Category: Editorial

Auditing Nigerian airlines

THE Dana Air crash threw up ample evidences of the internal problems of domestic airlines. Air Nigeria whose pilots and engineers were on strike for weeks, alleging poor pay and inadequate attention to industry imperatives was added to the suspension list. There may be more. Only a proper audit of airlines can reveal their operational…

Only Three Million Barrels Stolen!

WE hope Chief of Defence Staff, Air Vice-Marshall Oluseyi Petinrin was not feeling triumphant when he told the House of Representatives committee probing the oil industry that oil thieves stole only about three million barrels of crude oil monthly. He sounded so. Petinrin said about 90 million barrels were stolen monthly before Defence Headquarters intervened…

Fuel Importation to end in 24 months?

It looks like yet another clever ruse calculated to hoodwink hapless Nigerians in other to distract them from the crisis rocking the House of Representatives fuel subsidy payments probe adhoc committee. But if Petroleum Resources Minister Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke’s recent hint that the Federal Government has planned to stop the importation of refined petroleum products…

State Police: Reform must phase out top-heavy colonial legacy

Nigeria is facing daunting security problems. The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar acknowledged this fact in a recent address to top-ranking officers in Abuja. They include: deadly bomb blasts, extra-judicial killings, kidnapping, armed robbery, oil bunkering, vandalisation of oil pipelines and electric power installations, assassinations, piracy and incessant killing of policemen and other security…

Need To Rethink NYSC’s Posting

We live today in Nigeria in a very difficult period. With a full blown introspection on hands everyone has to be circumspect. In particular, the directorate of the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC). It is true that the Act establishing the NYSC is engraved as a cardinal aspect of the constitution. Just like the equally…