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Utilizing SLAC Trillions To Create A Maritime Development Bank

Utilizing SLAC Trillions To Create A Maritime Development Bank

By Kenneth Jukpor Nigerian Shippers’ Council’s (NSC) role as the ports economic regulator finally scaled through two weighty litigations against Seaports Terminal Operators Association of Nigeria (STOAN), and the shipping companies in separate judgments in January 2018, with both groups ...

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Single African Aviation Market: Pros & Cons

Single African Aviation Market: Pros & Cons

By Nkem Osuagwu Recently, Nigeria along with 23 other African countries launched a single aviation market (SAATM) as part of efforts to boost connectivity, reduce fares and stimulate economic growth. This comes as a development following the difficulty travelers encounter ...

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2017: Grading Transport Sector Agencies 3, How NIWA, NITT, AIB Fared

2017: Grading Transport Sector Agencies 3, How NIWA, NITT, AIB Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor, Oyeniyi Iwakun, Nkem Osuagwu The appraisal of Transport sector agencies continues for the year 2017. The year was one loaded with activities, issues and scandals in the Nigerian Transportation sector; but what did these agencies achieve? Find ...

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2017: Rating Government Agencies In The Transport Sector 2

2017: Rating Government Agencies In The Transport Sector 2

Last week we presented the scorecard of some transport agencies based on their performance in 2017 with regards to their core functions. The appraisal continues here. The year 2017 was one loaded with activities, issues and scandals in the Nigerian ...

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2017: Rating Government Agencies In The Transport Sector

2017: Rating Government Agencies In The Transport Sector

By Kenneth Jukpor, Oyeniyi Iwakun & Nkem Osuagwu The year 2017 was one loaded with activities, issues and scandals in the Nigerian Transportation sector. While the aviation sector observed some infrastructural boosts such as the Abuja runway repairs; the debate ...

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How NSDP Cadets Waited 10 Years To Record First Success

How NSDP Cadets Waited 10 Years To Record First Success

By Kenneth Jukpor The capacity building initiative of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) through the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme (NSDP) has put so much effort to train over 2,500 seafarers but the challenge has always been the ...

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IMO Elections: The Real Story Behind Nigeria’s Failure

IMO Elections: The Real Story Behind Nigeria’s Failure

By Oyeniyi Iwakun Nigeria’s failure to get elected into the category “C” Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in the recently concluded polls seems to have dominated talks in the maritime industry. Industry stakeholders and commentators have explored so ...

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Exploring Revenue Sources For Infrastructural Developments

Exploring Revenue Sources For Infrastructural Developments

  By Oyeniyi Iwakun The Tafawa Balewa Square, the National Arts Theatre and some selected power plants under the National Integrated Power Projects are part of the key national assets the Federal Government has concluded plans to sell in order ...

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Cultivating A Culture Of Gratitude As Panacea To Corruption

Cultivating A Culture Of Gratitude As Panacea To Corruption

By Kenneth Jukpor Giving bribes for contracts, tax evasion, fraudulent accounting, and embezzlement of money, misleading marketing, poor work environment and safety standards, and maltreatment of employees and poor salary; have become the norm in many organizations in Nigeria, especially ...

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Apapa Logjam: Testing The Potency Of NPA’s Latest Policy

Apapa Logjam: Testing The Potency Of NPA’s Latest Policy

By Oyeniyi Iwakun “eeeeeeeh…..! Mr. Man, what do you think you are doing? You think you can try rubbish with me because you are wearing military uniform? No way,” An averagely tall-dark skinned driver screamed as he alighted from his ...

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The Quandary Of Nigeria’s Aviation Infrastructure Decadence

The Quandary Of Nigeria’s Aviation Infrastructure Decadence

By Nkem Osuagwu As the nation’s aviation industry continues on the part of growth, one of the major challenges in the industry has been infrastructure development. The existing infrastructure in the sector continue to deteriorate either due to age or ...

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MMS WoFHoF: Creating A New Identity For The Nigerian Woman

MMS WoFHoF: Creating A New Identity For The Nigerian Woman

By Kenneth Jukpor In Nigeria, the place of a woman in the workplace, home, governance and society generally varies based on ethnicity and religion. However, the roles and perception of women in Nigeria has evolved; they have learnt to come ...

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Authorized Economy Operator System: Can Customs Deliver?

Authorized Economy Operator System: Can Customs Deliver?

By Oyeniyi Iwakun  The introduction of Authorized Economy Operator (AEO) programme to stakeholders at a seminar in Lagos last week by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) through a team led by the Deputy Comptroller General (DCG), Strategic Research and Policy ...

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Optimizing Ship To Shore Efficiency In Nigeria

Optimizing Ship To Shore Efficiency In Nigeria

By Kenneth Jukpor One of the notable issues addressed at the just concluded 2017 Oil Trading and Logistics Africa (OTL) Downstream Week was “optimizing ship to shore efficiency” in the continent. Ship to shore transfer simply refers to the transfer ...

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Arms Influx And Customs Utopian Investigations

Seme Customs Nets N546m Revenue In January

By Oyeniyi Iwakun The influx of arms totaling two thousand, six hundred and seventy one (2, 671) in eight months this year has generated more arguments than before. The dust in the air has remained unsettled because of the fear ...

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Enugu PDP, APC Chairmanship Primaries: A  Cost-Effective Political Business Model

Enugu PDP, APC Chairmanship Primaries: A  Cost-Effective Political Business Model

By Jude Odo, South- East Regional Editor The recent People’s Democratic Party primaries that produced the party flag bearers in the forth-coming local government election in Enugu State slated for November 4,2017 were received with mixed reactions from party faithfuls, ...

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CVFF : Another Debate Of Survival For Shipping Sector 

By Kenneth Jukpor Globally, shipping has been recognized as one of the catalysts for socio-economic development. It is an industry that has been at the fore front of opening up and connecting the world and thus is a major driver ...

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Airports Concession: Varying Sides Of The Prism

Airports Concession: Varying Sides Of The Prism

By Kenneth Jukpor & Nkem Osuagwu Several weeks after the Federal Government gave the go ahead to concession four of the nation’s major airports specifically, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos; Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja; Amino Kano Airport, Kano; and the ...

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Enugu PDP,APC Chairmanship Primaries: A  Cost-Effective Political Business Model

Enugu PDP,APC Chairmanship Primaries: A  Cost-Effective Political Business Model

By Jude Odo, South- East Regional Editor The recent People’s Democratic Party primaries that produced the party flag bearers in the forth-coming local government election in Enugu State slated for November 4,2017 were received with mixed reactions from party faithfuls, ...

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Arms Smuggling: Who Is Behind The Scene?

Arms Smuggling: Who Is Behind The Scene?

By Oyeniyi Iwakun The recent seizure of 1,100 rifles by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) at the Tin-can port seems to have raised more questions than ever as a result of the incessant nature of illegal arms proliferations and increase ...

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