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Gas Flaring In Nigeria: Blessing or Curse?

Gas Flaring In Nigeria: Blessing or Curse?

Following the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva’s recent disclosure that the Federal Government is working with critical stakeholders in the oil and gas industry to convert the massive amount of flared gas to affordable electricity for Nigerians ...

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Aniebonam At A Year Older: When Failure Is Success

Aniebonam At A Year Older: When Failure Is Success

  By Okey Mark One subject matter that has been a subject of controversy in Philosophy is whether man is a by-product of luck, destiny or hard work. It has created different schools of thought. Dr. Boniface Okechukwu Aniebonam is ...

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Improving Safety On Nigerian Inland Waterways

Improving Safety On Nigerian Inland Waterways

Enforcing standard safety guidelines is an urgent requisite in the nation’s inland waterways system to inspire confidence in water transport. The death toll from boat accidents has been vexatious: In July 2020, seven corpses were recovered after a boat conveying ...

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Managing Nigerian Aviation Sector Amid Global Aeropolitics

Managing Nigerian Aviation Sector Amid Global Aeropolitics

Local carriers may begin to heave a sigh of relief as the Federal Government embraces reciprocity in relating with foreign airlines plying Nigerian routes. But it is still a long way to go without a comprehensive review of commercial agreements ...

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Managing Foreign Hostility Towards Nigerian Traders

Managing Foreign Hostility Towards Nigerian Traders

As more business enterprises belonging to Nigerians are being closed by the local authorities and the Ghana Union of Traders Associations, it has elicited angry reactions in Nigeria. The leadership of the Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana says it is ...

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FG COVID-19 Bailout Fund: A Shagari’s Promise?

FG COVID-19 Bailout Fund: A Shagari's Promise?

Despite claims by the Federal government to support the return to  normalcy of the nation’s economy, the hope of accessing the bailout fund and stimulus packages for different sectors of the economy remains opaque. The aviation industry, one of the ...

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CAMA Law And Ease of Doing Business

CAMA Law And Ease of Doing Business

The President’s assent to the new Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) 2020, on August 7, 2020, which repeals and replaces Companies and Allied Matters Act, 1990[1] (the “Repealed Act”). The ‘CAMA 2020’ is one of the most impactful piece ...

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Crypto-currencies and Criminality: Myth or Reality

Crypto-currencies and Criminality: Myth or Reality

The recent bust of a worldwide international paedophile ring using Bitcoin payments highlighted one of the key fears surrounding crypto-currencies — their use by criminals. Social networking giant Facebook is keen to get in on the act by launching a ...

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GIS Policy: Managing Loan Defaulters

CBN demands details of 12 top Nigerian businessmen, others’ domiciliary accounts

Over the years some Nigerians have become comfortable with the strategy of obtaining bank loans without plans to repay them. Other folks genuinely invested in business ventures that crashed or misdirected the funds to personal and other issues different from ...

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COVID-19 Lessons From CBN Interventions

CBN grants Greenwich Merchant Bank operational licence

The COVID-19 pandemic has come as a force majeure. As a consequence, the country’s large appetite for importation of everything under the sun has been temporarily suspended and the wish is for it to be permanently suspended. Although we may ...

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Business Success And Ethical Standards

Business Success And Ethical Standards

The COVID-19 pandemic brought global socio-economic disruptions with searing consequences but it provided opportunities for good politics and good business. There have been interventions by various governments to mitigate its disruptive effect on the economies of countries. In Nigeria, the ...

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COVID-19: Managing Face Mask Misconception

COVID-19: Managing Face Mask Misconception

Over 50 countries across the world have mandated wearing face masks in public. People wear them to protect themselves and others from catching the coronavirus that spread across nations of the world. As the pandemic continues, the face mask looks ...

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Pangs Of Inconsistent Policies: Opay Bows Out

Pangs Of Inconsistent Policies: Opay Bows Out

Over the years, the uncertainty and irregularity of government policies has destroyed many Nigerian businesses and emerged a major impediment to Foreign Direct Investments (FDIs) in the country. While foreign investors who came into the country have pulled out in ...

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Managing Nigerian Roads Via Concession

NUPENG gives FG two-week ultimatum over bad roads

 The problem of inadequate funding and maintenance of highway infrastructure in Nigeria has been of great concern to both the government and citizens. To address this challenge as well as the government’s persistent claims of paucity of funds to fix ...

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Managing Floods In Lagos

Managing Floods In Lagos

Nigeria Meteorological Agency (NiMET) in its year 2020 annual Seasonal Rainfall Prediction, (SRP), predicted heavy rainfall with flooding in most parts of the country, particularly, Lagos State in June. Rightly so, the state has witnessed heavy downpour with last week’s ...

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Usoro, A Pride Of Mobility industries, Hits Diamond Jubilee

Usoro, A Pride Of Mobility industries, Hits Diamond Jubilee

In the transport and maritime sector, there are few women who can boast of a career as colourful as Mrs. Mfon Usoro. She clocked 60 years on Friday, June 12, 2020 and MMS Plus joins the entire maritime community in ...

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Managing Lagos T-Fare Hike

Managing Lagos T-Fare Hike

A new norm has taken over in Lagos, as transportation cost has increased by about 200 percent. However, commuters are left with no choice as transportation is essential despite the increasing cost. Transporters claim that the vehicles carry just 60 percent ...

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Addessing Flaws In Nigerian Aviation Laws

NCAA moves to address difficulties on travel portal

As we look forward to a future of boundless opportunities after the COVID-19 pandemic, there is need to reflect on how to strengthen the nation’s aviation laws, especially the Civil Aviation Act of 2006 act, to achieve a better regulatory ...

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Managing Customs Import-Export Dilemma

FG risks $2.5billion litigation fee on Customs modernisation project

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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