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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

  AfCFTA: The Relationship Between Prosperity And Imperfect Contemporary Implementation Of A Free Trade Agreement

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

BULLS: NPA 'Promo'

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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Managing Electronic Evidence

Seven banks are undercapitalised, says report

The 14th  Maritime Seminar for Judges ended last week in Abuja with Local and International participants. Mr. Patrick Opara, Legal Manager, Ecobank Nigeria Limited, delivered a paper on “Electronic Evidence in Admiralty Practice (Banking Perspective)  TEXT OF PAPER ON ELECTRONIC ...

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Entrepreneurial Finance Desk

Entrepreneurial Finance Desk

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 and ...

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DRIVING CHANGE AGENDA WITH LEADERSHIP IN TRANSPORT INDUSTRY

DRIVING CHANGE AGENDA WITH LEADERSHIP IN TRANSPORT INDUSTRY

Implicit in the topic of this address is the suggestion that those at the helm of the transport industry subscribe to the idea or concept of the on-going change agenda subject, however, to having a leadership that would drive the ...

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Understanding Buhari’s Fuel Pump Price Politics

Kings Communication Rejigs Managerial Team, Promotes Staff

The latest increase in fuel pump price from N86.50 to N145 per litre is a clear indication that the nation’s leadership problem does not lie with political party colouration but the human characters, the leaders who are, at best, the dramatis ...

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Using CSR To Drive Value Creation

Using CSR To Drive Value Creation

In the words of Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, “Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.” This implies ...

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Sub-Sea Pipeline Attack: Fresh Trouble In Nigeria

Unemployment Is The Bane Of Pipeline Vandalism, Say Stakeholders

A sophisticated attack on a sub-sea pipeline in Nigeria’s Delta might herald a return to the kind of widespread militant violence that crippled the oil industry in Africa’s top producer less than a decade ago. Attacks on oil facilities have ...

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CTN: Where Are The Real Nigerian Manufacturers?

Manufacturers Association of Nigeria

The recent statement that the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) and some stakeholders in the maritime industry have formed a pressure group to protest the re-introduction of Cargo Tracking Note (CTN), attributed to Dr. Frank Jacobs, the new president of ...

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UNDERSTANDING THE RUDIMENTS OF COMMON EXTERNAL TARRIF (CET) REGIME: A PANACEA FOR REGIONAL TRADE UNIFORMITY

The adoption of the Common External Tariff (CET).  One of the major components of the ECOWAS Customs union, was decided upon as part of the integration process of ECOWAS by the ECOWAS Heads of State in the 1975 ECOWAS Treaty ...

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Setting Agenda For Individuals And Organisations In Maritime

Setting Agenda For Individuals And Organisations In Maritime

With the advent of a new year, John Iwori throws the spotlight on individuals and organisations that stakeholders in the maritime sector need to watch closely in 2016. With the persistent decline in the price of crude oil  at the ...

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X-RAYING THE COMPLIANCE LEVEL TO THE ‘COLUMBUS DECLARATION’ BY THE NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE – Nweke.

X-RAYING THE COMPLIANCE LEVEL TO THE 'COLUMBUS DECLARATION' BY THE NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE - Nweke.

The Columbus declaration emerged from the UNCTAD/WTO trade efficiency symposium of October 1994, which explained the principles a modern Customs Administration should observe and implement. At this period of notable changes in Customs Administration in Nigeria, it is important to review ...

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NIGERIA AT 55 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE : SPOT LIGHT ON  THE MARITIME SECTOR – Nweke

  AfCFTA: The Relationship Between Prosperity And Imperfect Contemporary Implementation Of A Free Trade Agreement

There is no gain over emphasizing the fact that the Maritime Industries ( playing host to other critical sub industries) is the Major Revenue Generation Sector of the Economy and the Fulcrum drive to Socio-Economic development of a Nation. Measuring ...

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How Buhari Ridicules Osinbajo

How Buhari Ridicules Osinbajo

All is not well between Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the man widely referred to as the “unofficial vice president”, Mallam Nasir el Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State. Proof: after a meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) held ...

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Saudi Arabia Oil Politics: A Lesson For Buhari 

Saudi Arabia Oil Politics: A Lesson For Buhari 

It has been 9 months since OPEC decided not to scale back oil production and to permit its members to produce as much as they want. The result has been a tumultuous year for the crude oil market. Prices dropped from ...

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Can Ibe Kachikwu Save NNPC

Oil Ministers To Chair EGM Session Of GECF

A few hours after presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina announced the appointment of Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu as Group Managing Director of the Nigerian Nation Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) social media went on over-drive. There were tweets aplenty on twitter while posts, ...

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