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OPTS: Costs of Nigeria’s Oil and Gas Projects Higher By 100%

Crude Oil Jumps as Brent Tops $71 on Drop in US Inventories

Over $500m spent on security in 2016 A new report released by oil and gas companies operating in Nigeria has shown the existence of a Nigeria-specific cost premium for the petroleum sector, with operating costs and projects costs significantly higher ...

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80% of TCN court cases on right-of-way issues – MD

80% of TCN court cases on right-of-way issues – MD

About 80 per cent of all court cases that the Transmission Company of Nigeria is currently facing border on right-of-way issues, the Interim Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, TCN, Mr. Usman Mohammed, has said. According to him, RoW concerns have remained ...

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Emefiele to unveil economic direction for 2018

January PMI Index Records Slow Growth - CBN

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, will deliver a keynote address on the state of the banking industry and give perspectives on the focus of the regulatory authority on banking and the economy for 2018 and beyond ...

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Why Nigeria’s Emerging Deep Seaports Will Be Unviable

Why Nigeria’s Emerging Deep Seaports Will Be Unviable

* Ambode Picks Lagos Trade Fair Complex to solve Apapa gridlock By Kenneth Jukpor The emerging deep seaports across Nigeria could be unviable and investor’s nightmare ultimately if some policy issues, seamless shipping variables and intermodal connectivity are not addressed. According ...

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Prospects In Nigeria’s Oil And Gas Industry

Prospects In Nigeria’s Oil And Gas Industry

Hon. Joseph Iranola Akinlaja is the Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources. He delivered a paper on the Downstream at the 11th edition of Oil Trading and Logistics (OTL) Africa Downstream Week in Lagos, recently. He revealed some ...

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Authorized Economy Operator System: Can Customs Deliver?

Authorized Economy Operator System: Can Customs Deliver?

By Oyeniyi Iwakun  The introduction of Authorized Economy Operator (AEO) programme to stakeholders at a seminar in Lagos last week by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) through a team led by the Deputy Comptroller General (DCG), Strategic Research and Policy ...

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National Integration: Women’s Role In Leadership and Mentorship – Joe Odumakin

National Intergration: Women’s Role In Leadership and Mentorship - Joe Odumakin

By Oyeniyi Iwakun Dr. Josephine “Joe” Obiajulu Okei-Odumakin is a Nigerian women’s rights activist. She is the Executive Director, Institute of Human Rights & Democratic Studies; Founding President, Women Arise for Change Initiative; Chairman, Task Force of the Citizen Forum; ...

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Pageantristic Patience

Pageantristic Patience

Mrs. Patience Iferi is the Deputy Comptroller General (DCG), Strategic Research and Policy (SR&P), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). She is perhaps one of the few women that ever attained such height in the Customs having been promoted to DCG recently. ...

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IF I DIE, WILL YOU REMARRY?

IF I DIE, WILL YOU REMARRY?

The other day a younger friend, a woman in her twenties, called to share news of her engagement. She’s been dating a great-seeming guy for about a year, and she sounded exuberant, glowing, over the moon. “Congratulations, Eleanor! I’m so ...

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BEARS: Not Aware Syndrome

Bears: Aviation Security Poser!

Buhari wasn’t aware railway would pass through his village – Amaechi. Buhari wasn’t aware of APC campaign promises- Femi Adeshina Buhari wasn’t aware of Maina’s fugitive status- Bubuzelas Yet, everyday we see photos of him reading newspapers. Does it mean ...

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BULLS: Well-Bred Customs Officers

BULLS: Congrats Akerele

At a point when decency seems to have deserted public service in Nigeria. MMS Plus observed a crop of refined Customs officers who apologized to an agent after he received an unpleasant treatment from one of their colleagues. This event ...

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Service Providers Must Follow Procedures On Tariffs – Shippers’ Council

The Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has stated that any increase in tariff that affects shipping, port operations and other sub-sectors of transportation in the country must follow set procedures and scientifically decided before an approval is given to the service ...

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NNPC takes crude oil search to Benue

NNPC takes crude oil search to Benue

After it commenced the search for crude oil at the Nasarawa State end of the Benue Trough last week, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Thursday announced that it had started mobilising for oil exploration in the Benue State area ...

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Abuja Airport: NASS Makes Case For 2nd Runway

Abuja Airport: NASS Makes Case For 2nd Runway

The committee of the National Assembly on Aviation has stressed why Abuja Airport should have a second runway even as they disclosed that the provision has been made for it in next year’s budget. Adamu Aliero who led the tour ...

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Poor Access Roads: SIFAX Boss Demands Speedy Intervention At Tin Can

Poor Access Roads: SIFAX Boss Demands Speedy Intervention At Tin Can

The Group Executive Vice Chairman, SIFAX Group, Dr. Taiwo Afolabi has urged the Federal Government to quickly intervene in fixing the Tin-Can/Coconut port access road to avoid the impending shut down of operations at the Tin Can Island Port. The ...

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NCC, CBN sign agreement on mobile money services

The Nigerian Communications Commission has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Central Bank of Nigeria to enable digital mobile operators incorporate Special Purpose Vehicles to offer mobile money services. The Executive Vice Chairman, NCC, Prof. Umaru Danbatta, stated this ...

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TSA probe: Reps threaten Emefiele, Baru with arrest

NNPC Mulls Ppp Oil, Gas Pipelines Construction Arrangements

The House of Representatives on Wednesday summoned the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, and the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, over the total accruals into the Treasury Single ...

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MTN set to list on NSE in six months

MTN set to list on NSE in six months

Telecoms company, the MTN Group Limited, is focused on laying the groundwork for an initial public offering of its Nigerian business and should complete the process in the next six months, its Chief Executive Officer, Rob Shuter, said on Wednesday. ...

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Ikeja FOU Customs Seizes N1.3 Billion Contrabands, Arrests 6 Suspects

Ikeja FOU Customs Seizes N1.3 Billion Contrabands, Arrests 6 Suspects

By Oyeniyi Iwakun Following a renewed vigor and determination to wage war against smuggling in the South West zone,  the men and officers of the Controller Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone ‘A’ Ikeja, of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Comptroller ...

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Customs To Parade Smugglers, Corrupt Officers By December

By Oyeniyi Iwakun In what appears like a renewed revolution in anti-smugling battle, and clear deviation from “business as usual”, and old ways of doing things,  the Customs Area Controller (CAC), Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A, Ikeja, Lagos, of ...

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