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The way we are
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The way we are

There is a major problem at our seaports and that problem is basically that of an ambiguous clearing system. Unfortunately until the Minister of Transport, Senator Idris Umar, intervened penultimate […]

Our dead shipping companies
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Our dead shipping companies

Ships & Ports Daily newspaper carried a stunning report last week that no fewer than 80 per cent of shipping companies owned by Nigerians have either completely shut down their […]

The folly of import prohibition
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The folly of import prohibition

Countries ban importation of certain items mostly to protect their local industries but in Nigeria, the resultant effect is more often than not, the opposite of that intended by government. […]

Using God to cover-up non-performance
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Using God to cover-up non-performance

It was Mrs. Margaret Onyema-Orakwusi, Chairman of the Nigeria Maritime Expo (NIMAREX) Planning Committee that invited me to the formal launch of the autobiography of erudite scholar, foremost constitutional lawyer […]

Obasanjo, a maritime hero
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Obasanjo, a maritime hero

“History will forgive us for taking wrong decisions but will never forgive us for not taking decisions at all.” – Author unknown Notwithstanding the various criticisms that trailed his administration, I […]

Adieu Captain Omotayo
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Adieu Captain Omotayo

“The captain goes down with the ship” is the maritime concept and tradition that a sea captain holds ultimate responsibility for both his ship and his passengers and will die […]