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Nigeria for fresh $3b World Bank power loan

Nigeria for fresh $3b World Bank power loan

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, yesterday said the Federal Government’s request for a $3 billion World Bank loan to finance the power sector was at the verge of being granted.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted her making ...

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Sealed marts: Car dealers demand N10bn, LCCI berates customs

Sealed marts: Car dealers demand N10bn, LCCI berates customs

An association of car dealers in Lagos State has asked the Nigeria Customs Service to immediately open their sealed car marts and pay them N10bn compensation within 30 days or be ready to face a court action. The NCS had ...

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‘Why Customs created Kebbi border points’

‘Why Customs created Kebbi border points’

The Comptroller General of Customs, Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (retd.), said the Nigeria Customs Service created the Kebbi State Area Command to improve revenue generation opportunities from the eight border stations in the state. The Comptroller General, who made the ...

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CBN opposes MTN over mobile banking transaction access

CBN opposes MTN over mobile banking transaction access

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, has kicked against MTN Nigeria’s plan to start charging its subscribers for Unstructured Supplementary Service Data access to banking services from Monday (today). The governor said this during a media briefing ...

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Demystifying Local Aircraft MRO’s Challenges In Nigeria

Demystifying Local Aircraft MRO's Challenges In Nigeria

By Okuneye Moyosola A maintenance facility, otherwise known as Maintenance and Repair Organization (MRO), is an essential requirement in civil aviation, to ensure aircraft are top-notch, airworthy for passengers and cargo without the fear of falling off the sky. Aircraft ...

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Africa To Lose Colossal Freight Earnings Despite Regional Trade Agreement

Africa To Lose Colossal Freight Earnings Despite Regional Trade Agreement

·  Shipowners, Freight Agents, others urged to form influential groups By Kenneth Jukpor Despite the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) estimated to boost intra-African trade by 52% by 2022, African shipowners have expressed concern that the region would miss out ...

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Late Mrs. Promise Anaroke: Epitome Of Goodness

Late Mrs. Promise Anaroke: Epitome Of Goodness

Late Mrs. Promise Anaroke’s death was untimely. It is sad and words can’t aptly describe the grief of the family, friends, colleagues and the entire maritime industry. However, as encomiums continue to pour in for her from the maritime sector ...

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Ebelicious Ebele

Ebelicious Ebele

Mrs. Ebele Okoye is the General Manager, Customer Service /SERVICOM, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria (FAAN). She is a beautiful woman who places value on relationships. She loves reading and travelling. Ebele wishes you an ‘ebelicious’ week.

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BULLS: NSCDC, Navy Collabo

BULLS: NSCDC, Navy Collabo

The Nigerian Navy on Friday last week said it arrested seven alleged impostors parading themselves as security personnel in Port Harcourt. Base Operations Officer, Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) Pathfinder, Port Harcourt, Commodore Murtala Rogo, said this when handing over the ...

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BEARS: Onitsha Twin Tanker Accidents

BEARS: Onitsha Twin Tanker Accidents

At least five persons died in the Wednesday tanker fire in Onitsha, Anambra State. A woman and her child were victims as forty buildings and hundreds of shops were also torched in the disaster caused by the derailing of a ...

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Nigerian Land Borders Only Contribute 2% Customs Revenue – Ayalogu

Nigerian Land Borders Only Contribute 2% Customs Revenue – Ayalogu

By Kenneth Jukpor The Deputy Controller (DC) Tariff and Trade, Customs Headquarters, Ayalogu Anthony has an exclusive chat with MMS Plus newspaper recently at the night of engagement on ease of doing business organized by the Presidential Enabling Business Environment ...

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Improving Aircraft Reliability And Safety

Improving Aircraft Reliability And Safety

If there’s one situation where we expect total reliability, it’s when we’re about to board an airplane. Aircraft reliability is a function of an organizational culture that supports people working in a disciplined way to perform many different activities: preventive, ...

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The Un-promised Exit Of Promise

The Un-promised Exit Of Mrs. Promise Sends Shocks

Death is a path of equity that we all must travel. However, only good name defeats death. Hon. Mrs. Promise Anaroke is dead but she lives on in the lives of many  business, political and maritime industry players. She passed ...

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Riders Permit Isn’t National Drivers’ License -FRSC

Riders Permit Isn't National Drivers' License -FRSC

Owing to the growing rate at which tricycle and motorcycle operators mistake Riders Permit issued in their respective states for the National Drivers License (NDL), the Federal Road Safety Corps has clarified that they are two different documents and permit ...

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FG Urged To Formulate Policies To Support Women In Maritime

FG Urged To Formulate Policies To Support Women In Maritime

Maritime industry stakeholders have admonished the Federal Government to encourage more women participation the maritime sector by initiating policies that support women in the industry. This was the crux of the maiden annual conference of African Women in Maritime (WIMA)– ...

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How To Create A Cargo Airline Business Plan

How To Create A Cargo Airline Business Plan

This article provides a briefing on how to take an idea, outline it on paper, and implement the idea resulting in launch of commercial operations. The subject matter concentrates on how to develop a business plan for an air cargo ...

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FG, States, LGs Share N693.529bn For September

FG, States, LGs Share N693.529bn For September

The Federation Account Allocation Committee has shared a total of N693.529bn to the three tiers of government for the month of September 2019. The amount comprises revenue from the Value Added Tax, exchange gain and gross statutory revenue. FAAC also ...

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NSE Calls For Increased Collaboration With Market Operators

NSE Calls For Increased Collaboration With Market Operators

The Nigerian Stock Exchange has called for an increase in collaboration with capital market operators. The Chief Executive Officer, NSE, Mr Oscar Onyema, while speaking during the closing gong ceremony of the Association of Securities Dealing Houses of Nigeria, restated ...

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IT Projects In MDAs Recorded Massive Failure – NITDA

The National Information Technology Development Agency has revealed that ‘wide-scale failure’ was recorded in information technology projects executed by the ministries, departments and agencies of the Federal Government. The Director-General of the agency, Kashifu Abdullahi, disclosed this at a Public ...

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FG approves N10 billion for Enugu airport repairs

FG approves N10 billion for Enugu airport repairs

The Federal Government yesterday approved the sum of N10 billion for the rehabilitation of the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu. President Muhammad Buhari, via his twitter handle, disclosed the approval on Thursday. Buhari in his tweet stated: “I have approved ...

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