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Managing Customs Import-Export Dilemma

Managing Customs Import-Export Dilemma

Since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which originated in China, spread to several countries and territories; many economies around the globe have witnessed reduced economic activities since February 2020. Industrial facilities have shut down in several countries as the global supply ...

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COVID-19: Nigerian Businesses In Dire Need Of Tax Holiday

COVID-19: Nigerian Businesses In Dire Need Of Tax Holiday

The recent downward trend in the nation’s economy following the outbreak of Coronavirus across the globe may require a strategic fiscal intervention with the provision of tax holidays across several sectors. The implications of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on the ...

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COVID-19: Maintaining Sanity, Affordable Fees On Waterways

COVID-19: Maintaining Sanity, Affordable Fees On Waterways

For several years, residents of riverine areas have had to contend with their worst fears using waterway transport. The need for hygiene and sanity has always been paramount and it has become more sacrosanct with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With ...

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Managing Social Distancing: Health And Economic Implications

Managing Social Distancing: Health And Economic Implications

In the face of increasingly widespread of COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria with population of over 200 million people gradually easing down the lockdown in  the country after five weeks of lockdown in the country. The coronavirus brought life to a near ...

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Lessons For African Leaders

COVID-19 Lockdown: Lessons For African Leaders

Covid-19 caught the world totally unprepared, and with no proven and available medical response. Ad-hoc cocktails and learning-by-doing constitute the strategic package. In most western countries, the cocktail of response has included a coterie of defensive measures including: border closure; ...

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Managing Deaths Amid Covid-19 Lockdown

Managing Deaths Amid Covid-19 Lockdown

With the increased number of the COVID-19 cases in Nigeria 12 deaths rate have been inflicted by the virus, the law enforcement agents has killed more persons than the virus, the agents killed 18 persons while enforcing the lockdown ordered ...

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Managing COVID-19 Palliative Funds Usage 

Managing COVID-19 Palliative Funds Usage 

Despite the government commitments to help cushion the effects of the lockdown, the federal legislature has faulted the process for disbursement of the  palliative funds and items by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to the ...

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Managing Evacuation Of Covid-19 Infected Foreigners

Managing Evacuation Of Covid-19 Infected Foreigners

Despite ban on flights operations in the country by President Muhammad Buhari to curb the spread of the coronavirus, several nations have breached the lockdown by arranging for evacuation of their citizens from Nigeria. The United States of America (USA) ...

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Covid-19: Could ‘Nigeria Air’ Have Mattered Now?

Covid-19: Could ‘Nigeria Air’ Have Mattered Now?

Despite the numerous unanswered questions that characterized the project ‘Nigeria Air’, the outbreak of Coronavirus has highlighted national air travel gains lost as the project remains suspended. It is true that there were puzzling questions than answers on Federal Government’s ...

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Understanding The Basics About COVID-19

Coronavirus Update: We may be heading the way of China, Italy, FG warns

By Ayoola Olaitan The outbreak of coronavirus disease also known as COVID-19 has been declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) as the virus continues to spread to many countries. Despite the virus being in existence for almost ...

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Nigeria’s Borrowing: Economic Boost or Bane

Buhari dissolves BOA management, appoints Hassan acting MD

There is growing concern on how Nigeria’s economy can survive the economic dip at this crucial time as global oil price is crashing following trade challenges occasioned by the outbreak of coronavirus. There is need for critical thinking and implementation ...

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Managing NACHO, SAHCO War

Managing NACHO, SAHCO War

Last week, crisis erupted at the cargo handling shed of the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) as ground handling companies battled over consignments which arrived via Ethopian airlines. The Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO) Plc seized cargoes of Ethiopian Airlines ...

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Beyond NIMASA’s Action Plan On Litters

Why Dakuku Lost The Bid To Return As NIMASA DG

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) recently launched a Maritime Action Plan on Marine Litter and Plastic (MAP-ML+P) Management in Nigeria as part of efforts to address the menace of marine litters and plastics on Nigerian seas and ...

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WISTA Nigeria Elections: Lessons For Leaders

WISTA Nigeria Elections: Lessons For Leaders

The much talked about Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association(WISTA) Nigeria elections  have come and gone but not without lessons for the new executive members and leaders in general. However, I crave your indulgence to use the first person singular, “I” ...

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Singe-Hull Vessel Ban: Unanswered Questions

Singe-Hull Vessel Ban: Unanswered Questions

As part of efforts to comply with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) international International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) in Nigeria, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has stated that it wouldn’t allow the ...

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Improving Service Delivery At Airports

Improving Service Delivery At Airports

Customer service is playing a larger role in the management of airports and has become the core value for airports. Understanding and meeting customer needs and expectations are the key to operating and managing an airport successfully. The new realities ...

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Managing the Effects of Okada Ban”

Managing the Effects of Okada Ban”

Lagos has become the busiest and most populated city as a result of economic growth and business opportunities that span through every part of the city. Despite the huge potentials in Lagos, moving from one place to another has become ...

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Growing Nigeria’s Supply Chain Integrity

Growing Nigeria's Supply Chain Integrity

Nigeria’s maritime sector has lost significant revenue and also suffered a major set back in terms of the ease of doing business because of lack of integrity in the supply chain process. If not mitigated, the nation will continue to lose ...

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Preventing Building Collapse In Lagos

Preventing Building Collapse In Lagos

It has become the norm to find buildings collapse in Lagos. Unfortunately, not all these buildings are old or abandoned, there are increasing cases of relatively new and uncompleted buildings collapsing. On Friday last week, a two-storey building collapsed around ...

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Dispute Resolution: Managing Banking Excesses

CBN suspends intervention-loan repayment for one year

The objective of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to have 70 per cent of its adult population in the formal financial services sector by 2020 through its financial inclusion initiative is suffering hitches as agency banking operators are faced ...

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