Pitfalls Africa must avoid over COVID-19 vaccines

Pitfalls Africa must avoid over COVID-19 vaccines

RECENTLY, the World Health Organisation (WHO), for the first time, acted boldly against popular sentiments by announcing its opposition to the clamour for vaccination passports for travellers. It attributed its official position to the doubt over whether inoculation prevents transmission of the virus, citing also fairness concerns. The WHO had, from the very outset acted […]

Our weak and insecure Nigeria

Bandits or terrorists. What is in a name?

Over a sixty-year horizon, rather than mastering the art of governing ourselves most efficiently, we have rather unlearned the most miniature lessons in governance taught us by the colonialists. We also abandoned the ones endowed on us by our rich cultural traditions and values. On the contrary, we picked up and revelled in reprehensibly strange […]

The Niger Delta MEND

Bandits or terrorists. What is in a name?

Between January 2006 and the end of 2010, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta [MEND] waged war against the Nigerian government and foreign oil companies operating in the country. Through the hostage-taking of mainly foreign oil firms’ employees, vandalization of oil installations and facilities, instilling fear and terror via bomb attacks, bitter […]

Beyond Suez Canal: Essence of global maritime choke points

Pitfalls Africa must avoid over COVID-19 vaccines

GLOBAL LOGISTICS BUSINESS has come to define commerce and supply chains in many different ways. For goods that can only realistically transported by seas and waterways, seafaring has become indispensable in global logistics, handling bulky, heavy, liquid, solid and gaseous goods across the globe in huge quantities. Efficiency of supply chains through this method of […]

Ominously growing ethnic, regional Army

Bandits or terrorists. What is in a name?

Nigeria is a multi-nation country housing about 250 ethnic group or nations. Twenty out of these ethnic nations are big enough to exist as full-fledged countries. Somehow, that has not been the case despite bouts of attempts by some ethnic nationalities to secede. The Nigerian Biafran Civil War was the first of such attempts, which […]

Beyond Suez Canal: Essence of global maritime choke points

Pitfalls Africa must avoid over COVID-19 vaccines

GLOBAL LOGISTICS BUSINESS has come to define commerce and supply chains in many different ways. For goods that can only realistically transported by seas and waterways, seafaring has become indispensable in global logistics, handling bulky, heavy, liquid, solid and gaseous goods across the globe in huge quantities. Efficiency of supply chains through this method of […]

Making a mess of Motor (Third Party) Insurance

Making a mess of Motor (Third Party) Insurance

In the last few years I have been in the forefront of the campaign to enlighten the insuring public about the benefits of Motor (Third Party) Insurance. The benefits are enormous. They include insurance cover for the policyholder’s legal liabilities for death and bodily injuries to third parties and third party property damage. While remedies […]

Nigeria’s policing effectiveness

Bandits or terrorists. What is in a name?

As a copycat species of humans, our police adopted the slogan “the police is your friend”, already in use in several other countries. Unarguably, an efficient policing system naturally endears the citizens to itself. Such friendship compares with the relationship between a security dog owner and his dutiful dog. The police efforts to ensure that […]

Africa’s food security, genetic resources and sustainable trade

Pitfalls Africa must avoid over COVID-19 vaccines

ESSENTIAL ISSUES OF biodiversity have been widely publicised in the scientific literature. In Africa, regarded as the last frontier when considering global food security, environment and climate change, the potential in genetic resources remains yet to be unlocked. This potential holds the key to climate change mitigation and food security of not only Africans but […]

The economic cost of insecurity

Bandits or terrorists. What is in a name?

Insecurity which is born and sustained through corruption has become Nigeria’s biggest headache. Apart from the tens of millions of Nigerian lives lost and its devastation of Nigeria’s pride in agriculture, it continues to unleash poverty across the country unrepentantly. It has also consigned Nigeria to the group of countries considered as the temples of […]