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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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Attaining Speedy C-19 Screening At Nigerian Airports

C-19: Exploring Sustainable Airports Security Strategies

By Ayoola Olaitan Following the Federal Government’s decision to reopen airports there have been a gradual increase in passenger traffic leading to demands for seamless airport procedures and speed in the COVID-19 screening exercises. While the demand for intelligent and ...

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Aviation Biofuel: Fiscal And Environmental Implications

Aviation Biofuel: Fiscal And Environmental Implications

By Ayoola Olaitan Aviation biofuel is aimed at achieving 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It is necessary that airlines blend renewable biofuel with JET A1 to meet their emissions reduction obligations. Biofuels are manufactured from oils, sugars, ...

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PMS, Electricity Hike And Nigeria’s Economic Quagmire

PMS, Electricity Hike And Nigeria’s Economic Quagmire

By Ayoola Olaitan Amid the global financial crisis and consequent tough economic times, several nations have focused on providing sufficient palliatives to dissipate the losses and pangs on citizens. In Nigeria, however, the federal government has not only failed to ...

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NDDC Mysteries And Forensic Audit

NDDC Mysteries And Forensic Audit

Against the backdrop of gross underdevelopment of the oil-rich Niger-Delta region characterized by environmental despoliation, poverty and despondency there was established in July 1992, by decree number 23 the Oil Mineral Producing Area Development Commission (OMPADEC) with the mandate to ...

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Eastern Ports: Viability, Markets and Challenges

Why Top Shipping Nations Killed Cargo Sharing Policy

By Kenneth Jukpor Following the recent arrival of Maersk Stadelhorn vessel, the biggest to ever call at Nigerian ports taking place at West Africa Container Terminal (WACT) in Onne, one of the nation’s Eastern ports facing numerous challenges; the need to reappraise ...

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NIMASA: A Leadership Paradigm Curve Inspired By C-19

CIoTA Gets New National Executive Committees, Ratifies Governing Council

By Kenneth Jukpor Although Coronavirus (C-19) is associated with disruption of patterns and systems, one value it birthed as a driver of social change is creativity. This lends credence to the axiom that necessity is the mother of inventions. The ...

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Why Nigeria’s Post-COVID-19 Recovery Is Doomed To Fail

How FG Spent N36bn COVID-19 Fund

The COVID-19 pandemic will have economic consequences for many countries. In Nigeria, the country’s lockdown froze economic activities, causing job losses and supply chain disruptions. These limitations, coupled with the nation’s dependence on oil for revenue and foreign exchange has ...

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Recreating NPA Under C-19

Recreating NPA Under C-19

By Kenneth Jukpor Recognizing that Nigerian ports are the gateway to the economy, President Muhammadu Buhari in his maiden speech on the COVID-19 pandemic directed that all seaports remain open and functional even during the total lockdown to curb the pandemic. Despite this noble strategy to keep ...

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Recycling: Unearthing Wealth From Waste In Nigeria

Recycling: Unearthing Wealth From Waste In Nigeria

By Kenneth Jukpor Over 100 young Nigerians are engaged in the business of selling dirt, mostly used plastic bottles, metals and ceramics to recycling companies; from just this dirt hub at Alakija, Lagos/Badagry expressway. A lot of people in Nigeria, ...

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International Flights Resumption: Pondering Headway

International Flights : FG Makes U-turn, Pegs Violators Fine At $3,500

By Ayoola Olaitan As the aviation industry commenced operations with the opening of domestic flights, local airlines are struggling to sustain operations and meet cost while the aviation stakeholders are increasing calls for the re-opening of international flights operations. The ...

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Nigerian Airports Viability: Exploring Non- Aeronautical Revenue

Nigerian Airports Viability: Exploring Non- Aeronautical Revenue

By Ayoola Olaitan Globally, aviation industry is seen as a catalyst for economic growth and development of any nation and Nigeria’s over 200 million population and 15 million air travel passengers movement makes the industry a viable one in the ...

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