Category: Periscope

NPA and the fallacy of port congestion

NPA and the fallacy of port congestion

Nigerian ports, contrary to widely held notion, are not congested. The ports in Lagos are certainly not congested. What we have at hand in Apapa, Lagos is severe road...

Tin Can Port

My Maritime Man of the Year 2018

Unionism in Nigeria’s maritime industry, prior to post-port reform regime, was synonymous with thuggery, banditry and hooliganism. Prior to the 2006 port reform...

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The Nigerian bookstore as a dinosaur

It has been a busy year and my promise this holiday season was to spend as much time as possible with the family. The adorable young man of the house, I suppose like...

INTELS

INTELS and drama of cannibalistic politics

By Peter Ibie Keyhole views of the mass hysteria generated by the termination of the pilotage contract between Integrated Logistics Services (INTELS) Nigeria Limited,...

blue-economy

Blue economy legal and institutional frameworks: The Nigerian challenge

By Capt (NN) Sunday Daniel Atakpa Three countries considered as being in the forefront of blue economy implementation – Republics of Ireland, Seychelles and South...

CRFFN

Anambra solution to CRFFN crisis

By Bolaji Akinola Regular readers of this column will certainly require little or no education about the controversy that has dogged the Council for the Regulation of...

Customs reveals importer, ship that brought pump action rifles into Nigeria 

From Turkey with guns 

By Bolaji Akinola While Benin Republic and China are systematically undermining Nigeria economically, Turkey seems interested in the destruction of the precious lives of...

Warri port dredging to gulp N50bn – Usman

Why media war will not serve NPA’s best interest

By Bolaji Akinola Perhaps there are people behind the scene advising the Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms. Hadiza Bala Usman to make certain...

Audu Ogbeh

Audu Ogbeh and the illusion of yam export

By Bolaji Akinola A chanced meeting with a clearing agent on Creek Road, Apapa on Tuesday last week was a stark reminder of our leaders’ erroneous perception of...

lagos-port

Why progress eludes maritime sector 

By Bolaji Akinola We’ve been here before. We’ve gone through this motion over and over again – it is motion without progress; activity devoid of...

bonded vehicle terminals.

Tariff on imported vehicles: Osinbajo should fulfill APC’s campaign promise

By Bolaji Akinola While addressing a town hall meeting of political stakeholders in Ondo State shortly before the 2015 general election, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, then...

screening point

The avoidable mess at our airports 

By Bolaji Akinola The motor park mentality, which is a recipe for chaos, has found its way into our airports. It has always been there but current trends reveal it is...