ON THE SPOT MANAGER

The Economic Paralyses Of Oil Theft

The Economic Paralyses Of Oil Theft

By Malachy Onummadu JUST as economic turbulence is exacerbating in Nigeria, grand oil theft in the Niger Delta by local vandals and international criminal networks is gaining momentum. Essentially, Nigeria, the 11th largest oil-producing country in the world, cannot meet …

Read More »

Suspension Of  Eastern Rail Project: Matters Arising

Suspension Of  Eastern Rail Project: Matters Arising

By Malachy Onummadu The halting of the  Eastern Rail project by the Federal Government , has generated lots of reactions and concerns from Nigerians  as well as other  major stakeholders in the transport industry . The only reason given by  the …

Read More »

Gulf Of Guinea: NIMASA Makes Statement, Jails 23 Pirates

NIMASA to boost seafarers’ training

The recent jailing of 23 Pirates by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency ( NIMASA), has sent a signal to pirates , particularly within the Gulf of Guinea that it can no longer be business as usual. The Agency …

Read More »

Beyond Duty-Free Operating Environment In Free Trade Zones

Beyond Duty-Free Operating Environment In Free Trade Zones

The recent announcement by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), over the weekend, that enterprises in the country’s Free Trade Zones (FTZ) will not pay customs duty on locally sourced raw materials, has been classified has a welcome development by the …

Read More »

Telecom Duty: Customs Killing Nigerians On the Altars Of Revenue Generation

Customs Exemption Of Duties For Enterprises Operating In Free Trade Zones- A Right Move In The Right Direction

The rush to swell revenue without giving consideration to the economic implications on the  already overburdened citizens smacks off gross insensitivity on the part of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS.) As argued by experts, it’s like robbing peter to pay …

Read More »

Requiem For Lagos State MOT Taskforce

Requiem For Lagos State MOT Taskforce

  One peculiar trait with most government policies is the absence of integrity of purpose. In most cases, the policies are conceived on political grounds and are hurriedly implemented to gain the desired political attention. A number of these policies …

Read More »

Is Customs Winning The Drug War?

Is Customs Winning The Drug War?

The increasing importation of illicit and hard drugs into the country is becoming worrisome and should be declared as a national emergency. Nigeria is already being challenged with myriad of troubles to allow expired, illicit and hard drugs saturate the …

Read More »

Waiting For Nigeria Air, The 8th Wonder Of The World

Waiting For Nigeria Air, The 8th Wonder Of The World

Reacting to The Guardian online publication titled “Despite delays, ministry insists on July take-off date for Nigeria Air”, an American Len Hobbes wrote “A serious question for Hadi Sirika: today is July 28, 2022…there is no ‘Nigeria Air’ anywhere on …

Read More »

Uncircumcised National Electricity Grid

37 firms get licences to produce 762.3MW

The total collapse of the national grid on the 20th of July is one collapse too many in 2022 alone. The recent one which occurred at about 12:23pm makes it the sixth  time the country would be experiencing such a …

Read More »

Customs And Five Star Logistics  At Daggers’ Drawn

Customs And Five Star Logistics  At Daggers’ Drawn

By Sabastine Mbah The build-up that led to Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) recently deactivating Five Star Logistics Limited from its portal should be seen as one of the many inefficiencies of the agency.  That Customs suddenly woke up to discover that …

Read More »

The Calabar Port Miracle: Exploring Sustainable Revenue Model

The Calabar Port Miracle: Exploring Sustainable Revenue Model

  The reality of the Calabar Port miracle in the last five months is a bundle of hope rising from the seeming years of hopelessness in the Eastern ports. The Calabar Port defied the age-long odds against it and erupted …

Read More »

Lekki Deep Seaport: How Realistic Is September Take off Date?

Operators seek improved logistics at Lekki Deep Seaport

  At the weekend hope that the $1.5bn Lekki Deep Seaport will begin commercial operations in September was rekindled with the delivery of three Ship to Shores(STS) and 10 Rubber Tyre Gantry(RTG) cranes at the port facility by a vessel, …

Read More »

Revamping The Maritime Sector: Saraki’s Strategic Steps

Revamping The Maritime Sector: Saraki's Strategic Steps

  Following the resignation of the former Minister of Transportation Rt. Hon. Chibuike Amaechi in compliance to the presidential order and the new electoral act requesting all appointed Public Servants who aspired for political positions to resign from their current …

Read More »

Nigeria Air: One Of Government Many Insincerities

No immediate solution to aviation crisis – FG

  When the Minister for Aviation Hadi Sirika travelled all the way to Farnborough Air-show London in July, 2018 to unveil the Logo of Nigeria Air it was an indication that the exercise would like most unpatriotic ventures yield no …

Read More »

Is Amaechi Qualified To Serve As President? [2]

BEARS: Rats Eat Up Funds In Maritime Agencies  

By Sabastine Mbah The presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress(APC) has come and gone with winners and losers having sober reflection. Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi came second place in a keen-contested contest that threw up Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as …

Read More »

FIFTH COLUMNISTS AND A SUCCESSION AGENDA IN THE NIGERIA CUSTOMS SERVICE; HOW NOT TO ASPIRE FOR POWER

Customs seize rice, back economic growth

By Adams Joseph Sir Winston Churchill, two – time Prime Minister of the United Kingdom said in a speech delivered in parliament in 1948 that ‘Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it’. Indeed, by paraphrasing …

Read More »

Is Amaechi Qualified To Serve As President? (1)

Is Amaechi Qualified To Serve, Matters Arising

  By Sabastine Mbah One of the first distinctiveness of a leader is his/her ground-breaking competence which will enable such a person deploy modern, far reaching and self- sustainable solutions in resolving issues. Such people in order to ensure that …

Read More »

How Amaechi Undermined Women In Reconstituting Board Members In Transport Ministry

Amaechi, Tinubu’s allies disagree over vote-buying allegation

By Sabastine Mbah   In a virtual conference/Seminar organized by the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIOTA) to commemorate the first International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) International Day For Women In Maritime, the participants decried the gender imbalance and …

Read More »

Aviation Sector: Standing On A Land Mine

CBN Injects $265 Million Into Aviation Sector To Rescue Airlines

  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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »
× Get News Alert