Nigerian carriers are weighed down by lack of corporate governance – a factor stakeholders claim is responsible for the poor state of airline business in the country. Experts warn that unless urgent steps are taken by the industry regulator to curtail this lingering malaise, more domestic airlines will close shop soon, KELVIN OSA OKUNBOR reports. Despite its many attractions, investment in the domestic aviation sector parades ugly statistics indicating low returns. The statistics from the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority ( NCAA) supports this position. Checks with the NCAA revealed that about 42 domestic airlines have failed in Nigeria since commercial aviation started over 80 years ago. This unpleasant statistics makes Nigeria the country with the highest number of failed airlines in the world. Averagely, the country’s domestic airline has a life lifespan of 10 years before running into turbulent waters. A plethora of factors have been adduced for … [Read more...] about Wanted : A code of corporate governance
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By Chukwuma Charles Soludo Introduction No issue commands a greater, broader consensus in Nigeria today than the need for restructuring the Nigerian federation. Almost the entire Nigerian socio-cultural-political groups (South West /Yoruba Nation; South-South; South-East /Ndigbo; Middle Belt, and the former Northern Region) have either produced or are working to announce their template for restructuring. Even some political parties, led by the All Progressives Congress (APC), have either announced details of their position on restructuring or made “true federalism” the centre piece of their manifestos for a better Nigeria. It is fair to admit however that there is still reasonable disagreement regarding the consistency of the case for restructuring and the nature and content of restructuring. Content and nature In terms of content and nature, we can group the various restructuring models into three categories: soft restructuring (tinkering with amendments of the 1999 … [Read more...] about The political economy of restructuring the Nigerian federation (1)
The Lagos State Government says nine bodies from the Otedola Link Bridge fire incident which occurred on June 28 have been successfully matched to the families. In a statement, the Commissioner for Health, Dr Jide Idris, said that 11 families had showed up at Lagos State DNA and Forensic Centre (LSD&FC) for testing and only nine families had been matched. “”On July 5 2018, samples from the incident were picked up by LSD&FC staff from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) Forensic Pathologist, under secured chain of custody. “”Reference DNA profiles were generated at LSD&FC from representative family members and compared to the DNA profiles generated from the victims’ samples received from the Forensic Pathologist. “”Based on the DNA analysis performed at LSD&FC, all victim samples were successfully matched to relatives’ samples. “”Nine bodies have been successfully matched to nine … [Read more...] about Otedola Fire Accident: 9 bodies have been matched to 9 families, says LASG
Blame it on Thomas Edison. His invention of the light bulb some 140 years ago led to a monumental shift in cultural norms, and average sleep times declined from nine to seven hours or less. In all fairness, his invention can’t shoulder all the blame for the fatigue epidemic that’s sweeping the U.S. Expanding waist lines have led to the growing prevalence of sleep apnea, leaving many dazed and confused. Twenty-two million Americans suffer from the problem, and more than 80% of sufferers are undiagnosed, according to data from the American Sleep Apnea Association. Apart from a long list of health-related consequences, lack of sleep can have more far-reaching, catastrophic ramifications for the industrial and transportation sectors. Anyone who operates machinery or watches a process console is a threat to safety when fatigued. A National Safety Council study found that injury risk begins increasing beyond an 8-hour shift, with a 13% increase in the 10th hour and a 30% increase … [Read more...] about How is industry mitigating fatigue-related hazards?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Politics by Jenna Johnson by Jenna Johnson Email the author April 27 Email the author Top, from left: John Rausch, Alysha Nishikawa, Jose Antonio Colina, Sandra Jones. Bottom, from left: Jitu Brown, Mariam Zaiat, Bill Campbell. (Daniel Heyman, Scott McIntyre, Joyce Koh, Adeshina Emmanuel, Trevor Bach, Allyson Crowell/For The Washington Post) In the past three weeks, President Trump has bombed Syria, hosted his first state dinner, signaled that he’s open to brokering a new deal to constrain Iran’s nuclear weapons program and explored rejoining a trade deal with Pacific Rim countries that he pulled out of last year. He … [Read more...] about What does ‘America first’ really mean?