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Kachikwu Steps into JTF, Nembe Community Clash over Oil Theft

Kachikwu Steps into JTF, Nembe Community Clash over Oil Theft

The Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, at the weekend moved to stem the tide of clashes between oil bearing communities in the Niger Delta and the Joint Military Task Force (JTF) detailed to secure oil installations in ...

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Uchelistic Uche

Uchelistic Uche

Uche Pedro is the Managing Director of BellaNaija and Creative Director of BellaNaija.com. She was named as one of the ’30 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs In Africa in 2014′ by Forbes. Under Uche’s outstanding leadership BellaNaija.com, the premier lifestyle, entertainment ...

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Railway Revitalization: The Magic Wand of President Buhari’s Administration?

Railway Revitalization: The Magic Wand of President Buhari’s Administration?

By Oyeniyi Iwakun The revitalization of the entire railway transportation systems in Nigeria via standard gauge construction and narrow gauge seem to be the flagship  project of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration. This project has been the mostly marketed ...

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Managing Fake Travel Agencies With Technology

Managing Fake Travel Agencies With Technology

One of the recurring problems in Nigeria’s aviation sector has been fake air travel agencies. These scammers have defrauded intending passengers millions of naira on several occasions as a result of the  porousity of the industry. There is no entry ...

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BULLS: Customs Salary Jumbo

BULLS: Customs Salary Jumbo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s support for an upward review in the remuneration of personnel of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) sounds welcoming. MMS Plus is of the view that if the presidency sincere with this pronouncement it would go a ...

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BEARS: Police – Masters of Bribe

BEARS: Police - Masters of Bribe

When the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Maritime Command (AIG) Alkali Baba Usman visited the headquarters of National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) recently, he asserted that the Police had the onus to investigate issues of under-declaration, hacking ...

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Why Port Access Roads Should Be Given National Priority – Victor

Why Port Access Roads Should Be Given National Priority – Victor

By Oyeniyi Iwakun In this exclusive interview with MMS Plus, Mr. Victor Onyiriuka, a stakeholder in the industry, he highlighted some key challenges confronting the nation’s ports which have been exerting adverse effects on the nation’s economy. He believes the ...

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Career Opportunities In Nigeria’s Maritime Sector: Customs Perspective

FOU Ikeja Nabs 12 Suspects, Makes 112 Seizures Worth N1.3 Billion

As part of events to mark Children’s Day celebration, the Deputy Comptroller (Enforcement) Dera Nnadi represented the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) Tin Can Island Port Command, Lagos presented a paper at the Vow Ventures 2018 Children’s Day Ocean Ambassadors programme ...

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AfDB claims $1.64 billion investments in innovations, STEM

AfDB claims $1.64 billion investments in innovations, STEM

Launches employment coding for Nigeria, others U.S trains Nigerian students, women in drone technology An initiative that is expected to put youths in Nigeria and other parts of Africa on a new pedestal of development, especially through job creations has ...

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Exploitative Charges: NSC Introduces Competitive Port Levy

Exploitative Charges: NSC Introduces Competitive Port Levy

After years of exploitative charges by shipping companies operating in the country, the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) has concluded arrangement to introduce flexible rates in port charges as it begins a regime of competitive pricing. Executive Secretary and Chief Executive ...

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CBN to Commence Bi-weekly Auction of Chinese Yuan

CBN to Commence Bi-weekly Auction of Chinese Yuan

Following the $2.5 billion bilateral currency swap agreement signed last month between the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the People’s Bank of China (PBoC), the CBN Thursday announced plans to start bi-weekly auctions of the Chinese yuan. The CBN ...

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OPEC, Trade Concerns Push Crude Oil Price to One-month Low

OPEC, Trade Concerns Push Crude Oil Price to One-month Low

Crude oil prices fell yesterday with the global benchmark, Brent crude heading towards its lowest finish in about one month after a report revealed a surprise weekly climb in the United States’ domestic crude inventories. Prices had traded higher in ...

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AMCON Plans Sale of Arik, Aero, PAN, Others in 2018

AMCON Plans Sale of Arik, Aero, PAN, Others in 2018

The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) has indicated plans to sell some of its assets in 2018, which it listed to include Arik Air, Aero Contractors, Peugeot Automobile Nigeria (PAN), Delta Queen, among others. Owing to the planned sale ...

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Labour Convention Review: NIMASA Charges ILO TO Consider Geopolitical Differences

Labour Convention Review: NIMASA Charges ILO TO Consider Geopolitical Differences

The Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Dr. Dakuku Peterside has admonished the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to take into cognizance the peculiarities of the various geopolitical areas of the world in the amendments for ...

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SIFAX Begins Ferry Service Along Ebute Ojo–Mile 2-Apapa Route

SIFAX Begins Ferry Service Along Ebute Ojo–Mile 2-Apapa Route

SIFAX Group, a multinational corporation with diverse interests in Maritime, Aviation, Haulage & Logistics, Oil & Gas and Hospitality, has commenced ferry service operations from its newly-concessioned terminal, Ebute Ojo Jetty, in Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State. Two ...

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FG’s $407m Suit Against Shell Adjourned to Oct 9

Court orders Shell to pay $3.6bn fine to NOSDRA

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has adjourned till October 9 the crude oil shipment suit brought by the federal government against Anglo-Dutch oil multinational, Shell. The adjournment followed the absence of the trial judge, Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, during ...

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Nigeria mulls strategy to phase out non-bio degradable plastics

Nigeria mulls strategy to phase out non-bio degradable plastics

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has disclosed a plan to commence the recycling of waste polymer notes. The announcement came as the bank marked World Environment Day 2018, yesterday. The United Nations sets aside June 5 every year to ...

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Concessionaire for Computer Village relocation plans Katangowa ICT park

Concessionaire for Computer Village relocation plans Katangowa ICT park

Bridgeways Global Projects Limited, the concessionaire for the construction of the proposed Kantagowa ICT Business Park, has said the plan to build the park is beyond providing another real estate for the relocation of Ikeja Computer Village. The company said ...

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BULLS: Bravo Seme Customs

BULLS: Well done Apapa Police!

The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Command, Badagry, last week announced that it has reclaimed its land that has, over the years, been encroached upon without due process and approval in the command area. Findings have revealed that some miscreants ...

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Pertinacious Patricia

Pertinacious Patricia

Patricia Mawuli Nyekodzi is the first female Ghanaian certified pilot, aircraft engineer, teacher and trainer and the only female qualified to build Rotax Aircraft Engines. Mawuli became Ghana’s first female civilian pilot in 2009. Mawuli grew up in a mud ...

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