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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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Exploring Nigeria Aviation Challenges And Opportunities

Exploring Nigeria Aviation Challenges And Opportunities

Despite the aviation industry been seen as catalyst for economic growth and development of any nation, bickering over the current economy challenges faced in the Nigerian aviation industry is  necessary as the industry is faced with increasing challenges. Nigeria with ...

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Nigerian Railway Security Challenges And Prospects In Cargo Evacuation

Nigerian Railway Security Challenges And Prospects In Cargo Evacuation

By Ayoola Olaitan In bid to rescue trapped cargoes and ensure seamless evacuation of containers, rail evacuation has been considered the best option to decongest terminals and allow export cargoes trapped at various private garages and port corridors access the ...

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Ministry of Fisheries: To Be or Not To Be?

Ministry of Fisheries: To Be or Not To Be?

By Kenneth Jukpor The frugal disposition of Nigeria’s President Mohammadu Buhari has become a subject of debate following the calls for distinct ministries to address specific needs even as a new Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture has been proposed. At ...

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UN Generation Amazons: The Symphony Of Women And Humanity

UN Generational Amazons: The Symphony Of Women And Humanity

  By Ayoola Olaitan The annual MMS Woman of Fortune Hall of Fame (WoFHoF) Day is usually an event to celebrate exemplary women across transport, finance, oil and gas, aviation and other sectors; but the 2020 edition witnessed last week ...

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Battle For WTO Top Job: A Win-Win For Women

Battle For WTO Top Job: A Win-Win For Women

As the selection process for a new Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) gradually heading for the official announcement, one thing is certain. No matter who picks the plum job, it’s a win-win situation for the women-folk. For ...

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Nigeria’s Economy and the Politics of Enchanted Interests

Nigeria’s Economy and the Politics of 'Enchanted' Interests

By Kenneth Jukpor The myriad of challenges across the economic space in the Nigerian polity can be linked to the leadership shortcomings at various organizations or portfolios. This gives credence to Suzy Kassem’s statement that, “a nation’s greatness depends on ...

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NPA: Riding On A New Revenue Wave

NPA: Riding On A New Revenue Wave

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) recently announced that it generated a revenue of N1.02 trillion in the space of three years under the tenure of its current managing director, Hadiza Bala-Usman. A breakdown of the revenue showed that in 2016, ...

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Appraising FG’s 2023 Bid To Double Nigerian airports

Appraising FG’s 2023 Bid To Double Nigerian airports

By Ayoola Olaitan While there is a consensus that the headway for Nigerian airports development should be Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) to save Nigeria’s scarce resources, the Federal Government 2023 agenda to double the airports in the country divides opinion. The ...

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#EndSARS: Time For Police Re-Orientation

#EndSARS: Time For Police Re-Orientation

“The time to repair a roof is when the sun is shining.” – John F. Kennedy Fixing a roof usually requires a portion of the roof to be taken off, a proper repair done, and then have the roof reassembled. ...

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Nigeria @60: The Twists And Drapes In Transport Sector (1) 

Nigeria @60: The Twists And Drapes In Transport Sector (1) 

By Kenneth Jukpor As Nigeria marked its 60 years of independence on Thursday last week, several analysts opined that it should be a good time to take stock of the nation’s multiple failures and ponder solutions to address the myriad ...

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Exploring Carrot and Stick Approach To Address Nigeria’s Shipping Woes

Exploring Carrot and Stick Approach To Address Nigeria’s Shipping Woes

By Kenneth Jukpor In a bid to ensure continuous growth and inclusiveness in the maritime sector, maritime stakeholders will utilize the carrot and stick managerial principle to address the multiple issues in the sector. This was one of the recommendations ...

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