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Covid-19: Why Lagos 14-Day Lockdown May Fail

Covid-19: Why Lagos 14-Day Lockdown May Fail

By Ayoola Olaitan When President Mohammadu Buhari announced a total lockdown in Lagos State last week, Lagosians weren’t in doubt that the severity of the coronavirus pandemic in the State deserved the lockdown order. However, there were questions about the ...

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Cargo Defence Fund: An Intervention Masked In Obscurity

Cargo Defence Fund: An Intervention Masked In Obscurity

By Kenneth Jukpor Cargo Defence Fund (CDF) also known as The Fund, is an initiative of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC). It is a mutual scheme to provide cover for particular risks as agreed upon by members, focus is on Nigerian ...

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Coronavirus: How Nigeria’s Aviation Sector Fares

Coronavirus: How Nigeria’s Aviation Sector Fares

By Ayoola Olaitan Following the outbreak of coronavirus, the aviation sector has been one of the economic areas mostly affected by the virus. The ensuing fear has characterized the aviation industry with lots of airline operators cancelling flights with the horror ...

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Recession Looms As Covid-19, Dwindling Oil Prices, FX Issues Hit Nigeria

Recession Looms As Covid-19, Dwindling Oil Prices, FX Issues Hit Nigeria

By Kenneth Jukpor Following Saudi Arabia’s decision to slash its export oil prices by 10 percent at the penultimate weekend, there were devastating repercussions quickly felt, as the Brent global oil benchmark price collapsed by about $11 a barrel, or ...

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Charitable Imports: Addressing The Multifaceted Challenges

Charitable Imports: Addressing The Multifaceted Challenges

By Kenneth Jukpor There are over 17.5 million orphans in Nigeria and most of these orphans depend largely on charitable items to survive, according to the Nigerian Network of Non-Government Organizations (NGOs). While this information emphasizes the need to be ...

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Single Window: Can Osinbajo Harmonize Fragmented Platforms?

Single Window: Can Osinbajo Harmonize Fragmented Platforms?

By Kenneth Jukpor One of the biggest challenges facing Nigerian ports is the absence of a Single Window platform. Nigeria is the only country without this single-window platform in Africa. This has made cargo clearing process at Nigerian ports more ...

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Plastic Waste: Converting Marine Litters To Wealth Creation

Plastic Waste: Converting Marine Litters To Wealth Creation

By Kenneth Jukpor Despite having numerous government agencies responsible for Nigerian waters, the marine life and bio-diversity in the nation have come under serious threats with the alarming level of plastic pollution and marine litters which has seen the country ...

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POF: Freight Agents In Danger Of ‘One Chance’ Robbery

POF: Freight Agents In Danger Of 'One Chance' Robbery

By Kenneth Jukpor Over the years the freight forwarding sector in Nigeria has been in a warzone and the administration of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN), particularly the collection of Practitioners’ Operating Fees (POF) ...

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How Interline Agreement Can Reduce Delays At Nigerian Airports

How Interline Agreement Can Reduce Delays At Nigerian Airports

By Okuneye Moyosola In Nigeria, air flights have become characterized by delays resulting from numerous factors. It is the norm to see passengers waiting at airports several hours after the scheduled departure time. However, flight delays not only annoy air ...

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2019 Transport Agencies Rating: How NSC, CRFFN, MAN Oron, NiMET Fared

2019 Transport Agencies Rating: How NSC, CRFFN, MAN Oron, NiMET Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor & Okuneye Moyosola MMS Plus presents the scorecard of 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; Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC), Council ...

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2019 Transport Agencies Rating: How NRC, Customs NIWA, NCAT & NITT Fared

2019 Transport Agencies Rating: How NRC, Customs NIWA, NCAT & NITT Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor & Okuneye Moyosola MMS Plus presents the scorecard of 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; Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Nigerian ...

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2019 Transport Agencies Rating: How NIMASA, NCAA, AIB Fared

2019 Transport Agencies Rating: How NIMASA, NCAA, AIB Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor & Okuneye Moyosola 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; Nigerian Maritime Administration ...

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2019 Transport Agencies Rating: How FAAN, NPA, NAMA Fared

2019 Transport Agencies Rating: How FAAN, NPA, NAMA Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor & Okuneye Moyosola 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; Nigerian Ports ...

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Buhari’s CVFF Approval: Uncertainty Clouds Disbursement Guidelines

Buhari’s CVFF Approval: Uncertainty Clouds Disbursement Guidelines

By Kenneth Jukpor The problems associated with the non-disbursement of Cabotage Vessel Finance Fund (CVFF) in Nigeria seems to have found a matching solution, as the Minister of Transportation, Hon. Rotimi Amaechi revealed last week that President Mohammadu Buhari had ...

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Harnessing Funds For Aviation Technological Advancement In Nigeria

Harnessing Funds For Aviation Technological Advancement In Nigeria

By Okuneye Moyosola As air traffic grows, airports have to become more adaptive, entrepreneurial and proactive to changing aviation dynamics. With most airports now poised as ‘multimodal’ transportation hubs for people, information and trade, the effort is to make systems ...

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Nigerian Ship Owners Disunity Robbing Gains Of Shipping

Nigerian Ship Owners Disunity Robbing Gains Of Shipping

By Kenneth Jukpor Nigeria’s maritime industry wore elegant smiles with the perceived newness of life in the nation’s shipping when Nigerian ship-owners under the aegis of Nigerian Ship-owners Association (NISA) indicated interest to work with Ship Owners Association of Nigeria ...

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Emerging Cyber Threats in Nigeria’s Aviation Sector (2)

Emerging Cyber Threats in Nigeria’s Aviation Sector (2)

By Okuneye Moyosola The aviation sector has benefited from the increasing level of connectivity and digitization across the value chain. The enabling technological advancements in the aviation sector are creating enormous opportunities to have better customer service, security, flight efficiency, ...

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Emerging Cyber Threats In Nigeria’s Aviation Sector (1)

Emerging Cyber Threats In Nigeria’s Aviation Sector (1)

By Okuneye Moyosola More than most sectors, aviation has embraced digital transformation. Airports are turning to connected technologies such as the internet of things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), cloud computing, among others. SITA,  a multinational information technology company providing IT and ...

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NPA’s Modest Infrastructural Strides At Nigerian Ports

NPA’s Modest Infrastructural Strides At Nigerian Ports

By Kenneth Jukpor When President Muhammadu Buhari appointed Ms. Hadiza Bala-Usman as the first female Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) not many Nigerians expected her to succeed at the job of manning the gateway to the nation’s ...

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Aviation Activities And The Numerous Health Hazards

Aviation Activities And The Numerous Health Hazards

By Okuneye Moyosola People living near airports have shown concern over health effects of activities of the airport. These concerns are substantiated by MMS Plus findings which indicate that aircraft noise have adverse health effects on people, such as annoyance, ...

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