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Managing Lagos Ports

Managing Lagos Ports

As the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, described the two Lagos Port Complexes of Apapa and Tin Can Island as “overwhelmed and attained breaking points”, last week, it brings to fore the growing need to dissipate the ...

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Maximizing AfCFTA Opportunities

FG bans forex for food importation

Nigeria became the 53rd country to sign the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) the world’s largest single market, when President Muhammadu Buhari signed last month. The agreement will be the largest trade agreement in history since the creation of ...

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Competitive Airline Management Strategies

Policy Makers Harp On The Need To License ATSEP

Airlines provides the only transportation network across the globe and it is crucial for  global business  development  and  tourism enrichment.  Air transportation is one of the most important services to offer both significant social and economic benefits.  By serving tourism and trade, ...

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Rail Track Vandalism: Managing Moral Decadence

Rail Track Vandalism: Managing Moral Decadence

A government for the people must depend for its success on the intelligence, the morality, the justice, and the interest of the people themselves – Grover Cleveland As the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) decries the high rate of theft and ...

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Beyond ‘Insanity’: Dalhatu As A Hero

Beyond ‘Insanity’: Dalhatu As A Hero

Beyond the assertion that Nura Dalhatu has been confirmed mentally ill, certain aspects of his drama still beggars belief and the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) remains far from unraveling the mystery which transpired at the Customs headquarters in Abuja, recently. ...

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‘Beyond Insanity’ Dalhatu’s Derogatory Drama

Beyond ‘Insanity’: Dalhatu As A Hero

The bizarre drama which played out last week at the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) headquarters, Abuja, when an Assistant Superintendent of Customs (ASC1), Nura Dalhatu, promoted himself to the rank of Deputy Comptroller General and then invaded the office of ...

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Lagos- Badagry Expressway- An Unending Dilemma

Lagos- Badagry Expressway- An Unending Dilemma

The state of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway has become a bothersome issue for citizens who ply the road on a daily basis. The road which has been totally neglected for years by both the Federal and State Governments has been a ...

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Women In Shipping: Problems and Prospects

Women In Shipping: Problems and Prospects

Most people still perceive the shipping industry as a male dominated industry and this is the reason why women refrain from choosing it as a career. Other women also avoid the industry because of physical harassment and violence or severe ...

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AIB, Air Peace Rift: A Tale of Two Halves

Air Peace Begins Dubai Flight

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) recently accused Air Peace of failure to report accidents or serious incidents to the bureau at the exact time the incidents had occurred. However, Air Peace disagreed with the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), over allegations ...

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Perils Of Illegal Oil Refining

Perils Of Illegal Oil Refining

“When you have bad governance, of course, resources are destroyed: The forests are deforested, there is illegal logging, and there is soil erosion. I got pulled deeper and deeper and saw how these issues become linked to governance, to corruption, ...

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Lagos-Ibadan Rail: Can Amaechi, NRC Meet December Deadline?

West Africa targets $57b investment, integrated ports, rail sector

Although the Minister of Transport, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi has reiterated his determination to deliver the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan standard gauge lines under the construction of the Chinese construction companies at the end of the month of December 2019, there ...

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NERC And Prepaid Meter Dilemma

NERC moves to address 57% meter deficit

Nigerians anticipate the provision of new card reading meters to consumers to alleviate the problems of excessive billings under the connotation of ‘estimated billing’ among other sharp practices in the nation’s power system. The Nigerian government was compelled to implement ...

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Amaechi’s Abundant Antics

Amaechi Abundant Antics

The handover ceremony of the Ibadan Inland Dry Port (IIDP) and exchange of letters at the Oyo State Governor’s office, Ibadan, was one that left several humourous jokes, yet an experience worth learning from. From the Transport Minister’s teasing remarks ...

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Managing Nigeria’s Scarce Resources

Managing Nigeria’s Scarce Resources

Nigeria is a country blessed with abundance of resources. In terms of natural resources, few nations in the world are as endowed as Nigeria yet the country remains grossly underdeveloped.  Although there are various factors responsible for some of the economic ...

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CRFFN: A Burden Of Leadership In Africa

CRFFN: A Burden Of Leadership In Africa

Leaders must cultivate an organizational culture that embraces flexibility, adaptability and rigorous scenario planning. ——-Greek Philosopher, Aristotle on Leadership and Modern Management Leadership in Africa laterally, means opportunity to abuse a collective trust; appropriate collective wealth for personal gains; redefining ...

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Managing Human Resource Effectively

              “A good job is more than just a paycheck. A good job fosters independence and discipline, and contributes to the health of the community. A good job is a means to provide for ...

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Maximizing Potentials For Nigeria’s IMO Council Bid

Maximizing Potentials For Nigeria’s IMO Council Bid

When Nigeria lost its bid to get re-elected into category ‘C’ of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Council in December 2017, it was the third consecutive time the nation lost in the quest to be re-elected into IMO. Recall that ...

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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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