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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?

FG Procures Two Coaches For Lagos-Ibadan Rail Project

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 And Prepaid Meter Dilemma

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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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

FAAN To Shut MMIA Apron Gate 1 For 6 Weeks

“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 Access Mayhem: How NPA Fuels Port Access Crisis – NARTO

“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 Set August As Deadline To Commence Electronic Call-Up System

“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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