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Nigerian Customs And Trade Facilitation: ACG Malata Yusuf’s Experiment In Apapa

Nigeria Customs And Trade Facilitation: ACG Malanta Yusuf’s Experiment In Apapa

 By Kingsley Anaroke   Assistant Comptroller of Customs(ACG) Malanta Yusuf has bowed out of Apapa Customs Command, Lagos in honour and gallantry having set a new record of revenue generation in the history of the command and Nigeria Customs Service(NCS). …

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2023: Nigerian Maritime Industry And Faces Of Reality

2023: Nigerian Maritime Industry And Faces Of Reality

By Dr. Eugene Nweke   (Being A New Year 2023 Shared Professional Thoughts With The Maritime Practitioners). PREAMBLE: May I seize the occasion of this new year 2023 to crave the reading understanding of the stakeholders to re-echo the following …

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Cocaine Conflict Is Causing A Crisis For Colombia’s Oil Industry

Cocaine Conflict Is Causing A Crisis For Colombia's Oil Industry

Colombia’s oil industry is facing multiple headwinds, including higher taxes, plans to end exploration, and its crude reserves running out. Perhaps the largest headwind is the violence associated with the country’s cocaine trade, as its largest oil-producing areas are also …

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Exxon Is Emerging As An Unlikely Supporter Of America’s Decarbonization Efforts

Exxon Is Emerging As An Unlikely Supporter Of America's Decarbonization Efforts

This year, Exxon signed the largest-of-its-kind commercial carbon capture and storage (CCS) agreement, aiming to capture and store up to 2 million metric tonnes of CO2 each year. Unlikely supporters of U.S. decarbonization efforts are gaining increasing approval from the …

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Decarbonizarion: Why  800,000 Seafarers  Risk Job Loss – Dr. Membere

Decarbonizarion: Why  800,000 Seafarers  Risk Job Loss - Dr. Membere

  Dr Emi Membere Otaji, is a frontline Council member of the Nigerian Chamber of Shipping, and National Vice President Nigerian Association of Chambers Of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, (NACCIMA)  He is also the Managing Director (MD) and Chairman/CEO …

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The Life And Death Of Otunba Olakunle Folarin

Media Organize Colloquium In Honour Of Late Otunba Kunle Folarin  Thursday

By Frank Odinukaeze   “As the waves make towards the pebbled shore,so do our minutes hasten to their end”- William Shakespeare. A dark cloud has hovered the maritime domain, adorning the landscape with petals of indigo. And everywhere you turned,you …

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Digitalisation vs Digitisation: How They Differ In Transforming The Banking Industry

Digitalisation vs Digitisation: How They Differ In Transforming The Banking Industry

By Gordon Gao, Asian Economic Analyst More often than not, digitalisation and digitisation are two terms that are interchanged when talking about the evolution of the banking industry—and this should not be the case, because there is a huge difference …

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Protesting NIMASA Cadets And The Burden Of Sponsorship

NIMASA blames rising food prices on vessel insurance

By Frank Odinukaeze The recent protest by Batch 2 cadets in Philippines under the National Seafarers’ Development Program (NSDP) has elicited comments and reactions,even as it has raised a lot of administrative and managerial issues. The NSDP Programme is a brainchild …

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INNOVATION AND DIGITALIZATION FOR SUSTAINABLE SHIPPING

INNOVATION AND DIGITALIZATION FOR SUSTAINABLE SHIPPING

BY DR. EMI MEMBERE-OTAJI Dr. Emi Membere-Otaji is a Medical Doctor and Entrepreneur. He was the Guest Speaker at 2022 Annual Business Luncheon and Magazine Launch of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association(WISTA)Nigeria. He spoke on the theme: Innovation and …

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We Sacrificed 4Years For The Soul Of ANLCA, Yet Mustapha And Co. Wants It Dead- Mukaila

We Sacrificed 4Years For The Soul Of ANLCA, Yet Mustapha And Co. Wants It Dead- Mukaila

At the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents(ANLCA), the center can no longer hold. There is an old parable which says a house divided against itself cannot stand. That appears to be the situation at the moment for the foremost …

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Economic Costs of Traffic Congestion in Lagos

Economic Costs of Traffic Congestion in Lagos

One would think that a mega-city with the fifth largest economy in Africa would have one of the most efficient transport networks on the continent that effectively connects businesses to labor and product markets, and enables productivity increases. Call it …

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Tompolo And N4bn Pipeline Security Contract- The Social, Security Implications

Tompolo And N4bn Pipeline Security Contract- The Social, Security Implications

By Malachy Onummadu   With as much as 20 percent of Nigeria’s crude oil production stolen regularly, nobody will blame the Federal Government for adopting any measure – no matter how drastic it will be, to counter the challenge. However, …

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Ogoniland Oil Clean Up And The $1 Billion Unfinish Business

Ogoniland Oil Clean Up And The $1 Billion Unfinish Business

In the more than a quarter century since Shell Plc left Ogoniland in southern Nigeria, oil has continued to ooze from dormant wellheads and active pipelines, leaving the 386-square mile kingdom’s wetlands shimmering with a greasy rainbow sheen, its once-lush …

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OKADA COMMERCIAL MOTORCYCLE) BAN:  WHAT NEXT?

OKADA COMMERCIAL MOTORCYCLE) BAN:  WHAT NEXT?

By Professor Bamidele Badejo TRANSPORT SITUATION AND EMERGENCE OF OKADA The use of the motorcycle as a means of public transportation is a popular phenomenon across nations of the world especially in the low and middle income countries (WHO, 2004). …

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 Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, An Unassuming Achiever

Inland waterways critical to Nigeria’s prosperity – FG

By Dr. Sam Idiagbonya    Seeing him tuck his legs under his frame on a prayer mat, in utter reverence and piety to his Maker, or watch him bask in the air of conviviality amongst his kin and acquaintances, it …

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Of Revolution, Stereotypes, Fallacies And Social Media

By Richard Odusanya On Aug Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz, American Spanish, was a Cuban revolutionary and politician who was the leader of Cuba from 1959 to 2008, serving as the prime minister of Cuba from 1959 to 1976 and president …

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Mele Kyari: The Strides of an Achiever

Nigerian Fleet Implementation: NNPC Insists On Capacity To Lift Crude Oil

By Mohammed Salihu Danlami   From  all indication, Mallam  Mele Kolo Kyari, the Group Managing Director of the then Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and now the Group Chief Executive Officer of The Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPC Ltd) is …

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Osinbajo: Changing Narrative Of Medical Tourism

Osinbajo: Changing Narrative Of Medical Tourism

By Chijioke Okoronkwo, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)   No doubt, the issue of curbing medical tourism has featured prominently in national discourse over the years. Estimates indicate that Nigeria loses between one billion dollars to two billion dollars annually …

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Kemi Badenoch: British-Nigerian PM Candidate On Verge Of History

Kemi Badenoch: British-Nigerian PM Candidate On Verge Of History

  As the contest gets keener, Kemi stands out among many other contestants. She is a strong force to be reckoned with no doubt. Beyond the pride of having a compatriot contesting the prestigious seat, she has elicited pride among …

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How Boris Johnson’s Government Finally Collapsed

How Boris Johnson’s Government Finally Collapsed

By Sam Knight In twenty-four hours, more than three dozen ministers and aides deserted the Prime Minister.  Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street. In recent weeks, Johnson has seemed increasingly out of touch. His bombast and optimism—a powerful political tonic—have …

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