Nigeria Air and Ethiopian Airlines deal: My position

By Dr Gabriel Olowo I once said in my reaction to the speculation that ET comes as a partner of good choice for Air Nigeria and now that it is officially confirmed, my position remain the same. Since the issue of Air Nigeria ” TO BE OR NOT TO BE ” has been laid to rest, given govt insistence to do so ,my endorsement is based on the need for success of any new start-up Airline in NG. Failures still abound in the market and some airlines still remain very…

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Awakening the Giant of Africa –The Clarion Call

By Remigius Nnamdi Ekeh “Where there is love, there is neither prejudice nor war nor strive nor pains nor any evil at all. Love engenders peace and justice; and makes the bond between persons, groups and nations strong. Let us light the flame of love in all the corners of the universe” There is no doubt that Nigeria actually has the potentials to stand out as the giant of Africa. So many things point to this and everything that is required to attain this status was graciously lavished on her…

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The sinking boats of Sanwo-0lu

By Idu Bello Lagferry, unarguably Nigeria’s poster boy in strategic movement of persons on water for logistics, and recreation is a template desirable for municipal littoral city state such as lagos. Originally conceived during the military era of Raji Rasaki as “uniformed Jack and boot “governor of lagos, restructured by Bola Ahmed Tinubu and given a greater lease of life, and with private sector, shaped to navigate the deep waters of lagos, empowered to open far floung littoral communities, connecting lagos central, lagos Ferry Authority flying the flag of first…

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Ezra Yakusak: Eyes on Nigeria Non Export oil well

By Frank Meke Nigeria’s non oil export value chain pegged at 3. 8trillion naira, an economic recovery effort tied round the mandate of Dr Ezra Yakusak. Dr Yakusak is the chief Executive, Nigeria Export Promotion Council, an institution responsible for the Promotion of Nigeria vast non oil sector. Unassuming and proactive in harnessing human and materials resources, this uncommon Nigerian who spent his years at the Export House, brings a new vista in the strategic intervention and interpretation to breaking the 3.8 trillion naira trade mark revenue programmed for this…

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FTAN and call to bail the tourism cat

By Frank Meke Last week, the Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria, sent a Petition to government and people of Nigeria, on the parlous state of tourism in Nigeria. The association, representing sub sector tourism bodies such as National Association of Nigeria Trave Agencies , Nigeria Hotel and Catering Institute, Association Tourist Boat Operators and Water Transporters, Association of Tourism Practitioners of Nigeria, Nigeria Youths Tourism Association of Nigeria , Institute of Tourism Professionals of Nigeria. HOTEL OWNERS AND MANAGERS OF LAGOS, TOUR OPERATORS OF NIGERIA, and many others my…

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Travelogue: Globe Trotting with Smile Esim advantage

Two hours after getting my much coveted and prized job in a frontline conglomerate with global reach as a Marketing and Sales Director responsible for Africa and Middle East (AME) early in September 2021, I sat down to reflect more on the opportunities than the challenges that come with my plum position. Yes, the job comes with many perks, but frequent travels are ingrained, and I am a sucker for trips. I spent a seeming eternity contemplating how best to maximize the ample number of trips to far-flung countries I…

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Nkereweum Onung: Why tourism votes must count

By Frank Meke. Nigerian Tourism remains the most talked about sector before and after any dinner outing. Check through the social media and within organised and unofficial quarters, the heavy dosage of lip and eye service devoted to what and how this sector, can play,rightly roles of socioeconomic engagement is legendary. During the military era, it was the most “Preferred sector” and every conference, has it brochured in the most glossy print and the talking goes on. At the advent of Democratic experience under President Obasanjo, a near focal agenda,…

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Senator Ekweremadu’s alleged human, Organ trafficking – why we must exercise caution

Nigerians will not continue to amaze me when in any situation or circunstance, novices, rookies, uneducated (the deplorables quoting US former presidential candidate Senator Hilary Clinton), the educated, ‘pundits,’ ‘wana-be’ journalists / photojournalists, ‘motivational speakers’ and ‘commentators’ suddenly turn into ‘experts’ in psychology, counselling, medical sciences, and law or all of the above in one individual with no clues on what he or she is talking about. The irony is that you could easily read their sentiments and at the same time their tribal/religious/political undertones in what they claimed to…

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Influence of emerging tech on economy and Nation-building

New technologies have over time proven to create opportunities for nation-building and economic growth as they have a direct influence on every sector of the economy. The use of technology facilitates the efficient production of more and better goods and services, which is what economic prosperity depends on. One often wonders what the influence of technology on economics is, and in what ways it has influenced economics and nation-building. Christopher Bond gave a quote a long time ago, that answers these two questions. Bond said, “Advances in technology will continue…

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2023 election: An open note to friends, colleagues in media, Nigerians

By Primus Chuks Igboaka  Gullible fellows, including those in this forum and likewise Nigerians that know what is right or best for our country, but hell-bent supporting wrong candidates for reason that they are from your tribe or your region or because we have selfish connections or expected return on investment from them.  Shame to all of you. You know too well what is good for Nigeria but you allow your emotions and tribalistic instincts and interests  to rule your judgement.  Yes, I am in the US where leadership is…

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