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Half Year Rating: How FAAN, NIWA, CRFFN, Others Fared

Half Year Rating: How FAAN, NIWA, CRFFN, Others Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor 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 , Federal Airports Authority of ...

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Half Year Report: How NIMASA, Customs, NCAA, NRC Fared

Half Year Report: How NIMASA, Customs, NCAA, NRC Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor & Oyeniyi Iwakun  While the Federal Government is still grappling with the implementation of 2018 budget just passed in July  without regard to its consequences to the economy, the transport being  derived demand driven is faced too many chaos. ...

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Maritime Seminar for Judges:  Who  is a Judge and a Justice?

Maritime Seminar for Judges:  Who  is a Judge and a Justice?

How time flies. Twenty three years ago, the  International  Maritime Seminar for Judges was conceived with the intent  and objective  of keeping  the judges abreast with admiralty law and practice in Nigeria for easy  administration and dispensation of cases in the maritime industry ,especially against the background ...

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WILCEP Africa: Grooming Nigerian Youths To Solve Societal Needs

WILCEP Africa: Grooming Nigerian Youths To Solve Societal Needs

By Kenneth Jukpor The second edition of Women in Leadership and Career Empowerment Programme (WILCEP) Africa, an offshoot of MMS Woman of Fortune Hall of Fame (WoFHoF) Initiative held recently, providing participants insights into multiple opportunities in blue economy, digital media, oil ...

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Seafarers’ Collective Bargain Agreement: Old Wine in New Bottle?

Seafarers' Collective Bargain Agreement: Old Wine in New Bottle?

By Kenneth Jukpor While Nigerian seafarers have accused ship-owners of developing cold feet in the move to signing the newly-approved Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) which concerns remuneration and welfare of seafarers onboard ships, ship-owners have described the development as putting ...

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ICAN’s Youth Empowerment Concept: Towards Solving Moral, Professional And Economic Challenges

ICAN’s Youth Empowerment Concept: Towards Solving Moral, Professional And Economic Challenges

By Oyeniyi Iwakun One of the challenges confronting accountants and accountancy as a profession in Nigeria has been the management of loyalty to principals or organizations, confidentiality in terms of information and transparency cum patriotism in terms of handling issues ...

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Police’s Interception of Containers: Legal Or Illegal?

Police’s Interception of Containers: Legal Or Illegal?

By Oyeniyi Iwakun One of the major trending issues in the industry is the legitimacy and legality or otherwise of the Nigeria police to intercept containers already examined and cleared by the Customs at the ports. The Assistant Inspector General ...

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Addressing Nigeria’s Maritime Resource Deficiency

Addressing Nigeria’s Maritime Resource Deficiency

By Kenneth Jukpor Over the years, Nigeria has made efforts to correct the infrastructural deficits at the ports, policy adjustments as well as the security challenges in the coastal areas; however, a recurring problem which has only received lip service ...

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Armed Guards Onboard Merchant Vessels: Legal or Illegal?

Armed Guards Onboard Merchant Vessels: Legal or Illegal?

By Kenneth Jukpor Majority of Africa’s raw materials and processed goods are transported by sea and the marine environment has panned out to be a sacrosanct mode of transport especially for the region with many import dependent nations. However, shipping ...

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Demystifing Apapa Gridlock: A Road To An End

Demystifing Apapa Gridlock: A Road To An End

By Oyeniyi Iwakun As part of efforts towards finding solutions to the myriads of problems facing the nation’s ports, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), held its regular quarterly meeting in Lagos last week. This time around, it is for the ...

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Rising Smuggling Activities: Digging Into The Root Causes

Rising Smuggling Activities: Digging Into The Root Causes

Increasing smuggling and other related acts have been drawing more attention in the  county in recent times, most especially when its prevalence rate is analyzed side by side the effects on the economic and political growth of the nation. Investigations ...

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Port Access Quagmire: PTML Sparks Feud With NPA, Freight Forwarders

Port Access Quagmire: PTML Sparks Feud With NPA, Freight Forwarders

· Why We Can’t Honour NPA Port Pass – PTML Gen. Manager By Kenneth Jukpor According to the Code of Practice on Security in Ports, a document from the Tripartite Meeting of Experts on Security, Safety and Health in Ports, ...

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Q1 Transport Sector Rating: How NIWA, NAMA, AIB, NITT & NCAT Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor & Oyeniyi Iwakun Here is the last trench of MMS Plus first quarter rating of transport agencies in the country based on their performance with regards to their core functions. This appraisal covers National Inland Waterways Authority ...

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Q1 Transport Sector Rating: How NSC, FAAN, NCAA, CRFFN, Others Fared

Q1 Transport Sector Rating: How NSC, FAAN, NCAA, CRFFN, Others Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor & Oyeniyi Iwakun Last week we presented the scorecard of some transport agencies based on their performance in the first quarter of 2018 with regards to their core functions. The appraisal continues here as we x-ray Nigerian ...

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Q1 Transport Sector Rating: How NIMASA, NPA, Customs, Others Fared

Q1 Transport Sector Rating: How NIMASA, NPA, Customs, Others Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor & Oyeniyi Iwakun There was deluge of optimism with regards to the expected developments across several aspects of the nation’s transport sector when the year 2018 began, but the first quarter has ended. How have agencies in ...

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 Diversification: Applying Science To Farming In Nigeria

Diversification: Applying Science To Farming In Nigeria

By Oyeniyi Iwakun As Nigeria seems to have learnt a bitter lesson from the recent economic calamity experienced as a result of its over dependence on oil over the years,  efforts by government and individuals are now channeled towards alternative ...

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Lagos District: ICAN Partners  Stakeholders For Economic Growth

Lagos District: ICAN Partners  Stakeholders For Economic Growth

By Oyeniyi Iwakun It was a memorable event last week, as the Lagos Mainland and District Society (LMDS) of Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAN) played host to the institute’s 53rd President as part of activities to mark the district’s chairmanship year. ...

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MMS WoFHoF: Seven Years Of Promoting The Women Folk

MMS WoFHoF: Seven Years Of Promoting The Women Folk

Lagos was agog last weekend with the celebration of women of substance by the MMS Woman of Fortune, Hall of Fame (WoFHoF) Initiative to mark the International Women’s Day. The event which centred on the need to increase women participation ...

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How FG Adopted Cargo Palletization Policy

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By Kenneth Jukpor Palletization has become a trending issue in Nigeria’s maritime industry; not because it is a new concept in packaging goods for import or export in the country, but as a result of the new government directive issued ...

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Economic Benefits Of Marketing The Brand ‘Nigeria’

Economic Benefits Of Marketing The Brand ‘Nigeria’

  By Oyeniyi Iwakun The image perception of Nigeria among comity of nations in the world has remained awful over the years. The nation’s integrity has been soiled as a result of so many avoidable incidents that have had direct ...

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