Opinion

Nigeria: A Country of Zero Consequence For Misdeed, By Umar Yakubu

...not a single public official has been sacked or has gone to jail for scandals at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), and the Federal Ministry of Finance, despite several reports factually stating that billions of dollars went missing in…
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Opinion

Berthing Reforms at Nigeria’s Ports, Hadiza Bala-Usman and the Journey So Far, By Theophilus Opaleye

Her reforms have repositioned the organisation in line with international best practice. Through her dedication to institutional effectiveness and all-round improvements in performance, welfare, efficiency and safety, she has set the Nigerian Port Authority on an exemplary path of continued progress and prosperity. For a country whose median age is…
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Opinion

Hadiza Bala-Usman and the NPA: the Numbers That Matter, By Bukola Ogunyemi

...far-reaching reforms have definitely unsettled a lot of vested interests who were beneficiaries of the status quo that existed at the NPA before July 2016, but Hadiza remained undeterred in her resolve to put the NPA on a pedestal where it can stand shoulder to shoulder with its peers in…
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Opinion

A Blue Economy: What Nigeria Could Learn From Seychelles, By Rafiq Raji

...an ambitious blue economy agenda need not weigh significantly on the government’s finances: it could be self-funding if creativity is applied. In the Nigerian case, however, any potential gains would require some initial investment by the government to resuscitate the country’s polluted coasts and waters, especially in the Niger Delta…
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Opinion

A Disturbing Conflict of Interests: Senator Hope Uzodinma and the NPA Probe, By Majeed Dahiru

Senator Hope Uzodinma should recuse himself or be excused by the Senate president from the chairmanship of the Senate joint committee on tariffs, customs excise and marine transport in order not to jeopardise the outcome of this very important probe of the serious allegations of criminal infractions against the NPA.…
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Opinion

Nigeria: The Marathon Path to Ease of Doing Business, By Bukola Ogunyemi

There is definitely still a long way to go and more than anything else, those committed to reforming the system when it comes to improving the ease of doing business must understand that this is a marathon, an unending commitment to making Nigeria a true haven for local and foreign…
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