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Marine protection and Nigeria’s blue economy

Marine protection and Nigeria’s blue economy

My attention was recently drawn to a statement credited to the Minister of State for Environment, Barr Sharon Ikeazor, and published in the Leadership Newspaper of 17 Sep 20, p.14, captioned “Nigeria Lacks Marine Protected Areas Despite 11,600 sqkm Coastline ...

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Post Concession: Port Performance Evaluation

Post Concession: Port Performance Evaluation

By Eugene Nweke Maritime stakeholders can recall that in 2005 the World Bank Maritime study groups diagnosed the missing gaps and factors responsible for the deterioration of quality port services to include: a. Government control port sector, thrived on a ...

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AMCON New Airline: New Wine In Old Wineskins?

AMCON New Airline: New Wine In Old Wineskins?

Following the revelation by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) of plans to float a new airline, NG Eagle, deploying some of the assets of distressed Arik Air, industry observers have wondered if this is akin to the putting ...

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Apapa Gridlock: Why Everyone Should Support ‘Eto’

Apapa Gridlock: Why Everyone Should Support ‘Eto’

By Niran Adedokun Four weeks after the take off of Etó, the electronic truck call-up system introduced by the Nigerian Ports Authority(NPA), it could be tempting to dismiss it as one of those futile governmental initiatives. Two weeks into the ...

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CTN: A Tool To Boost Security And Revenue Collection

Importers lose N16bn yearly to foreign shipping firms

By Kenneth Jukpor Nigeria has been besieged by the outbreak of violence conflicts which has over the years claimed thousands of lives and property. This is owing to the activities of kidnappers, armed robbers, sea pirates, political thugs, arms traffickers ...

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Cargo Tracking Note: Building A Security-Conscious Nation In Revenue Gloom

Cargo Tracking Note: Building A Security-Conscious Nation In Revenue Gloom

Nigeria has been besieged by the outbreak of violence and conflicts which have over the years claimed thousands of lives and property. This is owing to the activities of kidnappers, armed robbers, sea pirates, political thugs, arms traffickers and the ...

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How Customs, Immigration, Others Aid Smuggling At Idiroko Border

Smuggling: Idiroko Joint-Border Security Business

By Kenneth Jukpor Recently, our correspondent visited the Idiroko Border community to observe firsthand the modus-operandi of smuggling and other illicit activities in the area as well as the unique role of security operatives. Idiroko is a town in Ipokia ...

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How Customs Beat Up A Journalist On Corruption Investigation

Customs command increases Q1 revenue collection to N7.97bn

When Isaac Asimov said that violence is the last refuge of the incompetent, he may not have had the unpalatable conduct of armed security personnel in Nigeria, but his apt saying epitomizes the folly of overzealous officers who feel comfortable ...

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A Dangerous Politics of Security

A Dangerous Politics of Security

It might have been a mere coincidence that at last PresidentMuhammadu Buhari “accepted” yesterday the “resignations of service and theirretirement” at a time the political consequences of rising insecurity aredangerously becoming manifest. However, not a few would draw a link ...

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Apapa Customs’  Revenue  And Patriotism Test  In 2020

Apapa Customs’  Revenue  And Patriotism Test  In 2020

In a world where there are so many voices, especially those loud and popular ones which endorse corruption and all manner of societal ills, it has become uncommon to find individuals who prioritize dexterity, diligence, transparency and patriotism. Corruption has ...

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Why Nigeria’s Economy Can’t Make Rapid Progress

Why Nigeria’s Economy Can’t Make Rapid Progress

No one solves a problem s/he does not understand. Putting this statement in another perspective, we say, once our conception of a problem is wrong, we cannot find a solution to it. Nigeria is not making rapid progress because those ...

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AfCFTA 2021: Nigeria’s Transport Sector Optimisms And Deceptions

AfCFTA 2021: Nigeria's Transport Sector Optimisms And Deceptions

By Kenneth Jukpor As the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is set to take off in January 2021, several Chief Executives of government agencies in Nigeria’s transportation sector have sold an ambience of optimism that the ...

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Lagos COVID-19 Figures: Myths Or Reality?

BULLS: Dial A Plumber

Lagos State needs help, the state is literally convulsing and in the worst state of disrepair. It has never been this bad, our roads are in a deplorable state, a journey from Maryland to Ikorodu which ordinarily would take less ...

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GRIDLOCK: The Changing Lifestyles Of Apapa Night Crawlers

GRIDLOCK: The Changing Lifestyles Of Apapa Night Crawlers

Apapa seaport and wharf environment, normally wears a different outlook in the nights. The sharp difference between the nightlife and daylight is of great significance. In the day, the ever busy port activities cum commercial operations notable of every entreport ...

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Q1 Rating: How Did NRC, MAN Oron Perform?

Q1 Rating: How Did NRC, MAN Oron Perform?

By Kenneth Jukpor MMS Plus presents the scorecard of transport sector agencies based on their performance in the first quarter of 2018 with regards to their core functions. In this week’s appraisal we x-ray the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) and Maritime ...

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ACHIEVING AN EFFECTIVE PROFESSIONAL FREIGHT FORWARDING REGULATION IN NIGERIA

An Open Letter To The President Federal Republic of Nigeria.

 By Dr. Eugene Nweke. Introduction Since the establishment of the Nigerian port Act of 1955 to date, the quest to achieve an effective professional freight forwarding regulation in Nigeria has been a tall order or a up-hill task.   The ...

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PRESENTATION ON ACTIVITIES OF NIMASA TO MARITIME EDITORS

Missing Sailors: NITOA, Merchant Navy Accuse NIMASA Of Negligence

BY: DG/CEO NIMASA DR. DAKUKU ADOL PETERSIDE BACKGROUND In order to remain focused on our mandates, the Agency in its entirety adopted a new VISION, MISSION and CORE VALUES, which is to serve as a compass towards realizing our goals ...

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The Place Of Maritime Industry In The Economic Growth Of A Nation -A Case Study Of Maritime Americans     

The Place Of Maritime Industry In The Economic Growth Of A Nation -A Case Study Of Maritime Americans     

By Chief (Dr) Eugene Nweke 1. Introduction     This modest is borne out of the quest to undertake a comparative study of an ideal Maritime industrial  settings.     The aim is to comparatively sample an efficient and effective ...

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PERSONAL BANKING: How to close bank account after owner’s death

PERSONAL BANKING: How to close bank account after owner’s death

When an account holder dies, her relatives and friends are often left to handle the details, including closing bank accounts. Bank accounts should be closed as soon as possible after death, but doing so isn’t always a cut-and-dry process, according ...

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Economic recovery: Now that the night seems over…

Maximizng The Gains Of PPPs In Africa

  By Uchenna Uwaleke For an economy that witnessed five quarters of negative GDP growth in a row, a growth rate of 1.40 per cent (year on year) in the third quarter of 2017 after recording 0.55 per cent (later ...

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