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African Trade Liberalization: Prospects And Challenges

African Trade Liberalization: Prospects And Challenges

By Kenneth Jukpor Although trade facilitation has been central to the growth and development of many thriving economies around the world; it has been grossly under-exploited in Africa, whose population of over 1.2billion has combined Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $2 ...

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New Truck Regime: Truckers, Freight Forwarders, Professionals Express Conflicting Views

New Truck Regime: Truckers, Freight Forwarders, Professionals Express Conflicting Views

By Kenneth Jukpor Following the unveiling of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Nigerian haulage industry, truck owners, drivers, freight forwarders and transport professionals have expressed conflicting views on the new initiative expected to transform trucking business in the country. ...

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Q3 Transport Agencies Rating: Scorecards For CRFFN, MAN Iron, AIB, NITT, Others

Q3 Transport Agencies Rating: Scorecards For CRFFN, MAN Iron, AIB, NITT, Others

By Kenneth Jukpor Here is the last trench of the MMS Plus 2018 third-quarter rating of transport agencies in the country based on their performance with regards to their core functions. This appraisal covers; Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Accident Investigation ...

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3rd Quarter Rating: Shippers’ Council, FAAN, NIWA Below 50%

3rd Quarter Rating: Shippers’ Council, FAAN, NIWA Below 50%

By Kenneth Jukpor MMS Plus presents the scorecard of more transport sector agencies based on their performance in the third quarter of 2018 with regards to their core functions. In this week’s appraisal, we x-ray , Federal Airports Authority of ...

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3rd Quarter Rating: How Customs, NPA & NAMA Fared?

3rd Quarter Rating: How Customs, NPA & NAMA Fared?

By Kenneth Jukpor With the nation’s economy settled following the implementation of 2018 budget in the third quarter, MMS Plus x-rays the activities of transport agencies in the third quarter of 2018. Parastatals in the sector were crippled by the ...

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3rd Quarter Rating: How Did NIMASA, NRC, NCAA Fare?

3rd Quarter Rating: How Did NIMASA, NRC, NCAA Fare?

By Kenneth Jukpor With the nation’s economy settled following the implementation of 2018 budget in the third quarter, MMS Plus x-rays the activities of transport agencies in the third quarter of 2018. Parastatals in the sector were crippled by the ...

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Multiple Charges: FAAN At Crossroads With Aviation Operators

Multiple Charges: FAAN At Crossroads With Aviation Operators

By Kenneth Jukpor While the Appeal Court is yet to settle the fracas between Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) and Aviation operators over FAAN’s move to hike the cost of cargoes per kilo from 7naira to 20naira, aviation operators ...

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Apapa Traffic-Jam Chaos Moves To Neighbouring Cities

Apapa Traffic-Jam Chaos Moves To Neighbouring Cities

· Armed Forces Now Tax-Collectors On Lagos Roads By Kenneth Jukpor While traffic gridlock at Lagos ports has dissipated, the traffic situation has deteriorated in neighbouring communities around the ports as a result of the directives of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) ...

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Maritime Amazons Ponder Headway For Female Seafarers

Maritime Amazons Ponder Headway For Female Seafarers

By Kenneth Jukpor Although diverse opportunities exist for seafarers in the global maritime industry, opportunities for women have always been peripheral. Findings also show that women comprise only 2% of the entire global seafarers’ population, yet seafaring opportunities are capable ...

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Sealink: Soothing Relief For Disenchanted NSDP Cadets

Sealink: Soothing Relief For Disenchanted NSDP Cadets

By Kenneth Jukpor Africa is blessed with an amiable linkage via coastal areas and inland waterways that is seen as a gift everywhere in the world. Yet, Africa and its alleged giant ‘Nigeria’ have been unable to gainfully harness this ...

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Developing Apt Policies And Human Capacity To Transform Nigerian Ports

Developing Apt Policies And Human Capacity To Transform Nigerian Ports

By Kenneth Jukpor While Nigerian ports have suffered numerous challenges ranging from infrastructure deficits to negligence and corruption among the industry players, the future of the sector is mostly threatened by dearth in human capacity to inject the requisite innovation ...

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Demystifying ‘Nigeria Air’ Hazy Projections

Demystifying ‘Nigeria Air’ Hazy Projections

By Kenneth Jukpor With less than four months to the proposed December take-off of ‘Nigeria Air’, there are more puzzling questions than answers on Federal Government’s postulations and possibility of the carrier emerging to resolve the deficiencies in the aviation ...

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Rising Port Costs & Charges: Maritime Stakeholders Play Blame Game

Rising Port Costs & Charges: Maritime Stakeholders Play Blame Game

By Kenneth Jukpor As part of efforts to find the headway to the numerous problems confronting Nigerian ports which has led to increased port costs and charges, the third edition of the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime (TAAM) conference focused on ...

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Half Year Transport Agencies Rating: How NAMA, AIB, NITT & NCAT Fared

Half Year Transport Agencies Rating: How NAMA, AIB, NITT & NCAT Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor Here is the last trench of the MMS Plus first half rating of transport agencies in the country based on their performance with regards to their core functions. This appraisal covers; Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), Nigeria ...

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Half Year Rating: How FAAN, NIWA, CRFFN, Others Fared

Half Year Rating: How FAAN, NIWA, CRFFN, Others Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor MMS Plus presents the scorecard of more transport sector agencies based on their performance in the first half of 2018 with regards to their core functions. In this week’s appraisal, we x-ray , Federal Airports Authority of ...

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Half Year Report: How NIMASA, Customs, NCAA, NRC Fared

Half Year Report: How NIMASA, Customs, NCAA, NRC Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor & Oyeniyi Iwakun  While the Federal Government is still grappling with the implementation of 2018 budget just passed in July  without regard to its consequences to the economy, the transport being  derived demand driven is faced too many chaos. ...

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Maritime Seminar for Judges:  Who  is a Judge and a Justice?

Maritime Seminar for Judges:  Who  is a Judge and a Justice?

How time flies. Twenty three years ago, the  International  Maritime Seminar for Judges was conceived with the intent  and objective  of keeping  the judges abreast with admiralty law and practice in Nigeria for easy  administration and dispensation of cases in the maritime industry ,especially against the background ...

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WILCEP Africa: Grooming Nigerian Youths To Solve Societal Needs

WILCEP Africa: Grooming Nigerian Youths To Solve Societal Needs

By Kenneth Jukpor The second edition of Women in Leadership and Career Empowerment Programme (WILCEP) Africa, an offshoot of MMS Woman of Fortune Hall of Fame (WoFHoF) Initiative held recently, providing participants insights into multiple opportunities in blue economy, digital media, oil ...

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Seafarers’ Collective Bargain Agreement: Old Wine in New Bottle?

Seafarers' Collective Bargain Agreement: Old Wine in New Bottle?

By Kenneth Jukpor While Nigerian seafarers have accused ship-owners of developing cold feet in the move to signing the newly-approved Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) which concerns remuneration and welfare of seafarers onboard ships, ship-owners have described the development as putting ...

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ICAN’s Youth Empowerment Concept: Towards Solving Moral, Professional And Economic Challenges

ICAN’s Youth Empowerment Concept: Towards Solving Moral, Professional And Economic Challenges

By Oyeniyi Iwakun One of the challenges confronting accountants and accountancy as a profession in Nigeria has been the management of loyalty to principals or organizations, confidentiality in terms of information and transparency cum patriotism in terms of handling issues ...

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