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Optimizing Drone Technology To Cause Rainfall

Optimizing Drone Technology To Cause Rainfall

Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is creating its rain using drones that fly into clouds and unleash electrical charges. The charges give clouds electrics to ‘cajole them’ into clumping together and producing rain. The precipitation is achieved via an …

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Nigeria: Hunger Looms as Food Prices Spike

Nigeria: Hunger Looms as Food Prices Spike

“So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being”- Franz Kafka With the continuous rise in food prices, Nigerians are in doubt if they will be able to afford a daily …

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Nigeria And Its Oil Vandalism Industry

Nigeria And Its Oil Vandalism Industry

Oxford online dictionary defines vandalism as an action involving deliberate destruction of or damage to public or private property. Over the years, Nigeria has recorded various degrees of vandalism across major sectors, the wilful destruction of electricity transformers and cables, …

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Nigerian Airport SEZs: Catalyst For Growth Or Security Threats

Nigerian Airport SEZs: Catalyst For Growth Or Security Threats

A new debate bothering on economic growth and national security risks has been birthed as Nigeria recently announced the designation of four international airports as Special Economic Zones (SEZ). The four airports comprised the Murtala Muhammad International Airport, Lagos, the …

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NIMET And The Rage Of Nature

NIMET And The Rage Of Nature

The seasonal climate prediction by the Nigerian Meteorological Agency (Nimet) for 2021 is a reminder for governments and other stakeholders at all levels to make adequate preparations to avert another disaster that could worsen our woes as a nation. The …

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Searching For A Good Forex Broker In Nigeria

Searching For A Good Forex Broker In Nigeria

Selecting a trustworthy forex broker can be pretty overwhelming, especially if you are only making your first steps in trading and the financial markets. This article considers the key characteristics any trustworthy broker should possess. Read on to find out …

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Demystifying CBN’s Hiked Customs Duty FX Rate

Demystifying CBN’s Hiked Customs Duty FX Rate

Last week, the Federal Government, through the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) approved a higher exchange rate band from N381 to N404.97 for calculation and payment of import duty. The situation, according to stakeholders, would trigger higher cost of goods …

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Green Africa: A Breath Of Fresh Air

Green Africa: A Breath Of Fresh Air

Green Africa Airways, a new entrant in the Nigerian aviation sector is set to launch commercial operations in efforts to spur regional economic development with low cost air fare. Its flight operations are scheduled to kick off on June 24, …

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Cultural Imperialism: Chinese Railways In Nigeria

Cultural Imperialism: Chinese Railways In Nigeria

Two weeks ago, Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi led journalists for an inspection of railways being developed by Chinese contractors and one of the observations at all rail stations was the translation of the welcome notes in English …

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Okada Ban And Tin Can Island Port Access

Okada Ban And Tin Can Island Port Access

The menace of motorcycle operators popular known as “Okada” riders in Lagos is too numerous to quantify, but Nigeria’s commercial city has become characterized by gridlocks and Okada is perhaps the most viable alternative to keep up with crucial appointments. …

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Iseyin’s Black Eid-il-Fitri And Customs Shooting

Customs Prepare To Seize Private Jets Over Documents Verification

Eid-il-Fitri celebration, a day of joy which marks the end of Ramadan for Muslims across the world turned bloody in Iseyin, Oyo State; leaving the community with a black Eid-il-Fitri after officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) killed some …

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UNCTAD’s Proposal And Nigeria’s Rising Freight Charges

UNCTAD's Proposal And Nigeria's Rising Freight Charges

According to a recent UNCTAD policy brief on the surge in freight rates across the globe, South American and West African trade routes remain the most affected due to a number of reasons. Examining why the surge happened during the …

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Arms Proliferation And Governance Failure

Arms Proliferation And Governance Failure

The preponderance of illegal arms milling around the country at the alarming proportion being witnessed is frightening. Nigerians should be worried that such arms are fuelling the daring spate of well-coordinated attacks on police and military commands, which is a …

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Drug Abuse At Nigerian Port Environs

“Drugs are the enemies of ambition and hope, and when we fight against drugs we are fighting for the future.” – Bob Riley The prevalence of drug abuse and trafficking is one of the most dangerous activities in the world …

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Hydrogen-Powered Cargo Vessels: Pros And Cons

Hydrogen-Powered Cargo Vessels: Pros And Cons

Amid plans to deploy the world’s first commercial cargo transport vessel powered by hydrogen have been announced by the Flagships European innovation project, experts have described it as a more sustainable technology in inland waterway transport. The vessel, owned by …

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Nigerian Seaports: Multiple Taxation And Regulations

Nigerian Seaports: Multiple Taxation And Regulations

The aim of every port user is to transact business with ease as well as maximize profits while rendering service. However, the cost of doing business at the Nigerian seaport is relatively high compared to ports in other countries within …

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Oil Sector Digitisation And Risk Management

Oil Sector Digitisation And Risk Management

For the oil sector, digitization and risk management processes are top areas of focus in today’s world. Digitization is the process of converting information into a digital (i.e. computer-readable) format. The result is the representation of an object, image, sound, …

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Bird Strikes: Managing The Aerodrome

Bird Strikes: Managing The Aerodrome

Bird strikes are a common phenomenon in the aviation industry and have  become a major threat to air safety globally. It is simply a collision between an airborne animal (most likely a bird) and an aerial vehicle, usually an aircraft. …

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Analysing SON’s Integrity Test

We’ll crack down on fake products’ importers – SON

The influx of illicit products into the country is not only  injurious to the economy but also spells doom for the citizens. Several deaths and loss of valuable properties can be attributed to substandard and fake products that are brought …

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Demystifying Port Harcourt Narrow Gauge Rail 

Reps probe alleged abandoned N72.34bn eastern rail contract

President Mohammadu Buhari administration has prioritized rail transport knowing that it is one of the most dependable modes of transport in terms of safety and affordability. However, his approach towards rail development is another factor that has irked complaints of …

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