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Attaining Speedy C-19 Screening At Nigerian Airports

Attaining Speedy C-19 Screening At Nigerian Airports

By Ayoola Olaitan Following the Federal Government’s decision to reopen airports there have been a gradual increase in passenger traffic leading to demands for seamless airport procedures and speed in the COVID-19 screening exercises. While the demand for intelligent and ...

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Aviation Biofuel: Fiscal And Environmental Implications

Aviation Biofuel: Fiscal And Environmental Implications

By Ayoola Olaitan Aviation biofuel is aimed at achieving 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is necessary that airlines blend renewable biofuel with JET A1 to meet their emissions reduction obligations. Biofuels are manufactured from oils, sugars, ...

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PMS, Electricity Hike And Nigeria’s Economic Quagmire

PMS, Electricity Hike And Nigeria’s Economic Quagmire

By Ayoola Olaitan Amid the global financial crisis and consequent tough economic times, several nations have focused on providing sufficient palliatives to dissipate the losses and pangs on citizens. In Nigeria, however, the federal government has not only failed to ...

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NDDC Mysteries And Forensic Audit

NDDC Mysteries And Forensic Audit

Against the backdrop of gross underdevelopment of the oil-rich Niger-Delta region characterized by environmental despoliation, poverty and despondency there was established in July 1992, by decree number 23 the Oil Mineral Producing Area Development Commission (OMPADEC) with the mandate to ...

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Eastern Ports: Viability, Markets and Challenges

Eastern Ports: Viability, Markets and Challenges

By Kenneth Jukpor Following the recent arrival of Maersk Stadelhorn vessel, the biggest to ever call at Nigerian ports taking place at West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) in Onne, one of the nation’s Eastern ports facing numerous challenges; the need to reappraise ...

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NIMASA: A Leadership Paradigm Curve Inspired By C-19

Nigeria securing more sea time for cadets, despite COVID-19

By Kenneth Jukpor Although Coronavirus (C-19) is associated with disruption of patterns and systems, one value it birthed as a driver of social change is creativity. This lends credence to the axiom that necessity is the mother of inventions. The ...

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Why Nigeria’s Post-COVID-19 Recovery Is Doomed To Fail

How FG Spent N36bn COVID-19 Fund

The COVID-19 pandemic will have economic consequences for many countries. In Nigeria, the country’s lockdown froze economic activities, causing job losses and supply chain disruptions. These limitations, coupled with the nation’s dependence on oil for revenue and foreign exchange has ...

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Recreating NPA Under C-19

Recreating NPA Under C-19

By Kenneth Jukpor Recognizing that Nigerian ports are the gateway to the economy, President Muhammadu Buhari in his maiden speech on the COVID-19 pandemic directed that all seaports remain open and functional even during the total lockdown to curb the pandemic. Despite this noble strategy to keep ...

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Recycling: Unearthing Wealth From Waste In Nigeria

Recycling: Unearthing Wealth From Waste In Nigeria

By Kenneth Jukpor Over 100 young Nigerians are engaged in the business of selling dirt, mostly used plastic bottles, metals and ceramics to recycling companies; from just this dirt hub at Alakija, Lagos/Badagry expressway. A lot of people in Nigeria, ...

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International Flights Resumption: Pondering Headway

International Flights : FG Makes U-turn, Pegs Violators Fine At $3,500

By Ayoola Olaitan As the aviation industry commenced operations with the opening of domestic flights, local airlines are struggling to sustain operations and meet cost while the aviation stakeholders are increasing calls for the re-opening of international flights operations. The ...

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Nigerian Airports Viability: Exploring Non- Aeronautical Revenue

Nigerian Airports Viability: Exploring Non- Aeronautical Revenue

By Ayoola Olaitan Globally, aviation industry is seen as a catalyst for economic growth and development of any nation and Nigeria’s over 200 million population and 15 million air travel passengers movement makes the industry a viable one in the ...

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MRO: Nigeria’s Quest To Dominate West African Aviation Market

MRO: Nigeria's Quest To Dominate West African Aviation Market

By Ayoola Olaitan One of the biggest challenges facing Nigerian aviation industry is the absence of  Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) centre. Nigeria with population of 18 million passengers movement, which is the largest in any airport in Africa. There ...

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Aviation Industry: Exploring Opportunities In Cargo Freight

Aviation Industry: Exploring Opportunities In Cargo Freight

By Ayoola Olaitan Having suffered losses amounting to $700million following COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria’s aviation sector, especially airlines would have to explore alternative sources of revenue when the air travel ban is lifted. With airliners going down as the losers as ...

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Enhancing Eastern Ports Viability With Barge Operations

Enhancing Eastern Ports Viability With Barge Operations

By Kenneth Jukpor Lagos seaports have become a burden to the city residents as well as the port users as a result of the perennial traffic gridlock. Meanwhile, it is open-secret that utilization of the ports in other parts of ...

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Maritime Experts Outline COVID-19 Lessons, Ponder Headway

Maritime Experts Outline COVID-19 Lessons, Ponder Headway

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N1million Airline Fine: Time To Review Laws

N1million Airline Fine: Time To Review Laws

By Ayoola Olaitan Some laws and punitive actions in Nigeria are laughable, giving leeway for various industry operators to flout the laws with the assurance that the punitive fines are affordable. This point of view, though ludicrous, has seen several ...

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Nigerian Seafarers Development: Exploring Sustainable Strategies

Nigerian Seafarers Development: Exploring Sustainable Strategies

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Facilitating Non-Oil Export To Salvage Nigeria’s Economy

Facilitating Non-Oil Export To Salvage Nigeria’s Economy

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Inter-State Transport Ban: Multifaceted Effects On Nigeria’s Economy

Inter-State Transport Ban: Multifaceted Effects On Nigeria's Economy

By Kenneth Jukpor & Ayoola Olaitan The ban on inter-state movement has been one of the popular strategies devised to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nigeria; however this has had economic effects on the nation. While it has been a useful tool in curtailing the pandemic, the development has seen manufacturers, exporters and other categories of business persons.

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How COVID-19 Shelved Inter-Agency Rivalry  At Nigerian Ports

How COVID-19 Shelved Inter-Agency Rivalry  At Nigerian Ports

By Kenneth Jukpor & Ayoola Olaitan The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the globe to a standstill for over two months, economic hardship has been recorded across several nations and continents, families have been separated and many engulfed in trepidation. However, ...

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