Category: Editorial

Beyond arrest of alleged killers of GWVS boss NIMASA

Last Monday the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) paraded 10 persons suspected to be the alleged killers of the Managing Director of Global...

Of the new Lagos State Traffic Law and port operations

Penultimate Thursday, the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, signed the new Lagos State Traffic Law. Many Lagosians are excited about the law, because...

Has the ‘banana peel’ syndrome spread to NPA?

The firing and hiring of chief executives of government organisations in the Nigerian maritime industry is a recurrent decimal, and, therefore, stakeholders are not...

Storm over CRFFN accreditation of freight forwarding associations

For industry watchers, cases of disagrements between persons within a particular feight forwarding association and persons in different organisations is legendary, with...

The truth in Customs’ sermon on zero tolerance for corruption

When Alhaji Dikko Inde Abdullahi was appointed the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), promoting zero tolerance for corruption was listed as part...

Between the Presidential Committee on Port Reforms and Customs agents, who is lying?

For a couple of weeks now, the issue of the purported return of evicted agencies from the nation’s ports has occupied the front burner, drawing the ire of notable...

UMAR AND SULEIMAN: Who copied who?

All through last week, from Monday to Friday, the Port Management Association of West and Central Africa (PMAWCA) held its 35thAnnual Council Meeting and 11th...

How NIMASA could do real good with the current re-jigging of NSDP

Obviously disenchanted by the lukewarm attitude by most state governments and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration, the Nigerian Maritime Administration...

Now that the trucks are off the Lagos Ports access roads, what next?

Motorists, especially port users, have been having a nice time plying the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and other roads leading to the port city of Apapa, Lagos, hosting two...

Finding real solutions to trade facilitation

Good governance exists only when there is synergy and symbolic relationship between the government and the governed – the public and private sectors. When there is...

On 75 % of agents being unprofessional

Invasion of the maritime industry by non-professionals has been a major cry of practitioners in the maritime industry. There is no subsector in the maritime industry...

Ensuring just and equitable disbursement of CVFF

Ships & Ports reported months back that the names of six indigenous companies have been forwarded to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA)...