Military’s marching orders against oil theft

Going by the optics, the Federal Government appears very determined to tackle oil theft and other forms of criminality in the oil-rich Niger Delta, which have hampered Nigeria’s ability to exploit its resources and tackle its economic problems. The Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa; the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun and the […]
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New era for Nigerian Customs

Over the past one year, the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, has quietly been undergoing radical changes, pushing close to the perfect picture of the Customs needed for the actualisation of the economic reform visions of the President Ahmed Bola Tinubu administration. In June 2023, Tinubu appointed Bashir Adewale Adeniyi, a former Spokesman of the Customs, […]

Confronting the oil mafia

Chairman of the Dangote Refinery, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, recently disclosed how offshore “oil mafia” nearly grounded his effort to build the largest single-train refinery in Nigeria. According to him, these faceless groups strived to push his company into debt default which could have reduced the venture to the situation of Ajaokuta Steel, but for the […]

Tackling the cholera outbreak

THE latest cholera outbreak in Nigeria erupted about a fortnight ago in several states of the Federation. These include Lagos, Cross River, Delta, Abia, Katsina, Imo, Nasarawa, Ogun, Oyo, and Zamfara and 20 other states. Earlier this week the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, reported 1,141 cases nationwide, with Bayelsa and Lagos states recording […]

Bracing for this year’s floods

In February this year, heads of relevant federal agencies such as the Ministry of Aviation and Aerospace Development, Nigerian Meteorological Agency, NIMET, and the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, gathered in Abuja and issued the Season Climate Prediction, SCP, or weather outlook for the year and their possible implications for agriculture, flooding, aviation and disaster […]

Holes in Tinubu’s Democracy Day speech

The only item of public interest in President Bola Tinubu’s Democracy Day 2024 speech was the steady move towards enacting a new national minimum wage law. The rest was mere run-of-the-mill. It contained very little of the challenges that our democracy faces and efforts to tackle them. The most outstanding of these is the controversy […]

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