Category: Issues in the news

cargo scanner

Do you support that scanning operations at port be concessioned to private operators?

The concessionaires were in charge of our scanning units before eventual takeover by Nigeria Customs Service few years ago. Though the takeoff was encouraging but we had...

Nigeria Air

Should government abandon Nigeria Air project?

It is not a wise decision if the government wants to do so, looking at the benefits that could come out from such project in terms of employment opportunity, and the...

How can Nigeria avoid becoming a dumping ground as AfCFTA comes into force?

How can Nigeria avoid becoming a dumping ground as AfCFTA comes into force?

Nigeria cannot be a dumping ground for any trade transaction under the AfCFTA agreement. The protocols that provide the guidelines give member countries the power to...

Buhari signs anti-monopoly law

Should Nigeria sign the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement?

It is a shame that we are stepping back from something which will be a historical step taken by African countries by not signing the AfCFTA and as a country, we will be...

Sandra Iwu

Challenges facing female seafarers in Nigeria

Let me use myself as a case study. When I graduated from Federal College of Fishery and Marine Technology, I faced the challenge of securing space for my cadetship. The...

Buhari rejects Nigeria Maritime University bill

Buhari’s second term: What are your expectations for the maritime sector?

In the last four year of his tenure, a lot was expected of him for the sector but nothing was gotten. So now, what do we expect because it is still the same government...

Apapa-gridlock

Will Lilypond Transit Truck Park ease the Apapa gridlock?

Yes it will. The system introduced by NPA is a welcome development and I am happy with this plan to ease gridlock. It is a good initiative which brings orderliness in...

Lilypond Container Terminal

Should NPA convert Lilypond to Truck Terminal?

No because Lilypond is meant for containers and not for truck terminal. It is the first dry port in Nigeria and if the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) is thinking of...

Participants' comments on Ships & Ports Table Tennis Tournament 

Participants’ comments on Ships & Ports Table Tennis Tournament 

This competition right from inception has been a remarkable one and will continue to be. It has given all stakeholders in the maritime sector an opportunity to come...

Will the award of maritime security contract to an Israeli firm by NIMASA end criminal acts on Nigerian waters? 

There are two issues here: the award of contract to secure Nigerian waters to an Israeli firm, and whether that decision will bring to an end the criminal acts on...

What should the government do to make eastern ports more viable?

I think the government should be able to liberalise the ports, make it more effective for more ships to come. When you talk about challenge of insecurity, it is the...

CRFFN

Should the Council for Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) be scrapped since it has failed to sanitize the industry after over 10 years?

Scrapping it is illegal and abuse of the principle of rule of law. Don’t forget that the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) is a...

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