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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?

Can Propane Solve Nigeria's Electricity Woes?

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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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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