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Our Efforts At Decongesting The Ports – Jerry Oche

Our Efforts At Decongesting The Ports - Jerry Oche

By Oyeniyi Iwakun Engr. Jerry Oche is the Lagos Railway District Manager (RDM). In this exclusive interview with MMS Plus, he appraised the activities of the district in the past eight  months, explained the district’s efforts in decongesting the ports and ...

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Ambode, Fayose To Bag Honours As Gender Friendly Governors

Ambode, Fayose To Bag Honours As Gender Friendly Governors

By Efobi Anthonia The 2017 Edition of MMS Plus Woman of Fortune Hall of Fame (WoFHoF) is set to celebrate gender friendly governors with the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode and the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose ...

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BULLS: Hauwa’s Wedding Bells 

BULLS: Ali's Customs Makes History

The wedding bells were rolled out and there was plenty to cheer about for the General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communications, Mr. Abdullahi Goje last week, as his beautiful daughter Hauwa Abdullahi Goje walked down the aisle in style. Goje ...

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BEARS: Dis-Collaboration

BEARS: SON Goofs

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) seems to lack the necessary investigative skills to handle the bout of illegal arms shipment into the country. The Comptroller General of Customs (CGC), Hameed Ali in defense of this criticism against  the Customs has ...

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Entrepreneurship is the recognition and exploitation of market opportunities. Recognizing that an opportunity exists is not enough; to be entrepreneurial involves the pursuit of that opportunity. Therefore, being an entrepreneur involves both cognition and behavior. As a state of mind, ...

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BALLAST WATER MANAGMENT CONVENTION: What Nigerian Stakeholders Must Know?

BALLAST WATER MANAGMENT CONVENTION: What Nigerian Stakeholders Must Know?

By Ada Montserrat Okeke, LL.B (Durham), LL.B (IMLI, Malta), B.L INTRODUCTION Shipping is essential to the global economy; over 90% of all global trade is carried by ships.[1] Nigeria is a maritime nation; with a coastline measuring over 853 kilometres, a 12 ...

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NAICOM suspends licence issuance, preaches consolidation

NAICOM suspends licence issuance, preaches consolidation

The Commissioner for Insurance, Alhaji Mohammed Kari, has said that the National Insurance Commission has refused to issue new operational licences to insurance firms because it is better for the industry to embrace consolidation than to start new companies. Kari ...

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FG To  Pay Former Nigeria Airways Workers

FG To  Pay Former Nigeria Airways Workers

The Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika may have put to rest the agitation of ex workers of liquidated Nigeria Airways with his recent announcement that the Federal Government has  approved N45 billion severance package for former staff ...

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SON awards Aquadana ISO certification

SON awards Aquadana ISO certification

Food and beverage company, Ashmina Limited, manufacturer of Aquadana bottled water, has said that it has been presented with the NIS ISO 9001:2015 certificate by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria in recognition of its quality management standards. According to the ...

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Power generating firms owe banks N356bn

Power generating firms owe banks N356bn

Electricity generation companies currently owe Deposit Money Banks a total of N356bn, while the power sector lost over N500bn revenue in 2016 alone. Also, 50 per cent of the total quantum of electricity being generated across the country is lost ...

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Shippers’ Council Takes Ethics On Trade Campaign To Markets

Shippers’ Council Takes Ethics On Trade Campaign To Markets

By Oyeniyi Iwakun In pursuance of its objectives, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has embarked on aggressive campaign and sensitization of ports users on integrity and ethical conduct in order to make Nigerian ports competitive and cost- effective. At one ...

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Nigerians To Honour Kofi Mbiah

Nigerians To Honour Kofi Mbiah

By Oyeniyi Iwakun The immediate past Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ghana Shippers’ Authority (GSA), Dr Kofi Mbiah is to be honoured this weekend,  Saturday 23rd September, 2017 in  Lagos, Nigeria by a group of friends. According to one ...

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Low oil price will help Nigeria, others – Dangote

Dangote denies tax holiday for Apapa road construction

The President/Chief Executive, Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, has said low oil prices will help Nigeria to reduce its reliance on crude oil revenues. Dangote stated this at the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday, according to a ...

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Customs seek closure of Cotonou border

Customs Promotes DCGs, Charges Officers To Do More.

The Comptroller General, Nigeria Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (Retd.) has canvassed the need for total closure of Nigeria’s number one border outpost with Benin Republic, Cotonou border. Ali who made the suggestion during the 2017 Annual General Meeting of ...

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Apapa gridlock: Export cargoes rot away in warehouses

Apapa gridlock: Export cargoes rot away in warehouses

Non-oil exporters have lamented the negative impact of the Apapa gridlock and port congestion on their earnings. One of the exporters, Mr. Sotonye Anga, told media that the situation was causing a delay in shipment, adding that shipment that should ...

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No going back on airports’ concession – FG

No going back on airports’ concession - FG

The Federal Government says the planned concession of major airports across the country will go ahead as planned. This is just as it announced that N45bn would be paid to ex-workers of the defunct Nigerian Airways as severance package. The ...

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NPA TAKES OVER AGURA HOTELS, APPOINTS AJAYI GM

NPA TAKES OVER AGURA HOTELS, APPOINTS AJAYI GM

The Management of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has assumed full ownership of Agura Hotels, Abuja after a judgment was delivered in its favour. The press statement made available to MMS Plus by the Assistant General Manager, Corporate &Strategic Communications, ...

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Freight forwarders say Customs officers frustrating business

Freight forwarders say Customs officers frustrating business

The International Freight Forwarders Association has lamented the continuous frustration being experienced by freight forwarders in Nigeria as a result of what it calls Customs operations at the Tin Can Island port. The Chairman of the association, Tin Can Island ...

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Four banks trading below minimum liquidity ratio – MPC members

Buhari names Aisha Ahmad new CBN deputy governor

Four commercial banks in the country are operating with too many non-performing loans on their books and with liquidity ratios below the minimum requirement, two members of the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Committee have said in statements on ...

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NPA, ICAN Partner On Capacity Building

NPA MD Assures Investors On Ease Of Doing Business At Ports

The Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Ms. Hadiza Bala- Usman has restated the commitment of the current management towards leaving a legacy of capacity building in the authority through strategic training of the personnel. In this regards, ...

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