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Exploring Revenue Sources For Infrastructural Developments

Exploring Revenue Sources For Infrastructural Developments

  By Oyeniyi Iwakun The Tafawa Balewa Square, the National Arts Theatre and some selected power plants under the National Integrated Power Projects are part of the key national assets the Federal Government has concluded plans to sell in order ...

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Cultivating A Culture Of Gratitude As Panacea To Corruption

Cultivating A Culture Of Gratitude As Panacea To Corruption

By Kenneth Jukpor Giving bribes for contracts, tax evasion, fraudulent accounting, and embezzlement of money, misleading marketing, poor work environment and safety standards, and maltreatment of employees and poor salary; have become the norm in many organizations in Nigeria, especially ...

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Apapa Logjam: Testing The Potency Of NPA’s Latest Policy

Apapa Logjam: Testing The Potency Of NPA’s Latest Policy

By Oyeniyi Iwakun “eeeeeeeh…..! Mr. Man, what do you think you are doing? You think you can try rubbish with me because you are wearing military uniform? No way,” An averagely tall-dark skinned driver screamed as he alighted from his ...

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The Quandary Of Nigeria’s Aviation Infrastructure Decadence

The Quandary Of Nigeria’s Aviation Infrastructure Decadence

By Nkem Osuagwu As the nation’s aviation industry continues on the part of growth, one of the major challenges in the industry has been infrastructure development. The existing infrastructure in the sector continue to deteriorate either due to age or ...

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MMS WoFHoF: Creating A New Identity For The Nigerian Woman

MMS WoFHoF: Creating A New Identity For The Nigerian Woman

By Kenneth Jukpor In Nigeria, the place of a woman in the workplace, home, governance and society generally varies based on ethnicity and religion. However, the roles and perception of women in Nigeria has evolved; they have learnt to come ...

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Authorized Economy Operator System: Can Customs Deliver?

Authorized Economy Operator System: Can Customs Deliver?

By Oyeniyi Iwakun  The introduction of Authorized Economy Operator (AEO) programme to stakeholders at a seminar in Lagos last week by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) through a team led by the Deputy Comptroller General (DCG), Strategic Research and Policy ...

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Optimizing Ship To Shore Efficiency In Nigeria

Optimizing Ship To Shore Efficiency In Nigeria

By Kenneth Jukpor One of the notable issues addressed at the just concluded 2017 Oil Trading and Logistics Africa (OTL) Downstream Week was “optimizing ship to shore efficiency” in the continent. Ship to shore transfer simply refers to the transfer ...

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Arms Influx And Customs Utopian Investigations

BULLS: High Class Malpractice

By Oyeniyi Iwakun The influx of arms totaling two thousand, six hundred and seventy one (2, 671) in eight months this year has generated more arguments than before. The dust in the air has remained unsettled because of the fear ...

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Enugu PDP, APC Chairmanship Primaries: A  Cost-Effective Political Business Model

Enugu PDP, APC Chairmanship Primaries: A  Cost-Effective Political Business Model

By Jude Odo, South- East Regional Editor The recent People’s Democratic Party primaries that produced the party flag bearers in the forth-coming local government election in Enugu State slated for November 4,2017 were received with mixed reactions from party faithfuls, ...

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CVFF : Another Debate Of Survival For Shipping Sector 

By Kenneth Jukpor Globally, shipping has been recognized as one of the catalysts for socio-economic development. It is an industry that has been at the fore front of opening up and connecting the world and thus is a major driver ...

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Airports Concession: Varying Sides Of The Prism

Airports Concession: Varying Sides Of The Prism

By Kenneth Jukpor & Nkem Osuagwu Several weeks after the Federal Government gave the go ahead to concession four of the nation’s major airports specifically, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja; Amino Kano Airport, Kano; and the ...

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Enugu PDP,APC Chairmanship Primaries: A  Cost-Effective Political Business Model

Enugu PDP,APC Chairmanship Primaries: A  Cost-Effective Political Business Model

By Jude Odo, South- East Regional Editor The recent People’s Democratic Party primaries that produced the party flag bearers in the forth-coming local government election in Enugu State slated for November 4,2017 were received with mixed reactions from party faithfuls, ...

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Arms Smuggling: Who Is Behind The Scene?

Arms Smuggling: Who Is Behind The Scene?

By Oyeniyi Iwakun The recent seizure of 1,100 rifles by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) at the Tin-can port seems to have raised more questions than ever as a result of the incessant nature of illegal arms proliferations and increase ...

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Why NPA Zonal Offices Were Scrapped

Why NPA Zonal Offices Were Scrapped

By Kenneth Jukpor The scrapping of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Zonal offices has raised several questions. Some stakeholders have commended the new development as one to enhance the efficiency of the ports as port managers report directly to the ...

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 A Culture Of Corruption, Decay In Nigerian Railway System

 A Culture Of Corruption, Decay In Nigerian Railway System

By Oyeniyi Iwakun While President Muhammadu Buhari is working assiduously towards purging the nation of corruption, the menace seems to have eaten deep into the railway system. Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) which is one of the oldest government institutions in ...

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Ethics And Integrity In International Trade: How Relevant?

Ethics And Integrity In International Trade: How Relevant?

By Kenneth Jukpor The economic development of a country is largely determined by the volume and direction of her international trade but international trade can become haphazard, unreliable and complicated when there are no ethical standards to guide it. This ...

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Modernization: Can Nigerian Ports Be Transformed In 18 Months?

Modernization: Can Nigerian Ports Be Transformed In 18 Months?

By Kenneth Jukpor Recognizing the immense contributions of truckers to the nation’s trade, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) Mr. Hassan Bello has stated that in 18 months, the Nigeria port sector and transportation at large would ...

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Exploring Measures To Solve Apapa Gridlock

Exploring Measures To Solve Apapa Gridlock

 By Kenneth Jukpor The efficiency of port operation is a major driver of trade and economic activities across countries. Unfortunately, over the years, users and operators at the Nigerian Ports have been facing lingering challenges and bottlenecks namely, infrastructure shortcomings, ...

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Why We Should Accept Port Infrastructure Failures

Why We Should Accept Port Infrastructure Failures

By Kenneth Jukpor The maritime industry in Nigeria and elsewhere is seen as a veritable engine of growth of national economic development and a catalyst to any sustainable transformation agenda. Maritime is a sector that can be a notable contributor ...

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Unmovable Illegal Checkpoints Of Police And Customs

Unmovable Illegal Checkpoints Of Police And Customs

By Kenneth Jukpor As part of efforts to enhance the ease of doing business at the nation’s ports, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) issued a circular stating that no checkpoint should be situated above 40 kilometer radius from the ports; ...

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