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Privatisation Of Refineries: Need To Follow Due Process

Since the idea of privatising the refineries in the country was mooted, it has been generating serious debates. Many are disturbed that privatising the refineries might not bring about the intended positive result. This calls for caution and transparency on the part of the Federal Government to avoid  mortgaging the refineries. The Bureau of Public […]

The Task Before Emefiele, CBN Governor Designate


Barring all unforeseen circumstances, Zenith Bank Plc Managing Director, Mr Godwin Emefiele, will in June this year be sworn in as the new Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN. He will take over the leadership of the apex bank from Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi who is currently fighting his suspension from office. Emefiele, […]

FAA Audit And Implications For The Nigerian Aviation


By Friday this week, whether Nigeria retains or loses its Category 1 rating status in the aviation industry, one thing is certain: the country needs to pay more attention to the safety of its skies and security of its airports. The Category 1 rating by the American Federal Aviation Administration, FAA, is the greatest rating […]

Rein In Fulani Marauders Now


In the past, many communities across Nigeria tolerated and lived peacefully with Fulani herdsmen as their cattle grazed across the country, especially in the southsouth, southeast and the southwest. Apart from skirmishes resulting from the destruction of their hosts’ crops by the cattle, there were no serious, armed confrontation between the herdsmen and communities where […]

Curtail Arbitrary Charges At The Ports


For years, maritime stakeholders have been agitating for the creation of a commercial/ economic regulator — an agency saddled with the task of regulating arbitrary charges and other forms of irregularities at the Nigerian sea ports. Many heaved a sigh of relief when Nigerian Shippers’ Council, NSC, was recently given the mandate. Though it is […]

Drug Reduction And Rehabilitation


The screaming headlines on drug seizures and arrests by officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, are important, but tell only one side of the story. An emphasis on drug eradication or reduction campaigns, treatments and rehabilitation of drug abusers would tell a more positive and rewarding story. Both stories are important but […]

Stop Politicising The Boko Haram Menace


The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has named General Muhammadu Buhari as the sponsor of the Boko Haram, the religious extremists currently unleashing carnage of unimaginable dimension in the northern part of the country. The rationale for the accusation is the purported statements that the former Head of State made before the 2011 general elections. Buhari […]

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