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Exploring Carrot and Stick Approach To Address Nigeria’s Shipping Woes

Exploring Carrot and Stick Approach To Address Nigeria’s Shipping Woes

By Kenneth Jukpor In a bid to ensure continuous growth and inclusiveness in the maritime sector, maritime stakeholders will utilize the carrot and stick managerial principle to address the multiple issues in the sector. This was one of the recommendations ...

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How Nigerian Airports Can Improve Security Apparatus – Ojikutu

How Nigerian Airports Can Improve Security Apparatus - Ojikutu

By Ayoola Olaitan Group Captain John Ojikutu (Rtd) is a former Commandant of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos. He also is the Secretary General of the Aviation Safety Round Table Initiative and Chief Executive Officer, Centurion Securities. In this interview ...

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BEARS: WMD Without Cadets

BEARS: WMD Without Cadets

The 2020 World Maritime Day celebration in Lagos left a sour taste as seafarers, especially cadets were missing as the nation celebrated the event without key players labeled as the heartbeat of global trade. The annual event usually had two ...

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BULLS: Lagos SDG week

BULLS: Lagos SDG week

Lagos State Office of Sustainable Development Goals and Investment (SDG&I) launched the first edition of the Sustainable Development Goals Week as part of efforts to inspire citizen’s commitment, advocacy and action towards promoting and accelerating the realisation of the SDGs ...

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Exploring Digital Transformation At Airports

Exploring Digital Transformation At Airports

By Ayoola Olaitan While investing in new technology is essential for airports to keep up with the challenges of the ever-changing aviation landscape, it can also carry great financial and operational risks. With so much noise surrounding seamless travel, it ...

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Finance minister, others shun budget performance sitting, panel kicks

Finance minister, others shun budget performance sitting, panel kicks

The Minister of  Finance, Zainab Ahmed, the Director General of Budget Office,  Ben Akabueze and the Accountant General of Federation Ahmed Idris, on Thursday, failed to appear before the Senate Committee on Appropriation over the 2020 budget performance. The Senate ...

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Oil marketers decry N320bn loss, oppose labour strike

Oil marketers decry N320bn loss, oppose labour strike

Oil marketers on Thursday decried losing over N320bn worth of investments as a result of government imposed product prices, which, according to them, were unjustifiable. Marketers under the aegis of the Natural Oil and Gas Suppliers Association of Nigeria also ...

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Civil Aviation Authority pledges to fight aeropolitics

Civil Aviation Authority pledges to fight aeropolitics

• Clarifies on impounded aircraft in Dubai Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has pledged to support local airlines in fighting repressive rules occasioned by feisty aeropolitics in the global aviation industry. The apex regulatory body, however, urged local carriers to ...

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80% of petrol tankers lack safety features – MOMAN

80% of petrol tankers lack safety features – MOMAN

The Major Oil Marketers Association of Nigeria said on Thursday that about 80 per cent of the 10,000 petroleum tankers used for transporting products nationwide lacked critical safety features needed for the safe transportation of such commodities by road. MOMAN’s ...

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174,574 apply for COVID-19 N75bn MSME survival fund

174,574 apply for COVID-19 N75bn MSME survival fund

Within 48 hours a total of 174,574 persons successfully registered for the N75bn National MSME Survival Fund and the Guaranteed Off-take Stimulus schemes under the Nigeria Economic Sustainability Plan, the Federal Government announced on Thursday. Registration for the MSME Survival ...

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NNPC seeks capacity upgrade for indigenous operators

NNPC seeks capacity upgrade for indigenous operators

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has said indigenous companies operating in the nation’s oil and gas sector must upscale their capacity for global competitiveness. The NNPC said this would help to achieve the target of reducing the cost of oil ...

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Manufacturers seek import duty waiver on raw materials

Manufacturers seek import duty waiver on raw materials

Leading manufacturers in the South-East on Wednesday, appealed to the Federal Government to grant their companies and other manufacturers in the zone waiver on import/custom duties of relevant raw materials and machines. The manufacturers made the appeal when a delegation ...

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FG places nine-year presidential jet on sale

FG places nine-year presidential jet on sale

The Federal Government has put up for sale a jet in the presidential fleet, Hawker 4000 aircraft with registration number, 5N-FGX/: RC 066. The business-size jet which entered into service in December 2011, has capacity for nine passengers and three ...

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Nigeria, others’ production cuts’ll rebalance oil markets – EIA

Nigeria, others’ production cuts’ll rebalance oil markets – EIA

The production cuts by the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies are expected to result in a relatively balanced market next year, the United States Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. The EIA noted that members of ...

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Violence: PDP writes Buhari, ask President to caution Akeredolu

Violence: PDP writes Buhari, ask President to caution Akeredolu

The Peoples Democratic Party has called on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to caution Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for allegedly causing violence across the state. The main opposition party in the state also accused security agencies in the state ...

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FEC okays $1.96b for Kano-Niger Republic rail project

FEC okays $1.96b for Kano-Niger Republic rail project

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), yesterday, approved $1.96 billion for the construction of the Kano-Jigawa-Katsina-Jibia to Maradi rail line in the Niger Republic. It also sanctioned N745.2 million for the hiring of eight more field forensic auditors for the audit ...

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COVID-19 threatens Eagles’ friendlies as case rises in Austria

COVID-19 threatens Eagles’ friendlies as case rises in Austria

• ‘NFF will not endanger Nigerian lives’ • ‘Players will be tested by clubs before departure from base’ Super Eagles’ international friendly games against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire and the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia billed to hold in Austria next ...

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To boost revenues, FG posts treasurers to MDAs

Finance minister, others shun budget performance sitting, panel kicks

The Federal Government on Tuesday commenced the deployment of professional treasury officers to revenue generating ministries, departments and agencies in a bid to improve the country’s revenue base. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, said an important ...

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Flour Mills appoints Jumia boss to its board

Flour Mills appoints Jumia boss to its board

Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc has appointed the current Chair of Jumia Nigeria Board, Juliet Anammah, to its Board of Directors. In a regulatory filing by the firm to the Nigerian Stock Exchange, her appointment is effective September 10, 2020. ...

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First Bank appoints Muoyo non-executive director

First Bank appoints Muoyo non-executive director

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has appointed Mrs Oluwande Muoyo a non-executive director. The bank said this in a statement on Tuesday titled ‘First Bank announces appointment of Mrs Oluwande Mouyo as non-executive director.’ It stated that Muoyo joined the ...

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