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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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Police’s Interception of Containers: Legal Or Illegal?

Police’s Interception of Containers: Legal Or Illegal?

By Oyeniyi Iwakun One of the major trending issues in the industry is the legitimacy and legality or otherwise of the Nigeria police to intercept containers already examined and cleared by the Customs at the ports. The Assistant Inspector General ...

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Addressing Nigeria’s Maritime Resource Deficiency

Addressing Nigeria’s Maritime Resource Deficiency

By Kenneth Jukpor Over the years, Nigeria has made efforts to correct the infrastructural deficits at the ports, policy adjustments as well as the security challenges in the coastal areas; however, a recurring problem which has only received lip service ...

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Armed Guards Onboard Merchant Vessels: Legal or Illegal?

Armed Guards Onboard Merchant Vessels: Legal or Illegal?

By Kenneth Jukpor Majority of Africa’s raw materials and processed goods are transported by sea and the marine environment has panned out to be a sacrosanct mode of transport especially for the region with many import dependent nations. However, shipping ...

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Demystifing Apapa Gridlock: A Road To An End

Demystifing Apapa Gridlock: A Road To An End

By Oyeniyi Iwakun As part of efforts towards finding solutions to the myriads of problems facing the nation’s ports, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), held its regular quarterly meeting in Lagos last week. This time around, it is for the ...

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Rising Smuggling Activities: Digging Into The Root Causes

Rising Smuggling Activities: Digging Into The Root Causes

Increasing smuggling and other related acts have been drawing more attention in the  county in recent times, most especially when its prevalence rate is analyzed side by side the effects on the economic and political growth of the nation. Investigations ...

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Port Access Quagmire: PTML Sparks Feud With NPA, Freight Forwarders

Port Access Quagmire: PTML Sparks Feud With NPA, Freight Forwarders

· Why We Can’t Honour NPA Port Pass – PTML Gen. Manager By Kenneth Jukpor According to the Code of Practice on Security in Ports, a document from the Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Security, Safety and Health in Ports, ...

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Q1 Transport Sector Rating: How NIWA, NAMA, AIB, NITT & NCAT Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor & Oyeniyi Iwakun Here is the last trench of MMS Plus first quarter rating of transport agencies in the country based on their performance with regards to their core functions. This appraisal covers National Inland Waterways Authority ...

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Q1 Transport Sector Rating: How NSC, FAAN, NCAA, CRFFN, Others Fared

Q1 Transport Sector Rating: How NSC, FAAN, NCAA, CRFFN, Others Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor & Oyeniyi Iwakun Last week we presented the scorecard of some transport agencies based on their performance in the first quarter of 2018 with regards to their core functions. The appraisal continues here as we x-ray Nigerian ...

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