On the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) and Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) courtship, I am here trying to connect some dots. What you will call conspiracy theory of the lowest order …
1. JAMB was going to get NIMC to capture and have the candidates just submit NIN so that JAMB can pull the data from NIMC … 2 million odd candidates. Way to go. Kudos.
Sadly, we, and government in particular, often conflagrate the establishment of a single firm with the development of a sector.
No doubt Aviation is an important part of the transport mix.
However, it is not a priority in an economy where trunk and feeder roads are impassable, the bulk of the railway system is moribund and waterways not navigable.
Our transport mix must first ensure we can move onions out of Kebbi, Rice out of Badeggi, fruit out on Vandeikya, Yams from Otukpo, Tomatoes from Kano, Palm Oil from Ohambele and so on, this is more useful to the economy than airlifting relatively elite passengers between cities such as Abuja, Porth Harcourt and Lagos. Aviation is important just not a biting priority for limited government funds. Continue reading “Nigeria Air: Not another Airline, but develop the sector”
A couple of these killers in Nigeria are cattle Rustlers.
If I had the opportunity to advise the President on the use of ICT to stop these killings, I will propose that we brand cattle with easily identifiable numbers, then later tag them with some RFID technology, but soonest.
In essence, a National Cattle Database. This will equip the police, Vet officials and those who need to know, the means of identifying stolen cattle just like you can now identify fake drugs.
Rustling will reduce extensively, we will be able to create and enforce some form of cattle tax, and probably open a more meaningful dialog for cattle ranching. We will have solved many problems, taking a very small step to start.
We must be pragmatic and stop sulking. We should not under-estimate the economic importance of cattle and its influence on the current level of conflicts in Nigeria today.
According to the Fuel consumption Statistics  published by the Nigeria Office of Statistics, the average daily consumption of PMS in Nigeria is between 41m and 52m litres per day. This was the statistics in 2016. It means that the total Annual consumption will be 365 x 41m, ie 14,965million litres, or simply put, 15Billion litres per year. The figure has now risen to 55m litres in 2018 .
In the news, the upcoming coronation of the indefatigable “Aka Ikenga of Osun state”.
From a beaded crown perched on his “omoge” aka Olori , to blings blings on trademark faded rasta jeans in the palace , then the pre-vote-of-thanks scuffle with the Ooni of Ife  and now a Coped Arabian Sultanate , There is no dull moment with the Oluwo of Iwo and his nice and accommodating people.