Our own definition of health is according to WHO definition as thus…. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health in its broader sense in its 1948 constitution as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
In view of this, The Management of the Health Pilot Limited approves the reportage of all pieces of news relating to health directly or indirectly hence we report both health and non-health news.
We also wish to inform the members of the public that we,as a fully registered health organisation,make use of ‘‘.org’’ not ‘.com’ website hence our official website is www.thehealthpilot.org and not www.thehealthpilot.com . Our organisation is fully registered as a limited liability company by Corporate Affairs Commission. We are currently opening more outlets in other nations of the world.
The idea to establish a news firm called The Health Pilot Limited (THPL) came as a result of our observation that most, if not all the media firms in Nigeria, do not take part in Investigative Journalism as seen in other developed climes and they are always afraid of publishing some articles ,possibly because the media firms are either owned by some politicians attached to one political party or that they don’t want to fall out of favour with the ruling party. Investigative Journalism as the name sounds is an aspect of Journalism that follows a matter from the beginning to its logical end. In Nigeria today, our pressmen always tell us when an accused is arraigned but will never report how the matter ends in either the lower courts or at the Supreme Court. Not satisfied with the way Nigerian Health sector was being run, young professionals from all parts of our health sector came together to form The Health Pilot Limited.
Our editorial team includes medical doctors, pharmacists, Medical Radiographers, Physiotherapists, Medical Laboratory Scientists, Nurses, Lawyers, journalists, psychologists, sociologists, dietitians, and other professionals in and outside of the Health Sector. In our firm, all professions in the health sector are important and indispensable though that does not prevent any of our members from publishing an article in favour of his/her own profession. Simply put, the aim of establishing THPL is to report things the way they are no matter whose ox is gored. The directors of The Health Pilot Limited have one thing in common ,they are intrepid and are not afraid of any physical ,legal, media or spiritual battles as they came from strong family backgrounds peopled by security agents , clergy men, spiritualists ,journalists, legal and judicial officers et cetera. As Linda Ikeji concentrates on gossips, The Health Pilot Limited concentrates and are more interested in controversial news that other media firms are afraid of either investigating or reporting.
The name ‘The Health Pilot Limited’ was coined from late Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe’s ‘The West African Pilot’ and it may interest our readers to know that When Zik’s newspaper was launched, its quality and professionalism launched it atop other newspapers of the period which generally pandered to colonial authorities or ethnocentric interests. The most prominent newspaper that lost circulation as a result was the Nigerian Daily Times originally owned by the Mirror Group of London. The paper’s lively mix of radical politics and gossip, plus a woman’s page, was highly popular. The newspaper played a key role in the spread of racial consciousness and nationalistic ideas in the interior of Nigeria. Its motto was “Show the light and the people will find the way”. Azikiwe personally edited the West African Pilot from 1937 to 1947. The West African Pilot gave birth to a chain of newspapers that were positioned as city newspapers in such places as Port Harcourt, Warri, Enugu, Ibadan, and Kano. All the titles were then owned by “Zik’s Press Limited”. Titles included the Eastern Nigerian Guardian launched in 1940 in Port Harcourt, the Nigerian Spokesman in Onitsha (1943) and the Southern Defender in Warri, the “Sentinel” in Enugu. In 1945, Zik’s group bought Mohammed Ali’s Comet, four years later converting it into a daily newspaper and then transferring it to Kano, where it was the first daily in the north. The Northern Advocate was also launched in 1949, in Jos. On 8 July 1945 the government banned the West African Pilot and the Daily Comet for misrepresenting facts about the general strike. This did not silence Azikiwe, who continued to print articles and editorials on the strike in his Port Harcourt Guardian.
he Health Pilot Limited is fully registered as a Limited Liability company with The Nigeria’s Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) hence that name ‘The Health Pilot Limited’ is a legal entity that can sue and be sued. No private Limited Liability Company is owned by one person in line with s18 of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) and The Health Pilot Limited should not be an exception. We are not afraid once we have not acted ultra vires . In order to ensure professionalism in our reportage, we have editors that cut across all professions in the Health Sector and beyond. We do not preach the supremacy of one profession over others, however we preach that the right thing should be done at all times in our volatile health sector. In order to achieve our investigative journalism, we have undercover agents found in all blogs belonging to all the professions in the Health sector, their identities can never be revealed so they can remain as our secret agents. We do not report classical information patterning to one profession .
Signed: The Management