Category: Editorial

Apapa gridlock

Wharf landing fees and Apapa gridlock

No law in Lagos State, in recent time, has elicited as much public outcry and resistance as the Wharf Landing Fees Law No. 5 of 2009. The law was introduced during the...

NRC to test run Lagos-Abeokuta rail line

The intractable high cost of projects in Nigeria

There is no gainsaying that one of the major reasons for infrastructure deficit in Nigeria is the high cost of projects execution. Every project in Nigeria is believed...

warri-port

Proposed Warri port and Nigeria’s quest for new seaports

Amidst the dwindling fortunes of Nigerian ports, manifesting in drop in ship and cargo traffic, Nigerian authorities are pushing for development of new seaports. Modern...

Apapa Gridlock

Addressing the root cause of Apapa traffic congestion

So much has been written and said about the infamous Apapa gridlock. In fact, no subject has attracted as much protracted attention and press coverage in Nigeria over...

Breaking down stereotypes in a male-dominated industry

Breaking down stereotypes in a male-dominated industry

Breaking down gender stereotypes in the maritime industry is not just important in its own right, it is also beneficial for the industry as a whole. That was one of the...

Customs CG Hameed Ali

Is Nigeria Customs Service becoming a lawless agency?

This is a compelling question considering the deluge of accusations and allegations against the Customs officials in recent time. As a matter of fact, at no time has the...

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...

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