Category: Editorial

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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...

UN says Nigerian migrants face unimaginable horrors in Libya

Illegal Migration: Nigeria’s Albatross 

For some years now, the Nigerian youth has regrettably been leaving the country in droves, in search of greener pastures in other parts of the world. Their usual...

Minister asks electricity agency to open offices in ports

Nigeria’s charity should begin at home

Recently, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, was reported to have announced that the Federal Government had approved $500,000, 350 electoral kits and...

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When Nigeria’s N9.3bn no longer secures its oil pipelines 

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) recently announced an alarming increase in the spate of pipeline vandalism across the country. The state oil company...

Somali region once riddled with pirates sees peaceful power transfer

Somali region once riddled with pirates sees peaceful power transfer

By Abdiqani Hassan and Omar Mohammed A region of war-ravaged Somalia elected a new president on Tuesday, a peaceful transfer of power in a part of the country notorious...