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Aviation Sector: Standing On A Land Mine

Aviation Sector: Standing On A Land Mine

  Dangling and drooping may just be the right words to describe the situation of the aviation industry at the moment. For sure, the confusion surrounding the sector by all indications will certainly drag it to the mud if drastic …

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How Forex Dealers Became Richer Through Covid-19

How Forex Dealers Became Richer Through Covid-19

In any adverse situation, there is usually an opportunity. The ability to identify, manage and utilize the  adverse situation to one’s benefit is what makes all the difference in any one’s life. The novel Corona-virus otherwise known as Covid-19, took …

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Lagos Airport: Runway Without Lights

Lagos Airport: Runway Without Lights

Almost a year after the new vigour to end the historic blackout on the Runway 18L, the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, still awaits the deployment of the airfield lighting it has been deprived of in the past 14 years. The …

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FG Re-Opens All Land Borders

FG Re-Opens All Land Borders

The federal government has approved the re-opening of Idiroko, Jibiya, Kamba and Ikom borders after two years of the land border closure which has crippled several legitimate businesses despite the germane reasons to curb influx of smuggling. On October, 15, …

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Customs 206,000 Machetes Seizures And Security Implications

Customs 206,000 Machetes Seizures And Security Implications

By Frank Odinukaeze   At the first media briefing of the new Customs Area Command, Tin Can Island Port Command, Comptroller Olukunle Oloyede, last week; it was disclosed to newsmen that the Command Seized 8 Containers of Machetes said to …

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Lagos International Airport Road Blackouts And Security Concerns

Lagos International Airport Road Blackouts And Security Concerns

Perennial blackout on the major access road into the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, has raised security concerns for both travellers and residents along the busy artery. Without functional streetlights in the last couple of weeks, the access routes …

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Lekki Deep Seaport: Putting the Cart before the Horse

Lekki Deep Seaport: Putting the Cart before the Horse

  As part of efforts to take off pressure from Apapa and Tin Can Island seaports, thereby reducing congestion and enhancing delivery of goods and services, President  Mohammadu Buhari, recently inspected the Lekki Deep Seaport. While this effort was lauded …

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Happy Birthday ‘Aries NPA Boss’ Bello-Koko

NPA Will Eliminate Corruption At Seaports - Bello-Koko

On Friday, the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Mr. Mohammed Bello-Koko turned a year older. He is a complete gentleman, diligent and result-driven. As part of efforts to celebrate the Aries celebrant, here is his summarized biography below. …

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Seafaring: X-raying Nigeria’s Proposal For Training Ships

Seafaring: X-raying Nigeria's Proposal For Training Ships

With a population of over 220million, a median age of 18years and a large chunk of Nigerians categorized as youths below 40years, seafaring has been described as a viable approach to address the rising unemployment rate which is currently over …

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IWD 2022: Nigerian Women Explore Strategies To Curb Bias

IWD 2022: Nigerian Women Explore Strategies To Curb Bias

By Kenneth Jukpor Every year, March 8th is celebrated as International Women’s Day (IWD). The goal is to create a gender-equal world. It is about celebrating a woman’s success and raising awareness against bias. The 2022 hashtag is #BreakTheBias and …

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Nigerian Transport Quandary: CIoTA’s Concerns

Nigerian Transport Quandary: CIoTA’s Concerns

In the past few weeks, air travellers have been struggling to adjust to a major hike in the price of tickets introduced by domestic Airlines as they consider alternatives embracing road transport but insecurity poses the biggest threats on the …

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VIN Valuation Negates First Principle Of Customs Valuation

Imported vehicles: Customs decry rising false value declaration

Following the protests and objections that greeted the recent introduction of the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Valuation by the management of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), the Sea Empowerment and Research Centre has said that facts available revealed that the …

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Local Airlines And Legal Hurdles

Local Airlines And Legal Hurdles

Local airlines may be in for hard times and an uncertain future as more customers are heading to the law court to demand huge compensations for alleged abuses in the sector. The travelling public that had for so long bottled-up …

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Apapa Port Derailed Train: Disaster Averted?

Apapa Port Derailed Train: Disaster Averted?

On Thursday, pandemonium occured inside the Apapa port of Lagos as a train bringing containers into the port had derailed and rammed into moving truck carrying 2×20 foot containers fully loaded with cargoes. Consequently, for several hours, there was no …

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FPSO Trinity Spirit: An Avoidable Disaster

FPSO Trinity Spirit: An Avoidable Disaster

  FPSO was described as a disaster waiting to happen two years ago and it did happen last week. As Nigeria’s creed for revenue collection spreads through all sectors, maritime governance has become one where everything is ok as long …

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Many Controversies On Buhari’s Rice Pyramids

Many Controversies On Buhari’s Rice Pyramids

Should the rice pyramids unveiled by President Buhari recently qualify as one or a gimmick ahead of the 2023 presidential elections? With government officials, political associates, governors of the ruling party and party members in attendance coupled with the atmosphere …

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US 5G Rollout And Air Travel Quagmire

US 5G Rollout And Air Travel Quagmire

Nigerian international travellers, among others, were stranded on Thursday last week, as some foreign airlines withdrew flight services into the United States, citing safety concerns over 5G rollout. The passengers, who had earlier booked connecting flights into the United States, …

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Fuel Smuggling: A New Dawn With Subsidy Removal

Fuel Smuggling: A New Dawn With Subsidy Removal

There are projections that the removal of fuel subsidy this year would lead to an end of the risky, yet hugely rewarding, business of smuggling premium motor spirit (PMS) across the nation’s borders. A litre of gasoline is between N162 …

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Global Aeropolitics And Nigerian Airlines

Global Aeropolitics And Nigerian Airlines

Local airlines have urged the Federal Government to reciprocate more against foreign aeropolitics, especially in defense of the local industry and its operators. The carriers, under the aegis of Airline Operators of Nigeria (AON), commended the government for standing resolute …

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The Chinese Uncompleted Terminal At MMIA

The Chinese Uncompleted Terminal At MMIA

Two years after the delivery date set by the Minister of Aviation, the new terminal for Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, has remained uncompleted with finishing touches stalled in the last three months. The terminal, though seemingly completed on …

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