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More Repartees: Managing The Menace

More Repartees: Managing The Menace

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) on Friday last week said the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in 18 months assisted no fewer than 9, 822 stranded Nigerian migrants from 10 different countries to voluntarily return home. The Zonal Coordinator ...

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Waste Management On Nigerian Waterways

Waste Management On Nigerian Waterways

“Cleanliness is a good thing, which the society should embrace” – Kapil Sibal Nigerians, especially residents in Lagos (Lagosians) should learn to appreciate Kapil Sibal’s apt saying especially on the waterways. Nigeria is blessed with an expansive coastline of about ...

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Truckers Demise: Nigeria’s Port System Collapse

Truckers Demise: Nigeria’s Port System Collapse

By Kenneth Jukpor In recent times, it has become saddening that the nation records one fatal casualty after another with tanker and truck drivers. The norm had been casualties on Nigerian roads as a result of over-loading, over-speeding, carrying of ...

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2019 Elections: Managing Illegal Arms Import

Illicit Arm Dealers Dread Tin Can Ports- Custom

“How many thousands of lives would be saved if we enforced our immigration laws, our guns laws, and our drug laws? Public safety is not being held hostage by the ‘gun lobby,’ but by the open borders lobby and the ...

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‘A Stitch In Time’

‘A Stitch In Time’

As part of efforts to correct the unfortunate trend of boat mishaps, especially on Lagos waters, the Lagos State government has said it is procuring life-saving, quick response boats to tackle emergencies on its waterways more efficiently. The Commissioner for ...

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Managing Deaths From Boat Mishaps

Managing Deaths From Boat Mishaps

“Better to be safe than sorry”– Samuel Lover While the negligence on the part of the Nigerian government and greed on the side of boat operators could be attributed as the reason for increased incidents of boat capsize, one can ...

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Managing The Brand ‘Nigeria Air’

Managing The Brand ‘Nigeria Air’

“Management by objectives works if you first think through your objectives. Ninety percent of the time you haven’t”- Peter Drucker From the apt saying by Peter Drucker, one can see the emphasis on thinking through one’s objectives. There wasn’t a ...

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Managing African Migrant Endemic At Mediterranean Sea

Managing African Migrant Endemic At Mediterranean Sea

According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) report on Friday last week, at least 1,500 migrants, mostly Africans seeking greener pastures in Europe, have perished in the Mediterranean in 2018. This makes it the fifth straight year the Mediterranean ...

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Managing Dredging Effects On Shoreline Communities

Managing Dredging Effects On Shoreline Communities

By Oyeniyi Iwakun Following approval by the federal government for the dredging of the Escravos-Chanomi/Ogbe-Ijoh down to Warri Port, Delta State, some locals in the river line communities have begun fresh agitations with threats to derail the plan. The Ijaw, ...

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Curbing Incessant Tankers, Trucks Accidents

Curbing Incessant Tankers, Trucks Accidents

By Oyeniyi Iwakun The increasing loss of lives and properties as a result of Trucks and Tankers’  accidents in recent times have called for public discuss and caution. Aside the havoc and setbacks it creates in the society, more sadness and ...

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Unemployment And The Alarming Rate Of Civil Service Recruitment Scam

Freight Forwarders Urged To Instigate Mechanisms Protecting Customs And Importers

In recent times several government parastatals have been forced to publicly debunk rumours that their organizations we carrying out any recruitment exercise as a result of gimmicks by scammers. Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) issued a circular a fortnight ago on ...

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The Travails of Apapa Destitute

The Travails of Apapa Destitute

By Oyeniyi Iwakun One may not know the true picture of events unless an august visit is paid to Apapa at night. As some are sleeping at the comfort of their homes, some are under the bridge hopelessly. They gallivant ...

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Managing Complicities and Conspiracies Among Truckers And Ports Security Officials

By Oyeniyi Iwakun Corruption and illicit practices in the Maritime industry has become a major headache over the years as patriotic stakeholders have always been at the fore front to advocate for a change of attitude in order to restore ...

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Managing Fake Travel Agencies With Technology

Managing Fake Travel Agencies With Technology

One of the recurring problems in Nigeria’s aviation sector has been fake air travel agencies. These scammers have defrauded intending passengers millions of naira on several occasions as a result of the  porousity of the industry. There is no entry ...

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Managing The Ravaging Menace Of Drug And Substance Addiction

Managing The Ravaging Menace Of Drug And Substance Addiction

“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 Drug abuse has become a common phenomenon around the ...

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Holding Bay: Shipping Companies ‘Hide and Seek’ Game

Holding Bay: Shipping Companies ‘Hide and Seek’ Game

“When the hunted has truly learnt to hunt his hunters, then the hunting game is over” Chinua Achebe This wise saying by Chinua Achebe illustrates the fate of maritime stakeholders and the ills in the industry where the perpetrators of ...

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NPA And Broken Promises

NPA And Broken Promises

“If you make the customer a promise… make sure you deliver it” – Merv Griffin Drawing from this apt saying by Merv Griffin one can argue that a customer or client is entitled to demand certain standards or entitlements in ...

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Railway Transport: Prioritizing Customers’ Welfare  For Effective Service Delivery

Railway Transport: Prioritizing Customers' Welfare  For Effective Service Delivery

By Oyeniyi Iwakun The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) is undoubtedly one of the oldest government’s institutions in Nigeria. Notable among the qualities of railway transport system all over the world is its capacity to move bulk of goods and passengers ...

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Ease Of Doing Business: Reality or Farce?

Ease Of Doing Business: Reality or Farce?

The Federal Government has introduced several initiatives with a view to enhancing the ‘Ease of Doing Business’ at the ports by reducing the cost and simplifying the trade procedures. However, the developments at the ports show that the sector is ...

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Tackling Menace Of Illegal Immigration In Nigeria

Tackling Menace Of Illegal Immigration In Nigeria

Illegal immigration in Nigeria has become a common feature of the nation so much that foreigners strive by any means possible to leave the shore of their countries to move into Nigeria. There are several arguments on the causal factors. ...

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