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PIGB: Is The Long Wait Finally Over?

PIGB: Is The Long Wait Finally Over?

Since 2008, Nigeria has been working to improve transparency and accountability in the oil sector.  This brought about the development of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) later modified to become PIGB (Petroleum Industry Governance Bill). PIGB which has been one of the ...

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Curbing Illegal Charter Operations

Illegal charter operations pose a serious safety hazard to the traveling public as well as the aviation sector. Illegal charters can take a variety of forms including companies that don’t have the required certificates; use aircraft that are not on ...

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Managing Waterways Accidents In Nigeria

Managing Waterways Accidents In Nigeria

Waterways play a very significant role in the transportation system of many developing countries because of their lower cost and higher accessibility compared to other alternatives, creating a great demand for transportation of goods and passengers. However, this mode of ...

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Managing Onboard Vessel Fires

Managing Onboard Vessel Fires

The international shipping industry is currently wrestling with a spate of fires aboard vessels at sea in recent months that have crippled several big cargo ships, killed a number of seafarers and cost companies and their customers hundreds of millions ...

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Reforming Infrastructural Facilities At Nigerian Airports

Reforming Infrastructural Facilities At Nigerian Airports

“A successful society is characterized by a rising living standard for its population, increasing investment in factories and basic infrastructure, and the generation of additional surplus, which is invested in generating new discoveries in science and technology”– Robert Trout Infrastructural ...

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Managing Bi-Courtney, FAAN Rift

Managing Bi-Courtney, FAAN Rift

“When you have a conflict, that means that there are truths that have to be addressed on each side of the conflict. And when you have a conflict, then it’s an educational process to try to resolve the conflict. And ...

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Eastern Ports: Exploring Solutions To An Unending Dilemma

Eastern Ports: Exploring Solutions To An Unending Dilemma

Lagos ports have become a burden to the city residents as well as the port users as a result of the perennial traffic gridlock. It is open-secret that utilization of the ports in other parts of the country, especially the ...

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Managing Nigeria’s Resources: Extraneous Replication Of Agencies

Managing Nigeria's Resources: Extraneous Replication Of Agencies

Recently, there has been a fight for turf on the privatization and concession spaces among government agencies, especially between Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) and the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC). Despite the development of a Public Private Partnership policy in ...

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Apapa Traffic: FG’s Misplaced Priorities

Apapa Traffic: FG’s Misplaced Priorities

“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least” – Anonymous From the apt saying above one can deduce that the Nigerian government has not aptly prioritized the role and significance of the transport ...

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NPA’s Epitome Of Professionalism

NPA’s Epitome Of Professionalism

“The quality of person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor”– Vince Lombardi The apt sayings by Lombardi show the importance of commitment and hard work to ensuring success in ...

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New Dawn For Monopolistic Businesses In Nigeria

New Dawn For Monopolistic Businesses In Nigeria

“Competition always produces better results than a monopoly” – Beto O’Rourke President Muhammadu Buhari has taken a cue from Beto’s apt saying, as he signed the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection bill into law, last week. This is coming fifteen ...

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Expediting Vessel Dwell Time At Nigerian Ports

Expediting Vessel Dwell Time At Nigerian Ports

“There can be no doubt that the transportation sector is the most critical sector of our economy” – Robert Brady. This wise saying by the English Politician was made about America but his emphasis on the sacrosanct state of transport ...

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Time Management: Productivity At Work

How To Manage Time At Work

Chances are good that, at some time in your life, you’ve taken a time management class, read about it in books, and tried to use an electronic or paper-based day planner to organize, prioritize and schedule your day. “Why, with ...

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Nigerian Airports And Power Outages

Nigerian Airports And Power Outages

“For facilities management to be effective and efficient, it must align its activities to support and facilitate the organization’s business operations” – Anonymous The recent report that the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) was on Thursday last week afternoon hit ...

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GoG: Managing The Quandary Of Pirates And Robbery At Sea

GoG: Managing The Quandary Of Pirates And Robbery At Sea

Despite the efforts of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), the incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) especially on Nigerian waters continue to increase; what could be the lasting solution ...

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Managing Nigeria’s Fiscal Challenges In Shipping

Managing Nigeria’s Fiscal Challenges In Shipping

Over the years, the shipping industry and the maritime sector at large has continued to experience setback as a result of poor financing. This has also led to the poor utilization of wide opportunities available in the maritime industry. The ...

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Collaboration: ‘A Big Ask’ For Nigerian Shipowners

Collaboration: ‘A Big Ask’ For Nigerian Shipowners

Creating a better world requires teamwork, partnerships, and collaboration, as we need an entire army of companies to work together to build a better world within the next few decades. This means corporations must embrace the benefits of cooperating with ...

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Nigerian Judiciary And The Pangs Of Violent Crimes

Nigerian Judiciary And The Pangs Of Violent Crimes

As the Nigerian Bar Association (“NBA”) published a press release lamenting the death of three of its members within the last fortnight in very tragic circumstances. It has become important to underscore the palpable and pervasive state of insecurity in ...

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Tramadol: Managing The Ravaging Menace Of Drug Abuse

Tramadol: Managing The Ravaging Menace Of Drug Abuse

“Addiction is a tough illness, and recovery from it is a hard but noble path. Men and women who walk that path deserve our support, encouragement, and admiration” – Sheldon Whitehouse As the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) reported seizures of fifty-three containers ...

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Underpricing: A Growing Threat To Airlines

Underpricing: A Growing Threat To Airlines

Current underpricing of fares could make local routes some of the cheapest in the world with the affected airlines having one of the least chances of survival. Recent investigation revealed that at an average cost of N30,000 per flight, it ...

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