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Boko Haram: Army General Removed Following Leaked Video Demanding Weapons

Terrorists attack Chibok again, abduct civilian JTF leader, others

Nigerian Army General, Olusegun  Adeniyi, who appeared in a viral video urging military authorities to supply them with weapons and accurate intelligence to combat Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East region, has been removed by the leadership of the Army. ...

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SON Should Not Be Stationed At Ports– APFFLON

  By Kenneth Jukpor Despite the outcry by Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) and some freight forwarding groups that the agency should to be at the nation’s ports to fulfil its mandate optimally; Africa Association of Professional Freight Forwarders and ...

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Maintain Your Aircrafts – NCAA Urges Airliners

16,426 Flights Delays Occur In Six Months- NCAA

By Ayoola Olaitan Following the ban on flights operations by the President Muhammadu Buhari,  the National Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has urged airline operators not to starve their aircrafts of maintenance at this crucial moment.   The ban of flight ...

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Covid-19: NIWA Donates N10 Million To NCDC And Lagos

NIWA To Establish Boat Operators Training School In Lagos

  By Kenneth Jukpor As part of efforts to curb the ravaging impact of the pandemic known as Corona Virus in our nation, the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA) has donated N10million. The Authority revealed this in a press statement ...

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Lockdown: Finance Ministry, CBN Seek Approval For Skeletal Bank Operations

We’re still consulting on revised budget — Finance minister

By Ayoola Olaitan   The Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has beckoned on President Mohammadu Buhari to allow commercial banks service Automated Teller Machines (ATM) during the 14 days imposed lockdown announced yesterday. Buhari announced ...

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Freight Agents Exempted From Lagos Lockdown

IMO Low Sulphur Rule: Freight Cost May Outweigh Hazards - Nwabunike

ANLCA members encouraged to return to ports By Kenneth Jukpor The ambiguity over freight forwarding operations at Lagos ports during the 14-days lockdown has been clarified as the NIgerian Ports Authority (NPA) has labeled activities of freight agents as essential ...

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NIMASA Donates N50 Million, 20 Ventilators, Others To Combat Covid-19

NIMASA Donates N50 Million, 20 Ventilators, Others To Combat Covid-19

The management of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has made a donation of N50 million as well as 20 ventilators to fight the COVID 19 pandemic in Nigeria. The Director General of NIMASA, Dr. Bashir Jamoh made ...

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ANLCA Anticipates New Guidelines For Lagos Ports Operations

IMO Low Sulphur Rule: Freight Cost May Outweigh Hazards - Nwabunike

As Buhari orders 14 days lockdown in Lagos By Kenneth Jukpor President Mohammadu Buhari’s announcement that Lagos ports would remain operational has left freight forwarders pondering the new mode of operations at the ports with the precarious situation as a ...

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COVID-19: Lagos Seaports Will Remain Open, Air Travel Banned – Buhari

FG Steps up Efforts to Repatriate $321m from Switzerland

By Kenneth Jukpor Amid the lockdown of business activities in the country following the coronavirus pandemic, Nigeria’s President, Mohammadu Buhari has stated that all seaports in Lagos will remain operational, while all passenger movement via commercial or private aircrafts are ...

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NIMASA Issues Fresh Guidelines To Vessels Calling At Nigerian Ports

CVFF: Ship-owners Synergy Key To Decide Investment - Jamoh

donates Coaster buses, Ambulances, Hilux vans to fight Covid-19   As part of measures to mitigate the spread of coronavirus via shipping activities, the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) has unveiled new guidelines for all ships operating on ...

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Shipping Lines Introduce N19,000 Export Fee, Shippers Endorse Container Insurance

Maritime Agencies Send Staff To NCDC For COVID-19 Test

· Container deposit in Nigeria is a fraud – NAGAFF · Freight agents anticipate war from shipping companies By Kenneth Jukpor Following Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) move to automate export documentation process, shipping lines in the country have introduced N19,000 charge ...

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Covid-19: Could ‘Nigeria Air’ Have Mattered Now?

Covid-19: Could ‘Nigeria Air’ Have Mattered Now?

Despite the numerous unanswered questions that characterized the project ‘Nigeria Air’, the outbreak of Coronavirus has highlighted national air travel gains lost as the project remains suspended. It is true that there were puzzling questions than answers on Federal Government’s ...

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How Women Can Align Themselves For Leadership Positions – Ezeoke

How Women Can Align Themselves For Leadership Positions - Ezeoke

By Kenneth Jukpor & Olaitan Ayoola Mrs. Eunice Ezeoke is the new President of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Nigeria. In this interview with MMS Plus newspaper, she unveils the association’s goals under her leadership. Eunice also proffers ...

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Iyobostic Iyobosa

Iyobostic Iyobosa

Iyobosa Sorae is the Group Head, Trading and Fixed Income, Coronation Merchant Bank. She is a Fixed Income expert with experience in Fixed Income Trading, Portfolio Management, and Operational Management. As the Group Head of Securities Dealing at Coronation Merchant ...

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Cargo Defence Fund: An Intervention Masked In Obscurity

Cargo Defence Fund: An Intervention Masked In Obscurity

By Kenneth Jukpor Cargo Defence Fund (CDF) also known as The Fund, is an initiative of Nigerian Shippers’ Council (NSC). It is a mutual scheme to provide cover for particular risks as agreed upon by members, focus is on Nigerian ...

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NPA Asks Terminal Operators To Suspend Demurrage For 21 Days

Non-oil goods account for Nigeria’s 22% exports, says NPA

…Donates Agura hotel as Covid-19 isolation centre Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) has called on terminal operators to suspend storage fees on consignments for an initial period of twenty one days as a result of pressure on business activities across the ...

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How To Navigate Underwater Using Sounds

How To Navigate Underwater Using Sounds

Shippers Guide is the learning page of MMS Plus. Here we answer the five W’s and H of several issues in the shipping industry. This week’s edition focuses on the uses of sound in communication, navigation and transmission of data ...

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Covid-19: ANLCA Beckons FG To Trigger ‘Force Majeure’ At Seaports

BEARS: ANLCA Presido Loses Brother

By Kenneth Jukpor In a bid to prevent colossal fiscal losses by port users, the leadership of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) has appealed to the federal government to activate ‘Force Majeure’ on the nation’s imports and ...

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Air Travel Agencies Seek Interest Free Loans, Lament N180bn Loss

How COVID-19 worsened oil, aviation sectors’ N4.4tr debt

By Ayoola Olaitan Following the economic woes occasioned by the pandemic ‘Coronavirus’, air travel agents in the country have lost over N180 billion even as they called on the Federal Government to make plans to provide interest free loans to ...

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Covid-19: Dana Air Avail FG Aircrafts To Distribute Relief Materials

Covid-19: Dana Air Avail FG Aircrafts To Distribute Relief Materials

DANA Air has announced that as part of its own contribution to aid Federal Government’s efforts towards curbing the further spread of Covid-19 in Nigeria, has offered its resources, aircraft and crew to assist the nation in the battle against ...

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