Customs: A perspective on import valuation – Timi Bomodi

International trade is often conducted under globally accepted processes and procedures. These processes are hinged on protocols adopted via conventions and treaties. The World Customs Organisation, being the international body for the regulation of local Customs authorities worldwide, has come up with guidelines for the application of rules adopted by its members and other international organisations.

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Why the Water Resources Bill must be rejected

By Michael Owhoko– There are strong indications that the National Water Resources Bill 2020 will soon be reintroduced at the National Assembly.  If passed into law, communities and people living along water fronts in the country, particularly Niger Delta Region, Lagos State and other aquatic areas in the country will be deprived of their major source of livelihood – fishing. 

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PIA: Beyond fanfare and reservations

By Mon-Charles Egbo– At last, the tortuous journey to strengthen Nigeria’s oil and gas sector came to an end with President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent to the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB thus transforming it to Petroleum Industry Act, PIA. But quite instructively, the spate of reactions that trail this development has diminished the ultimate intentions of the legislation. Nobody seems interested in knowing why in the first place, the need arose for the overhaul of the petroleum industry.

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FirstBank celebrates 2021 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Week, Calls for all to adopt kindness as a way of life

The best definition of kindness is not one provided by any of the world’s best dictionaries but one demonstrated by how we treat others on a daily basis. Kindness is a universal language that does not require any special knowledge, exposure, skills, training or background to understand and appreciate it as a beneficiary or observer of a kind act. Neither is any special knowledge or training required to show and extend it to others.

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Why leadership matters

By Kehinde David Folarin– In the light of the tremendous stress laid upon the leadership role in both secular and religious worlds, it is a general principle that we can influence and lead others only so far as we ourselves have gone. The person most likely to be successful is the one who leads not by merely pointing the way, but by having trodden it himself. We are leaders to the extent that we inspire others to follow us.

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