SIFAX Group boss, experts chart course for maritime sector’s growth

To achieve a greater level of growth in the country’s maritime sector, there is a need to devise a strategic framework that guarantees innovations and sustainable solutions that could address the problems in the industry. This was the submission of experts at the fourth edition of the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime (TAAM) Conference, which was held at the University of Lagos recently. In his speech, Otunba Kunle Folarin, Chairman, Nigerian Ports Consultative Council, explained Nigeria’s maritime sector has endowments that can transform the sector into becoming…

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LASU beats UNILAG to clinch 2019 Maritime Blueprint Competition

Students from the department of Law, Lagos State University have emerged winners of the 2019 Maritime Blue Print Competition after defeating law students from nine other universities. The competition, sponsored by SIFAX Group, is one of the activities of the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference, which is in its fourth edition and held in partnership with the Maritime Forum of the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. At the end of the keenly-contested debate involving the two finalists- University of Lagos and Lagos State University, the…

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Shasore leads discussions at Taiwo Afolabi Maritime Conference

Olasupo Shasore (SAN), former Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Lagos State from 2007- 2011 and Partner, African Law Practice, a leading commercial law firm in Nigeria will deliver the keynote address at this year’s Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference. The conference, which is in its 4th edition, will hold on Friday, September 13, 2019 at the JF Ade Ajayi Auditorium, University of Lagos. The conference, held in honour of Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Group Executive Vice-Chairman, SIFAX Group, is an initiative of the Maritime Forum, University…

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Sarumi, Folarin To Speak At Taiwo Afolabi Maritime Conference

Chief Adebayo Sarumi, former Managing Director, Nigeria Ports Authority and Otunba Kunle Folarin, Chairman, Nigerian Ports Consultative Forum, will lead other maritime experts and stakeholders at the third edition of the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference, which holds on August 17, 2018 at the University of Lagos. Chief Adebayo Sarumi will chair the conference while Otunba Kunle Folarin will deliver the keynote address. The conference, held in honour of Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Group Executive Vice-Chairman, SIFAX Group, is an initiative of the Maritime Forum, University of…

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Bowen, UNILAG, EKSU emerge winners of Maritime Blueprint Competition

Bowen University, Iwo; University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Ekiti State University (EKSU), have emerged winners of the Maritime Blueprint Competition in which law students from six universities participated. The competition, sponsored by SIFAX Group, is one of the activities of the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference, which is in its third edition and held in partnership with the Maritime Forum of the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. At the end of the keenly-contested competition, which used a debate format, Bowen University, Iwo, represented by Adekeye…

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Afolabi, Folarin, Sarumi proffer solutions to rising port costs

Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group, a multinational corporation with diverse interests in Maritime, Aviation, Haulage & Logistics, Oil & Gas and Hospitality, and other maritime experts have proffered solutions to address the challenge of rising port costs. These solutions were identified at the third edition of the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference which was held in honour of Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, Group Executive Vice-Chairman, SIFAX Group, in collaboration with The Maritime Forum, University of Lagos and SIFAX Group. Otunba Kunle Folarin, Chairman,…

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UNILAG, OAU, UNN emerge winners of Maritime Blueprint competition

University of Lagos, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife and University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) have emerged winners of the Maritime Blueprint Competition in which law students from eight universities participated. The competition, sponsored by SIFAX Group, is one of the activities of the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference, which is in its second edition and held in partnership with the Maritime Forum of the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. At the end of the keenly-contested competition, which used a debate format, University of Lagos…

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SIFAX Group, Experts urge FG to adopt PPP model for port infrastructure development

SIFAX Group, a multinational corporation with diverse interests in Maritime, Aviation, Haulage & Logistics, Oil & Gas and Hospitality, and other maritime experts have urged the Federal Government to adopt the public-private partnership (PPP) model to address the challenge of port infrastructure deficit. This was the unanimous conclusion of leading academic, business, legal and maritime experts who gathered for the second edition of the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference, a partnership between SIFAX Group and Maritime Forum of the University of Lagos, which was held on…

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Decline Crude Oil Earnings Should Shift Govt Focus to Maritime — SIFAX CEO

Dr. Taiwo Afolabi, the Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group, has urged the Federal Government to make a good use of the current economic challenges that have seen a sharp decline in crude oil earnings and naira exchange rate by paying more attention to the development of the country’s maritime sector. Speaking at the maiden edition of the Taiwo Afolabi Annual Maritime Conference held at the University of Lagos with the theme: “Africa's Maritime Capital: Nigeria and Her Potentials”, Afolabi said the maritime industry possessed the…

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