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

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

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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Waterways Passengers Decry SIFAX Monopoly At Ojo Jetty

Waterways Passengers Decry SIFAX Monopoly At Ojo Jetty

By Kenneth Jukpor Users of the Ebute-Ojo jetty managed by SIFAX Group has accused SIFAX of masterminding a monopoly which has seen the jetty users spend long hours outside the facility as penalty for not patronizing SIFAX ferries. While the ...

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Nigerian Agro-Cargo Terminals: Analyzing Economic Benefits

Nigerian Agro-Cargo Terminals: Analyzing Economic Benefits

By Okuneye Moyosola In 2013, thirteen airports were designated as perishable cargo terminals to transform the aviation sector into a major revenue earner for Nigeria. Six years after these airports were designated as perishable cargo airports by the Federal Airports ...

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Transport Professionals Vs Transport Sector Deficits

Transport Professionals Vs Transport Sector Deficits

By Kenneth Jukpor Like every sector of a nation’s economy, the success of transportation can be attributed to the quality representation and contribution of the professionals to the growth and development; however, Nigerian transport experts have been guilty of been ...

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2018 Q4 Rating: How NCAA, NITT, NAMA, AIB Fared

2018 Q4 Rating: How NCAA, NITT, NAMA, AIB Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor & Okuneye Moyosola MMS Plus x-rays the activities of transport agencies in the third quarter of 2018. Parastatals in the sector were crippled by the financial constraints with indebtedness even on the most negligible amount of money ...

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2018 Q4 Rating: How Did NIMASA, NRC, CRFFN Fare?

2018 Q4 Rating: How Did NIMASA, NRC, CRFFN Fare?

MMS Plus x-rays the activities of transport agencies in the third quarter of 2018. Parastatals in the sector were crippled by the financial constraints with indebtedness even on the most negligible amount of money earlier but the funds were finally ...

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2018 Q4 Rating: How FAAN, NPA, MAN Oron Fared

2018 Q4 Rating: How FAAN, NPA, MAN Oron Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor MMS Plus presents the 2018 fourth quarter rating of transport agencies in the country based on their performance with regards to their core functions. This appraisal covers; Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) ...

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Q4 Report: How Customs, NIWA, Shippers’ Council Fared

Q4 Report: How Customs, NIWA, Shippers’ Council Fared

MMS Plus presents the scorecard of transport sector agencies based on their performance in the last quarter of 2018 with regards to their core functions. In this week’s appraisal we x-ray the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), Nigerian Shippers Council ...

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2019 In Perspective: Maritime Stakeholders Set Agenda

2019 In Perspective: Maritime Stakeholders Set Agenda

By Kenneth Jukpor It’s already a fortnight into the year 2019. Where there successes in the Nigerian maritime sector in 2018? Who did what? To what effect and what where the overt and covert reasons one may ask? While these ...

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Yuletide Fuel Scarcity: Demystifying Oil Marketers Perennial Feud With FG

Yuletide Fuel Scarcity: Demystifying Oil Marketers Perennial Feud With FG

By Kenneth Jukpor Nigerians have described the annual fuel scarcity in the country especially at Christmas as an act of cruelty that could not be justified. Indeed it has become a frightening trend expected to occur in December every year ...

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Nigerian Ports: Is Trade Facilitation A Nigerian Fable?

Nigerian Ports: Is Trade Facilitation A Nigerian Fable?

By Kenneth Jukpor Nigeria is regarded as the giant of Africa, albeit in terms of geographical landscape and size of its population, however in the maritime sector several stakeholders have expressed optimism that the country could become the hub of maritime ...

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Expectations Swell As Shippers’ Council Nears Transmutation Into NTC

Expectations Swell As Shippers’ Council Nears Transmutation Into NTC

By Kenneth Jukpor Many challenges responsible for the stark economic underdevelopment quagmire that defines Nigeria’s economy can be linked to the uncoordinated and unregulated state of the transport industry. The mismanagement of the sector has been obvious in the disjointed ...

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Exploring Solutions To Curb Lagos Port Traffic Gridlock

BEARS: Apapa Gridlock - New Year, Old Problem

By Kenneth Jukpor Despite the high expectations placed on the reconstructed Apapa-Wharf road, the Concrete road has been completed but the gruesome traffic occasioned by long queues is yet to dissipate and the situation at the sister port in Tin ...

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Empowering Local Capacity To Grow Nigeria’s LPG Consumption

Empowering Local Capacity To Grow Nigeria’s LPG Consumption

Kenneth Jukpor While the Nigerian government pushes for stronger liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) utilization through various incentives, Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) along with other government agencies and organized private sector has revealed intentions to clamp down on unlicensed gas ...

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African Trade Liberalization: Prospects And Challenges

African Trade Liberalization: Prospects And Challenges

By Kenneth Jukpor Although trade facilitation has been central to the growth and development of many thriving economies around the world; it has been grossly under-exploited in Africa, whose population of over 1.2billion has combined Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of $2 ...

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New Truck Regime: Truckers, Freight Forwarders, Professionals Express Conflicting Views

New Truck Regime: Truckers, Freight Forwarders, Professionals Express Conflicting Views

By Kenneth Jukpor Following the unveiling of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Nigerian haulage industry, truck owners, drivers, freight forwarders and transport professionals have expressed conflicting views on the new initiative expected to transform trucking business in the country. ...

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Q3 Transport Agencies Rating: Scorecards For CRFFN, MAN Iron, AIB, NITT, Others

Q3 Transport Agencies Rating: Scorecards For CRFFN, MAN Iron, AIB, NITT, Others

By Kenneth Jukpor Here is the last trench of the MMS Plus 2018 third-quarter rating of transport agencies in the country based on their performance with regards to their core functions. This appraisal covers; Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Accident Investigation ...

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3rd Quarter Rating: Shippers’ Council, FAAN, NIWA Below 50%

3rd Quarter Rating: Shippers’ Council, FAAN, NIWA Below 50%

By Kenneth Jukpor MMS Plus presents the scorecard of more transport sector agencies based on their performance in the third quarter of 2018 with regards to their core functions. In this week’s appraisal, we x-ray , Federal Airports Authority of ...

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3rd Quarter Rating: How Customs, NPA & NAMA Fared?

3rd Quarter Rating: How Customs, NPA & NAMA Fared?

By Kenneth Jukpor With the nation’s economy settled following the implementation of 2018 budget in the third quarter, MMS Plus x-rays the activities of transport agencies in the third quarter of 2018. Parastatals in the sector were crippled by the ...

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