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Many Logistics Challenges With Lekki Deep Seaport, Dangote Refinery

Many Logistics Challenges With Lekki Deep Seaport, Dangote Refinery

By Yusuf Odejobi As the commencement of operations at the Lekki deep seaport draws nearer, the fact that the $1.6 billion deep seaport project in the Free Trade Zone is  without plans for an intermodal transport system necessary for seamless ...

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How Vehicle Log Book Could Breed Congestion, Corruption At Ports

How Vehicle Log Book Could Breed Congestion, Corruption At Ports

By Yusuf Odejobi Information technology has become an essential part of the rapid and accurate transfer and processing of enormous volumes of data processed across several sectors; from banking to aviation, education to politics, and the maritime sector isn’t an ...

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Tackling The Menace Of Rickety Trucks

Tackling The Menace Of Rickety Trucks

By Yusuf Odejobi News of containers falling off trucks conveying them has become worrisome and there is a dire need to mitigate these accidents which have led to avoidable loss of several lives and valuable properties. While these increasing occurrences ...

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Addressing The Menace Of Stowaways At Lagos Ports

Addressing The Menace Of Stowaways At Lagos Ports

By Yusuf Odejobi Seaports are usually regarded as the economic gateway to every nation.  They play crucial roles in economic growth, stability and sustainability as the nation relies on ports for exports and imports. In Nigeria, the Lagos Port Complex ...

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E-Customs And Concession Brouhaha

E-Customs And Concession Brouhaha

By Kenneth Jukpor & Yusuf Odejobi Six months after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the sum of $3.1 billion for Customs Modernization under Public-Private Partnership (PPP) concession to Messers E. Customs HC Project Limited, port stakeholders remain oblivious of the ...

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Trucking: CRFFN’s Struggles And The Need To Instill Professionalism

Trucking: CRFFN’s Struggles And The Need To Instill Professionalism

By Yusuf Odejobi Transportation is an integral part of economic development in any nation. It allows for easy movement of goods and passengers from one part of a nation to another or across frontiers. An efficient transport system should help boost ...

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APMT’s Foreign Security Outfit: Embers of Safety and Economic Threats

APMT’s Foreign Security Outfit: Embers of Safety and Economic Threats

By Yusuf Odejobi With the growing amount of insecurity in the country ranging from banditry, Fulani herdsmen killings, kidnapping and Insurgency, it is expected that every individual holds a reasonable amount of responsibility to protect itself and Nigeria as a ...

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Empty Container Conundrum And Rising Freight Charges

By Kenneth Jukpor & Yusuf Odejobi   Recent reports that the cost of freight from Europe to Lagos has moved from $3000 to about $13000 per 40ft container has generated lots of concern among port industry stakeholders as Nigeria grapples ...

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Barge Accidents: X-Raying The Challenges

Barge Accidents: X-Raying The Challenges

By Kenneth Jukpor Over 1million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) containers and more than 10,000 trucks have been moved via barges in the last three years, since barging was introduced as a circumstantial development to dissipate the pangs of the impassable ...

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Eastern Ports Viability And Challenges

Eastern Ports Viability And Challenges

By Yusuf Odejobi Over the years there have been calls from importers, stakeholders and maritime industry veterans to decongest Lagos port and also increase cargo traffic to other parts of the country especially Eastern ports. Apapa port and Tin can ...

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How Pilot Killed Self, 6 Others In Military Plane Crash

How Pilot Killed Self, 6 Others In Military Plane Crash

Responsibility to yourself means refusing to let others do your thinking, talking, and naming for you; it means learning to respect and use your own brains and instincts. – Adrienne Rich The military’s manner of conduct may not agree with ...

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Infra-Co:  A New Nigeria Or A Money Conduit Pipe ?

Infra-Co:  A New Nigeria Or A Money Conduit Pipe ?

By Kenneth Jukpor & Yusuf Odejobi In a bid to bridge the nation’s growing infrastructural deficit, President Muhammadu Buhari last week approved the establishment of a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Infrastructure company known as “Infra-Co”. According to the Presidency, Infra-co would wholly focus ...

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Varying Interpretations Trail New Customs Duties On Vehicles 

Varying Interpretations Trail New Customs Duties On Vehicles 

By Yusuf Odejobi  One of the notable changes in the new Finance Act signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari is the reduction in Customs levy on vehicles and this should have taken effect from January 1st, 2021. However, almost ...

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NPA’s ‘Eto’: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

NPA’s ‘Eto’: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

By Kenneth Jukpor & Yusuf Odejobi The recent announcement of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) to start the long awaited electronic truck call-up system “Eto” as a lasting solution to the truck congestion around Apapa ports and its environs, has brought ...

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Exploring Strategies To Boost FDIs In Nigeria

Exploring Strategies To Boost FDIs In Nigeria

By Yusuf Odejobi The latest report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) shows a continuous sharp decline in Global Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into Africa’s largest economy due to global coronavirus restriction. This is coming despite ...

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Transport Veterans Set 2021 Agenda For Industry Growth (2)

Transport Veterans Set 2021 Agenda For Industry Growth (2)

By Kenneth Jukpor & Ayoola Olaitan “Without leaps of imagination or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all is a form of planning.” – Gloria Steinem Sometimes we forget that a plan is a document that puts ...

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Transport Veterans Set 2021 Agenda For Industry Growth

By Ayoola Olaitan Since the world was held to standstill as a result of COVID-19 pandemic for most parts of the year 2020, the effects would definitely continue to shape business and transport activities globally this year. While it would ...

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NPA, Caverton Helicopter Feat: Implications and Opportunities

NPA, Caverton Helicopter Feat: Implications and Opportunities

By Kenneth Jukpor Nigerian ports recorded another feat this week as the the biggest helicopter in the country was received and coupled inside the Ports and Terminal Multiservices Limited (PTML) Terminal at the Tin Can Island Port (TCIP), Lagos. The ...

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NIN, SIM Registration Confusion: How To Achieve A Harmonized Database

NIN, SIM Registration Confusion: How To Achieve A Harmonized Database

By Ayoola Olaitan Despite the corrupt practices, lack of capacity and numerous challenges that have deprived the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) from achieving a harmonized database for the nation, the Federal Government has chosen to keep a blind eye ...

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Tin Can Port Crisis: Truckers Lament Extortion, Over 40 Ships Stranded

Tin Can Port Crisis: Truckers Lament Extortion, Over 40 Ships Stranded

By Kenneth Jukpor Following the revelation that no fewer than 40 ships calling at the Tin Can Island Port Complex, Lagos are currently stranded at anchorage due to lack of space to discharge new cargoes at terminals in the port, ...

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