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Lagos Port Crisis Shows Railway Value In Seaport Development- NPA Boss

Lagos Port Crisis Shows Railway Value In Seaport Development- NPA Boss

The Managing Director of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms. Hadiza Bala-Usman has stressed that the numerous challenges facing Tin Can and Apapa ports highlight the pertinent role of rail transportation in seaport development. According to the NPA Managing Director, rail ...

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Improved Cargo Traffic May Not Lead To Increased Revenue – Compt. Abba-Kura

Apapa Customs Intercepts Ambulance With N2.8m Tramadol

By Kenneth Jukpor Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) is still computing its cumulative revenue generated for the first half of 2019 but several Command’s have revealed theirs as most recorded increase in revenue generation when compared to 2018; however no Command’s ...

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Fowler lauds JTB’s new tax scheme, hopeful of returns

Fowler lauds JTB’s new tax scheme, hopeful of returns

Chairman of the Joint Tax Board (JTB), Babatunde Fowler, has stated that the Tax Identification Number (TIN) Registration System and Consolidated National Taxpayers Database introduced by the JTB will ensure efficiency and output of the entire tax administration process and ...

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ABCON wants end to all economic subsidies

ABCON wants end to all economic subsidies

The Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) has called for an end to the continued fuel and foreign exchange subsidies to address structural defects in the economy. The association, in its Quarter Economic Review report for the ...

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Investors count losses as stock market wobbles under unending illiquidity, low confidence

Investors count losses as stock market wobbles under unending illiquidity, low confidence

Before the inauguration of President Muhammadu Buhari in the first term of his administration on May 29, 2015, the stock market had long lost some gains recorded during the boom period of 2003 to the global financial crisis of 2008. ...

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Beyond ‘Insanity’: Dalhatu As A Hero

Beyond ‘Insanity’: Dalhatu As A Hero

Beyond the assertion that Nura Dalhatu has been confirmed mentally ill, certain aspects of his drama still beggars belief and the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) remains far from unraveling the mystery which transpired at the Customs headquarters in Abuja, recently. ...

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BEARS: Sekonte’s ‘Political’ Sleep

BEARS: Sekonte’s ‘Political’ Sleep

Guess who was caught sleeping on duty last week? It was the amiable Executive Director, Marine and Operations at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Dr. Sekonte Davies during a courtesy visit of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders ...

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Single-Window Can Curb Corruption, Non-Compliance At Nigerian Ports – Oluremi

Single-Window Can Curb Corruption, Non-Compliance At Nigerian Ports - Oluremi

By Okuneye Moyosola Mr. Abilahan Oluremi is the President of Postgraduate Maritime Students Association at the University of Lagos (UNILAG). He inspired his colleagues to establish an annual maritime week programme and MMS Plus was there for the maiden edition. ...

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BULLS: NPA ‘Promo’

BULLS: NPA 'Promo'

Mallam Isa Suwaid and Mrs. Nana Yakubu are two of the newest General Managers at the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA). Suwaid, formerly Assistant General Manager, Corporate & Strategic Communications has been promoted to General Manager, NPA Superannuation Fund; while Nana ...

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Drone Technology And Its Benefits To Airports

Drone Technology And Its Benefits To Airports

By Okuneye Moyosola Over the last five years, the use of small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) also known as drones have exploded within the U.S. According to Time Magazine, some 3 million drones were sold worldwide in 2017 and more ...

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Eastern Ports’ Insecurity: NPA Asks Operators To Direct Complaints To NIMASA, Navy

Eastern Ports’ Insecurity: NPA Asks Operators To Direct Complaints To NIMASA, Navy

· Terminals demand 10% discount for all vessels · PTOL acquires new stackers, announces improved services By Kenneth Jukpor Worried by the incessant complaints from Eastern port operators as a result of the high cost of security, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has ...

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2019 Half Year Rating: How Shippers’ Council, NIWA, NiMET Fared

2019 Half Year Rating: How Shippers’ Council, NIWA, NiMET Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor & Okuneye Moyosola MMS Plus brings you an assessment of the major parastatals in the transport sector for the first half of the year 2019. The first six months was centered on pre-election, elections and post-election drama, ...

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Zakari, Obaseki, Others Set For 2019 MMS Transport Leadership Lecture

Zakari, Obaseki, Others Set For 2019 MMS Transport Leadership Lecture

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transportation, Alhaji Sabiu Zakari and the Governor of Edo State, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, are set to lead veteran transport stakeholders to the 2019 MMS Transport Leadership Lecture/ Awards. Zakari, confirmed his availability to grace ...

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Oil Drilling Rig Isn’t A Vessel Under Cabotage Act

Oil Drilling Rig Isn't A Vessel Under Cabotage Act

* Appeal Court Rules Against NIMASA By Kenneth Jukpor The Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos has ruled that an oil drilling rig is not a vessel and is not engaged in coastal trading (cabotage) within the meaning of Sections ...

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APM Terminals Fingered In Scandalous Tramadol Seizure

APM Terminals Fingered In Scandalous Tramadol Seizure

·  As Customs Intercepts Ambulance With N2.8m Tramadol By Kenneth Jukpor One of the leading terminal operators in the country, AP Moller Terminals has been linked to a shocking seizure as the Apapa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) ...

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FG Must Create Enabling Environment For Local Airlines – Fadugba

By Moyosola Okuneye The Federal government has been urged to create an enabling environment for domestic airlines to flourish and operate effectively. The Chief Executive Officer of African Aviation Services Limited, Nick Fadugba made this plea at the 23rd  Conference ...

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Customs Arrests 2 APM Terminals Workers Over Tramadol Theft

Customs Arrests 2 APM Terminals Workers Over Tramadol Theft

 As management denies One of the leading terminal operators in the country, AP Moller Terminals has been linked to a shocking seizure as the Apapa Area Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) foiled attempts by some suspects to smuggle ...

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DPR to sanction operators for non-compliance to production data

DPR to sanction operators for non-compliance to production data

With about 2,616 wells accounting for Nigeria’s daily oil production, the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), has said it will sanction erring operators in the oil and gas industry who fail to report their operations into the National Production Monitoring ...

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Bears drag stock market index further by 0.6 per cent

Bears drag stock market index further by 0.6 per cent

Bears retained their hold on the equities sector of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), as sell pressure extended to the fourth trading session of the week, causing the All-share index to slump further by 0.6 percent. Yesterday, the All-Share Index ...

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Aviation Experts Call For Favorable,Consistent Policies In The Sector

·       Demand Performance Assessment for Ministers, Agency heads By Moyosola Okuneye Aviation experts have advised the Federal Government to ensure consistency in policy in order to encourage more investment in the sector even as they condemned inconsistency in policies, saying ...

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