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BULLS: Saving Endangered Species

BULLS: Saving Endangered Species

The United States  Court of International Trade has denied the Trump administration’s request to lift a ban on certain seafood imports caught with gillnets that kill the critically endangered vaquita porpoise. In July, the court ordered the government to ban ...

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Q3 Transport Agencies Rating: Scorecards For CRFFN, MAN Iron, AIB, NITT, Others

Q3 Transport Agencies Rating: Scorecards For CRFFN, MAN Iron, AIB, NITT, Others

By Kenneth Jukpor Here is the last trench of the MMS Plus 2018 third-quarter rating of transport agencies in the country based on their performance with regards to their core functions. This appraisal covers; Nigeria Institute of Transport Technology (NITT), Accident Investigation ...

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CILT Calls For Regulation Of Trucking In Nigeria

CILT Calls For Regulation Of Trucking In Nigeria

By Kenneth Jukpor Following the persistent increase in truck freight charges across the country, high rate of inefficiency and mishaps, the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Nigeria has called for improved regulation and policy framework to uplift the ...

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Bioloscious Biola

Bioloscious Biola

Abiola Alabi is a Nigerian entrepreneur and the founder and managing partner of Biola Alabi Media, a consultancy and production company. She found her way into the top league of successful and influential Nigerian women when she held the position ...

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Badagry, Lekki Ports Can Make Nigeria Hub Port In Africa –Luguje

Badagry, Lekki Ports Can Make Nigeria Hub Port In Africa –Luguje

Mr. Michael Luguje is the Director General of Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority. During recent International Association of Ports and Harbours (IAPH) conference in Abuja he discussed several pertinent port and economic issues in Africa with MMS Plus newspaper. Enjoy ...

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100 Agric Products You Can Export From Nigeria

100 Agric Products You Can Export From Nigeria

Do you know that the export business is worth over $102,878,499,707 and that is just the statistics for 2014 alone contributing over 10.66% of the total GDP of Nigeria? Export can contribute and how lucrative it is if you are ...

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IATA forecasts higher air traffic in Nigeria, others

IATA forecasts higher air traffic in Nigeria, others

Agency projects 8.2 billion passengers by 2037 The International Air Transport Association (IATA), Wednesday revealed that present trends in air transport suggest passenger numbers could double to about 8.2 billion by 2037. The latest update to IATA’s 20-Year Air Passenger ...

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Policy on 41 items to stimulate economy, says CBN

CBN Fixes N5bn Capital Base For Payment Service Banks

The Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, has said the apex bank’s decision to restrict access to the foreign exchange (forex) official window for the importation of 41 items, is in the best interest of the Nigerian economy. ...

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NAMA reopens Warri Airport

NAMA reopens Warri Airport

The Nigeria Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) has reopened the Osubi Airport in Warri, Delta State, to flights operations after a two-month closure. The redeployment of Air Traffic Controllers and aeronautical services yesterday brought the usual hustle and bustle to the ...

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Bayelsa community accuses Shell of negligence over oil spill

Bayelsa community accuses Shell of negligence over oil spill

A community in Bayelsa State, Agoro 1, has accused Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) of neglecting them after an oil spillage. Lead Consultant to the community, Furoebi Akene, said in a statement that Shell’s failure to proffer solution to the ...

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TEF seeks support for entrepreneurs to reverse dependence on aid in Africa

TEF seeks support for entrepreneurs to reverse dependence on aid in Africa

Acknowledging that many economies transformed their economies through entrepreneurship development, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has emphasised the need for the public and private sectors to support entrepreneurship development in Africa. Besides, the stakeholders noted that improved support for small ...

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How Nigeria can become regional aviation hub, by Buhari

How Nigeria can become regional aviation hub, by Buhari

Local airlines seek support to compete, reciprocate BASAs For Nigeria to benefit from its advantageous central location within West Africa and realise its desire to become a regional air transportation hub, it must upgrade its airport facilities, according to President ...

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Renew sell pressure hits stock market as investors lose N287b

Renew sell pressure hits stock market as investors lose N287b

Following renewed profit taking, transactions on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) closed on a downward note, as investors lost N287 billion yesterday after four consecutive trading days of consistent gains. At the close of transactions yesterday, the All Share Index ...

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FEC okays N8.7 trillion 2019 budget estimate

Don’t Delay Minimum Wage Bill, Labour Tells Buhari

• Approves N63b for Lagos-Badagry-Seme road project • Senate probes 2018 budget implementation, $2.7b Eurobond The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved the 2019-2021 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP). The document shows a budget estimate ...

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Labour mobilises for nationwide industrial action

Relief for Nigerians as Labour suspends strike

• Threatens to report FG over law at ILO The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has directed its affiliates to mobilise for a nationwide strike commencing November 6. A communique yesterday by its president and general secretary, Ayuba Wabba, and Peter ...

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NNPC allays fear of petrol scarcity during festive season

NNPC allays fear of petrol scarcity during festive season

• Cautions consumers against mishandling petroleum products • Nigerian oil exports to hit eight-month high in December The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has assured motorists and other consumers of availability of petroleum products during the festive period. Group Managing ...

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Japan to leverage LITF for improved trade ties with Nigeria

Japan to leverage LITF for improved trade ties with Nigeria

…As bilateral volume decrease  The Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) has stated that more Japanese investors have announced plans to increase their participation at the Lagos International Trade Fair (LITF) scheduled to hold next month, as part of moves to ...

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NIMASA advocates zero tolerance to marine accidents

NIMASA To Enforce 0.5% Sulphur Limit On Bunker Fuel

The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dakuku Peterside, has urged players in the maritime sector, especially enforcement officers, to comply with safety rules that would eliminate marine and other related accidents that may arise from operational mishandling. ...

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NPA promises collaboration to safeguard Nigerian waters

NPA promises collaboration to safeguard Nigerian waters

The Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Hadiza Bala Usman, has affirmed the determination of the Authority to collaborate and corporate with all stakeholders responsible for safeguarding the nation’s territorial waters within budgetary limitations. Bala Usman gave the assurance in ...

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Nigeria loses $7b to untapped shipping market

Nigeria loses $7b to untapped shipping market

• Ranks highest importer of Norwegian fish Nigeria may be currently losing estimated $7 billion in revenue to untapped potential in the shipping industry; even as the nation reputed as being the highest importer of Norwegian fish in the world. ...

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