On the Editorial page, we set aside our objective news-gathering role to join our readers in a dialogue about important issues of the day to exhort, explain, deplore, mourn, applaud or champion, as the case may be.
The editorial page strives to reflect the dynamism of Nigeria and the world as whole. The region’s iconic status as global entertainment capital, its entrepreneurial spirit and its extraordinary cultural diversity are among its distinguishing strengths, and we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams.
We demand accountability from the people’s representatives in government, promote the rule of law and support policies that encourage commerce and growth and that raise living standards in the region.
Freedom is our core value. We feel a special obligation to defend civil liberties and human rights. Because newspapers and other news media, uniquely among businesses, enjoy and rely on a provision of the Bill of Rights that protects freedom of the press, we assume an obligation to defend the rights of all citizens.