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Economic recovery: Now that the night seems over…

Economic recovery: Now that the night seems over…

  By Uchenna Uwaleke For an economy that witnessed five quarters of negative GDP growth in a row, a growth rate of 1.40 per cent (year on year) in the third quarter of 2017 after recording 0.55 per cent (later ...

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The Absurdity And Theatrics In Trade Fair Complex Concession Agreement Revocation

The Absurdity And Theatre In Trade Fair Complex Concession Agreement Revocation

 By Julius Okechukwu, Ojo, Lagos   To ascertain the propriety or otherwise of the purported revocation of the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex (LITFC) concession agreement with Aulic Nigeria Limited will require a dispassionate look at the whole arrangement from ...

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Unveiling The Spirit Of Smuggling (Book Review)

Unveiling The Spirit Of Smuggling (Book Review)

  By Kingsley Anaroke There hasn’t  been any bold attempt at  combating  smuggling in Nigeria like the book and in the book: “Appraisal of the Crime of  Smuggling in Nigeria”,  authored by  a serving Customs officer  with academic temperament and  ...

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Averting a Human Capital Crisis in Logistics and Supply Chain Management 

Chain Management 

As technological innovation and automation takes centre stage in the world of logistics, there is one crucial component of success in the industry that is alarmingly in danger of being overlooked.  The first of its kind investigation on the effectiveness ...

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BALLAST WATER MANAGMENT CONVENTION: What Nigerian Stakeholders Must Know?

BALLAST WATER MANAGMENT CONVENTION: What Nigerian Stakeholders Must Know?

By Ada Montserrat Okeke, LL.B (Durham), LL.B (IMLI, Malta), B.L INTRODUCTION Shipping is essential to the global economy; over 90% of all global trade is carried by ships.[1] Nigeria is a maritime nation; with a coastline measuring over 853 kilometres, a 12 ...

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Faces Behind Apapa Traffic Logjam

Faces Behind Apapa Traffic Logjam

Apapa wharf road traffic logjam which has brought sleepless nights to Lagosians may never come to an end, MMS Plus can authoritatively reveal.  The logjam which is 90  per cent man-made has become a big contract giving those behind it a ...

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CRFFN AMENDMENT BILL : The Nigerian Freight Forwarding Profession In Retrospect

How To Make Nigeria A Ship Building Nation

By Dr. Eugene Nweke This memo serves as a “Save Our Soul” emanating from the stable of a  concern Freight Forwarder. It is a professional position paper and not an executive summary. A professional enlightenment memo aimed at aiding your ...

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DEARTH OF NORTHERN FEMALE JOURNALISTS

DEARTH OF NORTHERN FEMALE JOURNALISTS

A presentation by Hajia Lami Tumaka,Director, Special Duties at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency(NIMASA) At the 4th Women in Journalism Africa Conference I am delighted to be in your midst today to share my thoughts on the dearth of female ...

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Usman’s Efforts at Reducing Corruption, Boosting Revenue At NPA

NPA Board Approves New Structure

By Shola Fadeyi  The  current Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) , Hadiza Bala Usman  has justified the confidence reposed in her  by President Muhammadu Buhari , which informed her appointment  as  she continues to implement  reforms that ...

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50 Years After  Biafra: Lessons From Aburi Conference

50 Years After  Biafra: Lessons From Aburi Conference

BY MAX SIOLLUN The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief  John Nnia Nwodo, delivered a heart-rending speech last week, in Abuja to mark the 50 years of the declaration of Republic of Biafra. His speech recalled the realities of the past ...

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TSA Policy: Atiku Throws Challenge At NPA

TSA Policy: Atiku Throws Challenge At NPA

  By Hassan Adebayo The Nigerian Ports Authority and and Integrated Logistics Services Nigeria Limited (Intels), Nigeria’s leading logistic firm for the oil and gas industry, are locked in a fierce business dispute, with the NPA threatening to terminate Intels’ port ...

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YEAR 2016 IN RETROSPECT – ASIMPIN

YEAR 2016 IN RETROSPECT - ASIMPIN

By the Association of Igbo Maritime Practitioners In Nigeria -ASIMPIN. You  recall that the Association of Igbo Maritime Practitioners in Nigeria – ASIMPIN, formally known as Igbo Maritime Forum, before its registration with the Corporate Affair Commission – CAC, is ...

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Driving Connectivity Among Govt Agencies

FG to diversify economy with $41bn railway investment

 Barring the activities of fifth columnists or those bent on frustrating efforts at repositioning the ports, the move by frontline stakeholders and well-meaning Nigerians to create synergy among the ministry of transport agencies may just be the needed boost to ...

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EXPLORING NATIONAL SINGLE WINDOW IN READINESS FOR THE REGIONAL SINGLE WINDOW INTEGRATION .

EXPLORING NATIONAL SINGLE WINDOW IN READINESS FOR THE REGIONAL SINGLE WINDOW INTEGRATION .

 This strong position paper is born out of passion to offer reasonable suggestions that will improve and move our Maritime sector forward, especially, with a consideration to boosting our international trade supply and security chain, as well as taking our ...

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Global Shippers And The United Front Against Illegal Shipping Charges

Global Shippers And The United Front Against Illegal Shipping Charges

By Francis Ugwoke Nigeria is currently facing economic crisis that has impacted negatively on trade.  The crises are from different fronts. The poor returns from crude oil sales are being worsened by the Niger-Delta militancy with pipelines being destroyed on ...

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THE ECONOMY: BEYOND THE ANTI-CORRUPTION CRUSADE: – The Forwarders Outcry

Suspend vehicle importation ban, Reps tell Buhari

”  Hunger, Starvation and Famine have been the immediate challenges of humanity from ages. However, the Strength of a great society is the spirit and capacity to change” . It is in line to the above statement, by Adam Smith, ...

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“TALKING PEN” – Forwarders Delight

EXPLORING NATIONAL SINGLE WINDOW IN READINESS FOR THE REGIONAL SINGLE WINDOW INTEGRATION .

Curbing Corruption In Trade Supply Chain           PREAMBLE :       Looking at corrupt practices from a general perspective, one can deduce  that, the provision in the fifth schedule of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), ...

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Obstacles To SME Access To Financing

Obstacles To SME Access To Financing

  This is not the best of times for our SMEs ( Small and Medium Enterprises) in Nigeria. Most SMEs depends on importation, foreign exchange, Electricity and government spending to survive. The free fall of naira in the Forex market ...

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Re-Appraising The Role Of Agencies At Port

NPA Board Approves New Structure

The 14th Maritime Seminar for Judges has come and gone, with memories still fresh. It afforded maritime stakeholders an opportunity to re-appraise the roles and objectives of agencies and operators. In this paper, Barr. Emmanuel Achukwu, Principal Partner in the ...

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Shippers’Council: Appraising  The Ports Regulation Performance

Suspend vehicle importation ban, Reps tell Buhari

The  affirmation of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) as the seaports economic regulator   by President Muhammadu Buhari   at the maritime seminar for judges which held in Abuja recently as well as the agreement by participants at the event ...

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