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Dogara: Neglect of Ajaokuta Steel, Collective Shame Says no more concession Vows completion of plant

Dogara: Neglect of Ajaokuta Steel, Collective Shame Says no more concession Vows completion of plant

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, on Monday said the inability of government to complete the moribund Ajaokuta Steel Rolling Company despite its enormous economic potentials had become a collective national shame. He said it had ...

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Adeosun to Address UN, OECD’s Conference on Tax, Revenue Leakages

Adeosun to Address UN, OECD’s Conference on Tax, Revenue Leakages

The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has been invited by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to speak at the Platform for Collaboration on Tax Conference at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York, United States ...

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OPEC Assures US Shale Won’t Distort Oil Market

OPEC Assures US Shale Won’t Distort Oil Market

Nigeria must be gas-ready for future without oil, says NLNG The President of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s Energy Minister, Suhail Al Mazrouei, has stated that the increased production of shale oil by ...

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FG: Nigeria’s Power Sector Loses N24bn Monthly to Diesel Generators

FG: Nigeria’s Power Sector Loses N24bn Monthly to Diesel Generators

Says generators consume 300 million litres of diesel monthly Commissions N59.6bn transformer facility to upgrade supply in Abuja Nigeria’s electricity sector is losing N24 billion monthly to the diesel generator market, which consumers especially heavy electricity users like industries embrace ...

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Apapa Customs Seizes 2,000 Cartons Of Tramadol, Other Dangerous Drugs

…To Commence NICIS II Training By Oyeniyi Iwakun The Apapa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted containers loaded with different controlled and regulated pharmaceutical products/drugs worth N110,016,524.00 even as the Area Controller, Comptroller Jibrin Musa promised to ...

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Nigerian Transport Sector Needs Massive Infrastructure Overhaul- Odewumi

Nigerian Transport Sector Needs Massive Infrastructure Overhaul- Odewumi

By Kenneth Jukpor Prof. Samuel Odewumi is the Dean, School of Transport at Lagos State University (LASU); in this exclusive interview with MMS Plus, he appraises the Nigerian transport sector in 2017 and sets the agenda for 2018. Odewumi also ...

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Senate Includes Aviation In Revised NTC Bill

Senate Includes Aviation In Revised NTC Bill

Shippers’ Council can’t handle aviation – Expert Bakassi deep seaport exposed to political dangers By Kenneth Jukpor & Oyeniyi Iwakun As the National Transport Commission (NTC) bill reaches the final stages in its passage, the leadership of the Nigerian Senate, ...

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Airlines to save N11.6b yearly from removal of VAT, others

Airport Concession: Resolving FAAN/BASL Impasse on MMA2 Terminal

• Special panel takes proposal to FEC The planned review and removal of the mandatory Value Added Tax (VAT) on all air travel tickets issued in the aviation sector will save local airlines at least N11.55 billion in revenue yearly. ...

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Terminal Operators Waive N1.5bn Charges on TCN Containers

Customs, NPA Contest Ikorodu Terminal Management

Container terminal operators in Nigeria waived a princely sum of N1.5 billion on 500 containers carrying power equipment belonging to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN). According to a statement issued by the umbrella body of the operators, the Seaport ...

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Operators Fault Aviation Minister on Alleged N516bn Debt

Operators Fault Aviation Minister on Alleged N516bn Debt

Airline operators have questioned the veracity of the N516 billion debts, which the Minister of State, Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika alleged that Nigerian carriers owe aviation agencies and other companies in Nigeria. The minister, who spoke to journalists last week ...

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Passengers Lament Over Abuja-Kaduna Rail Fare Increase

BEARS: Careless Railway Boy

Passengers of Abuja-Kaduna train services have lamented over the increase in fare which took effect from Feb. 1. Some passengers who spoke to journalists in separate interviews on Friday in Abuja said the motive behind the establishment of the railway ...

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Curbing Accidents On Railway Tracks

Curbing Accidents On Railway Tracks

Obedience is the mother of success and is wedded to safety– Aeschylus This apt saying by Aeschylus conforms to cultures in an ideal society where there is sanity, godliness and patriotic rectitude. Whoever obeys rules and acts accordingly is at ...

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How To Export Virgin Coconut Oil To Europe

How To Export Virgin Coconut Oil To Europe

Shippers Guide is the learning page of MMS Plus. Here we answer the five W’s and H of several issues in the shipping industry. This week’s edition teaches the basic requirements for exporting virgin coconut oil to Europe. The European market for virgin ...

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NPA Management In Aggressive Moves To Transform Maritime Sector

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Single African Aviation Market: Pros & Cons

Single African Aviation Market: Pros & Cons

By Nkem Osuagwu Recently, Nigeria along with 23 other African countries launched a single aviation market (SAATM) as part of efforts to boost connectivity, reduce fares and stimulate economic growth. This comes as a development following the difficulty travelers encounter ...

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Adorable Aishah

Adorable Aishah

Aishah Ahmad is the Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Prior to her appointment, she was the Head, Consumer Banking at Diamond Bank PLC. She has responsibility for strategic retail products and customer segments including consumer banking, private ...

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BEARS: Customs Duty Palava

BEARS: Customs Duty Palava

It’s surprising that an importer who could purchase a vehicle worth N120Million finds it difficult to pay the customs duty and other relevant tarrif. Why cut corners? Isn’t it better to transact legitimately and have peace of mind? Why import ...

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BULLS: Time Conscious Hadiza

BULLS: Time Conscious Hadiza

The maritime stakeholders meeting on Friday was supposed to start at exactly 10:03am according to the order of event; and the Managing Director of Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) Hadiza Bala-Usman who arrived at exactly 10:00 am, made sure the event kicked-off at 10:03 ...

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NPA Suspends Maeskline, MSC  From  Operating In Nigeria

NPA Suspends Maeskline, MSC  From  Operating In Nigeria

By Oyeniyi Iwakun Two shipping companies; Maesk line and Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) have been suspended from operations and others services in Nigeria by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) with effect from Thursday 8, February 2017. The NPA Managing Director, Ms ...

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Anti-Smuggling War: Customs Operative Escapes Death

Anti-Smuggling War: Customs Operative Escapes Death

The Nigeria Customs Service, Ogun State Area Command, has said that one of its operatives, Mr. Muhammed Maigari, was macheted by armed smugglers at Ibeji River around Idogo-Ifoyintedo axis in Ipokia Local Government Area of the state, and currently under ...

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