Category: Reports

David Skov

Maritime Trade Facilitation and Economic Development in Africa

By David Skov   Introduction According to the African Development Bank, a significant decline in Africa’s poverty will require the continent’s GDP to grow at an...

Why tank farms remain unmovable from Apapa

Why tank farms remain unmovable from Apapa

Although it appears every Lagosian, especially residents of Apapa, and the Lagos port users want the tank farms on Apapa-Oshodi road to be moved to the hinterlands...

Makoko Ferry

Profiting from the plight of Makoko-Iwaya waterfront community in Lagos

The quest for more tourist centers in Lagos State, as a means of earning foreign exchange may have driven many to suggest the remodeling of Makoko/Iwaya waterfront...

oil-worker

Oil majors yet to relocate headquarters to Niger Delta

Although the federal government recently directed the oil majors in Nigeriato relocate their centre of operations to the Niger Delta, theorder is yet to be obeyed as...

Cargo hold cleaning

Cargo hold cleaning

When cargo holds are presented for loading cargoes in bulk and they are not sufficiently clean for the intended cargo, delays, off-hire and charter party disputes can...

pirates

Infographic: Nigerian pirate activity in 2016

The Gulf of Guinea continues to be one of the most dangerous bodies of water in the world for merchant shipping. Pirates from the Niger Delta region of Nigeria have been...

Nigeria's economic outlook in 2017

Nigeria’s economic outlook in 2017

By Ayo Teriba Global gluts and Nigeria’s growth and stability Nigeria’s economy came to be defined by recession and devaluation in 2016, pressing home the...

Finance Ministry denies knowledge of NNPC’s $3.5bn subsidy fund

Beware; greedy petrol attendants are fleecing you

“The beast for me is greed. Whether you read Dante, Swift, or any of these guys, it always boils down to the same thing: the corruption of the soul.”-Ben Nicholson....

east west road

East-West Road still a death trap despite official posturing

Penultimate year, the Rivers State Governor, NyesomWike, precipitated moves to rehabilitate some parts of East-West Road in Rivers State which had been consuming lives...

Somalia End of Piracy

What’s luring pirates back into a major shipping channel?

Struggling to push his small fishing boat out to sea, Hassan Yasin grumbles over what he and other coastal Somalis call a threat to their way of life: harassment by...

How to sail aboard world’s biggest megayacht

How to sail aboard world’s biggest megayacht

It takes a lot of good business to be able to afford a megayacht. But owning one is very, very bad business, according to Aaron Simpson, founder and group chairman of...

Intels

Empowering women in host communities

That host communities and multinational oil and gas companies operating in the oil producing areas of the Niger Delta region relate like cat and mouse is not unknown....