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NIPCO sees opportunities amid 2019 challenges

NIPCO sees opportunities amid 2019 challenges

Downstream oil company, NIPCO Plc, has said despite the challenges currently plaguing the industry, it is optimistic that this year will open new vistas of business opportunities. The firm also unveiled plans to surge investments for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ...

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Nigeria, others’ crude-spot dwindles as traders await new programmes

Nigeria, others’ crude-spot dwindles as traders await new programmes

Spot activity dwindled on Monday as traders awaited the new March Nigerian and Angolan loading programmes that are expected to emerge this week, while India’s IOC mopped up some cargoes via a tender. Less than five cargoes of Angolan crude ...

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Dangote, Kachikwu, others win TEXEM awards for promoting national growth

Dangote, Kachikwu, others win TEXEM awards for promoting national growth

One of United Kingdom’s pre-eminent consulting firms, These Executive Minds (TEXEM), has given awards to eminent Nigerians for their immense contributions to the progress of the nation, and to encourage them to continue to add positive value to the growth ...

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Afolabi emerges as NUPENG’s general sec

Afolabi emerges as NUPENG’s general sec

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG), has appointed Olufemi Afolabi, as the General Secretary of the union in an acting capacity. Afolabi until now was NUPENG’s Deputy General Secretary in charge of Operations.He received the leadership ...

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Intrigues as new minimum wage faces uncertainty

Government okays N27,000 minimum wage, FG workers get N30,000

  The Federal Government’s reluctance to transmit the N30,000 new national minimum wage to the National Assembly, coupled with labour unions threats to shut down the country are among the intrigues plaguing the realisation of enhanced workers’ welfare in Nigeria. ...

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Nigeria, India sign bilateral air service agreement

Nigeria, India sign bilateral air service agreement

Nigeria, and the Republic of India, yesterday, signed a Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA), to deepen flight operations end to end.The Minister of States for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, disclosed this via his twitter handle, shortly after signing the agreement with ...

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Osinbajo and failed relocation orders to oil majors, Apapa trucks

Osinbajo and failed relocation orders to oil majors, Apapa trucks

‘NNPC must move to Niger Delta to encourage IOCs’ Tracking electoral promises by Nigerian politicians for their implementation could be a tricky affair. In most cases, those promises are not originally meant to be fulfilled; they are usually made on ...

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Nigeria targets sub-100 on World Bank doing business ranking

Nigeria targets sub-100 on World Bank doing business ranking

• Deploy electronic voting to avoid rigging during polls The Federal Government has expressed optimism to double its target this year by moving Nigeria’s ranking to sub-100 in the 2020 World Bank Doing Business Report. It expressed more optimism following ...

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No N219b allocation for Mambilla power project, says Fashola

No N219b allocation for Mambilla power project, says Fashola

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said there is no budgetary or cash provision of $600 million (about N219 billion) for the Mambilla power project. The minister described the media report, which he alleged was authored and ...

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Nigeria’s maritime sector now attractive to investors, says FG

Nigeria’s maritime sector now attractive to investors, says FG

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has disclosed that the Federal Government has repositioned the Nigerian maritime industry for the country’s economic growth. He said such development had also made the sector attractive to local and ...

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LEAKED AUDIO – How N5 Million Embarrassed Amaechi, APC

LEAKED AUDIO - How N5 Million Embarrassed Amaechi, APC

· Ship Owners, Terminal Operators indict NPA Fresh revelations have shown that the Minister of Transportation , Rt Hon. Rotimi Amaechi actually said the volumes of denigrating statements as recorded in the controversial  leaked audio, which has not only elicited shades ...

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2019 In Perspective: Maritime Stakeholders Set Agenda

2019 In Perspective: Maritime Stakeholders Set Agenda

By Kenneth Jukpor It’s already a fortnight into the year 2019. Where there successes in the Nigerian maritime sector in 2018? Who did what? To what effect and what where the overt and covert reasons one may ask? While these ...

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GoG: Managing The Quandary Of Pirates And Robbery At Sea

GoG: Managing The Quandary Of Pirates And Robbery At Sea

Despite the efforts of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), the incidents of piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea (GoG) especially on Nigerian waters continue to increase; what could be the lasting solution ...

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Bintty Binta

Bintty Binta

Binta Max Gbinijie is the Chief Executive Officer of Stanbic Trustees Limited. With few women in the C-Suite in Nigeria, Binta is a bright beacon of light. She is a highly desired public speaker in her sphere of influence with ...

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Why Nigerian Dockyards Rank Lowest In Africa – Umar

Why Nigerian Dockyards Rank Lowest In Africa – Umar

By Kenneth Jukpor Alhaji Aminu Umar is the President of Nigerian Ship-owners Association (NISA) and Managing Director of Sea Transport Services Limited. In this exclusive interview with MMS Plus newspaper, he speaks on several pertinent shipping issues ranging from seafarers development ...

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BULLS: Diligent Army Officers

BULLS: Diligent Army Officers

It took the dexterity of Army officers at the Barracks cantonment of Lagos/Badagry expressway to prevent a ghastly fire outbreak from happening on the road when a tanker fell and spilled petrol all over the road as a result of ...

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BEARS: Apapa Gridlock – New Year, Old Problem

BEARS: Apapa Gridlock - New Year, Old Problem

The Apapa traffic pandemonium has outlived 2018 despite several efforts of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), countless stakeholders’ meetings and deliberations. As the problem persists, a chieftain of the Federation of Agricultural Commodity Associations of Nigeria (FACAN), Mr. Peter Bakare ...

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Exploring New Approaches To Ship And Maritime Infrastructure Financing

Exploring New Approaches To Ship And Maritime Infrastructure Financing

Shippers’ Guide is the learning page of MMS Plus newspaper. This week we extract some tips on emerging concepts and approaches to ship and maritime infrastructure financing as postulated by Prof. Fabian Ajogwu (SAN) in a paper titled: “Innovative Concepts ...

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DPR Slams Three-Month Ultimatum On Illegal Filling Stations, Others

DPR Slams Three-Month Ultimatum On Illegal Filling Stations, Others

The Department of Petroleum Resources on Thursday declared that it had given a grace period of three months for all illegal filling stations and gas plants to regularize their facilities or face the full wrath of the law. It disclosed ...

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NNPC To Crash Cooking Gas Price

NNPC To Crash Cooking Gas Price

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Thursday announced its readiness to implement an effective commercial framework that would halt the export of propane and butane, which are major components in the production of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, also known as cooking ...

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