-abuja-village-where-lack-of-electricity-is-killing-people https://www.thecable.ng/video-the-abuja-village-where-lack-of-electricity-is-killing-people#respond Tue, 25 Jun 2019 08:53:28 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=361139 There has never been electricity in Gosa Kpanyi Kpanyi, says 47-year-old Danjuma Ashibo. As speaker of the village parliament which holds its meetings under a tree, Ashibo is understandably frustrated

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Abacha Loot: CSOs ask Buhari to fire Malami over ‘dubious’ $15m lawyers fee https://www.thecable.ng/abacha-loot-coalition-asks-buhari-to-fire-malami-over-15m-dubious-lawyers-fee https://www.thecable.ng/abacha-loot-coalition-asks-buhari-to-fire-malami-over-15m-dubious-lawyers-fee#respond Wed, 15 May 2019 13:03:05 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=352510 Some civil society organisations have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to find a replacement for Abubakar Malami, the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), over the payment of $15 million to

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ANALYSIS: Why Nigeria will remain in darkness a little longer https://www.thecable.ng/analysis-any-hope-for-power-sector-in-the-next-five-years https://www.thecable.ng/analysis-any-hope-for-power-sector-in-the-next-five-years#respond Wed, 01 May 2019 05:29:37 +0000 http://www.thecable.ng/?p=343069 The unbundling of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) on November 1, 2013, was like a breath of fresh air for the Nigerian power sector that had undergone decades

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