Columns

Nigeria Air and Hadi Sirika: Why Transparency Matters, By Jibrin Ibrahim

Given the total information blackout, a lot of speculations arose that he was planning to use the asset of Arik and Aero start the new airline. Others speculated that he was begging Qatar Air to come and set up an airline for us. Speculation became the sole mode of engagement…
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Columns

Paying For Sirika’s Aborted Flight of Fancy, By Azu Ishiekwene

What is baffling is not that the project failed is baffling is that Sirika, and those who could have called him to order, deliberately ignored all the warning signs of a clear and present danger and just kept spending money and making commitments in a way that they might never…
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Opinion

Harnessing Regional Potentials: the Private Sector and the Nigerian Economy, By Alaba Lawson

...NACCIMA reiterates its support for the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) and emphasises that Nigeria cannot afford to lose out in the opportunities inherent in a common African market. This also underscores the saying that you can only score a goal as a member of a football team when…
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Columns

Boarding, a Nigerian Flight of Fancy, By Azu Ishiekwene

The success story of Ethiopian Airlines, Singapore Airlines and the Gulf carriers is tempting to imitate, but let’s face it, we’re a long way from the level of discipline and policy consistency that have made these airlines the success story that we admire. The minister of state for aviation, Hadi…
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Opinion

Ten Reasons Why I Won’t Invest In Nigeria Air, By ‘Tope Fasua

...from the stories narrated above, our backend is where the problem is. Compared to Ethiopia and some other countries that we wish to benchmark, Nigerians have not shown the beginning of any capacity to provide world-class backup to a national carrier. We cannot compete well with tardy, half-baked technical support.…
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