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We Don’t  Need FG’s Money For Maritime Bank – Labinjo

We Don’t  Need FG’s Money For Maritime Bank - Labinjo

The Transport Minister, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi’s statement recently in Ghana that Nigeria is not liquid now to fund the Regional Maritime Bank has attracted a lot of comments from maritime stakeholders, but the factional president of Nigerian Shipowners Association(NISA), Capt. Dada Labinjo came ...

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They Want To Create Industrial Disharmony in Our Agency- Comrade Adikwu

Following a recent report in a section of maritime media, alleging “irregular recruitment”, which was anchored on a personal vendetta, the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) led by Comrade Muktar Adikwu, expressed disappointment over the publication and ...

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Why  I Invited Sarumi Into Chamber of Shipping – Akerele

MMS WoFHoF Appoints Akerele As Project Adviser

 Mrs. Ify Anazonwu-Akerele is the former Director General, Nigerian Chamber of Shipping (NCS). In this exclusive interview with MMS Plus, she explains the current state of the Chambers, narrates how it all started, analyses the Nigerian political terrain and unveils ...

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The Cabal Behind Nigerian Port Uncompetitiveness In West Africa – Niger Trade Envoy

The Cabal Behind Nigerian Port Uncompetitiveness In West Africa – Niger Trade Envoy

 Alhaji Idi Hamissou, the Niger Shippers’ Council representative in Nigeria, in this interview with MMS Plus, opens up on challenges in transit trade within the West and Central Africa routes, why Nigeria is looking uncompetitive before its West African neigbouring ...

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Calabar Port Can Be A Transshipment Hub- Balogun

Calabar Port Can Be A Transshipment Hub- Balogun

 Mr. Dayo Balogun is the Group General Manager of Ecomarine. In this exclusive interview with MMS Plus, Balogun highlights the challenges in the implementation of the port concession agreement, the effects of non-dredging of the Calabar port, sets the agenda ...

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ONE YEAR OF C-G-C HAMEED IBRAHIM ALI: THE GAINS OF THE CHANGE MANTRA IN THE NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE (NCS)

2017: Customs Generate N486Bn In First Half

  It became, at a point, too obvious to all that change was urgently needed in the country. And this change, not for change’s sake. It was to be a Change that would sanitize every aspect of our national life ...

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WISTA Nigeria Can Produce Nigeria’s First Female President- Mary Hamman

I Have Challenges With Men Everyday- Mary Hamman, WISTA President

Mrs. Mary Hamman is the President of Womens’ International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Nigeria. She works in the Shipping Development unit of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). In this exclusive interview with MMS Plus she relates ...

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Transport Sector: Amaechi’s Voyage And The Discovery

National Carrier: Nigeria Signs MoU With PIL, Singapore

The appointment of Rt. Hon. Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi as the Transportation Minister on November 11, 2015 was received with mixed feelings in the sector. It was expected. Many had a fixed impression about him as no less an eel, given ...

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Indigenous Shipping  Development: Our  Trade Terms Needs Review – Barr. Igbokwe

Indigenous Shipping  Development: Our  Trade Terms Needs Review - Barr. Igbokwe

Barrister Mike Igbokwe (SAN) is the Principal Counsel, Mike  Igbokwe & Co., a law firm.  Igbokwe is one of the maritime lawyers that have given the industry a new direction. Heh as made his marks in legislative draftings and advocacy. ...

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Maritime Security: Agencies Need To Synergize

Maritime Security: Agencies Need To Synergize

Mr. Robinson Elerubo is a security expert and a member of the Nigerian Port Facility Security Officers Forum. In this exclusive interview with MMS Plus, he proffers some pragmatic approaches to curtailing the growing dilemma. In recent times, there has ...

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DG NIMASA Laments Revenue Shortfall

BEARS: Beware! Dakuku’s Sarcastic Smile

Having spent over 100 days in office, the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Dakuku Petersham addressed several issues bothering the agency during a recent media parley with journalists. MMS Plus brings you his position on ...

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DG NIMASA’s First 100 Days Unveils 3 Year Medium Term Plan

NIMASA urges stakeholders to maximise maritime sector potential

  The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, Dr. Dakuku Peterside has spent over 100 days in office before he called for his maiden media parley with journalists. Since his appointment as DG NIMASA, many have seen ...

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Is It A Crime To Be An Honest Man In Lagos? Asks Tarzan Boss

Is It A Crime To Be An Honest Man In Lagos? Asks Tarzan Boss

Mr. Gani S. Balogun is the Managing Director of Tarzan Marine Enterprise. Following the company’s eviction from Badore and Ijede jetties by the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), MMS Plus sat with the Tarzan Boss as he narrates his side ...

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Transport University Is To Be Built By A Foreign Concessionaire- Amaechi

Amaechi accuses Customs of frustrating port operations

When  the Minister of Transport, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi concluded plans to discard the maritime university under construction at Kurutie, Okerenkoko Warri, Delta State, many Nigerians did not know what informed his decision. This was to become a subject of ...

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National Single Window Network: Our Experience In Ghana- Sylvia Owu, Deputy CEO, GSA

National Single Window Network: Our Experience In Ghana- Sylvia Owu, Deputy CEO, GSA

Ms. Sylvia Asana Owu is a mother of 3 “soldiers”. She is wet with humility, obsessed with doing good and romances, very passionately, her profession. She is the deputy Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA). In this encounter with ...

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Nigeria Needs Readership Culture- Dr. Maduka

What Makes A Good Auditor In Shipping Business

Dr. Sunny Oby Maduka is an Auditor and Compliance Officer at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) headquarters. He is also an author, poet, playwright and accountant. Following the launch of his most recent book ‘A Mother, Her Heart’, MMS Plus ...

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We Also Protect The Interests Of Terminal Operators- Hassan Bello, NSC Boss

FG  Renews  Bello’s Appointment  

Barrister Hassan Bello, the Executive Secretary/ Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) is always ever ready to explain the intricacies of operations in the maritime industry. In this interview with MMS Plus and The Nigerian Maritime News, recently in ...

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Redefining Professionalism In The Port and Terminal Industry

How Transportants Can Develop Blueprint To Transform Nigeria – Babatunde

Dr . Samuel Babatunde is the Registrar of Ports and Terminal Management Academy of Nigeria (POTEMAN). In this exclusive interview with MMS Plus, he highlights the dynamics of human capacity building in the port and terminal industry, the challenges, as ...

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Bad Policies, Low Draft Ruining Nigerian Port Business- Amiwero

POF: Customs Agents Accuse Amaechi, Jukwe Of Illegality

At the end of the recent 2- day maritime stakeholders conference on “Reforming The Nigerian Maritime Industry” organized by the Federal Ministry of Transport, MMS Plus sat with Mr. Lucky Amiwero, a factional President of the National Council of Managing ...

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NIMASA Needs Restructuring- Barr. Temisan

Omatseye Appeals Sentence

Barr. Temisan Omatseye is a former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the President of African Ship owners Association (ASA). In this interview with MMS Plus he bears his mind on several pertinent issues ...

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