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Change Management In Maritime Agencies: Any Hope For Nigeria?

Change Management In Maritime Agencies: Any Hope For Nigeria?

In attempting to decipher the direction that a country is headed politically and economically, one must take into account the caliber of people placed at the helm of affairs of key government ministries, departments and agencies. Thus, as the administration ...

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NIGERIA/NIGER TRANSIT TRADE: ANY FUTURE?

NIGERIA/NIGER TRANSIT TRADE: ANY FUTURE?

  Over the years, the Nigeria-Niger Joint Commission (NNJC) has been at the forefront of championing the course for landlocked Niger Republic cargoes to transit through Nigerian Ports, in an attempt to boost the economy of the Republic of Niger ...

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Nigeria’s Transit Deal With Landlocked Neighbours: Any Future?

Nigeria’s Transit Deal With Landlocked Neighbours: Any Future?

With the widening scope and volume of international trade and the requirement by countries to enhance their economic well-being and GDP, there is no better time than now for the bottlenecks that hampers the free-flow of bilateral and multilateral trade ...

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Rethinking National Carrier: What Does It Say Of Nigeria’s Leadership?

Rethinking National Carrier: What Does It Say Of Nigeria’s Leadership?

President Muhamadu Buhari last week issued a directive to the Federal Ministry of Aviation to expedite action towards refloating the Nigeria national carrier. The President gave the directive after he was briefed on the activities by its permanent secretary, Mrs. ...

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VAC, CEO, Chief Vivian Amadife Duped N97m, House

VAC, CEO, Chief Vivian Amadife Duped N97m, House

This is unbelievable! It is still surprising the kind of trouble that could have led Chief Mrs. Vivian Amadife, Chairman, VAC International Ltd into being duped by a conman. Amadife is one of the names that called the shots in ...

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NCAA: Empowering The Regulator

NCAA: Empowering The Regulator

It was the accidents of 2005 and 2006 that prompted the federal government to revamp the aviation industry to bring an end to the yearly carnage of Nigerians. To end the recurrent accidents, the regulatory authority has to be autonomous ...

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Songs Of NIMAREX And The Dying Strength

Songs Of NIMAREX And The Dying Strength

The Nigeria Maritime Expo (NIMAREX) 2015 has come and gone. The realities that eclipsed the expo are still hunting the participants and organizers. The success of the event is a thing that gives room for shades of interpretations, owing to ...

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Reducing Cost of Doing Business at Nigerian Seaports

Reducing Cost of Doing Business at Nigerian Seaports

A major plank of the Seaports Reforms which include concession of the ports terminals to the private sector by the Federal Government in 2006 is the need to reduce the cost of doing business at Nigerian seaports in other to ...

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CRFFN POF: Warring Associations Surrender, ANLCA Retreats

CRFFN POF: Warring Associations Surrender, ANLCA Retreats

The controversies trailing the five registered freight  and licensed customs agents associations, namely: the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF), the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA), the National Council of Managing Directors of Licensed Agents (NCMDLCA),   ...

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Falling Containers: The Emerging Killer with Haulage Masks

Falling Containers: The Emerging Killer with Haulage Masks

The sight of a container laden truck leaving the ports and hitting the streets could mean different things to different people. Just like the age- long African adage,” one man’s meat is another man’s poison. To an importer who has ...

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Nigeria & Norway – Two Books, Two Nations, Two Experiences

Nigeria & Norway – Two Books, Two Nations, Two Experiences

BOOK REVIEW By: Wole Akinyosoye I read Managing Petroleum Resources- The Norwegian Model by AL-Kasim long before I read Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry: A Maverick Pioneer, the recently released autobiography by Chief FRA Marinho. The latter, you will recall, served as ...

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NIMAREX  2015: To Be Or Not To Be?

NIMAREX  2015: To Be Or Not To Be?

The Nigerian Maritime Expo (NIMAREX) was borne out of a desire to showcase Nigeria’s enormous maritime potentials to the world. Several years of participation in international trade fairs, conferences and exhibitions by government functionaries, agencies, ship owners, ship repairers, maritime ...

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How To Rob Bank And Be Rich

How To Rob Bank And Be Rich

Clearly, the heavy dirt on Nigerian currency notes readily serves as a vector for the spread of germs and diseases, particularly in an environment where the culture of regular hand washing is not well grounded. However, despite commendable progress in ...

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Customs: Import Levy And Burden Of Trust

Customs: Import Levy And Burden Of Trust

When the directive of the Federal Government to the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) to collect 35 per cent as duty and 35 per cent as levy for imported used cars and buses was announced last year with a circular which ...

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Can CRFFN Stop ANLCA’s Show off?

Can CRFFN Stop ANLCA’s Show off?

The statutory activities of the Council for the Regulations of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) have always been hampered by the myriad of controversies which imminently has stagnated the progress of the council since its inception. The Registrar of the ...

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Employing Arbitration In Maritime Matters: How Viable?

Employing Arbitration In Maritime Matters: How Viable?

Disputes are inevitable in business relationships in every sector of the economy and clime and these disputes come in different ways and almost every day as long as business is being transacted but the measures to dispose of with the ...

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CRFFN Practitioners’ Fees: What Is ANLCA Up To?

CRFFN Practitioners’ Fees: What Is ANLCA Up To?

The once rosy relationship among the various freight forwarding associations in the maritime environment may soon go sour as the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has through the leadership of the association directed its members to the recent ...

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Server Breakdown At APMT: Deliberate Act?

Server Breakdown At APMT: Deliberate Act?

The main idea behind privatization is to give significant privilege to a private operator to invest in government owned properties so as to maximize profits and to develop the nation but when the contrary is what obtains; the essence of ...

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Birth Of New Shipowners Association: End to Members’ Travail?

Birth Of New Shipowners Association: End to Members’ Travail?

The anguish, frustration and imminent neglect of indigenous ship owners in Nigeria are not unknown to operators in the maritime industry. The local ship owners have not been able to measure up with their international counterparts in the same business ...

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Cargo Delay At The Ports: Whose Fault?

Cargo Delay At The Ports: Whose Fault?

There have been several stakeholders’ meetings at different fora to analyze the causative factors leading to delay in cargo clearance, cumbersome processes in payment system, ambiguity in declaration as well as other social issues like harassment of port users by ...

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