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Q1 Report: How Customs, CRFFN, FAAN, Others Fared

Q1 Report: How Customs, CRFFN, FAAN, Others Fared

By Kenneth Jukpor & Okuneye Moyosola MMS Plus presents the scorecard of transport sector agencies based on their performance in the first quarter of 2018 with regards to their core functions. In this week’s appraisal we x-ray the Nigeria Customs ...

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NPA Holds Training, Hosts Foreign Investment Boards

The Nigerian Ports Authority  (NPA) recently organized a critical training programme for journalists; while it also hosted the Thailand Board of Investment in another outing. Enjoy the photos:

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MMS Plus Maiden Quarterly Business Roundtable

Kings Communications Limited recently organized its first strategic quarterly roundtable to review the nation’s economy in the first quarter of 2019. Maritime veterans, finance experts and journalists graced the occasion. Enjoy the photos:

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BEARS: Nanny PRO

BEARS: Nanny PRO

One of the functions of a Public Relations Officer is to address issues from the press and the public where it concerns his or her organization. However, it will be a show of indiscipline and incompetence if a PRO deliberately ...

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Cocoa: Exploring The Huge Global Market For Chocolate Products

Cocoa: Exploring The Huge Global Market For Chocolate Products

Hundreds of years ago, the Greeks referred to chocolate as the ‘food of the gods’. Today, chocolate is a highly demanded luxury product and an impulsive treat for millions of people around the world. No wonder the global market for ...

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BULLS: Minimum Wage Victory

BULLS: Minimum Wage Victory

This week, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the N30,000 National Minimum Wage Bill into law after several delays. This makes it compulsory for all employers of labour in Nigeria to pay to their workers the sum of N30,000. The bill also ...

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Shippers’ Council Begins Investigation On Grimaldi Over Demurrage Charges

Shippers’ Council Begins Investigation On Grimaldi Over Demurrage Charges

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has started investigating Grimaldi Shipping Line over reports of excessive charges and withholding other consignments of freight forwarding companies who have any pending demurrage on a different transaction. This development comes on the heels of ...

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Bayelsa Airport To Commence Commercial Flights In Two Months

Bayelsa Airport To Commence Commercial Flights In Two Months

BAYELSA State-owned newly built International Cargo/Passenger Airport will commence commercial flight operations in about two months. Governor Seriake Dickson made the disclosure in Yenagoa when he hosted the Air Officer Commanding Mobility Command, Yenagoa, Air Vice Marshall Uburufih Peter-Uzezi and ...

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New BASL Communication Head Resigns

New BASL Communication Head Resigns

After the picketing of Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL), operators of Murtala Muhammed Airport Two (MMA2), Lagos in October last year by various aviation unions, several staff has resigned while others sacked. Some months ago, the Chief Security Officer (CSO), ...

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Customs Train 40 Officers To Combat Smuggling On Waterways

Customs Train 40 Officers To Combat Smuggling On Waterways

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has boosted the activities of its marine command with the just concluded training of forty officers to intensify efforts at curtailing smuggling through the waterways. The Customs Area Controller (CAC) of the Western Marine Command ...

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Fuel To Sell For N145 Per Litre-NNPC

Fuel To Sell For N145 Per Litre-NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said that the Premium Motor Spirit will continue to sell at N145 per litre despite increased landing cost of petroleum products.  NNPC Group General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr Ndu Ughamadu, while speaking with newsmen ...

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$1.2bn Spent So Far On Brass LNG Project – NNPC

$1.2bn Spent So Far On Brass LNG Project - NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has said the amount spent on the Brass LNG project from inception till date was about $1.2 billion against the allegations that it has gulped $22 billion. NNPC group general manager, Group Public Affairs ...

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India Now Nigeria’s Biggest Crude Oil Buyer – Buhari

India Now Nigeria’s Biggest Crude Oil Buyer – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that India is now the country’s biggest trade partner, especially in crude oil sales. Buhari was speaking at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, when he received Letters of Credence from the High Commissioner of India to ...

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NUPENG Urges Buhari To End Nigeria’s Reliance On Imported Petroleum Products

NUPENG Urges Buhari To End Nigeria's Reliance On Imported Petroleum Products

Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari, to end Nigeria’s reliance on imported petroleum products to meet local consumption. President of the Union, Prince Williams Akporeha, said Nigerians would forever remember President ...

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Firm Ties Refinery Construction To Full Downstream Deregulation

Firm Ties Refinery Construction To Full Downstream Deregulation

Petrocam Nigeria Limited has said it would build a refinery in-country only when the Federal Government fully deregulates the downstream sub-sector of the oil industry. The Chief Executive officer of the firm, Mr. Patrick Ilo, stated this at the opening ...

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Q1: Tin Can Island Port Receives 213 Ships, Records 6.7m Tonnage

Q1: Tin Can Island Port Receives 213 Ships, Records 6.7m Tonnage

According to statistics from the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), within the first quarter of 2019 two hundred and thirteen (213) ships with a tonnage of six million seven hundred and seventy-eight thousand three hundred of ninety-seven (6,778,397) with a cargo ...

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Experts applaud fed goverment on LPG investment promotion

Experts applaud fed goverment on LPG investment promotion

Nigerian Gas Association (NGA), has applauded Federal Government’s efforts to promote Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) also known as cooking gas in Nigeria, for greater development of the economy. President of the association, Audrey Joe-Ezigbo, speaking at the LPG West Africa ...

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Bulls sustain market hold as index rises 0.4%

Bulls sustain market hold as index rises 0.4%

The bulls strengthened their hold on the equity sector of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), as more bluechip stocks appreciated in price, causing the All-share index to rise further by 0.4 per cent.Yesterday, the NSE All-Share Index (ASI) closed above ...

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NLC cautious as Buhari okays N30,000 minimum wage bill

NLC cautious as Buhari okays N30,000 minimum wage bill

• Why FG might be unable to pay, by financial experts The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) reacted cautiously yesterday to news that President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the proposed N30,000 National Minimum Wage Bill.The movement needs concrete proof that ...

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Senate penalises gas flaring in new bill, offenders to pay N10 million fine

Senate penalises gas flaring in new bill, offenders to pay N10 million fine

Kokori laments exclusion from NSITF board, NLC, NUPENG vow to resist change The Senate yesterday passed a new bill, which provided for penalty against gas flaring and other malpractices in the oil and gas sector.The last legislation on gas flare, ...

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