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‘New national fleet will create wealth, employment for Nigerians’

Gulf of Guinea Piracy: A Reality Or Farce?

• NSC expresses commitment to re-introduce cargo trackers at seaports The Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council (NSC), Hassan Bello, has declared that a private sector-led national fleet will aid Federal Government’s economic diversification drive, create wealth, and provide massive employment ...

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Nigeria, others urged to leverage AfCFTA for local production of pharmaceutical products

Nigeria, others urged to leverage AfCFTA for local production of pharmaceutical products

With the African Continental Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) now in force, it was time for the continent to increase domestic production of pharmaceutical products and end over dependence on imported medicines, stakeholders have said. The AfCFTA, they agreed, provides an opportunity ...

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Experts proffer strategies for sustainable family business conglomerates

Experts proffer strategies for sustainable family business conglomerates

To achieve sustainable growth of business, experts have called for the use of suitably qualified external consultants to boost limited in-house capacity and expertise needed to carry out a thorough business transformation. Specifically, the Partner, Executive Edge Limited, Lagos, Dr. ...

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AIB gets new conditions of service

AIB gets new conditions of service

The Federal Government has approved a new condition of service for the Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB). The approval, conveyed in a letter dated June 25, 2019 and sent to the Bureau from the office of the Head of Civil Service ...

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At least 45 killed in Nigeria fuel tanker blast

At least 45 killed in Nigeria fuel tanker blast

At least 45 people were killed and more than 100 injured in central Nigeria when a petrol tanker crashed and then exploded as people gathered fuel, emergency services said Tuesday. The truck overturned near shops while travelling through the village ...

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Customs Intercept Contrabands Worth Over N10m At Seme

SEME Customs Rakes In N1.9bn In Two Months

  By Kenneth Jukpor   In the last two weeks, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Seme Border Area Command, has intercepted some contraband items worth over N10 million, including women hair, table waters, expired ginger drinks, foreign parboiled rice, among others. ...

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Ikorodu Boat Mishap: 10 Dead, 8 Missing, 3 Survivors

99 Persons Die In Boat Mishaps In Kebbi, Niger, Lagos Submitted

21 Passengers Without Life Jackets – NIWA By Kenneth Jukpor The National Inland Waterways Authority has confirmed the occurrence of a boat mishap in Lagos over the weekend, reporting that ten (10) persons have been confirmed dead with only three ...

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CITN changes leadership baton

CITN changes leadership baton

The Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), has elected new officers to steer the affairs of the institute for the next two years. Following the successful conduct of the 27th yearly general meeting of the institute, Dr. Cyril Ikemefuna ...

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Nigeria’s ‘dead capital’ rises to $900 billion

Nigeria’s ‘dead capital’ rises to $900 billion

Latest report by the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), has revealed that Nigeria needs to unlock as much as $900billion worth of dead capital to increase economic activities and stimulate growth. In a new report titled, ‘Bringing dead capital to life – What ...

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NCDMB disburses $160 million in two years, reads riot act to IoCs

NCDMB disburses $160 million in two years, reads riot act to IoCs

Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Simbi Wabote, yesterday, said about $160 million has been disbursed in the past two years to develop capacity of indigenous oil and gas companies. Speaking at the ongoing yearly, ...

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More bodies recovered in Lagos boat mishap

More bodies recovered in Lagos boat mishap

The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) yesterday said one more body had been recovered, now making seven persons confirmed dead in a Saturday night boat mishap on Lagos waterway. General Manager of the agency, Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, told newsmen that ...

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Nigeria promises compliance as OPEC extends cut

Non-passage of PIB, regulations drag about $100b oil projects

…Kyari hinges nation’s revenue on oil prices, production Nigeria, whose crude production exceeds its quota under an OPEC/non-OPEC supply accord, is working to improve its compliance, Head of the Nigerian Delegation to the meeting, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, said on Monday. ...

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Yemilicious Yemi

Yemilicious Yemi

Mrs Oluwayemisi Mafe is a Marketing Communications professional with over 20 years’ experience in Consultancy, Social Enterprise, Banking, E-Commerce and Insurance. Presently, she heads the Brand Communications department of SUNU Assurances Nigeria Plc., a member of SUNU Group. She was ...

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Nigeria pioneers Opening Banking in Africa

Nigeria pioneers Opening Banking in Africa

Nigeria has signified a strong desire to become the first country in Africa, to officially adopt an Open Banking standard, which defines how financial data is created, shared and accessed. This is a system, which also provides users with a ...

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Experts see inflow of fund in securities with CBN-backed mortgage loan

FG’s domestic debt rises by N1.26tn

The pronouncement by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) that it would develop a framework to enable banks securitise mortgages loans has continued to gain wide commendation, as stockbrokers, at the weekend, said the implementation would create mortgage backed assets ...

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How Benin’s import policy threatens Nigeria’s economy

How Benin’s import policy threatens Nigeria’s economy

Crude palm oil producers and processors in the country have called on the Federal Government to close its borders with the Republic of Benin for allegedly sabotaging Nigeria’s economic interest. Specifically, the local producers are accusing the Benin Republic of ...

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Transport Experts To Converge At MMS Plus 2019 Leadership Lecture, Awards

Transport sector veterans in the private and public sectors are set to converge in Lagos for the third edition of the annual Transport Leadership Lecture and Awards as icons ponder a road-map for responsive and accountable leadership in the transport ...

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Port Access Roads: From Presidential Order To Hypnosis As Operators Mourn

Terminal operators say Lagos ports not congested

· How poor infrastructure affects farm produce export By Kenneth Jukpor Despite the numerous trending video clips of free flow of traffic in Apapa and the recent assurance by Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo that the government is adopting short-term, ...

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Women In Shipping: Problems and Prospects

Women In Shipping: Problems and Prospects

Most people still perceive the shipping industry as a male dominated industry and this is the reason why women refrain from choosing it as a career. Other women also avoid the industry because of physical harassment and violence or severe ...

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Why Freight Forwarders Are Against Explosives Detectors At Airports – Chris

By Okuneye Moyosola Paul Chris is the Chairman of Africa Association of Professional Freight Forwarders and Logistics of Nigeria (APFFLON), Airport Chapter. In this interview with MMS Plus, he highlighted the reasons why freight forwarders do not support the introduction ...

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