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IWD 2022: How To Excel In A Man’s World – Braimah

IWD 2022: How To Excel In A Man's World - Braimah

  Engr. Sarat Braimah is the Lagos Area Manager at National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA). As the world marks International Women’s Day today, Sarat shares her story on surviving and excelling in a man’s world. Enjoy it: I must confess …

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Capital Market: 2021 Review And 2022 Projections

Capital Market: 2021 Review And 2022 Projections

Fixed Income: Expect easing QE measures in 2022 Globally, mixed investor sentiment over the course of the year has seen bond yields rise and fall. In Q1, the reopening of global economies improved activities and spurred positive investor sentiment in …

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Comptroller Nnadi’s Leadership Masterclass, Advocacy And Engagements

Comptroller Nnadi’s Leadership Masterclass, Advocacy And Engagements

By Kenneth Jukpor   Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes —Peter Drucker While this apt saying captures the underlying factors to measure the performance of any leader, a good …

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Pantami’s Mystery Appointment At Fraudsters’ University of Technology Owerri (FUTO)

FG Bans Use of Gmail, Yahoo Mail for Official Business

In this ongoing Pantamized fraudfessorial saga, the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, which I’ve chosen to rechristen as the “Fraudsters’ University of Technology Owerri” until it rescinds its fraudulent appointment to Pantami, isn’t getting the deserved censure its fraud invites. …

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Nigerian Ports: CLTC Offers Synergized Ambience For Safety Training

Nigerian Ports: CLTC Offers Synergized Ambience For Safety Training

By Kenneth Jukpor Maritime is regarded as a serious business globally and requires top-notch training for operators and all stakeholders to ensure the sector plays its role in economic development and trade facilitation. Administratively, the manager of a port, a …

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Nigeria’s Rejected Exports: A Tale Of Regulatory Incompetence

Nigeria’s Rejected Exports: A Tale Of Regulatory Incompetence

By Yusuf Odejobi The concerns over the incessant rejection of food and agricultural commodities from Nigeria by the US and the European Union (EU) on account of poor quality and safety turned a new twist and the National Agency for …

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There Is A Season For Everything

Beans, tomatoes, rice record 253%, 123%, 51% price hike

By Genevieve Aningo The Holy Book didn’t tell us a lie when it emphasized that there is season for everything. God makes everything beautiful in its time. Indeed, around June to August God has ordained corn to be in season …

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Issues Behind Nigeria’s Rising Debt Profile

Nigeria’ll expand maritime territory without war – Buhari

According to the Debt Management Office (DMO), Nigeria’s total debt as of June 30, 2015 stood at N12.12 trillion. So, when Muhammadu Buhari took over as President, this country’s debt portfolio was N12.12 trillion. By December 31, 2020, the country’s …

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Abaribe On Biafra, Kanu And Nigeria

Abaribe On Biafra, Kanu and Nigeria

Enyinnaya Abaribe, the brilliant and brave senator who signed the bail for Nnamdi Kanu’s release delivered perhaps the most perceptive and wisest speech on Igbos and Nigeria last week in Mississippi, US. Every Igbo who cares about the present and …

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Nigeria’s Dilemma Over Grazing Laws

Nigeria’s Dilemma Over Grazing Laws

President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has often referred to the gazette which published the grazing laws in Nigeria. In his television interview to mark his 6th anniversary in power, he made reference to the so-called gazette.  The President was echoing what his Chief of …

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PIB: A backward-looking law in a rapidly evolving world

PIB: A backward-looking law in a rapidly evolving world

Since the Obasanjo-led era more than two decades ago, there have been attempts to revamp Nigeria’s petroleum sector through the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). A 21-year old process, any child who was born at the time the preparatory work for …

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Facts And Fallacies Of Channel Management

Bala-Usman Debunks Reports of OAuGF Indictment On Unremitted Funds

The Administrative panel set up to probe the management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on the watch of its suspended Managing Director, Hadiza Bala Usman, has begun sitting. One of the issues that will be raised at the hearing …

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Little Role For Space Tech In Nation’s Security Architecture

Little Role For Space Tech In Nation’s Security Architecture

As the security challenges in the country grow more complex, usually some questions come to mind. For instance, what is the role of the National Space and Research Development Agency, NASRDA, and NIGCOMSAT in assisting and strengthening the nation’s security …

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Marine protection and Nigeria’s blue economy

Marine protection and Nigeria’s blue economy

My attention was recently drawn to a statement credited to the Minister of State for Environment, Barr Sharon Ikeazor, and published in the Leadership Newspaper of 17 Sep 20, p.14, captioned “Nigeria Lacks Marine Protected Areas Despite 11,600 sqkm Coastline …

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Post Concession: Port Performance Evaluation

Post Concession: Port Performance Evaluation

By Eugene Nweke Maritime stakeholders can recall that in 2005 the World Bank Maritime study groups diagnosed the missing gaps and factors responsible for the deterioration of quality port services to include: a. Government control port sector, thrived on a …

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AMCON New Airline: New Wine In Old Wineskins?

AMCON New Airline: New Wine In Old Wineskins?

Following the revelation by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) of plans to float a new airline, NG Eagle, deploying some of the assets of distressed Arik Air, industry observers have wondered if this is akin to the putting …

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Apapa Gridlock: Why Everyone Should Support ‘Eto’

Apapa Gridlock: Why Everyone Should Support ‘Eto’

By Niran Adedokun Four weeks after the take off of Etó, the electronic truck call-up system introduced by the Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA), it could be tempting to dismiss it as one of those futile governmental initiatives. Two weeks into the …

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CTN: A Tool To Boost Security And Revenue Collection

Shippers’ Council Urges Govt Agencies To Support Joint Vessels Inspection

By Kenneth Jukpor Nigeria has been besieged by the outbreak of violence conflicts which has over the years claimed thousands of lives and property. This is owing to the activities of kidnappers, armed robbers, sea pirates, political thugs, arms traffickers …

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Cargo Tracking Note: Building A Security-Conscious Nation In Revenue Gloom

BEARS: The Journey To Eko Support

Nigeria has been besieged by the outbreak of violence and conflicts which have over the years claimed thousands of lives and property. This is owing to the activities of kidnappers, armed robbers, sea pirates, political thugs, arms traffickers and the …

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How Customs, Immigration, Others Aid Smuggling At Idiroko Border

Smuggling: Idiroko Joint-Border Security Business

By Kenneth Jukpor Recently, our correspondent visited the Idiroko Border community to observe firsthand the modus-operandi of smuggling and other illicit activities in the area as well as the unique role of security operatives. Idiroko is a town in Ipokia …

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