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What Should Be Nigeria’s New Year Resolution?

What Should Be Nigeria's New Year Resolution?

  As Nigeria rocks in the New Year euphoria, the nation should also not be left out in drafting the annual rite of New Year’s Resolution. New Year’s Resolution is a global trend though it began from the Babylonians in …

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When Christmas Goes On Strike

When Christmas Goes On Strike

By Genevieve Aningo It’s a day after December 25th, a day set aside to celebrate Christmas among Christian believers.  Christmas for Christians reminds them of the birth of their Saviour –Jesus Christ. In Nigeria, the Christian faith is a predominant …

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Port Harcourt Refinery: The Many Lies Of FG

Port Harcourt Refinery: The Many Lies Of FG

  After over 60 years of nationhood, Nigeria’s dream of having a functional refinery to fully maximize the gains of the abundant crude oil assets remains a dashed hope. The five refineries in the country are nothing but shadows of …

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Fuel Scarcity In Yuletide: NNPC Breaking Its Promise ?  

Fuel Scarcity In Yuletide: NNPC Breaking Its Promise ?  

The sole supplier of petroleum products in the country- the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) has failed in delivering its promise of making petrol available during the month December. On Monday September 19th, in Abuja before the ad hoc committee …

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Sambo Recalls With Nostalgia A Fulfilled  Past In Gratitude For Present As He Visits His Old Office

Sambo Charges  NITT To Be Self-Sustaining

  There is something about “process” that is so endearing and the unpredictability of “tomorrow” that is divine. Between the uncertainty of dusk and the assurance of sunrise, man is limited in knowledge, but puts his trust in the ONE …

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Nwakaohu’s CRFFN: A Tale Of Failed Dreams And Expectations

 Acting Registrar Appointment By CRFFN  Is Illegal - Opara

The Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) was birthed in 2007 to regulate freight forwarding activities in Nigeria. It is part of the efforts of the Federal Government to increase efficiency, transparency and value in running …

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Nigerian Seaports Lose Position In Global Port Rating

Nigerian Seaports Lose Position In Global Port Rating

  According to the newly released 2022 Lloyd’s list of top 100 busiest ports in the world, none of Nigeria’s ports made it in the century countdown. While Nigeria was absent Togo, Egypt, Morocco and South Africa were present as …

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The Clanging Cymbals In Transportation Ministry

The Clanging Cymbals In Transportation Ministry

The magnitude of false hopes churned out in the ministry of transportation is enough to erect another mountain Gangirwal in Nigeria. Just recently, the latest gaffe by the Ministry is the promise to yield 21 million jobs by 2025 for …

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The Mask Behind Nigeria Air

Expert advises domestic airlines to apply as flag carriers

The discourse on Nigeria having a national carrier has been hovering from past governments to the current administration yet it is still elusive. The President Mohammadu Buhari administration is even at a full throttle to give Nigeria a national carrier …

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Boat Mishaps: Is NIWA Losing the Battle?  

Boat Mishaps: Is NIWA Losing the Battle?  

Between the last four months, the Nigerian inland waterways have witnessed consistent boat mishaps claiming lives, properties, displacing families and inflicting injuries on victims. The data on the number of victims who have lost their lives and affected by the …

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Lekki-Airport: Could This Be Another Elephant Project?

N92bn Abuja airport runway ready 2023 – Minister

  On October 11th the Federal Government approved 3,500 hectares of land in  the Lekki-Epe axis of  Lagos state for the construction of the Lekki International Airport. This was spearheaded through  the Ministry of Aviation, Hadi Siriki at the Lagos …

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Unending Commencement Tales Of  Lekki Deep SeaPort 

Lekki Port begins talks on liquid berth terminal

  The full commencement of operations at the Lekki Deep Sea Port may be another fantasy tale told by the government to the people. The Lekki Deep Sea Port said to have been up to 96% ready to begin port …

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Nigerians Count Losses of Collapsed National Grid

Nigerians Count Losses of Collapsed National Grid

For some time now, the nation has been plunged into a major blackout with the collapse of the national grid that has forced businesses and homes to rely on alternative sources of power, with its attendant cost implications. The last …

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The Economic Paralyses Of Oil Theft

The Economic Paralyses Of Oil Theft

By Malachy Onummadu JUST as economic turbulence is exacerbating in Nigeria, grand oil theft in the Niger Delta by local vandals and international criminal networks is gaining momentum. Essentially, Nigeria, the 11th largest oil-producing country in the world, cannot meet …

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Suspension Of  Eastern Rail Project: Matters Arising

Nigeria-Niger Republic rail project to boost trade – FG

By Malachy Onummadu The halting of the  Eastern Rail project by the Federal Government , has generated lots of reactions and concerns from Nigerians  as well as other  major stakeholders in the transport industry . The only reason given by  the …

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Gulf Of Guinea: NIMASA Makes Statement, Jails 23 Pirates

NPA, NIMASA charging oil marketers in dollars – Rep

The recent jailing of 23 Pirates by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency ( NIMASA), has sent a signal to pirates , particularly within the Gulf of Guinea that it can no longer be business as usual. The Agency …

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Beyond Duty-Free Operating Environment In Free Trade Zones

Beyond Duty-Free Operating Environment In Free Trade Zones

The recent announcement by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), over the weekend, that enterprises in the country’s Free Trade Zones (FTZ) will not pay customs duty on locally sourced raw materials, has been classified has a welcome development by the …

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Telecom Duty: Customs Killing Nigerians On the Altars Of Revenue Generation

Customs Confirms Management Shake Up

The rush to swell revenue without giving consideration to the economic implications on the  already overburdened citizens smacks off gross insensitivity on the part of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS.) As argued by experts, it’s like robbing peter to pay …

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Requiem For Lagos State MOT Taskforce

Requiem For Lagos State MOT Taskforce

  One peculiar trait with most government policies is the absence of integrity of purpose. In most cases, the policies are conceived on political grounds and are hurriedly implemented to gain the desired political attention. A number of these policies …

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Is Customs Winning The Drug War?

Is Customs Winning The Drug War?

The increasing importation of illicit and hard drugs into the country is becoming worrisome and should be declared as a national emergency. Nigeria is already being challenged with myriad of troubles to allow expired, illicit and hard drugs saturate the …

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