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Buhari nominates Adesina for re-election as AfDB president

Buhari nominates Adesina for re-election as AfDB president

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Akinwumi Adesina for re-election as the president of African Development Bank. Adesina, confirmed this in a speech he delivered when he received Emeka-Anyaoku Life-Time Achievement Award organised by Hallmarks of Labour Foundation in Lagos on ...

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FG seeks increased forex earnings through commodities exchange

FG seeks increased forex earnings through commodities exchange

The Federal Government has identified the need to increase foreign exchange earnings and government revenue through the development of a vibrant commodities exchange trading ecosystem. The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, while speaking at a roundtable conference on Nigerian Commodities ...

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How VAT Raise Will Trigger Another Economic Recession

How VAT Raise Will Trigger Another Economic Recession

· FG’s taxation drive wont solve economic woes – Experts · Manufacturers demand clarification on indefinite border closure By Kenneth Jukpor The proposed increment of Value Added Tax (VAT) from 5% to 7.5% may seem minimal but according to economic ...

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Managing Flight Delays With Technology

Managing Flight Delays With Technology

Delays are an inevitable and thus inescapable factors of air travel. Domestic airlines operating in Nigeria recorded 16,429 cases of delayed flights between January and June 2019 according to figures released by the Consumer Protection Department of Nigerian Civil Aviation ...

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BEARS: Osakwe Departs

BEARS: Osakwe Departs

Nigeria lost a great son recently, Chiedu Osakwe, who died in Geneva, Switzerland. Ambassador Osakwe’s contributions to the world trading system, to Africa’s economic integration and to Nigeria’s trade diplomacy were so hugely significant and unparalleled that his death sent ...

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BULLS: Unity In Diversity

BULLS: Unity In Diversity

As part of efforts to stress the beauty, unity and love available in the nation ‘Nigeria’ who marked her 59th Anniversary last week, MMS Plus picked this photograph of the Acting Assistant Comptroller General (ACG) of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), ...

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Blissful Bilkisu

Blissful Bilkisu

Mrs. Bilkisu Adamu Sani is the Director of Finance and Accounts (DFA) at Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). She is a leader with administrative skills, having horned these skills while serving as a Group Head, with Skye Bank Plc, Abuja ...

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How Significant Is Airport Facility Management?

How important is airport facility management? Without a doubt, facility management is crucial to ensure operational functions around the airport works efficiently. Airports wish to maintain a positive brand image and keep their customers happy with consistent services standard to ...

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Maritime Amazons Explore Avenues To Boost Women Involvement In Maritime

Maritime Amazons Explore Avenues To Boost Women Involvement In Maritime

By Kenneth Jukpor In a bid to create an opportunity to raise awareness on the importance of gender equality and to highlight the important contribution of women all over the world, to the maritime sector, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) ...

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Why NCAA May Not To Implement Some Safety Recommendations – Demuren

Why NCAA May Not To Implement Some Safety Recommendations - Demuren

By Okuneye Moyosola Harold Demuren is a former Director General of Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). At a recent quarterly Business Breakfast Round Table meeting organized by Aviation Round Table (ART), he pointed out some of the reasons why NCAA ...

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There Are Benchmarks To Evaluate Accidents Reports – Udoh

There Are Benchmarks To Evaluate Accidents Reports – Udoh

By Okuneye Moyosola Engr. Nnamdi Udoh is a former Managing Director of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA).  In this Interview with MMS Plus, he appraises the credibility of accidents reports and recommendations can be evaluated. Enjoy it: What necessary steps ...

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Confusion over customs’ clampdown on auto dealers

Confusion over customs’ clampdown on auto dealers

• $8 billion market threatened • Anxiety over prices of vehicles The nation’s automobile industry is currently in the grip of confusion as the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) begins a major clampdown on car dealers in search of smuggled vehicles. ...

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Operators protest against tax on GSM, cable TV subscriptions

Operators protest against tax on GSM, cable TV subscriptions

• Claim plan will impact subscribers, economy negatively Telecommunications operators have kicked against plans by the National Assembly to impose taxes on global system for mobile (GSM) and cable television subscriptions and services in the country. Under the aegis of ...

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Senate raises 2020 budget from N9.12tr to N10.729tr

Budget: Buhari plans massive development, works gets lion’s share

• Approves medium-term expenditure framework • Reps okay 2.18mbpd, $57/barrel as crude oil benchmark The Senate yesterday invited President Muhammadu Buhari to present the 2020 budget as it increased it from N9.12 trillion to N10.729 trillion. It also adopted the ...

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Stakeholders downplay Ecuador’s exit from OPEC

Stakeholders downplay Ecuador’s exit from OPEC

Stakeholders have said Ecuador’s intention to exit the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), may not have significant impact on the outlook of the oil market as well as the cartel. While Ecuador had said it would leave in ...

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‘Terminal decommissioning puts N400 million investment, jobs at risk’

‘Terminal decommissioning puts N400 million investment, jobs at risk’

Although the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), said it decommissioned the BUA Ports and Terminals Limited, operator of Terminal B, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, for security reasons, BUA described the action as contradictory to the ease of doing business agenda ...

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FG’s domestic debt rises by N1.26tn

FG’s domestic debt rises by N1.26tn

The Federal Government’s domestic debt outstanding rose by N1.26tn to N13.41tn as of June 2019, over the figure for the corresponding period of 2018. This was disclosed in the Central Bank of Nigeria’s half year report on Federal Government’s domestic ...

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Senate probes seven oil firms over unremitted $21bn

Senate probes seven oil firms over unremitted $21bn

The Senate on Wednesday mandated three of its committees to investigate seven international oil companies over their alleged refusal to remit about $21bn to the national treasury. The decision of the upper chamber was sequel to a motion by the ...

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Nigerians To Pay Tax On GSM, Cable TV Usage – Senate

Nigerians To Pay Tax On GSM, Cable TV Usage - Senate

A bill for an Act to introduce tax on communication  and cable television services scaled first reading at the Senate on Wednesday. The introduction of the tax, it was learnt, was to replace the 2.2 per cent increase in the ...

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Border Closure Was A Blessing, Customs collect N5bn daily –Ali

‘Why Customs created Kebbi border points’

The Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, on Wednesday told the National Assembly members that the agency had been raking in between N4.7bn and N5.8bn since the Federal Government closed the nation’s borders. Ali stated this when he ...

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