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Ministry Of Transport Sets 2020 Deadline For Single Window

Why Nigerians Are Suffering- Amaechi

Amaechi laments delay over $195m maritime security contract By Kenneth Jukpor     As part of efforts to make Nigerian ports more competitive and reduce the delays at the ports, the Federal Ministry of Transportation has assured that it would ...

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AIB Begins Investigation On Max Air Incident, Solicits Public Support

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has commenced investigation on incident involving Boeing 747-400 of Max Air limited. The Bureau made the disclosure in a press statement at  the weekend. According to the statement, the aircraft took off King Abdul Aziz ...

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Competitiveness or Protection: What Do Nigerian Manufacturers Really Need?

Competitiveness or Protection: What Do Nigerian Manufacturers Really Need?

By Kenneth Jukpor The productive sector in every nation is usually cherished as the live-wire of the economy, thus, fiscal policies, infrastructure as well as grants are developed to support manufacturers. Despite this important role of the manufacturing sector, in ...

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Land Border Closure: Customs Loses N500million As Dangote, Unilever, Cadbury Trucks Trapped At Borders

Land Border Closure: Customs Loses N500million As Dangote, Unilever, Cadbury Trucks Trapped At Borders

Afreximbank sets aside $500million for Nigerian manufacturers Navy debunks security risks at Eastern ports By Kenneth Jukpor   Hundreds of trucks conveying made-in-Nigeria goods, including popular brands like Dangote, Unilever, Cadbury, among others have been trapped at various border-posts, with ...

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FG Reiterates Commitment To Workers’ Welfare, As NPA Celebrates Long Service Awards

NPA Long Service Awards

By Kenneth Jukpor  As Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) celebrated its biennial Long Service Awards for workers who had served for over twenty-five years, the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Dr. Chris Ngige has assured that the federal government is concerned ...

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Amaechi, Sirika Retain Ministerial Positions

Amaechi Abundant Antics

Fashola’s Ministry unbundled, Zaniab seals Minstry of Finance By Kenneth Jukpor   Almost three weeks after MMS Plus newspaper published that Hon. Rotimi Amaechi was retained as the Minister of Transportation, and Senator Hadi Sirika returned as Minister of Aviation with ...

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CABOTAGE: NIMASA Placed 7000 Nigerians Onboard Vessels In Six Years

‘Manpower development germane for critical skills in maritime industry’

Contrary to reports that the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has been negligent with regards placing Nigerian seafarers onboard vessels, the agency has placed over 7,000 Nigerian seafarers onboard ocean-going vessels in six years.   The Director General ...

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Improved Ship Registry Will Boost Nigeria’s Ship Finance Opportunities – Dakuku

Improved Ship Registry Will Boost Nigeria's Ship Finance Opportunities - Dakuku

NIMASA Sets 72-hour deadline to announce implementation monitoring committee By Kenneth Jukpor   The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has tipped an improved Nigerian ship registry to give global financial institutions confidence ...

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Proper Logistics Training Key To Addressing Security Challenges-Nigerian Army

By Okuneye Moyosola In a bid to tackle security challenges in the country, the Nigerian Army (NA) has stressed the need for logistics training in order to facilitate its fighting power. This was said at the graduation ceremony of logistics ...

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BREAKING!!! Amaechi, Sirika Retain Ministerial Positions

FG Orders Use Of Identity Card For Abuja-Kaduna Train Ticket

* Fashola’s Ministry unbundled, Zaniab seals Minstry of Finance By Kenneth Jukpor   Hon. Rotimi Amaechi has been retained as the Minister of Transportation, just as Senator Hadi Sirika has also been returned as Minister of Aviation with the Aviation ...

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AfCFTA: Experts Lament Harsh Nigerian Transport Industry

BEARS: Lagos Transport Wahala

African nations must have niche in shipping – Usoro AIB receives MMS Transport Agency of the year 2018 By Kenneth Jukpor Following the recent signing of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), Transport veterans in Nigeria have urged the ...

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Experts Call For Unity Among Subsectors In Transport Industry

By Okuneye Moyosola The Chief Executive Officer of Belujane Konzult and an aviation consultant, Mr. Chris Aligbe has said that the transport sector can only overcome its challenges through harmony across the sub-sectors, such as the road mode, rail, aviation ...

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FG To Integrate Blue Economy Concept In ERGP

‘Manpower development germane for critical skills in maritime industry’

Ponders Blue Economy policy By Kenneth Jukpor   As part of efforts to ensure the maritime industry plays a significant role in the growth of Nigeria’s economy, the Federal Government has initiated steps to inject blue economy concept into its ...

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Lagos Port Crisis Shows Railway Value In Seaport Development- NPA Boss

Lagos Port Crisis Shows Railway Value In Seaport Development- NPA Boss

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms. Hadiza Bala-Usman has stressed that the numerous challenges facing Tin Can and Apapa ports highlight the pertinent role of rail transportation in seaport development. According to the NPA Managing Director, rail ...

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Improved Cargo Traffic May Not Lead To Increased Revenue – Compt. Abba-Kura

Apapa Customs Intercepts Ambulance With N2.8m Tramadol

By Kenneth Jukpor Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is still computing its cumulative revenue generated for the first half of 2019 but several Command’s have revealed theirs as most recorded increase in revenue generation when compared to 2018; however no Command’s ...

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Customs Arrests 2 APM Terminals Workers Over Tramadol Theft

Customs Arrests 2 APM Terminals Workers Over Tramadol Theft

 As management denies One of the leading terminal operators in the country, AP Moller Terminals has been linked to a shocking seizure as the Apapa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) foiled attempts by some suspects to smuggle ...

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Aviation Experts Call For Favorable,Consistent Policies In The Sector

·       Demand Performance Assessment for Ministers, Agency heads By Moyosola Okuneye Aviation experts have advised the Federal Government to ensure consistency in policy in order to encourage more investment in the sector even as they condemned inconsistency in policies, saying ...

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Ikorodu Overtime Cargo Crisis: NPA, Freight Agents Disagree On Storage Capacity

Ikorodu Overtime Cargo Crisis: NPA, Freight Agents Disagree On Storage Capacity

By Kenneth Jukpor   Freight forwarders operating at the Ikorodu terminal have debunked claims that the overtime cargo section of the terminal has been filled to the maximum capacity as alleged by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).   The Managing ...

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CIoTA Law Would Revolutionize Transportation In Nigeria – Jamoh

By Kenneth Jukpor   Following the recent passage of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration (CIoTA) Nigeria bill into law, the body has said that the law could be a basis for positive transformation in the nation’s transport sector as ...

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League of Maritime Editors Demands Probe On Asadu’s Port Committee

Kings Communication Rejigs Managerial Team, Promotes Staff

Writes N’Assembly, EFCC on Committee’s shoddy oversight functions in CRFFN   The League of Maritime Editors and Publishers (LOMEP) has written the  Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabimiala,  over the oversight function carried out by the immediate ...

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