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BULLS: Ubon’s Living Legacy

BULSS: Ubon’s Living Legacy

Ubon Akpan was a former president of the Maritime Reporters Association of Nigeria (MARAN) and a founding member of the League of Maritime Editors and Publishers (LOMEP). He had a colourful career as a journalist with over 33 years experience ...

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BEARS: Beer Parlour Levels

BEARS: Beer Parlour Levels

Beer parlour is seen as a place to relax and enjoy yourself, obviously with a bottle of beer. However, a beer parlour can also be used categorize or classify people. At a recent event organized by the Presidential Task Team ...

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How CBN’s Forex Policies Inhibit Trade – Aniebonam

How CBN's Forex Policies Inhibit Trade – Aniebonam

By Kenneth Jukpor Dr. Boniface Aniebonam is the Founder of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF). In this interview, he bares his mind on pertinent issues relating to freight forwarding practice in the country. Aniebonam identified some ...

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AIB, Air Peace Rift: A Tale of Two Halves

Air Peace Begins Dubai Flight

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) recently accused Air Peace of failure to report accidents or serious incidents to the bureau at the exact time the incidents had occurred. However, Air Peace disagreed with the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB), over allegations ...

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Majestic Morin

Majestic Morin

Morin Desalu is the Managing Director, Riskwatch Insurance Brokers. She  earned the degree Master of Business Administration from the University of Sheffield and proceeded to work at Lloyds’ of London as an Aviation Placing Broker for Jardine Insurance Brokers. She ...

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Why We Block Licenses At Tin Can Island Port – Customs

Why We Block Licenses At Tin Can Island Port - Customs

By Kenneth Jukpor In recent times, freight agents have picked on the Tin Can Island Customs Command for numerous challenges ranging from numerous alerts to blockage of licenses. In this interview with MMS Plus, the Command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO) ...

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Nigeria’s Daily Oil Production Now 2.2mb At $22 Per Barrel Production Cost

NNPC seeks military support on assets’ protection, exploration

Nigeria’s daily oil production has exceeded the 2.3 million barrel per day benchmark for the 2019 budget. The Former Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Maikanti Baru, disclosed this in Abuja, last week during a discussion with ...

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Bad Weather: Bane Of Flight Operations In Nigeria

Bad Weather: Bane Of Flight Operations In Nigeria

By Okuneye Moyosola Weather-related  delays in the aviation  sector  will  always  occur,  however, through effective  delay  management systems  and  improved  weather  forecasting,  the  impact  and  duration  of such delays can be significantly reduced. The effect of bad weather can also ...

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FG Evaluates 250 Companies For 178 Gas Flare Points

FG Evaluates 250 Companies For 178 Gas Flare Points

The Federal Government, through the steering committee of Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme (NGFCP),has commenced prequalification of over 250 companies that have submitted their expression of interest to bid for 178 flaring points across the crude oil production fields in ...

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U.S Surpasses Nigeria In Oil Exports, Slashes Imports

Nigeria lost 22m barrels of crude to theft in six months

The US has significantly reduced imports of Nigerian crude oil in the past few years as the oil produced in its shale operations is similar to Nigeria’s crude. Its oil imports from Nigeria plunged to 9.599 million barrels in the ...

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Rivers Govt Promises Support For NLNG’s Train 7 Project

NLNG Awards Contract For Construction Of Train 7 At Bonny Plant

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom  Wike, has declared that the State Government would support the Train 7 project of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited because of its potential to create about 15,000 jobs and enhance the economy of the ...

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NNPC To Resume Oil Search In Lake Chad Basin

NNPC Agrees to $2.5bn Financing with Chinese Lender for Pipeline Project

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is set to resume oil search in the Lake Chad basin once it gets the needed green light from security agencies. This is as the Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed has expressed optimism over ...

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Banks Prepared to Fund Rehabilitation Of Nigeria’s Refineries – NNPC

Banks Prepared to Fund Rehabilitation Of Nigeria’s Refineries – NNPC

The outgoing Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr Maikanti Baru, has disclosed bank’s readiness to fund the rehabilitation of the nation’s ailing refineries. After efforts to secure offshore funding for the rehabilitation of the refineries proved ...

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FAAN To Commence Rehabilitation Of Enugu Airport Runway

Reps To Probe Collapse Of Enugu Airport Runway

The Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) , Capt. Hamisu Yadudu has said FAAN will soon commence a complete rehabilitation of the Akanu Ibiam International airport, Enugu runway as the Federal Ministry of Aviation and its consultants have ...

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Koffi Emerges New PMAWCA Secretary General

Koffi Emerges New PMAWCA Secretary General

The Ports Management Association in West and Central Africa (PMAWCA) has elected Mr. Jean Marie Koffi, as the new Secretary General of the body. Mr. Koffi who is from the Port of Abidjan, Cote D’voire, defeated two other contestants, IliyasuIdrisu ...

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MAN, CIBN rally support for clamp­down on smugglers

MAN, CIBN rally support for clamp­down on smugglers

• Say CBN freezing of culprits’ accounts will boost diversification drive  Real sector operators and the banking industry have rallied support for the recent clampdown of smugglers by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), as it prepares to freeze the ...

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Shareholder group criticises new recapitalisation directive

Government insists on recapitalisation of insurance industry

Shareholders under the aegis of the Independent Shareholders Association of Nigeria (ISAN) have condemned the new capital regime for insurance industry recently announced by the National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) just as they are making efforts to protect their investments in ...

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‘New NNPC appointments to spur reserves’ increase, reforms’

Saudi refinery attack shocking –NNPC

Stakeholders in the oil and gas sector have expressed confidence in the appointment of a new management team for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), describing it as a move to shore up reserves and reposition the corporation. Petroleum Technology ...

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UN tasks Nigeria on entrepreneurship, job creation

UN tasks Nigeria on entrepreneurship, job creation

While many countries have already harnessed demographic dividend, Nigeria, among other Africa countries, still lag behind, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), has said.UNFPA disclosed that the population of the world has doubled in the last 43 years, moving from ...

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Telecos take NCAA to federal government over mast demolition plan

Telcos Decry Abuja Land Restriction, Seek Intervention

Telecommunications operators in the country have urged of the federal government to call the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) to order over its threat to decommission telecoms masts around airports. Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) said any ...

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