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MAN Soars As Cadets Bare Minds On Standards, Rector’s Achievements

MAN Soars As Cadets Bare Minds On Standards, Rector's Achievements

Sunny Edemenang – Uyo Much have been said about the transformation taking place in the nation’s premier maritime training institution, the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, MAN, Oron, and the Rector, Commodore Duje E. Effedua (Rtd), who personifies the change process. …

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Training Cadets Abroad: What Does Nigeria Gain?

Training Cadets Abroad: What Does Nigeria Gain?

It’s been almost a fortnight, that the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency NIMASA sent 235 young Nigerians to Greece and India as batch B of the 435 cadets slated for training under the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme(NSDP) to Greece …

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$400million CVFF: Ship Owners’ Probe And NCDMB Example

$400million CVFF: Ship Owners’ Probe And NCDMB Example

  During the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency {NIMASA) sendoff ceremony of the Batch B, 3rd phase of the Nigerian Seafarers Development Programme on Friday November 10th , the Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo Jaji stated that he is …

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SON’s 50Years Of A Quest For Standardisation: How Far?

SON's 50Years Of A Quest For Standardisation: How Far?

After five decades of being in the saddle as the regulator of standards of products and services in Nigeria, the Standards Organization of Nigeria(SON) says it has done well. But do stakeholders share the same perception? Against all odds, SON …

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MT Heroic Idun: Nigeria In The Eyes Of Global Storm

By Genevieve Aningo Recently, authorities of Equatorial Guinea intercepted a vessel, MT Heroic Idun in their waters at the behest of Nigerian surveillance team on account of illegal activities perpetrated within Nigeria’s exclusive economic zone. Not willing to let go, …

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New Currency Notes And Politics Of Redesign

New Currency Notes And Politics Of Redesign

  The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in its economic wisdom has unveiled the new redesigned Naira notes of 200, 500 and 1,000 denominations. The unveiling of the new notes by President Mohammadu Buhari on November 23rd at the Federal …

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Managing The Return Of SON To Seaports

Managing The Return Of SON To Seaports

By Genevieve Aningo The Director General, Standards Organisation of Nigeria(SON), Mallam Farouk A. Salim recently revealed that the agency has received provisional approval of the Federal Government to return to the seaports and participate in cargo examination. This was 11 …

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Mining Sector: A Quest To Leverage  Legal Framework For  Artisanal And Small-Scale Miners  (ASM)

Mining Sector: A Quest To Leverage  Legal Framework For  Artisanal And Small-Scale Miners  (ASM)

By Genevieve Aningo The mining sector in Nigeria remains under explored despite its potential to accrue Nigeria buoyant economic gains.  . It’s a fact that Nigeria is home to most natural mineral resources such as gypsum , iron ore, zinc, …

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Dangling Fortunes Of Nigeria’s Non-Oil Export  Profile

Dangling Fortunes Of Nigeria’s Non-Oil Export  Profile

Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, is lagging behind its peers on the continent as it struggles to ramp up exports. Its total exports as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product in 2021 was 26 percent, the highest since 2011 when it …

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MMS Hall Of Fame: Women Seek Relevance In Male Dominated Leadership And Political Architecture

MMS Hall Of Fame: Women Seek Relevance In Male Dominated Leadership And Political Architecture

In a world said to be dominated by men,it becomes almost an impossibility for women , particularly in African clime to be seen and be hard. Marginalization of women in economic development, in social and political spaces is a worldwide …

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PSTT, And The Quest For Corruption Free Port Corridors

PSTT, And The Quest For Corruption Free Port Corridors

By Frank Odinukaeze Taking up the job to create order in disorder is a herculean task that is sometimes even beyond the gods, moreso when Nigeria and Nigerians are concerned. What may be impossible for the gods are very possible …

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Enhancing Waste Management In The Supply Chain Logistics

Enhancing Waste Management In The Supply Chain Logistics

By Genevieve Aningo There is a trend to adopt green technological innovations across sectors to safeguard the environment; since human activities have deteriorated it; causing climate change, greenhouse emission which at the long run are insalubrious. Though Nigeria may be …

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National Transport Policy: Sambo’s Quest To End A Bleak Future

National Transport Policy: Sambo's Quest To End A Bleak Future

By Frank Odinukaeze When on  29th September at the World Maritime Day( WMD) celebration media parley with the Minister of Transportation, Engr. Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, he revealed that the Federal Government was desirous of ‘resurrecting’ once again the National Transport Policy(NTP),which before …

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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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