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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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Why NPA Zonal Offices Were Scrapped

Why NPA Zonal Offices Were Scrapped

By Kenneth Jukpor The scrapping of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Zonal offices has raised several questions. Some stakeholders have commended the new development as one to enhance the efficiency of the ports as port managers report directly to the ...

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 A Culture Of Corruption, Decay In Nigerian Railway System

 A Culture Of Corruption, Decay In Nigerian Railway System

By Oyeniyi Iwakun While President Muhammadu Buhari is working assiduously towards purging the nation of corruption, the menace seems to have eaten deep into the railway system. Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) which is one of the oldest government institutions in ...

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Ethics And Integrity In International Trade: How Relevant?

Ethics And Integrity In International Trade: How Relevant?

By Kenneth Jukpor The economic development of a country is largely determined by the volume and direction of her international trade but international trade can become haphazard, unreliable and complicated when there are no ethical standards to guide it. This ...

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Modernization: Can Nigerian Ports Be Transformed In 18 Months?

Modernization: Can Nigerian Ports Be Transformed In 18 Months?

By Kenneth Jukpor Recognizing the immense contributions of truckers to the nation’s trade, the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) Mr. Hassan Bello has stated that in 18 months, the Nigeria port sector and transportation at large would ...

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Exploring Measures To Solve Apapa Gridlock

Exploring Measures To Solve Apapa Gridlock

 By Kenneth Jukpor The efficiency of port operation is a major driver of trade and economic activities across countries. Unfortunately, over the years, users and operators at the Nigerian Ports have been facing lingering challenges and bottlenecks namely, infrastructure shortcomings, ...

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Why We Should Accept Port Infrastructure Failures

Why We Should Accept Port Infrastructure Failures

By Kenneth Jukpor The maritime industry in Nigeria and elsewhere is seen as a veritable engine of growth of national economic development and a catalyst to any sustainable transformation agenda. Maritime is a sector that can be a notable contributor ...

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Unmovable Illegal Checkpoints Of Police And Customs

Unmovable Illegal Checkpoints Of Police And Customs

By Kenneth Jukpor As part of efforts to enhance the ease of doing business at the nation’s ports, the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) issued a circular stating that no checkpoint should be situated above 40 kilometer radius from the ports; ...

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Managing Hazards In The Carriage Of Dangerous Goods By Sea

Managing Hazards In The Carriage Of Dangerous Goods By Sea

 By Kenneth Jukpor The risks associated with hazardous materials require the application of safety precautions during their transport, use, storage and disposal. Most countries regulate hazardous materials by law, and they are subject to several international treaties as well. Dangerous ...

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POF Collection: CRFFN In Murky Waters

POF Collection: CRFFN In Murky Waters

 By Kenneth Jukpor As the August 1 commencement of the collection of the Practitioners’ Operating Fee (POF) across all seaports, airports and land border stations nationwide draws nearer, there remain several question marks over the modalities for the collection, amount ...

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Truck Transit Park: One Project, Many Rewards

Truck Transit Park: One Project, Many Rewards

By Kenneth Jukpor The absence of an effective rail transport system in Nigeria means trailers and other Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) continue to play a key role in bulk movement of goods. They transport more goods at a time thereby ...

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Presidential Orders: Laws Or Mere Statements

Presidential Orders: Laws Or Mere Statements

By Kenneth Jukpor The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, signed a very important executive order on port operations; instructing Apapa Port to resume 24-hour operation within 30 days and also admonishing all agencies at the port to harmonize their operations into ...

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Nigeria’s ICDs Development And Kaduna’s Reality Model

Nigeria’s ICDs Development And Kaduna’s Reality Model

By Kenneth Jukpor In a bid to address the problem of hinterland shippers’ inadequate access to the seaports and frequent congestion at the Lagos ports, the concept of Inland Container Depots (ICDs) was promoted by the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC). ...

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Does Nigeria Need A National Maritime Transport Policy?

Does Nigeria Need A National Maritime Transport Policy?

By Kenneth Jukpor Transportation plays a key role in the economic and social development of any nation. A well functioning and integrated transport system stimulates national development, enhances the standard of living of citizens, allows markets to operate by enabling ...

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Port Access Roads: Major Obstacle To Executive Order On Ports

By Kenneth JukporIt’s over a month since the Vice President issued the executive order on ports and stakeholders have continued to highlight several reasons why the order may not work. However, one issue which continues to feature in most people’s ...

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Unraveling The Conundrum In CRFFN Act Amendment

Unraveling The Conundrum In CRFFN Act Amendment

By Kenneth Jukpor Freight forwarding associations have been thrown into tantrums over the modalities for the amendment of the Council of the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) Act. While some are in support of the amendment but propose ...

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