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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

Amaechi’s Scorecard As Transport Minister

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)

Amaechi’s Scorecard As Transport Minister

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

‘Why foreign airlines retain 80% air traffic share in Nigeria, others’

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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Air Freight: The Need For Digitalization

Air Freight: The Need For Digitalization

Air freight is a key enabler of cross border trade which becomes especially critical for express deliveries, long-distance and efficient transportation of sensitive and critical goods. The air cargo industry has been slow to embrace digitization. While passenger airlines offer ...

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Q1 Report: How Customs, CRFFN, FAAN, Others Fared

Q1 Report: How Customs, CRFFN, FAAN, Others Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor & Okuneye Moyosola MMS Plus presents the scorecard of transport sector agencies based on their performance in the first quarter of 2018 with regards to their core functions. In this week’s appraisal we x-ray the Nigeria Customs ...

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Q1 Report: How Shippers’ Council, NIWA, NAMA, NCAA Fared

Q1 Report: How Shippers’ Council, NIWA, NAMA, NCAA Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor & Okuneye Moyosola MMS Plus presents the scorecard of transport sector agencies based on their performance in the first quarter of 2019 with regards to their core functions. In this week’s appraisal we x-ray the National Inland ...

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2019 Q1 Rating: How NIMASA, NPA, AIB & NCAT Fared

2019 Q1 Rating: How NIMASA, NPA, AIB & NCAT Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor & Okuneye Moyosola The first quarter of 2019 has just ended. Despite the nation shifting its attention to the recent general elections, the transport sector was at the centre of such activities. MMS Plus x-rays the activities ...

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Curbing Flight Delays In Nigeria

Curbing Flight Delays In Nigeria

By Okuneye Moyosola The problem of flight cancellation has become a bane in the aviation industry. This has also led to economic losses in the aviation sector as well as disruption in the plans of passengers. Experts have also said ...

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Maritime Amazons Set Feminine Agenda At MMS Night Of Bliss

Maritime Amazons Set Feminine Agenda At MMS Night Of Bliss

By Kenneth Jukpor The 2019 United Nation’s International Women’s Day (IWD) was celebrated flamboyantly around the world on March 8th, but the MMS Woman of Fortune Hall of Fame (WoFHoF) Initiative chose to take the festivity a step higher with ...

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Boeing 737 Max 8 Aircraft: From Best Seller To Bad Business

FAA To Commence Safety Assessment Of Boeing 737 Max

By Okuneye Moyosola Following the recent Ethopian airline crash, Boeing 737 the world’s best-selling aircraft Next-Generation 737 has become a dreaded death-trap for the flying public rather than a tool that guarantees aviation safety. Over the years, the aircraft manufacturer, Boeing ...

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Why Foreign Airlines Charge Colossal Sums From Nigerians

Why Foreign Airlines Charge Colossal Sums From Nigerians

By Okuneye Moyosola It has become the norm for foreign airlines operating in Nigeria to always charge exorbitant sums as air fares and Nigerian passengers travelling to other parts of the world have suffered this fiscal burden without relieve. While ...

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