Daily Archives: February 19, 2021

Pioneer NIMASA DG ‘Usoro’ Loses Mum

Pioneer NIMASA DG 'Usoro' Loses Mum

The first Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Barr. (Mrs.) Mfon Usoro has lost her mother, Mrs. Grace Ekong. Mrs. Ekong had been an inspiration to Usoro who is also the immediate-past Secretary General of the ...

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IMO, WISTA Launch Data Tool For Women In Maritime

WIMAfrica Connection Fetched Me Onshore Job- Conteh-Khali

In a bid to examine the proportion and distribution of women working in the maritime sector, from support roles to executives, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) have launched the Women in ...

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Customs target N1.47tn, Senate condemns duty collection outsourcing

Customs target N1.47tn, Senate condemns duty collection outsourcing

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service,  Col. Hameed Ali (retd), told  the Senate on Thursday that the agency was targeting a total of N1.47tn revenue this year. He stated this when he appeared before the Senator Francis Alimikhena-led ...

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FG plans N493.4bn revenue from national assets’ sale

FG plans N493.4bn revenue from national assets’ sale

The Federal Government plans to earn a total of N493.4bn from the sale or concession of about 36 of its assets across the country. Some the assets up for sale or concession include the country’s refineries, the International Conference Centre ...

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Investors lose N130bn as 30 stocks slump

Investors lose N130bn as 30 stocks slump

Investors in the nation’s stock market lost N130bn on Thursday as 30 firms saw their share prices decline at the end of trading. The Nigerian Stock Exchange All-Share Index fell by 0.63 per cent to 40,212.19 basis points from 40,465.32bps ...

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Banks cut borrowings from CBN over excess liquidity

CBN, SEC anchor cryptocurrency ban on financial system protection

Deposit Money Banks have continued to reduce their borrowings from the Central Bank of Nigeria. The CBN attributed this new development to excess liquidity in the system. Banks borrowed N15.95bn from the CBN in the Standing Lending Facility window in ...

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NNPC, marketers differ on petrol price, queues surface

Escravos-Lagos pipeline set to move 2.2 billion scf of gas – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on Thursday said it had not effected any increase in the ex-depot price of Premium Motor Spirit and as such the pump price of the commodity had not been hiked. But on the other hand, ...

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Banks turning female marketers to sexual slaves – Senator

Banks turning female marketers to sexual slaves – Senator

The Senate, on Thursday, considered a bill seeking to stop employers in the private and public sectors from engaging employable Nigerian graduates as casual workers. The Prohibition of Casualisation Bill 2020 was sponsored by Senator Ayo Akinyelure. Akinyelure said casualisation ...

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Discos to pay for energy rejection – NERC

Discos to pay for energy rejection – NERC

Power distribution companies that reject electricity load due to constraints in their networks will now have to pay for the capacity charge of the rejected energy, the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission said on Thursday. On several occasions, power generation and ...

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Fayose, liability to PDP, says ex-National Assembly member

A former Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Hosea Agboola, who is a political ally of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has said former Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, is more of a liability to the Peoples Democratic Party than an asset. He said this on Thursday while welcoming some loyalists of a former governor of Oyo State and leader of the Zenith Labour Party, Rashidi Ladoja, at the Government House, Ibadan. Agboola, who is popularly called Alleluyah, said this in reaction to a video where Fayose called Makinde a ‘baby governor’. He said it was uncharitable for Fayose to call Makinde a ‘baby governor’ and described the ex-governor as an opportunist. Agboola said, “Such a statement from Fayose to a serving governor and leader of the PDP in the South-West is most uncharitable and in bad taste. “Governor Makinde before venturing into the public service had made tremendous success as a businessman. He rose from there to win a landslide victory as the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP in the 2019 election. “And the 2019 electoral victory came at a time both the state and Federal Government were being controlled by the ‘almighty’ All Progressives Congress, yet Makinde triumphed and won to prove the bookmakers wrong. “Today, Oyo State is witnessing all round development in education, health, infrastructure, economy and lots more. Makinde was able to resolve the crisis in the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, and also ensured it is now the sole property of Oyo State. “The man with such a Midas touch, whose future promises greater value to humanity, is to Fayose a baby governor? He must have woken up from the wrong side of the bed to utter such a statement. “But for posterity sake, Fayose deserves no reply, especially if one recalls how he has failed as a politician in his home state “Here is Fayose, who had only won elections when the PDP ruled at the centre. His ambition to become a senator in 2011 under the Labour Party was futile, which shows he wins only when the PDP holds sway. Makinde won when opposition was and still at the centre.” Agboola, who was recently Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Ekiti PDP, spoke further, “So, of what political value and relevance is Fayose, who failed woefully to install a successor when he was leaving as an incumbent governor of Ekiti. Ekiti PDP under him became a shadow of itself as he could not produce a single house of assembly member in that state.”

A former Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Hosea Agboola, who is a political ally of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has said former Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose, is more of a liability to the Peoples Democratic Party than an ...

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Guardiola inspires Man City masterclass, Liverpool face Everton test

Guardiola inspires Man City masterclass, Liverpool face Everton test

As Manchester City power towards the Premier League title, the question is not whether Arsenal can stall the leaders, but is this Pep Guardiola’s finest achievement in his Etihad reign? Liverpool were expected to push City all the way but ...

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Ibrahimovic, Lukaku rematch as Milan rivals clash for Serie A top spot

Ibrahimovic, Lukaku rematch as Milan rivals clash for Serie A top spot

AC Milan and city rivals Inter renew their duel for top spot in Serie A on Sunday in a third clash this season between star strikers Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Romelu Lukaku as champions Juventus play catch-up. Antonio Conte’s Inter went ...

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Ex-Customs CG, Dikko, dies at 60

Ex-Customs CG, Dikko, dies at 60

The immediate past Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Dikko, is dead, media has learnt. It was learnt that the Katsina State indigene, who led the NCS from 2009 to 2015, died after a protracted illness. The former customs ...

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