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Why Aviation Fuel Scarcity Persists In Nigeria

Why Aviation Fuel Scarcity Persists In Nigeria

By Okuneye Moyosola The recent ordeal of Nigerian pilgrims from Saudi Arabia whose travel arrangements were disrupted due to scarcity of aviation fuel (Jet A1) in the domestic market brings to the unending dilemma of aviation fuel scarcity. Is this ...

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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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AfCFTA: Problems and Prospects of Nigerian Ports

AfCFTA: Problems and Prospects of Nigerian Ports

By Kenneth Jukpor Seaports are critical infrastructure which enable nations attract increased maritime trade and generally improve global trade and businesses. As a result revenue from custom duties and taxes are realized, while the connectivity of ports ensures timely delivery ...

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Nigerian Airports And The Missing Economic Regulator

Nigerian Airports And The Missing Economic Regulator

By Okuneye Moyosola Six years after the former Minister of Aviation, Mrs. Stella Oduah presented a National Civil Aviation policy which stressed the need for an autonomous Economic Regulatory Unit to address numerous challenges in the aviation sector; nothing has ...

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Port Concession Failures: Stakeholders Lament Absence In Ongoing Review

Port Concession Failures: Stakeholders Lament Absence In Ongoing Review

By Kenneth Jukpor Nigerian seaports have observed commendable transformation since they were concessioned in 2006. Some areas which recorded success include; efficiency, automation, turnaround time, security, among others, however, the concession also brought about problems of arbitrary charges, divested and ...

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Why Aviation Insurance Is Unpopular In Nigeria

Why Aviation Insurance Is Unpopular In Nigeria

By Okuneye Moyosola Aviation is one the main drivers behind globalization. It supports 63 million jobs worldwide and enables $2.7trillion in global Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, despite the huge business potentials in the industry, aviation business remains very risky ...

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2019 Half Year Rating: How NRC, MAN Oron Fared

2019 Half Year Rating: How NRC, MAN Oron Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor MMS Plus brings you an assessment of the major parastatals in the transport sector for the first half of the year 2019. The first six months was centered on pre-election, elections and post-election drama, but how did transport ...

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2019 Half Year Rating: How Customs, NRC, NITT, Others Fared

2019 Half Year Rating: How Customs, NRC, NITT, Others Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor & Okuneye Moyosola MMS Plus brings you an assessment of the major parastatals in the transport sector for the first half of the year 2019. The first six months was centered on pre-election, elections and post-election drama, ...

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2019 Half Year Rating: How Shippers’ Council, NIWA, NiMET Fared

2019 Half Year Rating: How Shippers’ Council, NIWA, NiMET Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor & Okuneye Moyosola MMS Plus brings you an assessment of the major parastatals in the transport sector for the first half of the year 2019. The first six months was centered on pre-election, elections and post-election drama, ...

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2019 Half Year Rating: How NPA, NCAA, AIB Fared

2019 Half Year Rating: How NPA, NCAA, AIB Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor & Okuneye Moyosola MMS Plus brings you an assessment of the major parastatals in the transport sector for the first half of the year 2019. The first six months was centered on pre-election, elections and post-election drama, ...

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2019 Half Year Rating: How NIMASA, FAAN, NAMA Fared

2019 Half Year Rating: How NIMASA, FAAN, NAMA Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor & Okuneye Moyosola MMS Plus brings you an assessment of the major parastatals in the transport sector for the first half of the year 2019. The first six months was centred on pre-election, election and post-election drama, ...

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Why NLNG’s Fiscal Incentive Has Become A National Burden

Why NLNG’s Fiscal Incentive Has Become A National Burden

By Kenneth Jukpor The Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) is one of the most celebrated organizations in the nation’s oil and gas sector. It has commendably converted about 119 Bcm (billion standard cubic metres) or 4.2 Tcf (trillion cubic feet) ...

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Bad Weather: Bane Of Flight Operations In Nigeria

Bad Weather: Bane Of Flight Operations In Nigeria

By Okuneye Moyosola Weather-related  delays in the aviation  sector  will  always  occur,  however, through effective  delay  management systems  and  improved  weather  forecasting,  the  impact  and  duration  of such delays can be significantly reduced. The effect of bad weather can also ...

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Puzzling Facts, Conflicting Figures, Bane Of Aviation Industry

Puzzling Facts, Conflicting Figures, Bane Of Aviation Industry

Conflicting figures are fast becoming the in-thing in local air travel business, and in-between is the credibility gap. It is often said in the telecommunications sector that data is life. In aviation, life abounds in facts and figures. In fact, ...

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Exploring Non Aeronautical Revenue Sources For Nigerian Airports

Exploring Non Aeronautical Revenue Sources For Nigerian Airports

By Okuneye Moyosola As with any other business, airports continuously seek to increase operational profitability and efficiency. As competition increases, and partners and stakeholders shift their business model to meet new market trends, some airports struggle to keep their business ...

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Amaechi’s Scorecard As Transport Minister

Why Nigerians Are Suffering- Amaechi

By Kenneth Jukpor A new presidential administration has begun and all Ministers in the old era have dropped their portfolios. For the Ministry of Transport, there’s a lot of anxiety as everyone looks to see if the fiery Minister, Hon. ...

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Amaechi’s Footprints On Transport Sector (1)

Why Nigerians Are Suffering- Amaechi

By Kenneth Jukpor Rotimi Amaechi is a man who divides opinion in the Nigerian political arena. He made some landmark achievements during his stint as the governor of Rivers state, but he triggered a national political realignment when he walked ...

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Aviation Sector Gains And Losses Under Sirika

Aviation Sector Gains And Losses Under Sirika

By Okuneye Moyosola It’s been almost 4 years since Senator Hadi Sirika assumed office as the Minister of State for Aviation. What achievements has he made so far? What promises did he not fulfill during his tenure? MMS Plus takes ...

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Ship Acquisition: Customs, NIMASA, Operators Vary On FG Policies

Ship Acquisition: Customs, NIMASA, Operators Vary On FG Policies

By Kenneth Jukpor The absence of locally owned ships The absence of locally owned ships operating in international waters has affected the sea time training for Nigerian seafarers, and seen the indigenous ship-owners lose out in the massive earnings that ...

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Addressing Nigerian Airports’ Debts Issues

African airlines account for 92 million out of 4.4 billion yearly global traffic

By Okuneye Moyosola In April, the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) threatened to shut down its services in nine airports where operators did not pay for services rendered. The Authority also warned that the debtors had until April 30th ...

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