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Ali’s Revenue Records Deception In Customs

  The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is currently basking in the euphoria of having generated a mammoth N95.7 billion in the month of August 2016. According to the Customs spokesman, Mr. Wale Adeniyi, the figure was the highest recorded in ...

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Developing Nigeria’s Maritime Industry Through Arbitration, Connectivity

Developing Nigeria’s Maritime Industry Through Arbitration, Connectivity

 By Kenneth Jukpor Nigeria is endowed with vast hinterland, coastline and navigable inland waterways and is strategically placed on the Atlantic coast of West Africa. About 76% of the shipping business that takes place in West Africa is carried out ...

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CTN To Boost Customs, NPA And NIMASA’s Revenue- Hassan Bello

FG  Renews  Bello’s Appointment  

 The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council, Barr. Hassan Bello recently had a media parley and MMS Plus was there to bring you the management’s views on several pertinent maritime issues even as the Shippers’ Council boss unveiled some ...

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The Wharf Landing Fees Conundrum

The Wharf Landing Fee Conundrum

Since Lagos State Government was allowed to begin the collection of wharf landing fees in 2009, it was only a matter of time before other states demand for the same privilege. As the home to Nigeria’s biggest and busiest ports, ...

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CILT Elections: Crisis Looms, Jubril May Step Down

CILT Elections: Crisis Looms, Jubril May Step Down

While the dust in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on the crisis over the People Democratic party PDP national convention is yet to settle, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport CILT is set for another Port Harcourt saga over its ...

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ONE YEAR OF C-G-C HAMEED IBRAHIM ALI

New CGC: Stakeholders Sceptical

The Gains Of The Change Mantra In The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) It became, at a point, too obvious to all that change was urgently needed in the country. And this change, not for change’s sake. It was to be ...

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The Emergence Of The Sisterhood

The Emergence Of The Sisterhood

By Kingsley Anaroke with agency report ‘If you want something done ask a woman; if you want something said ask a man.’-Margaret Thatcher Are women about to rule the world? You might think so if you’ve been watching the schoolboy ...

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Mentorship And The Rise Of Women In Leadership

The Emergence Of The Sisterhood

Is the world titling towards female domination in leadership and governance? Will the subtleness of a woman bring about peace in today’s world that is full of chaos? Who will be the next female president and what country would it ...

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New NPA MD: Good Or Bad Omen?

New NPA MD: Good Or Bad Omen?

The appointment of Ms. Hadiza Usman as the Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) leaves a lot to be desired, especially following the manner in which top administrators are selected to head parastatals in the Transport sector. The Nigerian ...

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Air Transport: When Profit  is Superior  To  Safety

Why NCAA May Not To Implement Some Safety Recommendations - Demuren

There are fears that the aviation sector may go back to the old ways when the country recorded many air accidents because of the difficult economic times. Airlines are finding it difficult to generate enough revenue to carry out their ...

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New PFSO Regime: Aspirations and Challenges

New PFSO Regime: Aspirations and Challenges

Port facility security lies within the framework of ISPS, and it is an essential and integral part of the process of developing or updating the port facility security plan. The purpose of the port facility security assessment is following: Identification ...

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Sliding Oil Revenue: OPEC’s Fever, Nigeria’s Malaria

Sliding Oil Revenue: OPEC’s Fever, Nigeria’s Malaria

There is no doubt that crude oil has contributed substantially to Nigeria’s revenue since its discovery in 1956 and more especially, since 1970 when its price was on the upward trend. But, the reverse has been the case since 2014 ...

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Auto Policy: Is The FG Planning A Reverse?

Auto Policy: Is The FG Planning A Reverse?

As a result of the economic challenges in Nigeria and the dire need to generate as much revenue as possible for the nation whilst improving the general standard of living of the citizens, some concerned stakeholders have advocated for a ...

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Mass Sack, Single Attack

Mass Sack, Single Attack

The mass sack in the banking industry led by three lenders and the plan by others to follow suit has not only sent shock waves to the economy but already signposted an outcome on the second quarter Gross Domestic Product ...

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Maritime Sector Bills: Advancing or Altered By National Assembly?

Maritime Sector Bills: Advancing or Altered By National Assembly?

Recent developments trailing the National Transport Commission (NTC) bill and the Ports and Habours bill, have begun to fuel speculations that the raft of maritime bills before the National Assembly have been doctored to lose the initial purpose. While the ...

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Ailing Nigerian Economy: Maritime Sector The Headway

Ailing Nigerian Economy: Maritime Sector The Headway

For more than three decades, crude oil has been a major source of revenue, energy and foreign exchange for the Nigerian economy. Nigeria’s economy as at today is struggling to leverage the country’s vast wealth in fossil fuels in order ...

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Buhari’s One Year in Office: Setting the Maritime Agenda (1)

Buhari’s One Year in Office: Setting the Maritime Agenda (1)

It’s over a year since President Mohammadu Buhari’s administration began and maritime industry is one with lofty ambitions and potentials, but requires several changes in policies as well as a shift in the paradigm as the nation looks towards maritime ...

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Civil Servants vs Private Port Operators

National Carrier: Nigeria Signs MoU With PIL, Singapore

While the Minister of Transportation, Hon Rotimi Amaechi read his opening speech at the recent maritime summit organized by his ministry last week, he noted that the event was orchestrated to enable the ministry pool useful opinions from all relevant ...

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SOP: A Tool To Transform Port Operations In Nigeria

SOP: A Tool To Transform Port Operations In Nigeria

Nigeria’s maritime industry is characterized by numerous agencies and organizations whose services are necessary for the day to day business operations at the ports, yet the modus operandi of these organizations remain relatively unknown to its customers. Ipso facto, there ...

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Transport Industry: Searching For The Ideal Leadership

Railways: FG seeks more time to negotiate with GE

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. John C. Maxwell The responsibility of a leader is sacrosanct to achieving anything as an organization, group, industry and team. The crucial role of leadership ...

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