Category: Editorial

Since the exit of Brigadier General Samuel Ango as the Sole Administrator in 1999, the Nigeria Customs Service has always had succession-related rancour. During the tenure of Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Mustapha in 1999 the eve of democracy from Bauchi to the headquarters to clinched the position. The outcome was that many brilliant but ambitious senior…

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…

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…

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…

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…