BEARS: Cheer Not For Single Window Committee

President Tinubu The news that President Bola Tinubu has set up a committee for the implementation of National Single Window platform should not be a thing of joy but a moment of reflection for stakeholders.  This is subject is as …

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BULLS: Shippers’ Council Resides In Minna!

BULLS: Joy In Suspense With Shippers’ Council

The management of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council(NSC) recently bent towards the cries of Nigerian shippers by suspending the new haulage rate on Eastern ports. It was said to be for two weeks only! The question therefore is: What do they …

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Hope Renewal: FG Lists More CEOs, Ex-Ministers For Arrest

BEARS: Another Courage Of Problem

President Bola Tinubu At last, the Steve Orasanya report on right sizing and reducing the cost of governance is the nation’s civil service is to be implemented by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who is under pressure to revamp the economy. …

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BULLS: A Democrat- Turncoat

What an irony of life?  As opposition party member, President Bola Tinubu sponsored and partly sponsored all political rallies against the ruling party. His role as one of the NADECO leaders is not controvertible.   He was frank as ever on his critique …

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BEARS: NCT 2024: A Pocket And Stomach Venture

The National Council for Transportation(NCT) ended in Abeokuta, Ogun State, last week, as if nothing indeed happened. The annual event is gradually becoming a ritual without results and impact.   They convene mostly academics and politicians from across the country and …

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BULLS: Be Careful, Mr. Minister

Oyetola Ordinarily, many maritime industry operators should be happy that the end of one agency’s chief executive officer provides opportunity for another in an ideal situation where leadership is a continuum. The Ministry of Marine and Blue Economy has created …

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Port Concession: How Bello-Koko Rescued BUA Terminal From Stakeholders' Rage

BEARS: BUA’s Deception

When BUA Cement said it has crashed the price of Cement by selling N3, 500 as against Dangote Cement price of N5, 500, Nigerians prayed for BUA Group to remain in business. However, market survey later revealed that BUA Group …

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BULLS: CRFFN And A New Dream

In what seems like finding one’s voice, the management of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria(CRFFN)began a tour of the various accredited associations to seek their support for mutual existence and collaboration for greater industry. The …

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BEARS: Save Obiajulu

Obiajulu Agu The maritime media woke up last week to hear that a gifted and trusted colleague Obiajulu Agu is lying critically ill in the hospital. He had reached out to some stakeholders and friends for assistance. We use this …

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BULLS: Director Who Hates Money Retires

Not everybody who started a journey completed it.  It is on this premise that members of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) staff   staged a send-forth party in honour of Ms Ifeoma Ezedinma, Director, Regulatory Services, who bowed out of service last week. Ifeoma …

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BEARS: Ajani and Her Detractors

Mrs Magdalene Ajani Many people  read with dismay the  digital fliers circulated by some members of staff  of Federal Ministry of Transportation and Marine and Blue Economy celebrating the redeployment of Dr. Mrs Magdalene Ajani, the Permanent Secretary who has just been redeployed …

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BULLS: Customs and Maritime Media

Adewala, CG, NCS The current leadership of Nigeria Customs Service(NCS) is leveraging public relations strategies to strengthen stakeholders’ relationship. It embarked on a subtle relationship management across all the stakeholders’ strata in trade facilitation with degrees of awards at the …

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Unilever Educates Community Dwellers On Oral Hygiene

BEARS: Another Multinational Exits Nigeria

The Unilever Nigeria Plc has joined the list of conglomerates leaving Nigeria on account of environmental business unfriendly. It is leaving but renting out its facility to a third party at an annual value payment. Don’t be surprised to see …

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How Govt's Illegality Causes Fuel Scarcity- Akabuogu

BULLS: Akabuogu Marks 50th Birthday

Akabuogu Dr. Emeka Akabuogu is hosting a dinner party with the launch of two books on Maritime and Public Policy to mark his 50th birthday  on  Thursday January 25th,2024. The venue is Oriental Hotels, Lekki, Lagos.  Elder Asu Beks recently marked his 70th in Festac, …

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BEARS: Tinubu And Profligacy Plc

With barely 6 months in office, Bola Tinubu’s government is fast taking on a brand identity not planned for. But it is a choice it has made. Nigerians are dying from hard and harsh fiscal measures under the guise of …

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BULLS: End Of Tyranny Against Media

The year 2023 is ending with mixed feelings across sectors, professions and families. It was a year of serial miracles for some. For the maritime media, two major obstacles to their growth were terminated. The unfortunate invasion and occupation of …

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Air Peace reaches 55 million passenger mark in eight years

BEARS: Air Peace Walks Towards Crisis

Aviation passengers are drenched in angst against Allen Onyema, the Air Peace Airline Chairman. It is on imaginable that a 45 minutes flight of Lagos to Asaba or Owerri could attract N266,000  for one-way trip while Lagos to Maidugri and Kano …

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PDP’s day of reckoning coming, says Wike

BEARS: Wike Finds Food In VP

Wike The Minister of the FCT, Nysom Wike  plans to spend N15 billion for the construction of a befitting residence” for the vice president as contained in the 2023 supplementary budget.  The same project which had the initial budget of N5billion before …

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BULLS: Rabiu’s  Apolitical Model

Rabiu The Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, deserves immeasurable applause for declining his appointment to a standing committee of the All Progressives Congress(APC) on Finance. The decision has been largely criticized as some experts believe being partisan will …

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BEARS: Lessons In Eric’s Death

Late Eric Onyejekwe Mr Eric Onyejekwe, former director of press in Federal Ministry of Transportation is dead. Surprisingly, his corpse is yet to be claimed by his family members. He led a life of a recluse, very introvertly secretive that …

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