Comfort Oseghale

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Heeding the caution in Nigeria’s economic projections

The projections by numerous economists, both international and local, on Nigeria’s 2019 growth, have been cautiously optimistic. The International Monetary Fund (IMF),...

Exploiting Nigeria’s unknown flower, fruit and vegetable export market

While many African countries have yet to realize the potentials in horticultural and vegetable exports, Kenya has positioned itself as a major supplier of both in the...

Whither the local content in Nigerian shipping?

Whither the local content in Nigerian shipping?

For the past decade, the common refrain listed among the top challenges in Nigeria’s maritime sector is the issue of foreign domination. From all reported accounts,...

Liner shipping: Nigeria ranked 10th most connected African country

Liner shipping: Nigeria ranked 10th most connected African country

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has ranked Nigeria as the 10th most connected economy in Africa to the global liner shipping network....

IDPs, impounded rice and the cycle of wastage 

IDPs, impounded rice and the cycle of wastage 

In 2018, the United Nations classified North East Nigeria as an area at high risk of famine; the major culprit being the violent conflict waged in the region over the...

WACT orders $2.5m equipment to handle increasing container volumes

WACT orders $2.5m equipment to handle increasing container volumes

  The West African Container Terminal (WACT), Onne Port, Rivers State, has placed order for 10 terminal trucks, two reach stackers and one empty container handler worth...

NIMASA DG Dakuku Peterside

Cabotage fund: 15 years of blame games and still no ships

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) last Monday blamed ship owners for the agency’s failure to disburse the Cabotage Vessel Finance Fund...

pipeline-vandals

When Nigeria’s N9.3bn no longer secures its oil pipelines 

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) recently announced an alarming increase in the spate of pipeline vandalism across the country. The state oil company...

Nigeria’s FDI grows by 5.97% in Q2 - NBS

Nigeria’s external debt rose by 29% in one year — World Bank

Nigeria’s external debt stock rose by 29 percent, according to a report published by the World Bank. The International Debt Statistics 2019, which was released early...

Customs mobile scanner

Cargo examination and the scanner dilemma

On July 7 2018, truck drivers in Nigeria under the aegis of the Association of Maritime Truck Owners (AMATO)and Nigerian Association of Road Transport Owners (NARTO),...

Between Nigeria’s $1.2bn smuggled textiles and China’s $2bn investment 

China, the world’s biggest textile producer and exporter, recently announced its intention to revive Nigeria’s dying textile industry with a $2bn investment. The...

Against legislative hooliganism

Nigeria’s bloated recurrent expenditure  

  There is a proven correlation between declining economic growth and sluggish investment in Africa, research from the World Bank has shown. In an Africa Pulse...