Category: Reports

Group lauds NPA for addressing Apapa gridlock

The hidden culprits of Apapa gridlock

  To the average Nigerian, the traffic nightmare notoriously known as the ‘Apapa gridlock’ is caused by trucks entering and exiting the Lagos ports to evacuate...

Trading remains restricted at Seme border on third day 

Maximising gains of border closure through import duty reduction

  There is no doubt that Nigeria’s border closure, especially the Benin-Seme border, has dealt a severe blow to the thriving vehicles smuggling business across...

South African Foreign Affairs Minister, Naledi Pandor

Pandor’s audacious Insult on Nigeria

  Amidst the brewing diplomatic row between Nigeria and South Africa sparked by the latest massive burning of business premises and looting of property belonging to...

Are seafarers becoming more unhappy?

Are seafarers becoming more unhappy?

The Seafarers Happiness Index platform from the Mission to Seafarers charity was originally founded in 2015 and is designed to monitor and benchmark seafarer...

Buhari rejects Nigeria Maritime University bill

The raging controversy over withdrawal of forex for food imports

There has been considerable controversy regarding the recent directive by the President, Mohammadu Buhari, to the Central Bank of Nigeria to stop allocating foreign...

NAFDAC impounds 45 containers of tramadol at seaports

Curbing the tramadol menace

The Nigeria Customs Service and the National Agency for Food, Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) among other sister agencies demonstrated commendable cooperation...

National shipping carrier: Revisiting another failed venture

National shipping carrier: Revisiting another failed venture

Former Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, stirred the hornet’s nest as he was leaving office early last month. During a valedictory meeting with maritime...

Gulf of Guinea, East Africa record increased pirate attacks in 2017  

How to stop pirates plaguing West Africa 

Remember those Somali pirates? Earlier this decade, they brazenly hijacked giant oil tankers, demanded ransoms in the millions of dollars, and gave Tom Hanks yet another...

How Petrogress MD faked pirate attack, abduction of seafarers — Navy 

MT Apecus ‘hijack’ and matters arising

The story of the reported hijack of a Palau flagged vessel, MT Apecus, off Bonny coast in the Niger Delta and the subsequent revelations on the ship deserves more than a...

Apapa gridlock: Lagos acquires land for trailer park in Ojo

The presidential ultimatum to trucks on Apapa roads

The President, Mohamadu Buhari, on Wednesday last week issued an ultimatum to truck owners to vacate the Apapa port access roads and bridges within 72 hours. He also...

Customs to commerce electronic cargo tracking in 2019- Ali

Scanners, 100% examination and Nigeria Customs Service

From all indications, what gave rise to the recent deployment of another Customs unit, known as Customs Strike Force, to the ports was the perception by the Customs high...

Buhari signs anti-monopoly law

NIWA bill, other maritime bills and presidential assent

Recently, President Mohammadu Buhari denied assent to the National Inland Waterways Authority Amendment bill. The bill, which seeks to amend the existing National...