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REVEALED! Hope Uzodinmma’s Freudian Slip: Oguta River Port, An FG’s  Huge Scam

REVEALED! Hope Uzodinmma’s Freudian Slip: Oguta River Port, An FG’s  Huge Scam

The announcement last week by Governor  Hope Uzodinmma of IMO State that the Federal Government had approved the dredging of Orashi River to the Atlantic Ocean, generated concerns and debate, compelling him however to make a volte-face on his earlier …

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IMAN, Police, SON: A Triangular Web Of  Mess At Ports

IMAN, Police, SON: A Triangular Web Of  Mess At Ports

By Malachy  Onummadu Amidst the dwindling economy and the proliferation of substandard products in Nigeria, the Importers Association of Nigeria(IMAN), has accused the Standards Organization of Nigeria(SON) of aiding the importation of substandard products as well as encouraging economic sabotage. …

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Local Content  And Airlines’ Insurance Obligation: Creating  An Equilibrium

Local Content  And Airlines’ Insurance Obligation: Creating  An Equilibrium

Meeting insurance obligation is a critical challenge to Nigerian commercial airlines due to the cost of premium, which is defined by country risk and other factors, including operational environment, airport facilities, government policies and country’s safety record. In Nigeria, insurance …

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 A Paradox Of High Revenue Target By Customs

 A Paradox Of High Revenue Target By Customs

By Malachi Onummadu and  Anthony David The recent view of the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) that the agency will do everything possible to meet up with the projected  revenue targets for the year 2022 at N2.272 trillion …

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AFCFTA: Why Nigeria Is Not Yet Ready For Take Off

AFCFTA: Why Nigeria Is Not Yet Ready For Take Off

By Frank Odinukaeze Nigeria was the 34th nation to sign the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA ) and by implication the last . Now, ten African nations including : Ghana, Egypt, Kenya,Rwanda and Cameroun, have all completed the mandatory …

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Social Contract: Exploring A Paradigm Shift In Maritime Advocacy With Political Parties

Social Contract: Exploring A Paradigm Shift In Maritime Advocacy With Political Parties

By Sabastine Mbah For decades the maritime sector has been begging for attention and advocating that only those with the sparkles and well-grounded on the workings of the industry should hold sensitive positions. Except for the current Minister of Transportation, …

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Badagry Deep Seaport: The Competition And Contradiction

Badagry Deep Seaport: The Competition And Contradiction

 As part of numerous efforts by government to decongest Apapa and Tin-Can ports and the intention of making Nigeria the maritime hub of West and Central African sub-region, the concession arrangement for the Badagry Deep Seaport has been approved and …

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Banks, OPS Move To Drive The economy Through Synergy

Banks, OPS Move To Drive The economy Through Synergy

By Frank Odinukaeze The Association of Corporate Affairs Managers of Banks (ACAMB) organised the 1st national stakeholders conference with the theme: Promoting synergy between the banking industry and the organised private sector (ops). The conference brought together the movers and …

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NIWA: Questing For Safer Waterways

NIWA: Questing For Safer Waterways

By Frank Odinukaeze and Chioma Akabuogu The month of July,2022 will go down in the history of NIWA as a very remarkable one, though not in the positive. It will be remarkable because it’s a month in which boat mishaps: …

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How Non Disbursement Of CVFF Spurs Piracy At Gulf Of Guinea

How Non Disbursement Of CVFF Spurs Piracy At Gulf Of Guinea

 By Frank Odinukaeze Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea(GoG) has become a recurring decimal.It has almost become a constant ritual that happens frequently . Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea affects a number of countries in West Africa including Nigeria …

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WHEN SEA TRAVELING IS VOYAGE OF DEATH

WHEN SEA TRAVELING IS VOYAGE OF DEATH

By Frank Odinukaeze and Chioma Akabuogu In less than one week, Nigeria has witnessed the untimely and needless death of about nineteen persons from boat mishaps. First, it was the Ikpakodo , incident in which two people unfortunately died and …

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PSTT: A Mission For Sanity Inside Ports

PSTT: A Mission For Sanity Inside Ports

Sanitizing the ports and its access roads are projects which the Executive Secretary of Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC) Hon. Emmanuel Jime has resolved to execute to the end. The Executive Secretary in one of his outings confirmed he was already …

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VIN-Valuation And The Burden Of Trade Facilitation

VIN-Valuation And The Burden Of Trade Facilitation

 The issue of Vehicle Identity Number (VIN) automotive valuation system continued to be on the front burner following the outcry of stakeholders in the business. Since it was re-launched two months ago the scheme has never been without controversy particularly …

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Proposed Telecom Services Tariff Hike: Operators May Surrender

Proposed Telecom Services Tariff Hike: Operators May Surrender

By Sabastine Mbah “The mouse that has but one hole is quickly taken”. This will likely be the fate of over 100 million users of Global System for Mobile (GSM) Communication in the coming days. The GSM operators under the …

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Smuggling: Why Customs May Not Win The’ War’

Smuggling:Why Customs May Not Win The' War'

By Frank Odinukaeze   The Nigeria Customs Service( NCS),is in a state of “War,” though not the conventional war, it is a war between two opposing forces pit against the other in wits and superiority to determine who ultimately controls …

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Alaba-Arago Quite Notice: How Kwankwaso, Tinubu Reshuffled The Card

By Sabastine Mbah The secrecy that surrounds the sudden reversal of the eviction notice given to the occupants of Alaba-Arago market Ojo Local Council by the Lagos State Government underlines the insincerity in government policies and governance. The notice which …

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17 Years After Port Concession: A Success Or Failure?

17Years After Port Concession: A Success Or Failure?

By Frank Odinukaeze and Chioma Akabuogu In 2006 when the government of Olusegun Obasanjo and Atiku Abubakar set out to deconstruct the trajectory of the maritime industry, alter the port business narrative and dismantle the barriers and potholes that hitherto …

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AfCFTA: A Continent’s Quest For Economic Emancipation

AfCFTA: A Continent's Quest For Economic Emancipation

By Frank Odinukaeze African is on the match. She has taken what many consider a bold step towards uplifting her people who are smeared in abject poverty largely not owing to their making but by insensitive and purposeless leadership  that have hoisted …

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When IMO Spurred Women To Seek Barrier-Free Work Place

When IMO Spurred Women To Seek Barrier-Free Work Place

By Frank Odinukaeze, Sabastine Mbah & Chioma Akabuogu May 18th has become very significant and memorable to all women in the maritime industry globally. For it is a day that the International Maritime Organization (IMO), in recognition of the contributions …

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How Freight Forwarders  Sold CRFFN To Transport Minister

How Freight Forwarders  Sold CRFFN To Transport Minister

By Frank Odinukaeze & Chioma Akabuogu Confusion has made its masterpiece as the controversy surrounding the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) takes a new twist. While there are allegations that the council board had been …

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