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MAN: Why We Are Not Excited About University Status – Okpo, Rector

Okpo, MAN ORON, Rector Calls For 15% Funding

With about three years in office, would you say that he has been a good ambassador of the journalism community? He worked as a feature Editor with the Chronicle Newspapers in Cross River State, and now the Rector of the ...

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Seme Customs Hits highest Revenue In Two years

Seme Customs Hits highest Revenue In Two years

The Seme command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has generated a sum higher than what the command had collected in any month between 2013 and 2014 as a result of the improved fight against smuggling in the command. According ...

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Alison-Madueke Pledges Aggressive Implementation Of Gas-To-Power Initiatives

Alison-Madueke Pledges Aggressive Implementation Of Gas-To-Power Initiatives

The Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, has pledged commitment for the implementation of initiatives designed to accelerate adequate gas supply for power generation. This is contained in a statement signed by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs ...

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Court Stops CBN From Implementing N65 ATM Charge

Court Stop CBN From Implementing N65 ATM Charge

A Federal High Court in Abuja has been urged to restrain the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) from further implementing its reintroduced N65 on cash withdrawal from others’ banks’ ATMs. The new CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele had on August 13 ...

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Romance and Signs of Attraction

Romance and Signs of Attraction

How can a person show his/her affection to another person without telling him or her? And how can one know that he or she is indeed attracted? Body language. One’s body language is an obvious way of telling someone how ...

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FCMB partners Dana Motors on Auto Loan Scheme

FCMB partners Dana Motors on Auto Loan Scheme

First City Monument Bank Limited (FCMB) and Dana Motors Limited yesterday launched the auto alliance scheme. Under the scheme, qualified customers would be able to own a brand new KIA for a low as N47, 400 monthly repayment plan. Executive ...

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BEARS: Mischievous Tanker Drivers

BEARS: MASS INACTION!!!

Findings have revealed that some Petroleum Tanker Drivers now load up to 50, 000 litres of petroleum products as against the approved 33, 000 litres. Bears gathered that the unscrupulous drivers connive with some devious depot operators to carry out ...

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Mandatory And Voluntary Product Standard – The National Practices By The Standard Organization Of Nigeria (SON)

Tracking The Cargo For Speed, Safety, Security Guarantee, Handling Efficiency And Trade Facilitation

 – By Dr. Eugene Nweke Preamble: The recent spates of news making wave within the port industries on the activities of the Standard Organisation of Nigeria, has draw my attention on the need to discuss product standardization practice, hence, my ...

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Shipowners’ Election: Offshore, Tanker Operators Wage War Over Presidency

Shipowners’ Election: Offshore, Tanker Operators Wage War Over Presidency

Interest group wants election cancelled DPR exploits seafarers   The long existing cold war between offshore vessels operators and merchant tanker operators in the maritime, oil and gas sectors is expectedly rearing its head in the Nigeria Shipowners Association (NISA) ...

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SON: How Relevant Is It? 

SON: How Relevant Is It?

As the maritime industry is full of different sub-sectors, so are there different voices either condemning or commending the activities of some government agencies, individual organisations, government policies as they affect them. Recently, when the Pre-Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR) was ...

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Solochus Bags Double Awards

Solochus Bags Double Awards

 A Lagos based Igbo entrepreneur, Mr. Solomon Chukwu was recently celebrated by the Orile Agege local government in Lagos, with double awards for his outstanding contributions to youth empowerment in the area.

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Solomon Chukwu: A Personification Of Good, Better, Best

Solomon Chukwu: A Personification Of Good, Better, Best

Mr. Solomon Chukwu is cast in the mould of a distinct ennobling character whose personalities symbolise the good, better and best. It was this inspiring pill that fascinated and drove Prof. Wole Soyinka to craft a literary line in his ...

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Blessed Bib

Mrs. Bib Orekyeh

Mrs. Bib Orekyeh is a Barrister at law, she practices in Louis Mbanefo Chambers, she is a woman who radiates simplicity. Her enormous wealth of experience and gravity do not get into her head. She is cool and calculated. She ...

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How Apapa Gridlock Affected Flour Mills Production

How Apapa Gridlock Affected Flour Mills Production

Capt. Mohammed Bashir, Managing Director of Apapa Bulk Terminal Limited (ABTL) – a subsidiary of Flour Mills Nigeria Plc. has lamented how the recent Apapa gridlock reduced the production of the organisation from about 250, 000 bags per week to ...

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How PAAR Has Saved The Country – Valentina Mintah

How PAAR Has Saved The Country – Valentina Mintah

Valentina Mintah is one of the few inductees in the third edition of the annual event; she is the CEO of Techno Brain West Blue, the brain behind the Pre-Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR) adopted by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS). ...

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Smoking Them Out?

Smoking Them Out?

The proliferation of the sale of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) by unlicensed persons was one of the highlights of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Directorate of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and the issue is one that requires synergy to ...

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Nigeria’s AfDB Trust Fund for Ebola Containment in West Africa

Nigeria’s AfDB Trust Fund for Ebola Containment in West Africa

The Federal Government is going beyond its recent $3.5 million lifeline to help Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea fight the dreaded Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) as it last week expressed its plan to commit Nigeria’s Trust Fund in the African Development Bank (AfDB) ...

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PZ Declares N2.42bn Dividends For Shareholders

PZ Declares N2.42bn Dividends For Shareholders

The board of directors of PZ, last week, approved the disbursement of N2,421,990,997.45 dividends for shareholders for the year ending May 31, 2014. Emmanuel Edozien, chairman of the board who declared this at the 66th annual general meeting (AGM) held ...

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Why Ship Inspection Is Necessary

why ship inspection is necesary

Mr.  Mathew Alalade is the National President of Nigeria Merchant Navy Officers and Water Transport Senior Staff Association; he is also a ship inspector. In this week’s edition of your favourite educative column, Shippers’ Guide, he educates you on the ...

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BULLS: Compliant NPA!

BULLS: Hadiza It!

The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Lagos port Complex (LPC), Apapa, has finally taken correction, having being thumbed down for the extortion by their officers at the gate. Bull thumbs up the Authority under the leadership of Mr. Anas Nasir who ...

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