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BEARS: Delayed Rail Concession

Bears: Delayed Rail Concession

The planned concession of Nigeria’s rail system by the Federal Government has delayed the resumption of transportation of refined petroleum products by rail across the country. The Executive Secretary, Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF), Ahmed Bobboi, who made this known in ...

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BULLS: Customs Outsmart Smugglers

BULLS: Customs Outsmart Smugglers

Officers of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) at the Seme border command have displayed sagacious nous to beat smugglers antics as they nabbed company branded vehicles used to smuggled rice as well as a fictitiously branded schoolbus intended to be ...

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BULLS: Diligent Army Officers

BULLS: Diligent Army Officers

It took the dexterity of Army officers at the Barracks cantonment of Lagos/Badagry expressway to prevent a ghastly fire outbreak from happening on the road when a tanker fell and spilled petrol all over the road as a result of ...

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BEARS: Apapa Gridlock – New Year, Old Problem

BEARS: Apapa Gridlock - New Year, Old Problem

The Apapa traffic pandemonium has outlived 2018 despite several efforts of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), countless stakeholders’ meetings and deliberations. As the problem persists, a chieftain of the Federation of Agricultural Commodity Associations of Nigeria (FACAN), Mr. Peter Bakare ...

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BULLS: Your Beacon Goes On Break

There is a season for everything. This is  our, and your season for rest. This is yuletide, a time and season of Christmas. Merry Christmas! Your news and  beacon maker, MMS Plus Newspaper will be off the news stand for just ...

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BEARS: 10 Bills Without An Act, What is it?

Many travails of maritime sector in 2018

December 6th, 2018 will ever be remembered as a day the Senate Committee on Marine Transport had a novel interface with the stakeholders in the maritime industry code-named:” Lunch with the Senate, a maritime stakeholders’ assembly”.   It was a day ...

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BEARS: Aniebonam And Kpokirikpo Spirit

Aniebonam Urges Senate To Meet President Over NTC Bill

Surprise! Dr. Boniface Aniebonam, the founder of the National Association of Government Approved Freight Forwarders (NAGAFF) threw due process to the back door when he endorsed Dr. Alban Igwe, for the position of the Registrar of the Council for the ...

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BULLS: Beauty Ends War

BULLS: Beauty Ends War

The war ended between the Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC) and the Seaport Terminal Operators  Association of Nigeria(STOAN) on Thursday.  STOAN had gone to court to challenge the new regulatory status of the Council to determine terminal charges for the terminal ...

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BEARS: Senate U-turn @Alcohol, Tobacco

Reps Summon Ministers, NNPC Boss Over Illegal Subsidy Payments

The Senate this week asked the Federal Government to immediately suspend the implementation of the increased excise duty on beverages and tobacco pending further consultation. Adopting the report of its Finance Committee, the upper chamber of the National Assembly said ...

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BULLS: Tsanni’s Fine Start

BULLS: Tsanni’s Fine Start

The Chairman of the Governing Board of the Council for the Regulation of Freight Forwarding in Nigeria (CRFFN) Mr. Tsanni Abubakar may not be a member of any of the leading freight forwarding associations, but he is enjoying wide support ...

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BEARS: Rice Import Palava

BEARS: Rice Import Palava

Despite the government’s ban on importation of rice through the land borders, the item continues to flood the nation’s market as dealers remain adamant in their drive to get the goods into the country via the land borders. This photo ...

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BULLS: Naija Helicopters

BULLS: Naija Helicopters

The engineering aspect of Nigeria’s aviation sector is set for massive transformation as the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority and the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure are set to collaborate on local manufacturing of helicopters. While, NCAA is expected ...

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BEARS: Trapped Goods @Seaports

Many travails of maritime sector in 2018

Some exhibitors at the just-concluded 2018 Lagos International Trade Fair have lamented their inability to evacuate their goods from the seaports in time to sell at the fair, due to the delays in clearing processes coupled with the lingering gridlock ...

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BULLS: Exemplary Leadership

BULLS: Exemplary Leadership

As part of efforts to promote Made-In-Nigeria products and get more Nigerians patronize indigenous products the executives of Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) now adorn Nigerian attires to attend functions and meetings as was noticed during a recent courtesy visit ...

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BEARS: Chinese Workers Drink Urine, Eat Bugs

BEARS: Chinese Workers Drink Urine, Eat Bugs

Workers at a Chinese home renovation company who failed to complete their tasks had to drink urine, eat cockroaches or get whipped by a belt. Others had to shave their heads or drink water from a toilet bowl and had ...

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BULLS: HBD Mary!!!

BULLS: HBD Mary!!!

The amiable President of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Nigeria, Mrs. Mary Hamman also celebrated hers earlier on Friday last week. The management and staff of Kings Communications Limited joins all friends and well-wishers, in celebrating this eminent ...

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BEARS: MASS INACTION!!!

BEARS: MASS INACTION!!!

Lagos citizens failed to protest over Lagos-Badagry bad roads as anticipated after “MASS ACTION!!!” sensitization trended few weeks ago. Residents and commuters of the route were expected to mobilize to protest the gruesome traffic congestion along the expressway, to demonstrate ...

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FEC approves leather policy to enhance indigenous technology

FEC approves leather policy to enhance indigenous technology

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a national leather policy for the country. Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, who disclosed this after the Council’s meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, said ...

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Bears: Death Knocks!

BEARS: MASS INACTION!!!

Death knocked on the doors of the amiable Head of Corporate Communications at the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) Mr. Isichei Osamgbi, snatching his beautiful mother; Mrs. Dorothy Ndukoso Osamgbi (Nee Eluemunor). Dorothy was a devout Catholic, a ...

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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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