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Saudi Arabia Oil Politics: A Lesson For Buhari 

Saudi Arabia Oil Politics: A Lesson For Buhari 

It has been 9 months since OPEC decided not to scale back oil production and to permit its members to produce as much as they want. The result has been a tumultuous year for the crude oil market. Prices dropped from …

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Can Ibe Kachikwu Save NNPC

Oil Ministers To Chair EGM Session Of GECF

A few hours after presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina announced the appointment of Dr. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu as Group Managing Director of the Nigerian Nation Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) social media went on over-drive. There were tweets aplenty on twitter while posts, …

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Maritime Workers/NPA Faceoff: The Crisis of Responsibility, Recognition and Remuneration

Maritime Workers/NPA Faceoff: The Crisis of Responsibility, Recognition and Remuneration

Please permit the summarisation of the crisis between the Nigerian Ports Authority and the Maritime Workers Union as the 3R namely Responsibility, Recogition and Remuneration. Many observers of industry trends like spectators at a local wrestling arena sat down waiting …

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Army Of Democracy, NAGAFF, AMATO Endorse Jimi Agbaje

Army Of Democracy, NAGAFF, AMATO Endorse Jimi Agbaje

With the prevailing political current in the country, different industry stakeholders are pushing for recognition and better stakes. It is this desire that necessitated the statement made last week by some groups in the maritime industry to come under the …

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Nigerian 2015 Appropriation Bill Still Optimistic At USD65 Per Barrel Benchmark

Nigerian 2015 Appropriation Bill Still Optimistic At USD65 Per Barrel Benchmark

In the out-gone week, The Federal Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr.Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, proposed a 2015 spending plan of N4.36 trillion to the National Assembly. The appropriation bill has N2.6 trillion earmarked for recurrent expenditure, N634 …

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How security Agents Frustrate Trucks At The Terminals

How security Agents Frustrate Trucks At The Terminals

Alhaji Mohammed Jibrin, the Group managing Director of MIGFO Group, Nigeria limited bares his mind on the true state of terminal operations in the port; he disagrees with the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on the compliance of trucks to the …

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X-Raying PAAR As A Trade Facilitation Tool

Tracking The Cargo For Speed, Safety, Security Guarantee, Handling Efficiency And Trade Facilitation

In the recent conclusion of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation, it specifically encouraged the World Customs Organisation (WCO) to sustain the use of the internet to publish information relating to trade procedures and the Single Window Concept …

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Towards A Maritime Labour Policy Reform

Towards A Maritime Labour Policy Reform

When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait on August 2, 1990, the United States responded just days later with a military sealift, the success of which is unparalleled. In just 45 days the United States moved to Saudi Arabia the equivalent of …

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Mandatory And Voluntary Product Standard – The National Practices By The Standard Organization Of Nigeria (SON)

Tracking The Cargo For Speed, Safety, Security Guarantee, Handling Efficiency And Trade Facilitation

 – By Dr. Eugene Nweke Preamble: The recent spates of news making wave within the port industries on the activities of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria, has draw my attention on the need to discuss product standardization practice, hence, my …

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NIMASA’s Strides In Maritime Education And Training

NIMASA's Strides In Maritime Education And Training

Historical accounts show that Nations with economic, technological and political stability and advancement give priority attention to the proper education and training of their citizens to unlock and utilize their potentials for the full development of their countries. This is …

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Pit falls of Concession

How To Make Nigeria A Ship Building Nation

Dear Publisher, Kingsley Anaroke, your official letter dated 12th August, 2014, requesting that i should do a forward note on the above topic, with emphasis to highlight the “Pit falls of Concession”. Suffice, to say that, I will preferably dwell …

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Okonjo-Iweala, Haastrup, Akunyili, others for MMS Hall of Fame induction

Okonjo-Iweala, Haastrup, Akunyili, others for MMS Hall of Fame induction

Minister of Finance and co-ordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. (Mrs.) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is among the ten influential women of substance nominated for induction into the 2014 Class of MMS Plus’ Woman of Fortune Hall of Fame.   Other nominees …

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Apapa: The Journey To Hell

Apapa: The Journey To Hell

Religious clerics, especially of Christian faith, of which I am an adherent, often tell their followers, copiously quoting from the Holy Bible, that two types of life await us after our physical death: Heaven and Hell. Heaven is for the …

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Auto Policy: A Food For Thoughts

Auto Policy in nigeria

Policy not having a legal backing from the legislature and as such is prone to policy inconsistency, possible jettison/abandonment by the successive administration. b). Power supply that will add the needed impetus to accelerate cheaper and reasonable assembling and production …

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