Editorial

June 19, 2017 - 10:52:00 am

The general belief is that Nigerian ports are the most expensive in the West African sub-region, if not in the whole of Africa;...

June 12, 2017 - 10:42:13 am

With the recent passage by the Senate of the Nigeria Customs Service Management Bill, the long wait to getting a new set of rules...

June 05, 2017 - 03:04:26 pm

 Last week Monday, Nigeria again celebrated what has come to be known as ‘democracy day’. This has been so since 1999, when the...

May 14, 2017 - 07:28:21 pm

And so the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) has crawled into its 10th year. Created in 2007...

May 08, 2017 - 11:51:58 am

No doubt, the recently-held   conference of Association of African Maritime Administrators (AMAA) lived up to its pre-event...

April 10, 2017 - 11:54:07 am

About three weeks ago, the Managing Director of NPA, Ms Hadiza Bala Usman raised hope of a possible review of the more-than -10...

March 27, 2017 - 11:19:34 am

The Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) recently threatened to cripple activities at all the nation’s...

March 20, 2017 - 11:45:49 am

When he was appointed as the Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), it was opposed by a...

March 13, 2017 - 01:10:29 pm

In a matter of days, the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) will elect a new set of leaders to lead the powerful union....

March 06, 2017 - 10:38:44 am

About 10 years after midwifing the celebrated port reforms and subsequent transfer of terminal operations from the Nigerian Ports...

February 27, 2017 - 02:33:48 pm

Upon his appointment on August 27, 2015, the incumbent Comptroller General of Customs; Col Hameed Alli (rtd) told the officers...

February 20, 2017 - 11:34:20 am

The National Assembly is currently pushing for regularisation of two maritime universities in Nigeria. Recently, the Senate...

February 13, 2017 - 10:59:21 am

The recent interception and subsequent seizure of 661 guns in Lagos, after the container in which they were tacked had been duly...

February 06, 2017 - 11:30:00 am

Since its creation in 2007, the CRFFN has not enjoyed peace; it has had to contend with freight forwarding associations and...

January 30, 2017 - 01:51:12 pm

Since 1995, when the then-minister of transport, Major General Ibrahim Gumel (now deceased) supervised the liquidation of the...

January 23, 2017 - 01:21:17 pm

Officially, there are only two government–owned maritime training institutions in Nigeria, namely: Maritime Academy of Nigeria,...

January 16, 2017 - 11:52:36 am

From available records, the business of vehicle importation wasn’t very pronounced in Nigeria until the late 1970s when Nigerians...

January 09, 2017 - 10:39:42 am

Even though it was predicted, not everyone thought seriously that it would be as bad as it turned out to be. Certainly, 2016 gave...

December 19, 2016 - 10:03:11 am

Every year is unique in its own way; likewise, 2016 that is rolling away. If there is any year that the Nigerian maritime sector...

December 05, 2016 - 11:25:04 am

Nigeria's natural endowment in inland water transport system stretches across more than10,000km of navigable waterways. This...

November 28, 2016 - 02:00:41 pm

So soon, Mr Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi has done one year as the Minister of Transportation of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Prior...

November 21, 2016 - 11:31:31 am

When the Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Shippers’ Council; Mr Hassan Bello met with concessionaires of the various Dry Ports...

November 14, 2016 - 11:18:43 am

Unlike conventional ports that are situated on a river or water channel that have access to a sea or ocean through a channel,...

November 07, 2016 - 12:17:41 pm

When the government of former President Olusegun Obasanjo introduced the policy of bringing in the private sector into port...

October 31, 2016 - 07:16:20 am

Upon his appointment on August 27, 2015, and his subsequent resumption of duty, the incumbent Comptroller General of Customs; Col...

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