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Digitalizing Nigeria’s Asset Declaration System

Digitalizing Nigeria's Asset Declaration System

Nigeria’s asset declaration system, which is domiciled within the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB), is currently operated manually despite the obvious advantages of an online asset declaration system. Considering the fact that Nigerian public officials are bound by law to ...

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Airlines’ COVID-19 Losses And Controversies

Airlines’ COVID-19 Losses And Controversies

The actual financial status of operating local airlines and how much they lost to the COVID-19 pandemic disruption is a subject of controversy among stakeholders. While some of the operators claimed to have lost over N180 billion as an industry ...

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Managing Pipeline Vandalism In Nigeria

Managing Pipeline Vandalism In Nigeria

As the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) revealed last week that only 38 percent of the over 5,120 kilometre owned by the state oil company is functioning, ithas become more glaring that the downstream infrastructure challenges in the country have ...

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Independence Day, #EndSARS top Google search

Independence Day, #EndSARS top Google search

The top trending search term on Google in Nigeria over the past 30 days is ‘Independence Day’ followed by #EndSARS. According to a statement by Google on Wednesday last week, state election results were also among the top trending Google ...

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WFD: Attaining Food Security

WFD: Attaining Food Security

The World Food Day is a day set aside by the United Nations through one of its agencies, Food and Agriculture Organisation, on October 16 of every year to celebrate and advance the cause of food security globally especially in ...

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Managing Nigeria’s Import-Dependency Disorder

Managing Nigeria’s Import-Dependency Disorder

Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye’s recent disclosure that 70 percent of medicines used in Nigeria are imported while only 30 per cent are produced locally is another disclosure that ...

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Managing Nigeria’s Scarce Resources

Managing Nigeria's Scarce Resources

Recently, a new bill was passed by the Nigerian Senate to scrap one of the key agencies in the aviation industry, the Accidents Investigation Bureau (AIB) and merging its functions with other related agencies in other aspects of the transport ...

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Nigeria @60: Time For Sober Reflection

Nigeria @60: Time For Sober Reflection

As Nigeria clocks 60 years of independence; this should be a good time for sober reflection. It is a time to take stock of the nation’s multiple failures and ponder solutions to address the myriad of challenges and looming economic ...

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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 Reads Riot Act To Nigerian Shippers, Shipping Companies

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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