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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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Ways To Boost Business Bank Account

Ways To Boost Business Bank Account

When cash is tight and bills need to be paid, your first instinct may be to try to get a small business loan of some kind—any kind. But depending on the type of small business financing you are seeking, you ...

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Can Propane Solve Nigeria’s Electricity Woes?

FG says no going back on 20,000MW transmission capacity by 2021

Every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a big idea turn into an innovation – Dean Kamen   Drawing an analogy from Dean Kamen’s apt saying about technology one can understand the prospects of propane as ...

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Maximizing Nigeria’s Prospects In Mining

Maximizing Nigeria’s Prospects In Mining

The recent seizure of about N1.12 billion worth of gold about to be smuggled abroad grabbed media headlines. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), in intercepting the illegal gold shipment that was being smuggled through the Abuja airport to ...

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Lagos Port Congestion: The Bangs & Benefits Of Barges

Lagos Port Congestion: The Bangs & Benefits Of Barges

With the roads leading to the nation’s major ports in Tin Can Island and Apapa almost impassable, the prospects of moving empty containers from holding bays to ports via barges has become the only viable option to get the containers ...

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Is MAN Oron Becoming A ‘New Brand’

Is MAN Oron Becoming A ‘New Brand’

“A brand is the set of expectations, memories, stories and relationships that, taken together, account for a consumer’s decision to choose one product or service over another”. – Seth Godin The turbulent times at Maritime Academy of Nigeria (MAN) Oron, ...

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Aviation: Managing Strikes And The Fiscal Chaos

Aviation: Managing Strikes And The Fiscal Chaos

Aviation unions under the aegis of Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, the National Union of Air Transport Employees and the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers on called off their strike action against Bi-Courtney Aviation Services ...

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Inter-agency Rapport: Bane Of Nigerian Ports

Inter-agency Rapport: Bane Of Nigerian Ports

In third world countries especially in Africa, one of the major challenges to growth is that rather than work together to share ideas and technology for the good of the nation, most organizations as well as individuals choose to see ...

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Labour Management: Chinese Harnessing Convict Expatriates

Labour Management: Chinese Harnessing Convict Expatriates

The expanding range of China’s economic advancement has provoked the most recent attention to China as an emerging superpower but one factor was unearthed last week as our correspondent discovered how Chinese companies maximize or exploit its human resources. A ...

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Debt Management: Nigeria’s Fiscal Romance With China

Debt Management: Nigeria’s Fiscal Romance With China

“The greatest enemy of financial well-being is not poverty but debt” – Kent Nerburn A recurring fiscal trend in the President Mohammadu Buhari administration has been borrowing to support his noble aspirations to swiftly correct the nation’s massive infrastructure deficits ...

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