Category: Editorial

Lagos-port

ISPS Code implementation and US sanctions on Nigeria

Barely one year after expressing satisfaction with Nigeria’s compliance level with the International Ships and Ports Security (ISPS) Code, the United States Coast...

Buhari

Saving Nigeria from another debt trap

  Director-General of the Debt Management Office (DMO), Ms. Patience Oniha, last week reported that Nigeria’s debt profile as of December 31, 2018 stood at...

maritime-sector

Funding the new minimum wage through the maritime industry

The controversial N30,000 minimum wage has finally been approved by lawmakers, thus ending the protracted labour battle. But paying the new wage presents a fresh...

calabar-port-complex

Attracting cargoes to Eastern ports

  Eastern ports are the seaports located in Calabar, Port Harcourt, Onne, Warri, Sapele, Koko, and Burutu. All these ports played significant roles in the colonial...

President-Muhammadu-Buhari

President Buhari’s second term and the maritime sector

The 2019 presidential election has come and gone. Hopes have been dashed. Jubilations are in the air – even jubilations that have led to loss of lives. While some are...

Warri-Port

The gains of reviving Warri Port

The Nigerian Ports Authority’s recent handover of Warri Port Terminal B to the concessionaire, Ocean and Cargo Services Limited, deserves commendation for its economic...

Panama Canal

Panama City and what you should know about Panama Canal

An engineering marvel connecting two oceans, easing trade routes and employing 10,000 Panamanians in over 600 occupations. The Panama Canal is an essential living...

CBD

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),...

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,...

pirates robbers

Stemming the menace of sea piracy in Nigerian waters

The time has perhaps come when Nigeria should begin to take more drastic measures to stem the tide of sea piracy, which has assumed an alarming dimension in recent...

elections

2019 Elections: Entrenching democratic culture that endures 

On Saturday, Nigerians will be going to the polls again to elect leaders who will steer the ship of the Nigerian state for another four years in line with the provisions...

Apapa-Road

The future of Nigeria’s federal roads

The myth surrounding the development of Nigeria’s federal roads was last week broken with the Executive Order 007 of 2019. The Order titled Road Infrastructure...