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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

Unemployment And The Alarming Rate Of Civil Service Recruitment Scam

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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NPA and Apapa Gridlock: Taking The Bulls By The Horn

NPA and Apapa Gridlock: Taking The Bulls By The Horn

By Oyeniyi Iwakun The Apapa gridlock and its consequent effects on the residents and commuters is gradually becoming permanent part of their lifestyles on daily basis. This is even as various stakeholders and commentators have lamented the poor state of ...

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Managing Customs/Smugglers Face-off

Managing Customs/Smugglers Face-off

By Oyeniyi Iwakun The increasing face-off between smugglers and men of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in recent times is becoming disturbing and challenging. It is more worrisome because of the innocent citizens who often fall victims during the gun ...

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Aviation agencies work to improve safety bar

Aviation agencies work to improve safety bar

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) says it has intensified surveillance on all airlines operating in the country. This follows the several incidences that have besieged the aviation industry in Nigeria this year. The Director General of the NCAA, Captain ...

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Managing Chaos In Nigeria’s Aviation Sector

Managing Chaos In Nigeria’s Aviation Sector

This year, the nation’s aviation industry witnessed some high profile aircraft incidents involving major domestic airlines as well as international airlines prompting industry watchers to call on the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to conduct an audit of the airlines ...

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Lagos Residents And The Menace Of EKEDP Extortion

Lagos Residents And The Menace Of EKEDP Extortion

By Oyeniyi Iwakun The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people-Martin Luther King, Jr. Silence over injustice as entrenched in this wise word of Martin Luther ...

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Power-Tussle: NCAA Vs Consumer Protection Council

Power-Tussle: NCAA Vs Consumer Protection Council

According to the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the aviation regulatory authority, traveling by air or using air transport services confers certain rights to the traveler, which include the right to the full value for your money; the right to ...

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Can Nigerian registered airlines fly to US?

Operation Cost: Airline Operators Call For Reduction

There was atmosphere of jubilation in the nation’s aviation industry as Nigeria has once again passed the United States of America’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Safety audit, resulting in the category one certification of the industry. This will be the ...

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Merging Talks With Action In Nigerias Maritime Industry

Merging Talks With Action In Nigerias Maritime Industry

“Duty makes us do things well, but love makes us do them beautifully.” – Zig Ziglar In tandem with the above assertion, those who accept responsibilities might do it only to meet certain requirements or please the authorities but those ...

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Aviation Safety: Cows Inimical To Airport Runways

Aviation Safety: Cows Inimical To Airport Runways

Recently the invasion of cows at the runway of the Akure Airport made headline news in most of the daily papers. The incident prevented an Air Aircraft from landing when it was supposed to but had to hover in the ...

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