Nigeria Air and the ancient scam

Image result for nigeria airStill on Nigeria Air …. Let us connect the dots and draw the lines!

I am not saying it is a scam, Nigerians cannot be scammed.
I am not saying it is not a scam, PMB may not be aware.

I am only saying that “what we know about what exists” and “what we do not know about what does not exist”, …. may tend towards the usual and now perfected privatization scam

Remember how we ended up with NITEL, TRANSCORP, GENCOs and DISCOs? We were scammed! (more…)

Nigeria Air: Not another Airline, but develop the sector

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. (more…)

Youths, Drugs and drinks in the Sharia states of Nigeria

Image result for nigerian drug addictI raised the issue of drug use by the sharia states two years ago https://web.facebook.com/sfolayan/posts/10153633316529107 precisely March 18, 2016. I wrote:

“Who is looking at the increased uptake of hard drugs in the sharia states of Nigeria? Seems they banished the mild alcohol (except fermented akamu) but don’t seem to give a hoot about narcotics such as skunk. Slowly and silently, those drug-using youths in Kano are dying daily and we are all to blame. How do we help curb this scourge?” (more…)

Vision, Mission and Values interplay – May God bless Buhari more and more!!

Image result for buhariVision: The ability to dream and come up with an idea that leap frogs the people being led, to give them a better life not later, but soonest. “Now Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers they hated him even more” — Gen 37:5.

I recommend you read “Challenges for the race of excellence” That was the vision of the ruler of Dubai. https://en.wikipedia.org/…/My_Vision:_Challenges_in_the_Rac…

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Mothers: Guardians praying against all bad dreams

My pilot complained for almost two hours but Air Traffic Control just did not understand the need for me to get back to Lagos ASAP. I had promised madam we will be together today. I maintained my characteristic cool, calm and collected posture.

I would not have come, but the plea by my constituency that the next 2 years will be shaped in Minna was too strong for me to ignore. I know I do not belong, but best to play along.

The log-jam from hilltop was unbearable, and now we stood at lock-down at the Minna airport waiting for “Vice Presidential movement”, or is it “Coordinator Movement”. I just cannot understand what brought me to the town in the first instance. is it by force?

Ever since the gap-tooth genius responded to my “Happy Birthday” message some 25 years ago, we have maintained a decent level of cordiality. I remember when the bride was born, I was already an Aluta member in Unilorin. Is this the trip you can call “a bridge too far?”

Just as I reached to pick up the mobile phone again, I felt my left ear revv up at a high decibel level, just like the left jet of the plane.

It is not the jet …. It is my wife whispering … “Happy Mothers’ day.

It is one of those real bad dreams! I am now fully awake!!

Happy Mothers day to you great women out there. May all your good dreams and those of your children never be cut short in Jesus Name. Amen.

SF’s 2015 Todo list

Happy New Year!!  

2014 was busy for me, but much more wonderful, with many people thinking I have finally ventured into politics. Well, politics is just one of the things that fascinate me, but it is not one of the top 5, nor what I will invest my time and energy into. So, if not Politics, what can it be?

Here is my list of Todos in 2015.

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Ebola again reveals The prize of professionalism in Nigeria

ebola-virusThe message was circulated via sms and whatsapp. It read …

“Avoid First Consultants Medical Centre Ltd, Obalende, Lagos, The victim in the first case of Ebola identified in Nigeria has died in the hospital. Do not go near Obalende”.

As I read the message, My mind swung immediately, into unraveling the puzzle. How could the virus have been identified in the patient and by who?

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Introducing Free.lanci.ng

I have been busy cooking …. Allow me introduce to you, the freelancing website created by Nigerians for Nigerians – https://free.lanci.ng

With computers everywhere and a reasonable Internet connectivity, it is now possible for everyone to work comfortably from the comfort of the home, working in diverse areas of interest and taking advantage of the various skills in Nigeria, and the various opportunities on the Internet. Most Nigerians who patronize popular freelancing websites face one or more of the following challenges: (more…)

Ibadan Plane/Quadrocopter/flying hobby gone awry. The abridged story

Image result for quadrocopterI live in the rural area, and enjoy the rousing chirps of birds every morning. Sunday 29th December 2013 started as a very slow day, with a rude Skype call at 6.30am from disgruntled Chinese domain name trader, who has promised to make me famous. Story for another day.

I got dressed at 8am hoping to go to get to church before 9.30am, but I neither got to church, nor back to my home until 9.30pm. My neighbour came calling at 9am to inform me that he just monitored the Yoruba news analysis on the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) that our missing plane may have been found in the neighbourhood. I assured him I will get to BCOS after the Service, not knowing that church was a pipe dream!

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