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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

NNPC-FAAC Revenue Template Will Be Ready This Month - Adeosun

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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NIMASA 2018 Forecast: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

NIMASA 2018 Forecast: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

By Kenneth Jukpor While Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) should be commended for taking the lead as maritime sector regulator and the sector’s development promoter to provide a guide to investment in the sector for 2018 and 2019, ...

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Port Bottlenecks: X-Raying NPA’s Amelioration Moves

Port Bottlenecks: X-Raying NPA’s Amelioration Moves

By Oyeniyi Iwakun The recent maritime stakeholders meeting which held in Lagos was full of optimism as thorny issues were trashed with assurances by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) that recommendations made at the meeting would be committed into full implementation. ...

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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

NIMASA Partners NHF To Raise N100m To Fight Heart Diseases

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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